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Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 19, 2018
A shift in consumer awareness around sustainability is causing a surge in demand for plant-based proteins — an emerging market opportunity that global food companies won’t want to miss. Prepared by...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, February 19, 2018
Single-use plastics continue to lose their appeal as the global community rallies around the concept of a circular economy. The UK, in particular, is taking the lead, setting a new standard for both...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, February 19, 2018
As increasing emphasis is being placed on circularity, the concept of planned obsolescence is being called into question. While it has long been criticized by consumers, brands and governments are...
Leadership
by Devin Morrissey, February 19, 2018
For Big Oil and lobbyists of legislative bodies, money talks. Unfortunately, keeping investors and corporate bigwigs happy often takes precedence over any environmental concerns. Trying to effect...
Finance & Investment
by Tom Szaky, February 16, 2018
Financing tends to be on the top of the list of hurdles for sustainable companies looking to scale. A business does not survive on a mission alone, and in order to generate profits and revenue, it...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 16, 2018
Climate and development standard and certification body Gold Standard and WWF Switzerland have published a new report that seeks to help the private sector define and deliver ambitious...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, February 16, 2018
Primark, a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, has developed a new online tool that is helping usher in a new era of transparency for the retailer. The Global Sourcing Map allows consumers...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, February 15, 2018
Plastic packaging continues on its downward spiral as supermarkets, government and even the Queen begin to explore more sustainable alternatives. Kiwi supermarket chain New World is setting a new...
Walking the Talk
by Dr. John Izzo, February 15, 2018
This is the third in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find...
Marketing and Comms
by Michael Laermann, February 15, 2018
Confronted with an ever-growing demand for transparency and materiality, companies need to find an adequate format to publish both financial and pre-financial information to their stakeholders in an...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, February 14, 2018
In a bid to build trust into our systems and society, Unilever has announced a new commitment to cut investment in platforms that breed division in society — and is challenging the rest of the...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, February 14, 2018
Building on the success of its “Good Odds” spots released during the Super Bowl, in which it highlighted the real-life story of Canadian Para-alpine skier Lauren Woolstencroft, auto giant Toyota has...
Organizational Change
by Renee Henze, February 14, 2018
Sustainable production standards for clothing continue to rise, with attention to sustainable materials and practices becoming a more integral part of the global apparel industry. In an effort to...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 14, 2018
Growing consumer demand for apparel and consumer products made in socially and environmentally responsible ways continues to drive companies away from a business-as-usual model. But corporate...
Supply Chain
by Nithin Coca, February 13, 2018
Supply chains are making headlines once again — and for all the wrong reasons. Over the past year, we’ve seen stories about rampant health and labor violations concerning an Apple supplier in China,...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, February 13, 2018
Coinciding with New York Fashion Week, Unilever and global thrift retailer Savers announced a new partnership to draw attention to the issue of clothing waste. As they say, timing is everything. The...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, February 13, 2018
While sustainable finance has largely focused on providing financial products and tools to investors and businesses, we’re beginning to see more opportunities arise for consumers to support and shape...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, February 13, 2018
Clean, efficient electricity is essential for constructing a low-carbon future, but more advanced technologies are needed to accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels. Scientists around the...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 12, 2018
Heineken has unveiled a new sustainability strategy that will see the brewer increase renewable energy production, set science-based targets across distribution, cooling and packaging, and pilot an...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, February 12, 2018
power through two agreements with subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources, the world’s largest operator of renewable energy projects. Together, these deals constitute one of the largest corporate...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Daniel Matthews, February 12, 2018
The US’s infrastructure is falling apart beneath our feet. In 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave our infrastructure a “D-” on its infrastructure report card. There are so many...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 9, 2018
Patagonia is back at it — the outdoor gear company has launched a new digital platform connecting customers with local environmental organizations. The aim of the new platform, Patagonia Action Works...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, February 9, 2018
The Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Products Innovation Institute has revealed the winners of the latest Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge. This is the final competition in a series of six global...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, February 9, 2018
As part of its commitment to serve both people and the planet responsibly, morning mainstay Dunkin’ Donuts has unveiled plans to eliminate polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain by 2020....
Leadership
by Tom Idle, February 9, 2018
Right now, almost four billion people live in a city somewhere in the world. By the middle of this century, that number is set to jump by a staggering 2.5 billion, with 90 percent of that growth...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, February 9, 2018
Delta Air Lines is expanding its partnership with Duke Athletics and Duke University with a first-of-its-kind sustainability program.   As part of the program, Duke and Delta will purchase 5,000...
Organizational Change
by Stephanie Ossenbach, February 8, 2018
At dormakaba, we aim to become the trusted industry leader and to make access in life smart and secure. We also want to be smart about the choices we make as a company — including how we manage...
Marketing and Comms
by Dr. John Izzo, February 8, 2018
This is the second in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution....
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, February 8, 2018
Absolut is leading the way for transparency with a new campaign that proves that it really is ‘the vodka with nothing to hide.’ The Åhus, Sweden-based distiller has created a short film that takes...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, February 7, 2018
In a new report, Forum for the Future calls on leaders to better understand the dynamic trends that are shaping the future in order to create strategies that effectively navigate today’s complex...
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