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Business Case
by Coro Strandberg, December 15, 2017
Grim climate change reality: The seas are rising. Terrifying hurricanes regularly raze vast, inhabited areas. And wildfires are flaring up more frequently and causing massive damage: The US...
Walking the Talk
by Cristian Barcan, December 15, 2017
Sustainability matters, but why does it matter to your business? The vinyl industry began our sustainability journey with the recognition that meeting the needs of a fast-growing population will...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, December 15, 2017
IBM has announced that it is teaming up with Walmart, JD.com and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies to launch a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance to enhance...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, December 15, 2017
JUST Capital, a nonprofit research organization, and Forbes have released the 2017 edition of the JUST 100 List, which ranks publicly traded companies in the US on their performance to act on the...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, December 14, 2017
Provenance is leading a new collaboration of fintech startups to test whether blockchain technology can help unlock financial incentives that improve transparency and sustainability in supply chains...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, December 14, 2017
Sustainable products geeks rejoice, for 'tis once again the season of giving! And what better way to celebrate and participate than with gifts whose buying and giving creates more cheer, health,...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, December 14, 2017
Craft beer has taken off over the past five years, with the industry now boasting over 6,000 craft breweries in the US alone, 700 of which opened in the past year. In order to continue this momentum...
Marketing and Comms
by Alexandra Smith, December 14, 2017
Today’s customers are more cynical than ever when it comes to the intentions of big business. How do we create experiences for these customers that feel truly genuine? To Maria Moraes Robinson and...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Libby MacCarthy, December 13, 2017
Just one month after the launch of its new natural personal care product line ApotheCARE Essentials, Unilever has rolled out yet another responsible beauty brand: Love Beauty and Planet. And it’s...
Finance & Investment
by Libby MacCarthy, December 13, 2017
Climate risk poses a considerable threat to investors, who stand to lose millions If companies fail to address unsustainable elements in their supply chains. Yet despite growing pressure for action,...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, December 13, 2017
As an issue putting nearly a trillion dollars at risk, deforestation has quickly become a front-of-mind concern for businesses dependent on forest-risk commodities, such as timber, palm oil and cocoa...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, December 13, 2017
2017 was a big year for the circular economy, with innovative new products, initiatives and tech tools popping up almost daily, and making it easier than every for corporates and consumers alike to...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, December 12, 2017
The cocoa industry is undoubtedly changing for the better, but the road to a sustainable sector is a long one. According to industry experts, long-term, sustainable change can’t be made without...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, December 12, 2017
Furthering its mission to create a kinder, healthier world — one snack at a time — KIND has launched a new video campaign that explores the courage it takes to be kind towards strangers in...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, December 12, 2017
An estimated 150 million metric tons of plastic waste are in the ocean today and every year around eight million metric tons more are being added. Earlier this year, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, December 12, 2017
One year after the launch of the Courtauld Commitment 2025, WRAP has published its first Review of work underway in the food and beverage sector as a result of the voluntary agreement. The...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, December 12, 2017
Approximately 21 million Americans own woodlands in the United States. Collectively, these family-owned forests account for nearly 290 million acres, or more than one-third of U.S. forests — more...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, December 11, 2017
Digital news organization NowThis is rolling out a new food-focused channel that aims to explore food as it relates to culture and the environment. NowThis Food builds on the brand’s already...
Waste Not
by Libby MacCarthy, December 11, 2017
Circular principles continue to drive a more sustainable future, as the fashion, carpet and steel industries zero in on resource efficiency and innovative raw materials. Over the last decade, Eileen...
New Metrics
by Mark McElroy, December 11, 2017
At the closing of the New Metrics ‘17 conference in Philadelphia last month, attendees were asked: “What ‘New Metric’ will you go back and implement in 2017/2018?” The overriding response tabulated...
Business Case
by Bhaarat Verma, December 11, 2017
We live in an increasingly dynamic and interconnected world. Conflicts in the Middle East are causing demographic shifts in Europe, e-waste from the West is being recycled in Africa and emissions...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, December 8, 2017
A low-carbon future is our best bet at mitigating climate change, but eliminating the use of fossil fuels is unlikely to happen overnight. According to the International Energy Agency, the burning of...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Libby MacCarthy, December 8, 2017
Petroleum-based plastic’s time is running out as new, more sustainable material solutions emerge.  According to the International Air Transport Association, 5.2 million tons of waste were...
Waste Not
by Carrie Schuster, December 8, 2017
In northwestern Vermont, an innovative closed-loop recycling program is harnessing the synergy of a paper shredder, a paper maker and a paper distributor to provide real-time environmental metrics...
Collaboration
by Elim Sritaba, December 8, 2017
Recent climate change talks in Bonn drew to a close last week without major fanfare. However, despite no landmark announcements — such as that coming out of Paris after COP21 — it was nonetheless a...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, December 8, 2017
France has once again topped the Food Sustainability Index (FSI), an annual ranking of major countries on their commitment to food sustainability created by The Economist Intelligence Unit in...
Walking the Talk
by Libby MacCarthy, December 7, 2017
Outdoor retailer Patagonia is no stranger to throwing its weight behind worthy causes, particularly those aligned with its mission to “use business to inspire and implement solutions to the...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, December 7, 2017
Uncertain times are finally starting to take their toll — according to a new report from Ford, more than 60 percent of adults globally say they feel overwhelmed by the unrest, upheaval and other...
Marketing and Comms
by Tom Tapper, December 7, 2017
If I was given a dollar for every time I saw the Sustainable Development Goals’ multi-colored icon grid in a sustainability presentation, I would be a rich man. But the SDGs are a great example...
Behavior Change
by Daniel Matthews, December 7, 2017
Since 2015, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has been publishing its Chain Reaction report, produced in collaboration with Friends of the Earth, Consumers Union, Food Animal Concerns...
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