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Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan 23.6.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan Tom Baruch Tue, 06/23/2020 - 01:30 The global COVID-19 pandemic is a historic Black Swan event that offers a Green Swan of opportunities to harvest innovation from 50 years of converging exponential technologies. We are presented with a rare opportunity to invest in new innovations, rebuild our data and power infrastructures and supply chains to restore and strengthen the economy while healing the environment. According to author Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Black Swans are unexpected, hard-to-predict events that result in extreme, unintended consequences. The coronavirus pandemic is a classic Black Swan. Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed countries and states scrambling for personal protective equipment and ventilators. Oil tankers are carrying millions of tons of oil with nowhere to go. Farmers are destroying food and supermarket shelves are missing essential items across the nation. These events, made visible by the COVID-19 virus, ...
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Navajo ranchers are raising premium beef. 17.6.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Is their success sustainable?
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A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging 15.6.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging Cheryl Baldwin Mon, 06/15/2020 - 00:00 This article is sponsored by Pure Strategies . Sustainable packaging is a keystone issue for corporate sustainability. As one of the first environmental concerns companies began to tackle proactively, interest and efforts had notable resurgence in the last few years, partly spurred by the attention on ocean plastic.   Then the pandemic hit, and the market changed — characterized by higher demand for single-use packages and bags, and lower availability of recycled materials. When we look ahead, are we on the path to a circular and sustainable system for packaging? From paper vs. plastic to reusable vs. single use Shopping bags have long been a focus in sustainability — from looking at greenhouse gas impacts (paper is higher) to litter (plastic has more challenges) and significant policy action. A shift away from a focus on single-use design emerged. Studies pointed out that bags that are effectively reused can be the best ...
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AB InBev VP: Our quest for 'agile' sustainable development continues 19.5.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
AB InBev VP: Our quest for 'agile' sustainable development continues Heather Clancy Tue, 05/19/2020 - 02:37 Like most big companies with a complex multinational footprint, Anheuser-Busch InBev's sales slipped in the first quarter and the beer maker is embracing new financial discipline amid the coronavirus pandemic. But the company also has  acted quickly to prop up key members of its value chain — from small liquor stores to farmers to  restaurants  — and the situation has galvanized its long-term corporate sustainability plans, according to Ezgi Barcenas, vice president of global sustainability for AB InBev. "We really cannot lose these learnings and agility, and I think that's been a great learning and contribution of the pandemic — helping us to be more agile and to be more collaborative," she told GreenBiz during an interview in early May. The beermaker’s 2025 goals pledge bold advances in water strategy, returnable or recyclable packaging, renewable energy procurement (its U.S. division in 2019 ...
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COVID-19, 3D printing and the digital supply chain reckoning 14.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
COVID-19, 3D printing and the digital supply chain reckoning Heather Clancy Thu, 05/14/2020 - 03:28 Proponents of 3D printing technology and digital manufacturing solutions have been seeking their breakthrough moment for years. It took mere weeks to showcase their potential as enablers of flexible supply chains — capable of decentralizing worldwide production and responding to violent, unforeseen disruption. Every day, there is news of some inspirational pivot that points toward the future possibilities for creating far more sustainable supply chains. The most vivid illustration, of course, is the literally hundreds of companies diverting at least some portion of their production capacity to creating urgently needed supplies for the medical community. It’s part altruism, part capitalism. Just a few examples: 3D printing provider HP Inc. and its network of customers and partners has so far "printed" more than 1.5 million parts for front-line healthcare workers — components for face shields and PAPR hoods. ...
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Here's what fringe consumers tell us about the post-pandemic marketplace 13.5.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Here's what fringe consumers tell us about the post-pandemic marketplace Deonna Anderson Wed, 05/13/2020 - 00:06 For years, communications firm Shelton Group has been gathering data about "fringe" consumers through intensive, manual social media analysis about both environmental and social sustainability. Why? Because while the fringe tends to be ahead of the curve when it comes to the trends, eventually some ideals of fringe consumers become mainstream. As just one example of a once-nascent idea, Shelton Group pointed to the call by buyers for consumer brand companies and others in the consumer products value chain to transition away from plastics that eventually end up in the ocean. "The important piece of that is this is where you as a business and as a company and as a brand can take a look and understand something, that if it comes at you as a surprise, it’s a threat," said Susannah Enkema, vice president of research and insights at Shelton Group, during last week's GreenBiz webcast about what ...
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Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics 11.5.2020 GreenBiz.com
Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics Joel Makower Mon, 05/11/2020 - 00:44 At first glance, the sprawling industrial site, covering roughly 900 acres in Kingsport, Tennessee, appears to be just another chemical manufacturing facility. There are hundreds of buildings and countless miles of pipes, conveyors, distillers, cooling towers, valves, pumps, compressors and controls. It doesn’t exactly look or feel particularly noteworthy. But something extraordinary is going on at this Eastman chemical plant: two breakthrough processes to turn waste plastics of all kinds back into new plastics, continuously, with no loss of quality. Last year, the company announced two major initiatives: Carbon renewal technology, or CRT, which breaks down waste plastic feedstocks to the molecular level before using them as building blocks to produce a wide range of materials and packaging. The company claims this enables waste plastics to be recycled an infinite number of times without degradation of ...
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Two ways P&G is working toward its packaging goals 6.5.2020 GreenBiz.com
Two ways P&G is working toward its packaging goals Deonna Anderson Tue, 05/05/2020 - 11:33 Procter & Gamble's Tide laundry detergent brand first introduced in January 2019 its "Eco-Box," which has been compared to a wine box because of its design made from paperboard with a tap for dispensing, in an effort to reduce the plastic in its packaging. In mid-May, the Eco-Boxes are becoming available for other fabric care product lines, including Tide purclean, Downy, Gain and Dreft. The initiatives are related to P&G's current sustainability goals introduced in 2018, Ambition 2030, which include a commitment to make its packaging 100 percent recyclable or reusable by 2030.  Each business unit within P&G has its own approach, and the Eco-Box was one way P&G’s Fabric Care division set out to meet its packaging goal.  To be clear, the Eco-Box package still includes plastic — with the bag that holds the liquid detergent itself — but uses 60 percent less of it than the traditional packaging for P&G’s detergent ...
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The new normal in sustainable investing post-COVID-19 4.5.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The time has passed for small commitments, hyperbole and delays in embracing sustainable investing.
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Green bonds are growing bigger and broader 4.5.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The variety of purposes has expanded beyond alternative energy to green building and sustainable-transport projects. And that's just a start.
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Now more than ever, it seems we can't live without plastic 1.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Companies and governments are working to minimize environmental harm of plastic packaging and products, but they face a nuanced reality.
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Why Amazon's commitment to working forests matters 30.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
It’s not just about carbon removal, it’s about creating or preserving economic opportunities in rural communities.
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Coyuchi, full circularity and the challenge of textile recycling 29.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The home textiles company — and other players in the textile recycling space — want to show what's possible.
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6 of the best corporate climate action announcements from the last week 27.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From Google to North Face, companies used Earth Day to share big plans. Here are the ones that stood out.
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Downturn signals opportunity for climate-aligned investing 27.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Several frameworks are emerging that sets performance thresholds identifying economic activities that align with the Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets.
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What happens to corporate sustainability amid the COVID-19 crisis? Some reflections 21.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Leaders from Amazon, Danone, Salesforce, Mars, General Mills and others share how plans have changed and where they’re holding firm.
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Why the pandemic could give business leaders a broader mandate for sustainability 20.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Let this be the beginning, not the peak, of a corporate transformation journey, so that once society is beyond the immediate threats, we move into a refreshed approach to capitalism.
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PepsiCo CSO: We can’t ‘lose sight’ of the long-term crisis 20.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Simon Lowden on the company’s new science-based commitment, food security amid COVID-19, and why key climate action partnerships are stronger than ever.
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Why sustainability professionals should drive green consumerism 14.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
What would happen if more people than ever before demanded goods aligned with a sustainable, low-carbon economy? Our economy would transition swiftly.
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Earth Day and the polling of America, 2020 13.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In the future, it seems, we’re all model green citizens, at least in our minds.
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