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Q&A: How NewGen Surgical Is Redesigning Sustainable Healthcare
Q&A: How NewGen Surgical Is Redesigning Sustainable Healthcare

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The U.S. healthcare sector is the second most intensive commercial user of energy. Hospitals are one of the largest energy users, contributing 8 percent of the U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the purchase of healthcare goods and services, and produce more than 4.67 million tons of waste each year. Realizing the significance of these impacts, NewGen Surgical was started in 2012 with a vision to make single-use medical devices more sustainable through their redesign and material inputs. - 3 years ago

Trending: ¡Yappah!, Apeel Avocados, Taylor Farms Continue Food Waste Fight
Trending: ¡Yappah!, Apeel Avocados, Taylor Farms Continue Food Waste Fight

Waste Not / Food waste remains a huge and costly problem, costing $2.6 trillion dollars in lost value globally each year. The U.S. retail food sector alone generates eight million tons of waste annually in distribution centers and stores, equivalent to about $18 billion a year in lost value for retailers. - 3 years ago

P&G Takes Pledge to #FreeTheBid, Promote Gender Equality in Media, Advertising
P&G Takes Pledge to #FreeTheBid, Promote Gender Equality in Media, Advertising

Marketing and Comms / Procter & Gamble (P&G), the world’s largest advertiser, advanced its commitment to gender equality through a series of new actions and partnerships announced at the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. - 3 years ago

Intel, HP, Apple Named Leaders in Taking Action Against Forced Labor in Tech
Intel, HP, Apple Named Leaders in Taking Action Against Forced Labor in Tech

Supply Chain / KnowTheChain has released its second ranking of the top 40 global information and communications technology (ICT) companies on their efforts and disclosure related to eradicating forced labor. - 3 years ago

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New App Offers Transparency from Seed to Sip, Field to Fork
New App Offers Transparency from Seed to Sip, Field to Fork

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Launched today in the UK, an app called Almond digitizes fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) products aims to revolutionize how consumers interact with the food and drink they consume. By scanning the unique hidden codes printed directly onto product packaging, consumers can use the Almond app to learn more about what they’re consuming, including where each ingredient has come from, the journey the product has taken and its carbon footprint. - 3 years ago

CGF Calls for Accelerated Action Against Forced Labor, Unethical Recruitment
CGF Calls for Accelerated Action Against Forced Labor, Unethical Recruitment

Collaboration / At the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Business and Recruitment this week, the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) called on businesses around the world to play their part in the fight to end all forms of forced labor. The event, co-hosted by the CGF and Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), brought together key stakeholders to discuss how best to galvanize efforts and drive real progress on the issue. - 3 years ago

Trending: Goldman Sachs, CMS Energy, Danish Pension Funds Take on Sustainability-Linked Investments
Trending: Goldman Sachs, CMS Energy, Danish Pension Funds Take on Sustainability-Linked Investments

Finance & Investment / Among the latest wins for ‘good finance,’ Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) launched an exchange-traded fund (ETF) tied to measurements of “just” business behavior; utility company CMS Energy has become the first U.S. company to enter a sustainability-linked loan; and six Danish pension funds partnered with the Danish State to establish a new DKK 4.1 billion Danish SDG Investment Fund. - 3 years ago

Q&A: Nestlé's Work to Become a 'Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company'
Q&A: Nestlé's Work to Become a 'Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company'

Organizational Change / Nestlé has been active on a lot of sustainability fronts lately, from water and climate policy to deforestation and workers’ rights, to plant-based - 3 years ago

‘Best for the World’: B Lab Recognizes Nearly 1,000 Top Scoring B Corps
‘Best for the World’: B Lab Recognizes Nearly 1,000 Top Scoring B Corps

Leadership / Businesses that earned top scores on the B Impact Assessment are being celebrated today with the announcement of B Lab’s 2018 “Best for the World” lists. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing Certified B Corporations in the top 10 percent for overall score, as well as in the categories for environment, customers, governance, community and workers. - 3 years ago

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Trending: Single-Use Plastics Continue to be Tossed – By Brands, Nations Imposing Bans
Trending: Single-Use Plastics Continue to be Tossed – By Brands, Nations Imposing Bans

Waste Not / It’s a tough time to be a plastic straw producer. Over the past few months, it seems the message has broken through that plastic straws are harmful to the environment – and marine life in particular – that phase outs and bans are warranted. - 3 years ago

All of Interface’s Flooring Is Now Carbon Neutral – At No Extra Cost to Customers
All of Interface’s Flooring Is Now Carbon Neutral – At No Extra Cost to Customers

Walking the Talk / Interface has become the first global flooring manufacturer to declare that all of its products — including all carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) – are carbon neutral across the entire product lifecycle. The company is now offering its Carbon Neutral Floors™ program as standard to every customer, at no extra cost, to help them meet their own sustainability goals while also allowing them to reduce the emissions impact of their projects or spaces. - 3 years ago

New Toolkit Uses Normative Messaging to Encourage UK Citizens to ‘Recycle Now’
New Toolkit Uses Normative Messaging to Encourage UK Citizens to ‘Recycle Now’

Behavior Change / Recycle Now, a WRAP campaign that helps people in the UK recycle more things, more often, has launched a new communications toolkit for local authorities and partners, introducing a social norming messaging style designed to motivate citizen behavior change to improve recycling. - 3 years ago

Dow’s Nature Projects Generated $120M, Engaged 380K Students in 2017
Dow’s Nature Projects Generated $120M, Engaged 380K Students in 2017

Business Case / The Dow Chemical Company’s newly released 2017 Sustainability Report details its progress against its goals for 2025, including surpassing the year’s target for savings and revenue from projects that are “better for ecosystems.” Such projects generated $120 million in cost savings and new cash flow in 2017 against the goal to reach $1 billion by 2025. - 3 years ago

Caesars Makes Industry-Leading Commitment to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 95%
Caesars Makes Industry-Leading Commitment to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 95%

Leadership / On Wednesday, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider, announced it has set science-based targets to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the company and throughout its supply chain. The ambitious goals demonstrate Caesars’ ongoing commitment to fighting climate change and mitigating long-term risk. - 3 years ago

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'The North Face Renewed' Gives Refurbished Clothes Second Life
'The North Face Renewed' Gives Refurbished Clothes Second Life

Waste Not / Today at SB’18 Vancouver, The North Face will announce the launch of The North Face Renewed — a collection of refurbished products for consumers who want to access affordable gear and reduce their environmental impact. All “Renewed” items — which are sourced from returned, defective or damaged apparel — have been thoroughly inspected, cleaned and refurbished to The North Face quality and performance standards. - 3 years ago

New Report Reveals a Gap in the Clothing Reuse Loop
New Report Reveals a Gap in the Clothing Reuse Loop

Waste Not / Today, Savers® released its third annual State of Reuse Report, which reveals that while people consistently state they are donating or finding ways to extend the life of their items, there is still a long journey ahead to fully embrace reuse — as 60 percent of North Americans shop secondhand only once a year or less. - 3 years ago

Garnier SkinActive Becomes L'Oréal's Third Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Brand
Garnier SkinActive Becomes L'Oréal's Third Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Brand

Product, Service & Design Innovation / L’Oréal USA announced today that five products in its Garnier SkinActive line have achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified™ SILVER recognition. The product line, manufactured at L’Oréal USA’s facility in Franklin, New Jersey, earned this certification based on an evaluation of material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness practices. Garnier is the first mass market skincare brand to receive this certification for its products and is also one of the few skincare brands to have multiple products certified in a portfolio. - 3 years ago

Campaign Tackling Plastic Microfibres Prompts Consumers to Ask #WhatsInMyWash
Campaign Tackling Plastic Microfibres Prompts Consumers to Ask #WhatsInMyWash

Behavior Change / New research released by environmental charity Hubbub reveals that 44 percent of people in the UK don’t realize that synthetic fibres such as polyester, acrylic or nylon are actually plastic. Despite that synthetic clothing is on the rise – it now accounts for an estimated 60 percent of all clothing produced – many are unaware of what the microfibres they release and the resulting threats to the environment. - 3 years ago

Hershey Releases 2017 CSR Report, Unveils SDG-Aligned CSR Strategy
Hershey Releases 2017 CSR Report, Unveils SDG-Aligned CSR Strategy

Organizational Change / Today, along with the release of its 2017 Shared Goodness Corporate Social Responsibility report, The Hershey Company unveiled Shared Goodness Promise, a new CSR strategy aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and centered around investments, collaborative programs and sustainable business practices aimed at making a positive difference in peoples’ lives. - 3 years ago

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Houdini Sportswear Launches Industry-First Planetary Boundaries Assessment
Houdini Sportswear Launches Industry-First Planetary Boundaries Assessment

New Metrics / More and more clothing brands are taking it upon themselves to dive deeper into the impacts of their garments, increasing transparency around and improving their materials, processes and operations as a whole. - 3 years ago

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