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UN Refugee Agency Buys 10,000 of IKEA's Lightweight 'Better Shelters'
IKEA has announced that its line of flat-pack refugee shelters are going into production after being tested among refugee families in Ethiopia, Iraq and Lebanon.The “Better Shelter” is a temporary...
Graphene Light Bulb Expected to Last Longer, Be More Efficient, Save Money and Energy
A lightbulb with lower energy emissions, longer lifetime and lower manufacturing costs, and made with graphene — said to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong form...
Multitude of Mindfulness Apps Making Mental Health on the Go More Manageable
If you doubt the mainstreaming of mindfulness, look no further than a key session at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, called Mindfulness Meditation.It’s a new...
Discovery of 'Heat-Beater Beans' Could Safeguard Vital Crop from Climate Change
As the effects of climate change on our global ecosystems continue to reveal themselves, fears are growing that it could threaten food security, particularly a vital source of protein that has...
#Leadership
Ellen MacArthur Foundation Taps Top Grad Students to Advance the Circular Economy
Innovation often comes from those who have not yet become entrenched in the status quo — they are better-positioned to recognize effective solutions that might otherwise be overlooked or seen as too...
#supplychain
AP: Your Seafood May Come From Slaves
Major seafood-selling brands such as Safeway, Walmart and Sysco are potentially benefiting from slave labor, a new AP investigation has unveiled.Slave-caught fish can end up in the supply chains of...
#SupplyChain #HumanCapital
Social Auditing: A New Tool for Sustainable Development?
Can social auditing be repurposed for greater good? That was the question posed during a breakout session of the Sedex Global Responsible Sourcing Conference in London last week. Muriel Johnson, AAG...
BASF Tool Helping Designers Lightweight Products, Minimize Development Costs
A common misconception regarding fiber-reinforced plastics is that the material’s performance cannot be predicted, as with steel or aluminum. But BASF says its ULTRASIM® performance-prediction...
#newmetrics
Volvo Bests Carbon Reduction Goal by 10M Tons
Volvo last year reduced the total lifetime carbon dioxide emissions of its products by 40 million tons against a 2008 baseline, besting its goal by 10 million tons, according to the company’s 2014...
Sedex Brings Public and Private Sectors Together to Discuss Paths to Sustainable Supply Chains
On a crisp Wednesday morning last week, the 2015 Sedex Global Responsible Sourcing Conference kicked off in London’s Parliament Square, barely a stone’s throw from the seat of British government. The...

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