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Marketing and Comms
by Mike Hower, October 23, 2014
Microsoft has met its carbon neutrality commitment through internal efficiency projects, the purchase of more than 3 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy and a carbon offset project...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, October 23, 2014
The North Face, H&M, Eddie Bauer and several other leading international fashion, bedding and outdoor brands have adopted a third-party certification standard that can be applied to any waterfowl...
Blog
by Dimitar Vlahov, October 22, 2014
Corporate sustainability professionals are an interesting breed, aren’t they? Not always the most relatable or immediately exciting crowd, one might say. And not exactly the easiest to listen to, or...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, October 22, 2014
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has scaled up its use of Labor Link mobile technology in the supply chain to poll 64,230 workers across 46 manufacturing locations in 5 countries (China, India,...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, October 22, 2014
Boeing and Kenya Airways have partnered with First Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, to transport medical equipment to Kajiado, Kenya, on a newly delivered 787 Dreamliner from the company's North...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, October 21, 2014
As more and more organizations are finding ways to create fuel from waste — case in point: Italy is about to become the first country to require cards and trucks to run on biofuel made from...
Brand Innovation
by Adam Mott, October 21, 2014
Here at The North Face, we believe in making great outdoor gear in a sustainable and responsible way. That’s why we’ve set out to change the way outdoor apparel is made. We’ve set a bold goal to have...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, October 21, 2014
Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has made a qualified commitment that 90 percent of its packaging will be recyclable by 2020. The commitment came the day before an October 14 vote on a...
The Next Economy
by Ross Brooks, October 21, 2014
At a time when landfills are overflowing and public pressure is mounting, business can’t afford to waste anything – especially in a city such as Detroit, which is still fighting its way back from...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, October 21, 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s largest gap in farm yields — 70 to 90 percent below their potential — according to a new research tool unveiled Monday.The outcome of a 6-year international...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, October 21, 2014
Italy will soon become the first country in Europe to legally require "advanced biofuels" in cars and trucks, the BBC reports. The new fuels are made from agricultural waste such as straw rather than...
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, October 21, 2014
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute announced today it will now offer a Material Health Certificate, a tool for manufacturers across industries to communicate their work toward...
ICT and Big Data
by Maxine Perella, October 21, 2014
How can our online world help our offline world become cleaner? It's a question often at the forefront of Andrew Hatton's mind. Hatton heads up IT for Greenpeace UK, a role that sees him juggling...
Marketing and Comms
by Michelle Gallant, October 20, 2014
With the launch last week of Business in the Community’s Be Energy Aware campaign, customer engagement lead Michelle Gallant outlines how we are helping to make energy bills a little less scary.The...
Organizational Change
by Guy Rickard, October 20, 2014
Companies often set targets for memorable milestones and landmark years, such as 2015 or 2020, as this makes it easier to communicate and refer to them — there are 17 companies in the FTSE 100 that...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, October 20, 2014
Abengoa Bioenergy has announced the official grand opening of its second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, roughly 90 miles southwest of Dodge City. The biorefinery finished...
Business Models
by Claire Sommer, October 20, 2014
On Thursday, the first full day of Flourish & Prosper: The Third Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit in Cleveland, Ohio, the morning’s plenaries and CEO panels explored how...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, October 20, 2014
H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson recently called for the need for annual wage revisions in Bangladesh in line with local price inflation.The comments came during an October 14 meeting with the country'...
Chemistry and Materials
by Mike Hower, October 20, 2014
Solazyme, producer of renewable oil and bioproducts, has won the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its breakthrough platform technology to produce sustainable oils and products...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Dale Buss, October 17, 2014
Procter & Gamble just announced expansion of its sustainability goals with ambitious new initiatives for 2020 aimed at water conservation and product packaging. But when you’re a company as big,...
Brand Innovation
by Fraser Brown, October 20, 2014
One of the highlights of Sustainable Brands ‘13 London was Chip Walker’s talk about The Shifting Landscape of Consumer Values and Implications for Your Brand’s Future. The power in Walker’s delivery...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, October 17, 2014
A new report, The Emerging Collaborative Economy in Australia, produced by Vision Critical in partnership with Collaborative Lab and Nine! Rewards, reveals promising momentum and enthusiasm...
Collaboration
by Claire Sommer, October 17, 2014
UN Global Compact chairman Sir Mark Moody-Stuart used his time on the main stage at the Third Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit on Thursday to propose how business can join the...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, October 17, 2014
The International Center for Alcohol Policies and the Global Alcohol Producers Group have launched a new organization called the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) to help reduce...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, October 17, 2014
The Closed Loop Fund plans to invest $100 million over the next five years to support the development of recycling infrastructure and services in cities across the country.Municipalities across the...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, October 17, 2014
This week, CDP revealed its list of 187 companies illustrating that a low-carbon future does not mean low profit.The 2014 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), which highlights companies...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, October 16, 2014
On average, Americans are willing to spend 31 percent more per week on grocery food produced safely and responsibly, according to the Conscious Consumer™ Study issued today by Gibbs-rbb Strategic...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, October 16, 2014
Canadian forest conservation nonprofit Canopy announced Wednesday that EcoPlanet Bamboo, the largest global developer of certified bamboo plantations on degraded lands, has committed to a sourcing...
Packaging
by Tamay Kiper, October 16, 2014
As an urban gardener, I’ve always been proud of my small-scale food production and gardening efforts, thinking that I’m supporting nature and working with the environment. But I wasn’t aware of the...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Hannah Ritchie, October 16, 2014
Child hunger is often seen as an issue that only affects the developing world, but it’s actually a lot closer to home than you might think. In America alone, there are an estimated 16 million...

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