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Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, June 5, 2018
Today, along with the release of its 2017 Shared Goodness Corporate Social Responsibility report, The Hershey Company unveiled Shared Goodness Promise, a new CSR strategy aligned with...
Walking the Talk
by Alison Watson, June 5, 2018
This morning, from the main stage at SB’18 Vancouver, Max Burgers’ Chief Sustainability Officer, Kaj Török, announced that the Swedish burger chain is set to offer the world’s first climate-positive...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, June 4, 2018
More and more clothing brands are taking it upon themselves to dive deeper into the impacts of their garments, increasing transparency around and improving their materials, processes and operations...
Behavior Change
by Monique Oxender, June 4, 2018
Consumers want simple solutions. They need simple messages. And yet when it comes to truly sustainable products and packaging, the reality is quite complex and often requires consumer behaviour...
The Next Economy
by Jennifer Elks, June 4, 2018
Written by three leading thinkers in the field of sustainability — Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan; David Grayson, Emeritus of Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield University School of Management;...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, June 4, 2018
Striving to be the world’s greenest city by 2020, Vancouver has adopted several ambitious action plans and goals. The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) set to work in 2010 to define what a “green...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, June 3, 2018
Today, the Sustainable Brands® team has convened, along with 2,000 members of its global community, for the kick-off of SB’18 Vancouver, running June 4-7 at Vancouver Convention Centre West in...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, June 1, 2018
TD Bank Group recently launched its corporate citizenship strategy to center on a new multi-year program, The Ready Commitment. Guided by the bank’s purpose, focus on creating shared value and desire...
Supply Chain
by Erb Institute, June 1, 2018
The buyer-supplier relationship is changing in more ways than you might imagine. Consumers and retailers are increasingly demanding that suppliers demonstrate their sustainability: How are buyers and...
Marketing and Comms
by Simon Robinson, June 1, 2018
The idea of the Deep Time Walk is simple but incredibly powerful: When dealing with the vast dimensions of time and space, we are often unable to grasp the magnitude quantitatively, just through...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 31, 2018
Over 60 organizations including businesses such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola and M&S have signed a Catchment Management Declaration agreeing to step up action to address the increasing pressures to UK...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Erb Institute, May 31, 2018
Questions — and asking the right ones — are at the heart of Patricia Wang’s role as design researcher in WorkSpace Futures for Steelcase Inc. These days, the biggest question Wang faces is just as...
Walking the Talk
by Etienne White, May 31, 2018
In recent conversation with Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer at P&G, we spent our time talking about shifting out from old paradigms and models, to create new frameworks for building brands...
Walking the Talk
by David Morgenstern, May 31, 2018
Cool and stylish workspaces, advanced benefits and other perks are among the many ways that employers stand out as a great place to work. Yet there’s another perk that is just as important, if not...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, May 30, 2018
Mars Australia has signed 20 year power-purchase agreements (PPA) with Total Eren to generate the equivalent of 100 percent of Mars’ electricity from renewable energy by 2020. In addition to its...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, May 30, 2018
Purpose-driven brands can build stronger emotional connections with consumers that go far beyond a transactional relationship, according to the newly released 2018 Cone/Porter Novelli Purpose Study....
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Hannah Furlong, May 30, 2018
Lowe’s has become the first major U.S. retailer to commit to ending the sale of two toxic chemicals in its paint removal products sold globally by the end of this year. The chemicals, methylene...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 30, 2018
Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider, has also become a leader in sustainability — in August, Shaw announced that 85 percent of its products...
Waste Not
by Hannah Furlong, May 29, 2018
These days — especially in sustainability circles — it seems impossible to avoid hearing about the massive problem that is plastic pollution, and what we can do to address it. In the past two weeks...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, May 29, 2018
Like many large companies, Hilton has been steadily improving its sustainability performance one step at a time. With the release of its latest sustainability report ...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 29, 2018
Makersite is an all-in-one, open-source data platform for product design, costing and stewardship that product teams can use to analyze and collaborate on how things are made and improve the impacts...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, May 29, 2018
Just days after sharing that it is partnering with a Chicago-based incubator to help scale food and beverage startups, PepsiCo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bare Foods Co, as...
Cleantech
by Maxine Perella, May 29, 2018
The future of transport is shaping up electric — by 2040, more than half of all new car sales and a third of global fleet will be electrified, according to research from Bloomberg New...
Organizational Change
by Stephanie Klotz, May 28, 2018
Transparency has become a bit of a buzzword in the fashion industry and judging by the number of times it was mentioned at this year’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit, it is a trend that we are not going...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, May 28, 2018
As we get ready to judge our semi-finalists next week in the 2018 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, we wanted to check in with last year’s competitors to learn about the impacts they continue...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, May 28, 2018
The world’s first retail platform that connects consumers to their own carbon footprint is being piloted by Ben & Jerry’s at its newest Scoop Shop in London. The platform, created by the...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, May 25, 2018
Are you or someone you know helping create a gender equal world? Individuals are being invited to share stories of initiatives big and small in the form of video, audio, essays and artwork as...
Finance & Investment
by Hannah Furlong, May 25, 2018
Projects that reduce emissions, generate clean energy or aid sustainable development could benefit from more financial support this year thanks to recent announcements from financial firms in the...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 25, 2018
PepsiCo North America Nutrition (NAN) and food and beverage incubator The Hatchery Chicago have announced a partnership aimed at helping food industry entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses....
Walking the Talk
by Jim Nicolow, May 25, 2018
Published during the first industrial revolution, Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations used the metaphor of “the invisible hand of the market” to describe how the decisions of self-interested...

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