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How Kao Is Creating a More Sustainable, Beautiful, ‘Kirei’ Life for All

How Kao Is Creating a More Sustainable, Beautiful, ‘Kirei’ Life for All

Through its Kirei Lifestyle Plan, Kao aims to empower at least 1 billion people to live more gently and sustainably by 2030. We caught up with Kao’s Dave Muenz to hear about the company’s progress toward its goals; and how the pandemic has both impacted, but also provided opportunities for, progress on sustainability.

New Verizon Accelerator Propelling Climate-Justice Solutions ‘Forward for Good’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Forward for Good Accelerator sends a clear signal of the company’s willingness to build meaningful collaborations with more nimble change makers, offering Fortune 20 assistance in a mutually beneficial way.

Starbucks, McDonald’s Direct $10M More to Accelerate Circularity of Foodservice Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The NextGen Consortium and its partner brands are expanding their work to advance reusable packaging systems, strengthen recycling and composting infrastructure, and scale foodservice packaging innovation.

How ESG Is Forever Changing Investing, Design in the Built Environment

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Simply returning profits to investors is no longer a good enough measure of success. If any stakeholder does not see benefits in the design of a capital project, then gaining support is unlikely. Is your organization ready for multi-stakeholder investment and design?

Stanley Black & Decker and Eastman partner to create power tools with a sustainable focus

PRESS RELEASE - BLACK+DECKER™ brand to launch reviva™ power tools line featuring Eastman Tritan™ Renew with 50% certified recycled content.

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Ivenix selects Eastman Tritan™ copolyester for its new infusion system

PRESS RELEASE - Medical technology innovator Ivenix collaborated with Eastman to incorporate Eastman Tritan™ MXF copolyester into its groundbreaking Ivenix Infusion System.

Sustana Fiber Installs New High-Capacity Shredder at Breakeyville Mill in Quebec, Canada

PRESS RELEASE - The installation of Sustana Fiber’s new shredder at Breakeyville supports the company’s commitment to realize a zero-waste future and is a significant investment in the circular economy.

Trending: Beauty Brands Building Biodiversity, Better Packaging Solutions

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Aveda and L’Occitane Group continue to raise the bar for beauty industry sustainability ambitions with new packaging innovations and a ‘nature-positive’ biodiversity strategy.

70% of Sustainability Experts Doubt Our Ability to Pull Together on Climate Action

WALKING THE TALK - In a new report, experts surveyed say all sectors must play a role in achieving Paris Agreement goals. But, they also believe that public pressure is essential for an adequate response to humanity’s “Code Red” — that a lack of public understanding and action pose their own threat.

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Renewable Materials and Value Chain Circularity: The Case of Tetra Pak

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - From manufacturing to end of life, Tetra Pak is committed to engaging its entire value chain to drive low-carbon circularity. But as VP of Sustainability Jason Pelz explains, just looking at recyclability and recycled content won’t get you there.

Medtronic makes bold ESG commitments at inaugural investor briefing

PRESS RELEASE - Medtronic is harnessing the power of bold environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives to drive better outcomes for the world.

Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Entrepreneur and author Marci Zaroff coined the term ‘eco-fashion’ back in the mid-‘90s. Here, we discuss why sustainable fashion has taken so long to have its ‘moment’ and how regenerative ag could heal the planet along with the damaging textile industry.

Hey, Corporate America: Please Stop Saying, ‘We’ve Always Done Sustainability!’

WALKING THE TALK - Because it begs this response: “Really? If you’ve been doing sustainability for decades, why is the planet (and the human race) in the trouble it’s in?” And corporate America doesn’t really have a good answer to that.

Your Gender Story: Why Embracing Our Human Complexity Is Key for Regenerative Leadership

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Creating truly gender-inclusive workplaces requires more than just including pronouns in email signatures. Reimagine Gender CEO Lisa Kenney explains why a broader understanding of gender is critical for leaders going forward and why getting to know our own Gender Stories is the first step.

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Co-Creating Breakthrough Solutions for the Future We Want

COLLABORATION - To regenerate the system, we have to regenerate how we work together. What if we brought the experience of elders and the courage of the next generation together with the brand leaders tasked with shifting paradigms and making essential decisions?

Clearing the Way for Action: The Need for Coordination, Consistency to Close the Loop on Plastics

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Dow aims to not only provide more sustainable products, but to share our expertise to support people and our planet’s wellbeing. For that expertise to reach its highest potential, it must be backed by international cooperation at every level.

What Happens When an Environmental Leader Finally Claims the Mantle? NRS Asked Triple Gap & Valutus to Find Out

MARKETING AND COMMS - A leader in the water sports industry, NRS was shy about tooting its sustainability horn. So, it asked us: How much value does the market place on brand-level commitment to sustainability vs. product-level initiatives? Turns out, touting any of the brand’s many attributes generated a significant increase in consumer preference.

Tetra Pak Expands Production of Plant-Based Coatings for Aseptic Cartons to North America

PRESS RELEASE - Tetra Pak Expands Production of Plant-Based Coatings for Aseptic Cartons to North America

New Design Challenge Seeks Sustainable Solutions for Unit-Dose Medicine Packaging

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health developed its QuickFire Challenge platform to enlist students, entrepreneurs, researchers and startup companies to help tackle some of the most challenging problems in healthcare.

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