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Leadership
by Kelly Semrau, October 25, 2017
Trust. It can sound a lot like a buzzword or business jargon, a word or phrase thrown around by leaders when trying to identify, define or solve a problem. Sometimes it’s not even a consideration...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, October 25, 2017
While technology itself is essential for driving forward the circular agenda, cross-industry collaboration has a crucial role to play in scaling sustainable solutions to pressing environmental and...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, October 24, 2017
Global environmental disclosure platform CDP has released the results of its annual tracker of how the largest, most environmentally impactful companies are responding to climate change. Picking Up...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, October 24, 2017
The launch of a new initiative designed to spur collective action around sustainability in the apparel and footwear industry is providing brands and manufacturers with the knowledge and resources...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, October 24, 2017
A new series of case studies highlighting the benefits of adopting innovative business models on a large scale has been published by REBus, an EU LIFE+-funded partnership project. To date, REBus has...
Walking the Talk
by Cristian Barcan, October 24, 2017
The vinyl industry recently marked its first “sustainability community anniversary” — that moment where industry leaders came together to pledge to embark on our sustainability journey. In the year...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Tom Idle, October 23, 2017
The genius physicist Albert Einstein once said, “If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” This philosophy acts as a backbone of Pauline Dawes’ idea to truly...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, October 23, 2017
Innovators continue to look to nature to create new solutions to tackle everything from water scarcity and depletion to climate change. An international team based in New York City has developed a...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, October 23, 2017
Zero emission-cities are the way of the future and the mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland, and Cape Town are taking...
Supply Chain
by Libby MacCarthy, October 23, 2017
Luxury fashion label Stella McCartney has released the results of a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental performance of ten raw material sources of manmade cellulose fiber (...
Behavior Change
by Lucy von Sturmer, October 20, 2017
“This conversation is great, but it’s too polite! Where is the sense of urgency in the room?” During our most recent event at Fashion for Good, themed Power to the Consumer, one woman called us...
Walking the Talk
by Nithin Coca, October 20, 2017
Liverpool Football Club’s latest sponsorship deal, with Tibet Water Resources Limited — a company committing ongoing human rights and environmental atrocities in the region — is a case example of the...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, October 20, 2017
It’s Waste Reduction Week in Canada, and to celebrate, I spoke to some superstar companies reducing waste through product design that are featured in the National Zero Waste Council’s Design...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, October 20, 2017
Sustainable chemical management is a critical component of a healthy and circular future. In its second annual report, the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) revealed encouraging advances across...
Cleantech
by Daniel Hill, October 19, 2017
There’s no denying it: Clean energy is on the rise in America. Each year, investments in renewable sources of power continue to increase, bringing with it economic and job growth. In fact, it’s on...
The Next Economy
by Nithin Coca, October 19, 2017
Think of all the delivery trucks that roam across cities every day. Whether it’s Amazon, moving furniture, even good old snail mail, most of it comes to our homes via dirty, inefficient, diesel- or...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, October 19, 2017
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has released a special edition of its Annual Report, describing two decades of driving change on the water. More than 400...
Marketing and Comms
by Raphael Bemporad, October 19, 2017
Us vs Them. Me vs You. Old vs Young. Rich vs Poor. We are feeling more divided than ever. Yet the path to brand relevance and resilience is recognizing what we have in common. Recently we asked 16,...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, October 18, 2017
Following a recent commitment to source 100 percent sustainable cotton by 2020, Target has introduced a new climate policy and Science-Based Target Initiative-aligned goals aimed at reducing its...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, October 18, 2017
Gold Standard, an organization established by WWF and other NGOs to catalyze action on climate change, is making it easier for anyone to support sustainable development projects around the world...
Behavior Change
by Libby MacCarthy, October 18, 2017
On its quest to create a kinder, healthier world — one snack at a time — the KIND Foundation, a nonprofit established by KIND Snacks, has launched a $20 million, multi-year initiative to inspire...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Hannah Furlong, October 18, 2017
It’s Waste Reduction Week in Canada, and to celebrate, I spoke to some superstar companies reducing waste through product design that are featured in the National Zero Waste Council’s Design...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, October 17, 2017
DowDuPont Materials Science (Dow) and WE, a global development charity and youth empowerment movement, have rolled out the We Are Innovators campaign to challenge educators and students to harness...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Hannah Furlong, October 17, 2017
It’s Waste Reduction Week in Canada, and to celebrate, I spoke to some superstar companies reducing waste through product design that are featured in the National Zero Waste Council’s Design...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, October 17, 2017
With millions of disposable coffee cups finding their way into landfill each year, businesses and local authorities across the globe have been searching for ways to increase recycling and recovery of...
Waste Not
by Jasmin Malik Chua, October 17, 2017
Want to subvert the traditional apparel supply chain? You must possess a “little bit of craziness,” according to Giulio Bonazzi, CEO and president of Aquafil, an Italian company that transforms...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, October 16, 2017
While the circular economy hits its stride in Sweden, recycling comes to a standstill in the US as it comes face-to-face with the realities of China’s new scrap ban. US shopping malls may be in fatal...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, October 16, 2017
From used bathroom tissue to banana peels, researchers and innovators are fueling a sustainable future by giving new life to previously overlooked waste streams. While scientists in the Netherlands...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, October 16, 2017
The global airline industry is flying high — according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the sector is forecasted to make a net profit of $29.8 billion in 2017 and air passengers...
Business Case
by Daniel Hill, October 16, 2017
Energy efficiency is a simple, quick and cost-effective method to reduce both costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That’s why companies are scaling up their energy-efficiency projects in an...

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