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Supply Chain
by George Oduor, April 12, 2018
Imagine that your local market stall or supermarket aisle is devoid of staple foodstuffs such as maize, apples and bananas, let alone more ‘exotic’ and luxury products such as chili peppers or...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, April 11, 2018
In their biggest contest yet, TerraCycle, Colgate and ShopRite’s annual partnership is offering students across the eastern US the chance to win a playground for their school made entirely of...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, April 11, 2018
Despite stakeholders’ increasing recognition to prevent human rights abuses in the extraction and trade of minerals, public reporting on conflict minerals by companies remains limited, and the...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, April 11, 2018
As much hype as cryptocurrencies and digital tokens are getting these days, their real-world, practical uses remain few and far between. But one Vancouver-based organization, The Plastic Bank, is...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, April 10, 2018
Is there any better platform than Instagram to turn the jealousy of wanderlust into environmental awareness? Followers scroll through the feeds of travel influencers, admiring the photos of scenic...
Behavior Change
by Hannah Furlong, April 10, 2018
The world’s first curbside recycling program started where I live. Ontario, Canada’s Blue Box program made its official debut in the City of Kitchener in 1981 and became a blueprint for recycling...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, April 10, 2018
Recovering gold, copper and other metals from electronic waste – a practice called “urban mining” – is not only more environmentally friendly than extracting virgin materials, but can also be more...
Finance & Investment
by Daniel Matthews, April 10, 2018
When you hear the word “cryptocurrency,” what’s the first thing that springs to mind? For many of us, it’s Bitcoin — the original, most highly valued, and most widely discussed cryptocurrency. And...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, April 9, 2018
This year has already seen some great steps forward in the uphill battle against fashion and textile waste: industry agreements and action plans have been announced; sustainable fashion startups are...
Leadership
by Lawler Kang, April 9, 2018
Larry Fink’s recent clarion call to capitalism that managing “environmental, social,and governance (ESG) matters demonstrates the leadership and good governance that is so essential to sustainable...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, April 9, 2018
Smack in the middle of the third year of its groundbreaking #OptOutside campaign, which began with a bold stand against the shopping rampage of Black Friday and has expanded into a global movement to...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, April 6, 2018
In a first-of-its-kind analysis for the hotel industry, food waste reduction programs were shown to be effective and financially beneficial. The research – which was conducted on behalf of Champions...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, April 6, 2018
“A lot of people want to participate in Detroit’s recovery, but unfortunately, they feel that because they’re not a billionaire, millionaire, celebrity or politician, they feel they can’t,” Kwaku...
Collaboration
by Jason Throckmorton, April 6, 2018
Tim Ferriss has scuba diving on the brain. The author, entrepreneur and self-proclaimed "human guinea pig" recently posted to his LinkedIn and Facebook asking his followers for recommendations on “...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, April 5, 2018
Amidst a wave of negative public opinion on plastics and the waste associated with it, several companies have responded with commitments to reduce single-use plastics, combat marine plastic pollution...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, April 5, 2018
The Hershey Company has announced a new comprehensive strategy for cocoa sustainability with an emphasis on addressing pressing issues facing cocoa-growing communities such as poverty, poor nutrition...
Marketing and Comms
by Jonathan Hanwit, April 5, 2018
In February, KFC in the United Kingdom had a bit of an issue — it ran out of chicken. While the irony is almost comical, fried chicken lovers in Britain were outraged, and the internal stress KFC...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, April 5, 2018
The fate of a $1 million donation from Tom's of Maine to The Nature Conservancy is in the hands of the public. Four projects that will help 'Turn the Tide' toward better protecting, preserving and...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, April 4, 2018
Companies including Apple, Google and IKEA earned top spots in a new ranking of the top 20 business leaders calling for more ambitious climate policy across the globe. To make the A-List of Climate...
Marketing and Comms
by Tim Porter, April 4, 2018
Sustainability reporting focuses on the challenges that most affect business performance and matter most to key stakeholders. From understanding consumption and cost of inefficiencies and anomalies,...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, April 4, 2018
Outdoor apparel brand Icebreaker has reinforced its commitment to the use of natural fibres and sustainable production with the launch of its inaugural Transparency Report: Made Different. Touting it...
Cleantech
by Thomas Lawson, April 4, 2018
Many corporate leaders committed to supply chain sustainability are waiting for a full range of electric vehicles to hit the market to achieve zero emissions from their heavy-duty truck fleets. But...
Waste Not
by Maxine Perella, April 3, 2018
With the public mood turning against plastic waste, British policymakers now have a new cause to rally behind. In the past few weeks, shopper protests against single-use plastics and packaging have...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Daniel Matthews, April 3, 2018
The environmentally devastating statistics on the meat industry are staggering. It seems predicated on the idea that the population needs to eat now, so the future can take care of itself. If...
Finance & Investment
by Nithin Coca, April 3, 2018
At the World Ocean Summit held last month in Mexico, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and three impact funds – Meloy Fund, Encourage Capital and Althelia Ecosphere – announced the first-ever set...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, April 3, 2018
This month, Pure Strategies celebrates 20 years of providing sustainability consulting to companies such as Stonyfield Farms, Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation and Walmart. Its team has been...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, April 2, 2018
Today, Soma and Parley for the Oceans announced their exclusive and limited-edition product for Starbucks; the world’s first reusable water bottle with a sleeve made using Parley Ocean...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, April 2, 2018
Plastics and packaging are ubiquitous and leading to major problems both for waste management and ocean pollution. While many companies are committing to reduce or eliminate single-use plastics,...
Leadership
by Russ Stoddard, April 2, 2018
Dear CEO, I know it’s lonely at the top. Each day you contend with a boiling stew of global competition, digital transformation, labor issues and challenging board members, to name a few. You walk...
Leadership
by Kristen Lang, March 30, 2018
The adage, “behind every great man, there is a great woman,” has officially — and irretrievably — been relegated to the history books. In its place comes the understanding that behind every woman is...

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