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Cleantech
by Hannah Furlong, August 27, 2015
President Obama made several announcements on Monday at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, mainly related to executive actions under the Clean Power Plan. New financial commitments...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Maxine Perella, August 27, 2015
As World Water Week draws to a close in Stockholm, Sweden, issues of gender equality have been brought into sharp focus with a growing acknowledgement among business leaders that the global water...
Collaboration
by Hannah Furlong, August 27, 2015
New research from international non-profit organization WorldFish makes a strong case for how to improve nutrition in Bangladesh. The study finds that there are significant health benefits associated...
Waste Not
by Hannah Furlong, August 27, 2015
You might already be using them in your garden or they might be fueling your commute — but now you can use them in your 3D printer: Coffee grounds seem to be wasted less and less by the day, thanks...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, August 27, 2015
The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to supply chain responsibility, on Wednesday announced the launch of a foreign...
Packaging
by Tom Szaky, August 27, 2015
A cloud seems to be looming over the recycling industry today. No matter where you turn, the reigning attitude seems about the same — the future of recycling is in trouble. Waste management companies...
Packaging
by Hannah Furlong, August 26, 2015
A recent report from Transparency Market Research revealed that sustainability awareness is driving the demand for paper packaging. Paper is the largest material type in the packaging market and is...
Marketing and Comms
by Coro Strandberg, August 26, 2015
Today the ethical consumer market hovers between 10 and 20 percent. These numbers haven’t moved much since the term was first popularized 25 years ago. Yet market researchers such as Edelman and...
Behavior Change
by Brynn McNally, August 26, 2015
Recent studies suggest consumers are increasingly motivated to buy sustainable products, especially the rising generation of socially motivated millennials — that’s the headline in the sustainable...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 26, 2015
With just less than 100 days until the UN’s Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris, where leaders from more than 190 countries will gather to discuss a potential new agreement on climate change,...
Chemistry and Materials
by Mike Hower, August 26, 2015
Seventh Generation, which makes eco-friendly household and personal care products, on Monday launched a new line of laundry and dishwasher detergents designed to save consumers energy and money,...
Products and Design
by Brynn McNally, August 25, 2015
From startup designers to major retailers, the fashion world continues to battle our culture of fast fashion and wasteful wardrobes with innovative designs and recycling efforts.First up, the world’s...
Supply Chain
by Brynn McNally, August 25, 2015
Coca-Cola announced today it is on track to meet its 2020 water replenishment goal five years ahead of schedule. The company expects it will safely replenish 100 percent of the water it uses in...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, August 25, 2015
Just in time for World Water Week, the Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into...
Behavior Change
by Brynn McNally, August 25, 2015
A coalition of British NGOs and businesses is collaborating on a call for concerted action to curb littering. In a letter to the Guardian, leaders from national companies such as the British Soft...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, August 25, 2015
TerraVerdae BioWorks, an industrial biotechnology company developing advanced bioplastics and environmentally sustainable biomaterials, announced Monday that it has successfully achieved key...
Business Models
by Hannah Ritchie, August 24, 2015
We have been following Chile-based startup Bureo from its launch in late 2013 to its first incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign last year. Now the company, which got its start upcycling plastic...
Startups
by Mike Hower, August 24, 2015
Two years ago, billionaire CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX visionary Elon Musk made headlines when he released designs for the ‘Hyperloop’ Transport System, which would be capable of rapidly...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, August 24, 2015
Imagine living in a luxurious circular skyscraper, with a breathtaking view and without electricity bills on the table. As futuristic as that my seem, it may not be too far off, according to Lennart...
Chemistry and Materials
by Brynn McNally, August 24, 2015
This week, researchers at George Washington University (GWU) unveiled a new method to convert carbon dioxide into nanoscale carbon fibers that may serve as valuable future building materials (think:...
Organizational Change
by Brynn McNally, August 21, 2015
A study published this month finds that the UK is the worst-performing European country in terms of food waste, while its leading waste-reduction charity, Waste and Resources Action Programme (...
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, August 21, 2015
Next month, H&M will introduce 16 new denim styles made using recycled cotton from textiles collected in the Garment Collecting initiative in H&M stores. The pieces for men, women and kids...
Waste Not
by Brynn McNally, August 21, 2015
The circular economy is launching into space. Researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina recently secured funding from NASA to create a closed-loop system on a spacecraft that could turn...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 21, 2015
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the standard-setting and certification organization for sustainable forestry, will host its 5th annual premier global business event in Durban, South Africa from...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, August 21, 2015
Amid growing concerns over escalating water scarcity and pollution risks, more than 60 leading North American and European institutional investors, collectively managing $2.6 trillion in assets, sent...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, August 21, 2015
Cochin International airport in Kochi, India has become the world’s first airport to completely operate on solar power, according to a recent announcement.The airport is powered by a 12 MWp solar...
Brand Innovation
by Cecilia Wandiga, August 20, 2015
Almost exactly 2 years ago I wrote about The True Cost of ‘Cheap.’ Last week a request came for more information: could you talk more about this issue and possible solutions?Two years ago I...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, August 20, 2015
Today, Fortune published its inaugural “Change the World” list of the top companies that are innovating business solutions to address complex social and environmental challenges. This list, developed...
ICT and Big Data
by Mike Hower, August 20, 2015
Google is testing a new online tool to help homeowners explore whether they should go solar, according to a recent blog post by the search giant.Now available in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fresno...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sheila Shayon, August 20, 2015
As climate issues, resource depletion and social issues begin to inform corporate strategy, brands need to communicate their values, experiences, and solutions. New crises demand new strategies, and...
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