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Collaboration
by Robert Curtis, June 22, 2018
This week, National Pollinator Week, marks an important time to not only celebrate the role honey bees play in the sustainability of our food system, but also to spur action that can support the...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, June 22, 2018
After opening in 1913, Michigan Central Station quickly became where dreamers in search of new jobs and new opportunities first set foot in Detroit. Once the last train pulled out of the station 30...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, June 21, 2018
In its new campaign, Behind the Barcodes, Oxfam shines a light on the millions of women and men trapped in poverty and facing brutal working conditions while producing the food on our supermarket...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, June 21, 2018
How much forest land — and what quality — is needed to ensure forests can continue to provide people, plants and animals worldwide with clean air and water, food and the goods and services they need...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, June 20, 2018
Not long ago, where the cheese is put on the hamburger emoji triggered an online debate that resulted in Google updating its version to position it atop the patty, rather than underneath. Swedish...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, June 20, 2018
At the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity this week, Unilever announced commitments to improve transparency in its influencer marketing and called on industry to similarly help improve...
Marketing and Comms
by Lorraine Schuchart, June 20, 2018
At SB’18 Vancouver, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, June 20, 2018
The U.S. healthcare sector is the second most intensive commercial user of energy. Hospitals are one of the largest energy users, contributing 8 percent of the U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, June 19, 2018
Food waste remains a huge and costly problem, costing $2.6 trillion dollars in lost value globally each year. The U.S. retail food sector alone generates eight million tons of waste annually in...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, June 19, 2018
Procter & Gamble (P&G), the world’s largest advertiser, advanced its commitment to gender equality through a series of new actions and partnerships announced at the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, June 19, 2018
Increasing circularity in the apparel sector will require a variety of initiatives and some of the most valuable ways to bridge the implementation gap will be to provide funding, design new products...
Marketing and Comms
by Stacey Nelson Smith, June 18, 2018
The recent SB'18 Vancouver conference was a fitting stage to share the success story of Live Well San Diego, a visionary partnership that’s creating measurable progress toward a region that’s healthy...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, June 18, 2018
KnowTheChain has released its second ranking of the top 40 global information and communications technology (ICT) companies on their efforts and disclosure related to eradicating forced labor. A...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Renee Henze, June 18, 2018
The fashion industry has made strides towards increased sustainability in the clothing we produce, but as outlined by the 2017 Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) report, A New Textiles Economy:...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Marissa Rosen, June 18, 2018
Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers converged...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, June 15, 2018
Launched today in the UK, an app called Almond digitizes fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) products aims to revolutionize how consumers interact with the food and drink they consume. By scanning the...
Organizational Change
by Lorraine Schuchart, June 15, 2018
Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers converged...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, June 15, 2018
At the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Business and Recruitment this week, the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) called on businesses around the world to play their part in the fight to end all forms of...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Nicole Palkovsky, June 14, 2018
Today, we are at a confluence of three global tipping points. Environmentally — from extreme and destructive weather events to rising sea levels and temperatures, climate change is impacting...
Marketing and Comms
by Nicole Palkovsky, June 14, 2018
For some, blockchain is the disruptive technology that promises to solve transparency problems by creating one version of the truth; for others, it is all hype with no great real-world application...
Marketing and Comms
by Hannah Furlong, June 14, 2018
How to get consumers to choose sustainable over conventional remains a puzzling question, but two sessions I attended at SB’18 Vancouver provided frameworks to help brands make some headway. One...
Marketing and Comms
by Alexandra Smith, June 14, 2018
Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers converged...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, June 13, 2018
Among the latest wins for ‘good finance,’ Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) launched an exchange-traded fund (ETF) tied to measurements of “just” business behavior; utility company CMS Energy has...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, June 13, 2018
Nestlé has been active on a lot of sustainability fronts lately, from water and climate policy to deforestation and workers’ rights, to plant-based protein and plastic packaging reduction. While...
Leadership
by Sally Uren, June 13, 2018
On Thursday, June 14th, I will be with my closest family at Buckingham Palace, proudly receiving my OBE. For those outside the UK, this may not mean much (unless you’ve been watching “The Crown”),...
New Metrics
by Hannah Furlong, June 13, 2018
With 3.8 billion years of R&D behind Earth’s systems and creatures, we’ve barely scratched the surface of what we can learn and how we can apply those lessons to our companies, products and...
Collaboration
by Alexandra Smith, June 12, 2018
For more information or to engage in the collaboratory, contact Sustainable Brands. Sustainability can often feel like a selling point that we push onto consumers; only a small portion of brands are...
The Next Economy
by Nicole Palkovsky, June 12, 2018
If I took one thing away from the Circular Economy sessions at SB’18 Vancouver, it was the need to design for the end of a product’s first life. Note I said, “first life,” because ideally it will be...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, June 12, 2018
Businesses that earned top scores on the B Impact Assessment are being celebrated today with the announcement of B Lab’s 2018 “Best for the World” lists. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists...
Behavior Change
by Marissa Rosen, June 12, 2018
Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers converged...
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