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Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 22, 2017
The Coca-Cola Company is closing the loop and ramping up local sourcing of produce for its juice and aerated drinks category with an expansion of its fruit circular economy initiative. Prime Minister...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, May 22, 2017
It’s been a busy year for Nestlé – joining various initiatives and making strategic investments aimed at everything from boosting recycling infrastructure to developing bio-based packaging to...
New Metrics
by Libby MacCarthy, May 22, 2017
Following the ratification of the Paris Agreement last fall, companies have become increasingly aware of the need to adopt strong sustainability strategies that have the ability to create real,...
Marketing and Comms
by Liz Courtney, May 22, 2017
When it seems that corporate America has seized control of our government, of our society, it can be hard to wake up every day excited to go to work. Trust in brands has never been lower....
Product Innovation
by Libby MacCarthy, May 22, 2017
Minnesota’s largest member-owned electric cooperative Connexus Energy is making solar sweeter at its community solar garden in Ramsey, MN where it is now producing honey. Bolton Bees has installed 15...
New Metrics
by Matt Polsky, May 19, 2017
In 19 earlier parts of this series, Claire Sommer,Jill Lipotiand I developed 38 pitfalls in the sustainable business metrics field, based on the experiences of many mostly non-business fields (...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, May 19, 2017
When people think of industries making the world a more sustainable place, air travel is likely at the bottom of the list — but United Airlines is one industry leader working hard to change that. We...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 19, 2017
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Fund and the Permanent Mission of Peru to the United Stations have revealed the results of their new program to improve working conditions of quinoa...
Walking Talk
by Sustainable Brands, May 19, 2017
Six years after launching its Sustainable Living Plan, Unilever’s efforts to deliver brands and products with purpose and sustainability at their core are finally paying off.   The company...
Finance Investment
by Sheila Shayon, May 19, 2017
By 2050, $40 trillion will change hands in North America alone – the largest intergenerational wealth transfer in history – and the effects will transform the world as we know it. This is Joel...
Marketing and Comms
by Libby MacCarthy, May 18, 2017
A new study by Cone Communications adds to the body of work that links consumer shopping decisions to corporate values. The 2017 Cone Communications CSR Study examines consumer attitudes, perceptions...
Collaboration
by Libby MacCarthy, May 18, 2017
The problem of marine plastics continues to be a top priority across the globe, spurring even more businesses and organizations to dig in their heels and find create new solutions to the growing...
Marketing and Comms
by Renee Lertzman, May 18, 2017
Change is hard for all of us. Including those working for change. Recent events in the United States and beyond have forced many of us to take a very careful look at our strategies and tactics when...
New Metrics
by Bill Baue, May 18, 2017
This is part two of a four-part series on themes explored at the upcoming 4th International Reporting 3.0 Conference. Read part one here. “The only thing more dangerous than no progress is the...
Finance Investment
by Sustainable Brands, May 17, 2017
California-based startup Bluon Energy, creator of an energy-efficient replacement refrigerant for existing HVAC-R systems, has scored new investors and a board advisor to bolster its awareness and...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, May 17, 2017
Big things are brewing in the realm of clean energy, with new initiatives in France, Denmark and Puerto Rico ushering renewables towards the mainstream. France is poised to double its current wind...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 17, 2017
Cotton is an integral part of the apparel and textile industry providing livelihoods for over 300 million people across the globe. The environmental and social implications of cotton production are,...
Leadership
by Finn Jackson, May 17, 2017
This is the sixth in a series of articles examining the many facets of ‘sustainable leadership.’ Find links to earlier posts in the paragraph below. Our search for sustainable leadership has shown...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, May 16, 2017
With more than 60 governments and 1,200 businesses now pricing carbon emissions, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) and a group of 200 organizations have issued a global call to action...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 16, 2017
Top brands continue to make their voices heard in the days leading up to the G7 Summit in Italy, with the release of yet another letter urging President Trump and the administration to deliver on its...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, May 16, 2017
MIT has developed a new technology that could revolutionize wastewater treatment and water purification. Providing an alternative to more energy- and chemical-intensive alternatives, MIT’s new method...
Waste Not
by Maxine Perella, May 16, 2017
How do you solve a problem like food waste? There’s no magic bullet, but realizing that discarded food attracts flies like nothing else, UK-based startup Entomics has engineered an upcycling solution...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, May 15, 2017
At this stage in the game, there’s no stopping the sharing economy, but organizations and government in the UK and China are working to create a safer, more responsible space that allows consumers,...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 15, 2017
Ushering the economy towards a more circular, sustainable model, global brands are teaming up to initiate change both at home and across the globe, proving that there is indeed strength in numbers....
Organizational Change
by Allison Torres ..., May 15, 2017
We are killing our planet. Of course, it’s not quite that simple, but, as acclaimed writer Elizabeth Kolbert explains in her Pulitzer-Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction, humans are to blame...
Behavior Change
by Stacey Nelson Smith, May 12, 2017
With Earth Day 2017 quickly fading in the rearview mirror, I’m reminded of the challenge we face every other day of the year: maintaining high awareness and action on sustainability issues....
Walking Talk
by Sustainable Brands, May 12, 2017
A more sustainable apparel industry is on the horizon thanks to continued efforts by industry leaders to develop innovative textile policies that value natural resources. Natural fiber producer...
Product Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 12, 2017
What if there was an easier way to connect revolutionary solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges with the capital needed to initiate real change? That’s exactly what the Global...
Walking Talk
by Sustainable Brands, May 12, 2017
The food industry is undergoing a major shift, with companies responding to growing consumer demand for transparency and products that put health and sustainability first. A new announcement from The...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 11, 2017
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has launched a new pilot program in Bogota, Colombia, designed to provide consumers with nutrition and physical activity guidance and education to empower consumers to...

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