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Is Employee Engagement One of Your New Year Resolutions?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - An engaged workforce is critical to an organization’s success, no matter what products or services you’re selling.

Gap, Salesforce Sign Landmark Deal for Renewable Energy Aggregation

CLEANTECH - Five global brands sign joint 42.5-MW energy deal, creating a new blueprint for renewable energy aggregation.

‘We Believe’: Communicators Weigh In on P&G’s Controversial New Ad

MARKETING AND COMMS - We reached out to communication leaders in the SB community for their take on P&G’s spotlight on toxic masculinity.

Why Entrepreneurs, Not CPG Giants, Will Lead Us to ‘Earth-Functional Foods’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - New report uses the term “Earth-Functional Foods” to describe food that provides environmental benefits beyond health.

Global Alliance Commits Over $1B to End Plastic Waste

COLLABORATION - An alliance of global companies from the plastics, chemicals and CPG value chain has banded together to advance solutions to plastic waste in the environment.

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New Guide Will Empower Banks to Quickly Assess Natural Capital Risk

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - New step-by-step guide from Natural Capital Finance Alliance builds on launch of web-based tool, ENCORE, in November.

Reducing Transport Emissions in Electronics Supply Chains, the 'SmartWay'

SUPPLY CHAIN - Electronics manufacturers are asking for more sustainability data from suppliers as the demand for CSR extends throughout the supply chain.

Tiffany & Co. Begins New Era of Diamond Transparency

SUPPLY CHAIN - Tiffany begins disclosing the provenance of its diamonds, commits to 100 percent geographic transparency.

Building the Next Generation of Sustainable Fashion Leaders

WALKING THE TALK - There is a clear opportunity to transition to a more conscious approach to fashion, and up-and-coming designers have great potential to help influence this shift.

CES Tech for a Better World: Insights on Innovation and Social Purpose

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With the 2019 Tech for a Better World honorees, CES makes the statement that technology should positively impact humanity and the natural world.

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Q&A: Savers on a Mission to Help Us All ‘Rethink Reuse’

WASTE NOT - Fashion and sustainability: Can they go together?

Abbott: Fighting for a Malaria-free India

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - Abbott's rapid diagnostic testing tools will help fight malaria in the Indian state hit hardest by the disease.

3 Top Sustainability Issues in 2019 and How to Address Them

WALKING THE TALK - Once seen as a ‘nice to have’ for businesses, sustainability has become a vital component of many global organisations’ social and economic strategies.

How Smart Tech Is Bringing Toilets to the Masses Across the Developing World

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Did you hear the story of the little girl in India who called the police to report her dad over a toilet?

EcoVadis Helping Pharma Giants to Improve Global Health Supply Chain

COLLABORATION - The Responsible Health Initiative aims to fortify responsible business practices throughout healthcare value chain

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Trending: More Big Brands Get Behind Plant-Based Burger Bonanza

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Two recent, industry-changing announcements from food giants Carl’s Jr. and Nestlé mean more dining options for health- and environment-conscious consumers that might not violate their New Year’s resolutions.

UK to Hold Companies Responsible for Packaging Recycling, Disposal

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Businesses and manufacturers will pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste, under a major new government strategy unveiled late last month by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Top 5 Companies That Effectively Amplified Their Impact in 2018

MARKETING AND COMMS - As we wrap up work for the year and prepare for 2019, we reflected back on all that occurred this year within our niche realm of sustainability communications — and when looking back, it was apparent that 2018 was the year of brands taking stands.

How WWF, Hilton Are Beating Hospitality Food Waste

WASTE NOT - If you’re visiting a hotel this holiday season for either work or pleasure, take a moment to observe the way food is prepared and served at the buffet or your holiday party dinner. Is it presented in abundance? Are people taking more than they can eat? Is the hotel staff replenishing the buffet even as the party is winding down? How much food is going back to the kitchen? Can you tell if the hotel is donating edible food or composting its scraps?

Trending: BASF, Coca-Cola, EC Break New Ground on Plastics Recycling

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Continuing this year’s wave of near-constant innovations aimed at responsible management of post-consumer plastics are new advancements from both the private and public sector. BASF making products with chemically recycled plastics BASF announced it has broken new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize currently unrecyclable plastic waste, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Depending on the region, such waste is usually sent to landfill or burned with energy recovery.

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