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It’s Full Speed Ahead for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Accelerator Teams


Reprinted from Biomimicry Institute Blog

It’s been a busy six months for the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge finalists. Last October, eight teams from around the world were chosen to be part of the first-ever biomimicry food systems accelerator. After pitching and getting feedback on their design concepts in-person during SXSW Eco in Austin, TX, these intrepid innovators began working furiously to test and prototype their nature-inspired design concepts.

Enhancing Economic Power Through “Traditional” Women’s Work

Northern Ghana Shea joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to diversify markets and increase production of smallholder women producers
Press Release

NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Northern Ghana Shea (NGS), a social enterprise operating in the Upper West region of Ghana, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to expand market access for 4,000 rural women who pick shea nuts and produce shea butter, and to diversify their customer base by securing at least two international buyers by 2018. As part of its commitment, by 2017 the company will increase the volume of these small-scale farmers’ production by 60 percent. 

The Water We Eat


I expect most of us believe that the greatest amount of water we consume comes in the form of showers, baths, and drinks. Nope, and it’s not close. 

My Dad has always loved the water. He grew up in Miami, which probably has something to do with his attraction to it. Whether skiing, fishing, or boating, any time he is on the water he is happy.

A Banner Year for Sustainability: Translating the Results of 2015


2015 was a pivotal year for global sustainability.  In September, the leaders of 193 United Nations (UN) Member States adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The SDGs, comprised of a set of 169 targets, are the heir to Millennium Development Goals and represent a shared vision for what needs to be achieved by 2030 to secure a sustainable future.   A few months after the SDGs were announced, world leaders gathered in Paris and agreed in principle to a new global framework to address climate change. 

Food Waste: The Harvest is Just the Beginning


Harvest. It feels like an old word, something people used to do centuries ago. Kind of like blacksmithing and spinning thread. It also feels like Autumn, mainly because the closest I’ve ever come to harvesting anything is picking apples in October in the mountains of Virginia.

Harvesting still happens every year though, and it is the beginning of a journey for our food. If our food successfully makes the trip, it will be nourishment for someone. If not, our food will be lost or wasted, and it would be better if it had never been grown at all.

Deirdre White, CEO of PYXERA Global, to Moderate “The Big Partnership Debate” at Responsible Business Summit

Debating the real value of partnership with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Fairtrade Foundation, Oxfam, and others
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Deirdre White, CEO of PYXERA Global, will moderate “The Big Partnership Debate” at this year’s Responsible Business Summit on June 7 and 8.

It’s Time for Responsible Leaders to Take Action to Eliminate Child Hunger (SDG 2)


This week, Global Sourcing Council's 17 Weeks for 17 SDGs Intiative explores Goal 2 with examples of action from organizations and businesses to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture in their business strategy.


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