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As REI Prepares to #OptOutside for 5th Year, CEO Says It’s Not Enough

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Outdoor retailer unveils aggressive, new sustainability commitments around waste and eliminating unnecessary packaging; urges employees, business leaders and consumers to “opt to act” on waste.

Gen Z Believes in Its Own Power to Make Change, But That Companies Must Lead the Way

MARKETING AND COMMS - While Gen Zers feel personally responsible to make a difference and 76% believe we will have made headway on important issues in five years’ time, 90% also believe companies must drive action on social and environmental issues.

NETs Offering New Opportunities for Negative Emissions

CLEANTECH - A suite of negative-emissions technologies (NETs) have emerged and continue to improve. While carbon capture and storage systems can lead to carbon-neutral processes, NETs can lead to true carbon negativity.

SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At SB’19 Madrid last week, a diverse array of innovators in various fields demonstrated the notion that asking the right questions and being willing to use imagination to find solutions to the climate crisis and other pressing global issues can turn a Moonshot into reality.

Abbott Planting Seeds for Healthier Tomorrow with ‘Future Well Kids’

MARKETING AND COMMS - By inspiring kids to start healthy habits today, Abbott’s new Future Well Kids program aims to create a healthier tomorrow. By the time kids finish the program, they'll have developed their own definitions of what living a healthy life means.

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Floor Covering Weekly Honors Shaw Industries for its sustain[HUMAN]ability™ Efforts

PRESS RELEASE - Floor Covering Weekly Honors Shaw Industries for its sustain[HUMAN]ability™ Efforts. Shaw recognized in five categories at the annual GreenStep awards ceremony.

Unilever: Dove Moves to 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles, and Plastic-free Packs for its Beauty Bar

PRESS RELEASE - Today, Dove, one of the largest beauty brands in the world, unveils new initiatives and impact figures to accelerate the global beauty industry’s progress to address plastic waste.

Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 2: Materials Parsimony

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The amazing diversity of life is founded on dramatic materials parsimony; almost everything in nature is built out of just four elements. Whereas, what we humans have gotten since the Industrial Revolution is *materials proliferation.*

Chicken and Egg: Business Must Embrace the Need for Sustainability Know-How

BUSINESS CASE - Professionals who received their education over 10 years ago — and who haven’t upgraded to be able to understand the implications and complexity of sustainability trends, risks and opportunities — may be putting their organizations at risk.

How Kohler Has 'Tapped' an Internal Flow of Entrepreneurial Ideas

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - To help address the need to provide access to clean water and sanitation around the world, Kohler launched an internal “Shark Tank”-style social innovation competition — and many of its 38,000 employees are loving the chance to share their big ideas.

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L’Oréal and Albéa Launch the First Paper-based Cosmetic Tube

PRESS RELEASE - Long committed to reducing our environmental impact and improving the footprint of our packaging, L’Oréal is proud to announce the development of the very first paper-based cosmetic tube. The fruit of our collaboration with Albéa, a world leader of cosmetic packaging, its debut on the market is scheduled for 2020.

Unlocking the Transformational Power of Sustainability Thought Leadership

LEADERSHIP - Because it lacks the self-serving undercurrents associated with other types of marketing, sustainability thought leadership is one of the most effective tools for building trust among stakeholders while establishing your brand as an industry authority.

Avery Dennison Wins 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Award

PRESS RELEASE - Sourcing Industry Group recognizes Avery Dennison along with EcoVadis for scaling its sustainability risk and improvement program across a global supply base.

Could Air-Based Foods Be the Alternative Diet Trend That Saves the Planet?

CLEANTECH - “We are already seeing a shift from animal-based to plant-based protein. The next evolution — from land-based to air-based protein — will allow us to [feed] a growing population without needing to remove rainforests or natural habitats.”

Driscoll's Joins the Ceres-WWF AgWater Challenge

PRESS RELEASE - Driscoll's Reinforces Commitment to Water Stewardship by joining the Ceres/WWF AgWater Challenge

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BNP Paribas ClimateSeed Wins Gold ‘Social, Sustainable & Responsible Banking’ Award

PRESS RELEASE - BNP Paribas ClimateSeed has won a gold ‘Social, Sustainable & Responsible Banking’ award in the Customer Insight and Growth Banking Innovation Awards 2019, run by EFMA and Accenture.

World Food Day: Celebrity Chefs, Soil SuperHeroes Out in Force to Save Our Food System

MARKETING AND COMMS - In honor of World Food Day (Oct 16), Green America highlights the farmers and food companies leading the regenerative ag revolution; and the World Food Program launches its global Stop the Waste campaign.

The Recycling Partnership and The PepsiCo Foundation Raise $25 Million for U.S. Recycling – Reaching Funding Goal One Year Into Five-Year Challenge

PRESS RELEASE - To date, nearly 115,000 curbside carts are in the process of being distributed to communities across the U.S. as a result of this challenge.

European CEOs Identify 5 'Jobs to Be Done’ to Foster Enduring, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Model

LEADERSHIP - Report features insights from discussions with 27 top business leaders as part of Xynteo’s Europe Delivers program — including CEOs of AXA, Danone, EDF Energy, IKEA Group, Mastercard, Nestlé, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Tesco.

A Cleaner, ‘Greener’ World: Hilton Expands Soap Recycling for Global Handwashing Day

WASTE NOT - Hilton properties have collectively recycled four million pounds of soap, resulting in 11 million soap bars being distributed to communities in need in 127 countries. Starting today, soap recycling is now a brand standard across over 5,300 Hilton properties.

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