Ceres, Nike, Skoll Pushing New Business Models

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Ceres, Nike, Skoll Pushing New Business Models

At the Clinton Global Initiative this week, Ceres formed a new collaboration with Nike, the Skoll Foundation and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) aimed at helping the world’s large companies to develop new business models and solutions that incorporate an understanding of global sustainability.

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Walmart, H&M Commit to Sustainability in Chinese Textiles
Last week at the Clinton Global Initiative 2 of the world’s largest clothing retailers, Walmart and H&M, agreed to work with their Chinese textile suppliers to reduce the water, energy, and chemical use in their supply chains through the Natural Resource Defense Council’s “Clean by Design“ project.
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Walmart Using Thin Film Solar Technology in CA, AZ
The world’s largest retailer plans to expand its renewable energy efforts through lighter, lower cost thin film solar technology at the majority of its 20 to 30 store locations in Arizona and California that are scheduled for solar generating systems this year. Read more…

Ethical Fashion Design & Sourcing
Bringing ethics, values, and sustainability to fashion design is Summer Rayne Oakes passion. Listen to her journey in sustainability in the clothing & garment industry, and what inspired her to create Source4Style with its mission of helping designers search, compare, and purchase more sustainable materials from a global network of suppliers. Read More…

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2010 Saw Unprecedented Investor Approval for Social Shareholder Resolutions

When activists want U.S. companies to change, they can write letters to management or the board, organize public protests, or boycott a company’s products. But since the early 1970s investors also have had a more inside option—filing shareholder resolutions.

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What Readers are Saying…

Brooke Betts Farrell in response to “Coinstar Going After E-Waste Market”:

It’s great to see so much focus on the major issue of electronic waste. Not only are retailers like Best Buy stepping up, but now Coin Star has figured out a way to make this profitable and manageable without people having to manage the process. That’s fantastic. There are so many great companies emerging focused on making landfills obsolete and finding better ways to manage our resources.

What’s your opinion?