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Q&A: A Practical Guide to Science-Based Targets
Q&A: A Practical Guide to Science-Based Targets

Business Case / Many companies are intrigued about setting science-based targets, yet are unsure about what this means in practice. So, we spoke to South Pole's Charles Henderson to learn more. - 3 days ago

SB’19 Paris, Day 3: Confidence, Cautionary Tales About a Tech-Driven Future
SB’19 Paris, Day 3: Confidence, Cautionary Tales About a Tech-Driven Future

The Next Economy / As SB’19 Paris wound down to a close, two thought-provoking roundtables on Tech, Science and Ethics explored conflicting views regarding a rise in AI applications; and how, for the next generation of purpose-driven startups, not all investors are created equal. - 3 weeks ago

SB’19 Paris, Day 2: Virtuous Value Chains, Next-Gen CSR and Redesigning the #GoodLife
SB’19 Paris, Day 2: Virtuous Value Chains, Next-Gen CSR and Redesigning the #GoodLife

Collaboration / Our second day in Paris was chock-full of rich panel discussions with brands trading stories of the evolution of ideas and lessons learned — and still to be learned — on the long, windy road to creating a sustainable consumer economy. - 3 weeks ago

3 Lessons Learned from SB’19 Paris, Day 1
3 Lessons Learned from SB’19 Paris, Day 1

Leadership / Sustainable Brands ‘19 Paris could not have opened at a more apposite moment. Across Europe, activists demanding more action on issues that matter have taken over the narrative. — the expectation for those in power to take action has reached a fever pitch. - 3 weeks ago

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Microsoft Increases Carbon Fee, Doubles Down on AI for Sustainability
Microsoft Increases Carbon Fee, Doubles Down on AI for Sustainability

Cleantech / Informed by new research from PwC UK that shows AI can boost global GDP by up to 4.4% and reduce emissions by 4% by 2030, Microsoft commits to a tech-first approach to drive progress across operations, products, customers and data science. - 1 month ago

The Win-Win of JUST Jobs: Higher ROE When Companies Disclose Workplace Policies
The Win-Win of JUST Jobs: Higher ROE When Companies Disclose Workplace Policies

Finance & Investment / Human capital issues increasingly important area for corporate leadership, as market participants call for greater transparency. - 1 month ago

Back to the Roots Reintroduces Misunderstood Hemp to Home Growers
Back to the Roots Reintroduces Misunderstood Hemp to Home Growers

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Continuing its mission to “undo food," Back to the Roots has launched The Organic Hemp Starter Grow Kit, the first-ever hemp grow-at-home kit. - 1 month ago

Solar Mamas: Empowering Women to ‘Flip the Switch’ to Better Health, Renewable Energy
Solar Mamas: Empowering Women to ‘Flip the Switch’ to Better Health, Renewable Energy

Cleantech / Law firm Hogan Lovells has partnered with Barefoot College International to empower mostly illiterate women from off-grid areas around the world by training them as solar engineers, or “Solar Mamas.” - 1 month ago

Target Sets Its Sights on Scope 3 Emissions with New Climate Goals
Target Sets Its Sights on Scope 3 Emissions with New Climate Goals

Cleantech / The new goals will reduce the retail giant’s carbon footprint from source to shelf, as it works alongside its supply chain partners to lower emissions throughout its value chain. - 1 month ago

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Q&A: Savers on a Mission to Help Us All ‘Rethink Reuse’
Q&A: Savers on a Mission to Help Us All ‘Rethink Reuse’

Waste Not / Fashion and sustainability: Can they go together? - 4 months ago

ERM Announces Acquisition of SustainAbility Ltd
ERM Announces Acquisition of SustainAbility Ltd

Collaboration / The second in a series of acquisitions by ERM aimed at building the world’s leading sustainability advisory services - 4 months ago

EcoVadis Helping Pharma Giants to Improve Global Health Supply Chain
EcoVadis Helping Pharma Giants to Improve Global Health Supply Chain

Collaboration / The Responsible Health Initiative aims to fortify responsible business practices throughout healthcare value chain - 4 months ago

UK to Hold Companies Responsible for Packaging Recycling, Disposal
UK to Hold Companies Responsible for Packaging Recycling, Disposal

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Businesses and manufacturers will pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste, under a major new government strategy unveiled late last month by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). - 4 months ago

Trending: BASF, Coca-Cola, EC Break New Ground on Plastics Recycling
Trending: BASF, Coca-Cola, EC Break New Ground on Plastics Recycling

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Continuing this year’s wave of near-constant innovations aimed at responsible management of post-consumer plastics are new advancements from both the private and public sector. BASF making products with chemically recycled plastics BASF announced it has broken new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize currently unrecyclable plastic waste, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Depending on the region, such waste is usually sent to landfill or burned with energy recovery. - 5 months ago

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Give More This Season: The 2018 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Give More This Season: The 2018 SB Holiday Gift Guide

Product, Service & Design Innovation / What better way to commemorate the season of giving than with gifts that really give more - by improving ecosystems, business practices and financial security; and eliminating waste, pollution and carbon emissions around the world - while spreading holiday cheer? Here are just a few of our favorite discoveries this year of products we'd be proud to give. For sustainable urban active-ists - 5 months ago

Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry
Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry

The Next Economy / The fashion industry has kicked December off with a bang, launching a number of game-changing initiatives and partnerships aimed at further improving its image by reducing its impacts. - 5 months ago

Trending: Kellogg, UK Gov Waste No Time Repurposing 'Throw Away' Food
Trending: Kellogg, UK Gov Waste No Time Repurposing 'Throw Away' Food

Waste Not / New initiatives from both the private and public sector aim to further chip away at the UK’s food waste issue, as the nation attempts to rebound from being designated Europe’s biggest food waster in 2015. Kellogg's Cornflakes adding sweet touch to Throw Away IPA - 5 months ago

Lack of US Climate Policy Putting Companies at Risk; Investors Demand Action
Lack of US Climate Policy Putting Companies at Risk; Investors Demand Action

The Next Economy / As a record number of global investors calls on governments to accelerate action on climate change, a new CDP analysis shows that some of the largest U.S.-based corporations view climate change as an increasing risk to their bottom line and reputation among consumers and investors. - 5 months ago

World's Largest Palm Oil Trader Gives Forest Destroyers Nowhere to Hide
World's Largest Palm Oil Trader Gives Forest Destroyers Nowhere to Hide

Supply Chain / After an intensive global campaign by Greenpeace, Wilmar International has published a detailed action plan to map and monitor its palm oil suppliers. This week, the world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, published a detailed action plan to map and monitor all of its suppliers. If implemented, this would put the palm oil giant — which supplies 40 percent of the world’s palm oil — one step closer to finally eliminating deforestation from its supply chain, and would have major implications for the rest of the industry. - 5 months ago

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JUST Capital, Forbes Name America's Most JUST Companies for 2018
JUST Capital, Forbes Name America's Most JUST Companies for 2018

Marketing and Comms / JUST Capital and Forbes today released the 2018 list of America’s Most JUST Companies, an annual ranking of the 1,000 largest publicly traded US corporations on the issues Americans care about most, including fair pay and good benefits, customer treatment and privacy, beneficial products, environmental impact, job creation, and community support in the US and abroad, as well as ethical leadership and long-term financial growth. - 5 months ago

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