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EPA Names Clorox Safer Choice Partner of the Year for Promotion of Safer Chemistry, Products

PRESS RELEASE - EPA Names Clorox Safer Choice Partner of the Year for Promotion of Safer Chemistry, Products

In the Spirit of Sustainability: Absolut Set to Unveil Fully Recyclable Paper Bottles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While still in the testing phase, The Absolut Company hopes that its new paper bottle will be the first of many in a wider range of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers.

Rubicon Reports Progress on Building a New Plastics Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In 2018, we committed to grow the volume and quality of recycled plastics by 15% each year. This year, Rubicon is proud to report a 40% increase in the volume of recycled plastics from 2018 to 2019, which far exceeds our goal.

Retailers Could Be the Most Important Player in Reducing Food Waste

MARKETING AND COMMS - If we want to reduce food waste, we need consumer-led solutions — which can be sparked by retailers. Brands, manufacturers and other food system actors get their message through to consumers if retailers open the door for them.

BASF honored with the 2020 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award

PRESS RELEASE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named BASF a 2020 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award winner for outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, selection and use of products with safer chemicals which furthers outstanding or innovative source reduction.

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UPS Appoints Nikki Clifton to Lead The UPS Foundation, Announces Retirement of Ed Martinez after 44 Years of Distinguished Service

PRESS RELEASE - UPS announces the appointment of Nicole “Nikki” Clifton as President of Social Impact and The UPS Foundation.

Virtue Signaling vs Advocacy: What Brands Can Learn from Patagonia’s Campaign to Protect the Arctic

WALKING THE TALK - If your brand is serious about sustainability, look no further than Patagonia’s example. The company shows us all what it looks like to build a community of advocates and network of allies that work collectively to shape policymaking. Your brand has that power, too.

River Cruise Giants Make Big Waves, Smaller Impacts with Biodiesel

CLEANTECH - For Hornblower, the integration of biodiesel into its latest boats was a natural evolution of its environmental stewardship. The company has led the charge in the industry, in terms of reducing its fleet’s impacts on the environment.

Can We Halve Global Food Waste by 2030? Not Without Our Suppliers

WASTE NOT - While some nations and food companies have made encouraging progress and crossed the halfway mark towards meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, there’s still a long way to go.

UPS Announces New Environmental Commitment Supporting Underserved Communities Globally

PRESS RELEASE - UPS Commitment of Planting 50 Million Trees by 2030 Focuses on Promoting Global Equity and Well-being for Low-Income and Underserved Communities in Cities and Developing Areas

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How Companies Can Accelerate Their Transformation to Net Zero

WALKING THE TALK - Net Zero Now™ helps companies strengthen customer relationships, drive sales growth, improve their procurement strategy, and deliver the transformation that is required to address the climate emergency.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Commits $800 Million Through 2030 to Make Its Products More Sustainable for a Healthier Planet

PRESS RELEASE - As part of its new Healthy Lives Mission, the company's iconic consumer brands will aim to use 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable plastic packaging and certified/post-consumer recycled paper- and pulp-based packaging.

Amazon’s ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’ to Make It Easier for Customers to Discover, Shop for Sustainable Products

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Label launches with 25K+ products endorsed by team of third-party sustainability certifiers. And Amazon’s new ‘Compact by Design’ certification aims to reduce carbon emissions through increased efficiency and better packaging.

With Purpose, as with Anything Else: You Get What You Pay For

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - First, identify your company’s purpose. Then, set long-term goals against your purpose. Finally, define targets, metrics and KPIs to get you there; and embed these in annual and long-term incentive plans. 

Enabling Climate-Smart Eating: Lessons from Our Carbon-Labeling Journey

MARKETING AND COMMS - Food choices are motivated by everything from emotional triggers to individual dietary needs and social norms. But information is power. The carbon transparency movement is here, and we hope other brands will join us in hastening its spread. 

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Survey: Gen Z Counting on Brands to Help Create a ‘Radically Better Future’

MARKETING AND COMMS - New BBMG-GlobeScan study finds the next generation of citizens is looking for transformative brand leadership, co-created solutions, and radical change for the future they want.

Hey, Milton … Here We Are, After 50 Years of Friedmanomics

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - What is the responsibility of business? Fifty years on, it’s clear there’s more to the answer than you thought.

Walmart Announces Goal to Become a Regenerative Company

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The world’s largest retailer targets zero emissions by 2040 and aims to protect or restore at least 50M acres of land and 1M square miles of ocean by 2030 — but are there gaps in its plan?

Is Plastics Recycling Still a Lie?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - More and more plastic is finally being recovered and recycled by companies that share Oceanworks’ commitment to ensuring that this feedstock becomes — and remains — a first choice for the industry going forward.

How to Scale Your Sustainable Business: 5 Learnings from the Dutch Startup Ecosystem

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Here are five lessons from the fastest-growing startup ecosystem in Europe, that will be useful for founders everywhere looking to make a difference.

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