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Beyond CSR: Doing Good Business

Beyond CSR: Doing Good Business | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Recalibrating towards sustainable practices can be challenging and risky. Here are six steps for building a business with higher purpose.
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An interesting article from our friend Richard Brubaker.

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Honda publishes tips to help car dealers cut energy and lower costs

Honda publishes tips to help car dealers cut energy and lower costs | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Honda is sharing its expertise in helping car dealers adopt more environmentally responsible business practices and cut costs.
The Honda "Green Dealer" Guide synthesizes the company's experience over the past three years helping its US dealers reduce their energy consumption through its Environmental Leadership Program. So far, the program has helped 45 Honda and Acura dealers collectively reduce their annual CO2 emissions by around 5,000 tons and cut their cumulative annual operating costs by
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Coke, Pepsi, Dr Pepper Increase Fuel Economy 13%

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13 percent since 2010, according to the American Beverage Association.
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How to Turn Your Supply Chain into an Innovation Engine

How to Turn Your Supply Chain into an Innovation Engine | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
A manufacturer’s supply chain can deliver value that goes well beyond cost, quality and efficiency.
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The 10 Most Important Sustainable Business Stories from 2014

The 10 Most Important Sustainable Business Stories from 2014 | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
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Giant US corporates set ambitious agriculture goals for water, soil and land use

Giant US corporates set ambitious agriculture goals for water, soil and land use | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
A group of giant agri players, including Coca-Cola, Proctor & Gamble and Unilever, has set out plans that will inform its drive towards more sustainable agriculture in the US in the coming years.

The 66 grower organisations, agribusinesses, food, beverage and retail firms that make up the Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture have committed to achieve a series of goals designed to find sustainable practices for corn, soybean, wheat, cotton, rice, potatoes and other crops.
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Natura joins B Corps: will other big business embrace sustainability certification?

Natura joins B Corps: will other big business embrace sustainability certification? | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Brazil’s largest cosmetics company, Natura, is now B Corps certified, joining Kickstarter and Green Mountain Power in the global sustainability program
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Where corporate initiatives flounder, sustainable enterprises thrive

Where corporate initiatives flounder, sustainable enterprises thrive | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
A conservation partnership, Fish Forever, wants to build sustainable enterprises from the bottom up. But can it scale?
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Dunkin’ Donuts Launches Green Building Certification for Restaurants

Dunkin’ Donuts Launches Green Building Certification for Restaurants | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Dunkin’ Donuts has launched a green building certification program to help franchisees build sustainable, energy-efficient restaurants and says it will work with franchisees and construction managers to build 100 new “DD Green” certified restaurants by the end of 2016.
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M&S Says 63% Products Sustainable

M&S Says 63% Products Sustainable | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Some 63 percent of Marks & Spencer products have a “Plan A attribute” — an eco or ethical quality above the market norm — according to the company’s Plan A update.
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Sustainable assets climb 76 percent in two years

Sustainable assets climb 76 percent in two years | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
US SIF's biennial Trends Report reveals that consideration of ESG factors has boosted sustainable assets, which now total $6.57 trillion in the U.S.
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Jewellery firms urged to develop conflict-free gold supply chains

Jewellery firms urged to develop conflict-free gold supply chains | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
The Enough Project is calling on jewellery companies to “develop transparent policies about their gold sourcing practices” as part of efforts to prevent funds going to armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Sustainability could play leading role in the film industry

Sustainability could play leading role in the film industry | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Movie studios are making an impact behind the scenes with a range of sustainable productions practices.
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Ann Duffy's curator insight, December 8, 2:22 PM

A great green business for our thriving film industry in Vancouver!

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How to Make E-Commerce Packaging More Sustainable

How to Make E-Commerce Packaging More Sustainable | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment has published a brochure aimed at improving the environmental sustainability e-commerce
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Benchmarking Insights: Sustainable Supply Chain

Benchmarking Insights: Sustainable Supply Chain | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it

In this guest post, Procurement Leaders invites Acquisti & Sostenibilità’s Luca Guzzabocca to share some insights from recent benchmarking research into the sustainability supply chain performance of large businesses.

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Solar, drones, food: The top sustainability breakthroughs of 2014

Solar, drones, food: The top sustainability breakthroughs of 2014 | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Technological barriers no longer impede progress on cutting-edge sustainability imperatives — and here's what the industry experts point to for proof.
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Chiquita settles lawsuit over green marketing, but the legal battle isn't over

Chiquita settles lawsuit over green marketing, but the legal battle isn't over | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
A Seattle nonprofit alleges that Chiquita banana suppliers pollute water supplies in Guatemala, but the banana giant stands by its record
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UPS and DHL awarded European label for sustainable transport

UPS and DHL awarded European label for sustainable transport | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Green Freight Europe (GFE) has awarded UPS and Deutsche Post DHL with their ‘first leaf’ - an award given to companies that have shared CO2 data and information on policies, strategy and intentions to reduce CO2 emissions stemming from transport operations. Other companies, among them Heineken, IKEA, Krummen Kerzers and Aviko, were also awarded the first leaf.
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Coca-Cola, Nike innovate water use with fluid thinking

Coca-Cola, Nike innovate water use with fluid thinking | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Water, water everywhere? Look around to get ideas flowing and prevent the risks that can drain your company dry.
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More countries at extreme risk from human rights abuses, warns Maplecroft

More countries at extreme risk from human rights abuses, warns Maplecroft | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Ukraine, Thailand and Turkey have experienced the steepest rise in human rights risks during 2014, according to Maplecroft.
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Companies lack resources to manage sustainable supply chains

Companies lack resources to manage sustainable supply chains | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
More than half of companies have sustainable purchasing policies, but just 15 per cent have staff dedicated to manage supply chain sustainability.
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The Italian and English abstract of the SSCR2014 study can be downloaded for free at:http://www.osservatoriosostenibilita.org/en/abstract-sscr-2014-and-selection-from-the-previous-sscr-register-yoursel


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How boards of directors can shape a sustainable future

How boards of directors can shape a sustainable future | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
A glimpse inside the world’s first program to address sustainability at the board level.
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Pope Francis: We Are 'Stewards, Not Masters' of the Earth »

Pope Francis: We Are 'Stewards, Not Masters' of the Earth » | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Pope Francis, an outspoken advocate for the environment, spoke to the European Parliament calling for responsible stewardship of the Earth, renewable energy
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Whole Foods produce rating system spurs farm action

Whole Foods produce rating system spurs farm action | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Whole Foods' new produce rating system, which goes above and beyond government rules, is generating a lot of buzz within the food sector.
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Mondelēz to measure sustainability of its coffee farmers

Mondelēz to measure sustainability of its coffee farmers | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
The world’s second biggest coffee company will evaluate its Coffee Made Happy program to understand the impact on farmers on the ground.
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Companies could face fines for not reporting details of payments to suppliers

Companies could face fines for not reporting details of payments to suppliers | Inspiring Sustainable End-to-End Supply Chain | Scoop.it
Large businesses could be fined for failing to report how efficient they are at paying suppliers under UK government proposals to tackle late payments.
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