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Consortium of Venue Groups Launches Sustainability Platform for Large Arenas, Halls, Convention Centers

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The GOAL platform aims to standardize sustainability reporting and processes across some of the US’s largest public gathering spaces — and entice the rest to come aboard.

This Aquatic Robot Is Making a Meal Out of Marine Waste

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - RanMarine has created the world’s first autonomous marine robot. Utilizing drone technology, it can collect up to 500 kg of plastic waste and destructive biomass each day, harmoniously clearing up and monitoring our waters.

COP27: Focus on Policy and Process, Not Promises

WALKING THE TALK - As world leaders prepare to gather for COP27, sharp focus is once again on how governments can tackle the ongoing climate crisis. But there is a danger that retailers and brands will take a ‘wait-and-see’ approach about any resulting policy change, rather than tackling the challenges head on.

We Must Be Able to Read the Label: The Imperative of Ingredient Transparency

MARKETING AND COMMS - We believe that increasing the accessibility of information and transparency of ingredients is critical to transforming the cleaning products industry. Tapping into consumer demands for sustainable and trustworthy cleaning supplies will also drive the clarity needed by manufacturers to better understand what is in their products.

Accelerating Circularity Requires Creating a Viable Marketplace for Advanced Recycling

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - A circular plastics supply chain is still in its infancy. So, how do we work together to create a viable marketplace for advanced recycling to thrive? Here are a few strategies and approaches that show early promise.

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Stora Enso Says Circular Building Solution Could Eliminate 70% of Construction’s Climate Impacts

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The Finnish biomaterials giant says shifting to wood as a building material can cut up to 70% of emissions per project and ensure that the construction industry is part of the solution to end global warming.

Women in the Sustainability Trenches Impart Wisdom to Next Generation of Change Champions

LEADERSHIP - In a packed ballroom at SB’22 San Diego, women leading sustainability for three very different organizations explored how today’s leaders can engage and empower tomorrow’s generation to lead us to a flourishing future.

Generating Win-Wins: 4 Key Ingredients of Successful Social-Purpose Marketing

MARKETING AND COMMS - For a purpose-driven business, marketing must transform from traditional advertising to building a social-purpose ecosystem, requiring a fundamental shift in the way marketing is integrated and delivered. In a recent webinar, BCLC, PepsiCo and CLMBR discussed how they are shifting their marketing strategies to accelerate social purpose.

After Formal Apology, Ocean Conservancy Works to Repair Damage Done by 2015 Plastics Report

WASTE NOT - Key recommendations failed to understand plastic pollution from a holistic perspective — placing too much blame on the five most impacted Asian countries and suggesting carbon-heavy options for disposal.

Are We Seeing Glimmers of a Healthier, Even Regenerative, Economic System?

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Last week at SB’22 San Diego, over 1K sustainability practitioners have converged to share insights, tools, inspiration and opportunities for collaboration with the goal of building a regenerative future for all. Here, we hear highlights from our day four keynotes, which featured glimpses into the next frontier in finance and capitalism.

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As Tourism Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels, This Hotel Chain Aims to Take Conscious Travel to New Heights

WALKING THE TALK - Naumi Hotels is raising the bar for eco-tourism with its holistic, conscious model — which includes repurposing existing buildings, incorporating living elements and providing employment for low-income women in India.

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Innovators Creating Healthier Products, Lifestyles, Communities, Supply Chains

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - This week at SB’22 San Diego, over 1K sustainability practitioners have converged to share insights, tools, inspiration and opportunities for collaboration with the goal of building a regenerative future for all. Here, we hear highlights from our day three keynotes, which featured pioneers disrupting and upleveling a variety of industries.

Are We on the Path to Systemic Change … or to Something Only Slightly Better?

WALKING THE TALK - This week at SB’22 San Diego, over 1K sustainability practitioners have converged to share insights, tools, inspiration and opportunities for collaboration with the goal of building a regenerative future for all. Here, we hear highlights from our day two keynotes, which centered around resurfacing past lessons to propel us forward.

The Evolving Role of Director of Sustainability: Keys to Success in Times of Volatility

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - ESG is a dynamic space, with continuous shifts even in nomenclature — from compliance, assurance CSR and sustainability to ESG, wellbeing, regeneration and impact. It is no wonder those working in the space find the tasks and skills required of them shifting, too.

For Sustainable Behavior Change, Brands Must Cut Through the Marketing Noise to the Hearts, Values of Consumers

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - This week at SB’22 San Diego, over 1K sustainability practitioners have converged to share insights, tools, inspiration and opportunities for collaboration with the goal of building a regenerative future for all. Here, we catch up on the latest insights into enlisting the help of consumers to help brands meet their goals.

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Kohler and LavaMaeˣ Partnership Delivers 20,000 Showers to Unhoused Population in Communities Across the U.S.

PRESS RELEASE - Kohler and LavaMaeˣ Partnership Delivers 20,000 Showers to Unhoused Population in Communities Across the U.S.

Wikkelboats Bringing Life, Recreation, Sustainable Design Opportunities to Unused Urban Waterways

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - These biodegradable, floating houses are revitalizing abandoned European harbors, creating recreational spaces for everyone to enjoy while inspiring the masses to make more sustainable design choices.

Brand Leaders, Visionaries Gather to Help Sustainability Practitioners ‘Recenter & Accelerate’

LEADERSHIP - This week at SB'22 San Diego, over 1K sustainability practitioners have converged to share insights, tools, inspiration and opportunities for collaboration with the goal of building a regenerative future for all. On opening night, luminaries from a variety of disciplines reminded attendees the importance of taking a breath and opening your mind.

Authentic, Verified Information Will Elevate Your Brand’s Climate Credentials

MARKETING AND COMMS - Climate action is increasingly important to incorporate into a brand’s value proposition to customers and consumers. These four steps will enable brand managers to take clear and meaningful actions — which, in turn, can connect with consumers and differentiate products in the market.

Avient Technology Helps L’Oréal PCR Packaging to Achieve Color Consistency Worldwide

PRESS RELEASE - Avient’s PCR Color Prediction Service helped achieve color consistency in L’Oréal PCR packaging worldwide for its Redken line of hair care products.

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