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Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Libby MacCarthy, January 16, 2017
Is your country on the right track? A new Ipsos MORI study entitled “What Worries the World” seeks to answer this question, asking thousands of adults under 65 in countries across the globe to...
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, January 13, 2017
History has a tendency to repeat itself, but in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal in 2015, it would seem unlikely that other automotive companies would make the same mistake. But yesterday...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, January 13, 2017
Two recent bits of news from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) point to continued groundwork being laid toward a circular economy in the U.S. and beyond. First, the Golisano Institute for...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, January 13, 2017
Danish energy company DONG Energy now ranks number 11 on the Carbon Clean 200 list – a ranking of 200 companies from around the world that are profiting from sustainable energy. The honour comes on...
Behavior Change
by Suzanne Shelton, January 13, 2017
Once upon a time – back when we first started marketing energy efficiency and sustainability – we told our clients that if you wanted to get consumers to save energy, the last thing you should do is...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, January 12, 2017
Economic inequality, societal polarization and intensifying environmental dangers are the top three trends that will shape global developments over the next 10 years, according to the World Economic...
Waste Not
by Libby MacCarthy, January 12, 2017
According to a new report released by WRAP, retailers and brands across the UK saved over £100 million by reducing food waste. Working in partnership with grocery retailers, brands and suppliers as...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, January 12, 2017
Yesterday, tech startup Intuition Robotics unveiled an artificial intelligence-based robot companion designed to improve the quality of life of the elderly populations. Until now, most AI companions...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Joss Tantram, January 11, 2017
“The main Business of Natural Philosophy is to argue from Phænomena without feigning Hypotheses, and to deduce Causes from Effects till we come to the very first Cause, which certainly is not...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, January 11, 2017
Procter & Gamble announced today additional investments in recycling and beneficial reuse that will eliminate all manufacturing waste from its global network of more than 100 production...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, January 11, 2017
Minority groups are usually the ones that have the most to lose when it comes to polluting fossil fuels, both in terms of their climate change and health-related risks. But with its Fueling U.S....
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, January 11, 2017
It takes a tremendous amount of energy to manufacture and power our devices, data centers and infrastructural needs. And with an energy footprint accounting for approximately 7% of global electricity...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, January 10, 2017
More than 530 companies and 100 investors – from iconic Fortune 500 firms to small family-owned businesses – are calling on the Trump administration and the new Congress to continue to support...
Business Models
by Ashwin Subramaniam, January 10, 2017
“I focused on making sure that sustainability is something which is integrated with day-to-day business planning systems rather than something just handled by a corporate group on the side,” says...
Startups
by Libby MacCarthy, January 10, 2017
Six African SMEs have been nominated as finalists for the African Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017, supported by the Rabobank Foundation. Out of the 51 projects from...
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, January 10, 2017
Two years after it pledged to eliminate artificial additives from its menu by the end of 2016, Panera Bread has released a new campaign in celebration of meeting its goal. The restaurant chain...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, January 9, 2017
Waste packaging and food leftovers from this Christmas alone will have cost councils £72 million1, according to new research from UK think tank Green Alliance. In England, local authorities...
Behavior Change
by Libby MacCarthy, January 9, 2017
The City of London broke its 2017 air pollution limits just five days into the new year, a whole three days ahead of its 2016 record. In response, Greenpeace enlisted the help of Mary Poppins to call...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sarah McAuley, January 9, 2017
The incoming administration has suggested it will take a sharp turn away from President Obama’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, causing uncertainty regarding the factors that have made...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, January 6, 2017
New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) warns that the UK risks failing to meet its climate obligations without the help of small businesses. FSB’s latest report, The Price of...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, January 6, 2017
Today, in response to a petition by 19 environmental and open-government groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released proposed regulations that will require natural gas processing plants...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, January 6, 2017
‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye is coming back to television this Spring – this time to put climate deniers in their place. In each episode of his new Netflix show, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” the...
Waste Not
by Libby MacCarthy, January 6, 2017
Today, approximately 40% of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste and 97% ends up in landfills. There it decomposes and produces methane gas — 25 times more harmful than CO2 as a greenhouse gas...
Cleantech
by Libby MacCarthy, January 5, 2017
Whether it be turning food scraps into cold-pressed juices or transforming PET waste into raw materials or converting beer waste water into batteries — just a few of the latest examples of the...
Cleantech
by Libby MacCarthy, January 5, 2017
With its potential to combat global climate change, the clean energy industry has experienced significant — and rapid — growth over the last decade. And according to the World Economic Forum, things...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, January 5, 2017
A new global consumer study from Unilever reveals fascinating insights regarding consumer interest in and commitment to sustainable products, as well as an over $1 trillion market opportunity for...
Leadership
by Sandja Brügmann, January 4, 2017
In a world where consumers are increasingly buying into brands that stand for more than just positive gains in profit, having the ability to clearly communicate your company’s social good efforts is...
Behavior Change
by Dr. John Izzo, January 4, 2017
Answer this question quickly without giving it much thought: Is the human species inherently a compassionate, constructive species destined to leave the Earth better than we found it? A quick perusal...
Collaboration
by Maxine Perella, January 4, 2017
There are an estimated 21 million victims of forced labour in the world today, with labour exploitation fast becoming the dominant form – in 2015, it overtook sexual exploitation for the first time...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, January 3, 2017
While plastic packaging has a reputation for being convenient, it presents a serious problem for the planet — and brands’ bottom lines. One-use plastic packaging currently accounts for over $80...

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