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Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, January 16, 2018
Coinciding with the launch of Theresa May’s 25 Year Environment Plan, WRAP has announced a new collaborative initiative with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) that aims to help turn the tide on...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, January 16, 2018
Between climate change and a rapidly expanding population, the future of food security is uncertain. Scientists at the John Innes Center, University of Queensland and University of Sydney have been...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, January 16, 2018
As the problems of microplastics and water scarcity persist, businesses are looking to new technologies to encourage greater consumer and corporate water stewardship. Platform technology company...
Cleantech
by Libby MacCarthy, January 15, 2018
Europe’s appetite for renewables is growing rapidly, and countries including Germany, Scotland and Denmark have already established themselves as leaders in renewable energy generation. However, the...
Walking the Talk
by Jay Coen Gilbert, January 15, 2018
Sixty-four years ago, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his first sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. We named our son Dexter with this in mind. In his first sermon...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, January 15, 2018
The world’s largest auto alliance has launched a corporate capital fund, Alliance Ventures, that will invest $1 billion to support innovative projects shaping the next generation of mobility over the...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, January 12, 2018
The UK government has unveiled a national action plan to eradicate avoidable plastic waste by 2042. The announcement aims to quell concerns of critics regarding the potential negative impacts Brexit...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, January 12, 2018
With impact investing on the rise, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has published a new report highlighting a range of strategies investors can employ to strengthen their ability to exit...
Cleantech
by Gary Cook, January 12, 2018
Your bus shelter and web browser may soon be blanketed with ads promoting “The best phone you’ve never heard of," heralding the arrival of a new smartphone that has finally come to town. Who is this...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, January 11, 2018
Companies are increasingly becoming aware that the business case for corporate social responsibility has grown beyond environmental sustainability and social impact to include positive workplace...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, January 11, 2018
The US consumes more meat than any other country in the world. But what does this mean for consumers on a personal level? Blitz Results has created a new calculator that shows users the impact of...
Organizational Change
by Sophie Komornicki, January 11, 2018
Although it may seem counterintuitive for a company to discourage consumers from buying its products, we have seen this strategy work in brands’ favor in the past — Patagonia’s “Don’t Buy This Jacket...
Supply Chain
by Dan Davies, January 11, 2018
Blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has certainly earned its space as one of the most talked-about topics of 2017. Regardless of whether one views these new '...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, January 10, 2018
The circular economy continues to gain steam as key players in the sustainability sphere join forces to unlock new opportunities to create positive impacts.    First, the Ellen MacArthur...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, January 10, 2018
Newsweek has released the results of its 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, an annual assessment of the sustainability performance of the largest publicly-traded companies in the US and the world by...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, January 10, 2018
Just one year after its launch, The Soulfull Project — a mission-driven startup dedicated to making high-quality, nutritious food more accessible to those in need — has pledged to donate one million...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, January 9, 2018
Though widely known for its consumer electronics products, Panasonic is using its tech expertise to focus on a new venture: creating smart, sustainable cities of the future. Building on the success...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, January 9, 2018
Wind’s potential to fuel the next economy is no longer speculation, but rather fact. According to new research by Research & Markets, energy statistics from Denmark and a pledge made by the UK...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, January 8, 2018
Sustainability is increasingly becoming an integral part of business practice, but consumers continue to hold the key to achieving long-term change — a concept that has been widely observed by...
The Next Economy
by Benita Matofska, January 8, 2018
The sharing economy is proving to be the biggest business trend of all time; and as we say goodbye to 2017, we could look back on the year that saw potential valuations of this new economy soar to $2...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, January 5, 2018
While food industry giants and software companies have played an important role in creating solutions for reducing food waste, local community members are proving to be just as critical in driving...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, January 5, 2018
New analysis from business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has revealed that the Latin American market is undergoing a rapid paradigm shift in regards to mobility, with greater emphasis being...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, January 4, 2018
Circular design principles continue to infiltrate the fashion industry as fast fashion giants and emerging labels alike turn their attention to sustainable activewear. Despite recent criticism over...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, January 4, 2018
Norway is paving the way to a more energy-efficient, low-carbon future through new intelligent lighting technology and strong financial incentives. The Norwegian government is rolling out a new...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, January 3, 2018
A new mapping tool created by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and China’s Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) is ushering in a new era for transparency in China. The...
Waste Not
by Maxine Perella, January 3, 2018
For decades, China has been an open door for foreign waste, importing recycled material from around the world to help feed its manufacturing boom. In 2016, the country imported 7.3 million metric...
Collaboration
by Dave Ford, January 3, 2018
It’s never been more important to bring the poaching and wildlife conservation story to life, while also bringing together local and international stakeholders to build sustainable solutions to what...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, January 2, 2018
Catalyzing the transition to a low-carbon economy will require more than just innovation — capital is required to bring meaningful solutions to scale. Banks have an important role to play, providing...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Daniel Matthews, January 2, 2018
Does the phrase “sustainable small business” refer to a small business that contributes to environmental sustainability or to a small business that will last? The answer is both. Roughly 60 percent...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, January 2, 2018
Financial security company Northwestern Mutual has launched a new brand campaign with the aim of reframing people’s idea of the #GoodLife, by helping them plan for their financial futures and feel...
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