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Caring for the Earth Like Our Health Depends on It: J&J on the Evolution of Earthwards®
Caring for the Earth Like Our Health Depends on It: J&J on the Evolution of Earthwards®

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Johnson & Johnson is on a mission to improve the sustainability of its products by sourcing solutions from within the company through its Earthwards® program. In June, the program became 100 products strong; J&J’s aim is for the Earthwards® portfolio to represent 20 percent of its revenue by 2020. We spoke with Paulette Frank, J&J’s Worldwide VP of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability, to learn more about the internal and external benefits of designing in sustainability. - 3 years ago

Eileen Fisher, H&M, Kering Are Latest Brands to Join Cradle to Cradle's Fashion Positive PLUS
Eileen Fisher, H&M, Kering Are Latest Brands to Join Cradle to Cradle's Fashion Positive PLUS

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The apparel industry continues to make progress towards shedding its bad rep, with even more brands making moves to rethink traditional supply chains. - 3 years ago

Canopy, Rainforest Alliance Launch First-Ever Audit for Rayon-Viscose Supply Chain
Canopy, Rainforest Alliance Launch First-Ever Audit for Rayon-Viscose Supply Chain

Supply Chain / Cotton is often king in discussions surrounding the creation of a more sustainable apparel industry, yet over 120 million trees are felled every year — 30 percent of which originate from ancient and endangered forests — to produce textiles such as viscose and rayon. - 3 years ago

Pollinator-Friendly Solar Arrays in Minnesota Now Commercially Produce Honey
Pollinator-Friendly Solar Arrays in Minnesota Now Commercially Produce Honey

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Minnesota’s largest member-owned electric cooperative Connexus Energy is making solar sweeter at its community solar garden in Ramsey, MN where it is now producing honey. Bolton Bees has installed 15 beehives at Connexus Energy’s SolarWise garden and will be managing and expanding the hives throughout the summer. - 3 years ago

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New Report Reveals 86% of US Consumers Expect Companies to Act on Social, Environmental Issues
New Report Reveals 86% of US Consumers Expect Companies to Act on Social, Environmental Issues

Marketing and Comms / A new study by Cone Communications adds to the body of work that links consumer shopping decisions to corporate values. The 2017 Cone Communications CSR Study examines consumer attitudes, perceptions and behaviors around corporate social responsibility, as well as if and how companies should stand up for social injustices. - 3 years ago

Trending: Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Corona Roll Out New Partnerships to Keep Oceans Plastic-Free
Trending: Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Corona Roll Out New Partnerships to Keep Oceans Plastic-Free

Collaboration / The problem of marine plastics continues to be a top priority across the globe, spurring even more businesses and organizations to dig in their heels and find create new solutions to the growing issue. Continuing its efforts to keep plastics out of the ocean, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has teamed up with The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit to launch a $2 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize. - 3 years ago

Ellen MacArthur, H&M, Nike Challenge Take-Make-Dispose Model with New Circular Fibres Initiative
Ellen MacArthur, H&M, Nike Challenge Take-Make-Dispose Model with New Circular Fibres Initiative

The Next Economy / The Ellen MacArthur Foundation continues to drive forward the circular economy agenda with the launch of a new initiative that brings together key industry stakeholders, including C&A Foundation, H&M, Nike Inc, - 3 years ago

'Tomorrow' Documentary Is Changing the Conversation About Climate Change
'Tomorrow' Documentary Is Changing the Conversation About Climate Change

Marketing and Comms / Originally released at the opening of COP21 in November 2015, environmental documentary Tomorrow is being released in the US on April 21 in celebration of Earth Day (April 22). - 3 years ago

After HQ Scores LBC Certification, Etsy Shares Software to Monitor Building Waste Streams
After HQ Scores LBC Certification, Etsy Shares Software to Monitor Building Waste Streams

Organizational Change / When Etsy began the process of creating a new global headquarters in Brooklyn, NY, it saw an opportunity to drive change, to set a new standard for sustainable construction and design and to create a space that reflected its values, especially those related to community, craft, and sustainability. - 3 years ago

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Leading Businesses, Climate Experts Identify 2020 as Deadline to Mitigate Dangerous Climate Change
Leading Businesses, Climate Experts Identify 2020 as Deadline to Mitigate Dangerous Climate Change

Leadership / With 2020 fast approaching, former United Nations Climate Change Chief Christiana Figueres has called on the global community to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. - 3 years ago

H&M Foundation Reveals Winners of 2016 Global Change Award, Aims for Climate Positivity
H&M Foundation Reveals Winners of 2016 Global Change Award, Aims for Climate Positivity

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The concept of fast fashion isn’t exactly synonymous with conscious consumerism and sustainability, but major retailer H&M has been at the forefront of the movement to change that — and the fashion industry as a whole. - 3 years ago

Report Explores Myriad Circular Economy Benefits for Built Environment
Report Explores Myriad Circular Economy Benefits for Built Environment

The Next Economy / Discussion surrounding circular business models (CBMs) is often focused on manufacturing, packaging and consumer goods, where significant change is already underway, yet closed-loop systems have the potential revolutionize the built environment. - 3 years ago

Panera Launches Zero-Added Sugar Beverages, Challenges Industry to Be More Transparent
Panera Launches Zero-Added Sugar Beverages, Challenges Industry to Be More Transparent

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Transparency is increasingly becoming a food industry standard, with more and more brands sharing information regarding supply chain and nutritional content with consumers. This new wave of transparency is also joined by a greater focus on creating products that are made with “clean” ingredients derived from natural sources. Since the launch of its “Food as It Should Be” campaign back in 2014, Panera Bread has been sharing its journey towards serving only “100% clean” food. - 3 years ago

Garnier, Target Team Up with Detroit Urban Farm to Build Community Assets
Garnier, Target Team Up with Detroit Urban Farm to Build Community Assets

Collaboration / The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI), an all-volunteer organization revitalizing Detroit’s North End neighborhood through agriculture, will debut a new recreational space and water-harvesting cistern this summer, thanks to grants and material donations from Garnier, TerraCycle and Target Corporation. The announcement coincides with the non-profit’s crowdfunding campaign to help convert a vacant three-story apartment complex into a community resource center. - 3 years ago

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Toyota’s Latest Campaign Combats Air Pollution with Smog-Reducing Billboards
Toyota’s Latest Campaign Combats Air Pollution with Smog-Reducing Billboards

Cleantech / Hydrogen fuel cell technology is changing the way we think about mobility. The effectiveness of fuel cells in reducing emissions speaks for itself — the vehicles emit nothing but water vapor — which is leading more companies to invest in hydrogen for a low-carbon future. Toyota has long been a leader in the transition away from fossil fuels. - 3 years ago

Innovative ‘Agrihood’ Project Helping to Feed, Revitalize Detroit
Innovative ‘Agrihood’ Project Helping to Feed, Revitalize Detroit

Leadership / Community initiatives constitute a crucial component of the transformation taking place in Detroit, which has seen its fair share of difficulties following deindustrialization. And the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is one of them. - 3 years ago

WWF, AHLA, Rockefeller Foundation Kick Off Pilot to Curb Hotel Food Waste
WWF, AHLA, Rockefeller Foundation Kick Off Pilot to Curb Hotel Food Waste

Waste Not / Food waste is increasingly garnering attention from governments, businesses and private individuals as its impact on both environmental health, food security as well as bottom lines — companies that invest in reducing food waste can expect a 14:1 ROI — are increasingly researched and understood. - 3 years ago

TD, NCC Assign Economic Value to Ecological Services of Canada’s Forests
TD, NCC Assign Economic Value to Ecological Services of Canada’s Forests

New Metrics / Adding to the growing body of research highlighting the value of forests for mitigating climate change, the TD Bank Group (TD) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) have released a new report that assigns an economic value to the ecological goods and services forests provide to Canadians. - 3 years ago

Norway Earns Top Spot in 2017 World Happiness Report
Norway Earns Top Spot in 2017 World Happiness Report

New Metrics / With its narrow economic focus, GDP has long been considered a poor measure of human welfare and progress. Several alternatives have been developed over the years to more accurately measure the well-being of a population, including Gross National Happiness (GNH), which uses the collective happiness of a nation as its main development indicator. - 3 years ago

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2degrees Releases Sustainable Manufacturing Platform to Help Brands Engage Suppliers at Scale
2degrees Releases Sustainable Manufacturing Platform to Help Brands Engage Suppliers at Scale

Supply Chain / Supply chains are where 80 percent or more of a company’s costs and risks lie and where most interventions geared towards helping companies stay competitive are focused. Squeezing supply chains alone, however, is no longer an effective measure to keep ahead of the curve — moving forward, brands will need to find new ways to collaborate with suppliers to achieve further savings and reduce risk and impacts. A new online platform created by 2degrees seeks to make this possible, for the first time, at scale. - 3 years ago

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