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Marketing and Comms
by Guusje Bendeler, May 29, 2017
Recent research clearly indicates that today’s stakeholders expect more from companies — they want to purchase from and work for companies that champion sustainability. This shift in attitude is...
Supply Chain
by Michael Laermann, May 29, 2017
When it comes down to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, more and more investors are looking at how companies perform on human rights. Guarding long-term investments against a...
Marketing and Comms
by Katherine Hand, May 29, 2017
For several years now, Bob Willard, former IBM exec and current sustainability “guru,” has been working to create a resource to help sustainability champions break through to senior leadership and...
Product Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 26, 2017
Startup accelerators designed to bolster support for the low-carbon transition seem to be popping up almost daily — within the last two months alone, H&M, Levi Strauss, Plug & Play, Target...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 26, 2017
Climate change is the most important issue of our time and one that concerns people of all ages, genders, races and socio-economic backgrounds, yet the environmental movement continues to be...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 26, 2017
According to a new study released by Frost & Sullivan and GlobeScan on behalf of CSR Europe, a lack of middle management engagement is creating obstacles for the achievement of the Sustainable...
Materials Packaging
by Nithin Coca, May 26, 2017
This was no introductory workshop. Everyone in attendance on Monday afternoon, day one of SB'17 Detroit, raised their hand when asked if they knew what biomimicry is, and everyone was interested in...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 25, 2017
How Detroit Can Become the Most Sustainable City in North America By Nithin Coca Joel Howrani Heeres It’s been an eventful week for Joel Howrani Heeres, the brand-new Sustainability Director for...
Walking Talk
by Sustainable Brands, May 25, 2017
To meet the growing demand for connectivity while managing emissions throughout the value chain, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched the world’s first comprehensive supply chain management...
Finance Investment
by Sustainable Brands, May 25, 2017
While the adoption of carbon pricing is on the rise, members of the We Mean Business Coalition, including Barclays, Bank of America and Hermes Investment Management have introduced the world’s first...
Supply Chain
by Libby MacCarthy, May 25, 2017
Cotton is often king in discussions surrounding the creation of a more sustainable apparel industry, yet over 120 million trees are felled every year — 30 percent of which originate from ancient and...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, May 25, 2017
Learning from Detroit: Designing a More Diverse, Prosperous and Equitable Economy by Mara Slade Image credit: TechTown In an afternoon panel packed with Detroit leaders, we heard firsthand how they...
Leadership
by Finn Jackson, May 24, 2017
This is the seventh 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...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, May 24, 2017
By 2050, global population will grow by more than 2 billion, which will require a 70 percent increase in food production. In addition to rising demand, companies are facing increasing scrutiny on the...
Product Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 24, 2017
Levi Strauss & Co. continues to drive the apparel industry towards a more sustainable, circular model, announcing that it has awarded more than $350,000 grants to the inaugural class of its LS...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, May 24, 2017
The fashion and textile industry is in the midst of a paradigm shift with key industry stakeholders working to drive sustainable cotton towards the mainstream. Just a week after the release of Forum...
Walking Talk
by Sustainable Brands, May 23, 2017
Day two of SB'17 Detroit picked up the momentum from day one and ran with it. ... The Dawn of the Employee Activist (and How Companies Can Manage Them) By Marissa Rosen In this late afternoon...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 23, 2017
American Forest Foundation (AFF), International Paper, The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and 3M Company have banded together to form the Carolinas Working Forest Conservation Collaborative....
New Metrics
by Stephanie Bertels, May 23, 2017
In Part 1 of this series exploring contextual strategy-making and goal-setting, we shared how our work with the corporate members of the Embedding Project, and their interest in understanding how to...
Finance Investment
by Daniela Fernandez, May 23, 2017
Over the next few years, the private sector will inherit the enormous responsibility of sustaining the health of our planet. Although this daunting challenge may force companies to operate outside of...
Walking Talk
by Sustainable Brands, May 23, 2017
We jump-started an incredibly action-packed week here at SB'17 Detroit with powerful plenaries from thought leaders, researchers and on-the-ground change-makers working to Redefine the Good Life in...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 23, 2017
In spite of a chaotic political arena, a majority of Americans share the view that The Good Life is defined by connections to people and planet more than by material wealth and consumption....
Walking Talk
by Sustainable Brands, May 23, 2017
Alipay parent company Ant Financial Services Group has released its first-ever Corporate Social Responsibility Report and committed to leveraging the company’s technology, partners and employees to...
Leadership
by Melissa Radiwon, May 23, 2017
This week’s theme of Redefining the Good Life resonated in the Monday afternoon workshop with John Marshall Roberts of Worldview Thinking. Roberts described how the shadow of a limited...
Materials Packaging
by Anukampa Freedo..., May 23, 2017
What does it take to achieve the perfect sustainable packaging? This Monday morning workshop offered insights into the question. It’s harder than one might assume. Competing interests between...
Marketing and Comms
by Hope Freedman, May 23, 2017
“Culture moves faster than brands and companies,” 2 Dope Boys co-founders Michael Brooks and Phil McKenzie said in their Monday morning workshop at SB’17 Detroit. As the antenna and point of...
Marketing and Comms
by Katherine Hand, May 23, 2017
SB’17 Detroit is bringing thousands of sustainability professionals together this week to ask one question - what is the role of business in fostering and creating the Good Life? On Day 1 of the...
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 Sustainable Brands, 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,...
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