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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. - 4 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. - 4 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. - 4 years ago

'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. - 4 years ago

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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. - 4 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. - 4 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. - 4 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. - 4 years ago

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. - 4 years ago

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Vancouver Economic Commission: “If We’re an Island of Green, We’re F***ed”
Vancouver Economic Commission: “If We’re an Island of Green, We’re F***ed”

Cleantech / Striving to be the world’s greenest city by 2020, Vancouver has adopted several ambitious action plans and goals. The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) set to work in 2010 to define what a “green job” was at the city level in order to meet the City’s economic goals to double the number of green jobs and the number of businesses engaged in greening their operations within a decade. Since then, VEC has been building relationships with investors, helping local cleantech firms increase their exports, and using city infrastructure projects to lead by example. - 4 years ago

BASF, IKEA, P&G Among Companies Showcasing How Brands Are Redesigning the Good Life
BASF, IKEA, P&G Among Companies Showcasing How Brands Are Redesigning the Good Life

The Next Economy / Today, the Sustainable Brands® team has convened, along with 2,000 members of its global community, for the kick-off of SB’18 Vancouver, running June 4-7 at Vancouver Convention Centre West in Vancouver, British Columbia. More than 300 influential brand leaders and practitioners of environmental and social innovation will share new tools and frameworks, cutting-edge business solutions and case studies related to design and innovation for The Good Life. - 4 years ago

Q&A: How TD Is Living Its Purpose, Driving SDGs with The Ready Commitment
Q&A: How TD Is Living Its Purpose, Driving SDGs with The Ready Commitment

Organizational Change / TD Bank Group recently launched its corporate citizenship strategy to center on a new multi-year program, The Ready Commitment. Guided by the bank’s purpose, focus on creating shared value and desire to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), TD is targeting CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) toward community giving by 2030 in The Ready Commitment’s four focus areas: - 4 years ago

Nestlé, Coca-Cola Among 60 Orgs Stepping Up to Address Pressures on UK Water
Nestlé, Coca-Cola Among 60 Orgs Stepping Up to Address Pressures on UK Water

Collaboration / Over 60 organizations including businesses such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola and M&S have signed a Catchment Management Declaration agreeing to step up action to address the increasing pressures to UK water through improved catchment management. - 4 years ago

Mars Australia to Match 100% of Its Electricity Use with Renewable Energy by 2020
Mars Australia to Match 100% of Its Electricity Use with Renewable Energy by 2020

Cleantech / Mars Australia has signed 20 year power-purchase agreements (PPA) with Total Eren to generate the equivalent of 100 percent of Mars’ electricity from renewable energy by 2020. In addition to its latest agreement in Australia, Mars is already using or purchasing renewable electricity to cover 100 percent of its operations in Belgium, Brazil, Lithuania, the United Kingdom and the United States. - 4 years ago

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Study: Purpose Now Rivals Cost, Quality for Attracting, Retaining, Engaging Consumers
Study: Purpose Now Rivals Cost, Quality for Attracting, Retaining, Engaging Consumers

Marketing and Comms / Purpose-driven brands can build stronger emotional connections with consumers that go far beyond a transactional relationship, according to the newly released 2018 Cone/Porter Novelli Purpose Study. Nearly eight in ten (79 percent) say they are more loyal to purpose-driven companies and would tell others to buy products from those companies (78 percent), while two-thirds (66 percent) say they would switch brands and over half (57 percent) would pay more. - 4 years ago

Q&A: Continuous Improvement the Engine of Innovation at Shaw
Q&A: Continuous Improvement the Engine of Innovation at Shaw

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider, has also become a leader in sustainability — in August, Shaw announced that 85 percent of its products are now Cradle to Cradle Certified™; and earlier this month, it achieved carbon neutrality in its commercial carpet manufacturing operations. We spoke with Troy Virgo, Director of Sustainability and Product Stewardship, to learn more about what drives the company’s efforts. - 4 years ago

Hilton Targets Plastics, Science-Based Targets in Journey to Halve Impacts by 2030
Hilton Targets Plastics, Science-Based Targets in Journey to Halve Impacts by 2030

Waste Not / Like many large companies, Hilton has been steadily improving its sustainability performance one step at a time. - 4 years ago

This Intelligent Database Could Be a One-Stop Shop for Sustainable Product Designers
This Intelligent Database Could Be a One-Stop Shop for Sustainable Product Designers

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Makersite is an all-in-one, open-source data platform for product design, costing and stewardship that product teams can use to analyze and collaborate on how things are made and improve the impacts of making them. The platform includes dozens of apps tailored to various business, compliance, health and environmental evaluations that developers and designers can use to quickly explore the effects of different product configurations, such as climate change, eutrophication, carcinogenicity, RoHS and REACH compliance and production costs. We caught up with CEO and co-founder Christoph Wilfert to find out more about this one-stop shop for sustainable product design. - 4 years ago

PepsiCo Acquiring Bare Snacks to Add Fruit, Veggie Chips to Its Better-For-You Portfolio
PepsiCo Acquiring Bare Snacks to Add Fruit, Veggie Chips to Its Better-For-You Portfolio

Finance & Investment / Just days after sharing that it is partnering with a Chicago-based incubator to help scale food and beverage startups, PepsiCo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bare Foods Co, as Bare Snacks, the U.S.-based fruit and vegetable snack company has grown from farmers’ markets in Washington to a nationall - 4 years ago

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Toxnot: Distilling the Complexity of Chemical Supply Chains
Toxnot: Distilling the Complexity of Chemical Supply Chains

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / As we get ready to judge our semi-finalists next week in the 2018 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, we wanted to check in with last year’s competitors to learn about the impacts they continue to have on the business world. Here, we catch up with Toxnot. - 4 years ago

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