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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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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