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Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, February 23, 2018
Aquafil and H&M have joined forces to make sustainable fashion mainstream through the H&M Conscious Exclusive collection. The partnership marks the first time that the Conscious Exclusive...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, February 23, 2018
In a bid to scale product transparency, chemicals management innovator Toxnot and transparency and regenerative design leader International Living Future Institute (ILFI) have embarked on a new...
Business Case
by Andy Last, February 23, 2018
In the din of companies and brands shouting about the good they’re doing, ‘purposewash’ is overtaking ‘greenwash’ as the default accusation of corporate hypocrisy. Thirty years ago, Chevron was one...
Waste Not
by John Hoekstra, February 22, 2018
Across the globe, about 50 percent of CO2 emissions are tied to materials — goods that often produce a significant amount of physical and financial waste. The United Nations estimates that the 41.8...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, February 22, 2018
A first-of-its-kind research project led by Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) in partnership with Fashion Revolution and C&A Foundation gives the most comprehensive picture yet of the living and...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, February 22, 2018
In response to growing demand for sustainable apparel products, Kering and London College of Fashion, UAL (LCF) are launching the world’s first open-access digital course in luxury fashion and...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Robert Schermers, February 22, 2018
 "We want to create "radical impact", as we like to call it: create access to better quality coffee than the one sold by the leading multinationals and make sure that the people growing our...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 21, 2018
A lot of pro-environmental messages suggest that people will feel guilty if they don’t make an effort to live more sustainably or takes steps to ameliorate climate change. But a recent study...
Marketing and Comms
by Jennifer Kongs, February 21, 2018
Back in the early days of corporate philanthropy, companies typically selected causes to support based on the personal interests of the chairman — or the chairman’s wife! — with little or no regard...
Behavior Change
by Daniel Matthews, February 21, 2018
The more mature you get, the more you start to understand that the little, normal things you do and the routines you follow make a big impact over time. Leave the water running while you’re brushing...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 20, 2018
Kashi continues to expand its Certified Transitional portfolio, announcing that with the support of consumers, it will now source Certified Transitional ingredients from more than 4,200 acres of...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, February 20, 2018
Without a uniform, universally accepted and publicly available measurement methodology, companies large and small wanting to eradicate the pay gap are often left wondering where to start. A new...
Organizational Change
by Cory Searcy, February 20, 2018
Business is increasingly aligning its activities with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A recent report shows that 43 percent of the world’s largest 250 companies are now...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Daniel Persica, February 19, 2018
Imagine a drone, hovering high above your home. A package is released from its clutches and gently drifts to the ground, aided by a parachute. And just like that, the package you ordered only 30...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 19, 2018
A shift in consumer awareness around sustainability is causing a surge in demand for plant-based proteins — an emerging market opportunity that global food companies won’t want to miss. Prepared by...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, February 19, 2018
Single-use plastics continue to lose their appeal as the global community rallies around the concept of a circular economy. The UK, in particular, is taking the lead, setting a new standard for both...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, February 19, 2018
As increasing emphasis is being placed on circularity, the concept of planned obsolescence is being called into question. While it has long been criticized by consumers, brands and governments are...
Leadership
by Devin Morrissey, February 19, 2018
For Big Oil and lobbyists of legislative bodies, money talks. Unfortunately, keeping investors and corporate bigwigs happy often takes precedence over any environmental concerns. Trying to effect...
Finance & Investment
by Tom Szaky, February 16, 2018
Financing tends to be on the top of the list of hurdles for sustainable companies looking to scale. A business does not survive on a mission alone, and in order to generate profits and revenue, it...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 16, 2018
Climate and development standard and certification body Gold Standard and WWF Switzerland have published a new report that seeks to help the private sector define and deliver ambitious...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, February 16, 2018
Primark, a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, has developed a new online tool that is helping usher in a new era of transparency for the retailer. The Global Sourcing Map allows consumers...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, February 15, 2018
Plastic packaging continues on its downward spiral as supermarkets, government and even the Queen begin to explore more sustainable alternatives. Kiwi supermarket chain New World is setting a new...
Walking the Talk
by Dr. John Izzo, February 15, 2018
This is the third in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find...
Marketing and Comms
by Michael Laermann, February 15, 2018
Confronted with an ever-growing demand for transparency and materiality, companies need to find an adequate format to publish both financial and pre-financial information to their stakeholders in an...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, February 14, 2018
In a bid to build trust into our systems and society, Unilever has announced a new commitment to cut investment in platforms that breed division in society — and is challenging the rest of the...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, February 14, 2018
Building on the success of its “Good Odds” spots released during the Super Bowl, in which it highlighted the real-life story of Canadian Para-alpine skier Lauren Woolstencroft, auto giant Toyota has...
Organizational Change
by Renee Henze, February 14, 2018
Sustainable production standards for clothing continue to rise, with attention to sustainable materials and practices becoming a more integral part of the global apparel industry. In an effort to...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 14, 2018
Growing consumer demand for apparel and consumer products made in socially and environmentally responsible ways continues to drive companies away from a business-as-usual model. But corporate...
Supply Chain
by Nithin Coca, February 13, 2018
Supply chains are making headlines once again — and for all the wrong reasons. Over the past year, we’ve seen stories about rampant health and labor violations concerning an Apple supplier in China,...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, February 13, 2018
Coinciding with New York Fashion Week, Unilever and global thrift retailer Savers announced a new partnership to draw attention to the issue of clothing waste. As they say, timing is everything. The...
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