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ELC Expands Renewable Energy Portfolio with Canadian Solar Array

PRESS RELEASE - The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has expanded its global renewable energy portfolio with an on-site solar installation at its new, state-of-the-art fill and assembly manufacturing facility, Hillmount, in Markham, Ontario.

How Stayfree and UNICEF Have Helped 1.7M Indian Girls Break Taboos Around Feminine Health

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - Cultural taboos, and lack of information and access to sanitary napkins, mean that menstruation still limits the lives of women and girls in many places. Stayfree and UNICEF developed a series of social and behavior-change initiatives to improve resources and understanding among girls, families and society.

Shaw to Honor 10 Organizations in its 2022 sustain[HUMAN]ability® Leadership Recognition Program

PRESS RELEASE - Shaw to Honor 10 Organizations in its 2022 sustain[HUMAN]ability® Leadership Recognition Program - representing sustainability leaders with a people-centric approach to sustainability.

Tesco, WWF Tapping Sustainable Food Startups to Fast-Track Supply Chain Innovations

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Innovation Connections accelerator program aims to fast-track vital food system innovations; Tesco is also calling on the UK government to help accelerate scale-up of late-stage innovations in food supply chains.

Country Crock’s Cover Crop Whiskey Shows Benefits of Regenerative Farming Practices

MARKETING AND COMMS - Kansas City distiller J. Rieger & Co. has crafted a one-time edition of Cover Crop Whiskey, made with cereal rye from local farms, to raise awareness of more sustainable farming practices.

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Ørsted Trials Turning Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations Into Safe Havens For Corals

CLEANTECH - The first-of-its-kind ReCoral by Ørsted project aims to implement a non-invasive approach for restoring the health of coral reef ecosystems by growing healthy coral colonies on the foundations of offshore wind turbines.

How Brands Can Help Solve the Macro Problem of Microplastics

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The impact of microplastics on our world is daunting; but every step we take to curb the creation of more microplastics, while also reducing how much of them continue lurking in the environment, makes a difference.

Report Highlights ‘Wild Dozen’ Plant Ingredients Consumers, Companies Should Consume with Care

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new report by TRAFFIC, the FAO and the IUCN Species Survival Commission Medicinal Plant Specialist Group looks at 12 common, wild-harvested plant ingredients and their effects on local sourcing communities and ecosystems.

Benefits for Local Communities Shape Offerings for Regionally Focused Travel Companies

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Focusing resources beyond popular attractions, and a personal sense of pride and care for a place and its people, creates the conditions for well-supported communities. Because of this, regionally focused travel companies are uniquely situated to ensure tourism creates positive ripple effects where they operate.

Sustainability Is Not Enough: Moving from Earth-Neutral to Earth-Positive

THE NEXT ECONOMY - To create real change and avert a climate crisis, we must move beyond earth-neutral and embrace earth-positive — and that starts with your narrative. Here are three ways to ensure that your business, your brand and your ethos are all earth-positive.

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Why More Brands Should Get Grief-Smart This Mother's Day, and Every Day

MARKETING AND COMMS - Sometimes, Mother’s Day — and any number of other marketing holidays celebrating relationships — can hurt. When brands go beyond sales pitches to show their humanity around these occasions, they can set themselves apart and create the more authentic connections customers seek.

Estée Lauder Companies, Plastics for Change Partner to Support Community-Based Plastic Waste Solutions

COLLABORATION - In an effort to combat climate change and reduce waste in its value chain, Estée Lauder Companies’ charitable wing, the ELC Charitable Foundation, has partnered with Plastics for Change to improve the livelihoods of waste collectors in India while diverting ocean-bound plastics.

Rheem® Earns Second Consecutive ENERGY STAR® Award

PRESS RELEASE - Rheem®, a global manufacturer of water heating and HVACR products, has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. EPA and DOE.

New Partnerships Putting Mycoprotein at Center of Sustainable Food Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new MycoTechnology partnership will scale production of mycoprotein and eliminate food waste in Oman; while Quorn and Drew Barrymore expand their partnership with a new educational series, “Myco101.”

2022 ‘World-Changing Ideas’ Tease Sustainable Models for Building, Power, Finance, Animal-Free Protein

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s that time of year, again — when we pore excitedly over Fast Company’s annual list of World-Changing Ideas. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Educator and Family Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month from Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners

PRESS RELEASE - In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Discovery Education and partners are proud to present educators, students, and families a diverse array of dynamic digital resources supporting the mental health of students everywhere.

Purpose & ESG Are Not Interchangeable; You Need Both

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Purpose and ESG are often conflated. Here, three experts explain what makes them different, why you need both, and how to prioritize the gamut of ESG- and Purpose-related activities.

Google, UN Partner to Fight Misinformation on Climate Change

MARKETING AND COMMS - For Google, the search features are part of a larger push to build products and tools that empower people to better understand and limit their personal environmental impact — and highlights verified sources of climate data in 12 languages.

Forget EPR: Researchers Outline Blueprint for ‘Ultimate Producer Responsibility’ for E-waste

WASTE NOT - Existing EPR systems limit electronics producers’ responsibility to national jurisdictions, not to the countries to which we export our electronics waste, and neither lead to multiple product use cycles nor to safe e-waste management.

eBay UK’s ‘Imperfects’ Marketplace Gives Flawed Fashion Items a Second Chance

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The platform features items from over 100 high-street and high-end designers at up to 60% off. All items are considered new, but feature minor defects that would prevent brands from selling them in stores at full retail prices.

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