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PRé and SupplyShift Join Forces to Tackle Challenges of LCA, Supply Chain Sustainability
PRé and SupplyShift Join Forces to Tackle Challenges of LCA, Supply Chain Sustainability

New Metrics / Sustainability software and consulting firm PRé has announced a partnership with supply chain software company SupplyShift to tackle the challenges inherent in the twin fields of life cycle assessment (LCA) and supply chain sustainability, and to use the strengths of each field to support the other. These challenges involve (1) dealing with the lack of primary supplier data in LCA inventories, (2) streamlining complex data collection and management issues in supply chain efforts, (3) circumventing inefficient duplicate data requests, and (4) facilitating the use of sustainable sourcing to reduce the environmental impacts LCA identifies. - 7 years ago

Walmart Hosts Sustainable Product Expo to Accelerate Supply Chain Innovation
Walmart Hosts Sustainable Product Expo to Accelerate Supply Chain Innovation

Organizational Change / Today, Walmart joined forces with CEOs from more than a dozen global companies — including Kellogg, P&G, Monsanto, Campbell Soup, PepsiCo, General Mills and the Dairy Farmers of America — to sign new commitments that accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and recycling. The pledges kicked off Walmart’s inaugural Sustainable Product Expo, a three-day collaboration to expand the availability of products that sustain people and the environment. Together, the participating suppliers represent more than $100 billion in sales at Walmart. - 7 years ago

RILA Seeking Industry Input on New Retail Energy Management Maturity Matrix
RILA Seeking Industry Input on New Retail Energy Management Maturity Matrix

New Metrics / Last week, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) officially launched its Retail Energy Management Program by releasing the Retail Energy Management Maturity Matrix (REMMM), a new tool designed to help retailers optimize their energy management programs. - 7 years ago

Recyclebank Launches One Twine - A Marketplace for the Conscious Consumer
Recyclebank Launches One Twine - A Marketplace for the Conscious Consumer

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Today, in honor of Earth Day, Recyclebank — which inspires and rewards more conscious consumer actions and purchasing decisions — is launching One Twine, a new online shop that features a carefully curated collection of socially and environmentally conscious goods. Each product is reviewed through Recyclebank’s Impact Lens, which examines how it’s made, how it’s used and how it can be disposed. Recyclebank members can apply the points they’ve earned for buying and acting more sustainably toward purchases on One Twine. - 7 years ago

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Nissan Expanding Program to Make Charging Free and 'EZ' for LEAF Drivers
Nissan Expanding Program to Make Charging Free and 'EZ' for LEAF Drivers

Cleantech / Nissan has announced the expansion of its "No Charge to Charge" promotion — which provides two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF — to 25 US markets, which are currently responsible for more than 80 percent of Nissan LEAF sales.Nissan says the "No Charge to Charge" expansion will use the new EZ-ChargeSM card, a first-of-its-kind platform that will offer LEAF drivers access to the leading EV charging networks with a single, all-access card. New LEAFs will come with an EZ-Charge card that will provide access to chargers with ChargePoint, Blink Network from Car Charging Group, AeroVironment and NRG eVgo. - 7 years ago

SAP to Offer Free Online Course, “Sustainability and Business Innovation”
SAP to Offer Free Online Course, “Sustainability and Business Innovation”

Press Release / SAP embarked on a more sustainable business strategy five years ago. Along the way, we’ve learned a lot of lessons from customers, thought leaders and employees alike. To share those lessons with you, we’ve built a free, online course — commonly referred to as Massively Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. This MOOC, Sustainability and Business Innovation, will help you understand how to craft, implement and execute a more sustainable corporate strategy. - 7 years ago

Liquid Light Wins Grand Challenge Grant for Carbon-Conversion Technology
Liquid Light Wins Grand Challenge Grant for Carbon-Conversion Technology

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / New Jersey-based Liquid Light has received a CAD$500,000 seed grant in the first round of Alberta’s Grand Challenge, organized by the Climate Change and Emission Management Corporation (CCEMC). The purpose of the CCEMC Grand Challenge is to identify new technologies that will lead to the creation of new products and markets, while providing a one million ton net reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. - 7 years ago

IKEA's New US Wind Farm Is Its Largest Renewable Energy Investment to Date
IKEA's New US Wind Farm Is Its Largest Renewable Energy Investment to Date

Leadership / IKEA US announced last week that it is making its first US wind farm investment with the purchase of Hoopeston Wind in Hoopeston, Illinois. The 98-megawatt wind farm is the largest single IKEA Group renewable energy investment globally to date and will make a significant contribution to the company’s goal to generate as much renewable energy as the total energy it consumes by 2020. The project is currently being constructed by Apex Clean Energy and is expected to be fully operational by the first half of 2015. - 7 years ago

Practically Green Becomes WeSpire, Debuts Sustainability ROI Calculator
Practically Green Becomes WeSpire, Debuts Sustainability ROI Calculator

Organizational Change / Practically Green, the engagement platform for sustainability and responsibility programs, this week announced it is rebranding as WeSpire. The company also debuted its proprietary ROI calculator, which will allow customers to more accurately measure the impact and savings of each individual project deployed.WeSpire helps companies engage people in sustainability and responsibility initiatives with persuasive technology that builds awareness, drives behavior change and now more accurately measures business results. Practically Green’s evolution to WeSpire reflects the growing scope of sustainability and as a result, the growing scope of its technology. - 7 years ago

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THRIVE Farmers: Beyond Fair Trade to a Truly Sustainable Coffee Industry
THRIVE Farmers: Beyond Fair Trade to a Truly Sustainable Coffee Industry

Product, Service & Design Innovation / A Costa Rican coffee farmer’s son, an ex-lawyer turned coffee farmer, and a successful entrepreneur came together and created a partnership built on the idea of making a difference in the coffee community. By cutting out the middleman, putting a brand around it, and selling quality coffee direct to businesses, THRIVE Farmers is making it possible for farmers to receive ten times more profit than even Fair Trade standards. We asked founder Michael Jones what inspired him to leave his $40 million healthcare company to start THRIVE and how it is disrupting the coffee industry. - 7 years ago

SC Johnson Achieves Zero Landfill Status at 8th Manufacturing Facility
SC Johnson Achieves Zero Landfill Status at 8th Manufacturing Facility

Waste Not / SC Johnson announced this week that it achieved zero waste-to-landfill status at its eighth global manufacturing facility, demonstrating progress toward its ambitious goal of reducing its global manufacturing waste by 70 percent by 2016. From 2000-2012, the company says it has reduced its global manufacturing waste by 62 percent as a ratio to production. - 7 years ago

IPCC: Climate Change Creates Pervasive Risks But It's Not Too Late for Effective Action
IPCC: Climate Change Creates Pervasive Risks But It's Not Too Late for Effective Action

Organizational Change / The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report today that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans and the world, in many cases, is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate. The report also asserts that there are opportunities to respond to such risks, though the risks will be difficult to manage as warming continues to increase. - 7 years ago

Clariant Joins BASF, AkzoNobel in Chem Industry Sustainability Initiative
Clariant Joins BASF, AkzoNobel in Chem Industry Sustainability Initiative

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / On Thursday, Swiss specialty chemicals giant Clariant announced it is the newest member of “Together for Sustainability” (TfS), a chemical industry initiative founded in 2011 aimed at improving sustainability practices within its supply chains. - 7 years ago

World's Largest Automakers Reach Landmark Agreement on Responsible Supplier Standards
World's Largest Automakers Reach Landmark Agreement on Responsible Supplier Standards

Collaboration / On Wednesday, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and CSR Europe, facilitators of the European Automotive Working Group on Supply Chain Sustainability, announced an unprecedented agreement among 14 global automakers on a set of standards outlining expectations for suppliers on key responsibility issues including human rights, environment, working conditions and business ethics. - 7 years ago

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Sea-Tac International Unveils EV Project to Save Airlines Millions in Fuel, GHG Emissions
Sea-Tac International Unveils EV Project to Save Airlines Millions in Fuel, GHG Emissions

Cleantech / With most of the focus regarding the carbon footprint of air travel on the planes themselves, little attention is generally paid to that of airports. a new project to convert the rest of the vehicles on the airfield at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from fossil fuels to electric power is about to save the airport millions of dollars and tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs). - 7 years ago

Keurig Green Mountain Pledges $11M to NGOs Working to Solve Global Water Crisis
Keurig Green Mountain Pledges $11M to NGOs Working to Solve Global Water Crisis

Collaboration / Just a week after the release of its most recent sustainability report — complete with new 2020 targets, including providing access to clean water to a million people worldwide — and just in time for World Water Day, Keurig Green Mountain (KGM), has announced a multi-faceted effort to address the long-term, interconnected challenges of the global water crisis, starting with a commitment of $11 million to support leading NGOs working to promote water security around the world. - 7 years ago

New Feasibility Studies Using Social Innovations to Tackle European Food Waste
New Feasibility Studies Using Social Innovations to Tackle European Food Waste

Waste Not / European food-waste prevention project FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimizing Waste-Prevention Strategies) — a four-year project (July 2012 – August 2016) funded by the European Commission framework program 7 — is working towards achieving a more resource-efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. Along with UK partner WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme), FUSIONS has launched a series of feasibility studies around using social innovation to tackle food waste. - 7 years ago

DTSC Challenging Manufacturers to Make Products Safer
DTSC Challenging Manufacturers to Make Products Safer

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / On Thursday, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) challenged manufacturers to make their products safer and dramatically change the way consumers are protected from potential toxic harm.As a key step in its Safer Consumer Products regulations, DTSC is announcing three draft “priority products” — consumer goods sold in California that each contain at least one toxic chemical — and asking manufacturers to find a safer alternative.The three products are: - 7 years ago

Nestlé, Sainsbury's, GSK Adopt Holistic Framework for Carbon-Water Management
Nestlé, Sainsbury's, GSK Adopt Holistic Framework for Carbon-Water Management

Cleantech / Businesses and governments must tackle energy and water use in tandem or risk major disruption, according to research released this week by sustainability specialists Anthesis in association with the Water Footprint Network. And 15 leading businesses from 11 different sectors, including Sainsbury’s, Boots UK, GlaxoSmithKline, Nestlé and Nokia have committed to looking at their carbon-water management holistically. - 7 years ago

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Unilever, IFAD Form Public-Private Partnership to Benefit Smallholder Farmers Worldwide
Unilever, IFAD Form Public-Private Partnership to Benefit Smallholder Farmers Worldwide

Collaboration / Unilever recently announced a public-private partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) aimed at helping to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers around the world.The goal of the 5-year global agreement — the first of its kind by IFAD with the private sector — is to help improve food security through: - 7 years ago

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