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Cleantech
by Caitlin Kauffman, March 4, 2015
Tesla founder Elon Musk has announced a new project that could get millions of people off the grid.Musk’s increased interest in the emerging energy storage market has led to plans for a giant lithium...
Marketing and Comms
by Sheila Shayon, March 4, 2015
As much as climate change is now in regular rotation in the daily news, we’re still a long way from knowing exactly how it will change life as we know it. But as changes become evident, new business...
Behavior Change
by Caitlin Kauffman, March 3, 2015
U.S. chocolate giant Hershey has announced that it “will transition some of its most popular chocolate brands, including Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars to simpler...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Mike Hower, March 3, 2015
Alternative food start-up Back to the Roots has launched its first U.S.-grown, 100 percent stoneground breakfast cereal, which is made with just 3 ingredients.The cereal product, called Stoneground...
Startups
by Mike Hower, March 2, 2015
Starbucks is launching its own media company that will produce long-form documentaries, focusing on social justice issues.The news broke late last week when The Columbia Journalism Review reported...
Business Models
by Sharon Johnson, March 2, 2015
The energy shift in the world is now inevitable. To sustain life and livelihoods for 9 billion people by 2050, even if we didn’t count on living well (which we do, of course), we have 35 years to...
The Next Economy
by Joss Tantram, March 2, 2015
“How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?”Dwight D. EisenhowerThere is much more to be said on the issues of context-related sustainability,...
Behavior Change
by Dale Buss, March 2, 2015
Parents have known from time immemorial that fruits and vegetables are good for their children and that everyone should eat more of them. Now, they’re getting more help in their quest than ever...
Organizational Change
by Tamay Kiper, March 2, 2015
Last fall, HP became the first company in the IT industry to require direct employment of foreign migrant workers in its supply chain with the release of the HP Foreign Migrant Worker Standard....
New Metrics
by Mark McElroy, February 27, 2015
If ever there was an auspicious moment in performance measurement and reporting, this is surely it. Multicapitalism has arrived!   Listen to how author Jane Gleeson-White puts it in her terrific...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Caitlin Kauffman, February 27, 2015
In November, Domtar Corporation — North America’s largest manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper — conducted a national survey fielded by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) Global that revealed, perhaps...
Chemistry and Materials
by Caitlin Kauffman, February 27, 2015
Waste2Watergy, a Corvallis startup formed at Oregon State University, has secured a $225,000 federal grant to advance technology that cleans organics from brewery wastewater while producing...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, February 27, 2015
Apple, Google and Berkshire Hathaway are the world’s most highly regarded companies, according to a new ranking by Fortune magazine.Amazon, Starbucks, Disney, Southwest Airlines, American...
Brand Innovation
by International L..., February 27, 2015
“It was pretty basic. We self-financed. Five workers plus myself working inside a workshop situated on my grandmother’s plot of land inside our village of Zenabwork,” recalls Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu...
Packaging
by Mike Hower, February 27, 2015
UK recycled packaging manufacturer Spectra unveiled a number of new concepts emphasizing closure technology this week at an industry event in Birmingham.One of the new closure concepts is a two-piece...
Collaboration
by Bart King, February 27, 2015
This is the final question from a roundtable discussion with the directors of sustainability research centers at six top business schools.Through Georgia Tech’s new QEP (Quality Enhancement Program...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, February 26, 2015
The global sustainable investment market has grown “substantially” in the past two years with assets reaching $21.4 trillion by the start of 2014, according to a new report by the Global Sustainable...
Behavior Change
by Dale Buss, February 26, 2015
A draft of the official new U.S. recommendations for Americans’ diets is out, and for the first time the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has advocated for strong consideration of environmental...
Leadership
by Jo Webb, February 26, 2015
As the European Commission (EC) prepares its new five-year strategy for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), delegates at their Multi-Stakeholder Forum on CSR on 3rd and 4th February urged the EC...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, February 26, 2015
This month, responsible paper company Domtar launched Paper Made Here — a new program that encourages its stakeholders to ask themselves: “Where does my paper come from?”The Paper Made Here...
Marketing and Comms
by Leslie Pascaud, February 26, 2015
“Big Data” and “Social Good” may be the yin and yang of tomorrow’s most successful brands. Both are recognized as important components of contemporary marketing strategy, yet they are not typically...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, February 25, 2015
This week, the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of many of the world’s largest leading electronics companies — including Apple, Cisco, Dell, Eastman Kodak, HP,...
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, February 25, 2015
On Tuesday, Sustainable Brands joined a couple hundred Walmart team members and industry influencers at Walmart’s eCommerce headquarters in San Bruno, CA to learn about an important milestone on the...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, February 25, 2015
Unilever UK and Greenredeem, which rewards people for everyday conscious actions (similar to the UK equivalent of Recyclebank), have announced a partnership aimed at increasing recycling rates and...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, February 25, 2015
Mars Chocolate UK and Fairtrade Foundation have extended their partnership to source Fairtrade-certified cocoa for MARS® Bars in the United Kingdom and Ireland by October 2015.Mars is the first UK...
Products and Design
by Malaika Thorne, February 25, 2015
Once companies tackle the low-hanging fruit of operational improvement — carbon footprints, energy-efficiency retrofits and waste reduction — they are ready to address deeper sustainability...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, February 24, 2015
Today, the adidas Group announced that in 2014, it sourced more than 30 percent of all of its cotton as Better Cotton, exceeding the originally planned 25 percent target. This marks the sportswear...
The Next Economy
by Lucas Simons, February 24, 2015
Thick clouds of smoke, a suffocating heat. Forests, lush and green and bustling with all types of life, reduced to burned land and ashes. In Indonesia, in the 1997-98 fires, approximately 10 million...
Supply Chain
by Caitlin Kauffman, February 24, 2015
Last week, Safeway and Fair Trade USA announced a partnership to launch Fair Trade Certified™ seafood into the North American market. The program addresses both social and environmental...
Products and Design
by Hannah Ritchie, February 24, 2015
L-R: Mart and Rob Drake-Knight | Image credit: RapanuiAs more and more brands begin to tout their sustainability credentials, increasingly savvy and conscientious shoppers are looking for companies...
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