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by Alison Azaria, Aug 2015
Circular business models thrive on longevity, reuse and capacity sharing - they disrupt, uncover customer value and drive resource efficiency. Many would agree that society needs to adopt this...
by Drew Beal, Jun 2015
For me, this was hands-down the most entertaining session of SB ‘15 San Diego. If you ever get the opportunity to attend a panel moderated by Edelman's Henk Campher, I highly recommend it.He set...
by Henk Campher, May 2015
I like singing, dancing and snapping like everyone else when it comes to ‘Single Ladies.’ And I totally agree - if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it. But it still doesn't mean I...
by Mike Hower, Apr 2015
Method Products, maker of eco-friendly household, fabric and personal care products, has opened the doors of its 'South Side Soapbox' factory in the Pullman Park district of Chicago. Designed by...
by Caitlin Kauffman, Mar 2015
Selling a product in today’s world is not just about quality and price point anymore. Packaging has become a key factor in the way companies sell products, and specifically, how (if at all) they are...
by Scott Jones, Mar 2015
Walmart recently launched its Sustainability Leaders online shop. While I commend the company’s efforts over the past six years to elevate sustainability as an important attribute of products...
by Victoria Knowles, Jan 2015
On January 20th, one of these companies will be crowned king of entrepreneurship at The Circular Economy Awards. You’ve already met those leading the charge. So, we’re taking a closer look at the...
by Sustainable Brands, Dec 2014
Marking the end of the comment period on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, 223 companies have announced their support for EPA’s proposed carbon standard for electric power...
by Hannah Ritchie, Aug 2014
The concept of a circular economy has been on the fringes of market development for a while now, but a boost could come from the recent launch of the Cradle to Cradle Marketplace, the first online...
by Jennifer Elks, Aug 2014
The City View level of the Metreon in downtown San Francisco was abuzz on Thursday, as Target celebrated the official launch of Made to Matter, a curated collection of more than 120 new and exclusive...
by Anna Lui, May 2014
Most sustainability initiatives are focused on improving the triple bottom line, but what about growing the business top line?In Creating a Sustainable Brand: A Guide to Growing the Sustainability...
by Mike Hower, Mar 2014
San Francisco-based cleaning products company Method has announced that it will build in Chicago one of the few LEED-Platinum factories in the US, where it will produce its eco-friendly cleaning...
by Mike Hower, Jan 2014
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), the nonprofit trade association representing over 120 companies in the US cleaning products industry — including BASF, Clorox, Dow, Novozymes, Method, Seventh...
by Jennifer Elks, Dec 2013
A group of the country's leading consumer brands have formed a new coalition to persuade Congress to update the nation's out-of-date and ineffective chemical safety laws. Strong lobbying by other...
by Jennifer Elks, Sep 2013
Nearly two-dozen major U.S. companies and nearly 50 investors with more than $900 billion in collective assets announced their support last week for new carbon pollution standards proposed by...
by Christine Arena, Aug 2013
Climate change. Resource scarcity. Pollution. Human rights. These are some of the most pressing issues facing business today. They are also some of the most difficult for consumers to relate to, let...
by Sheila Shayon, Jul 2013
Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, and his daughter Meika are extending the ethos and ethics of the pioneering sustainable care products brand to the world’s first sustainable...
by Jennifer Elks, Apr 2013
The Conscious Capitalism 2013 conference, which took place over the weekend in San Francisco, saw a host of inspirational and motivational talks about the potential of business, large and small, to...
by Jennifer Elks, Mar 2013
Last week marked the official launch of an innovative initiative supported by Ecover, maker of non-toxic cleaning products, and Closed Loop Recycling (CLR), a UK operation that takes discarded soda...
by Jennifer Elks, Dec 2012
The World Resources Institute (WRI) today released a new tool to help businesses evaluate their sustainability efforts and enable them to translate environmental risks into opportunities for...
by Bart King, Dec 2012
BizNGO this week released a guide to help manufacturers, retailers and purchasers track their progress towards using chemicals that are safer for human health and the environment.The Guide to Safer...
by Deborah Carter, Nov 2012
We know that savvy consumers choose and stay loyal to brands for a variety of reasons — but when questioned about what makes that brand desirable, unless they are eco-advocates, they may not cite...
by Nick Liddell, Nov 2012
Reporting on the UN’s Rio+20 Earth Summit earlier this year, the Financial Times' environment correspondent, Pilita Clark, became so bored of the term ‘sustainable’ and its derivatives that she...
by Bart King, Oct 2012
A quarter-century after helping to pioneer the socially responsible business movement, ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s is the first wholly-owned subsidiary to gain B Corp certification.The growing...
by Jennifer Elks, Oct 2012
Environmentally conscious cleaning product company Method is launching its latest innovation in sustainable packaging – bottles made from a blend of plastic recovered from the ocean and post-consumer...
by Fiona Bennie, Oct 2012
Small is beautiful, that’s what they say. A few decades ago E.F. Schumacher suggested we “suffer from an almost universal idolatry of giantism” and should “insist on the virtues of smallness — where...
by Bart King, Sep 2012
Vermont’s Cabot Creamery is the first dairy cooperative to achieve B Corporation Certification. Cabot joins a growing list of cooperatives and national brands that have been certified by the non-...
by Bart King, Sep 2012
Ecover, a European-based maker of green cleaning products, has acquired U.S. competitor Method for an undisclosed amount.Founded in 2000, Method quickly grew to become a leader in planet friendly and...
by Alli Blum, Jul 2012
As I approach the end of my second year at United By Blue, I’ve been thinking about how we buy and sell cause-conscious consumer goods. First, a story. Then, my thoughts. If you only have a few...
by Fiona Bennie, Jul 2012
Supermarket shelves, the high street and online retail are burgeoning with brands making a lot of noise about one or other aspect of sustainability. Be it water conservation, reduced packaging,...
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