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Net Zero: 4 Signs We’re on the Verge of a Systems Change

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The roadmap and momentum are there; so, the big issue now is acceleration. We have the capacity to build a better future — and right now, some leaders are driving a fundamental redefinition of value by adopting new metrics and standards.

The Estée Lauder Companies Joins Pulpex Partner Consortium to Develop Prestige Beauty’s First Widely Recyclable Paper Bottle

PRESS RELEASE - ELC is collaborating with leading companies to adapt and scale a first-of-its-kind, paper bottle technology to advance sustainable packaging solutions across industries

Citizen Science Engages Travelers, Contributes to Conservation Efforts

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The natural intersection of citizen science and tourism is obvious: If travelers are already participating in these activities, why not encourage deeper understanding and awareness about the natural world while also advancing scientific research?

Poll Finds Disconnect Between Spanish, Latin American Mobility Preferences, Sustainability

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - While private car is the preferred mode of transport for Spanish and Latin Americans, 70% think cars take up too much space in cities. Cabify is working to raise awareness on the impact of transport and advancing a pioneering environmental strategy to decarbonize urban mobility.

‘Vanguardians of the Galaxy’ Stunt Shows Climate Laggards Can No Longer Fly Under the Radar

MARKETING AND COMMS - Two recent releases by a noted activist group put tough questions in front of one of the world’s largest financial institutions — which would be wise to pay attention.

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Medtronic named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

PRESS RELEASE - Medtronic today announced its inclusion in the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) as one of the world's leading companies for sustainability.

Armstrong World Industries Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report

PRESS RELEASE - Armstrong World Industries, Inc. announced today the release of its inaugural sustainability report, entitled Plan. Design. Build. Enjoy: Healthy Spaces.

Carbon Footprint Measurement and Challenges: A Case Study

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Cuningham was commissioned to estimate GHG emissions for a company with $6.6B in annual sales and operations in 14 states, with 305 locations comprising more than 4M square feet. Companies’ real work begins when their GHGs are known and they can decide how to respond to newfound knowledge about their impacts.

Scaling Reuse Must Include Consensus on Safety, Design, Considerations for Cities

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Cities are complex ecosystems that both exacerbate and suffer from the scale of packaging waste. Standards for key areas of design, safety and city programming minimize risk, drive collaboration and provide trustworthy information for stewarding game-changing reuse strategies.

Thinking About the Box: The Role of Digital Printing in Packaging Sustainability, Consumer Experience

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Brands have a powerful voice and field of influence; by leading by example on digital packaging innovation, they can not only reduce their impact on the environment, but be heroes of change and inspire others to take positive action, as well.

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Microgrids Could Be a Secret Weapon in the Corporate Race Towards Net Zero

CLEANTECH - Reining in energy emissions is top of mind for companies; so having more control of how, where and when energy is produced makes good business sense. Here, Shell Energy’s Matt Baker explains why microgrids are an increasingly popular solution.

Trending: Baby Steps on Eliminating Transport Emissions Still Leave Big Carbon Footprint

WALKING THE TALK - Wednesday was Transport Day at COP26; and promising corporate and government pledges came together from airlines, automakers and the shipping industry. But the question remains: Are we doing enough, fast enough?

Roots of Change: How Fairtrade Is Unlocking Climate Resilience, Fairer Incomes for Cocoa Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - In a recent webinar, representatives from throughout the Fairtrade ecosystem, along with partners Lidl and Tony’s Chocolonely, discussed how the NGO and its partner brands are working to finally make cocoa farming sustainable for producers.

Sustainability Metrics 3.0: Measuring ROI of Regenerative Approaches, Social Impacts, Brand Trust

NEW METRICS - At SB’21 San Diego, veterans from sales, marketing, certification, design, finance, agriculture and more agreed: While there’s no checklist for regeneration, a focus on interconnectivity, holistic approaches and actionable goals will lead to measurable ripple effects.

Meijer brings recycled plastic bags full circle to Michigan store parking lot in pilot program using Dow technology

PRESS RELEASE - In collaboration with Meijer, Dow enabled a new paving technique using recycled plastic bags to create a more durable parking lot for the retailer’s Holland, Mich. supercenter.

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New Medtronic program invests in Hispanic and Latino STEM students

PRESS RELEASE - Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation launch scholarship, internship, and mentorship program aims to remove barriers for Hispanic and Latino students.

3 Key Drivers for the Regenerative Leadership We Need

LEADERSHIP - At SB’21 San Diego, leaders from a variety of industries and disciplines seemed to agree on three key drivers necessary for the regenerative leadership our world needs.

Blended Finance Offers the Best Approach to Climate Change Adaptation

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - With so little time left, we must prepare for the colossal climate challenges yet to come. We hope our approach to public-private blended finance will inspire other multinationals, investors and climate funds to support protective measures that ensure the climate resilience of their supply chains and the global economy.

Herbal Essences introduces new packaging with Eastman Renew materials to coincide with America Recycles Day

PRESS RELEASE - Herbal Essences introduces new packaging with Eastman Renew materials to coincide with America Recycles Day

ANA and Sustainable Brands Forge New Alliance to Promote and Enable Sustainable Growth

PRESS RELEASE - Agreement Seeks to Educate, Build Awareness and Accelerate Progress

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