Global 500 Decoupling Emissions, Revenue Growth; Data Offers Hope for COP21 Targets
For the first time, data has shown a decoupling between revenue growth and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions output among the world’s 500 largest businesses (Global 500), according to a Thompson Reuters...
5 Food Commodities Produce More GHGs than Any Country Apart from China, U.S.
New research commissioned by Oxfam shows that rice, soy beans, corn, wheat and palm oil together lead to more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than any country’s individual footprint, with the...
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Hardware Store-Turned-Solar-Firm Invents Solar Wallpaper
Sometimes innovation comes from unexpected places — a father-son duo in Qingdao, China has transformed a family furniture business into Sunflare, a solar energy company that produced solar “wallpaper...
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Winners of Biomimicry, Forward Food Competitions Tackle Food Waste, Behavior Change Challenges
Both the Biomimicry Institute and Net Impact launched food-focused competitions earlier this year, seeking innovative ideas for new products or services. This week, the winners of the Biomimicry...
What Is Regeneration? Principle Number 4: Singularity
This is the fourth blog in a series on the seven First Principles of regeneration, drawing from living systems sciences. A current, prevailing worldview is that everything and everyone can...
5 Key Takeaways on North America's Most Sustainable Printers
Remember Coles Notes? Those magical little study aids that helped bring focus and clarity to even the most mind-numbing of university courses (Hmmm, come to think of it, I wonder what they were...
Leaders Discuss Paths to Health, Well-Being and Net Positive at the SHINE Summit 2016
Last week Harvard’s Sustainability and Health Initiative for Net Positive Enterprise (SHINE) hosted its annual Net Positive Summit to showcase the latest trends in well-being and health, and how they...
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Study Shows Circular Economy Should Be ‘Key Instrument’ in Climate Strategy
This month, countries are beginning to formally ratify commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement, and Environment Ministers from across Europe met to finalize the approval of the European...
Timberland to Restore and Create Green Spaces in 5 Cities Over Next 5 Years
This week, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland announced a goal to double its footprint in five U.S. cities by 2020 in an unexpected, unique way. Each year for the next five years, the brand will...
HP, Apple Leading Action on Forced Labor, But ICT Sector ‘Must Do Far More’
The information and communications technology (ICT) industry is an at-risk sector for forced labor, and while most of the world’s largest ICT companies have publicly demonstrated awareness of the...

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