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Why Real Estate Needs a Seat at the Table in a Sustainable Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In the months and years to come, the real estate sector must play a critical role in creating a decarbonized environment — helping society prepare, respond, re-enter and ultimately re-imagine a sustainable future.

Issues and Values in the Age of Pandemics, Disruption and Division

WALKING THE TALK - I call the tying together of identity, values and purchasing “corporate citizenshop,” and it is growing — even in the midst of a pandemic, global economic issues, political uncertainty and much more.

Report: Small Behavioral Interventions with Pilots Add Up to Massive Savings for Airlines

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - A new whitepaper details an 8-month study conducted with Virgin Atlantic — in which a behavioral intervention with pilots created $6.1M in fuel savings, and demonstrated the most cost-effective carbon-abatement solution in history.

Why a Solutions-Focused Mindset Is Essential for Creating a Sustainable Future

LEADERSHIP - Rather than dwelling on problems, a solutions-centered focus — within individuals, organizations, governments, etc — naturally leads to breaking negative feedback loops, feelings of hopelessness, and cycles of redundant and unproductive work.

Electric Vehicles, Renewable Fuels Can Coexist in a Clean Energy Future

CLEANTECH - The future of alternative energy will not be based on a single solution. Options are much more likely to include “all of the above” answers, using both electricity and proven alternatives such as biodiesel.

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Barbour Christmas Campaign Extols Virtues of Repairing Much-Loved Items

MARKETING AND COMMS - The heritage lifestyle brand used a true customer story as inspiration for its latest Christmas campaign, which celebrates the value of repairing used items vs purchasing new.

Regenerative Design: Beyond Sustainability Toward Circularity in the Built Environment

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In order to achieve 2030 sustainability goals, company leaders must think beyond "sustainability," and challenge built environment teams to strive for net-positive impacts, net-zero energy and zero waste.

This Cidery Is Restoring Biodiversity While Reviving Traditional Cider-Making

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - By reviving traditional meadow orchards in its native Luxembourg, where much of the cider industry had died and fruit was going to waste, carbon-negative Ramborn Cider Co. has set about reversing the loss of biodiversity in the region.

Ford wins 2021 Green Car and Truck of the Year awards with all-electric Mustang Mach-E and all-new F-150

PRESS RELEASE - The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E and the all-new F-150 have earned Green Car Journal’s 2021 Green Car of the Year and Green Truck of the Year awards.

Braskem Affirms Commitment to Circular Economy and to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050

PRESS RELEASE - Braskem's latest sustainability commitments focus on strategic growth in recycled materials and mitigating its impact on climate change

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Repurposing Farm-Based Food Waste Provides Pathway to a Healthier Planet

WASTE NOT - Food waste handling presents itself as either a generator of deadly greenhouse gases — or a tool for immediate decarbonization of the food cycle, and an increase in the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.

UPS Recognized By EPA Among Top Environmental Performers With Smartway Excellence Award

PRESS RELEASE - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA SmartWay Excellence Award, Carlton Rose, Karl Simon, Arrival

Why Wait for Regulation — Instead of Doing Better Now?

BUSINESS CASE - Corporations are afraid of their costs rising — shareholder interests demand a high return on investment in order for companies to remain profitable and competitive. But it simply will not remain viable to be a corporation that doesn’t address its impact on the environment.

New BASF Calculator Helps Beauty Formulators Assess Health of Products

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The chemical giant’s 1,4-Dioxane Online Calculator allows beauty and cosmetic formulators to reassess product formulas when necessary, and helps them navigate regulation for continued success.

Designing for Circularity Turns Fashion Waste into a Viable Resource

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As we continue to weather a pandemic, and the industry and brands rethink longer-term existential strategies, we face a rare opportunity for change — to future-proof the entire fashion industry for the long run.

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More and More of Us Are Driving a Circular Economy in Our Own Homes

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Electronic waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream. But 100,000 tonnes of e-waste could be avoided, if we fixed just 10% of perfectly repairable appliances. The appetite for repair is growing and I believe this approach is here to stay.

Scarcity Breeding Increasingly Innovative Water-Saving Strategies in Agriculture

SUPPLY CHAIN - By incorporating new technologies and tactics into farming practices, agriculture can promote more efficient irrigation and water management — and play a major role in global water conservation and reuse.

Brands, Retailers Must Prioritize Data to Improve Purchasing Practices, Supply Chain Resiliency

SUPPLY CHAIN - After decades advocating for business that prioritizes workers and the environment alongside profitability, it is obvious to me that any efforts to pivot to address changing consumer demand and market uncertainty will be futile if workers are treated as commodities or taken for granted.

Using Built Environment Strategies to Achieve 2030 Sustainability Goals

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As a CSO or COO of a company striving for sustainability, what contribution can you expect of your built environment team? That’s the question we address in this first of a series of articles about decarbonization, regeneration and circularity in the built environment.

Trending: Sustainable Sneaks Step Up Footwear Circularity

WASTE NOT - Newcomer Third Mind elevates men’s footwear in more ways than one; while a first-of-its-kind recycling service from Thousand Fell, TerraCycle and UPS ensures your sustainable sneaks won’t end up in a landfill.

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