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Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, January 20, 2017
Human activity is driving rampant loss of flora and fauna around the world, prompting fears that we are in the midst of a sixth great extinction event, with one-third of all species in the wild...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, January 20, 2017
Ambitions to reduce waste and move away from a linear economic model are driving companies across the globe to create breakthrough technologies and unique solutions to drive forward the circular...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, January 20, 2017
Despite the hype around Internet of Things (IoT), it’s helping more and more brands streamline operations and meet ambitious sustainability goals. First, Fetzer Vineyards, a leader in regenerative...
Waste Not
by Sheila Shayon, January 20, 2017
Sweden has long been well ahead of the curve in terms of activating on sustainability initiatives, particularly when it comes to energy: In 1991, it became one of the first countries to impose a...
The Next Economy
by Libby MacCarthy, January 20, 2017
The business case for sustainability, particularly the circular economy, is a strong one, and more and more researching is backing it up. A recent report by the Business & Sustainable Development...
Supply Chain
by Tom Szaky, January 19, 2017
Today, Procter & Gamble announced that it has teamed up with us at TerraCycle and SUEZ, the largest waste management company in Europe, to source, develop and put out the first fully recyclable...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, January 19, 2017
This week at the action-packed World Economic Forum in Davos, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) launched its 2017 Trends Report, which highlights the ‘uncompromising’...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, January 19, 2017
Today, at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, The Procter & Gamble Company announced that Head & Shoulders (H&S), the world’s #1 shampoo brand, will produce the...
New Metrics
by Libby MacCarthy, January 19, 2017
Can better thinking and better health be found in green-certified buildings? New research says yes. Both indoors and out, the built environment plays a critical role in our overall health and well-...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, January 18, 2017
Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 20 of the world’s largest commodity producers, traders, manufacturers, consultants and retailers launched a new partnership with research institutions and...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, January 18, 2017
According to the USDA, demand for organic foods and products have grown significantly every year since the 1990s. But despite increasing popularity, organic acreage hasn’t been able to keep up. Only...
Marketing and Comms
by Libby MacCarthy, January 18, 2017
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, the follow-up to the watershed environmental documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel, will make its...
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, January 17, 2017
The World Economic Forum’s Community of Young Global Leaders, in collaboration with Accenture Strategy, yesterday announced the winners of the 2017 Circulars at the Annual Meeting of the...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, January 17, 2017
In an open letter to the Prime Minister, more than 80 leading companies have united in a call on the government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs...
Packaging
by Libby MacCarthy, January 17, 2017
Due to their functional properties and low cost, plastics have become an integral part of our global economy and have seen their production increase twenty-fold over the past half-century. Despite...
The Next Economy
by Libby MacCarthy, January 17, 2017
A new report by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission (the Commission) points to sustainable business models as the key to unlocking US$12 trillion in economic opportunities and...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Libby MacCarthy, January 16, 2017
Is your country on the right track? A new Ipsos MORI study entitled “What Worries the World” seeks to answer this question, asking thousands of adults under 65 in countries across the globe to...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, January 17, 2017
Danish energy company DONG Energy now ranks number 11 on the Carbon Clean 200 list – a ranking of 200 companies from around the world that are profiting from sustainable energy. The honour comes on...
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, January 13, 2017
History has a tendency to repeat itself, but in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal in 2015, it would seem unlikely that other automotive companies would make the same mistake. But yesterday...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, January 13, 2017
Two recent bits of news from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) point to continued groundwork being laid toward a circular economy in the U.S. and beyond. First, the Golisano Institute for...
Behavior Change
by Suzanne Shelton, January 13, 2017
Once upon a time – back when we first started marketing energy efficiency and sustainability – we told our clients that if you wanted to get consumers to save energy, the last thing you should do is...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, January 12, 2017
Economic inequality, societal polarization and intensifying environmental dangers are the top three trends that will shape global developments over the next 10 years, according to the World Economic...
Waste Not
by Libby MacCarthy, January 12, 2017
According to a new report released by WRAP, retailers and brands across the UK saved over £100 million by reducing food waste. Working in partnership with grocery retailers, brands and suppliers as...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, January 12, 2017
This week, tech startup Intuition Robotics unveiled an artificial intelligence-based robot companion designed to improve the quality of life of the elderly populations. Until now, most AI companions...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Joss Tantram, January 11, 2017
“The main Business of Natural Philosophy is to argue from Phænomena without feigning Hypotheses, and to deduce Causes from Effects till we come to the very first Cause, which certainly is not...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, January 11, 2017
Procter & Gamble announced today additional investments in recycling and beneficial reuse that will eliminate all manufacturing waste from its global network of more than 100 production...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, January 11, 2017
Minority groups are usually the ones that have the most to lose when it comes to polluting fossil fuels, both in terms of their climate change and health-related risks. But with its Fueling U.S....
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, January 11, 2017
It takes a tremendous amount of energy to manufacture and power our devices, data centers and infrastructural needs. And with an energy footprint accounting for approximately 7% of global electricity...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, January 10, 2017
More than 530 companies and 100 investors – from iconic Fortune 500 firms to small family-owned businesses – are calling on the Trump administration and the new Congress to continue to support...
Business Models
by Ashwin Subramaniam, January 10, 2017
“I focused on making sure that sustainability is something which is integrated with day-to-day business planning systems rather than something just handled by a corporate group on the side,” says...
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