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Blockchain Through the Whole Supply Chain

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By: Tara Norton, Managing Director, BSR, and Jayson Berryhill, Co-Founder and Partner, (en)visible

This blog is the first in a series where BSR and (en)visible will document our project to establish a blockchain-enabled traceable supply chain that delivers sustainability benefits to all the actors in the supply chain. 

Nestlé Breaks New Ground With Open Blockchain Pilot

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VEVEY, Switzerland, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé will break new ground in supply chain transparency through a collaboration with OpenSC – an innovative blockchain platform that allows consumers to track their food right back to the farm.

Through this collaboration, Nestlé becomes the first major food and beverage company to announce that it will pilot open blockchain technology in this way. This is part of Nestlé’s journey towards full transparency.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Boy, His Elephant and Blockchain

By: John A. Lanier
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Blockchain could help usher in this era of easy energy exchange, which will move the energy system one step closer to being distributed. The more distributed our energy system, the less reliant we will be on fossil-fuel energy generation.

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Blockchain could help usher in this era of easy energy exchange, which will move the energy system one step closer to being distributed. The more distributed our energy system, the less reliant we will be on fossil-fuel energy generation.

Arrow Electronics and Posner Center for International Development Collaborate on Innovation in Technology Award

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DENVER, May 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics and The Posner Center for International Development have awarded the 2019 Arrow Innovation in Technology Award to Moving Up the Coffee Chain via Blockchain, a project that will tap technology to connect Honduran coffee farmers with roasters in the United States. A collaboration between iDE and Bext360, the project’s goal is to show how blockchain can be applied to market-based interventions in global development.

From Government Innovation to Emerging Technologies, Booz Allen’s Top 5 Takeaways from SXSW

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Every year, more than 40,000 artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs gather at SXSW to explore what’s next. For Booz Allen’s team on the ground, one promising theme at SXSW 2019 was the future of government. 

Highlights follow from Booz Allen’s top five SXSW takeaways.

Technology companies must serve the public. 

Scientific and Technological Breakthroughs are Transforming Global Brands

Mastercard, BanQu, Planet Labs sharing insights at SB’19 Detroit, June 3-6
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Science and technology are just two of the many driving forces behind the environmental and social innovation needed to protect our planet and improve the lives of individuals. Advances in science and technology are creating opportunities for companies to rethink how they deliver value to their customers in support of new societal aspirations aligned with their views of the Good Life of today.

Technology Advancements Boost Traceability in the Food Sector

by Jim Witkin
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

In cases of widespread foodborne illness, like last year’s E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the next step is to determine where along the food supply chain the contamination occurred. That’s where food traceability—the ability to trace a product through every step in the supply chain, from point of origin to final retail location—comes into play.  

Finance for Vulnerable Populations: Why Blockchain Might Be a Force for Good

From helping those with limited access to bank accounts to tracking tuna – the applications are broad
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As is usually the case with disruptive new technology, blockchain comes with a lot of hype. While its best-known application, bitcoin, divides opinion and makes banks and governments nervous, the technology may have great potential to advance social good.

Booz Allen Shows the Possibilities of Blockchain to Solve Opioid Epidemic

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In the business world, blockchain is certainly the latest business craze. In fact, a recent study by PwC found 84 percent of surveyed executives said they have at least some involvement with blockchain technology. And although most sustainability practitioners see the possibilities of blockchain specifically around supply chain and transparency, the opportunity goes far beyond this. Now, one company is harnessing blockchain to solve a growing social issue.

Responsible Minerals Initiative Releases Blockchain Guidelines to Drive Alignment in Mineral Supply Chain Due Diligence

Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their mineral supply chains, today announced voluntary guidelines to drive the common adoption of definitions and concepts in the application of blockchain-enabled solutions.

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