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New Tool Helps Companies Determine If, How to Engage on Divisive Issues
New Tool Helps Companies Determine If, How to Engage on Divisive Issues

Walking the Talk / In the past year, we’ve seen more and more bold and potentially risky moves from brands, taking stands on pertinent societal and environmental issues: Airbnb, Google and other tech giants against the US’ immigration ban; Target supporting individuals’ right to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity; Heineken’s and other brands’ vocal support of - 3 years ago

EVRYTHNG, CPG Brands Partner to Take Consumer Guesswork Out of Recycling
EVRYTHNG, CPG Brands Partner to Take Consumer Guesswork Out of Recycling

The Next Economy / EVRYTHNG — the IoT platform that makes every consumer product intelligent, interactive and trackable — is now powering a first-of-its-kind recycling scheme providing CPG brands and retailers with vital insights to consumer recycling habits and behaviors. - 3 years ago

ACCA Outlines 12 Characteristics Essential to Future Business Model Innovation
ACCA Outlines 12 Characteristics Essential to Future Business Model Innovation

The Next Economy / A new report published this week by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) identifies 12 characteristics behind business model design, that are being combined by organizations around the world in different ways to create new sources of value. - 3 years ago

Carrefour, J&J Among Top Honorees at 3rd Annual D&AD Impact Awards
Carrefour, J&J Among Top Honorees at 3rd Annual D&AD Impact Awards

Marketing and Comms / Leading figures from the worlds of business, advertising, design and philanthropy gathered in New York City this week to honor the best in creative work creating a real social impact at the third annual D&AD Impact Awards. D&AD Impact celebrates creative campaigns that contribute towards a better and more sustainable future. In total, 76 D&AD Impact Pencils were awarded to campaigns, projects and products addressing some of the most pressing issues in the world today. - 3 years ago

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Trending: Wood Pulp, Kelp Shaping New Crop of Plant-Based Textiles
Trending: Wood Pulp, Kelp Shaping New Crop of Plant-Based Textiles

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / While it might be cliche to say that plant-based fabrics are the latest trend in fashion, the recent emergence of luxury textiles made from everything from kapok tree fibers, apples, orange waste and coffee grounds, to a vegan wool alternative made from hemp and coconut fibers suggests these innovations are more than a seasonal blip. - 3 years ago

While McDonald's Burgers Get More Real, Chipotle Reminds Us It's Been 'Real' All Along
While McDonald's Burgers Get More Real, Chipotle Reminds Us It's Been 'Real' All Along

Marketing and Comms / McDonald’s USA has announced that its seven classic burgers are now free from artificial preservatives, artificial flavors and added colors from artificial sources. The ingredient changes affect all 14,000 U.S. restaurants, marking this the next major milestone in McDonald’s food journey and another way the fast food giant aims to help customers feel good about its food. - 3 years ago

Nespresso Pilots Weather Index Insurance Program for Colombian Smallholder Coffee Farmers
Nespresso Pilots Weather Index Insurance Program for Colombian Smallholder Coffee Farmers

Supply Chain / Nespresso has partnered with Blue Marble Microinsurance — a startup with the mission of providing socially impactful, commercially viable insurance protection to the underserved and incorporated by nine insurance entities — to launch a pilot weather index insurance program for smallholder coffee farmers in Colombia. - 3 years ago

Q&A: How Boothster Is Redesigning the Exhibit Industry
Q&A: How Boothster Is Redesigning the Exhibit Industry

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The exhibit industry is one of the most wasteful on the planet. Just take a look at the end of most conferences and trade shows, and you’ll see floors and dumpsters filled with plastics, banners, janky aluminum and other non-sustainable materials. Back in March, the Sustainable Brands team saw a clever, sustainable booth-building system and reached out to the designer, Boothster, to collaborate on sustainable stage designs and booths for SB’18 Vancouver. - 3 years ago

EcoVadis: Global Sustainability Performance, Business Ethics Picking Up
EcoVadis: Global Sustainability Performance, Business Ethics Picking Up

Walking the Talk / EcoVadis has published the second annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report provides an updated look at the corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance of more than 33,000 companies, across the calendar years 2015 through 2017. - 3 years ago

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BCFN Foundation, UN SDSN Promise Roadmap to Global Food System Transformation
BCFN Foundation, UN SDSN Promise Roadmap to Global Food System Transformation

Collaboration / The past few weeks have seen a flurry of big announcements and commitments regarding increasing sustainability in a variety of areas, including overhauling our broken food system: Two weeks ago, at the Global Climate Action Summit, FoodShot Global launched a new investment platform aimed at accelerating food system transformation through a “Moonshots for Better Food” challenge to startups working to create a healthier, more sustainable and more equitable food system worldwide; while earlier this week at Climate Week NYC, - 3 years ago

Q&A: Schneider Electric Banking on Science, Smarter Cities to Power a Sustainable Future
Q&A: Schneider Electric Banking on Science, Smarter Cities to Power a Sustainable Future

Cleantech / In the past few years, Schneider Electric — a global specialist in energy management and automation — has partnered with its customers around the world in various capacities to co-create smart solutions for a more sustainable future. It focuses its energy on prioritizing resource productivity and management, promoting energy efficiency and rethinking energy consumption. It has also adopted science-based emissions targets and helped its clients set their own. We spoke with Erik Mohn, Director of Americas Sustainability Services at Schneider Electric, to learn more about the company’s multi-pronged strategy to spread sustainability. - 3 years ago

Investors Can Now Compare ESG Scores on New ESGHub™ App
Investors Can Now Compare ESG Scores on New ESGHub™ App

Finance & Investment / Responsible investing has been an overriding theme of the past two weeks, with a proliferation of new initiatives, campaigns and reports joining a growing list of recently released resources for sustainable and impact investors to increase the quality of their investments emerging during last week’s Global Climate Action Summit and this week at Climate Week. - 3 years ago

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. - 3 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

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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

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

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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

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