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Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 28, 2017
Working with sustainable print partners and using environmental papers is becoming increasingly important for brands working to meet their own sustainability targets. Environmental nonprofit Canopy...
New Metrics
by Bill Baue, July 28, 2017
“There is no sustainable business in an unsustainable world.” This saying — a kind of Reporting 3.0 “motto” — is simultaneously contrarian and common sense: contrarian in the sense that it counters...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 28, 2017
Food waste and agriculture contribute considerably to greenhouse gas emissions, making farm and market-level interventions imperative in order to reduce impacts. Together with the Foundation for Food...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 27, 2017
While nearly every country in the world – along with many companies, cities, regions and other organizations – has outlined goals for addressing climate change, there is still much work to be done to...
The Next Economy
by Simon Robinson, July 27, 2017
In a recent interview with author, educator and activist Fritjof Capra, we discussed the Earth Charter, an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st...
Business Case
by Emma Harris, July 27, 2017
Winning the hearts and minds of the Millennial generation has been a dominating narrative for corporations over the past years. Surveys, reports and opinion pieces continue to analyze the ambitions...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 26, 2017
As the circular economy continues to gain steam, two new public-private partnerships have emerged, driving the widespread reuse of recycled plastics towards the mainstream. In an effort to make good...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 26, 2017
Circular solutions for food waste are popping up almost daily, but agricultural and seafood waste are commonly overlooked, despite the value that can be derived from these biomaterials. Recognizing...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, July 26, 2017
Bringing together financial institutions, investors and intermediaries to continue catalyzing the impact investing moment, the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance has launched its expanded network of...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, July 26, 2017
The vague and often overstated use of the term “natural,” which lacks a universally accepted definition, has resulted in considerable confusion among consumers. A new study conducted by the Hero...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, July 25, 2017
Only one month after 175 CEOs came together to launch the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, nearly 100 additional CEOs have taken the pledge, committing themselves — and the organizations...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 25, 2017
A new partnership between Sourcemap and Provenance signals a major win for the food and fashion industries. The two companies have linked their digital platforms for supply chain transparency,...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 25, 2017
The unveiling of new research across industries has revealed that existing tools and collaborative research could hold the key to driving forward the shift to a more circular economy. As part of the...
Collaboration
by Tim Greiner, July 25, 2017
Pallets, ubiquitous throughout our economy, have been an early example of the potential for a circular product system, with reusable, pooled pallets reducing waste in logistics. For decades, wood has...
Cleantech
by Tom Idle, July 24, 2017
Have a look at the gadgets you have within reach right now. Your cell, your laptop, your tablet, a backup power source – they all have one thing in common. They are powered using a lithium-ion...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 24, 2017
With greater focus being placed on the fashion industry’s environmental impacts, efforts are emerging almost daily in an effort to help the sector shed its unsustainable rep. Retail giant Target and...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 24, 2017
When it comes to sustainable fashion, the contribution of children’s clothing to the textile waste problem is often overlooked. While the sector represents only 12 percent of overall market share, it...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 24, 2017
Pursuing purpose beyond profit is becoming paramount for brands looking to shift towards more sustainable, responsible business practices and maintain a competitive edge, the proof of which is...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2017
Efforts to eliminate the global food waste problem continue to gain momentum, giving rise to two new technologies that aim to curb the issue at each step along the value chain. Proper food storage...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2017
Taking plastics recycling to a whole new level, Procter & Gamble (P&G) has pioneered a new technology that restores used polypropylene plastic (PP) to ‘virgin-like’ quality. Developed in P...
Finance & Investment
by Megan Morrice, July 21, 2017
Recently, on National Insurance Awareness Day, I reflected on the previous week, when California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones keynoted at the Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2017
As global temperatures reach record highs and heat waves become the norm across the globe, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), a global initiative led by former United Nations Secretary General...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 20, 2017
Innovation and emerging technologies are increasingly changing how international organizations are investing to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) says a new report published by the UN...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 20, 2017
After recently making headlines for its pioneering ‘Smart Fresh’ label, which allows consumers to closely monitor the freshness and edibility of their products, UK grocery giant Sainsbury’s is back...
Organizational Change
by Meg Newman, July 20, 2017
Employee engagement has been a growing focus for years, with companies large and small building programs in an effort to inspire employees and drive productivity. In fact, 74 percent of people say...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 19, 2017
Integrating sustainability measurement, tools and practices into supply chains allows businesses create more sustainable consumer products and avoid risks to their bottom line says a new report from...
Marketing and Comms
by Lex Hundsdorfer, July 19, 2017
It’s no surprise that people simply do not want to talk about sustainability — and why it’s important in the first place. Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, plastics pollution, environmental...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, July 19, 2017
Stella McCartney has long been an advocate for sustainable, ethical fashion; the luxury label has been busy over the last several months trying to drive the industry away from a take-make-waste...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 19, 2017
Approximately 63 million tons of food are wasted in the U.S. each year, a monumental number that has significant environmental and social repercussions. In an effort to reduce the amount of food that...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 18, 2017
Packaging remains a significant challenge for companies aiming to reduce the environmental footprint of their operations, but two new packaging innovations from industry giants in Scandinavia may be...

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