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Sustainable Sport Caps : Persef Ecap

Persef Ecap – The Persef ‘Ecap’ is an eco-friendly piece of headgear for athletic enthusiasts and outdoor explorers alike that will offer them a way …

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Is there more to the Caribbean’s single-use plastics ban than meets the eye? ·

The move to go plastic-free is timely. According to the United Nations, 70 to 85 percent of marine litter in the Caribbean originates from land, and the lion’s share is plastics.

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Is Living Concrete The Future Of Sustainable Construction?

Using bacteria, sand, and a hydrogel, the researchers found a way to produce a material that mimics the strength of concrete-based mortar.

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Sustainability: A core business strategy

The three pillars of sustainable business strategy are environment, economic and social benefit…

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Microsoft’s commitment to sustainability

The scientific consensus is clear. The world confronts an urgent carbon problem.

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China unveils plan to reduce single-use plastic by 2025

China’s top economic planner said it would cut the production and use of plastic over the next five years, helping reduce one of the world’s biggest source…

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Creativity and perseverance for a sustainable future

The pollution caused by marine plastic litter has generated global attention in recent years.At the G20 Osaka Summit in June, countries agreed to take str…

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The business case for investing in sustainable plastics

A conversation between the World Economic Forum’s Global Plastic Action Partnership and Audrey Choi, Head of Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley.

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Henkel: Sustainable & Competitive – CBS News

Henkel explains how to drive sustainability and diversity…

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Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

One of the world’s biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.

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Food that has ‘sustained for generations’

‘alter-Native: Kitchen’ from Independent Lens by Native filmmaker Billy Luther highlights three Indigenous chefs…

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China Moves To Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Starting This Year

China is taking a big step forward in the war on single-use plastic. It is banning most plastic bags this year and cuts in plastic utensils and carry-out containers over the next 5 years.

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Sustainable Breathable Pajamas : Sleep Set

Sleep Set – In an effort to cater to an often overlooked segment of the market, industry-leading lounge and lingerie brand Knix recently launched the ultra-com…

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Unilever to halve use of virgin plastic and collect more plastic packaging than it sells by 2025

Unilever has announced it will halve its use of virgin plastic by 2025 by reducing plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes, increasing the amount of recycled plastics it uses and collecting and processing more plastic packaging than it sells.

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CEFLEX: A Roadmap for Flexible Packaging in a Circular Economy

CEFLEX’s vision is for all flexible packaging to be collected and made available for sorting and recycling – with at least 80% entering a recycling process and……

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Luxury Daily

As consumer demand for sustainable fashion accelerates, apparel companies are ambitiously planning to significantly ramp up their offerings and transparency in the coming years.

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Kathy Calvin on the upcoming decade of delivery for the Sustainable Development Goals

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Accor to eliminate single-use plastics from guest experience

The group will remove or replace items including plastic keycards, water bottles, and individual toiletry amenities……

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Could car subscription services disrupt the auto industry? | Rethink Sustainability

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The circular economy can be a holistic approach to addressing climate change

From fashion to household goods, industry leaders are using their tools and resources to eliminate the concept of waste.

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Chris Martin Says Coldplay Won’t Tour for Environmental Reasons

“We’re taking time over the next year or two, to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable [but] how can it be actively beneficial”…

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Railway commissions govt’s first waste to energy plant; to turn e waste, plastic into light diesel oil

India News: NEW DELHI: The East Coast Railway has commissioned the government’s first waste-to-energy plant which will turn e-waste and plastic into light diesel .

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Kingspan and Cargill unveil Paris-aligned climate strategies

Construction materials giant Kingspan and agri-food multinational Cargill have both unveiled new science-based emissions targets at the UN’s COP25 summit in Madrid.

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This app could tell you how sustainable your gadgets are

Consumers are demanding more sustainable products, but they need access to data to make informed choices. The Citizen Portal pilot project could make this happen.

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The sustainable packaging landscape: A decade in review

This year marks the end of an incredibly eventful decade on so many levels.Thought-leader Nina Goodrich breaks down the sustainability advancements and challenges packaging professionals have experienced in the last decade, year by year. The world of sustainable packaging has definitely changed over…

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Bug farming set to create a buzz in Scotland – The Scotsman

Innovative Scots could start the new decade with a novel career that can be both lucrative and beneficial to the planet, according to a new report from the nation’s waste watchdog.

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‘Instead of harmful alternatives’ companies need to ‘up’ their sustainability game

A cross-party parliamentary group warning that firms are replacing plastic with potentially more harmful alternatives for the environment is ‘a wakeup call for companies to redouble their sustainability efforts’, says ULMA Packaging.

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Circularise PLASTICS pilots blockchain technology for greater transparency in circular economy transition

FoodIngredientsFirst is the source for news, analysis and insights on the food ingredients sector. Key topics of focus include business news, ingredient launches, research & development and ingredient applications.

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Council Post: The Circular Economy And Sustainability Powered By Blockchain

The future circular economy and blockchain use cases look positive as more and more brands turn toward adopting a circular economy.

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Online retailer Net-A-Porter has expanded its Net Sustain program to 100 brands including 27 beauty and 45 new fashion labels as it makes a serious push toward sustainable offerings.

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How to maintain business relevance: 5 non-traditional methods

87% of companies are in the process of transformation, but are unsure of what the end goal is, Globant found.

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The PFAS and the furious: the new and deserved scrutiny on the ‘forever chemicals’

The water-repellent coating on many biodegradable products can cause harm in waste management and human health.

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How To Embed Circular Economy Principles in Connected Products

This week we are going to be sharing with you expert visions outlined in the Connected Products Economy Report. From Natasha Franck to Mats Linder Consultant, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we take a closer look at their key message which focuses on how we can power circular business models, global transparency and new economic incentives to change patterns of production and consumption.

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation unveils ‘landmark’ digital tool to help businesses track circular economy progress

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has today (14 January) launched a new digital tool which enables businesses of all sizes and sectors to measure their contribution to the circular economy and identify ways in which to close the loop further.

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Nestlé commits £1.6bn to food-grade recycled plastics, pledges to cut virgin plastics use by a third

Food and beverage giant Nestlé has committed £1.59bn to source food-grade recycled plastics to be used in its packaging, alongside a pledge to cut the amount of virgin plastics it sources by a third.

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Roadmap to a Global Circular Economy

GERMANY – The post headline comes from the title of a panel session scheduled to take place at the Global Food Summit in Munich this March.

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Colgate launches recyclable plastic toothpaste tube

Colgate Palmolive has launched a new vegan-friendly toothpaste range packaged in a first-of-its-kind recyclable plastic tube, with the technology set to be shared with competitor brands.

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How companies can integrate a more sustainable materials strategy into their business

Almost any textile you can think of, from cotton to leather to nylon, has social and environmental impacts risks at every level of its supply chain.

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Trying to measure circularity? Here are some tools to consider

The development of specific and actionable metrics at the systems, business and product levels will be a key accelerator for scale.

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Renewable gas to foster transport decarbonisation

With the EU Green Deal in place, the role of natural and renewable gases for transport decarbonisation must be recognized. Gas in transport is ready to complement a set of solutions that will gradually change our way to move and to transport freights around the world.

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Restoring natural systems will be ‘hardest’ part of circular economy shift

EXCLUSIVE: Wildfires in Amazonia and Australia, compounded by new scientific research and ever-growing activism, have served to highlight the importance of restoring natural systems to businesses. But that knowledge must now be translated to holis…

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Transition to a toxic-free circular economy in the carpet industry still a distant reality

Transition to a toxic-free circular economy in the carpet industry still a distant reality, despite industry initiative – European Commission needs to set up EPR scheme as part of the European Green Deal.

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Nestlé invests £1.5bn to drive recycled plastic innovation

Nestlé has outlined a £1.5bn investment programme to shift packaging from virgin plastic to food-grade recycled plastic.

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Construction and demolition waste: challenges and opportunities in a circular economy

Information on the environment for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public…

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China’s plans to reduce single-use plastics

The Chinese government wants to significantly reduce plastic pollution in its major cities….

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‘Business as usual is dead’: Global resource use smashes past 100 billion tons

Only fraction of metals, minerals, fossil fuels, and biomass extracted each year is reused, tipping planet towards ecological disaster, report warns…

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Slovenia adopts Circular, Regenerative Economies Deep Demonstration

The Slovenian parliament passed a motion to adopt an EIT Climate-KIC-led proposal called “A Deep Demonstration of a Circular, Regenerative and Low-Carbon Economy in Slovenia” last November. The initiative is one of eight Deep Demonstrations launched by EIT Climate-KIC, which together offer a test…

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Corporations failing to make circular economy transition, damning report finds

More than 100 billion tons of virgin materials are being consumed annually by business, with progress to boost reuse and recycling rates stagnating, a damning new report has concluded.

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‘Circulytics’: Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches new service to help firms slash waste levels

New tool will give companies a free assessment of their progress towards more circular business models…

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Luxury Daily

British luxury lobby Walpole inaugurated the first phase of its go-green manifesto with commitments from more than 100 member brands to support the initiative and prioritize sustainability in their companies.

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Renewable gas to foster transport decarbonisation

With the EU Green Deal in place, the role of natural and renewable gases for transport decarbonisation must be recognized. Gas in transport is ready to complement a set of solutions that will gradually change our way to move and to transport freights around the world.

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How to harness step-change in your sustainability piece

Growth of the circular economy among UK manufacturing firms is fast becoming a central discussion in many a boardroom meeting.

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Imagine Instead of Disposing of Raw Materials You Will Be Able To Recapture

This week we are going to be sharing with you expert visions outlined in the Connected Products Economy Report. From Natasha Franck to Mats Linder Consultant, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, we take a closer look at their key message which focuses on how we can power circular business models, global transparency and new economic incentives to change patterns of production and consumption.

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Improving circular economy practices in the construction sector key to increasing material reuse, high quality recycling —

Information on the environment for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public…

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Shhhhhh: Fujitsu bags another £12m from Libraries NI as bosses fail to bookmark replacement

Software licensing issues made it harder to turn the page…

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Conversations about the State of Green Business

Plus, an interview with John Schulz, director of sustainability integration at AT&T, and outtakes from the State of Green Business webcast.

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Nestlé Invests $2 Billion in Food-Grade Recycled Plastics

Nestlé plans to invest as much as CHF 2 billion ($2.07 billion) to boost new sustainable packaging solutions and create a stronger market for food-grade recycled plastics.

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China moves to phase out single-use plastics

Plastic bags to be banned in all major cities by end of 2020, says state planner…

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How can businesses hasten the transition to a circular economy?

The circular economy’s true impact will only occur when companies deploy circular business models and disruptive technologies in a holistic manner. Here’s a guide.

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5 Challenges Facing Retail in 2020

Research company GlobalData identified the key challenges retailers must address to maintain success in 2020 and beyond.

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Samsung Begins 2020 By Winning Three Awards for Commitment to Sustainability

Samsung Electronics has started off the new decade by winning three prizes that reflect the company’s commitment to pursuing sustainable recycling, upcycling…

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3 consumer retail megatrends in 2020 and beyond

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Why the Automobile Industry Must Use Digital Marketing To Fuel Their Business Prospects

The automobile industry in the US turned out a fairly decent performance in 2019 but industry experts are wary of the tough challenges that lie ahead. Marketers are not sure if this trend can be sustained in 2020 and beyond.

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Sustainable Leather Bags : sustainable leather bag

sustainable leather bag – Mulberry created its Portobello tote as its first-ever 100% sustainable leather bag, featuring a design that’s made in the UK. The bag is mad…

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Is Free Shipping Sustainable for Retailers?

Free shipping is great for shoppers, but it’s becoming an increasingly significant cost for online sellers.

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Greenest and Sustainable Cities: London

London is gearing up to be one of the greenest and most sustainable cities on earth.Here are the efforts made by London so far:…

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Practicing Culturally Sustaining Engagement

An interview with activist, educator, and professor Dr. Tyra Good on the theory and practice of culturally responsive and sustaining education.

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Gaming their way to sustainable development

Serengeti National Park is home to a breathtaking array of wild animals, from lions to elephants and migrating wildebeests. But the local people living on the fringes of the area comprise an equally important part of this …

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Sustainable holiday gift ideas for your entire family

Looking for gifts for your family? Look no further than this comprehensive list of green gift ideas for everyone from Mom, Dad, grandparents, cousins and more.

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Sustainable Holiday Tips

It’s a time of year for celebrating and getting together with friends and loved ones. Here are some sustainable holiday tips to keep in mind.

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Plastics Week: edie launches content campaign to help business eliminate single-use plastics

Running from 13-17 January, edie’s Mission Possible Plastics Week includes exclusive interviews, podcasts, reports, webinars and in-depth feature articles – all dedicated to turning the tide on single-use plastics.

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Giant Eagle to phase out single-use plastics by 2025

Regional grocer launches multi-pronged sustainability plan…

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Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot merger aims to lead ‘new era of sustainable mobility’

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Groupe PSA, the parent companies of Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot, have claimed their merger will place the newly created entity at “the forefront of a new era of sustainable mobility”.

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Striking the Right Balance Between Sustainable Development and Sustainable Debt

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Towards a sustainable future

Dave Elliott looks to the future of renewable energy…

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A sustainable luxury resort in Cambodia

The Six Senses Krabey Island Resort combines sustainable thinking and the highest level of comfort. Read more!

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6 circular economy trends that will shape 2020

From refill schemes to more practical and viable recycling options, there’s a stronger sense of urgency to find solutions.

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Norwegian Cruise Line Eliminates Single-Use Plastic Beverage Bottles

The cruise line continues it commitment to sustainability.

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Norwegian Cruise Line Eliminates Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

Norwegian Cruise Line eliminates all single-use plastic water bottles across the fleet. Instead, JUST water will supply spring water in reusable cartons.

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Thailand bans single-use plastic bags at major stores

Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic bags at major stores, continuing a campaign launched by the government and retailers toward a comp…

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Business strategies for cost-saving circular economy solutions

Circular economy principles offer compelling strategic and operational benefits for the manufacturing industry. These include substantial cost savings, which companies should take advantage of, writes Rafael Go.

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Wegmans to phase out single-use plastic bags in New York

Grocery chain’s bag removal comes over a month ahead of upcoming state ban…

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VOTE: What will be the defining sustainability issue of 2020?

With many of us heading back to the office for our first day at work in 2020 this week, edie has explored the environmental issues which could dominate sustainability conversations this year – and is giving you the chance to have your say.

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For a Sustainable Food System, Look to Seeds

The resilience of food production in the face of a changing climate will depend on both traditional ecological knowledge and Western science.

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Press Release: Hi Fly makes good on vow to fly without single-use plastic

From January 1, 2020, all of wet-lease operator Hi Fly’s own flights are taking to the air without any single-use plastic items on board.

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Circular Economy: What It Is and Why We Need It?

The circular economy encourages the reuse, remanufacturing, refurbishing, redistribution, and recycling of products….

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Giant Eagle Saying Goodbye to Single-Use Plastics

Grocer makes commitment by 2025…

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Bright farmers help others navigate towards sustainability

For agriculture to be able to feed the world in 2050, rapid improvements in sustainability are needed. That’s the message Rogier Schulte will be sharing in Redesigning Sustainable Foodscapes, his inaugural address at Wageningen University & Research on Thursday 12 December.

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Signify’s sustainability program Brighter Lives, Better World

Signify’s sustainability program Brighter Lives, Better World

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Urban Travel, Sustainability & Accessibility: ROME

Rome’s Colosseum, the great gladiatorial arena is the most thrilling of the city’s ancient sights. Inaugurated in AD 80, the 50,000-se…

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Deliveroo creates sustainability and social impact team

Deliveroo has created a dedicated sustainability and social impact team to drive and expand the company’s purpose-led initiatives for the coming year. …

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‘Summit on Sustainability’ focuses on India’s development

The capital is all set to witness a day long ‘Summit on Sustainability’ today at Hotel Lalit, New Delhi, to take on the barriers of sustainable development. …

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Salesforce Announces Further Commitments to Sustainability

At Dreamforce 2019, Salesforce announced it would invest over the next year $17 million to advance the SDGs through grants to nonprofit partners and volunteer one million hours to support the SDGs.

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New trees, sustainability certificate at Windward CC

A grant allows Windward Community College to replace the banyan trees removed from the great lawn with new native Hawaiian trees, and a new sustainability certificate will be offered for students.

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British Museum to display ‘world’s first single-use cup’ fashioned by Minoans 3500 years ago

An ancient cup, designed to be hurled out with the rubbish, is going on display at the British Museum. The 3,500 year-old, single-use vessel, which once contained wine rather than coffee, was made by the Minoans, one of the first advanced civilisations in Europe.

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GSTC 2019: Marketing sustainability and influencing travellers’ preferences

From #GSTC2019, the French-speaking media platforms TV5 Monde and Voyageons Autrement, which aim at raising awareness on sustainable tourism, are reporting…

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The Sustainability EDIT 2019 Retail Analysis

In this report, we look at the state of sustainable fashion, and if newness in fashion is outpacing consumer demand?

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Sustainability measures in Champagne, France, wine region

Champagne is one of the most sustainable wine regions in the world. These are the ways it’s doing its part to reduce climate change.

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Sustainability in 2020: A look ahead

This post is sponsored by Philip Morris International. As all businesses glance at the blank slate for 2020 and start to fill in the year’s pages with benchmarks, initiatives and other goals, companies in a transformative state must pay special attention to their evolutions.  Sustainability is one…