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Nielsen Employees Address the Global Waste Challenge in our Second Annual World Cleanup Day

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - Nielsen Second Annual World Cleanup Day

Nielsen Recognized for Third Consecutive Year on Stock Indices for Leading Companies

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - Nielsen included in FTSE4Good Index and the DJSI.

Can Being Climate Neutral Become the New Normal?

WALKING THE TALK - Gold Standard’s Sarah Leugers recently chatted with entrepreneurial leaders at Allbirds and Peak Design to discuss their climate-neutral commitments and the value this creates for their brands.

Chilean Startup Eliminating Packaging Waste, ‘Poverty Tax’ in Latin American Product Market

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Algramo’s unique, refillable packaging system allows customers to buy as much or as little of a product as they want, in reusable containers, with no difference in the price per gram — then recycles all packaging at the end of its life.

30 Companies, Investors Commit to Secure a Healthy Ocean

COLLABORATION - In committing to the nine principles, companies pledge to take action to prevent pollution, manage their use of marine resources to ensure long-term sustainability, and be transparent about their ocean-related activities and impacts.

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BASF and Greentown Labs Announce Startup Finalists in the Circularity Challenge

PRESS RELEASE - Five startups from around the world will participate in the 6-month accelerator program.

Trending: Building Regenerative Fashion Supply Chains, from the Ground Up

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new partnership for Timberland aims to create sustainable leather supply chain; while inclusive apparel brand Everybody & Everyone aims to create better fashion from raw materials to end use.

Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 3: Value Cycling

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The model we use to teach MBAs about production is the value chain. But there's a problem: It imagines a linear world in which materials can be constantly pushed through an assembly line with no consequence.

While Climate Policy Catches Up, Here’s Some Groundbreaking Cleantech to Be Excited About

CLEANTECH - The remaining barriers to a climate-resilient future are political, rather than technological. Much of the tech required to transition to a low-carbon economy already exists — here are just a few to look out for.

How Forward-Thinking Brands Are Investing in Forests

BUSINESS CASE - More and more mission-driven organizations are making positive environmental changes, often through partnerships with other companies and nonprofit organizations. One of the major ways businesses can contribute to environmental efforts is by planting trees.

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P&G Purchases 100% Renewable Electricity in U.S., Canada and Western Europe

PRESS RELEASE - The Procter & Gamble Company is announcing that it reached its 2020 goal of purchasing 100% renewable electricity in the U.S. and Canada.

As REI Prepares to #OptOutside for 5th Year, CEO Says It’s Not Enough

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Outdoor retailer unveils aggressive, new sustainability commitments around waste and eliminating unnecessary packaging; urges employees, business leaders and consumers to “opt to act” on waste.

Gen Z Believes in Its Own Power to Make Change, But That Companies Must Lead the Way

MARKETING AND COMMS - While Gen Zers feel personally responsible to make a difference and 76% believe we will have made headway on important issues in five years’ time, 90% also believe companies must drive action on social and environmental issues.

NETs Offering New Opportunities for Negative Emissions

CLEANTECH - A suite of negative-emissions technologies (NETs) have emerged and continue to improve. While carbon capture and storage systems can lead to carbon-neutral processes, NETs can lead to true carbon negativity.

SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At SB’19 Madrid last week, a diverse array of innovators in various fields demonstrated the notion that asking the right questions and being willing to use imagination to find solutions to the climate crisis and other pressing global issues can turn a Moonshot into reality.

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Abbott Planting Seeds for Healthier Tomorrow with ‘Future Well Kids’

MARKETING AND COMMS - By inspiring kids to start healthy habits today, Abbott’s new Future Well Kids program aims to create a healthier tomorrow. By the time kids finish the program, they'll have developed their own definitions of what living a healthy life means.

Floor Covering Weekly Honors Shaw Industries for its sustain[HUMAN]ability™ Efforts

PRESS RELEASE - Floor Covering Weekly Honors Shaw Industries for its sustain[HUMAN]ability™ Efforts. Shaw recognized in five categories at the annual GreenStep awards ceremony.

Unilever: Dove Moves to 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles, and Plastic-free Packs for its Beauty Bar

PRESS RELEASE - Today, Dove, one of the largest beauty brands in the world, unveils new initiatives and impact figures to accelerate the global beauty industry’s progress to address plastic waste.

Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 2: Materials Parsimony

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The amazing diversity of life is founded on dramatic materials parsimony; almost everything in nature is built out of just four elements. Whereas, what we humans have gotten since the Industrial Revolution is *materials proliferation.*

Chicken and Egg: Business Must Embrace the Need for Sustainability Know-How

BUSINESS CASE - Professionals who received their education over 10 years ago — and who haven’t upgraded to be able to understand the implications and complexity of sustainability trends, risks and opportunities — may be putting their organizations at risk.

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