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Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, July 30, 2015
Capping a decade of success employing people with criminal backgrounds and upending expectations in the bread category, Dave’s Killer Bread (DKB) this week launched the newly formed Dave’s Killer...
New Metrics
by Mike Hower, July 30, 2015
UPS logged 154 million miles in 2014 toward its goal of driving 1 billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet by the end of 2017 — an almost threefold increase from 2013,...
Organizational Change
by Brynn McNally, July 30, 2015
The UK-based Co-operative Bank has published its first Values and Ethics report, highlighting its significant environmental achievements, along with progress against its customer-led Ethical Policy,...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, July 30, 2015
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), a coalition of 300 investors with assets under management of over $100 billion, along with Calvert Investments and Christian Brothers...
New Metrics
by Brynn McNally, July 30, 2015
The Carbon Trust announced Monday it is piloting a new Water Footprint label and certification scheme. It is now inviting businesses to certify their water use assessments with the scheme, using the...
Cleantech
by Brynn McNally, July 29, 2015
On Tuesday, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) launched a multimillion-dollar media campaign against the EPA’s proposal to restrict ground-level ozone pollution limits. The new ads...
Supply Chain
by Sheila Shayon, July 29, 2015
This week, a comprehensive special report in The New York Times detailed the very bottom of a systemic epidemic of human rights violations in global supply chains.There are 35.8 million people...
Marketing and Comms
by Brynn McNally, July 29, 2015
Motivating the public to participate in a campaign can be challenging, especially when it involves changing behaviors or contemplating a social ill that’s more pleasant to forget. But lest society...
Products and Design
by Brynn McNally, July 29, 2015
Two major American automakers have formed innovative partnerships aimed at producing vehicles with lighter and more sustainable materials.First, Ford is in search of a sustainable alternative to...
Products and Design
by Matthew Yeomans, July 29, 2015
We live in an era of such dramatic, technology-enabled change that it’s hard, sometimes, to get a real handle on just how important the latest new platform or digital business trend will be.When it...
The Next Economy
by Maxine Perella, July 29, 2015
The European Commission is expected to unveil its revised Circular Economy Package this autumn – an occasion that will mark the first significant piece of policy intervention in this space. The...
Waste Not
by Brynn McNally, July 28, 2015
A new study published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology highlights the progress of the notoriously water-consumptive almond industry in becoming carbon-emission neutral or even carbon negative....
Brand Innovation
by Brynn McNally, July 28, 2015
This week, Bank of America (BoA) pledged to expand its $50 billion investment in low-carbon business to $125 billion by 2025, signaling its leadership in environmental finance.BoA’s environmental...
Products and Design
by Brynn McNally, July 28, 2015
A new technology from a Bangalore-based scientist promises a cost-effective way to deliver clean drinking water by harnessing moisture from the atmosphere. The patented ‘Rain Tunnel Technology’ has...
Collaboration
by Brynn McNally, July 28, 2015
Yesterday marked the launch of the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, uniting 13 of the largest U.S. companies in pledging a collective $140 billion of low-carbon investments in the global...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, July 28, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday pledged to construct half a million new solar panels within her first four years of taking office, Reuters reports.Clinton called for a...
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, July 28, 2015
Sustainability reporting isn’t easy, and it’s rarely cheap. Large companies may have the finances and dedicated staffs to develop custom sustainability software, but small businesses often must make...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, July 27, 2015
As only 15 percent of clothes, shoes and accessories are recycled each year — with the remaining 85 percent, 10.5 million tons, ending up in landfills — more and more apparel brands (including H&...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 27, 2015
Today, the US Department of State released its 2015 Global Trafficking in Persons Report, which places countries onto one of three tiers based on the extent of their efforts to comply with “minimum...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 27, 2015
Procter & Gamble (P&G) Fabric Care has announced a new initiative that will see 230 million bottles of flagship brands such as Ariel, Dash, Lenor and Unstopables made out of Post-Consumer...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, July 27, 2015
More than three-quarters of consumers claim that environmentally-sound packaging has​ an influence on the beverage brand they buy, according to ​a new global survey of some 6,000 consumers across 12...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, July 26, 2015
This is the latest in a series of posts in which we will poll our global community of business leaders and practitioners — the “SB Vanguard” — on a variety of issues pertinent to the evolving...
ICT and Big Data
by Mike Hower, July 24, 2015
Information technology company TruValue Labs has announced a major update to Insight360, a technology-based platform offering real-time environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and sustainability...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, July 24, 2015
At a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff committed Brazil to an agreement for both countries to obtain up to 20 percent of...
Supply Chain
by Brynn McNally, July 24, 2015
If you’re a small-scale designer or apparel brand, managing your supply chain efficiently and sustainably can be a challenge.  MadeRight, a startup that recently launched out of Y Combinator,...
ICT and Big Data
by Brynn McNally, July 24, 2015
As water-dependent companies seek to cut their usage and survive through punishing droughts, Costco is finding solutions with the help of the latest computing technologies – the cloud, data...
Supply Chain
by Sheila Shayon, July 24, 2015
Farmers have tilled the soil - turning it as preparation for planting - for millennia. But that legacy is under scrutiny today as “soil health” has entered the vernacular – at least amongst people...
New Metrics
by John Kazer, July 24, 2015
Like most British people, I enjoy a nice cup of tea. And like most practitioners of life cycle assessment (a far smaller group), I’m very interested in understanding the full impact of the products I...
Behavior Change
by Scott Boylston, July 23, 2015
“Intrinsic growth of what is already in the organism, or more accurately of what is the organism itself ... self-actualization is growth-motivated rather than deficiency-motivated.” — Abraham...
Marketing and Comms
by Julian Borra, July 23, 2015
LAG:A period of time: a noticeable delay between action and reaction – Failing to keep up with another or others in movement or developmentJAG: A short period of overindulgence in an...
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