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by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
Gen Z is bypassing the traditional political system and focusing on consumerism as a channel for change, according to new research from non-profit consultancy DoSomething Strategic. This generation...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
It’s National Drinking Water Week, but new survey results suggest Americans may have more concerns on their minds than reasons to celebrate. Most Americans feel unknowledgeable about what is in their...
by Suzanne Shelton, May 2018
It’s official. Sustainability is mainstream. You probably already knew that. What you may not know is that Americans aren’t really changing their personal behaviors. They’re changing their buying...
by Sustainable Brands, Apr 2018
Nine in ten Canadians (92 percent) would switch brands if a different brand of a similar quality had a compelling social purpose, according to new research from Kin&Co. The firm’s new report —...
by Britta Wyss Bisang, Apr 2018
As we approach the 2020 deadline for many corporate sustainability pledges, plus the commitments made in the New York Declaration on Forests, sustainable business practices are front and center in...
by Hannah Furlong, Apr 2018
New research from the University of Waterloo suggests that small businesses have enormous potential to advance sustainability in Canada. 86% of SMEs surveyed think that sustainability is important,...
by Sustainable Brands, Sep 2017
The Centre for Sustainability Excellence (CSE) has released its second annual Sustainability Reporting Trends in North America report, highlighting trends from 551 companies in Canada and the United...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2017
Learning from Detroit: Designing a More Diverse, Prosperous and Equitable Economy by Mara Slade Image credit: TechTown In an afternoon panel packed with Detroit leaders, we heard firsthand how they...
by Hope Freedman, May 2017
“Culture moves faster than brands and companies,” 2 Dope Boys co-founders Michael Brooks and Phil McKenzie said in their Monday morning workshop at SB’17 Detroit. As the antenna and point of...
by Sustainable Brands, Apr 2017
The Ford Foundation announced today that it is committing up to $1 billion from its $12 billion endowment over the next 10 years to mission-related investing (MRIs). The commitment is one of the...
by Sustainable Brands, Apr 2017
Many corporations don’t realize the connection between nonfinancial performance and investor behavior. To bridge the gap, Ernst & Young (EY) surveyed more than 320 senior decision-makers at buy-...
by Libby MacCarthy, Apr 2017
Discussion surrounding circular business models (CBMs) is often focused on manufacturing, packaging and consumer goods, where significant change is already underway, yet closed-loop systems have the...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2017
International non-profit Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its 2017 policy development round, opening up six areas of the MSC program to consultation from stakeholders to improve its...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2017
Global investment management corporation BlackRock, who controls assets worth $5.1 trillion is getting serious about climate change and the risk it poses to businesses. The fund manager has recently...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2017
In an effort to help companies optimize their packaging systems, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the Industry Council for Research on Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) have teamed up to...
by Greg Hemmings, Mar 2017
A little over a year ago, I was having a conversation about ‘brain drain’ with three change-makers in my community. We were debating what could reverse the brain drain of young people from smaller...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2017
Sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions leader Tarkett is the latest brand to embrace transparency with the launch of a new product catalog that could help drive the use of sustainable...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2017
New announcements from two major financial institutions could expand sustainability investment and drive it towards the mainstream S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), the world’s leading...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2017
The first-ever public ranking of corporate human rights performance launched today, seeking to highlight the moral and commercial advantages for companies with a strong human rights record. BHP...
by Libby MacCarthy, Mar 2017
Over the past three decades, investor interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors has moved from niche to mainstream. Many attribute this shift to a rising demand from millennials...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2017
New research from sustainability consulting firm Pure Strategies reveals growth in corporate spending in sustainability; more than 80 percent of surveyed companies expect a budget increase from 2016...
by Lorraine Smith, Mar 2017
In the land of systems thinking, there is a principle called “emergence.” It refers to the interaction of the parts of a system, whereby characteristics arise that cannot be found in any of the...
by Libby MacCarthy, Mar 2017
Forest destruction accounts for nearly the same amount of global greenhouse gas emissions as the entire global transportation sector and deforestation rates are yet again on the rise. In response,...
by Subodh Deshpande, Mar 2017
The language of business can be combative (launch, target, strategize), or very often it is about profits, sales, shared value - the language of money. We are either warriors or accountants when it...
by Sustainable Brands, Feb 2017
According to results from a new initiative created during COP21 in Paris by CDP and ADEME — the French Environment and Energy Management Agency — business-as-usual is no longer an option. By looking...
by John Marshall R..., Feb 2017
This is part one of a four-part weekly series exploring the LUCK formula for creating the inner change necessary to become a transformational leader. Some leaders make change look easy. While most...
by Sustainable Brands, Feb 2017
An updated version of the Carbon Clean 200 (Clean200) released today by As You Sow and Corporate Knights reveals that China continues to play a leading role in the clean energy economic expansion....
by Sustainable Brands, Feb 2017
Stakeholder engagement non-profit Future 500 has released its annual Top 10 Stakeholder Engagement Trends report for 2017. The report compiles careful monitoring and analysis of current events,...
by Libby MacCarthy, Feb 2017
Changing consumer attitudes and the reality of climate change have shifted the conversation about the business case for sustainability. For more and more companies, embedding sustainable business...
by Matt Polsky, Feb 2017
The third of a three-part proposal for using sustainability to recharge America's problem-solving. Read parts one and two. Andy Revkin’s article in Pro Publica: “Will Trump’s Climate Team...
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