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Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, February 28, 2017
The Olympic Games offer an opportunity for the world to come together on peaceful terms and helps generate a sense of comradery among the global community. But it’s not only the athletes and...
Collaboration
by Libby MacCarthy, February 28, 2017
While electric vehicles have long been identified as a leading solution to reduce emissions and combat climate change, hydrogen fuel cells are still met with significant criticism. The flammability...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, February 27, 2017
Today, VF Corporation, the US' largest fashion conglomerate - parent company of lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories brands including Timberland, The North Face, Lee and Wrangler –...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, February 27, 2017
According to results from a new initiative created during COP21 in Paris by CDP and ADEME — the French Environment and Energy Management Agency — business-as-usual is no longer an option. By looking...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, February 27, 2017
The use of post-consumer recycled materials as feedstock for new bottles and cans has become common practice for the beverage industry, but there is still more to be done to reduce waste and increase...
New Metrics
by Maxine Perella, February 27, 2017
Cities are major contributors to – and battlegrounds of – climate change. According to a report from the UN Habitat, cities pump out roughly 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions whilst just...
Products and Design
by Libby MacCarthy, February 24, 2017
In an effort to help support farmers and increase the amount of farmland dedicated to organic production, Kashi has introduced a second line of products in its growing Certified Transitional...
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, February 24, 2017
Plastics are an important part of the global economy and have many practical applications for everyday life, but their indisputable benefits are countered by their environmental drawbacks —...
Leadership
by Libby MacCarthy, February 24, 2017
If there existed any question about the effectiveness of boycotts, recent actions taken across the retail industry by both consumers and brands should remove any doubt. The performance of Ivanka...
Leadership
by Libby MacCarthy, February 23, 2017
Daniel Lubetzky, Founder and CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks, has launched an independent organization that seeks to improve public health by making truth, transparency and integrity the foremost...
Chemistry and Materials
by Libby MacCarthy, February 23, 2017
Transport constitutes approximately 20 percent of global energy use — a figure that is set to grow — and a new study published by physicist Jo Hermans in MRS Energy and Sustainability — A Review...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 23, 2017
This week, sustainable menswear brand Outerknown launched #ITSNOTOK, an evergreen giveback program designed to bring awareness to environmental issues – particularly the declining health of our...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, February 23, 2017
Increasing economic benefits while reducing global-warming potential: How products from BASF’s Master Builders Solutions® range help achieve this is the focus of the new Europe-wide campaign, “...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 22, 2017
Today, Heineken N.V. released its 2016 Annual Report, marking the first time the company has combined its annual and sustainability report into one document. Heineken has indicated that it believes...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, February 22, 2017
Growing demand for seafood and a global population growing at a rate of 75 million people every year has put ocean resources under significant strain. Approximately 90 percent of global fishing...
Startups
by Libby MacCarthy, February 22, 2017
Travel platform Booking.com is making moves to drive the tourism industry towards a more sustainable model with the launch of a new accelerator program, Booking.com Booster. Designed to identify,...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by John Marshall R..., February 22, 2017
This is part one of a four-part weekly series exploring the LUCK formula for creating the inner change necessary to become a transformational leader. Some leaders make change look easy. While most...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, February 21, 2017
An updated version of the Carbon Clean 200 (Clean200) released today by As You Sow and Corporate Knights reveals that China continues to play a leading role in the clean energy economic expansion....
Marketing and Comms
by Joyshree Reinelt, February 21, 2017
The year has hardly begun and we’ve already witnessed radical shifts throughout society - growing anti-establishment contingencies, women’s rights marches, and the new US administration are some of...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, February 21, 2017
Stakeholder engagement non-profit Future 500 has released its annual Top 10 Stakeholder Engagement Trends report for 2017. The report compiles careful monitoring and analysis of current events,...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, February 21, 2017
Two new announcements from Ford highlight how the auto and mobility company is harnessing technology to get ahead. With ambitious plans to launch an autonomous vehicle in 2021, Ford has announced...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 20, 2017
Just days after WWF and ISEAL released a new report highlighting the importance of aligning sustainability standards with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tea brand Twinings announced a...
Business Models
by Libby MacCarthy, February 20, 2017
Changing consumer attitudes and the reality of climate change have shifted the conversation about the business case for sustainability. For more and more companies, embedding sustainable business...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, February 20, 2017
Last week, during the inaugural Healthy10 Awards, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation honored 10 partnerships for their efforts to connect businesses and...
Leadership
by Sandja Brügmann, February 20, 2017
Change is one of the most challenging elements of life within an organization. To sustain a change agenda moving away from behaviors and decisions that are life-destroying to becoming life-enhancing...
Cleantech
by Tom Idle, February 17, 2017
Beatrice Akyoo doesn’t need to spend as much money lighting her home, and her children have more time for homework without inhaling the nasty fumes from kerosene lamps. She also earns extra income by...
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, February 17, 2017
The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has launched a new Future Scenarios Toolkit in an effort to provide informed future planning guidance. The toolkit offers companies a clear and...
Organizational Change
by Coro Strandberg, February 17, 2017
Wild fires, flooding, distracted driving and emotional wellness concerns cost Canadians billions of dollars in 2016. For insurance group The Co-operators, those numbers represent a threat to the...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, February 16, 2017
While recycling most certainly plays an important role in the shift to the development of a more circular, sustainable economy, it largely focuses on a product or material’s end of life. But recent...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, February 16, 2017
The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute finds that this transformation could benefit the global economy to the tune of $1...

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