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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...
Organizational Change
by Henry Horkan, July 18, 2017
New types of partnerships can enable systemic changes to flourish. That thinking is behind the Origin Green Ambassadors programme, which brings education, leading global brands and entrepreneurial...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 18, 2017
The way people buy, consume and discard their electronics is changing — and for the better. A new report by WRAP has revealed that an industry-wide adoption of circular principles could unlock new...
The Next Economy
by Simon Mainwaring, July 18, 2017
Every business leader wants consumers to think of their company as an essential ingredient in building a better life, yet the very definition of what constitutes the ‘Good Life’ changes over time....
Organizational Change
by Sheila Shayon, July 17, 2017
Multinational engineering and infrastructure firm AECOM is set to build the tallest residential development in Western Europe. Reaching 67 stories, the Spire London tower will be built in West India...
Collaboration
by Tony Shumpert, July 17, 2017
As we navigate tumultuous times in our country and across the globe, people are looking to businesses to cultivate community, either through their own programs or through partnerships. According to...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2017
In response to the federal government’s failure to take action against climate change, Michael Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown have launched a new initiative to track and quantify the...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2017
While UK supermarket giant Tesco has focused the majority of its sustainability efforts on slashing food waste, the company is now setting its sights on reducing impacts across its F&F clothing...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 14, 2017
Self-driving cars, solar panels and groundbreaking carbon-capturing technologies are essential tools in combating climate change and propelling the shift towards a more sustainable future, but...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, July 14, 2017
Natural capital underpins prosperous economies and thriving societies. Understanding the interconnectedness between business and nature well as the associated risks and opportunities, allows...
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