Almond is a new economic model and user application that rewards people for becoming more responsible consumers. People can scan unique Almond codes hidden on accredited products using the free Almond app to gain access to detailed supply chain and product information whilst unlocking ‘Almond Coins’ they can then redeem for cash or periodically convert into 'Almond Share'. To achieve this Almond uses a combination of distributed ledger technology (DLT), internet of things (IoT) coding and smart contracts. Almond builds trust between brands and consumers through product transparency; it rewards consumer loyalty and provides brands with valuable ‘point of consumption’ data.
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The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential Institute developing leadership and solutions for a sustainable economy. Our Rewiring the Economy framework shows how the economy can be ‘rewired’, through focused collaboration between business, government and finance institutions, to deliver positive outcomes for people and environment in pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For over three decades we have built individual and organisational leadership capacity and capabilities, and created industry-leading collaborations, to catalyse change and accelerate the path to a sustainable economy. Our Rewiring Leadership framework sets out our model for the leadership needed to achieve this. Our interdisciplinary research engagement builds the evidence base for practical action, through a focus on six cross-cutting themes critical to the delivery of the SDGs: sustainable finance, economic innovation, inclusive development, natural capital, future cities and leadership.
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EDF Energy recognises that energy is more challenging than ever, so are striving to make it simpler – to understand, buy, administer and save. Our shared expertise across industries helps organisations to implement a sustainable energy strategy that takes into account environmental, financial and social factors. We combine our experience in energy management and delivery capabilities to help you reduce your energy consumption, your CO2 emissions, and your energy bills.
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Flag is an award-winning, full-service communications agency specialising in sustainability and social issues. We work behind the scenes with some of the world’s most well-known brands, such as Ford Motor Company, Nike, Nestlé, and McDonalds, helping them bring their sustainability stories to life. Flag is a one-stop shop for sustainability storytelling – from strategy development, to best-practice reporting, and activation campaigns – its in-house team take a 360-degree approach.
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Forest Carbon leads the way in voluntary carbon woodland creation in the UK. Through the planting of over 7.5 million new trees in 135+ new woodlands in the UK since 2006 our partners’ projects are removing over 1,500,000 tonnes of CO2 from the nation’s atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including flood mitigation, river improvement and public access. The quality of our schemes is assured by the UK government’s Woodland Carbon Code which certifies our projects in important areas like biodiversity, ‘additionality’, risk management and carbon capture measurement.
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Co-creation is both our working philosophy and a technique to help build purposeful brands. Through our work we bring together those people most invested in the success of a brand purpose project to help design the outcome. This means we co-create with customers, senior management, partners, stakeholders. We believe that diversity is the source of both creativity and robust strategy. Through engaging large, mixed groups we produce work that is built on insight, is distinctive and is owned by people across the business.
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Infomatrix Enterprise Solutions are a privately held Consulting firm and a provider of Information Management solutions for the mid-market and FTSE 500 companies. Many enterprises requiring restructuring and strategic changes have retained our services. Working in partnership and through alliances with other specialists has allowed us to strengthen our offerings. Our Services and Consulting are provided through several specialist divisions within Infomatrix.We also deliver Business Sector specific services to clients via our Channel Partners.
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International Synergies Limited have over 10 years’ experience and knowledge in applying industrial symbiosis approaches around the world; working with public and private sector clients to provide a bespoke service of information, support and systems to implement industrial symbiosis network(s) and other industrial ecology solutions at company, local, regional, national or international levels.
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JPA Furniture are an independent, Hertfordshire based, family contract furniture business with 44 years of industry experience. Our goal is to provide value, service and design-led solutions for our Clients by developing mutually beneficial relationships based on trust, respect and integrity. Sustainability is at the core of our business, evidenced in every aspect of our operation, services and products. Our family values showcase a positive impact on our community and environment as a consequence of doing business. DODO is our award winning end of life furniture recycling and rehoming programme. We ensure zero redundant furniture landfill for our clients by recycling and rehoming unwanted items in our operational geographies –bringing clients and communities together. We bring a world class portfolio of trusted products & suppliers to each project selecting the best from the market place to bring each project to life –we are responsive and responsible.
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NQA is part of NTS, the leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection and certification services in the USA. NTS serves a broad range of industries, including the civil aviation, space, defence, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial, electronics, medical and automotive markets. We provide accredited certification, training and support services to help you improve processes, performance and products and services. We have issued over 43,000 certificates to clients in over 90 countries. We help organizations of all sizes perform better in quality, environment, energy, sustainability and health and safety management. Moreover, we make sure that these improvements continue year in, year out. Often, we will work in close partnership with consultants who can play a crucial role in helping to implement these management systems.
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Practical Action inspires people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. We have more than 50 years’ experience of finding inclusive market-based approaches to help people unleash their potential and protect our world for future generations. From improving the yield of harvests using planet-friendly farming innovations, to providing access to renewable energy. Or from reducing the risk of disasters, to demonstrating sustainable ways to improve clean water access and sanitation. We unlock economic opportunities that allow whole communities to thrive.
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Flanked by the misty blanket of Sri Lanka’s southern Ussangoda plains and the foamy waters of the sea, Ravana Garden aims to be the number one sustainable boutique hotel in the world. Opening in December 2018, every aspect of this nine-suite pioneer is not just environmentally friendly, it’s environmentally nurturing. Not one tree was cut down during its construction and natural ventilation, solar power, paperless operations and a stringent single-use plastic policy only begin to hint at the lengths Ravana Garden goes to in its ambitious green quest. The on-site organic garden provides the kitchen with an array of vegetables, all grown using biodynamic/organic farming methods. And produce not grown on-site is predominantly organic and biodegradable, bought from local farmers and businesses.
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