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Commission Threatens Future of Tuna by Sidestepping WWF's Pleas to Limit Catch
Commission Threatens Future of Tuna by Sidestepping WWF's Pleas to Limit Catch

Behavior Change / WWF says it will now urge a suspension of fishing for Pacific Bluefin tuna, if fishing nations fail to set binding catch limits in line with scientific recommendations this year.WWF’s hardening stance follows an inconclusive annual meeting of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which deferred discussions on bluefin tuna quotas to October. Catch reductions of at least 50 percent and a drastic reduction in the number of juveniles caught will also need to be implemented by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Samoa in December in order to secure the future of the fishery. - 7 years ago

Carbios Announces Milestone in Controlled Biodegradation Process for Disposable Soft Plastics
Carbios Announces Milestone in Controlled Biodegradation Process for Disposable Soft Plastics

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Carbios, a French green chemistry company specializing in technologies enabling the recovery of plastic waste and the production of bio-polymers, has announced a significant step forward in the development of its controlled biodegradation process for disposable soft plastics.With its new process, Carbios says it obtained completely biodegradable plastic material in domestic conditions. The material, comprised of an oil-based polymer and an enzyme, loses 50 percent of its mass in 15 days and completely biodegrades in less than three months, making Carbios’ technology an effective potential industrial answer to legal concerns around how to better control the end of life of disposable and short-life plastics. - 7 years ago

AT&T Commits $18 Million to Youth Mentoring Programs
AT&T Commits $18 Million to Youth Mentoring Programs

Product, Service & Design Innovation / AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson joined President Obama today to commit $18 million to education programs with a youth mentoring component. This funding supports the company’s goal of providing youth across the country one million hours of mentoring by AT&T employees through the end of 2016.“Research shows that the presence of a mentor in a young person’s life significantly improves their potential for success. That’s why thousands of AT&T employees volunteer to mentor students across the country,” Stephenson said. “I am proud to be a part of this initiative with the president.” - 7 years ago

WWF, IKEA Release Better Cotton Initiative Progress Report
WWF, IKEA Release Better Cotton Initiative Progress Report

Leadership / The WWF and IKEA have released a new report highlighting the impacts of their work with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), as the organization restates its aim to make up 30 percent of global cotton production by 2020. - 7 years ago

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Sainsbury's Receives First Corporate 'Green' Loan to Help Fund Its Sustainability Commitments
Sainsbury's Receives First Corporate 'Green' Loan to Help Fund Its Sustainability Commitments

The Next Economy / Sainsbury’s today announced it has agreed to a £200 million corporate “green” loan to invest in ongoing carbon reduction and sustainability projects. While Green Bonds are now increasingly issued by institutions to support sustainability initiatives, the retailer says this is the first time that a commercial loan has been structured to do the same. - 7 years ago

Study: Companies Must Shift from Touting Sustainability to Tangibly Impacting Customers' Lives
Study: Companies Must Shift from Touting Sustainability to Tangibly Impacting Customers' Lives

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Only a third of consumers regularly consider sustainability in their purchasing decisions, according to a global study by Accenture and Havas Media RE:PURPOSE, which reveals the reasons for the disconnect between business and consumer expectations of sustainable products and services. - 7 years ago

Södra, James Cropper Unveil 100% Renewable, Biodegradable Alternative to Plastic
Södra, James Cropper Unveil 100% Renewable, Biodegradable Alternative to Plastic

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / UK specialty paper and advanced materials manufacturer James Cropper PLC — which has developed breakthrough processes for recycling cocoa husk waste into paper and for recycling both the paper and plastic components of disposable coffee cups — has unveiled a sustainable alternative to plastic that the company says can carry the weight of an adult and be composted within 100 days. Developed in partnership with Södra, a Swedish forestry cooperative, DuraPulp is a bio-composite material that consists of specially selected pulp and a renewable biopolymer. - 7 years ago

Southwest's 'LUV Seat' Project Will Upcycle 43 Acres of Used Leather, Create Jobs in Africa, US
Southwest's 'LUV Seat' Project Will Upcycle 43 Acres of Used Leather, Create Jobs in Africa, US

Waste Not / On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines announced the launch of LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose, a global sustainability initiative to upcycle 43 acres of used leather seat coverings into new products that will benefit communities by providing employment, skills training, and donated products. - 7 years ago

Major US Companies Band Together to Assert Market Demand for Renewables
Major US Companies Band Together to Assert Market Demand for Renewables

Cleantech / Looking to increase availability of cost-competitive renewable energy to run their businesses, this week 12 leading US companies signed the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles, created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), to better communicate their purchasing needs and expectations to the marketplace. - 7 years ago

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WWF to Fisheries: Catch 50% Less or Lose Pacific Bluefin Tuna Altogether
WWF to Fisheries: Catch 50% Less or Lose Pacific Bluefin Tuna Altogether

Behavior Change / The long-term sustainability of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna fishery can only be guaranteed by following the science and halving catch limits, WWF will tell the two Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) covering the Pacific. - 7 years ago

Coke, WWF Highlight Progress Toward 2020 Water Goals in 1st Annual Review
Coke, WWF Highlight Progress Toward 2020 Water Goals in 1st Annual Review

Collaboration / The Coca-Cola Company and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Thursday released an Annual Review on the one-year anniversary of their global partnership to protect our freshwater resources. Reporting on their collaborative efforts throughout 2013, the report highlights progress in the areas of freshwater conservation, environmental performance, valuing nature and the formation of additional partnerships — all supporting the partnership’s renewed focus on addressing the natural resource challenges impacting fresh water. - 7 years ago

Greenpeace's 'Awesome' Video Plea to LEGO Blocked by YouTube
Greenpeace's 'Awesome' Video Plea to LEGO Blocked by YouTube

Collaboration / Greenpeace’s viral video, “LEGO: Everything Is NOT Awesome,” released earlier this week, has apparently been suspended by YouTube due to a copyright claim from Warner Brothers. The environmental organization quickly transferred the film to Vimeo and strongly defended the work as a piece of satire that highlights a subject of significant public interest.The film, made by BAFTA-winning creative agency Don’t Panic, reached over three million views in less than three days. It depicts the Arctic, made of LEGO, being destroyed by an oil spill caused by partner Shell’s drilling in the region. - 7 years ago

Natural Capital Protocol Will Demystify Business Value of Nature
Natural Capital Protocol Will Demystify Business Value of Nature

New Metrics / The Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) announced this week its selection of two consortia to develop what will be known as the Natural Capital Protocol. - 7 years ago

New Tetra Pak Campaign Encourages Industry-Wide Commitment to Renewable Packaging
New Tetra Pak Campaign Encourages Industry-Wide Commitment to Renewable Packaging

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Tetra Pak has launched a campaign to raise industry awareness of the importance of the front end of the packaging life cycle — the sourcing of renewable materials — and is calling on the consumer goods industry to commit to prioritizing renewability. - 7 years ago

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Greenpeace Ramps Up LEGO Campaign with Emotional Video
Greenpeace Ramps Up LEGO Campaign with Emotional Video

Marketing and Comms / Greenpeace continued its campaign against LEGO on Tuesday with the release of a dramatic video, called “Everything Is NOT Awesome,” aimed at further illustrating the reasons the toy company should sever its ties with Shell, which Greenpeace contends is putting the delicate Arctic marine environment at risk through its oil drilling. - 7 years ago

Apple Expands Solar Capabilities; Greenpeace Applauds
Apple Expands Solar Capabilities; Greenpeace Applauds

Leadership / Apple announced on Monday it has closed a deal to annex 100 acres in Claremont, NC for a new 17.5-megawatt solar farm, the construction of which is expected to cost some $55 million, according to Apple Insider. The Hickory Daily Record reports that Apple's latest olar installation will bring 100 acres of land into the city's corporate limits and should generate roughly 75 jobs, which the company agreed to source locally. Construction of the farm is expected to be completed in five years. - 7 years ago

Home Depot Among a Dozen Home & Garden Retailers Working to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides
Home Depot Among a Dozen Home & Garden Retailers Working to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

Behavior Change / A dozen US home and garden retailers, including Home Depot and BJ's Wholesale Club, are working to ban or limit use of neonicotinoid, or neonic, pesticides, suspected of contributing to dramatic declines in honeybee populations, according to Reuters.The retailers are now requiring suppliers to label any plants treated with the pesticides before they can be sold in their stores. Home Depot, the world's largest home-improvement retailer, is requiring its suppliers to start such labeling by the fourth quarter of this year, and is running tests in several states to see if the pesticides can be eliminated in plant production without adversely affecting plant health, according to Ron Jarvis, the company's VP of merchandising/sustainability. - 7 years ago

New Symantec Initiative Hopes to Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap
New Symantec Initiative Hopes to Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

Organizational Change / Symantec, one of the world's largest security software companies, has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound. The program was announced as a Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Symantec’s executive director of the program, Aled Miles. - 7 years ago

CDP: US Utilities Now Pricing Carbon as Part of Core Business Strategy
CDP: US Utilities Now Pricing Carbon as Part of Core Business Strategy

New Metrics / In response to increasing recognition of climate risk, CDP has released a new white paper containing fresh insights into how a price on carbon pollution might benefit companies and the US economy as a whole. Contributors include American Electric Power (AEP) chairman Nick Akins, former Governor and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman, along with investors, policy experts from Stanford and Columbia Universities, and other select thought leaders. - 7 years ago

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LAUNCH Seeking Chemistry Innovations to Advance Sustainable Materials, Manufacturing
LAUNCH Seeking Chemistry Innovations to Advance Sustainable Materials, Manufacturing

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Calling all chemistry innovators! LAUNCH — the open innovation platform aimed at identifying and fostering breakthrough ideas for a more sustainable world — this week announced its newest System Challenge: Green Chemistry. - 7 years ago

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