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Intel CEO Challenges Entire Electronics Industry to Become 'Conflict-Free'
Intel CEO Challenges Entire Electronics Industry to Become 'Conflict-Free'

Supply Chain / In his pre-show keynote at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas yesterday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich outlined a range of the company’s new products, initiatives and strategic relationships aimed at accelerating innovation across a range of mobile and wearable devices, and challenged the entire electronics industry to join Intel in becoming “conflict-free.” - 7 years ago

Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions to Broaden Possibilities for Internet of Things and Services
Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions to Broaden Possibilities for Internet of Things and Services

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Bosch has expanded its offering beyond the design of home appliances to form a new company, Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions GmbH, for the Internet of things and services: The company will supply compact electronic products and software expertise designed to make devices and objects intelligent and web-enabled across a broad range of applications. It will initially focus on sensor-based applications for intelligently networked homes, or “smart homes,” as well as for activities in the fields of traffic, transportation and logistics. - 7 years ago

Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept Provides Sunny Glimpse of Future for Clean Vehicles
Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept Provides Sunny Glimpse of Future for Clean Vehicles

Collaboration / Ford Motor Company announced today the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, a first-of-its-kind sun-powered vehicle with the potential to deliver the best features of a plug-in hybrid without relying on the electric grid for fuel. The concept car will be exhibited at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas next week.Instead of powering its battery from an electrical outlet, the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept harnesses the power of the sun by using a special concentrator that acts as a magnifying glass, directing rays to solar panels on the vehicle roof. - 7 years ago

Top 10 Ways Brands Used Their Power to Create a More Sustainable World in 2013
Top 10 Ways Brands Used Their Power to Create a More Sustainable World in 2013

Supply Chain / 2013 was a banner year for companies using their muscle to drive transformative change, both internally and globally. Without further ado, here is just a taste of some of the progress we found most inspiring. - 7 years ago

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UK Brewers Meet 2020 Carbon Target Eight Years Early
UK Brewers Meet 2020 Carbon Target Eight Years Early

Waste Not / The UK brewing sector says it has met its 2020 carbon emissions target eight years early, is on track to achieve its 2020 target for improved water efficiency and is making significant progress in reducing excess packaging and waste, as detailed in Brewing Green 2013, a new report published by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).“The brewing industry has been working hard to minimise its environmental impact for decades,” said BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds. “These latest figures demonstrate that the sector is taking its environmental commitment seriously and delivering results.” - 7 years ago

Sherwin-Williams, ConAgra, NL Industries Fined $1.1 Billion in 1990 Lead-Paint Poison Case
Sherwin-Williams, ConAgra, NL Industries Fined $1.1 Billion in 1990 Lead-Paint Poison Case

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Sherwin-Williams, NL Industries and ConAgra Foods have been found liable for removing lead-based paint from the interiors of thousands of homes throughout California to the tune of $1.1 billion, thanks to a ruling by Santa Clara County Superior Court. The San Jose Mercury News reported that Judge James Kleinberg awarded the funds to 10 California cities and counties that sued former and current paint companies for promoting the sale of lead-based paints before it was banned in 1978. Lead poisoning can result in kidney damage, hearing problems and other issues, while in children it can slow growth and cause behavioral and attention disorders. - 7 years ago

EPA Releases Screening Data on 1,800 Chemicals, Announces ToxCast Data Challenges
EPA Releases Screening Data on 1,800 Chemicals, Announces ToxCast Data Challenges

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / “EPA’s use of cost-effective advanced chemical screening techniques has transformed this country’s knowledge of the safety of almost 2,000 chemicals currently in use,” said Lek Kadeli, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development. “[This] release marks an important milestone in communicating and improving our understanding of the impact chemicals have on human health and the environment. - 7 years ago

Lincoln Introducing Tree-Based Alternative to Fiberglass for Interior Parts in 2014 MKX
Lincoln Introducing Tree-Based Alternative to Fiberglass for Interior Parts in 2014 MKX

Collaboration / While many Lincoln MKX drivers may be tying trees to the top of their vehicles this time of year, 2014 will see the MKX crossover with tree-based components inside the vehicle.A three-year collaboration between The Lincoln Motor Company, timber giant Weyerhaeuser and auto parts supplier Johnson Controls has birthed a tree-based, renewable alternative to fiberglass for use in auto parts. - 7 years ago

USAID, P&G, Coke Partnering to Boost Entrepreneurship in Philippine Recovery Effort
USAID, P&G, Coke Partnering to Boost Entrepreneurship in Philippine Recovery Effort

Collaboration / The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today it has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Coca-Cola to support the revival of economic activity and livelihoods in Leyte, the Philippine province most devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in early November.Under these MOUs, USAID, P&G and Coca-Cola will help establish new sari-sari stores (small community stores) and rehabilitate damaged or destroyed sari-sari stores located in public markets. In addition, the organizations will facilitate store owners’ access to microfinancing loans and other interventions to help them get back on their feet. - 7 years ago

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New Study Shows 51 of Top 100 Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2
New Study Shows 51 of Top 100 Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

Collaboration / Today, Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations (CSO) released a collaborative report, Assessing Corporate Emissions Performance through the Lens of Climate Science, which revealed that, surprisingly, almost half of the Top 100 companies analyzed rated sustainably in the study, with Autodesk, Unilever and Eli Lilly earning the three top spots in the rating.Of the 49 companies that scored sustainably, 25 of those exhibited revenue growth even as their emissions declined, proving that decoupling of growth and emissions is possible. - 7 years ago

Call for Entries: Business in the Community's 'Engaging Customers on Sustainability' Award
Call for Entries: Business in the Community's 'Engaging Customers on Sustainability' Award

Marketing and Comms / Business in the Community (BITC), the UK's business-led charity championing corporate social responsibility, is calling for entries from businesses engaging customers on sustainability. - 7 years ago

Microsoft Releases Carbon Fee Playbook
Microsoft Releases Carbon Fee Playbook

Marketing and Comms / Earlier this month, the CDP released a report highlighting 29 public U.S. companies across various industries that have incorporated an internal carbon price as a strategic planning tool, effectively holding themselves accountable for the carbon emissions produced as a result of daily operations. - 7 years ago

Caesars Reports Strides in Energy & Waste Reductions, Commitment to 'Vibrant Communities'
Caesars Reports Strides in Energy & Waste Reductions, Commitment to 'Vibrant Communities'

Marketing and Comms / In 2012, Caesars Entertainment Corporation achieved a total savings of roughly 750 million kWh since its benchmark year in 2007, representing an 8.5 percent absolute reduction in electricity and gas. The savings equal enough energy to power a community of more than 30,000 during this period. Additional details of the company’s efforts and commitment to enhance the environment, employee well-being, guest experience and economic development are available in Caesars’ fourth CSR and Sustainability Report, Vibrant Communities, released today. - 7 years ago

Disney, Wells Fargo, Google Among U.S. Companies Proactively Pricing Carbon, Says CDP
Disney, Wells Fargo, Google Among U.S. Companies Proactively Pricing Carbon, Says CDP

Marketing and Comms / CDP announced today that 29 major publicly traded companies based in or operating in the U.S. disclosed an internal price on carbon pollution to CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) in 2013, detailing both the risk and potential business opportunity for early action by their companies. Prices range from $6-60 dollars, and exist at companies spanning all sectors of the economy, including energy, utilities, airlines, technology and the financial industry. Twenty-seven of the companies are listed in the S&P 500, while the other two (BP and Royal Dutch Shell) are foreign-based. - 7 years ago

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How Green Is Your Coffee? New PCR Standardizes GHG Calculation for Coffee Production
How Green Is Your Coffee? New PCR Standardizes GHG Calculation for Coffee Production

New Metrics / A new Green Coffee Carbon Footprint Product Category Rule (CFP-PCR) was published this week, providing the first CPR for the calculation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from coffee production. The Green Coffee CFP-PCR rule was initiated by SAI Platform’s Coffee Working group members, including illycaffé, Nestlé, Tchibo, Mondelez and Lavazza, and standard-setting bodies 4C, Fairtrade International, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ Certified, in collaboration with the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH). - 7 years ago

BBMG-SHFT Partnership Helping Brands Engage Savvy, Values-Driven Consumers
BBMG-SHFT Partnership Helping Brands Engage Savvy, Values-Driven Consumers

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Last month, brand innovation consultancy BBMG and sustainable-lifestyle platform SHFT announced they are joining forces on a new branded content offering for organizations aiming to reach and engage Aspirational consumers, a fast-growing consumer segment that cares about looking good, feeling good and doing good.Combining BBMG’s consumer insights and brand-building expertise with SHFT’s creative and production capacity and the SHFT.com lifestyle platform, the partnership offers a new approach to developing and delivering original branded content designed to disrupt and delight. - 7 years ago

Business Model Innovation
Business Model Innovation

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Choosing the right path to sustainable customer delight is no trivial task. After all, you have to arrive at a business model that delivers on customer expectations and is radical enough to make a dent in pressing sustainability challenges of the day. This channel discusses note-worthy principles, methodologies, processes and tools used in business model innovation around the globe. - 8 years ago

Consumers Give Microsoft, Disney, BMW, Google Highest Marks for CSR Performance
Consumers Give Microsoft, Disney, BMW, Google Highest Marks for CSR Performance

Marketing and Comms / For the second year in a row, consumers named Sustainable Brands® corporate member Microsoft the company with the best CSR reputation, according to a new study by corporate reputation management consultancy Reputation Institute. This year, the IT company was joined at the top in a four-way tie with fellow SB member The Walt Disney Company, Google and SB ’13 sponsor BMW. - 8 years ago

Ambitious Day Two Agenda Educated and Challenged New Metrics Audience on Next-Generation Practices
Ambitious Day Two Agenda Educated and Challenged New Metrics Audience on Next-Generation Practices

New Metrics / The New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference convened some of sustainability’s top minds to examine leading-edge work that is expanding the way business creates, quantifies and manages the value it delivers through the metrics it adopts. This is the second of two posts summing up some of this year’s highlights (see the first one here). - 8 years ago

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Social Value, Meaningful Brands, Human Capital Valuation Set New Metrics Day One Abuzz
Social Value, Meaningful Brands, Human Capital Valuation Set New Metrics Day One Abuzz

New Metrics / As the definition of value continues to evolve, the demand for business to demonstrate its ability to create value of various forms for all stakeholders — and not just profit for shareholders — is increasing, and the question of how this value is identified, measured and communicated becomes paramount. The New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference has convened some of sustainability’s top minds to examine leading-edge work that is expanding the way business creates, quantifies and manages the value it delivers through the metrics it adopts. - 8 years ago

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