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Abbott Partnership Brings Shared Value for Health in Rwanda

COLLABORATION - A pioneering collaboration aims to bring testing and primary care closer to home for more people in rural Rwanda — and globally.

Solving the Problem of Plastic Waste Is About Value Creation

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Plastic in and of itself is not the problem — creating value for it is key to ensuring it doesn’t just get thrown “away.” Here are just a few of the innovations eliminating the idea of [plastic] waste.

Helsinki’s Flow Festival Introduces Artist Sustainability Rider

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The Flow Festival’s new Sustainability Rider is a ready-to-use set of clauses that artists can add to their existing riders — tackling items from transportation and food to recycling and energy production.

AT&T: Think Big. Make a Difference

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - “Think Big” and “Make a Difference." These are not only two of AT&T’s corporate values. They are also key ideals that we in the private sector must follow to accelerate the low-carbon economy transition and address climate change.

ALDO and Call It Spring Will Completely Eliminate Single-use Shopping Bags, Keeping an Estimated 10 Million Bags per Year Out of the Ecosystem

PRESS RELEASE - The ALDO Group’s bagless initiatives encourage customers to opt for an eco-designed shoebox, saving an estimated 11,000 trees per year

7 Things to Know About the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The IPCC's new report highlights the critical importance of land — both as a source of greenhouse gas emissions and as a climate change solution.

5 Steps for Developing, Implementing a Renewable Procurement Strategy

CLEANTECH - How can companies get started developing a renewable procurement strategy? It requires taking a holistic approach to their overall energy-sourcing, combined with a practical application of that strategy. Here are five steps to begin.

Not Your Mother’s Raincoat: Meet the Latest in Sustainably Weatherproof Clothing

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - This week, VF Corp announced it will throw $20M of its weight behind the upcoming launch of The North Face’s revolutionary FutureLight fabric; and G-Star Raw launched its sustainably weatherproof Citishield jeans for men.

Brazilian Telenovela Brings Plight of the Amazon to Global Audiences

MARKETING AND COMMS - The Brazilian drama thriller aims to raise awareness of the threats to the rainforest, indigenous communities and society at large, by bringing these threats closer to home.

Here’s How Target + EcoSet Turned 10 Years’ Worth of Potential Trash Into Treasure

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - Target’s famous for some pretty epic marketing. But behind the scenes of our iconic campaign shoots, there’s more magic unfolding…

Q&A: How Akamai, VPPAs Are Paving the Way for a Corporate Clean Energy Future

CLEANTECH - Akamai, which has committed to power the internet more sustainably, took part in the US’ first corporate aggregated VPPA — a game-changing approach for smaller renewable energy buyers.

The 3-Part Formula for Effective ESG Communication

MARKETING AND COMMS - ESG issues continue to gain traction and capture investor attention in the corporate world. Yet, sustainability professionals aren’t fully utilizing the power of narrative to engage.

Dow Wins Four 2019 Sustainability Awards from Business Intelligence Group

PRESS RELEASE - Three breakthrough, sustainable innovations from Dow and one circular economy program are winners of the Business Intelligence Group (BIG) 2019 Sustainability Awards.

Can a Mobile App Help Barry Callebaut Eradicate Poverty in the Cocoa Supply Chain?

SUPPLY CHAIN - Big data is now helping Barry Callebaut improve its farmer support programs in typically low-tech environments such as cocoa farms.

Latest C2C Certified Product Standard Open for Public Comment

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Recognized as the world’s leading science-based standard for responsible production and consumption, the Standard encourages innovation to maximize the positive impacts of products and materials.

Braskem's Renewable Resin Used to Make Insoles for Recyclable Sneakers of Brazilian Tnin Shoes

PRESS RELEASE - One year after its launch, the biobased EVA gains in first application in children's footwear

Gaia Herbs: Bringing Accountability, Sustainability to the Herbal Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - Long recognized for its publicly transparent and ethical growing and sourcing practices, Gaia Herbs demonstrates a commitment throughout its entire supply chain to the health of people and planet.

The Challenge to Fly Sustainably

CLEANTECH - A broad set of stakeholders is focusing attention on the climate change impact of air travel. In the face of regulatory uncertainty, businesses will benefit from modifying their behaviors and leading the way.

Fighting Fire with Fire: Zippo Pledges to Help Fight Effects of Global Deforestation

MARKETING AND COMMS - Zippo will plant a tree with every lighter sold in partnership with Woodchuck USA’s Buy One. Plant One.® program; and has documented its first step in Madagascar, with National Geographic.

THESIS: TSC’s Newest Way to Track Retail Suppliers' Sustainability Performance

SUPPLY CHAIN - Heads up to retailers and suppliers: The Sustainability Consortium has moved its measurement and reporting system over to a new platform. What does this mean for retailers, and their suppliers? And will it offer more assurance to consumers?

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