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We are a multidisciplinary innovation studio working with diverse partners to understand sustainability challenges and identify holistic, resilient solutions, and we are committed to training the next generation of leaders.


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What does "Day Zero" even mean?

Lyndon Valicenti

Like an unexpected slap in the face, news from Cape Town, South Africa about its severe water crisis both shocks and stings. In a few short months, the day will come when this major global city will have zero drinking water. But what does “Day Zero” really even mean? The Chicago Council on Global Affairs breaks it down for us this week. Click here to read their explainer.

This Week In History

Peter Nicholson

Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis changed the course of fashion forever when they received a U.S. patent for blue jeans on May 20, 1873. The company has applied triple-bottom line approaches to its ubiquitous trouser in the last decade, from organic cotton use to water efficiency, and is part of a bigger movement towards sustainability-minded products.