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Next-Gen Impact Measurement Tools a Needed Boost for Companies to Achieve BHAGs

NEW METRICS - “Sustainability” is so last year. This week at New Metrics ’19, we explored the growing range of tools and tricks needed to keep up with demand for next-level goals such as plastic-neutrality, 100% circularity and properly quantified social and product impacts.

xSDG Laboratory and Consortium: Sharing Visions and Accelerating Action on SDGs

COLLABORATION - The xSDG Laboratory seeks to amass SDGs-related best practice by using the SDGs to design solutions to a range of complex social problems. The “x” represents the crossing of various social activities with SDGs to create cutting-edge, superior examples of action for achieving specific targets.

Shaw Introduces Innovative Soft Floor Covering Designed for the Expo/Trade Show Market

PRESS RELEASE - Shaw Introduces Innovative Soft Floor Covering Designed for the Expo/Trade Show Market

Leading-Edge Stakeholder-Engagement Metrics Reshaping Companies’ Definitions, Benchmarks for Success

NEW METRICS - On day 1 of New Metrics ’19, representatives from corporates, nonprofits and more explored new ways to quantify the impacts of various forms of stakeholder engagement — from communities to consumers to employees.

Report: We Must Move Beyond Plant-Based Products to Ensure Sustainable Food Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - New analysis from Forum for the Future explores the public commitments of 132 leading food companies and outlines a five-point plan to get businesses on track towards a more sustainable global food system.

Serious About Scope 3: Pioneering Companies Embracing Complexity, Reaping the Benefits

SUPPLY CHAIN - There’s no doubt Scope 3 emissions reductions are challenging. How do you get supplier data? Without recognition toward climate performance targets, is it even worth it? Good news: Answers to these questions are becoming clear.

Shaw Showcases Sustainability Efforts at Greenbuild

PRESS RELEASE - Shaw collaborates with customers and partners at world’s largest green building conference, Greenbuild, to share fresh thinking and continuing education opportunities.

Global Cohort Joins Sustainable Brands’ New Network for Brand Transformation

PRESS RELEASE - Sustainable Brands® announces today that it is adding a new dimension to its community. The SB Affiliate Member Network launches with 12 founding members.

Life Cycle Analysis: Revealing the Unexpected Truth About Product Impacts

NEW METRICS - Typically, the stages in a product’s life cycle that have the greatest environmental effects also are the ones that present the best opportunity for sustainable innovation. If sustainability is part of the innovation process, then LCA should be conducted to ensure the avoidance of unintended consequences.

SB Oceans: Can Better Business Save Our Seas?

COLLABORATION - Over the course of three action-packed days, the inaugural Sustainable Brands Oceans (14-16 Nov) in Porto, Portugal convened a stellar lineup of business leaders laser-focused on saving the ocean while there’s still time. Here’s what we learned from some of the practitioners and storytellers …

SB Oceans Showcases Solutions Aimed at Restoring Our Aquatic Abundance

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - AI, a conscientious credit card, social plastic and underwater forests are just a few of the solutions showcased at SB Oceans that can help us restore their abundance.

Kohler - More than just a Toilet: Fusing Innovation & Partnerships for a Better World

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - Poverty-stricken communities in Honduras and Ghana have a new lease on a better life with safe water and sanitation solutions from Water Mission and iDE – supported by more than 3,000 KOHLER pour flush toilets.

Trending: CDP, LA, NYC Call for Radical Shift in Companies’ Treatment of Forests

WALKING THE TALK - New CDP research says industry 2020 zero-deforestation commitments are now impossible; and Councilmembers and Indigenous activists in New York and LA call for a boycott of Brazilian meat companies and a shift toward plant-based diets.

Sustainable Brands Attracts Global Finance Leaders Exploring Next-Generation Goals & Reporting

PRESS RELEASE - New Metrics ‘19 advances the role of business in driving economic transformation

How a Fancy Pancake Helped Save The Bay: Lessons for Giving Tuesday

MARKETING AND COMMS - The company-employee-cause relationship has been transformed over the years; why not the company-customer-cause relationship, too? At Phin, we work to help companies build impactful relationships with consumers and charitable organizations through sponsored donations.

Here Comes The Sun: Target Reaches 500 Solar Installations

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - As we make moves to create a more sustainable future for our guests, team members and the planet, we’ve reached a major milestone: We just completed our 500th rooftop solar installation.

Q&A: P&G and the Road to 100% Renewables

CLEANTECH - Procter & Gamble has reached its 2020 goal of purchasing 100% renewable electricity in the US, Canada and Western Europe — which represent over 70% of its purchased electricity. We caught up with James McCall, Global Supply Chain Sustainability Leader at P&G, to learn more.

New Report Provides Blueprint for Circularity of PET Bottles in Southeast Asia

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The report provides first-of-its kind, systematic and comparable baseline collection rates for PET bottles in Southeast Asia; and identifies a series of priority actions to transform the post-consumer PET landscape in the region.

BASF supports EC3 Tool as Pilot Partner

PRESS RELEASE - BASF supports sustainable construction as pilot partner for Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool

The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 5: Sustainable Product Platforms

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Biosphere Rule #4 is about taking your value cycle, built with parsimonious materials and a power-autonomous energy system, and creating a production platform upon which you can build a whole suite of products — producing profit-amplifying economies of scale and scope.

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