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Anti-Plastic Regulation Risks Less Sustainable Alternatives

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Faced with shortages of suitable recycled material, a growing consumer backlash and a hostile regulatory environment, it is no wonder that some companies are shifting away from plastics. But encouraging this shift towards material choices that do little to improve end-of-life environmental impact would be the worst possible outcome for the planet.

B2B Companies Facing ‘Paradox’ When It Comes to Implementing Purpose

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - New report finds 86% of B2B organizations recognizing business case for purpose; but not yet realizing significant impacts for growth via culture, operations, societal engagement.

BASF Introduces Innovative Pilot Blockchain Project to Improve Circular Economy and Traceability of Recycled Plastics

PRESS RELEASE - reciChain to prove the value of circularity for plastics and provide stronger incentive to recycle

From CSR to Social Purpose in the New ‘Roaring Twenties’

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In the 1920s, people didn’t pay attention to the problems brought on by market excess — and that decade begat the Great Depression. Today, truly modern companies are showing the way to a different kind of decade.

Trending: Inventive Solutions to Food Waste Continuing to Grow

WASTE NOT - Here, we have 3 examples of startup innovation at its finest — with stellar solutions from Ambrosia, Back to the Roots, Treasure8 and Shameless Pets promising to bite off a chunk of the US’ massive food waste issue.

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Sustainable Brands Announces Program Highlights for SB’20 Long Beach, June 1-4

PRESS RELEASE - The Sustainable Brands® community recently announced program highlights for its flagship conference, SB’20 Long Beach, June 1-4, 2020.

Q&A: What Makes a Great Place to Work?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Marcus Erb, VP of Data Science & Innovation at Great Place to Work, and his team carry out research that helps businesses create workplaces in which all employees feel valued and trusted. Here, Erb explains how being a great place to work benefits both employees and their organizations.

AT&T Supports Research at Five Universities to Assess Climate Risks and Help Boost Community Resilience

PRESS RELEASE - As part of our Climate Resiliency Community Challenge, five universities have been selected to conduct research that will help communities in the southeastern United States build resilience to climate change.

Rodan + Fields and TerraCycle Launch New Recycling Program to Reduce Packaging Waste

PRESS RELEASE - New trade-in program promotes a closed loop system and tracks toward the Company’s 2025 packaging goal

Tetra Pak Scores Double ‘A’ by CDP for Leading Efforts Against Climate Change and Protecting Forests

PRESS RELEASE - Tetra Pak has been commended for its climate action and driving sustainable sourcing in its supply chain for the fourth time.

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Trending: C&A, G-Star, Genomatica Set New Course for Sustainable Textiles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The two clothing giants and the leader in bioengineering have each achieved industry-first milestones with their latest innovations — which raise the bar for sustainable denim and biobased nylon.

Q&A on LTSE: SASB Founder Jean Rogers on the First Legally Binding, Sustainable Stock Exchange

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Created by some of the brilliant minds who built the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the Long-Term Stock Exchange is a first-of-its-kind exchange that invests in companies focused on long-term value creation, while requiring the listed companies to report on their sustainability.

Danone North America Demonstrates Long-Lasting Commitment to Farmer Partners at Annual Dairy Forum

PRESS RELEASE - Sixth annual dairy forum brings together farmer partners and recognizes seven award winners for their contributions in improving agricultural systems for future generations

Will We Get Closer to Circularity in 2020?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - While the concept of a circular economy has made its way into the public consciousness; unfortunately, as of 2018, circularity globally is only at 9%. In order for circularity to deliver on its potential in this decade, we’ll need to see more of the following …

For the Fourth Year Running, L’Oréal Rrecognized as a World Environmental Leader with Triple ‘A’ CDP Score

PRESS RELEASE - For the 4th year in a row, L’Oréal has been highlighted as a world leader in corporate sustainability by the international non-profit organization CDP

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Super Bowl’s $5.6M Question: Can Snickers Really Fix the World?

MARKETING AND COMMS - At least the game was fun to watch, because this year’s commercials make the United Nations’ sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook report seem like interesting reading. This year, corporate America chose to laugh rather than voice an opinion.

Tools for Healthy Buildings — at All Price Points

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The Healthy Building Network’s HomeFree initiative helps leaders in affordable housing "do better" through scientific guidance and educational resources. The following insights from Billy Weber, HBN’s Collective Impact Director, were taken from a recent webinar, hosted by Shaw.

Don’t You (Forget About P)

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Every product (P) has an impact on the consumer and society. Yet it appears that what all ESG ratings fail to do is evaluate the impact on the positive and negative externalities of a company’s P. While ESG looks at operational aspects of a business, P is the part that ESG seemingly forgot.

ENGIE Impact Extends Relationship with Verizon to Achieve Corporate Sustainability Goals

PRESS RELEASE - ENGIE Impact provides advanced data management and analytics services to support Verizon’s sustainability transformation

#ItsInOurHands: How Cleansing Wipes Can Be Both Convenient and Sustainable

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Fact: Most personal-care wipes contain plastic and therefore can become a burden on the environment. Lenzing‘s biodegradable VEOCEL™ fibers offer an alternative solution. We talked to Jürgen Eizinger, VP of Global Business Management, Nonwovens at Lenzing, about the future of wet wipes.

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