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Campaign Calls on BlackRock to Put Its Money Where Its Mouth Is on Climate Change
Campaign Calls on BlackRock to Put Its Money Where Its Mouth Is on Climate Change

Walking the Talk / A campaign launched today is holding BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, accountable as the single largest contributor to climate destruction. BlackRock’s Big Problem — supported by over a dozen organizations, including Friends of the Earth US, Amazon Watch and the Sierra Club, with support from The Sunrise Project — asserts that as the world’s biggest owner of fossil fuel companies, BlackRock is putting the planet on a path towards runaway climate change. The campaign launches as world leaders in climate policy, solutions and finance gather in New York for Climate Week. - 2 years ago

Q&A: EcoAct on How the Dow 30 Measure Up on Climate Action
Q&A: EcoAct on How the Dow 30 Measure Up on Climate Action

Finance & Investment / Since its founding in 2006, EcoAct Group has grown from raising awareness at the local level in France into a global collection of experts engaging with the private and public sectors to aid in the transition to a low-carbon economy. In addition to advising companies on climate change and carbon neutrality strategies, EcoAct also conducts research to assess publicly listed companies’ efforts in these areas. - 3 years ago

African Union, Champions 12.3 Unveil 3 Latest Weapons in Food Waste Fight
African Union, Champions 12.3 Unveil 3 Latest Weapons in Food Waste Fight

Waste Not / At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2015, countries committed to Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3, calling for the world to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Now three years on, Champions 12.3 — a global coalition of sustainable food champions — is tracking progress toward this fast-approaching target and finding that the private sector has seized the opportunity to tackle food loss and waste. - 3 years ago

HPE, WEF Enlisting Tech Sector to Solve World Hunger by 2030
HPE, WEF Enlisting Tech Sector to Solve World Hunger by 2030

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Today at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Summit, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and WEF committed to help solve world hunger by 2030 through the innovative application of technology. HPE and WEF are calling on public and private organizations to join them in an open collaboration to find solutions that will eliminate food insecurity; and sustainably, nutritiously and inclusively feed a growing population. - 3 years ago

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Caesars Begins Straw Phase-Out Plan; Sandals Resorts to Eliminate 21.5M by November
Caesars Begins Straw Phase-Out Plan; Sandals Resorts to Eliminate 21.5M by November

Organizational Change / Hospitality giants Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and Caesars Entertainment have joined the growing, cross-sector fight against single-use plastics with ambitious phase-out plans for plastic straws and stirrers. - 3 years ago

Circulate Capital Incubator Network to Accelerate Ocean Plastic Solutions in Asia
Circulate Capital Incubator Network to Accelerate Ocean Plastic Solutions in Asia

The Next Economy / Circulate Capital, the impact-focused investment management firm dedicated to financing companies, projects and infrastructure that prevent ocean plastic; and SecondMuse, a global business accelerator that works with local stakeholders, leading corporations and government agencies to build resilient economies, today announced the launch of The Incubator Network by Circulate Capital and SecondMuse, a new initiative to accelerate solutions to ocean plastic waste by partnering with existing incubators t - 3 years ago

Neighbourly Calling for More Partners to Redistribute Surplus Food Across UK, Ireland
Neighbourly Calling for More Partners to Redistribute Surplus Food Across UK, Ireland

Collaboration / Giving platform Neighbourly has today put out a call inviting charities, food projects, schools and community groups to join its free food surplus redistribution scheme. Neighbourly is the redistribution partner to retailers and manufacturers including Marks & Spencer, Starbucks, Heineken, Lidl and Danone. - 3 years ago

More Americans Staying Informed; Increasing Scrutiny of Business, Government
More Americans Staying Informed; Increasing Scrutiny of Business, Government

Marketing and Comms / More and more Americans are seeking information about corporate social and environmental responsibility, particularly from news coverage, according to the ninth annual Sense & Sustainability® Study, released Wednesday by G&S Business Communications. The opinion poll was conducted online by YouGov for G&S in August 2018 among 2,659 U.S. adults. - 3 years ago

Report: Scaling Circular Economy in China Could Save Businesses, Households ¥70T by 2040
Report: Scaling Circular Economy in China Could Save Businesses, Households ¥70T by 2040

Product, Service & Design Innovation / New research from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) finds that a transition to a circular economy in China’s cities could make goods and services more affordable for citizens while reducing the impacts normally associated with middle-class lifestyles. The findings are being presented today at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China. - 3 years ago

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Screw Incremental Improvements: Mars Is Changing How It Does Business
Screw Incremental Improvements: Mars Is Changing How It Does Business

Walking the Talk / One year since the launch of its 'Sustainable in a Generation' Plan, Mars announced this week that it is changing how it does business. Speaking ahead of last year’s UN General Assembly (UNGA) and Climate Week in New York, CEO Grant F. Reid warned that the "global supply chain is broken," and business needed to make a "huge step change" in order to deliver on the climate targets outlined in the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. - 3 years ago

Trending: Cloud-Based, Wood-Based Solutions Latest Attacks on Plastic Waste
Trending: Cloud-Based, Wood-Based Solutions Latest Attacks on Plastic Waste

Product, Service & Design Innovation / This week, SAP UKI announced plans to work with partners to pilot a “Plastics Cloud,” which will collect existing and live data from across the plastics supply chain to spark new ideas for waste reduction. The Plastics Cloud will use the power of SAP Leonardo, including machine learning, to compile information which can be used to forecast trends in plastics purchasing and recycling, enabling services to meet demand. Data could also be shared with consumers to help them understand their own plastics impact. - 3 years ago

Could Nuclear Power Save Us from Climate Disaster?
Could Nuclear Power Save Us from Climate Disaster?

Cleantech / A documentary called The New Fire tells a controversial yet hopeful story about the young entrepreneurs fueling a new energy revolution, working to turn a vilified technology — nuclear power — into a global solution to climate change. - 3 years ago

Beautycounter, HP, J&J Show Path to Chemical, Material Health Through Chemical Footprint Project
Beautycounter, HP, J&J Show Path to Chemical, Material Health Through Chemical Footprint Project

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Signatories of the Chemical Footprint Project — companies across a range of industries with $2.78 trillion in assets under management and over $700 billion in purchasing power — are asking their stakeholders: Where are you on your chemicals management journey? Are you participating in the CFP Survey? What are your CFP Survey answers? “Leadership in chemical and material health is participating in the CFP Survey,” highlighted Dr. Mark S. Rossi, Executive Director of Clean Production Action and co-founder of CFP. - 3 years ago

The Ocean Cleanup, Story of Stuff Set Their Sights on San Francisco's Marine Plastic Pollution
The Ocean Cleanup, Story of Stuff Set Their Sights on San Francisco's Marine Plastic Pollution

Waste Not / The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization that made waves in 2015 with its grand plans and new approach to ridding the oceans of plastic, last weekend launched the world’s first ocean cleanup system from the San Francisco Bay. “System 001” headed to a location 240 nautical miles offshore for a two-week trial before continuing its journey toward the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, 1,200 nautical miles offshore, to start the cleanup. System 001 is being towed from the San Francisco Bay by the vessel Maersk Launcher, which has been made available to the project by A.P. - 3 years ago

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Latin American Leaders Commit to Forge Inclusive Digital Future for All
Latin American Leaders Commit to Forge Inclusive Digital Future for All

Collaboration / On Thursday, Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda — a globally recognized disability rights expert, President of World Enabled and Director of the Inclusive Cities Lab at the University of California Berkeley — shared his vision for socially inclusive, smart cities of the future in a keynote address at the Smart City Expo LATAM Congress 2018 in Puebla, Mexico. - 3 years ago

KPMG, Textile Exchange Develop SDG Roadmap for the Apparel, Retail and Textile Sector
KPMG, Textile Exchange Develop SDG Roadmap for the Apparel, Retail and Textile Sector

Organizational Change / The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer many business opportunities for companies while addressing critical operational risks, according to a new report produced by audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP; in partnership with the non-profit organization, Textile Exchange: Threading the Needle: Weaving the Sustainable Development Goals into the Textile, Retail and Apparel Industry. - 3 years ago

GCAS: 400 Investors, Salesforce & Friends 'Step Up' to Ensure Climate Turning Point by 2020
GCAS: 400 Investors, Salesforce & Friends 'Step Up' to Ensure Climate Turning Point by 2020

Collaboration / Today, among a flurry of big announcements at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, Salesforce announced its leadership in the creation of the Step Up Declaration and strategic corporate commitments to help catalyze a climate turning point by 2020. - 3 years ago

GCAS: 1/8 of Global Market Cap Now Committed to Science-Based Targets
GCAS: 1/8 of Global Market Cap Now Committed to Science-Based Targets

New Metrics / Companies representing roughly one-eighth of total global market capitalization are now using climate science to define their future direction. Nearly three years on from the Paris Agreement and with time running out before greenhouse gas emissions must peak, 2018 has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of companies committing to reduce their emissions in line with the levels required to prevent dangerous global warming. - 3 years ago

FoodShot Global Looking to Fund Innovators Taking 'Moonshots for Better Food'
FoodShot Global Looking to Fund Innovators Taking 'Moonshots for Better Food'

Product, Service & Design Innovation / FoodShot Global today launches a new investment platform aimed at accelerating food system transformation through an annual challenge — a call for “Moonshots for Better Food” that will create a healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable food system worldwide. FoodShot is a nonprofit, global consortium of mission-aligned venture funds, banks, corporations, universities and foundations. A combination of equity and debt funding will be awarded to innovative businesses, while a GroundBreaker Prize of more than $500,000 in philanthropic capital will be awarded to researchers, social entrepreneurs and advocates. - 3 years ago

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Survey: Americans Doubt Their Ability to Impact Climate Change, Look to Companies to Lead
Survey: Americans Doubt Their Ability to Impact Climate Change, Look to Companies to Lead

Walking the Talk / The majority of US citizens (62 percent) say they believe climate change is a problem but feel unempowered to address it, according to the 2018 Cone/Porter Novelli Climate Change Snapshot — instead, they are looking to companies to take the lead. Yet, even as individuals may feel personally powerless — less than four-in-10 (38 percent) feel their actions can make a real difference — they do see companies as critical players in progress against climate change. 58 percent say that in the absence of government progress, companies should take the lead. - 3 years ago

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