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Tamay Kiper

I'm committed to optimizing human potential and tapping into the immense power of nature to find solutions.

I believe nature has all the answers and with the right tools and resources, everyone and every organization is capable of unleashing their full potential to create good in the world.

I’m a systems thinker with progressive experience in overseeing and managing sustainability-related programs, assessing environmental and social risks, aligning sustainability with strategic direction, creating social impact for businesses and integrating sustainability into the core business through various channels.

My mission is to increase awareness about environmental and social issues, help people understand the consequences of their actions, guide them to better consumption models and inspire behavior change.

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SB Corporate Members Collaborate to Drive Circular Innovation
SB Corporate Members Collaborate to Drive Circular Innovation

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / When BASF and its customer and fellow Sustainable Brands Corporate Member, Stanley Black & Decker, realized they had similar interest in recycling technologies for plastics and battery materials, they decided to launch an innovation challenge. - 5 months ago

Urban Barrels: Giving Sails, and Local Manufacturing, a Second Life
Urban Barrels: Giving Sails, and Local Manufacturing, a Second Life

Waste Not / As humans, the number of problems we have created and must solve in the world can feel overwhelming at times. But if we all picked one thing and did our best to solve it, we would collectively make a tremendous impact. As a sailor and a sustainability enthusiast, I’ve always assumed old sails would go to landfill at their end of life. So, I was excited to discover Urban Barrels, a Southern California startup working locally to find a solution to this little-known problem by turning old sails into hats, bags and other products. I met with founder John Paul “JP” MacDonell to learn more. - 3 years ago

Reporting 3.0: Progress Toward a More Common Definition of True Materiality
Reporting 3.0: Progress Toward a More Common Definition of True Materiality

New Metrics / Drawing on the work of Reporting 3.0 - in particular, its Reporting Blueprint and forthcoming Accounting Blueprint - this panel on the final afternoon of New Metrics ‘16 facilitated an animated discussion on true materiality, exploring the broad range of definitions of materiality, and whether they may coalesce into a more common definition or continue to be disparate for different audiences. - 3 years ago

Cropdots Cultivating Local Food Movement by Connecting Growers to Eaters
Cropdots Cultivating Local Food Movement by Connecting Growers to Eaters

Product, Service & Design Innovation / On a blazing hot Saturday in Los Angeles last month, the Venice High School Garden, also known as The Learning Garden, hosted the latest in a years-long string of community events – this time, a “Tomato Late Harvest Summer Tasting,” hosted by local startup Cropdots. - 5 years ago

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How to Use Internal Competition to Drive Sustainability Engagement, Innovation Across a Company
How to Use Internal Competition to Drive Sustainability Engagement, Innovation Across a Company

Organizational Change / As part of L’Oréal’s global sustainability program called Sharing Beauty With All, the company has pledged that by the year 2020, 100 percent of its products will have an environmental or social benefit. To help make that commitment a reality, L’Oréal is calling on its employees, at every level and across every function, to contribute their own innovative solutions. The L’Oréal Beauty Shaker Awards is the company’s annual internal innovation competition, and in 2014 — the program’s fifth year — sustainability was the name of the game. - 5 years ago

SB'15 Istanbul Kicks Off Sustainable Brands' 'How Now' Theme
SB'15 Istanbul Kicks Off Sustainable Brands' 'How Now' Theme

Press Release / This week, Sustainable Brands’ third annual Istanbul conference brought together global and local brands, thought leaders and NGOs to explore how to make the shift to a sustainable future. Through this year’s theme, ‘How Now,’ the over 500 attendees witnessed over 90 speakers explore and illustrate How brands are tapping into emerging innovation to successfully scale sustainability to the next level Now. Over 500 attendees came together to discuss how now strategies in the face of changing times and changing consumer behaviors, learn from over 90 speakers and participate in 30 breakouts and 3 workshops throughout two days of the event. - 5 years ago

How Tesla Will Help Jackson Family Wines Save $2M in Energy Costs
How Tesla Will Help Jackson Family Wines Save $2M in Energy Costs

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Sonoma County, Calif.-based Jackson Family Wines is among the first winemakers to install Tesla Energy’s new energy-storage technology and currently one of Tesla’s largest installations: An early strategic collaborator in the development of the technology, JFW already has 21 Tesla stationary storage systems in place at its Kendall-Jackson winery and others. - 5 years ago

23 Nestlé USA Factories Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill, Exceeding Nestlé's Global Goal
23 Nestlé USA Factories Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill, Exceeding Nestlé's Global Goal

Waste Not / Nestlé USA has had a busy year so far: The company has publicly committed to removing all artificial flavors and colors from its chocolate candy by the end of 2015 and purchased enough certified cocoa to produce its entire Easter chocolate collection, a first for a major U.S. candy manufacturer. - 5 years ago

HP Setting Industry Standard with Zero-Tolerance Policy on Forced Migrant Labor
HP Setting Industry Standard with Zero-Tolerance Policy on Forced Migrant Labor

Supply Chain / Last fall, HP became the first company in the IT industry to require direct employment of foreign migrant workers in its supply chain with the release of the HP Foreign Migrant Worker Standard.Three months after HP the release of this new standard for preventing exploitative labor practices and forced labor, Sustainable Brands spoke with Bob Mitchell, Global Manager of Supply Chain Social & Environmental Responsibility, to learn how the program is enabling HP to ethically recruit and manage foreign migrant workers. - 5 years ago

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A Millennial's Personal Sustainability Survival Guide
A Millennial's Personal Sustainability Survival Guide

Behavior Change / When I was young, my grandfather placed stickers saying ‘Turn off if unnecessary’ on light switches, ‘Close the tap while brushing your teeth’ on the sink, and ‘Did you unplug all unnecessary electronics?’ next to the front door. Even though I thought it was weird and controlling at the time, they were my first introductions to sustainability. That, and I was the only one in my elementary school with a cotton handkerchief when all my friends blew their noses with fancy Kleenex pack-by-packs. I also grew up listening to my mother’s best friend, who worked with Greenpeace for over two decades, and became inspired by her exotic stories — chaining herself in protest in various places, or going to Southern Ocean to save the whales. - 5 years ago

Proving the #BusinessCase: P&G Exceeds 2 Sustainability Goals; One Creates $1.6B in Value
Proving the #BusinessCase: P&G Exceeds 2 Sustainability Goals; One Creates $1.6B in Value

Business Case / This week, Procter & Gamble published its 16th annual sustainability report, which reveals how the CPG giant made far-reaching — and as it turns out, lucrative — improvements to its global operations years ahead of schedule. - 5 years ago

B&Q Is Out to Make Gardening as Sustainable as We Always Thought It Was
B&Q Is Out to Make Gardening as Sustainable as We Always Thought It Was

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / As an urban farmer, I’ve always been proud of my small-scale food production and gardening efforts, thinking that I’m supporting nature and working with the environment. But I wasn’t aware of the impacts of the gardening materials I chose and unable to see the big picture and interconnectedness of what I thought was a sustainable practice. For example, I sighed every time I tried to save the unrecyclable polystyrene planting trays for the next season or reuse them for other purposes, knowing that there was no better option out there. The common use of peat as compost in the trays is also an issue — turns out, commercial harvesting can destroy hundreds of years’ worth of peat and complex wildlife ecosystems in one or two years. - 6 years ago

J&J, HP, Kaiser Discuss Effective Metrics, Messaging in Push for Sustainability in Healthcare
J&J, HP, Kaiser Discuss Effective Metrics, Messaging in Push for Sustainability in Healthcare

New Metrics / On Wednesday, I had the pleasure to attend Metrics that Matter, Messages that Motivate — Making the Right Case for Sustainability in Healthcare, an event hosted by The Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (Wharton IGEL) and Johnson & Johnson at Wharton’s West coast campus in San Francisco. Geoffrey Garrett, recently named dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, kicked things off by emphasizing the importance of sustainability in every area of our daily lives. - 6 years ago

How Comfortable Are You with Your Customers Having All the Power?
How Comfortable Are You with Your Customers Having All the Power?

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Wolff Olins and Flamingo’s Game Changers series is an annual exploration of what’s driving change in the world of brands. The latest Game Changers report, The New Mainstream, looks at the evolving ways people are consuming products and interacting with brands. The research addresses the sense of uneasiness from companies about ‘giving up control to consumers’ in the age of social media. Some business leaders are embracing it, finding new ways to connect with their customers on an individual level — but most are nervous at the thought of potentially losing control of their brand. - 6 years ago

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#NewMetrics ’14: Catching Up with SASB
#NewMetrics ’14: Catching Up with SASB

New Metrics / The third morning workshop on Wednesday, day one of New Metrics ’14, at MIT Sloan School of Business, gave us a closer look at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), its process and its progress to date since its founding in 2012. - 6 years ago

New Research Explores Whether Consumers Appreciate Disruptive Innovation in Sustainable Packaging
New Research Explores Whether Consumers Appreciate Disruptive Innovation in Sustainable Packaging

The Next Economy / Novelis, a global leader in rolled aluminum products, is in the process of shifting its entire business model from a traditional linear model to a closed-loop or circular model. The company is embracing an entirely new way of thinking and operating in order to radically transform itself — and, in the process, reap the brand value associated with being a clear leader on that front in its industry.In 2013, Novelis introduced evercan™, the first independently certified, high-recycled-content (currently 90 percent, with a goal of 100 percent) aluminum beverage can sheet, while committing to making it available at no extra cost. - 6 years ago

Should Externalities Be Billed to the Customer?
Should Externalities Be Billed to the Customer?

The Next Economy / As I was getting ready for my recent move from Los Angeles to San Francisco, I was looking for the best moving options available. Should I tow my belongings behind my car? Rent a truck and tow my car? Hire a moving company to do all the work for me? That is when I noticed U-Haul’s Environmental Protection Fee — an additional $5 charge for renting one of their trucks. - 6 years ago

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