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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

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

Trending: European CPG Giants Continue Charge Toward Sustainable Packaging
Trending: European CPG Giants Continue Charge Toward Sustainable Packaging

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / First, Danish brewer The Carlsberg Group has unveiled a series of packaging innovations, including its new Snap Pack, which is set to reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1200 tonnes a year – the equivalent to 60 million plastic bags. The Snap Pack replaces the plastic wrapping used around Carlsberg’s six packs with a pioneering technology that glues its cans together. A world first for the beer industry, it will reduce the amount of plastic used in traditional multi-packs by up to 76 percent, and save 1,200 tonnes annually – the equivalent of 60 million plastic bags – once all of its 4-, 6- and 8-packs have been converted. - 3 years ago

GIIN to Impact Investors: SDGs in Dire Need of Capital Infusion
GIIN to Impact Investors: SDGs in Dire Need of Capital Infusion

Finance & Investment / A new GIIN report reiterates the need for impact investors to raise and direct new capital to help meet the UN SDGs by 2030. - 3 years ago

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New Campaign Rallies iPhone 6s Users Against Planned Obsolescence
New Campaign Rallies iPhone 6s Users Against Planned Obsolescence

Behavior Change / As Apple, the world’s second-largest smartphone producer, prepares to sign the death warrant of the wildly popular iPhone 6s with the rumored launch of multiple new models later this month, Back Market — the largest marketplace exclusively dedicated to bringing thousands of refurbished electronic devices and appliances from certified professionals to consumers — has launched an awareness campaign rallying the public against planned obsolescence. - 3 years ago

Bold Climate Action Could Deliver US$26T by 2030, But Only If We Hurry
Bold Climate Action Could Deliver US$26T by 2030, But Only If We Hurry

The Next Economy / A major report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that we are significantly underestimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. Bold climate action could deliver at least US$26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030, compared with business as usual. - 3 years ago

H&M Opens Hydrothermal Recycling Facilities, Calls for Latest Class of Circular Innovators
H&M Opens Hydrothermal Recycling Facilities, Calls for Latest Class of Circular Innovators

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / This week, the nonprofit H&M Foundation and the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) opened two first-of-their-kind textile recycling facilities in Hong Kong, where HKRITA’s breakthrough hydrothermal recycling technology will for the first time be put into practice at scale, and a miniaturized Garment-To-Garment Recycling System is opened for the public. - 3 years ago

Heathrow to Pilot Winning Ideas Around Plastic Roads, Green Space
Heathrow to Pilot Winning Ideas Around Plastic Roads, Green Space

Walking the Talk / London’s Heathrow International Airport has chosen the winners of its inaugural Centre of Excellence Sustainable Innovation Prize, which were judged as the best solutions to some of the sustainability challenges facing airports and the aviation industry more widely. Launched in January, the competition challenged entrants to focus on three areas as part of Heathrow’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainability work: - 3 years ago

UK Public Supports Urgent Action, Litigation on Climate Change
UK Public Supports Urgent Action, Litigation on Climate Change

Marketing and Comms / According to a new survey from UK-based environmental law charity ClientEarth, the British public wants urgent action on climate change and strongly supports holding fossil fuel companies and the UK government accountable for the negative effects of climate change. After a record heatwave in the UK and northern Europe, the majority of Brits surveyed think fossil fuel companies, whose products contribute directly to climate change, should be made to pay damages for their role in contributing to global warming (71 percent), and that the UK government must do more to help prepare for and adapt to climate change (62 percent). - 3 years ago

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How to Be a Company Society Requires for the Next 100 Years
How to Be a Company Society Requires for the Next 100 Years

Finance & Investment / This post has been translated from Japanese — read the original interview here. - 3 years ago

VTT's Plastic-Eating Microbes Could Help Solve Marine Plastic Problem
VTT's Plastic-Eating Microbes Could Help Solve Marine Plastic Problem

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / VTT — the Technical Research Centre of Finland — is helping to solve the global plastic waste problem with a project called PlastBug, a mobile container unit that removes plastic waste from ocean areas and converts it into material for other uses. "Our idea is to design a mobile container where microbes degrade plastic waste to valuable products like fuels or chemicals," says Kari Koivuranta, Principal Scientist at VTT. - 3 years ago

Member Spotlight: Stephanie Valdez Streaty of Cox Automotive wants to talk with you about recycling car floor mats and other ways to achieve zero waste
Member Spotlight: Stephanie Valdez Streaty of Cox Automotive wants to talk with you about recycling car floor mats and other ways to achieve zero waste

Member Spotlight / Stephanie Valdez Streaty, senior director of corporate social responsibility at Cox Automotive, shares how they plan to achieve an ambitious Zero Waste to Landfill goal by 2024 and speaks about future projects she’d like to tackle with help from other SB Corporate Members, including water replenishment projects. Read on to see how her love for sustainability and the outdoors has positively impacted her family, her community and her workplace. - 3 years ago

Brand Transformation Roadmap: Kevin Hagen from Iron Mountain “takes his own medicine” and shares his experience using the Roadmap
Brand Transformation Roadmap: Kevin Hagen from Iron Mountain “takes his own medicine” and shares his experience using the Roadmap

Press Release / Despite best intentions or lofty aspirations, many sustainability professionals struggle to help their company become a truly sustainable brand. To assist them in this journey, Sustainable Brands and select SB Advisory Board Members, including Kevin Hagen – VP of Environment, Sustainability and Governance Strategy for Iron Mountain, developed the SB Brand Transformation RoadmapSM. It’s a new tool that helps companies navigate the path to full sustainability. - 3 years ago

GlobeScan, Sustainable Apparel Coalition Partner on Consumer Engagement Initiative
GlobeScan, Sustainable Apparel Coalition Partner on Consumer Engagement Initiative

Marketing and Comms / Sustainability research consultancy GlobeScan and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) have partnered on a study to develop communication guidelines and materials for engaging consumers on the Higg Index — a holistic suite of tools for measuring sustainability performance across the textile industry value chain. - 3 years ago

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Q&A: How Rubicon Global Is Championing a Zero-Waste World
Q&A: How Rubicon Global Is Championing a Zero-Waste World

The Next Economy / Founded in 2008, Atlanta-based Rubicon Global has become a worldwide leader in providing cloud-based waste and recycling solutions for customers in business, government and the nonprofit sectors. - 3 years ago

Chipotle Seeking Startups That Can Help 'Cultivate a Better World'
Chipotle Seeking Startups That Can Help 'Cultivate a Better World'

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Chipotle Mexican Grill announced this week that the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation will sponsor the first Chipotle Aluminaries Project, a seven-month-long accelerator program designed to help growth-stage ventures with a shared vision to cultivate a better world take their businesses to the next level. - 3 years ago

Fashion for Good, Partnership for Sustainable Textiles Take Shape with Museum, Roadmaps
Fashion for Good, Partnership for Sustainable Textiles Take Shape with Museum, Roadmaps

Organizational Change / 60 members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles have revealed concrete action plans to ensure humane working conditions, greater environmental protection and fair wages in their own companies and in their suppliers’ production facilities. The Partnership — a multi-stakeholder coalition made up of companies, associations, NGOs, trade unions, standards organisations and the Federal German Government, formed in 2014 with the aim of making improvements along the entire textile supply chain —considers this a major step forward, as it means that many members agree on revealing even sensible information for the first time. - 3 years ago

secondtoNAKED, adidas by Stella McCartney Boost Ethical Activewear Market
secondtoNAKED, adidas by Stella McCartney Boost Ethical Activewear Market

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Earlier this month, adidas by Stella McCartney launched its Fall/Winter 2018 sustainable women’s activewear collection, paying tribute to the power of nature. Designed to equip female athletes whatever the weather, the animal-inspired pieces serve as a reminder that everyone can do their part to protect the world around them. The campaign features supermodel Ming Xi as its new global ambassador who is charged with bringing the brand’s continued mission of LESS IMPACT = MORE POWER to life. - 3 years ago

Coca-Cola GB Campaign, Packaging Redesign Nudge Consumers Toward Lower-Sugar Options
Coca-Cola GB Campaign, Packaging Redesign Nudge Consumers Toward Lower-Sugar Options

Behavior Change / Coca-Cola Great Britain has launched a new design for the Coca-Cola range, featuring new-look packaging for original Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola zero sugar. The changes unify both varieties with the trademark Coca-Cola red and form part of the company’s commercial strategy to encourage more people to try Coca-Cola zero sugar. Along with the redesign, a £5 million marketing campaign communicates the changes to consumers, featuring 10- and 30-second ads alongside out-of-home advertising. The ad, “One Way or Another,” reminds consumers they can enjoy Coca-Cola, with or without sugar. - 3 years ago

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New App Demystifies Nutrition Labels for Those with Special Dietary Needs
New App Demystifies Nutrition Labels for Those with Special Dietary Needs

Product, Service & Design Innovation / A new app is eliminating our last excuse for breaking our diet: Pinto aggregates nutrition information from over 100,000 of the most commonly eaten foods in the US and creates personalized nutrition labels that focuses specifically on the ingredients and nutritional information users are concerned about. - 3 years ago

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