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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...
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...
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...
Packaging
by Mike Hower, October 16, 2014
Tetra Pak, provider of food processing and packaging solutions, today announced the launch of the industry’s first carton made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials.The new Tetra...
ICT and Big Data
by Mike Hower, October 16, 2014
Ghana-based technology provider Farmerline has announced plans to join the Business Call to Action (BCtA) and help empower 500,000 small-scale farmers in West Africa to advance their livelihoods by...
Business Models
by Ira Baseman, October 15, 2014
I am sitting in the airport at Minneapolis, Minnesota, having just left the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Retailer Sustainability Conference, and my mind is awash in the list of...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, October 15, 2014
Rechargeable lithium batteries, used in everything from portable electronic devices to electric cars to large-scale energy storage, are convenient and efficient but less than stellar when it comes to...
Chemistry and Materials
by Hannah Ritchie, October 15, 2014
AkzoNobel has discovered a way to add self-cleaning properties and extend the life of its paints. Pioneered by one of the company’s product developers, Dr. Peter Greenwood, the company added...
The Next Economy
by Maxine Perella, October 15, 2014
Sustainable footwear is a hotbed of innovation right now for many apparel and lifestyle brands, who are looking to blend ever-smarter manufacturing efficiencies with material optimization techniques...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, October 15, 2014
Today, in recognition of Global Handwashing Day, Dow and Unilever have collaborated on an improvement that is expected to positively impact health and hygiene around the world.Unilever's Lifebuoy,...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, October 15, 2014
UK nonprofit Business in the Community (BITC) has joined forces with leading UK brands to launch its Be Energy Aware campaign, running October 13-26, aimed at encouraging consumers to be more aware...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, October 15, 2014
A growing number of companies are committed to policies to ensure environmental, social and governance sustainability — but some remain skeptical about their benefits, according to a new report from...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, October 15, 2014
Plastic bag manufacturers have begun collecting signatures for a referendum vote to overturn California’s recent ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. If the law’s opponents submit more than 500,...
Supply Chain
by Mark Robertson, October 14, 2014
Click for full infographic.From the cockle-picking disaster in the UK in 2004 to the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh in 2013 to the recent investigation into the global Thai prawn industry...
Business Models
by Leslie Pascaud, October 14, 2014
Impact investing is the all the rage in billionaire circles. Now as most of us aren’t billionaires, you might ask: ‘why do we care?’ Quite simply because this phenomenon is changing the face of both...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, October 14, 2014
eBay, Kindle and Skype are some of the best apps for creating sustainable behaviors, according to a new study by WSP, a global professional services consultancy.eBay ranked highest due to its huge...
ICT and Big Data
by Mike Hower, October 14, 2014
Southeast Asian countries will invest $13.6 billion in smart grid infrastructure between 2014 and 2024, according to a new study by market intelligence firm Northeast Group.This investment will...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, October 13, 2014
In a collaborative move that’s happily becoming a trend, 57 leading organizations across a variety of industries — including the Climate Group, Ecover, GE, IKEA, Interface, Tesco, Unilever, and...

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