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Powering the Circular Economy

by Liz Courtney
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“Circular design gives us the opportunity to rethink the whole paradigm instead of operating under current restraints.”

Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water Launches New Bottle Made From 100 Percent Recycled Plastic* in North America

Company aims to inspire consumers to recycle by debuting new bottles made entirely from recycled ones
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn. – February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water, the world's leading bottled water brand, is announcing the introduction of a 700-mL bottle made from 100 percent food grade recycled plastic*, known as rPET. The new package is available starting this month on retail store shelves in North America.

What Do You Dare to Repair?

HP | Dare to Repair: 3D Printed Part Contest
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by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer at HP

VIDEO | Making Your Favorite Jeans Better for the Planet

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Almost everyone has a favorite pair of blue jeans. The ones that fit like a glove, your go-to pair for any occasion.

As we know them today, jeans were the invention of Jacob Davis and his friend, Levi Strauss, who patented the pants in 1873. Since then, jeans have become a huge part of American culture, from cowboys to rebels and rock stars, to hipsters and heads of state. They are a fashion statement and a wardrobe staple.

Third-Party Diamond Certification First to Use Advanced Laser Testing to Trace Diamonds from Mine to Market

Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Diamond traceability back to the mine of origin – vital to the international due diligence movement for precious gems and minerals – just took a giant step forward.

Millennials & Money: We’re Not as Different as You Think

By Kelly Coyne, VP, Global Women’s Strategies, Impax Asset Mgmt/Pax World Funds
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The financial services industry is a bit obsessed with trying to understand the next generation of investors – the notorious millennials. And for good reason – millennials represent the largest generation in history with a spending power of $1.5 trillion and growing. Many millennials are well into their wealth accumulation phase and have already begun to inherit more than $30 trillion in the largest wealth transfer of all time.

Timberland Is Helping Rebuild Haiti’s Cotton Industry

Can using blockchain to verify cotton as organic help revive the industry in Haiti?
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By Ben Schiller

Haiti hasn’t grown cotton in decades. Its once-abundant industry collapsed in the 1970s due to government corruption, economic mismanagement, and U.S. embargoes. But now, thanks to a project involving thousands of smallholder farmers, apparel brands like Timberland, and a blockchain network, it could be set for a comeback. Within a few years, if all goes to plan, the island will be supplying millions of pounds of organic cotton for shoes, shirts, and other clothing sold in U.S. stores.

Perspectives from World Economic Forum

by Karen Quintos, EVP and Chief Customer Officer
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This year, I had the opportunity to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, which brought together over 3,000 leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts. I’ve attended the gathering in the past, and can say that this meeting was my favorite experience for a few reasons.

AIM2Flourish: business Education Meets Business for Good

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AIM2Flourish, an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management – Case Western Reserve University, prepares the next generation of business leaders to become the most powerful force for doing good while doing well. Learn more here - http://aim2flourish.com

By Megan Buchter, Operations Manager, AIM2Flourish at Fowler Center for Business
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AIM2Flourish, an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management – Case Western Reserve University, prepares the next generation of business leaders to become the most powerful force for doing good while doing well. Learn more here - http://aim2flourish.com

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