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Sustainability Is Not Enough: Moving from Earth-Neutral to Earth-Positive

THE NEXT ECONOMY - To create real change and avert a climate crisis, we must move beyond earth-neutral and embrace earth-positive — and that starts with your narrative. Here are three ways to ensure that your business, your brand and your ethos are all earth-positive.

Why More Brands Should Get Grief-Smart This Mother's Day, and Every Day

MARKETING AND COMMS - Sometimes, Mother’s Day — and any number of other marketing holidays celebrating relationships — can hurt. When brands go beyond sales pitches to show their humanity around these occasions, they can set themselves apart and create the more authentic connections customers seek.

Estée Lauder Companies, Plastics for Change Partner to Support Community-Based Plastic Waste Solutions

COLLABORATION - In an effort to combat climate change and reduce waste in its value chain, Estée Lauder Companies’ charitable wing, the ELC Charitable Foundation, has partnered with Plastics for Change to improve the livelihoods of waste collectors in India while diverting ocean-bound plastics.

Rheem® Earns Second Consecutive ENERGY STAR® Award

PRESS RELEASE - Rheem®, a global manufacturer of water heating and HVACR products, has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. EPA and DOE.

New Partnerships Putting Mycoprotein at Center of Sustainable Food Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new MycoTechnology partnership will scale production of mycoprotein and eliminate food waste in Oman; while Quorn and Drew Barrymore expand their partnership with a new educational series, “Myco101.”

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2022 ‘World-Changing Ideas’ Tease Sustainable Models for Building, Power, Finance, Animal-Free Protein

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s that time of year, again — when we pore excitedly over Fast Company’s annual list of World-Changing Ideas. Here are a few of our favorites.

Educator and Family Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month from Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners

PRESS RELEASE - In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Discovery Education and partners are proud to present educators, students, and families a diverse array of dynamic digital resources supporting the mental health of students everywhere.

Purpose & ESG Are Not Interchangeable; You Need Both

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Purpose and ESG are often conflated. Here, three experts explain what makes them different, why you need both, and how to prioritize the gamut of ESG- and Purpose-related activities.

Google, UN Partner to Fight Misinformation on Climate Change

MARKETING AND COMMS - For Google, the search features are part of a larger push to build products and tools that empower people to better understand and limit their personal environmental impact — and highlights verified sources of climate data in 12 languages.

Forget EPR: Researchers Outline Blueprint for ‘Ultimate Producer Responsibility’ for E-waste

WASTE NOT - Existing EPR systems limit electronics producers’ responsibility to national jurisdictions, not to the countries to which we export our electronics waste, and neither lead to multiple product use cycles nor to safe e-waste management.

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eBay UK’s ‘Imperfects’ Marketplace Gives Flawed Fashion Items a Second Chance

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The platform features items from over 100 high-street and high-end designers at up to 60% off. All items are considered new, but feature minor defects that would prevent brands from selling them in stores at full retail prices.

Construction Evolved: Optimizing the Built World for the Health of People and the Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - While integrating embodied-carbon tracking and reporting onto connected platforms is a complex feat, it ultimately will transform and revolutionize ESG efforts for the construction industry.

Clorox Signs Second 12-year Renewable Energy Agreement, Continuing Its Commitment to 100% Renewable Electricity for Its U.S. and Canada Operations

PRESS RELEASE - The Clorox Company announced today that it signed a 12-year, 47-megawatt virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Enel Green Power North America to purchase renewable electricity beginning in 2023.

New Kia-Ocean Cleanup Partnership the Latest in Ongoing Effort to Rein in Our Global Plastic Footprint

WASTE NOT - Through the seven-year partnership, Kia will support The Ocean Cleanup’s work and construction of new plastic-collection devices, and integrate portions of the harvested plastic into its value chain.

4 Ways to Unlock Carbon Finance in Agriculture to Drive Climate Action

WALKING THE TALK - Too many corporate carbon offset schemes rely on measuring soil organic carbon — which is highly variable, hard to measure and easy to lose. Here is a four-step framework for companies looking to create tangible impacts on the ground (pun intended).

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Shaw Industries Releases Its Latest Corporate Sustainability Report

PRESS RELEASE - Shaw Industries releases latest corporate sustainability report, continuing its commitment to Cradle to Cradle® design principles + new goals for net zero operations and diversity and inclusion.

How Digital Technology Is Supporting a Circular Future for eCommerce

THE NEXT ECONOMY - More and more ecommerce companies are considering how a circular approach, with the support of digital technology, can reduce their footprint and help consumers do the same.

Mattel Announces Goal to Reduce Plastic Packaging by 25% per Product by 2030 and Publishes Latest Citizenship Report

PRESS RELEASE - New goal complements other previously announced sustainable product and packaging goals, including to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable, or bio-based plastic materials in products and packaging by 2030.

Trending: Luxury Carmakers Accelerate Sustainability Ambitions

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Two of the UK’s most iconic names in luxury cars — Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover — are building on their efforts to ensure they’re soon known as much for being sustainable as they are sleek and stylish.

Maip Group announces new sustainable polymers for European automotive market using Eastman's molecular recycling technologies

PRESS RELEASE - Maip Group announces new sustainable polymers for European automotive market using Eastman's molecular recycling technologies

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