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Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, October 4, 2017
Earlier this week, the Larta Institute, an accelerator for small businesses and startups in science-based innovation, announced that its subsidiary, Larta Inc. has been awarded an exclusive contract...
New Metrics
by Mark McElroy, October 4, 2017
One of the hallmarks of context-based sustainability (CBS) as an approach to performance accounting in business is that it features the use of organization- or company-specific metrics. Indeed, a...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, October 4, 2017
North Americans love to celebrate Halloween — from trick-or-treating to costume parties to haunted houses, there is no doubt a Halloween frenzy takes over even before October hits. In fact, 50...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, October 3, 2017
British supermarket giants Asda and The Co-operative, together with leading sustainable business and supply chain platform 2degrees, are paving the way for the future of supply chain collaboration by...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, October 3, 2017
Following major electric vehicle announcements from Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Volkswagen last month, General Motors Co. (GM) and, unexpectedly, Dyson have joined the ever-expanding group of...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, October 3, 2017
Inventive circular solutions to the world’s most pressing problems continue to stream in, with entrepreneurs and researchers across North America uncovering creative new ways to transform food...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, October 3, 2017
The Sustainable Development Goals seem to be on everyone’s mind as of late, with new initiatives and reports related to the 2030 Agenda turning up almost daily. Just last week, GRI announced that it...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, October 2, 2017
The renewable and electric vehicle markets may be growing at an unprecedented rate, but approximately 1.3 billion people around the world still live in communities where power generation is...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, October 2, 2017
A coalition of businesses, international organizations and NGOs have banded together to put an end to the social and environmental impacts driving the growing trade in batteries for smartphones,...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, October 2, 2017
Despite growing investor demand for information surrounding businesses’ social and environmental performance, a new report from Carbon Clear has revealed that 61 FTSE 100 companies are not assessing...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, October 2, 2017
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is on a mission to help consumers make healthier choices with the launch of a new pilot campaign in Hagerstown, Maryland. Developed in partnership with Healthy...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, October 2, 2017
The European Commission has launched the pilot of a new framework for sustainable buildings in partnership the World Green Building Council. Developed as an EU-wide framework of core sustainability...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, September 29, 2017
More evidence has emerged linking business performance with a company's purpose beyond profit. Global customer agency C Space has released a new study, Unlocking Customer-Inspired Growth, detailing...
New Metrics
by Bill Baue, September 29, 2017
Part Ten in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. “If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there,” U.S. baseball icon (and meister of understated irony)...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, September 29, 2017
With the backing of a group of impact investors, Singularity University, a global community with a mission to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address the...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Leah Johnson, September 29, 2017
With Sustainable September now underway, an opportunity to elevate the importance of sustainability on a global scale, and the release of our 2014-2016 sustainability report, All of Us, Every...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, September 29, 2017
Creating a sustainable, inclusive future requires helping a diverse range of individuals realize their fullest potential — particularly women. On Saturday, September 30, HEINEKEN USA will lead a...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, September 28, 2017
This week, Walmart updated its sustainable chemistry policy, to eliminate toxic chemicals in thousands of consumable products, such as household cleaners, cosmetics and skincare items, and...
Walking the Talk
by Jennifer Elks, September 28, 2017
Last week, at the third and final SB Buenos Aires event of 2017, perspectives from the worlds of arts, finance, education, big business, healthcare, urban planning, consumers, activist brands and...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, September 28, 2017
Earlier this year, JetBlue released its 2016 environmental and sustainability report, accompanied by a white paper produced according to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, September 28, 2017
From Visa’s recent Hurricane Harvey spot to Boost Mobile’s “Boost Your Voice” and Whirlpool’s “Care Counts” campaigns, advertising is undergoing a paradigm shift, with brands across industries...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, September 27, 2017
Following through on the commitments outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals is one of the best shots companies have to maintain a competitive advantage and future-proof their businesses,...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, September 27, 2017
Fairphone, a social enterprise and modular smartphone producer spurring a paradigm shift in the technology industry, has secured €6.5 million to scale up its mission to make fair, responsible...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, September 27, 2017
Blockchain technology is quickly emerging as a vital tool in tackling critical environmental and social issues. IBM recently touted the technology’s potential address challenges along the global food...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, September 27, 2017
UL, a US-based safety consulting and certification company, has unveiled two new initiatives aimed at driving environmental and social responsibility throughout the global supply chain. The company’s...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, September 26, 2017
In an effort to advance the goals outlined in its Sustainable Living Plan, in which it aims to positively impact the lives of 5.5 million people by 2020, consumer goods giant Unilever has...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, September 26, 2017
G&S Business Communications has released its eighth annual Sense & Sustainability Study, gauging US consumers’ perceptions of the corporate commitment to environmental and social...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, September 26, 2017
As more businesses make moves to align their operations and strategies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the need for a common framework for reporting on the impacts and contributions of...
New Metrics
by Daniel Hill, September 26, 2017
A new sense of readiness and willingness from companies is transforming how businesses approach responsible growth. Corporate sustainability is no longer viewed as a trend, but as a necessity. That’s...
Marketing and Comms
by Roman Smith, September 26, 2017
As the increasing number of sustainability initiatives from some of today’s leading brands is demonstrating, the market for sustainable products and services is growing rapidly. The impact of a...

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