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10 New Getaways Turn Conscious Travelers Into Changemakers

(2 months ago) - With a recent rise in evidence of demand for sustainable travel experiences, Kind Traveler, the world’s first socially conscious hotel booking platform; and Steller — the world’s leading storytelling app and community co-founded by TV personality Richard Bangs, known as the father of modern adventure travel — have joined forces to launch new travel options that inspire travelers to vote with their dollars, benefiting local communities and ecosystems.

Johnson & Johnson Seeking Corporate Governance Analytics Senior Specialist

(2 months ago) - Job Description The Johnson & Johnson Law Department is recruiting for a Corporate Governance Analytics Senior Specialist, to manage data collection and verification for Johnson & Johnson’s external reporting in key areas of Corporate Governance, including environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and activities. The candidate will serve as a key member of the Corporate Governance team focused on data analytics and providing support in strategic initiatives and projects. This position is located in New Brunswick, NJ and will report to the Worldwide Manager, Corporate Governance.

'Powering Down Corruption' in Cobalt Supply Chains a Business Imperative

(2 months ago) - A new report from Washington D.C.-based nonprofit the Enough Project highlights just how rampant corruption and human rights abuses are in the supply chain for cobalt, a mineral used to power battery technology.

When it Comes to Climate Change, Holiday Feasts Are Mostly a Mystery

(2 months ago) - This year’s holiday feasts will feature a bounty of meats, vegetables and other foods, many that people don’t know are big contributors to global warming.

At LG, customer-centricity revolves around sustainability

(2 months ago) - The term ‘sustainable company’ is thrown around quite loosely and frequently these days. It seems to be one of the bigger buzzwords of the decade. At the core of this trend, lies a joined consensus between consumers and the general public: they are not satisfied with businesses that focus only on short-term profit maximization. People tend to stay loyal to businesses that are far more considerate of human needs and the environment in general. LG Electronics (LG), is heavily invested in creating innovative industry-leading products focused on creating sustainable domestic home-living for its trend-setting consumers.

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Introduces New Innovation Management Consulting Practice

(2 months ago) - DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) today announced the launch of a new global Innovation Management consulting practice that is specifically designed to enable B2B clients to bring more high value-added products and business models to market, profitably.

Sustainable Brands Reveals Initial Conference Details for Annual Flagship Conference

(2 months ago) - 3,000+ brand and innovation leaders to convene June 3-6 at SB’19 Detroit SAN FRANCISCO, November 27, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently released the event brochure for its annual flagship conference: SB’19 Detroit. More than 3,000 business leaders are expected to gather June 3-6, 2019 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan to learn how brands can stay relevant by delivering the Good Life consumers seek today, marked by balanced simplicity and connections to family, community and the environment.

Kickstarter, EDF Partner to Push for Better Product Development

(2 months ago) - Kickstarter PBC and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today unveiled new features on Kickstarter aimed at helping innovators evaluate and reduce the environmental impact of their products from the concept stage. Kickstarter and EDF worked together to develop an information hub called the Environmental Resource Center, as well as a space where project creators are asked to publicly commit to environmental practices. These features will help thousands of people create sustainable products by embedding environmental considerations into the early planning stages.

Stanley Black & Decker Commits to Combatting Plastic Pollution

(2 months ago) - Signs the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment at the Our Ocean Conference.  

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"Investors not only want strong returns, but also to ensure pensioners retire in a world worth living in": Why Ørsted tops the GRESB rating for infrastructure assets

(2 months ago) - Ørsted, one of the world’s largest green energy developers, is named Sector Leader in the 2018 GRESB Infrastructure Assessment, for significant steps taken to incorporate sustainability into operations and communicate performance to investors.  

North Ayrshire School Unveils a Playground Made From Recycled Plastic

(2 months ago) - Castlepark Primary School in North Ayrshire will unveil its very own playground made from recycled plastic after winning a national competition to receive a sustainable play area for children. The playground unveil will happen at 1.30pm on Tuesday, 27th November 2018 at Castlepark Primary School, Irvine, North Ayrshire, with children, parents and representatives from Febreze, Fairy, TerraCycle, Tesco and North Ayrshire Council attending. Over the summer, Febreze and Fairy partnered with TerraCycle and Tesco to give schools in the UK a chance to win a playground made from recycled plastic. Community members were encouraged to get involved and help their local schools win by voting for them in the competition.

Self-Disrupt to Redesign the Future of Work

(2 months ago) - “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — R. Buckminster Fuller

Recruit Group: Resolving Society's Negatives with Business Solutions

(2 months ago) - This post has been translated from Japanese. Read the original interview here.

Why Online Retailers Are in Danger of Losing the 'Retail Wars'

(2 months ago) - It’s a conflict which threatens to change the way we eat, shop and live. But unless you pay attention to the business pages, you may not have heard of the “retail wars.” For the uninitiated, ‘retail wars’ is the name given to the intensifying conflict between online retailers and their more traditional, physical counterparts over an increasingly crowded retail space.

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Playfully exploring the SDGs: SAP counts on gamification

(2 months ago) - IT-company SAP counts on gamification to make employees, customers and partners more familiar with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its new “Wheel of Purpose”. Gamification means applying game-typical elements to a context that has little to do with games to raise motivation and joy for educational content.

The New Black: How New Breed of Consumers Will Spend Money, Energy This Friday

(2 months ago) - During this season of giving, many of today’s more discerning consumers won’t be joining the masses scrambling to answer the siren call to stock up on discounted “stuff” — they’ll be remembering the values meant to be at the heart of this season, by taking REI’s advice to #OptOutside to enjoy nature and giving back by cleaning up; and when they do shop, they’re increasingly basing their loyalty and purchasing decisions on companies’ reputations rather than just product features and price.

Sharing Is the Key to Scaling Sustainability

(2 months ago) - A solid argument can be made that corporate America has made significant progress in the sustainability arena.

Soap Recycling Creating Win-Win-Win for Hotels, Women, Developing Communities

(2 months ago) - It was 2014 and social entrepreneur Samir Lakhani was working on sustainable aquaculture projects in the villages of Northern Cambodia. Watching a mother wash and bathe her new baby using laundry powder rather than soap is a vision that has stayed with him to this day. It was also the inspiration for his next business venture. “I noticed that nobody seemed in good overall health — whether it was an infection that wouldn’t go away or a child with diarrhea,” he told Sustainable Brands in a recent interview.

Tesco, WWF Partner to Improve Sustainability of UK Food, Diets

(2 months ago) - UK grocery giant Tesco and WWF have announced a groundbreaking, four-year partnership aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the average UK shopping cart by 50 percent, improving the sustainability of food while ensuring it remains affordable for all.

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