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Sustainable Brands Releases Program Details for New Metrics ‘18 Conference

Speakers from Danone, Seventh Generation, and B Lab among those confirmed to share advances in the metrics around social and environmental value
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled program details for

UNICEF and LIXIL to “Make a Splash” and Help Bring Sanitation to Children Around the World

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Tokyo, July 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organization, and LIXIL, a maker of pioneering water and housing products, are coming together in a new partnership to help vulnerable children gain access to safe and clean toilets.

The partnership, named “Make a Splash! Toilets for All”, will leverage the two organizations’ complementary strengths to support progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal of achieving access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, and end open defecation by 2030.

Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies: The Role of Business

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There is no doubt that businesses are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since 2013, representatives from countries, businesses and NGOs have gathered once a year in New York to for the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF). We collected some key takeaways from the forum about how the private sector is helping advance the achievement of the SDGs.

Tetra Tech Receives ACEC Massachusetts 2018 Engineering Excellence Bronze Award

Supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development Kajaki Dam Hydropower Plant expansion project in Afghanistan
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The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) honored Tetra Tech with a 2018 Engineering Excellence Bronze Award for its work on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Kajaki Dam Hydropower Capacity Expansion project in Afghanistan. These annual awards recognize astounding engineering accomplishments from engineering firms in Massachusetts. 

Avery Dennison Makes CSR Investment in Southeast Asia

"I’m very proud that our company and Foundation are part of this truly unique collaboration with WWF and the Forest Owners Sustainable Development Association of Thua Thien Hue Province in Vietnam."
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With many of Avery Dennison’s solutions made from paper, maintaining a sustainable paper supply is vital to our business success and achieving our long-term sustainability goals. In fact, we’re aiming to use 100% FSC-Certified paper for all of our products by the year 2025.

Exploring the ‘How’ Behind the ‘Brands Taking Stands’ Movement, Purpose-Driven Companies Gather for 3BL Forum, Oct. 23-25 in Washington

50+ speakers announced; early-bird pricing ends July 31
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WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As investors, employees, customers and other key stakeholders demand that companies weigh in on vexing social and environmental issues, 3BL Forum has built its agenda around the “Brands Taking Stands” movement, Oct. 23-25, at MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C.

More than 50 speakers – ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to veteran White House reporter Eli Stokols – will speak at the annual gathering, presented by 3BL Media, the world’s leading communications partner for purpose-driven organizations. 

David Attenborough Launches Wildlife Fund for Advertisers

Firms signing up to Lion’s Share fund will give 0.5% of money spent on ad campaigns featuring animals to conservation schemes
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By Jim Waterson

Businesses that sign up to the Lion’s Share fund will promise to give 0.5% of their spending on any advertising campaign featuring animals to UN-backed conservation programmes.

High Fashion Adopts Sustainability as Plan for Future Growth

by John Howell, Editorial Director, 3BL Media
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Luxury brands and brands taking stands are topics not usually included in the same conversation. But in another sign of a world turned upside down, top tier fashion labels are now talking CSR and sustainability. From materials to packaging, from supply chain to environmental footprint, luxury consumer goods companies are updating their strategies to ensure long-term viability. 
 

No More Shoes: A Different Perspective on Free-From Food Labeling

Written By Rob Fraley
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Imagine that some enterprising souls in the U.S. decide one day that shoes are bad, and begin drumming up support and waging communications campaigns to convince the country to go “Shoe free.”

This is, of course, a ridiculous concept. We all know that shoes are a beneficial “tool” that make our lives better. They keep our feet warm in the winter and dry in the rain. They keep us from burning our feet on hot pavement or stepping on sharp objects like broken glass. They prevent the rampant spread of the dreaded foot fungus.

Doing More With Less: Three Trends Shaping the Future of Packaging

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One of the most rewarding things about working for Avery Dennison is being part of a company that has, for over eight decades, created many of the label and packaging industry’s landmark innovations. To be sure, our inventiveness has been driven by a love of materials science that started with Stan Avery and persists to this day. But it also stems from our equally longstanding commitment to anticipating and meeting our customers’ needs.

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