BioLogiQ is a 2011 technology start-up with headquarters in Idaho, USA, commercial since 2017, with capacity to manufacture 5,000 tons of NuPlastiQ, a plant-based thermoplastic that is used to improve the sustainability profile of legacy resins. When blended to fossil-based polyolefins (polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene), NuPlastiQ introduces high performance, cost-effective renewable content while remaining compatible with mechanical recycling. When blended with compostable polymers (PLA, PBAT, etc.), NuPlastiQ improves the biodegradation profile of the blend, without requiring fragmentation prior to biodegradation. Many companies market their innovative plastics as the Holy Grail to sustainability. We don’t. We realize every material (legacy or innovative) is just a tool and will have its compromises. BioLogiQ believes (and markets) NuPlastiQ to be a realistic step towards a more sustainable future. Available now as a cost effective drop-in for a wide variety of packaging applications.
At Procter & Gamble (P&G), sustainability means making every day better for people and the planet through our products, services, operations and supply chain. From responding to natural disasters to providing plant-based products, we continue to innovate products and services to better serve the environment. P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®.
Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for the highest-quality portioned coffee. The company works with more than 110,000 farmers in 14 countries through its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program to embed sustainability practices on farms and the surrounding landscapes. Launched in 2003 in collaboration with The Rainforest Alliance, the program helps to improve the yield and quality of harvests, ensuring a sustainable supply of high quality coffee and improving livelihoods of farmers and their communities.
Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 84 countries and has 14,250 employees. In 2019, it operated a global retail network of 810 boutiques. For more information, visit the Nespresso corporate website www.nestle-nespresso.com.
DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with USD 820 billion of assets under management (as of 30 September 2019). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS aims to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.
We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.
DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,600 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way we live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions, with a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, to help customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com.
Public Good is the leader in making the news actionable. Our innovative AI for Good technology identifies the social issues raised in news and digital content, and presents actions readers can take to make a difference without even leaving the article. This technology is embedded on top national and local publisher sites from CNN and HuffPost to the Tribune and Meredith networks. Public Good’s platform enables purpose-driven brands to sponsor the actions, helping amplify their purpose initiatives and empower people to make a difference alongside them.
SFI® Inc. advances sustainability through forest-focused collaborations. We are an independent, non-profit organization that demonstrates our commitment to forests through our work in standards, conservation, education, and community. SFI works with the forest sector, conservation groups, academics, researchers, brand owners, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous Peoples, and governments to achieve a vision of a world that value and benefits from sustainably managed forests.
TruStar Energy, a subsidiary of Fortistar, is one of the nation’s leading compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel providers. With decades of experience, the company’s professionals are experts at providing natural gas fueling solutions that are ready on time, on budget and that are profitable for their owners. With a rapidly growing network of public stations and 24/7 service and support, they are always there when you need them.
TruStar Energy puts fleet owners in the driver’s seat by offering best-in-class options to meet a full range of fueling needs. For additional information, please visithttp://rng.trustarenergy.com/ and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Caesars Entertainment is one of the world's most diversified casino-entertainment providers and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, Caesars Entertainment has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions. Caesars Entertainment's resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah's® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars Entertainment's portfolio also includes the Caesars Entertainment UK family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars Entertainment is committed to its employees, suppliers, communities and the environment through its PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework.
At Greenstone, we provide software and services that enable our clients to advance their sustainability reporting and become responsible businesses. We deliver this through our award-winning sustainability reporting software, our externally recognised best-of-class customer service and our brand promise ‘data that talks to you’.
Through Greenstone’s software and support, we enable our clients to collect, manage, analyse and report the data required to fulfil their non-financial, EHS, CSR, ESG, health and safety, risk and compliance and supply chain reporting requirements. We go the extra mile, in both our software and client support, to ensure our clients achieve their sustainability goals.
What is the Phoenix? The Phoenix is a revolutionary green technology for responsible waste disposal. This zero fuel and non-polluting system can process mixed municipal solid waste at less than half the cost of landfill tipping fees and with a far lower carbon footprint. Measuring only 6' x 13' x 8' (the size of a small van), the current design can dispose of 4 - 8 tons of waste in 24 hours, significantly reducing the need for centralized collection or landfills. The technology can be scaled up or down to be deployed for different applications.
How does it work without fuel? Waste of all kinds - from plastic, soiled paper, polystyrene, organic waste and household rubbish - is thermally degraded using ionized air. Generated through a proprietary process, these highly-energized ions act at a molecular level to produce heat which pyrolysizes and reduces the waste, achieving temperatures of 600-1000 degrees F.
How is it clean and green? A combination of the ionic exchange and the machine's filtration system inhibits dioxins, furans, and other air pollutants so that the gas stream meets or exceeds EPA requirements. The closed-loop filtration system consists of an alkaline water bath that neutralizes any acidity in the gas stream as well as activated carbon filters that trap pollutants by removing particulates, odor and heavy metals through adsorption . Waste is reduced to 4% of its original weight in the form of non-hazardous and non-harmful ashes or char which facilitates significant landfill diversion. This carbon-rich by-product can be reused for many beneficial purposes such as soil amendment or as a concrete filler that can cascade carbon drawdown. The heat from the process can also potentially be captured to generate electricity.
Not limitations, only opportunities. Glass and metal will remain untreated while other waste matter is transformed into carbon ash or char. This feature makes The Phoenix highly complementary to recycling programs. For example, the Phoenix can treat old tires by turning the rubber into ash, while allowing the steel belt inside the tire to be recovered for recycling.
Who are we? Tammy Webb and Yuen-Li Chan partnered to form Phoenix Waste Solutions to bring this breakthrough technology to fruition in order to sustainably and definitively solve the world's trash problem. Webb is a petroleum and geological engineer with over 35 years’ experience as a key player at the forefront of deepwater wells operations technology both in the United States and around the world. Chan, a successful entrepreneur who was responsible for developing the outdoor adventure industry in Malaysia, has also been an environmental activist and educator for the last 30 years. Passionate outdoors women who love to kitesurf, whitewater kayak, mountain bike, rock climb and fish, they were moved by witnessing the effects of climate change in environments they love so much. The duo decided to throw their considerable energies and life savings into developing The Phoenix, both as a technology and also a means of climate resilience. “We are just ordinary people who have simply committed ourselves to fighting for this planet,” they said.
What do we need? The Phoenix is a ground-breaking technology that works. We are seeking early adopters who are looking for a solution for their waste disposal problems so we can fully explore the application of this cutting-edge sustainable technology. The Phoenix offers not just a responsible means of waste disposal, but there are myriad opportunities for the beneficial reuse of the carbon ash or char.
3BL Media delivers purpose-driven communications for the world's leading companies. Our flagship distribution platform, 3BL Professional, helps brands tell their environmental, social, governance (ESG) stories to a global audience.
Gerencia Ambiental is a well-known digital magazine in Latin America focu- sed on corporate sustainability and environment. It offers high-quality con- tent for those interested in increasing their knowledge and to stay updated about the latest news.
Gerencia Ambiental has published more than 250 editions throughout 27 years and has more than 8000 contacts between LinkedIn, Instagram and our database. Most of its readers are CEOs and Environmental Health Safety and Sustainability Managers from the main companies in the region.
For 30 years, PYXERA Global has facilitated mutually beneficial partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors worldwide to drive social impact that enriches lives and livelihoods, inclusively and sustainably.
The Biomimicry Institute empowers people to create nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet. The Biomimicry Institute was founded in 2006 by Janine Benyus and Bryony Schwan to share nature’s design lessons with the people who design and make our world. We envision a world in which people view nature not as a warehouse of goods but as a storehouse of knowledge and inspiration for sustainable solutions. We believe that the widespread adoption of nature-inspired solutions will catalyze a new era in design and business that benefits both people and the planet.
South Pole is a leading provider of global climate change solutions and services, with more than 300 experts across 18 offices worldwide. Since 2006, the organisation has worked to accelerate the low-carbon transition by partnering with leading public and private sector actors to accelerate their climate ambitions. South Pole’s expertise covers project and technology finance, data and advisory on sustainability risks and opportunities, as well as the development of environmental commodities such as carbon and renewable energy credits. South Pole has mobilised climate finance to over 700 projects in emission reduction, renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable land-use, acting today ‘for a better tomorrow’. For more information, visit southpole.com or follow the company on LinkedIn or Twitter.
which works with senior management teams to instil the confidence to lead and innovate, confidentially and responsibly, in the turbulent context of the 21st century. The three foundations on which the work builds are: a focus on people, a deep understanding of specific context, and a system-based approach. The ILF was set up by innovation philosopher, story teller and catalyst Dr Bettina von Stamm in 2004 who has also created the Innovation Wave®, a tool for the facilitated assessment of innovation capabilities, and is author of four books : ‘The Innovation Wave’ which is an introduction to a holistic approach to innovation (Wiley, 2002), her textbook ‘Managing Innovation Design & Creativity’ (2nd edition 2008), ‘The Future of Innovation’, an inspirational compendium of over 220 views from 57 countries, knitted together through commentaries by Bettina and her friend and colleague Dr Anna Trifilova (Gower 2009), and 'Innovation - Embracing The Path of Change to Create Value', an overview of the evolution of leading practice in the field of innovation and its management from 2000 to 2013 (Lulu, 2013).
The 32nd Annual Canadian Power Conference and Networking Event
December 1 and 2, 2020
Change is everywhere, shaking the foundations and demanding new approaches. The power industry, as a leading force for adaptation and economic recovery, faces real challenges, both reworking itself and helping to rebuild the economy.
In addition to the challenges of market structure, economic efficiency and regulatory rethinking, leading experts and hundreds of market participants will be mastering new channels of communication through APPrO’s first fully online virtual conference focused on the business of Canadian Power.
Join your professional colleagues and industry leaders accessing high value information presented live and online using state of the art interactive digital networking, interactive panels, virtual meetings and more.
Climate change is at the top of the political agenda. Governments are promising to do much more to move from a fossil fuel economy to one based on renewable energies and greater efficiency. But there is a world of difference between knee-jerk reactions and well-thought-outchangefor long-termclimateand societal gain.
This is where FORESIGHT Climate & Energycomes in with its in-depth articles and expert opinions on the solutions and remaining barriers to a clean energy economy.
Founded in 2007, Governance & Accountability Institute is a sustainability consulting firm headquartered in New York City, advising corporations in executing winning strategies that maximize return on investment at every step of their sustainability journey. The G&A team helps corporate and investment community clients recognize, understand and address sustainability issues of concern to important stakeholders. G&A’s sustainability-focused services and resources include counseling & strategies for the sustainability journey; sustainability reporting; materiality assessments; stakeholder engagement; benchmarking; ESG investor data strategy; investor relations; sustainability communications; coaching & training; advice on third-party awards, recognition and index inclusions; issues monitoring & customized research.