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New Metrics
by Bill Baue, August 18, 2017
Part Four in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. The term “Purpose” has emerged as a business buzzword of late, obscuring its essential role in defining the...
Marketing and Comms
by Sophie Komornicki, August 18, 2017
In the lead-up to National Honey Bee Day (August 19), I was inspired to take a look at brands’ recent efforts to ensure the health and stability of our tiny pollinator friends. In the past few years...
Walking the Talk
by Bea Boccalandro, August 18, 2017
If you’re a U.S. business leader, this week likely threw you into a professional conundrum: Should you take a public stand against white supremacy knowing you’ll jump into treacherous political...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, August 17, 2017
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Ad Council today launched the second phase of their Save The Food national public service campaign, aimed at combatting America’s food waste problem from its...
Finance & Investment
by Patrick McVeigh, August 17, 2017
As socially progressive investors, we perform our own due diligence when we consider a company and its ethical, moral and social standing before it is added to our portfolio. Investors must ensure...
Walking the Talk
by Christine Kehner, August 17, 2017
Athletes previously inactive in the climbing community are now looking at more widespread climbing and adventure opportunities, thanks to new sponsorship from The North Face. The outdoor apparel...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 17, 2017
Molson Coors Brewing Company has released its 2017 Our Beer Print report, announcing a bold, new sustainability strategy and goals to guide the company through 2025. This is the first sustainability...
New Metrics
by Mark McElroy, August 16, 2017
A close friend and colleague of mine, Joe Firestone, once pointed out that along with new conceptions of the world (i.e., new paradigms) come corresponding requirements for new measurement models. We...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, August 16, 2017
The realities of a hard Brexit are beginning to come to fruition. Immigration issues notwithstanding, the UK stands to face significant challenges in meeting its Paris commitments and upholding its...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 16, 2017
Walls have conventionally been viewed as objects that divide, an idea that has intensified in this new era. But to The North Face, walls are places where people in the climbing community come...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Mark DeAndrea, August 16, 2017
There was the agrarian revolution, followed by the industrial revolution and now the digital revolution. With each came efficiency and added value. But with each also came a loss of jobs and painful...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, August 15, 2017
Neighbourly, a social network connecting local projects and community needs with companies ready to help with funds and volunteers, has announced the expansion of its food surplus program to include...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, August 15, 2017
To help companies assess exposure to evolving regional carbon-pricing mechanisms, Trucost, which is part of S&P Dow Jones Indices, has launched the Trucost Corporate Carbon Pricing Tool. The tool...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 15, 2017
Hotel booking platform and blog Kind Traveler is changing the way consumers think about travel. Built on a socially conscious ‘Give + Get’ model, the platform aims to empower travelers to become a...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 15, 2017
A cocktail that gives back — that’s the premise for Danny Lafuente and Dan Maslow’s Simple Vodka, the latest company to enter the social enterprise space. The Idaho-based distillery aims to tackle...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, August 14, 2017
The realities of climate change and shifting consumer preferences for responsible, sustainable products have sparked a paradigm shift in the food industry, one that is leading food companies and...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 14, 2017
Greenpeace has a knack for creatively communicating about its causes and its latest campaign is no exception. The NGO is backing a dolphin in Chile’s upcoming presidential election to call attention...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, August 14, 2017
Certified B Corporation Thread is taking its commitment to end poverty by creating dignified jobs and responsible, high-quality fabrics to the next level with the announcement of a partnership with...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, August 14, 2017
The market for sustainable packaging is expected to reach $440.3 billion over the next decade and businesses that hop on the bandwagon early are expected to reap economic benefits as well as...
New Metrics
by Bill Baue, August 11, 2017
Part Three in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. “Big Data has limited value if not paired with its younger and more intelligent sibling, Context. For organizations and...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, August 11, 2017
Approximately 21 million around the globe are victims of modern slavery, a number that has grown significantly over the last year as a result of the escalating migrant crisis in Europe, reveals an...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 11, 2017
Ahead of announcing the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Challenge semi-finalists, the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) has unveiled some of the initiatives that were selected for the 2017 Catalyst Program...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Jennifer Elks, August 10, 2017
What started as a simple home remedy and a middle school science project has exploded into a viable and affordable solution for fighting food waste across the globe. During a trip to India to visit...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, August 10, 2017
With their sights set on creating more ethical, responsible and sustainable supply chains, international development organization Solidaridad and QuizRR, an educational tool and platform for...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, August 10, 2017
This week, TruValue Labs unveiled its ESG Momentum™ score – the first ESG indicator that leverages artificial intelligence, big data and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB)...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Libby MacCarthy, August 10, 2017
Johnson & Johnson is on a mission to improve the sustainability of its products by sourcing solutions from within the company through its Earthwards® program. In...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, August 9, 2017
Bottle deposit schemes just got a major boost, thanks to a new analysis issued by thinktank Green Alliance. Communicated via an infographic, the analysis suggests that introducing deposit return...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 9, 2017
It is becoming increasingly important for companies to disclose information about long-term climate risks as more and more investors are using this information to inform financial decisions. While a...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, August 9, 2017
Efforts to safeguard workers against human rights violations continue to grow, as demand for greater supply chain transparency tightens its grip on the global economic landscape. Following the launch...
Supply Chain
by Jenny Ahlen, August 9, 2017
More and more, we no longer eat just with our mouths and stomachs — now we also engage our hearts and minds. The food industry recognizes this: Leading businesses, including Walmart and Smithfield...

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