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3M Joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation's CE100 Circular Economy Network

PRESS RELEASE - As part of its commitment to apply science to improve every life, 3M announced today that the company has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100).

Best Buy Now Helping Consumers Reduce CO2, Save Billions on Utilities, Recycle More

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The electronics retailer will now help its customers save billions while reducing their emissions, as it works to further decrease its own — and now offers expanded recycling and repair services.

‘Good Stuff’ Pop-Up Brings Circular Economy to Life in Manhattan

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Can frustration over a broken toaster and a balky vacuum, exacerbated by the sleeplessness that goes with mothering a newborn, catalyze the scaling up of a circular economy for consumer products?

Greentown Labs and BASF Jointly Launch the Greentown Labs Circularity Challenge to Advance Innovation for a Circular Economy

PRESS RELEASE - Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in North America, and BASF, one of the world’s leading chemical companies, are now accepting applications for the Greentown Labs Circularity Challenge, a six-month accelerator program.

BASF and Lutianhua Plan to Pilot a New Production Process that Significantly Reduces CO2 Emissions

PRESS RELEASE - BASF and Sichuan Lutianhua Co., Ltd. today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop a pilot production plant, that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in producing dimethyl ether (DME) from syngas compared to the traditional process.

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Dow Sustainability Report Details Progress on 2025 Goals, Action to Combat Ocean Waste

PRESS RELEASE - Dow released its 2018 Sustainability Report, which shares its progress against its 2025 Sustainability Goals and demonstrates its commitment to collaborate with value chain partners and other stakeholders to find more sustainable ways to do business.

PepsiCo’s Multi-Pronged ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Initiative Launches in Peru

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The PepsiCo Foundation’s US$2M grant to Ciudad Saludable will support recyclers and their organizations to become part of the recycling system within the country.

E-Commerce Companies Can Be Guardians of the Environment

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - At Thrive Market, as we’ve neutralized our shipping footprint, brought our fulfillment centers to zero waste, and removed 90% of virgin plastic from our packaging, we’ve learned some surprising lessons.

Hershey Named To Civic 50 For ‘Sharing Goodness’ With Communities

PRESS RELEASE - The Hershey Company has been named to The Civic 50 for the seventh consecutive year as one of America’s most community-minded companies, an annual recognition from Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.

Care, Abbott and The Abbott Fund Launch Partnership to Address Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDS) in Humanitarian Settings

PRESS RELEASE - The global humanitarian organization CARE, the healthcare company Abbott and its foundation the Abbott Fund today announced a three-year, $1 million program to screen, diagnose, prevent and manage noncommunicable diseases for people who remain displaced two years after armed conflict in Marawi City, Philippines.

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AI Helping to Ensure Clean Water, Improve Yields, Protect Forests

CLEANTECH - Computer scientists at Intel are protecting the earth and we humans on it through a dedicated unit called AI for Social Good. We caught up with Head Anna Bethke and several of Intel’s software innovators to learn more about their work.

Investors Lose Patience with Companies’ Lack of Environmental Disclosure

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Investors with nearly $10 trillion in assets are targeting over 700 companies that are not transparent enough about their environmental impact, and pushing them to disclose this information through CDP. This is the first time that CDP is reporting publicly on its Non-Disclosure Campaign.

Transparency Is the Outcome in a Process, Not the First Step

MARKETING AND COMMS - H&M’s move towards transparency has been praised by competitors and consumers alike. But other firms looking to emulate this approach should understand that transparency is merely the end goal in a multi-step process.

Philip Morris International Is Now in the Life Insurance Business

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - PMI’s new insurance company, reviti, offers discounted premiums to people who quit smoking or switch to e-cigarettes, and incentives for continued improvements in lifestyle habits.

Composting at Chick-fil-A: Completing the Circle

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - Chick-fil-A pilots restaurant-composting program to reduce trash in landfills.

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Dow and USGBC Launch Carbon Challenge to Encourage Reductions in Buildings’ Operational Carbon Footprint

PRESS RELEASE - Dow and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today a Carbon Challenge that looks to address the increasing built environment growth by encouraging reductions in the operational carbon footprint of buildings.

Indigo to Remove 1 ‘Terraton’ CO2 from Atmosphere Through Regenerative Farming

THE NEXT ECONOMY - “The potential for agricultural soils to capture and store atmospheric carbon dioxide is the most hopeful potential solution that I know of to address climate change.” — Indigo CEO David Perry

KoAnn Skrzyniarz: ‘I Choose to Believe …’

COMMUNITY UPDATE - This week, as the Sustainable Brands CEO welcomed 2,000+ delegates to SB’19 Detroit, she shared her hopes for the week and for our continued collective pursuit of a flourishing future.

Target’s Renewable Electricity Goal Makes Way For a Brighter Future

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - It’s no secret: We’re working toward important goals to create a more sustainable future for our guests, team members and the planet.

Abbott - Blood Donation: Millennials Needed

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - If more millennials step up to give, they can fill the gap left by aging baby boomers. See why their donations may move the needle.

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