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Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, October 13, 2017
The Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a project of the nonprofit organization As You Sow dedicated to ending human rights abuses associated with raw materials, has released a new report analyzing...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, October 13, 2017
Traceability is an ongoing concern for the textile industry. Technologies such as barcodes, QR codes and RFID tags have been put in place to enhance supply chain transparency, but they often fail to...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, October 13, 2017
The environmental impact of laboratories is enormous. But with the launch of ACT, the first-ever environmental impact factor label for laboratory products, nonprofit My Green Lab is working to...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, October 12, 2017
‘Purpose’ is not a buzzword, a strapline, a communications campaign, or repackaged CSR – nor is it a recruitment tool for millennials or only suited for worthy businesses, asserts independent...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, October 12, 2017
Closed-loop cocktails are officially a thing thanks to Operation Dagger, a popular Singapore-based bar and one of Asia’s best watering holes. Single-use is practically unheard of in this trendy spot...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, October 12, 2017
Putting a price on carbon is becoming the new normal for major multinationals, with almost 1,400 companies[1] factoring an internal carbon price into business plans, according to a new report...
Finance & Investment
by Monica Marshall, October 12, 2017
This summer came to a calamitous end with the rapid succession of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria and Nate, two earthquakes in Mexico, rampant wildfires currently raging across Northern and...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, October 11, 2017
Starbucks is harnessing the power of new media to highlight the efforts being made by real people across the United States to effect positive changes in their communities. The coffee giant has...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, October 11, 2017
Big news has been rolling out of the Textile Exchange 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference near Washington, D.C. this week, providing evidence of the major paradigm shift taking place in the...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, October 11, 2017
With the signing of the Paris Agreement, governments resolved to pursue efforts to go beyond the agreed 2°C goal and limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. However, nearly two...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, October 11, 2017
P2Binvestor (P2Bi), a leading marketplace lending platform that offers crowdsourced, asset-secured lines of credit to growing companies with big ambitions, is catalyzing the growth of mission-aligned...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, October 11, 2017
Ford has announced a new strategy to investors that will see the auto giant leverage its unique product strengths, trusted brand and global scale to refocus and thrive in an evolving and disruptive...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, October 11, 2017
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), with this year’s theme focusing on “investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems.”...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, October 10, 2017
Earthshine, a consultancy and think tank focused on business and economic transformation, and remanufacturing company Norsk Ombruk have released a new business case white paper demonstrating how...
Business Case
by Maxine Perella, October 10, 2017
For many retailers, circular thinking involves redefining products – and the raw materials contained within them – as assets that need to be kept in circulation for as long as possible. During each...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, October 10, 2017
Good for your health, good for the environment, good for the future. These common themes have consumers embracing trends toward products that are responsibly sourced and manufactured. As with many...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, October 9, 2017
Salesforce Ventures, the corporate investment arm of Salesforce, a global leader in customer relationship management (CRM), has launched a $50 million impact investment fund to accelerate the growth...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, October 9, 2017
Nearly three weeks after Puerto Rico was pummeled by Hurricane Maria, the island is still feeling the storm’s disastrous effects. The destruction of transmission lines across the island has left much...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, October 9, 2017
Isle of Wight-based ethical apparel startup Rapanui has come a long way since its conception in 2009, when brothers Rob and Mart Drake-Knight launched with a mere £200. Now, with almost a decade...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, October 9, 2017
Despite making progress on climate risks, the chemical industry is failing to meet the goals outlined by the Paris Agreement, says a new report by CDP. Catalyst for Change analyses 22 of the largest...
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, October 9, 2017
Over the past decade, Danish energy company DONG Energy has ambitiously transitioned away from oil and coal to transform itself into one of Europe’s cleanest, most sustainable energy companies. Since...
Marketing and Comms
by Chris McLaren, October 6, 2017
Consumers increasingly want to buy from brands that are environmentally responsible - and many forward-thinking companies have responded by embracing sustainability. However, there remains a...
Leadership
by Chantell Haines, October 6, 2017
Today’s companies are being tasked with the impossible: How can we make money for our shareholders, pay our employees well, and positively impact the environment and society as a whole? The purpose...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, October 6, 2017
CVS Pharmacy is harnessing the power of design to further its mission of helping people on their path to better health. The retail division of CVS Health is introducing a new prescription management...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, October 6, 2017
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and the Cool Farm Alliance (CFA) — a nonprofit industry platform and creator of the Cool Farm Tool sustainable agriculture calculator — have signed a memorandum of...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, October 5, 2017
With 8 million tonnes of plastic entering the ocean each year, we urgently need to change the way we make and use plastics, so that they don’t become waste in the first place. A host of announcements...
Behavior Change
by News Deeply, October 5, 2017
News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, October 5, 2017
While faced by a myriad of social and environmental challenges, the fashion and textile industries continue to edge ever-closer to a more sustainable, equitable and circular future thanks to the...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, October 5, 2017
D&AD and Advertising Week have unveiled the winners of the second annual D&AD Impact Awards, which recognizes creative ideas that have made an impact and ultimately have contributed to...
Walking the Talk
by Neill Duffy, October 4, 2017
I recently moderated an enlightening panel discussion — between Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman, San Francisco Travel President & CEO Joe D’Alessandro...

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