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The business case for implementing sustainable practices is clear, and regardless of what industry you’re in, the strain on natural resources is rising as a result of population growth and climate change. Today, many companies are shifting to a sustainable business model to protect the ecosystem, realize associated cost-savings and support future business growth because a healthier, more vibrant society makes for a healthy economy. To achieve this vision, a business cannot only adopt purpose into its operations, opportunities, solutions and profit, but the notion of purpose must be embedded within its culture.
Read the full story in The Guardian.
Laptops made of plastic from old laptops. Aluminium car body parts made from old cars. Chemicals leased out, recovered, and leased again. These are just a few examples of how the circular economy, once seen as a Scandinavian speciality, is starting to spin in the United States.
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CDP, UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute and WWF invite you to a webinar on August 27 to learn more about the Science Based Targets – Call to Action, a joint campaign calling on companies to demonstrate their leadership on climate action by publicly committing to science-based GHG reduction targets. The call to action is part of the Science Based Targets initiative and the Commitments to business leadership convened by CDP and We Mean Business.
The objective of the webinar is to provide guidance and clarification for companies that have expressed interest to participate in the call to action. The following content will be discussed during the webinar:
1. Call to Action eligibility criteria
2. Process to submit targets under the call to action
3. Quality check process
4. Profiling opportunities
5. Questions and answers
Read the full story at Huffington Post Green.
Something as simple as water winds up becoming immensely complicated in the hands of a multinational corporation like Coca-Cola.
On Tuesday, the company announced it had almost reached its goal of “replenishing” all of the water in the beverages it sold in 2014…
By “replenishing,” Coke does not literally mean it’s putting back the water it takes out of each locality where it operates. To come up with its number on replenishment, Coke and its partner, the nonprofit Nature Conservancy, measured the amount of water it reclaimed through various conservation efforts around the globe — everything from tallgrass restoration in North Texas to reforestation in Ghana to canal rehabilitation in Kyrgyzstan. The company is involved in hundreds of these projects.
“That’s not how it works,” said Amit Srivastava of the India Resource Center, an activist group based in India that opposes corporate globalization in the country. “Water issues are local issues. You need to put water back at the source.”
Read the full story in The Guardian.
The retail giant’s foundation is calling for innovative solutions to waste and pollution but critics say it’s just a way to keep the wheels of fast fashion spinning.
Read the full story in GreenBiz.
Speedo is making swimwear out of factory textile scraps. Ford is turning old floor mats into engine components. And battery manufacturers are turning old batteries into — well, new batteries.
A successor to old school “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantras, these examples of unconventional material re-purposing help illustrate the much-hyped circular economy — a more ambitious, and more marketing-friendly, rethinking of how product materials and packaging can be cycled back into supply chains.