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Trending: UK Emerges as Sharing Economy Hub While Korea Treads Carefully
Trending: UK Emerges as Sharing Economy Hub While Korea Treads Carefully

Product, Service & Design Innovation / People have been sharing goods and services with one another since the beginning of time, but it was not until recently that this age-old practice revealed itself a force of transformation for the economy. Disrupting traditional business practices and paving the way to a new era, the sharing economy shows no sign of slowing down. And while some are embracing it, others remain resistant. - 3 years ago

Q&A: How DONG Energy Plans to Phase Out Coal by 2023
Q&A: How DONG Energy Plans to Phase Out Coal by 2023

Organizational Change / Back in 2006, Danish energy company DONG Energy was one of the most coal-intensive utilities in Europe, with only 15 percent of its heat and power coming from renewables. In just one decade, the company has completely transformed itself into one of Europe’s cleanest, most sustainable energy companies. Fifty-five percent of DONG’s heat and power is now renewable, and Denmark’s largest energy company now ranks 11th on the Carbon Clean 200 list — a ranking of 200 companies from around the world that are profiting from sustainable energy. - 3 years ago

SDSN Highlights Youth-Led SDG Innovation Projects in New Solutions Report
SDSN Highlights Youth-Led SDG Innovation Projects in New Solutions Report

Leadership / The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has released its first edition of the Youth Solutions Report, which identifies 50 youth-led projects that aim to solve the world’s toughest issues, during the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum at the United Nations Headquarters. - 3 years ago

Johnson Controls, Aqua Metals Revolutionizing Lead-Acid Battery Recycling
Johnson Controls, Aqua Metals Revolutionizing Lead-Acid Battery Recycling

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Solid and e-waste generation are growing at alarming rates as income and demand for new gadgets, appliances and automobiles rise across the globe. The dangers of rampant e-waste for environmental and human health are significant, but a new partnership announced last week marks an important step towards progress. The world’s largest automotive battery manufacturer Johnson Controls has joined forces with Aqua Metals to change the way lead-acid batteries are recycled globally. - 3 years ago

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Social & Labor Convergence Project Surpasses 100 Signatories
Social & Labor Convergence Project Surpasses 100 Signatories

Supply Chain / The Social and Labor Convergence Project (SLCP) — an initiative led by the world’s leading manufacturers, brands, retailers, industry groups, intergovernmental organizations, service providers and civil society organizations — has secured more than 100 signatories in the year since it launched. The missions of the SLCP is to develop a common assessment framework and data collection system for the apparel, footwear and textile industry, dramatically increasing industry efficiency and reducing audit-related costs. - 3 years ago

Trending: Auto Industry Giants Invest in New Energy Vehicles
Trending: Auto Industry Giants Invest in New Energy Vehicles

Cleantech / In moves that will spur new energy vehicle demand, two new auto industry partnerships provide a look at a low-carbon economy of the future. First, Honda Motor Co Ltd and General Motors Co (GM) have announced ambitious plans to expand pollution-free hydrogen fuel power systems in the US from 2020, a move that will not only create new jobs, but also drive forward the shift away from fossil fuel-dependent vehicles. - 3 years ago

Southern Water Partners with Veolia to Turn Sludge into Renewable Energy
Southern Water Partners with Veolia to Turn Sludge into Renewable Energy

Cleantech / In an effort to further reduce its carbon footprint, Southern Water is turning to sewage to boost renewables generation. At present, the water and sewage company generates 17 percent of its electricity demand from 16 combined heat and power (CPH) sites, with total renewable electricity generation currently totaling 48.3GWh. With new Veolia combined heat and power (CPH) engines installed at its treatment facilities in Hampshire and Kent, Southern Water will be well equipped to expand its renewables portfolio. - 3 years ago

Trending: Disruptive Design Drives Sustainable Fashion Forward
Trending: Disruptive Design Drives Sustainable Fashion Forward

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The fashion industry shows no sign of slowing down in regards to reducing its environmental impact, with new initiatives and schemes emerging almost daily. Though the concept of fast fashion stands in stark contrast to the notion of conscious consumerism and arguably sustainability itself, innovation and disruptive design play an important role in driving the industry towards a more circular, sustainable model. - 3 years ago

Oslo Takes Inclusive Approach to Sustainability with New E-Bike Grant
Oslo Takes Inclusive Approach to Sustainability with New E-Bike Grant

Behavior Change / Government-led initiatives designed to cut carbon emissions and reduce air pollution in cities, though well-intentioned, often come under fire from those who stand the most to gain from them — the public. Clean air is a high priority for government and citizens alike, but the burden of measures such as carbon taxes on vehicles that don’t meet certain environmental criteria often penalize citizens who commute and don’t have the resources to expend on the purchase of a less-polluting hybrid or electric vehicle — or inner city rent. - 3 years ago

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As You Sow Urges Global Brands to Nix Polystyrene Foam Packaging
As You Sow Urges Global Brands to Nix Polystyrene Foam Packaging

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Environmental and corporate social responsibility non-profit As You Sow has called upon four major US companies — Amazon, McDonald’s, Target and Walmart — to ditch polystyrene foam packaging from their operations. And they’re not the only ones: A new report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, endorsed by leaders of 15 global brands, has also called for globally replacing polystyrene. - 3 years ago

How Innovation Could Bring Us to Peak Oil by 2020
How Innovation Could Bring Us to Peak Oil by 2020

The Next Economy / Energy companies are grossly underestimating low-carbon advances with a business-as-usual approach says a new report co-authored by the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London and the Carbon Tracker Initiative. The report also points to the falling costs of electric vehicle and solar technology as having the potential to halt the growth in global demand for oil and coal from 2020, challenging the wisdom of backing fossil fuel expansion. - 3 years ago

DONG Energy, Tetra Pak Announce Bold New Climate Goals
DONG Energy, Tetra Pak Announce Bold New Climate Goals

Organizational Change / There’s no stopping the low carbon economy. Two major announcements from DONG Energy and Tetra Pak could set new industry standards and pave the way for others to follow suit. DONG Energy has decided to phase out the use of coal at its power stations entirely by 2023. The decision is in line with the company’s goal of reducing its CO2 emissions in power and heat generation by 96 percent compared to 2006. - 3 years ago

Boy Scouts of America Opens Its Doors to Transgender Boys
Boy Scouts of America Opens Its Doors to Transgender Boys

Leadership / The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made history on Monday, announcing that it will begin accepting members based not on the gender listed on their birth certificates, but by the gender indicated on their application. The new policy, which is effective immediately, opens the door for transgender boys to join both the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts programs. With communities and state laws interpreting gender identity differently, BSA felt the practice of determining eligibility based on an individual’s birth certificate — which they have done for more than a century — was no longer sufficient. - 3 years ago

NGO to European Commission: Your Roadmap for Plastics Leads Nowhere
NGO to European Commission: Your Roadmap for Plastics Leads Nowhere

The Next Economy / Less than a week after its release, the European Commission’s new Roadmap for the EU Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy is already coming under fire. According to the Break Free From Plastic Movement, the roadmap fails to get to the root of the plastic problem, and threatens to divert Europe down a less direct — and significantly slower — pathway towards attaining its sustainability goals. - 3 years ago

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Why 98% of Companies Do Not Achieve Their Sustainability Goals
Why 98% of Companies Do Not Achieve Their Sustainability Goals

Organizational Change / Many CEOs want to make a difference. Convinced that companies should play a positive role in environmental stewardship and social development, they declare sustainability a top priority, launch a transformation program, hire a chief sustainability officer, and commit millions of dollars and hundreds of hours of management time to the effort. Then momentum fades. It’s a frustrating setback—and a common one. A new report released Bain & Company, finds that only 2 percent of corporate sustainability programs achieve or exceed their aims, compared to 12 percent of other corporate transformation programs. - 3 years ago

Phoenix Teams Up with Recyclebank to Tackle Waste and Recycling Goals
Phoenix Teams Up with Recyclebank to Tackle Waste and Recycling Goals

Waste Not / The City of Phoenix, AZ and Recyclebank, a company that pioneered and patented an education and incentives platform to help cities encourage residents to make sustainable purchasing and disposal habits, formally announced today that they will be teaming up to amplify the city’s “Reimagine Phoenix” initiative, a program aimed at diverting 40 percent of the city’s waste from landfills by 2020. - 3 years ago

Trending: Coors, City of London Put Waste to Work with New Recycling Schemes
Trending: Coors, City of London Put Waste to Work with New Recycling Schemes

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / New programs, initiatives and innovations that drive forward the transition to a circular company seem to be popping up almost daily. The latest to pick up the banner for the circular cause? Coors Light and the City of London Corporation. Coors Light, a MillerCoors brand, is shining light on its sustainability achievements and goals with a new twist on its ongoing “Climb On” campaign and the roll out of “Every One Can,” a summer promotional campaign, which includes the conversion of its billboards into beer coolers and its kegs into barbeque grills, as well as a large-scale push to get drinkers to recycle beer cans. - 3 years ago

Kering to Transform Luxury Industry with Next-Gen Sustainability Strategy
Kering to Transform Luxury Industry with Next-Gen Sustainability Strategy

Product, Service & Design Innovation / French luxury goods holding company Kering announced on Wednesday the next phase of its sustainability strategy across its 16 luxury brands, including Stella McCartney. Kering says it will support the drive towards a low-carbon economy and help shape the future of luxury as sustainable and to operate within the planetary boundaries. Kering’s sustainable strategy is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. - 3 years ago

Target to Remove Harmful Chemicals from Products, Invest in Green Chemistry
Target to Remove Harmful Chemicals from Products, Invest in Green Chemistry

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Retail giant Target has announced its commitment to reducing harmful chemicals from its products and investing in green chemistry with the release of a new chemical strategy that covers its entire value chain, operations and products. The goal is to be transparent, proactive and innovative when it comes to managing chemicals and, where necessary, developing alternatives. - 3 years ago

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China, Auto Industry Stride Forward with Clean Energy Transition
China, Auto Industry Stride Forward with Clean Energy Transition

Leadership / As the Obama administration’s climate change pages disappear from the White House website, scientists scramble to backup precious climate data and resources, and a new world order starts taking shape in the United States, China and the auto industry continue to push forward with clean energy initiatives. - 4 years ago

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