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Lean Materiality Matrix Re-Fresh Using Big Data

The materiality matrix has become a familiar sight in corporate reporting, representing a selection of topics that generate impact on the company and that are relevant to its stakeholders. Traditionally, full materiality assessments are conducted involving internal and external stakeholders in an elaborate process. But, today’s turbulent business environment requires a more frequent and agile approach, monitoring sustainability risks and opportunities around the clock. Finch & Beak’s Re-Fresh Materiality Assessment guarantees an annual update of your materiality matrix within 4 weeks by using a big data analysis on corporate reporting trends from Datamaran Benchmark, as well as big data from Bloomberg and CDP, among others.
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Putting Strawberries on a Water Diet without Losing Their Weight

In May 2016, Innocent Drinks was rewarded as the winner of the water category of the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards with its Irri-fresa app. This application supports strawberry farmers in Southern Spain to drastically reduce their water usage. In order to scale up Irri-fresa’s impact, the company has embarked on a journey for which partnering is key.
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OpenIDEO Challenge: Crowdsourcing for Food Waste Solutions

If global food loss and waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Production and distribution is responsible for two-thirds of the food that is wasted. The final third of food waste happens at the consumer level. This is the framing of OpenIDEO’s Food Waste Challenge kicked off on 19th July, generating 457 concrete ideas to combat food waste. OpenIDEO is a global community working together with leading organizations to drive collaboration and innovation leading to the design of solutions for the world’s biggest challenges.
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What a Lemon! Majorcan Food Waste Innovation

"There are currently a lot of "lemons" being produced by the business model innovation process – but it doesn’t have to be that way": a statement from the recent MIT Sloan article by Professor Clay Christensen. Nothing wrong with the circular economy business model of Pep Lemón, an innovative and refreshing bittersweet lemonade from the beautiful island of Mallorca. But other things can go sour as well…
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The 2016 RobecoSAM Forum

This year’s RobecoSAM Forum takes place on 22 and 23 September in Horgen near Zürich, gathering together some of the world’s top investors and ESG subjects experts to debate current and rising sustainability investing topics and discuss solutions regarding the future of ESG investing.
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Experience Design Course

Dive into the world of experience design, co-creation and innovation during the 3-day Experience Design Course on 25, 26 and 27 March, which will strengthen your competitive edge with meaningful and powerful experiences.
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How Deutsche Telekom Inspires and Accelerates Innovation

Managing and spurring innovation is a prerequisite for success within the telecommunications environment - characterized by fast evolution and continuous change. But how do you deal with the challenge of accelerating innovation when you employ over 230,000 people spread across 50 countries? Finch & Beak spoke with Julia Leihener, Senior Service Design Manager & Head of Creation Center at the Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, to find out how Deutsche Telekom ensures its continuous company-wide innovation capability.
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Pushing boundaries for a global impact

International Sustainable Campus Network 2014 Conference

Leveraging collective action for global impact is the theme for the International Sustainable Campus Framework (ISCN) 2014 Conference on June 1-4. In partnership with Harvard University and the Massachusetss Institute of Technology (MIT), the ISCN organizes its event in Cambridge, one of the most famous innovation hubs in the United States.
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Shared Value: The Potential for Sustainable Success

“Value2: Entrepreneurship for society: profit for sustainable welfare" is the title of the new book by Sabine Denis, General Manager of Business and Society Belgium. The book describes in detail the concept of shared value and the link between economic activity and sustainable welfare in society, based on no less than thirty in-depth interviews about sustainability with the captains of industry. On February 17th Sabine Denis presented her new work in Brussels, Belgium.
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