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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.

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Musgrave puts climate action ‘front and centre’ with new sustainability strategy

Retailer goes for strategic approach that avoids green spin…

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Biogas – Hermes Expands ?Green Fleet? as Part of Ongoing Sustainability Drive

A total of 42 Iveco Stralis CNG tractor units will be added to the operation over the coming weeks, taking the total to 72 across the firm’s fleet. Once introduced, the new vehicles will account for more than 40 percent of Hermes’ first mile delivery fleet. These have been ordered from CNG Fuels, the only UK supplier of Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) approved biomethane. Each vehicle will reduce CO2 emissions by over 80 percent when compared to a diesel Euro 6 vehicle.

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Next-generation corporate sustainability leadership: new lines of accountability

Risk disclosure. Regular reporting. Performance management. We need it all.

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PaperTale app shows the ethics and sustainability of clothing with a simple scan

The PaperTale app allows users to scan clothing embedded with a smart tag to find out about the workers who produced it and the materials used in manufacturing.

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Prada inks new sustainability loan in luxury fashion first

The Italian fashion house’s sustainability linked loan, arranged by Crédit Agricole, builds the catwalk for other retailers to follow suit.

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FAO: Freshwater & Ocean Fisheries Need a New Vision for Sustainability

The FAO has said that freshwater and ocean fisheries are at a crossroad and that the world needs a vision for sustainability for these food sources.

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Estonia blocks higher education institution due to sustainability fears

The Estonian Ministry of Education and Research intends not to grant the right to teach to the private higher education institution Nordic School of Hospitality and Innovation (NSHI) as it deems the sustainability questionable due to NSHI’s plan to mainly enroll foreign students.

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The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 6: Function Over Form

Sustainability experts for decades have been exhorting managers to focus more on the function their products deliver and less on the product itself. Biosphere Rule #5, Function Over Form, is focused on fulfilling customers’ functional needs in ways that sustain the value cycle.

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TGP partylist rep files bill banning single-use plastics

Talino at Galing ng Pinoy (TGP) Partylist Rep. Jose “Bong” Teves Jr.has filed a measure seeking to prohibit single-use plastics…

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Sustainability tips to help you clean up your skin-care routine

Going green can start in your skin-care cabinet—here are three sustainability tips from Josie Maran to help you live a cleaner life.

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‘Tis Always the Season for Sustainability

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love the holiday season and everything that comes with it – festive gatherings, beautiful decorations, tasty treats, giving gifts and enjoying quality time with friends and family.

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Moët-Hennessy to promote sustainability at Vinexpo Paris

Moët-Hennessy is to take a “huge” stand at the inaugural Vinexpo Paris in February to speak about sustainable development at the luxury drinks group for the first time. Speaking to the drinks business last month, CEO at Vinexpo, Rodolphe Lameyse, expressed his delight that the owner of great brands from Champagne Dom Pérignon to Cloudy Bay wine would be present at the Paris fair, and in such an impressive way. 

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How The Eco-Friendly SITA NYC Is Changing Sustainability In Fashion

Making healthy living more hipster than hippie since 2012…

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Multipolar Concentration: A Key to Sustainability for Japan | Nippon.com

The future of Japan as a sustainable society appears in doubt nowadays, due to the falling population, rising ratio of elderly citizens, and burgeoning public deficits. A researcher who has put artificial intelligence to work exploring better futures shares his scenarios for a more sustainable…

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New Report Highlights Urgent Need For Clear Communication Around Sustainability

When it comes to sustainability, the issue is extremely complex and the language used is imperative to ensure a genuine and transparent message is put forward. A new report on the carpet recycling industry highlights a misleading message which was reported earlier this year.

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Slovakia bans single-use plastics from 2021

Slovakia banned single-use plastics as of 2021 on Wednesday, joining the European Union fight to reduce marine pollution.

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This Map Shows Which Countries Are Best With Food Sustainability

The researchers took everything into account and presented their findings on a world map.

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Sustainability and wellbeing are at the heart of Welsh economy

Economy Minister Ken Skates argues that the Welsh Government’s economic policies are radical as it views growth in wellbeing and environmental sustainability as principal objectives.

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material bank: driving efficiency and sustainability for happier, more creative designers

material bank brings the convenience and environmental responsibility designers experience every day to the professional realm.

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Enel announces €28.7 billion 2020-2022 energy sustainability plan

Enel has announced its sustainability plan in which the utility will increase investments in low-carbon technologies by 11% compared to previous plan…

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Comment: Corporate travel programmes still not factoring in sustainability

New research by SAP Concur in collaboration with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), find that sustainable practices have not yet been translated into policy …

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Protecting planet and profit: why sustainability matters | Analysis

With consumers’ eyes now wide open to the environmental emergency facing our planet, those who fail to deliver sustainable products and business practices could soon become extinct.

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Beauty packaging trends sustainability, personalisation and e-commerce

The trends that are defining packaging for beauty products are evolving fast, which is why staying bang up to date with what is happening in packaging design is more important than ever.

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Profit, sustainability lead to hazelnuts experiment in N.J. farming

One Rutgers researcher brought his work home in the hopes of preserving his family farm for years to come.

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Resiliency and sustainability in the face of industry 4.0

Last week, the link between the economy and ecology was explored as a premise to answering the question of how the Philippines must rethink its development strategies. After all, adaptation and mitigation to climate change is most urgent in a country directly facing…

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Sustainability in ecommerce: what’s the future for online retailers?

Sustainability in ecommerce – Product Design, Creative Packaging, Bundling and bulk orders and logistics can make a difference…

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Guest Article: Greening the Wood Industry: Sustainability from Production to Consumption

Tracking the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda…

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Levi’s Saves Drip: Fashion brand turns to sustainability

Read all about the sustainability efforts of Levi’s who are working in partnership with the City of Cape Town to preserve water.

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The Writing on the Wall: The word is ‘sustainability’

A quarter century after the great golf boom and subsequent bust of the 90s, many clubs are struggling with the practices of excess that were the norm of the day.All of the golf courses built or renovated at the time wanted to bring “modern conditions” to a country […]…

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Fincantieri Becomes Largest Shipbuilder To Join UN’s “Global Compact” Sustainability Principles

As part of the process of strengthening its corporate responsibility, Fincantieri has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest business sustainability initiative.

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Amish Ecocide and Agriculture Sustainability in the Climate Crisis

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.- Psalm 24:1…

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Fashion East’s Ancuta Sarca talks fast fashion and sustainability

The designer behind LFW’s most Instagrammable shoe tells us why you shouldn’t take your old Nikes for granted.

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Future sustainability leaders take centre stage at Singapore conference

Tomorrow’s conservationists and community leaders will help guide the future of the Earth’s sustainability as part of a global conference hosted by…

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Q&A: How a Building Scientist Studies Light and Sustainability

Craig Casey explains how his multidisciplinary research into sustainability and building science helps Lutron develop human centric lighting.

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Sustainability rating: Enel announces its ‘most important 2019 milestone’

MSCI ESG Research has rewarded utility Enel with the ‘AAA’ rating for its commitments to sustainability, up from ‘AA’ in 2018.

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Heineken Ireland Named Winner Of Sustainability Project Impact Award

Heineken Ireland has been named as winner of the Sustainability Project Impact Award at Bord Bia’s Food and Drink event, which took place in the RDS in Dublin.The a…

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Sustainability: Hyundai Asks College Kids to Fill it Forward

Hyundai, maker of the world’s first hydrogen-powered SUV, promoted water sustainability across three college campuses with its Fill it Forward campaign.

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Chocolatiers promised sustainability. But 10 years later, the chocolate still ain’t sweet

The cocoa industry made big plans for sustainability a decade ago, but they have still not materialized.

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Hansae’s Water-Saving Projects at C&T Show Power of Sustainability

Hansae’s C&T Vina Vietnam fabric mill, which makes cotton, rayon, and synthetic fabrics, completed three significant water-saving projects.

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S&D Coffee & Tea Drives Sustainability Progress

S&D Coffee & Tea has released its 2019 Sustainability Report, Rooted in Impact, summarizing efforts and progress made throughout 2017 and 2018. As the industry landscape continues to evolve, S&D is committed to bringing effective sustainable solutions to the forefront of its business.

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Salesforce Sustainability Cloud helps customers reduce their carbon footprint

Data visualization is a key component of Salesforce’s Sustainability Cloud, which helps customers track their impact on the environment.

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Enhancing Sustainability and Social Responsibility Through Collaboration with Cisco Webex

From Design to Sustainability, Eileen Fisher is committed to maximizing positive environmental and social impact with Cisco Collaboration Tools.

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4 Environmental Startups Driving The Circular Economy

The circular economy aims to eliminate waste by creating businesses built upon reducing, recycling and reusing as opposed to endless consumption. Here are four entrepreneurs leading the charge with their environmental startups.

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Lucie Germser Shows What Denim Sustainability Looked Like 40 Years Ago

Lucie Germser, head of communication and design at Monsieur-T, reflects on an old photo of herself in re-used denim overalls.

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Sustainability-linked loans soar as green bond issues slow

In just two years, this new green finance vehicle has generated more than $108 billion in issues.

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Going green: Green Action Fund supports student-driven sustainability projects

The fund has given life to projects like Green Apple Bikes.

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Coke, Pepsi, KDP Announce Sustainability Initiative

At a press conference earlier today, The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo announced the launch of Every Bottle Back, a sustainability initiative in conjunction with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Recycling Partnership and Closed Loop Partners.

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Bolstering krill sustainability via cooperation

Krill harvester Aker BioMarine has turned up the heat on its sustainability messaging by cooperating with Pew Charitable Trusts, an organization that has long been supportive of a cautious approach to the harvesting of krill in Antarctica.

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Use of single-use plastic needs to be minimised, but the larger problem also needs to be attended to

Single-use plastic is only part of what is truly a massive challenge, and that is the management of all kinds of plastic waste.

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Soorty’s Executive Director Ebru Debbağ Talks Sustainability – Interview

Many companies like to tout their sustainability chops, but rarely do we get the chance to hear the specifics. We talk with Soorty’s eco-chief Ebru Debagg.

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Solarkiosk is a proud finalist of the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020! –

Solarkiosk is a proud finalist of the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020! Solarkiosk is honoured and proud to be selected by a distinguished Committee as one of the finalists in the Energy category for the prestigious Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020.

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How Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl Has Pioneered Energy Sustainability

Imagine you are in charge of a design hotel and fine restaurant high up in the Swiss alps, overlooking St Moritz and the Engadin lakes, and your job is to operate it as sustainable as possible – keeping energy consumption low (while ensuring high guest satisfaction) and minimizing food waste. How would you do it? 

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Growth vs sustainability: Zalando makes “compromise on economics” for new environmental goals – Sustainability

Zalando has signalled a new direction on cutting emissions and reducing plastic waste, with its co-CEO admitting this will involve a trade-off with growth.

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SATS and Sembcorp form Sustainability Partnership for Green Operations

This collaboration will bring SATS a step towards achieving its sustainability goal of 80 percent reduction in its carbon footprint by 2030.

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Sixth Sharjah Hospitality Forum envisions industry’s future from sustainability perspective

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) hosted the sixth edition of the Sharjah Hospitality Forum today…

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India to ban single-use plastics on board ships in Indian waters

From January 1, Indian ships will prohibit a large number of single-use plastic products, including ice cream containers, hot dish cups, microwave dishes and potato chips bags, from being carried on board.

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Three Ways To Improve Sustainability Initiatives With Flooring

Selecting sustainability flooring can lead to healthier building occupants, higher quality indoor conditions, and improved resource preservation.

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PhD candidate honoured for sustainability research

Swinburne PhD candidate Mohammad Ramezani Taghartapeh has received a Green Talents award in recognition of his contribution to sustainable development.

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Risk Management – Aligning Sustainability and Risk Management

The Business Roundtable, a nonprofit association made up of CEOs from major American companies, issued a statement that the primary focus of business is no longer to drive shareholder value, but to work in the interests of all stakeholders, including employees and communities. This marks the latest development in a broad trend of rethinking the purpose of business and can be seen as the coming of age for the corporate sustainability movement.

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Indian ships to ban potato chips bags, bottles, other single-use plastics on board

The Directorate General of Shipping has come out with an order prohibiting a large number of single-use plastics in Indian ships and foreign ships in Indian waters from January 2, 2020.

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Prada becomes first luxury brand to sign sustainability deal

Prada has signed a deal worth €50m (£43m) with financial services company Crédit Agricole Group in an effort to champion sustainability. The five-year sustainability loan, which is reportedly the first of its kind in the luxury industry, allows for the Italian fashion house to alter its interest…

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Prada signs loan with rates linked to sustainability

Prada Group has signed what is billed as the first business loan in the luxury goods sector linking the annual interest rate to practices that help the environment. Prada said Tuesday that the five-year, 50 million-euro ($55-million) loan with Credit Agricole Group will see interest rates lowered based on “achievement of ambitious targets related to sustainability.”

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Green Friday: The retailers championing sustainability over spending for Black Friday 2019

Today (29 November) is Black Friday, the biggest sales event of the year. But with consumers increasingly prioritising purpose over profit and climate change climbing the ranking of public priorities, some retailers are taking note and using the o…

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ANA to reduce reliance on single-use plastics

ANA HD will reduce its reliance on single-use plastics inside its cabins and lounges and replacing the plastic straws, stirring sticks and cutlery used in these areas. The plastic straws will be replaced with eco-friendly bioplastic or paper straws while the new stirring…

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How AI Is Impacting School Energy Savings And Sustainability Practices

The Department of Energy reports that K-12 schools currently spend more than $6 billion a year on energy, but with the estimated potential to cut costs by 25% through smarter energy management.District leaders will be in search of ways to offset budgetary cuts and energy-efficient solutions are key.

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DCD London: European data centers and the sustainability challenge

It’s always easier in Norway…

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Interface Report Highlights 25 Years Of Sustainability Initiatives

The global flooring company has announced Mission Zero success for carbon neutral flooring products, and commits to next initiative, Climate Take Back.

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Turmoil at The RealReal, Facebook’s rebrand, Prada’s sustainability loan

A round-up of everything you might have missed in relevant fashion, retail and tech industry news over the past week, including The RealReal’s shares plunge over doubts on ‘no fakes’ pledge.

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Milkmen Return In London To Slash Single-Use Plastic Waste

Excellent news for the environmental as Milkmen return to London as millennials start ordering glas…

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“Climate Change, Sustainability, and What You Can Do to Make an Impact” | Talks at Google

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$1.5m for interdisciplinary researchers in AI, data and sustainability

Our researchers will share in $1.5M in interdisciplinary (IDR) grants to help tackle big social and scientific questions across our strategic research focus areas.

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ANA to reduce single-use plastics in its cabins and lounges

The airline will replace the plastic straws, stirring sticks and cutlery used in the cabins and lounges with eco-friendly materials from February 2020…

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6 Lessons Learned Over a Century of Advancing a Circular Economy

International Paper is 121 years old. If we want to be relevant for the next century, we must bring others along on our trajectory toward circularity. Whether you’re just starting out or are further down the path to circularity, take comfort in knowing you are not in this alone.

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Hyatt Launches Three Global Sustainability Initiatives

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Worldwide Food Service Provider Launches First Sustainability Report

Earlier this fall, Calavo Growers, Inc.—a global avocado-industry leader—released their first sustainability report .This document is an effort to highlight their ongoing commitment to preserving the land for future generations, which is vitally important to a company that relies on produce for …

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Hyatt Eliminating Single-Use Toiletries Globally

Hyatt has announced that they’ll switch to single use toiletries as soon as possible at properties globally, no later than June 2021.