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by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2014
European food-waste prevention project FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimizing Waste-Prevention Strategies) — a four-year project (July 2012 – August 2016) funded by the European...
by Serena Levy, Mar 2014
On March 22, the world will acknowledge World Water Day to celebrate the importance of fresh water and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Established in 1993 by the...
by Aarthi Rayapura, Mar 2014
Hewlett-Packard has teamed up with global packaging company YFY Jupiter for a new initiative that will use straw waste to create packaging material for its products. The program will create multifold...
by Jennifer Elks, Feb 2014
Project 7, a mission-driven company that donates proceeds from the sale of its products (including bottled water, gum, mints and coffee) to one of seven social and environmental causes, has rather...
by CSRwire, Feb 2014
This post first appeared on CSRwire's Talkback blog on January 14, 2014.Part III in the Creating Sustainable Apparel Value Chains series; see parts one and two.The building blocks for...
by Jennifer Elks, Feb 2014
The Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a nonprofit dedicated to ending human rights abuses associated with the raw materials found in everyday products, today released a new report, Cotton Sourcing...
by Donnie Maclurcan, Feb 2014
Ever since we started writing and speaking about our current book project, How on Earth: Flourishing in a Not-for-Profit World by 2050, we have been amazed by one phenomenon in particular: When...
by Raphael Bemporad, Jan 2014
At BBMG, we often use archetypes to help reveal a brand’s true character and provide a North Star for the products, services and experiences it can bring into the world.My favorite is the Alchemist,...
by Stacy Anderson, Jan 2014
What started as a conversation amongst three friends in 2012 soon evolved into a new online retail concept founded on a shared passion to make a difference.Nomadista, a term coined by co-founders...
by Jennifer Elks, Jan 2014
H&M has announced a partnership with Civil Rights Defenders (CRD), a Swedish non-profit organization that works to support human rights around the world. The fashion retail giant says it will...
by Carola Beeney, Jan 2014
BioLite is one of Brooklyn’s most innovative startups with far-reaching impact. Selling energy products such as the CampStove for camping and outdoor adventure, the company uses revenues to incubate...
by Carry Somers, Dec 2013
For those within the fashion industry who have been working for many years to highlight the need for more transparent, traceable and accountable supply chains, the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh...
by Sustainable Brands, Dec 2013
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today it has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Coca-Cola to support the revival...
by Mike Hower, Dec 2013
Six months after successfully raising more than $50,000 through one of the highest-grossing crowdfunding food campaigns of all-time, Oakland, Calif., startup Kuli Kuli has launched its first line of...
by Brady Hamed, Dec 2013
Earlier this year, the United Nations released a report on incorporating insects into the diet as a means of increasing nutrition in developing nations and reducing the carbon footprint of the food...
by Jennifer Elks, Dec 2013
As part of its Plan A commitment to become carbon-neutral, Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the first major company to sign on to UNICEF’s new carbon offset project, which aims to improve the...
by Mara Slade, Dec 2013
Ryan Kushner and his wife, Amanda Ravenhill, launched their non-profit start-up, Hero Hatchery, whose mission is to “wake society up to the imminent threat of climate change, and illuminate the...
by John M Hsu, Nov 2013
In the first post of our multi-part series on proven sustainability strategies, we saw how Pret a Manger applied the “style & substance” sustainability strategy to create a £450 million a...
by Jennifer Elks, Nov 2013
Nestlé has announced a commitment to create 20,000 positions for young people across Europe over the next three years.The Nestlé needs YOUth Initiative will offer jobs to 10,000 people...
by Adam Gerschel-Clarke, Nov 2013
On Monday afternoon at SB London ‘13, breakout sessions featuring a variety of brand and thought leaders explored everything from purposeful brands and European consumer research to engaging in...
by Adam Gerschel-Clarke, Nov 2013
Sustainable Brands’ second annual European conference kicked off on Monday at the Lancaster Hotel in central London with a round of thought-provoking morning plenary sessions. What was on the agenda...
by Dimitar Vlahov, Nov 2013
Earlier this week, Coca-Cola released its 2012/2013 Sustainability Report, which outlined progress the global beverage giant has made in the areas of water conservation and restoration, supporting...
by Courtney Pankrat, Nov 2013
Each week leading up to our SB London conference, where the winner of the SB London Innovation Open (SBIOL) will be announced on November 18, we will get to know each of our four...
by Candice McLeod, Nov 2013
Each week leading up to our SB London conference, where the winner of the SB London Innovation Open (SBIOL) will be announced on November 18, we will get to know each of our four...
by Mike Hower, Nov 2013
U.S.-based social enterprise Envirofit International has announced it will join the UN-supported anti-poverty program Business Call to Action (BCtA), with plans to reduce greenhouse gases by 193,500...
by Jennifer Elks, Oct 2013
Patagonia has announced plans to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel, starting with nine styles in the Fall 2014 season.For every Fair Trade Certified product Patagonia sells, the company says it...
by Jennifer Elks, Oct 2013
Leading organisations and industry bodies within UK food production, retail and horticulture have joined forces to tackle the issue of modern-day slavery, human trafficking, forced labor and other...
by Jennifer Elks, Oct 2013
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) today announced the launch of a new joint initiative with the goal of making vaccines more resistant to heat, thus reducing...
by Stacy Anderson, Oct 2013
What started out as a backpacking tour through Southeast Asia in Spring 2010 serendipitously turned into an entrepreneurial venture for San Francisco-based Boston native Joe Demin. One morning, while...
by Carola Beeney, Oct 2013
Chid Liberty was born in Liberia, his father the nation’s ambassador to Germany — where Chid grew up before his family was exiled and moved to Silicon Valley. After 28 years abroad, Chid returned to...
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