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Index Impact: Passive investors are actively tilting stock indexes toward sustainability

ImpactAlpha, Oct.1 – Most investments in public equities are held in “passive” accounts that keep fees low by tracking standardized indexes such as the…

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Selfridges launches biggest sustainability edit including items from Stella McCartney and Ganni

Selfridges is helping its customers make more sustainable choices with its new eco-friendly fashion edit, which contains more than 3,000 products from brands across fashion, homewares and beauty.The British retailer has chosen items from more than 100 brands, including Stella McCartney, Ganni and…

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B.C. NDP and Green party collaboration leads to top sustainability honour

B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman and Green Party of B.C. Leader Andrew Weaver have been honoured at the Clean50 awards.

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A Christmas gift guide for fans of design, travel, sustainability and more

Give the gift of travel, mental wellbeing, sustainability credentials or brilliant design: this is the We Heart Christmas Gift List…

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Retail Week: PACE Meeting Highlights, a 100 Merger, and MACA Sustainability Event

Editors Paul Schrimpf and Eric Sfiligoj discuss highlights from the 2019 PACE Council meeting, the merger between Mid Kansas Coop and Mid-West Fertilizer,…

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Musings on flexibility, sustainability and mindfulness from Feria Hábitat Valencia – News – Frameweb

We share highlights from Feria Hábitat Valencia, the Spanish trade fair for furniture, kitchens, lighting and decorative accessories.

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Up to 5,000 global citizens to convene in Tallinn to tackle sustainability challenges

In November, a team of 250 volunteers will organise the largest congress ever hosted in Estonia – the Junior Chambers International’s (JCI) World Congress.

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Tim Cook Promotes Sustainability at Ceres Gala in New York City

Tim Cook gave the keynote speech at the Ceres 30th Anniversary Gala in New York City on Monday night. Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit…

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A Christmas gift guide for fans of design, travel, sustainability and more

Give the gift of travel, mental wellbeing, sustainability credentials or brilliant design: this is the We Heart Christmas Gift List…

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Supply Chain Scores High on Sustainability but Low on Labor Issues

Sustainability and risk scores remained consistent over the past three years, with 50.7% of companies receiving scores of 45 or higher in 2018,…

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Hyatt Hotels Launches New Single-Use Plastic Waste Reduction Initiatives

The plan will reduce single-use water bottles by June 2021.

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Local public art project rethinks urban redevelopment and sustainability

Sitting at the center of Pyeongchon Central Park in the city of Anyang, Gyeonggi Province, is Daan Roosegaarde’s giant outdoor purifier “Smog Free Tower.” Roosegaarde’s seven-meter tall outdoor air purifier is designed to filter about 30,000 cubic meters of air per hour using little electricity.

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5 Companies Where Tech & Sustainability Go Hand in Hand

Companies across the globe are applying technology to sustainability to produce a win-win for business and the planet.

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A new world map rates food sustainability for countries across the globe

A global food system sustainability study builds the first map of its kind to score the sustainability of food systems,…

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The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability

Biosphere Rule #4 is about taking your value cycle, built with parsimonious materials and a power-autonomous energy system, and creating a production platform upon which you can build a whole suite of products — producing profit-amplifying economies of scale and scope.

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Joint conference addresses animal welfare innovation and sustainability

What do consumers want when it comes to animal welfare? How you ask the question matters. Who answers the question also matters,” said Dr. Candace Croney, director, Center for Animal Welfare Science with Purdue University, during her keynote address at the first joint annual meeting of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs (US-RSPE) and the International Poultry Welfare Alliance (IPWA) in Atlanta, Georgia. As part of her presentation on “Community (Multi-Stakeholder) Perceptions and Attitudes about Animal Welfare and Sustainable Agriculture,” 

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Single-Use Skincare Capsules : skincare capsule

skincare capsule – Eve Lom created skincare capsules that are perfectly portioned for one-dose applications. The Cleansing Oil Capsules are filled with omega-rich oil…

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Ergo: Bord Bia to bite into Irish fast food sustainability research

Bord Bia has invited companies to tender for a consumer research project on sustainability in ‘quick-service’ restaurants.

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Air New Zealand introduces edible cups to replace single-use coffee cups

Air New Zealand’s new coffee cups are tastier than actual airplane food….

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Ricoh Ireland commits to sustainability by signing Low Carbon Pledge

Ricoh Ireland has announced that it has signed up to the Low Carbon Pledge and is committed to reducing its Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emission intensively…

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Turning a Page: Books With Sustainability in Mind

A selection of new nonfiction ranges from the plight of polar bears to the revitalization of Miami streets.

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APRA introduces measures to improve sustainability of individual disability income insurance

The intervention comes in response to hundreds of millions of dollars in losses each year…

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With Programming Going Strong, The Frida Cinema Shifts Its Focus to Sustainability

The Frida Cinema culminates their five-year anniversary with a New Year’s Resolution to focus on ensuring longevity and growth, while continuing to provide diverse community-based programming and avenues of engagement.

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A Decade For Sustainable Investors To Prove Economic And Sustainability Returns

Investing in environmentally-driven businesses has traditionally been a roller coaster, with expectations not being met. Sustainability encompasses a much wider range of topics than just energy and climate change.

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DOE To Host Workshop On Plastics For A Circular Economy

From December 11 through 12, 2019, DOE’s Office of Bioenergy Technologies Office will host a workshop titled “Plastics for a Circular Economy” in Denver, Colorado….

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Foster + Partner publishes a sustainability manifesto at COP25

London-based architecture practice Foster + Partners recently announced its aim to…

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Just Eat’s e-scooters and solar-powered smart homes: The sustainability success stories of the week

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.- edie news centre…

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How to create a sense of urgency around sustainability and climate action

Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees is still possible — and getting there will take clear but optimistic messaging.

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Safety, Sustainability, and Fuel Efficiency Are Synergistic

Three challenges consistently high on the list for many fleet managers improving driver safety, mitigating the high cost of fuel, and complying with corporate pressures to reduce fleet s contribution to the company s global carbon footprint.

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Sense and sustainability: How wine producers are protecting the environment

As we release our annual green issue this month, we asked wine producers from around the world about what initiatives they have put in place to ensure their wineries are run sustainably. Stefano Ferrante, chief winemaker, Zonin1821  “At Zonin1821, we are strongly focused on promoting a green culture.

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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership launches Accelerator to support entrepreneurs and SMEs push boundaries in sustainability

A new business Accelerator launched today by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, will help local and regional entrepreneurs, SMEs and startups tackle the challenges of a transition to a sustainable economy.

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Research and Innovation Key to Oil Sector’s Sustainability’ for GCC Countries

GCC countries must invest in research and innovation to ensure a steady supply of high-quality chemicals, Oil Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Kh

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Primark boosts sustainability cred with eco jeans launch

News industry : Primark has launched its first jeans made entirely from sustainable cotton with a debut across the UK and Europe as the company responds to consumer demand and continues its work with farmers in India and Pakistan.

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New Report Benchmarks Integrated & Sustainability Reporting For The S&P 500

Requests for sustainability reports are evergreen in proxy season; investors have filed more than 300 proposals since 2010.  These requests for companies to provide quantified, comparable metrics about their performance on key environmental and social impacts earn substantial, sustained sup…

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Italy-Mozambique Forum to discuss ‘Energy, Oil & Gas and Sustainability’

A joint Italy–Mozambique Forum discussing ‘Energy, Oil and Gas and Sustainability’ will take place on Wednesday 10 July at the Assolombarda headquarters in Milan.Organised by Assolombarda and ANIM……

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Researchers say flying cars could “have a niche role in sustainability”

Where do I start?…

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‘Sustainability is the only way forward’ – 50 quotes from Indian startup journeys

From scale to sustainability, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these quotes, excerpts and stories! On the occasion of Earth Day 2019, YourStory salutes all the innovators working on solutions for improving our environment.

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Before We Ruin the Universe, We Should Follow Some Space Sustainability Guidelines

Space-concerned organizations around the world are developing the Space Sustainability Rating system to help with the space junk problem.

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Sustainability in Retail: 4 Ways to Make Your Business More Sustainable

Until recently, sustainability was a niche approach in retail. But in the past few years, we’ve seen corporations take on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives as a way to lessen their environmental impact.

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The Green Climate Fund must be a champion for real sustainability

Its niche has to be true sustainability — the ability to generate climate-conscious and socially beneficial results in regions that need them the most, and which multipl…

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Pushing the boundaries of environmental sustainability at events, positive ideas with Jamie White

Environmental sustainability at events Interesting interview with Jamie White, award-winning Irish entrepreneur and founder of Leading Social and The Unive

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Clerkenwell Design Week: Redesigning The Work Space and Sustainability (podcast notes)

Last week Sophie and I took the podcast on the road to record at Clerkenwell Design Week. You can, as ever, listen to the full episode here, but the two key aspects that we discovered were the changing design of the workspace and the increasing attention being paid to sustainability.

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Hatch Mansfield unveils latest sustainability initiative

Hatch Mansfield has announced its next sustainability initiative is a borehole project in the North region of Uganda. The micro project, which was…

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How McDonald’s formed a sustainability team

Bob Langert, a former vice president over sustainability initiatives at McDonald’s spent more than 20 years at McDonald’s focused on ways for the company to address a range of issues related to sustainability.

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Sustainability Consulting Round-Up: Best of Our Blog

We post a new blog at least once a week, just to share our insights into the world of sustainability strategy and what it takes to be a sustainability consultant or professional today. Here are our most-read posts from May.

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Fashion Industry Prioritizes Sustainability, Addressing Climate Change on the Runways and Off

Fashion brands’ green initiatives can often come across as lip service, but a growing number of designers and executives seem intent on having a serious conversation about sustainability—and, more importantly, making real moves to decrease their environmental impact.

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McDonald’s to scrap McFlurry lids and single use plastic salad bowls – The change will come into force across all UK restaurants from September

r/worldnews: A place for major news from around the world, excluding US-internal news.

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EU Sustainability Guidelines: ‘It Will Require a lot of Thought & Investment’

Members of the Commission’s TEG say that data availability and flexibility will serve as the greatest challenges.

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KLM Urges Passengers To Reconsider Flying KLM In New Sustainability Campaign

Launched late last month, the new Fly Responsibility campaign encourages airlines and air travelers to think about the environmental impact of air travel before making a journey.

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Texworld USA to spotlight sustainability in NYC

News trade shows : The textile sourcing event returns to New York this month, kicking off with Fashionsustain, a one-day conference addressing some of the most pressing sustainability issues currently facing the fashion industry.

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Bill Bensley to challenge hospitality industry to lead sustainability and conservation

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the USD 4.2 trillion global wellness economy, today announced that Bill Bensley, the maverick landscape-designer-turned-architect will keynote on hospitality design and sustainability at the 13th annual Summit,…

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The Most Critical Sustainability Metric of the Year, and the Decade

I hope that by now we are more than clear on what we can and need to do about our dwindling carbon budget. If you are not thinking ‘science-based targets’, you really need to catch up — keep reading.

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Meet the Sustainability Leader of the Year: CSR Engagement champions, Ikea

With entries now open for edie’s Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020, this new feature series showcases the achievements of the 2019 winners and reveals their secrets to success. Up next: The winners of our CSR Engagement/ Marketing Campaign of the…

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Rebranded Waikiki hotel to focus on wellness and sustainability

The $1.5 million redesign of the 72-room Renew includes community impact components and an expansive new menu of health-conscious programming.

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Sustainability Culture: How Millennials and Gen Z Could Heal the World

In a world plagued by environmental carelessness, young people are exerting their power to save themselves and the future though sustainability.

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Google publishes sustainability plan for hardware, but its impact is uncertain

The tech giant added new sustainability targets, but their value is hard to gauge.

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NBS Sustainability Centres 2020 Workshop

Save the date for the fifth biennial workshop for leaders of sustainability research centres, June 24-26, 2020, in Vienna, Austria.

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ASU alums in range of careers are committed to sustainability practices

Students at ASU can choose from hundreds of degree programs, and any one of them can lead to a lifelong commitment to treating the planet gently. Three ASU alumni — a brewmaster, a musician and a sustainability manager at a university — are making the world a better place through their careers.

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A sustainability indicator to compare the bike friendliness of U.S. cities

Living in Brooklyn, I am often amazed by the time it takes to get around within the borough without a bike. The subway is designed so that most routes lead to Manhattan, making transportation within the other boroughs less …

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Cheers to sustainability—lifecycle analysis pits glass bottles against aluminum cans

From an environmental sustainability standpoint, which is better: glass bottles or aluminum cans? Turns out, the answer is not so clear-cut.

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Mid-range Fairphone 3 goes all-out for sustainability and confl

Fairphone 3 is a sustainable smartphone, according to the company behind it. The materials are recyclable, Fairtrade and designed to be long-lasting,…

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Pallets freshen up a farmer’s sustainability score

Frey Farms uses pallet pool of reusable pallets as part of a shared reused pallet recycling system.

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Sustainability Is A Way Of Life For Australian Horse Racing Professionals

For Australian horse racing professionals, sustainability is a way of life. Here’s how their sustainability work can make a difference.

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Signify named Industry Leader in the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Signify, the world leader in lighting, today announced that it achieved the status of Industry Leader in the Electrical Components and Equipment category of the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

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UPDATE: Salesforce’s Sustainability Cloud Empowers Business to Drive Impactful Climate Action

Salesforce reinforces sustainability commitments at UNGA and Climate Week NYC with stakeholder engagement, STEM investments, and a new carbon accounting product.

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Saipem included in equity indices of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Saipem confirmed as a leader in the Energy Equipment Services industrial sector in the Dow Jones sustainability index.

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Uniqlo links with Toray for major sustainability initiatives

News industry : Japan’s Uniqlo and fibres and textiles giant Toray affirmed their commitment to sustainability this week at an event in London where they unveiled two major recycling initiatives.(#1137885)…

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Single-use plastic ban in Kolkata markets

It’s time to rewind to the past for a greener future.That is the message from Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) just days ahead of the ban in singl…

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The Sustainable Dairy Partnership unites industry-wide push towards global sustainability

Global dairy industry leaders come together with a streamlined approach to sustainability measures in business-to-business transactions. Dairy industry leaders have announced their support for the Sustainable Dairy Partnership (SDP) today at the International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit,…

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The Future of Financial Compliance: Part 4-Sustainability

In this special five-part podcast series, I visit with Phil Fry, VP, Go To Market at Verint, which is the sponsor of this podcast series. In this podcast series, we consider how Verint…

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How will virtual and augmented reality affect sustainability?

Will the rise of virtual reality and augmented reality shift our consumption towards supporting our existence in a simulation, rather than in this reality?

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Epson aims to set raise benchmark for sustainability with Green Report

Epson has launched a non-financial ‘Green Report’. The Green Choice Report highlights Epson’s commitment to environmental, societal and product sustainabil

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Sustainability In Events: Recognising The Social & Human Impact Of The Industry

We’re feeling a bit green today, and it’s all thanks to the topic of sustainability in events! The third edition of our bite-sized pieces of wisdom is here.

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Forever 21 bankruptcy echoes Gen Z’s prioritization of sustainability in fashion

Last Sunday, Forever 21, filed for bankruptcy. Looks like Gen Z wants to prioritize sustainability and some companies will have to deliver.

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Michelin Guide UK & Ireland’s New Sustainability Award Goes To Irish Restaurant Loam

The restaurant in the west of Ireland commits to using native ingredients only, and has retained it’s Michelin star since 2015.

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What These Luxury Brands Can Teach the Fashion Industry About Sustainability

From using fashion as activism and going carbon neutral through to launching their own fashion sustainability online portals and incorporating innovative textiles, there’s a lot to be learned from the world’s top luxury brands…

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The Biosphere’s Guide to Fool-Proofing Sustainability, Part 4: Power Autonomy

Nature has discovered that if you want to sustain your value cycles for billions of years, they need to run on free flows of solar energy. Our products and processes need to do the same.

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Sucafina CEO Nicolas Tamari talks Farmer Connect, blockchain, sustainability

Sucafina aspires is to be the leading sustainable ‘farm to roaster’ coffee company in the world. And blockchain, CEO Nicolas Tamari tells FoodNavigator, will help the company get there….

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Monsoon makes sustainability vow | News

Monsoon has pledged that more than 50% of its spring 20 clothing range will be sustainable, to coincide with the launch of its sustainability report.

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Merged Mining in Bitcoin: Contributing to Sustainability on the Bitcoin ecosystem

Equities.com is an advanced financial information center and next-generation communication platform that connects self-directed investors with startup and small cap companies, market experts, and professional service providers and vendors.

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US plastics boom puts spotlight on sustainability

Virgin plastics production is thriving in the US, fueled by the North American shale boom. But the reversal of fortune for the US chemical industry…

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Cod or haddock? Study looks at ‘name bias’ and fisheries sustainability

Could you taste the difference between cod and other whitefish, such as haddock or hake, if you didn’t know what you were eating? The answer may have implications for supporting local fisheries and food sustainability in …

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Packaging Innovations 2020 | Q&A: Birmingham event to address sustainability

Paul MacDonald, Global Brand Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, discusses what can be expected at 2020 Birmingham NEC show.

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Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire drop threat of cocoa sustainability ban

Two countries say they ‘reaffirm commitment to eradicating child labor and deforestation in cocoa and will collaborate with all stakeholders to promote and sustain the cocoa industry,’ after meeting with execs at WCF Partnership Meeting in Berlin.

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Sustainability of Operational Excellence in the Age of Disruption and Change

Read this article ‘Sustainability of Operational Excellence in the Age of Disruption and Change’ by Rebecca H Mott on the ‘Research Report 2018/19 – The Global State of Operational Excellence: Critical Challenges & Future Trends’.

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Techstars Sustainability Accelerator Demo Day on 10/30/19

Last week David and I spent some time at the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. Their demo day is happening on October 30th in Denver and you can register here if you’re interested in attending.  If you want to see what actual world-changing startups…

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Upstart hoteliers focus on activism, sustainability

As many large hotel companies scramble to bake new sustainability initiatives into their business models, a wave of upstarts has come out of the gate with ecofriendly activism and social consciousness at the core of their brand propositions.

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Rural Dialogues | The Three Conditions of Rural Digitalisation Sustainability

Gianluca Brunori argues that access, design and complexity are three conditions that define how sustainably rural digitalisation is unfolding.Responsible Research and Innovation approach and methods help improve how society and political bodies respond to rural digitalisation…

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A fresh perspective on the traditional practices of sustainability

How can a chair and a shoebox contribute to a more ecologically sustainable future?

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More bodies in single graves among sustainability solutions for Vancouver cemetery

City council approved bylaw amendments for Mountain View Cemetery this week that would allow strangers to share graves, with three or more bodies in a single site.

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Japanese space firm cleans up space debris to ensure orbital sustainability

Astroscale, founded in 2013, removes space debris and wants to secure spaceflight safety and long-term sustainability.

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Sustainability Matters: We ditched the plastic water bottle. And so should you.

By Leslie Castillo [Editor’s Note: With this blog, we’re launching a the new blog series “Sustainability Matters”, written by Leslie Castillo. In addition to her responsibilities as a team lead in the tasting room, she is our point person on…

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Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park pushes the sustainability envelope

With growing awareness and consumer demand for responsible tourism, hotel chains are jumping on board the sustainable bandwagon by rolling out a variety of green initiatives and adopting more sustainable practices.

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Business for Nature consultation now open

7 October 2019 – The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has joined together with other influential organisations working with forward-thinking businesses to form the Business for Nature coalition.

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Singapore Fintech Festival 2019 Kicks off Tomorrow With Focus on Sustainability

Singapore Fintech Festival 2019. The Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) will come together for the first time as SFF x SWITCH.

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Melbourne daycare centre replaces Santa with a ‘Sustainability Pirate’

The inner-city Melbourne childcare centre sent out invites to parents inviting them to the ‘get-together picnic to celebrate the end of the year’.

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Business leadership in 2020: edie readers called upon to take annual sustainability survey

edie is calling on all business leaders and sustainability/environment professionals to take our flagship annual Sustainable Business Leadership survey which will help inform a major new report investigating the state of business leadership in 2020.

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Filling the sustainability knowledge gap

Americans are showing more interest in sustainability issues, and food and beverage companies could do a better job of promoting the specific attributes of their products, according to a 2019 survey from The Hartman Group.

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Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020: Shortlist of finalists revealed

It’s been another record-breaking year of entries, our expert judges have had their say and it’s now time to reveal the shortlist for edie’s Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020! Drumroll please… Now in their 13th year, the Sustainability Leaders Awards recognise and reward changemakers within business. From the best efficiency programmes through to product innovations; from stakeholder engagement and social sustainability schemes through to the individual energy and sustainability leaders who are making change happen.