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Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, December 28, 2017
From #DeleteUber to sexual harassment allegations, the Greyball scandal and a recent European court ruling that declared it a transportation business and taxi service, it’s fair to say 2017 has...
Cleantech
by Devin Morrissey, December 28, 2017
In the wake of natural disasters, it can be easy to feel like there’s nothing we can do to prevent or minimize the damage they cause. However, often this is not the case. Some cities are already...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, December 28, 2017
Around 7 million tons of food go to waste each year in the UK, but local startups and organizations are dreaming up new and noteworthy ways to tackle the growing problem. Action Hunger, a charity...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, December 27, 2017
Though harmful greenhouse gases are charged with driving unprecedented — and dangerous — climate change, they’re proving to be an unlikely ally to researchers working on solutions to treat African...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Mike Schade, December 27, 2017
This New Year’s, retailers should make a resolution to get toxic chemicals out of their products and packaging. At a time when the EPA is undermining the implementation of the nation’s new chemical...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, December 27, 2017
Despite the withdrawal of the US government from the Paris Agreement, many US businesses remain unwavering in their commitment to act on climate change. 2017 was a solid year for corporate climate...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, December 26, 2017
Despite the emergence of new carbon-capture technologies and campaigns spinning fossil fuels as a saving grace, there’s no denying that coal is on a downward spiral. Companies that refuse to...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, December 26, 2017
The Vatican might seem an unlikely backdrop for cutting-edge climate change technology, but Stephen Forte of Fresco Capital Fund and Imagine Ventures’ Eric Harr are helping turn the Holy See into a...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, December 26, 2017
Sustainable isn’t a word often used to describe the cruise industry, which has historically received less than stellar grades for its environmental performance (although there have been signs of...
Leadership
by Aaron Pickering, December 25, 2017
Last month, when news broke that Unilever would begin the search for Paul Polman’s successor, it sent shockwaves through the business world. As the poster child for Purpose in business, what would...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, December 25, 2017
Food waste may be on the rise, but startups across the globe are developing new solutions to drive waste — and costs — down to an all-time low. With US food waste topping $200 billion a year, startup...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, December 22, 2017
Change Your Shoes, an international campaign working towards a more equitable and sustainable footwear industry, has published a new report providing an overview of best practices in the shoe...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, December 22, 2017
According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), up to 8 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into the world’s oceans annually. In 2016, The Dow Chemical Company announced a commitment...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainability ..., December 22, 2017
Pinpoint specific local issues. Promote sustainable local development. Pave the way for caring and productive corporate growth. That’s how Japan’s Otsuka group of companies seeks to shape its role as...
New Metrics
by Gil Friend, December 21, 2017
We've come a long way since the first New Metrics conference seven years ago. Back then, much of our focus was stuff — resource efficiency and the physical "metabolism" of our organizations; now, we...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, December 21, 2017
Cargill is betting on tech to future-fit the food system: the agricultural giant has partnered with Techstars and Ecolab to launch the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator in an effort to accelerate...
Finance & Investment
by Martin Rich, December 21, 2017
As a reformed banker, I tend to be alert whenever I hear folks talking about investment and investors. Over the past few Sustainable Brands events, I’ve noticed, however, that the language can...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, December 21, 2017
The global apparel sector is becoming more open to a circular economy both on a technical and a business model level. The latter is of particular importance, as it implies a shift from ownership to...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, December 20, 2017
Two years after adopting the Circular Economy Package, the European Commission, Parliament and Council have reached an agreement on waste-processing legislation to pave the way for a circular...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, December 20, 2017
Decentralized sharing economy platform The Bee Token has debuted a first look at Beenest, a short-term housing marketplace that uses a sophisticated blockchain technology to address the consumer-...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, December 20, 2017
The food industry is in transition, with new technologies, programs and initiatives targeting everything from food waste to resource efficiency and traceability emerging almost daily to nudge the...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, December 20, 2017
A key ingredient in everything from beauty products to detergents and even ice cream, palm oil is an important commodity that generates billions of dollars in revenue each year. However,...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, December 19, 2017
A year after announcing its strategy to ensure 100 percent of its branded tuna is sustainably sourced, Thai Union, the company behind brands such as Chicken of the Sea, Bumble Bee, John West and...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, December 19, 2017
Back in 2015, we first learned about + POOL, a wildly ambitious idea by four enterprising New Yorkers to make the City’s notoriously polluted Hudson River swimmable with the help of a floating,...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, December 19, 2017
Circularity is slowing making its way into the fashion industry, aiming to transform one of the most polluting sectors into a shining example of sustainability, but it still has a long way to go...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, December 19, 2017
Between a growing global population — which is estimated to reach 9.5 billion by 2050 — rapid urbanization and climate change, shifting agricultural to a more sustainable model is essential for...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, December 18, 2017
In today’s digitally dependent world, e-waste management is a critical issue that requires urgent attention from both the public and private sector. Published by the International Telecommunication...
Marketing and Comms
by Whitney Dailey, December 18, 2017
Last week, in response to President Trump’s decision to scale back Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, outdoor retail brand and sustainability leader Patagonia in turn...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, December 18, 2017
Single-serve beverage waste is on the fast-track to obsolescence as startups, multinationals and local governments unveil strategies to keep cups, straws and plastic bottles out of landfill....
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, December 18, 2017
Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have developed a technology that could finally make it economically feasible for coal plants to curb their carbon emissions...

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