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Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, September 23, 2014
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced Monday it will begin using ash left over from the burning of rice husks to produce electricity and an environmentally friendly source of silica for...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, September 23, 2014
Google chairman Eric Schmidt admitted on Monday that his company had made a mistake in funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a political group that opposes U.S. action on climate...
Collaboration
by Aida Greenbury, September 23, 2014
The world’s forests have today been given what we can only hope is a realistic reprieve. The New York Declaration on Forests marks a watershed in the global effort to contain, then halt deforestation...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, September 23, 2014
AkzoNobel, The Nature Conservancy, Risk Management Solutions and Veolia have joined the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities initiative (100RC) to provide critical tools to help cities...
New Metrics
by Mike Hower, September 23, 2014
More than $100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending, and 1,700 megatons of annual carbon dioxide (CO2) — a 40 percent reduction of urban passenger transport emissions — could be...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, September 23, 2014
Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) Group chairman Teguh Ganda Wijaya today joins a number of companies, governments and NGOs to sign the New York Declaration on Forests at the UN Climate Summit 2014. The...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, September 23, 2014
On Monday, Barclays reaffirmed its commitment to the Green Bonds sector by announcing it will invest a minimum of £1bn (US$1.64) by November 2015 to form part of its liquid asset buffer — one of the...
Collaboration
by Sheila Shayon, September 22, 2014
More than 400,000 people turned out in NYC yesterday for the US edition of the People's Climate March, the largest protest in the history of the issue, joined by more than 2,000 events in 166...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, September 22, 2014
Nearly 350 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that helps...
Organizational Change
by Hannah Ritchie, September 22, 2014
Thousands of workers took to the streets of Phnom Penh, in Cambodia, last week to protest for a near-doubling of the minimum wage for retailer workers there to US$177 (£110) a month. It seems their...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, September 22, 2014
The number of sea ports using ship evaluation systems to decrease carbon emissions will expand from two to 10 in the next year, according to Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Bloomberg reports....
Leadership
by Mike Hower, September 22, 2014
Kellogg Company has joined the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), committing to expand its global sustainability efforts by working with businesses and policymakers to enact...
Organizational Change
by Tara Gallagher, September 19, 2014
All businesses value consumer and employee loyalty and the opportunity to shape the playing field in which they operate. Mission-driven businesses such as B Corps Seventh Generation and Ben &...
Supply Chain
by Jennifer Elks, September 19, 2014
This week, three more major food companies announced new policies around the sourcing of palm oil.On Monday, Cargill — maker of everything from meat to chocolate to salad dressings, and the largest...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, September 19, 2014
PepsiCo has announced that, by 2020, all of its future point-of-sale equipment purchased in the United States will be free of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), a popular chemical coolant and considered a...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, September 19, 2014
The University of California has announced it will allocate $1 billion over five years for direct investments in solutions to climate change.In addition, as part of UC President Janet Napolitano’s...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, September 19, 2014
AkzoNobel is on a roll: In the last two months, the paint, coatings and specialty chemical company has expanded its partnership with Solazyme for the joint development of Tailored™ algal oils,...
New Metrics
by Cory Searcy, September 19, 2014
Surveys of corporate executives consistently find that sustainability is now viewed as a core business issue. Recently, McKinsey released the results of another such survey that opened: “Company...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, September 18, 2014
On Sept. 30, supply chain education will take a major step into the digital age with the start of SCx, an online educational program developed by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (...
The Next Economy
by Claire Sommer, September 18, 2014
Seven months ago, this series kicked off with CVS’ surprise announcement that it would no longer carry tobacco products in its retail stores. Fast forward, the company announced Sept. 3 that it had...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, September 18, 2014
Anheuser-Busch InBev today released the results of its first international survey on consumer attitudes toward the responsible serving and selling of alcoholic beverages — adults of legal drinking...
Marketing and Comms
by Mike Hower, September 18, 2014
Switzerland, Canada and Sweden have the best reputations in the world, according to a new report by the Reputation Institute, a global private consulting firm based in New York and Copenhagen.Finland...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, September 18, 2014
UL’s Information & Insights (I&I) division has introduced a new platform that can help companies identify conflict minerals sources and put the mandated comprehensive, audit-traceable...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, September 18, 2014
H&M announced two new initiatives this week centered on the betterment of its supply chains, one from the social perspective and one from the environmental.First, the apparel company signed a...
Business Models
by Leontine Gast, September 18, 2014
As a marketer, your goal is to win fans and keep them. You do that by making a difference. And by showing what moves you. What you stand for. But what is the best way to get to the core of your brand...
Marketing and Comms
by John Elkington, September 17, 2014
Really, what is a sustainable brand?Having visited port wine cellars in Portugal, I know the history and value of branding — symbols literally burned into casks as a guarantee of provenance and...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Matt Ellis, September 17, 2014
Suppose for a moment the dust had settled on how, what and to whom we should all be reporting our non-financial data.How: Cheap, effective technology systems permit continuous data monitoring and...
ICT and Big Data
by Gabi Zedlmayer, September 17, 2014
It’s six o’clock in the morning in San Jose, Costa Rica, and I am heading off for a day at La Selva, one of the country’s rainforests. In the lobby I meet with Dr. Jorge Ahumada from...
Startups
by Hannah Ritchie, September 17, 2014
Unilever has partnered with the ad:tech London initiative and the trade show’s Future Media and Technology Summit. With this new partnership, a range of marketing and media tech startup hopefuls will...
Marketing and Comms
by Mike Hower, September 17, 2014
Coca-Cola products in the United Kingdom will soon sport a system of traffic light coded labels and Reference Intakes (RIs) to indicate how much fat, salt and sugar an item contains.This decision...

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