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TAZO, SZA Partner to Bring Climate Justice to Most Impacted US Communities

COLLABORATION - The TAZO Tree Corps will work with American Forests to help bring cleaner air and combat climate change in communities of color across the US, by increasing ‘tree equity.’

Trending: Scalable, Circular Solutions Promise to Revolutionize Plastic Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New innovations from Nature Valley and the winners of Closed Loop Partners’ Beyond the Bag challenge continue to chip away at consumer packaging waste.

Corporate Political Responsibility: The Missing Link in Companies’ ESG Strategies

WALKING THE TALK - The disconnect between many companies’ public sustainability ambitions and their non-public lobbying efforts can no longer be excused. The Erb Institute’s Corporate Political Responsibility Taskforce is helping companies connect the dots.

3M to Invest $1 Billion to Achieve Carbon Neutrality, Reduce Water Use, and Improve Water Quality

PRESS RELEASE - 3M today announced it expects to invest approximately $1 billion over the next 20 years to accelerate new environmental goals: achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, reduce water use by 25% at its facilities, and return higher quality water to the environment after use in manufacturing operations.

Target Announces Updates to Executive Leadership Team

PRESS RELEASE - Target Corporation today announced a number of changes across its executive leadership team, further positioning the company for growth.

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Destinations Limit Visitors, Define Ideal Travelers to Mitigate Overtourism

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Popular destinations are increasingly prioritizing quality over quantity, dispersing travelers across larger geographic areas, and clearly defining the kind of travelers they want to attract. By addressing overtourism in this way, they also place locals’ wellbeing at the forefront.

30+ Fashion Brands, Manufacturers Collaborating to Recycle Textile Waste in Bangladesh

WASTE NOT - The Global Fashion Agenda's Circular Fashion Partnership (CFP) aims to achieve a long-term, scalable transition to a circular fashion system; beginning in the heart of fast-fashion production, Bangladesh.

Grab a Beer, Recycle Your Mask: Brewers Collective, TerraCycle Partner on PPE Recycling

WASTE NOT - Anheuser-Busch is equipping its craft facilities across the US with Zero Waste Boxes and promoting safe recycling through local ‘Pints for PPE’ efforts.

7 Tips for Engaging Consumers on Circularity

MARKETING AND COMMS - If consumers are to embrace sustainable products en masse, they need better information to be able to make an informed choice — and this is where marketeers have a vital role to play.

Beautycounter, HP, Humanscale, Naturepedic Report Progress on Managing Chemical Footprints

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - 33 companies participated in the 5th Annual Chemical Footprint Project survey. For the first time, seven companies scored over 80% of possible points.

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Lenzing Rolling Up Its Sleeves to Lead Textile Industry on Climate Action

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In its first year disclosing to CDP, the fiber maker earned ‘A’ scores for its global climate and forests stewardship. Here’s what got it there.

B Lab Outlines How, Why to Adopt Public Benefit Governance with New Playbook

WALKING THE TALK - More and more businesses are embracing the idea of stakeholder capitalism, but many are likely at a loss as to how to actually adapt their business models. B Lab’s new playbook is designed to help purpose-driven companies do just that.

New Plastic Credit Market Calls for Brands to Play a Key Role — Here's How

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Plastic credits are poised to generate the momentum necessary to launch a circular plastic economy and give brands the opportunity to act. In order for brands to take action, they will need to follow these four priorities …

Latin America, Caribbean Embrace Transition to Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A regional coalition, led by UNEP, will support access to financing by the public and private sector, with special emphasis on SMEs — to foster innovation and the implementation of specific projects in the region.

Thélios, Mazzucchelli 1849 and Eastman Join Forces to Push Forward Sustainable Innovation in the Eyewear Industry

PRESS RELEASE - Thélios, the eyewear expert of world leader in luxury LVMH, today announces they are joining forces with leading acetate-sheet manufacturer Mazzucchelli 1849 and with specialty materials provider Eastman – a pioneer in molecular recycling – to push forward sustainable innovation in the eyewear industry.

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Environmental Risks to Cause $120B ‘Chain Reaction’ for Companies by 2026

SUPPLY CHAIN - The findings are a stark warning of the financial impact of environmental risks for both companies and consumers, as firms rally around the need for better management of environmental risks in product supply chains.

Climate Was the Big Loser in This Year’s Super Bowl – and So Were We

MARKETING AND COMMS - Super Bowl LV wasn’t a year in which brands showed leadership with their sustainability messaging; but after the divisiveness, the climate emergency and the rampaging health crisis of 2020, it was a relief to have a laugh.

Vinyl Sustainability Council Verifies Nine Companies Through Industry Sustainability Initiative

PRESS RELEASE - The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a self-funded business council advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry, is pleased to announce it has verified nine companies through the industry sustainability initiative +Vantage Vinyl™ for meeting its sustainability requirements and honoring its Guiding Principles.

How the Pandemic Shaped Sustainability Goals for Commercial Buildings

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Last year provided many unforeseen challenges for the building management industry; despite it all, sustainability commitments stayed steady. But we must seize the opportunity to shift the narrative in the energy industry away from efficiency, towards continuous optimization.

The Bumble Bee Seafood Company Announces SVP of Global Corporate Responsibility

PRESS RELEASE - The Bumble Bee Seafood Company today announced the addition of Dr. Leslie Hushka to its senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Responsibility for the 120-year-old iconic seafood company. Hushka will be responsible for leading the company in its efforts to protect and restore the health of the world’s oceans as Bumble Bee continues its commitment to work to close gaps on some of the industry’s biggest sustainability challenges.

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