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Finance & Investment
by Gary Groff, November 24, 2017
Young, sustainable companies have it tough. With all that excitement and idealism in building a new company comes a mountain of obstacles to overcome. But for purpose-driven companies pursuing...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Daniel Barry, November 24, 2017
In an era where brands are becoming increasingly socially conscious to keep up with societal trends, Marc Skid is no exception. The recently launched online underwear retailer is using the finest,...
Marketing and Comms
by C and A Foundation, November 23, 2017
A digital initiative bringing to life real stories about real people in the Bangladeshi garment industry is proving a game-changer in the country in its first year of launch. “Made in Equality” is a...
Collaboration
by Sustainability ..., November 23, 2017
Today, we are witnessing unusual weather patterns and natural disasters all over the world. Traditional state and corporate barriers must be transcended if we are to combat the universal issue of...
Walking the Talk
by Jennifer Elks, November 23, 2017
With the launch of its #OptOutside campaign in 2015, REI set a new precedent in retail, shuttering its stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, giving its employees a paid day off and – on a day that...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, November 22, 2017
A new report by CDP has revealed the extent to which deforestation threatens the global economy — and the numbers are staggering. According to From Risk to Revenue: The Investment Opportunity in...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, November 22, 2017
Your morning cup of java could be good for more than just a caffeine buzz — Shell and Vancouver-based sustainable clothing company LEZÉ the Label are fueling a sustainable future with the help of...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Louise Koch, November 22, 2017
Electronic waste is the world’s fastest-growing waste stream, and according to a United Nations report, it’s projected that 50 million tons of e-waste will be accumulated by 2018. There are many...
Cleantech
by Andrew Winston, November 22, 2017
I was driving through rural Pennsylvania recently and saw a fascinating billboard. Sponsored by an organization that promotes coal and natural gas, the sign declared, “The truth is that 90 percent of...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, November 21, 2017
An estimated 750,000 farmers in India produce 80 percent of the world’s supply of mint and the oil derived from the crop — commonly referred to as “liquid gold” — is an important source of income for...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, November 21, 2017
In the face of climate change, embracing new methods of agricultural production, consuming responsibly and adopting circular business models will be critical to forging a sustainable future and...
Business Case
by Jonathan Hanwit, November 21, 2017
Not so long ago, there was a large disconnect between doing good and good business. While the idea of corporate social responsibility has been around since the 1960s, businesses have historically...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, November 20, 2017
Supporting its vision of building a better world through sport, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a new integrated brand campaign, Become The Light, which encourages people to...
Walking the Talk
UPS is ramping up its use of renewable natural gas (RNG), signing a new agreement with Big Ox Energy, a subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital (LLC), to purchase 10 million gallon...
Walking the Talk
This post has been translated from Japanese — read the original interview here. Tomomi Fukumoto To build a sustainable brand, it is vital that a corporation’s message to the public chimes with its...
Waste Not
The hotel industry continues to pursue a food waste-free future as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Rockefeller Foundation and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) release a toolkit...
Leadership
by Nassy Avramidis, November 17, 2017
Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) is considered one of the longest and toughest professional sporting events in the world; sailing’s toughest team challenge and one of the sport’s Big Three events, alongside...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, November 17, 2017
At COP23, the largest cocoa-producing countries, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, announced far-reaching frameworks for action with leading chocolate and cocoa companies, including Cargill, General Mills,...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, November 17, 2017
Coal and oil are still the world’s main energy sources, but there’s massive public support for a cleaner energy future. According to a new survey, people across all ages, political standpoints,...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, November 17, 2017
According to the World Health Organization (WTO) 1 in 3 people don’t have access to a clean and safe toilet. The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), along with LIXIL Group Corporation (LIXIL) - a...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, November 17, 2017
In a bid to accelerate carbon neutral and resilient urban regeneration, 15 C40 cities have launched the C40 Reinventing Cities initiative. C40 and participating Reinventing Cities invite architects,...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, November 16, 2017
Plastic pollution is on the rise, a problem that threatens both human and environmental health. Between 4.8 million and 12.7 million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year and...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, November 16, 2017
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMorgan Chase) is doing its part to get Detroit back on its feet, announcing a $900,000 investment to support sustainable infrastructure projects in the former Motor City....
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, November 16, 2017
Extrusion technology is opening new doors for circularity within the food industry, allowing brands to transform food waste into nutritious food products instead of fodder for landfill. Planetarians...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, November 16, 2017
Taking the next step in its carbon neutral journey, Microsoft has pledged to reduce its operational carbon emissions by 75 percent by 2030 against a 2013 baseline. In a blog a post written by...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, November 15, 2017
Cobalt is back in the news, as a new report from Amnesty International reveals that tech industry giants such as Microsoft, Lenovo, Renault and Vodafone aren’t doing enough to keep child labor out of...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, November 15, 2017
While measurement, disclosure and other forms of engagement were the dominant themes yesterday, day two of New Metrics ’17 saw brands, NGOs and solution providers digging deeper to reveal practical...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, November 15, 2017
Yesterday, representatives from across the apparel industry came together at the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute of Texas Tech University, where Wrangler, Lee, the Walmart Foundation and...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, November 15, 2017
When it comes to tackling climate change, Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) believes collaboration is key. This very ethos is the driving force behind the company’s sustainability approach, and the...
Cleantech
by Nassy Avramidis, November 14, 2017
On a rainy Tuesday afternoon at Sustainable Brands ‘17 Copenhagen, I caught the bus ferrying several attendees to visit Ørsted’s Avedøre Power Station. It was an eye-opening experience, especially to...
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