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The Next Economy
by Maxine Perella, April 25, 2017
“We hope that what Wales is doing today, the world will do tomorrow.” In 2015 Nikhil Seth, a leading UN representative, hailed the Welsh Government’s Well-being of Future Generations Act as a...
Cleantech
by Daniel Matthews, April 25, 2017
If anyone doubts renewable energy is the future for this country, they need only to look at employment numbers. According to a recent report from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), employers in...
Collaboration
by Greg Hemmings, April 25, 2017
Last year at Sustainable Brands ‘16 San Diego, my Hemmings House colleague, Jon Robertson, and I hosted a workshop about the power of impact film storytelling, and how we as brands can accelerate...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, April 24, 2017
The activation of Article 50 has left many unanswered questions about the future state of environmental regulations in the UK, the majority of which have their origins in the European Union. The...
Finance Investment
by Sustainable Brands, April 24, 2017
Royal Philips (Philips), a leader in health technology, has announced an agreement with a consortium of sixteen banks for a new €1 billion Revolving Credit Facility with an interest rate that will be...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, April 24, 2017
Seventy-five million people work directly in the fashion and textiles industry. Many are subject to exploitation; verbal and physical abuse, unsafe working conditions and poor pay. While some...
Walking Talk
by Sustainable Brands, April 21, 2017
In its annual Environmental Responsibility Report, tech giant Apple has revealed ambitious new plans to develop a closed-loop model for its supply chain. To achieve this goal, the world’s second...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, April 21, 2017
New research by Morning Consult has revealed that only one-in-five adults surround themselves with people who share different perspectives and ideas, underscoring the severity of the “filter bubbles...
Walking Talk
by Sustainable Brands, April 21, 2017
Following the announcement of its new store renovation initiative, CVS Pharmacy has revealed that it will be eliminating parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors in nearly 600...
Organizational Change
by Finn Jackson, April 20, 2017
This is the fourth 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, April 20, 2017
Building on its commitment to provide support to coffee growers around the world, Starbucks Coffee Company has announced that it will deliver 100 million healthy coffee trees to farmers who need them...
Finance Investment
by Sustainable Brands, April 20, 2017
Green Century Capital Management, in collaboration with Trillium Asset Management and 350.org, has released a new fossil fuel-free investing guide for environmentally and socially conscious investors...
Marketing and Comms
by Jeff Sutton, April 20, 2017
We recently presented on “The Role of Storytelling in Corporate Reporting” — a subject that many organizations struggle to address properly. Our view on the subject is straightforward: A report is...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, April 19, 2017
CVS Health announced this week it is harnessing the power of design to activate its purpose. The national drugstore chain is rolling out a new store renovation project that builds on its mission to...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, April 19, 2017
Just weeks after the launch of McDonough Innovation’s Fashion for Good innovation and practical action lab in Amsterdam, the 12 startups selected to participate in the Plug and Play — Fashion for...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, April 19, 2017
Walmart is the first retailer to adopt a science-based target emissions-reduction plan, in which it aims to reduce its absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 18 percent by 2025, as well as reducing CO2e...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, April 19, 2017
Water scarcity and shortage is a growing problem that affects around three billion people across the globe and climate change is only serving to aggravate the already acute issue. While businesses...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, April 18, 2017
Walk to work. Recycle your aluminum cans. Remember your reusable shopping bags. These modern-day sustainability mantras help consumers take small steps every day to lower their environmental...
Product Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, April 18, 2017
While automakers such as Toyota, Tesla, Ford, Honda and General Motors are putting their bets on hydrogen and electricity to power future mobility, Canada’s McGill University thinks metal could be...
Product Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, April 18, 2017
With sustainability named as a top priority for millennials and Generation Z, companies and organizations are increasingly tapping youth to help find solutions to some of the world’s biggest...
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, April 19, 2017
Publishing the premier digital magazine for issues related to sustainability, Innovation & Tech Today works in proud partnership with Sustainable Brands® to investigate advances in...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, April 17, 2017
A recent report by UK-based charity CHEMTrust has linked the recycling of plastic components of electrical and electronic products to dangerous human health risks, creating obstacles for the...
Marketing and Comms
by Libby MacCarthy, April 17, 2017
Originally released at the opening of COP21 in November 2015, environmental documentary Tomorrow is being released in the US on April 21 in celebration of Earth Day (April 22). The work of French...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, April 17, 2017
Following its announcement that it is the only national restaurant brand that doesn’t use added colors, flavors or preservatives — artificial or natural — in any of the ingredients it uses to prepare...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, April 14, 2017
Cleaning up supply chains and designing impacts out of products through the application of circular principles are essential components of reducing waste, but a more holistic approach to the problem...
Leadership
by Sheila Shayon, April 14, 2017
The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is a non-profit association of more than 80 colleges and universities from over 30 countries, with a mission of providing a forum for the exchange...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, April 14, 2017
With UK Prime Minister Theresa May putting Article 50 into effect, many questions have arisen in regards to the UK’s sustainability agenda. Uncertainty exists about whether the economic powerhouse...
Product Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, April 14, 2017
Denver-based startup Bext Holdings Inc. (Bext360) is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to make it easier for coffee farmers around the world to get paid a fair...
Marketing and Comms
by Michael Laermann, April 13, 2017
When it comes down to assessing corporate sustainability performance and impacts, investors, rating agencies and other stakeholders have developed a growing appetite for accurate, relevant,...
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, April 13, 2017
When Etsy began the process of creating a new global headquarters in Brooklyn, NY, it saw an opportunity to drive change, to set a new standard for sustainable construction and design and to create a...
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