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Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, September 30, 2016
H&M and WWF have joined forces on a children’s collection featuring realistic prints of iconic animals at risk. For every item sold, 10 percent of the sales price will be donated to support WWF’s...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, September 30, 2016
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition and The Recycling Partnership have teamed up to increase recovery of quality recyclables in the U.S. through a new initiative called ASTRX – Applying Systems...
Waste Not
by Tom Szaky, September 30, 2016
Competitive school science fairs are a motif in the grade school education story. Often requiring a significant investment on the part of parents, the circumstances in which students must produce a...
ICT and Big Data
by Hannah Furlong, September 29, 2016
Following numerous reports of slave labor in seafood supply chains, traceability seems to have (finally) become a priority for the industry. More and more digital solutions have been emerging: last...
Brand Innovation
by Brynn McNally, September 29, 2016
The “musical chairs of leadership” can be a huge obstacle to embedding sustainability in the private sector. An average CMO remains in position for just 18 months, Thomas Kolster, aka “Mr....
Chemistry and Materials
by Carly Griggs, September 29, 2016
We currently produce enough plastic to wrap Denmark in plastic film every day of the year all year round. This was just one of the shocking facts revealed by Sofus Midtgaard – Managing Partner &...
Business Models
by Rachel Griner, September 29, 2016
"What's your favorite sustainable development goal?" joked John Elkington, the writer, thinker and serial entrepreneur who coined the triple bottom line concept in 1997, who moderated a Tuesday panel...
The Next Economy
by Vigil Yu, September 29, 2016
In the midst of talks on “marketing,” “driving business forward” and “creating competitive advantages” this week at SB’16 Copenhagen, Sirikul “Nui” Laukaikul - founder of the Brandbeing Consultant...
New Metrics
by Rachel Griner, September 29, 2016
There’s a new wave of research that is measuring whether companies’ purpose matches their actions. What it’s found my not be surprising: Globally, there is a purpose-action gap among corporate brands...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Brynn McNally, September 29, 2016
“Purpose is like Pokémon - everybody is chasing it and nobody knows why,” “Mr. Goodvertising,” Thomas Kolster, mused at the start of the Tuesday morning plenary session at SB’16 Copenhagen....
Organizational Change
by Coro Strandberg, September 29, 2016
“Our organization is totally supportive of sustainability as long as nothing else comes up or it doesn’t interfere with something the Executive wants to do!” Hands up if you have heard this before....
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, September 28, 2016
This morning, from the main stage at SB’16 Copenhagen, Carlsberg’s Sustainability Director, Simon Hoffmeyer Boas, unveiled the brewer’s latest design for its Green Fiber Bottle. As part of the work...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, September 28, 2016
Renewable diesel and materials producer Neste and spoken word artist Prince Ea have unveiled the latest collaboration in their Pre-order the Future project, this time with a film that...
Collaboration
by Sustainability ..., September 28, 2016
In 1908, Dr. Kikunae Ikeda changed the culinary world forever when he discovered umami as the fifth basic taste (along with sweet, salty, sour and bitter). Aspiring to foster healthy lifestyles and “...
Marketing and Comms
by Vigil Yu, September 28, 2016
On Tuesday morning, over breakfast at SB’16 Copenhagen, Filip Engel, head of DONG Energy Group Sustainability, and Ryan Belle from VRScout showed us virtual reality’s (VR) transformational power in...
Products and Design
by Hannah Furlong, September 28, 2016
Collaborative consumption, also called the sharing economy, is expected to continue growing as a trend, particularly as digital technology makes sharing marketplaces more commonplace and accessible....
Leadership
by Melanie Vella, September 27, 2016
In this volatile time of unceasing change, the opening night plenary presentations at SB’16 Copenhagen explored the characteristics an organisation needs to not just be resilient, but be ‘fit’ for...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, September 27, 2016
Despite international efforts to curb climate change, communities and companies alike need to prepare for the impacts of a changing climate. With this in mind, The White House has launched a new...
New Metrics
by Daniel Espeland, September 27, 2016
“For many organizations, the largest challenge is to implement sustainable initiatives.” So stated Daniela Pigosso, co-founder of management consultant firm Essensus, as we began one of the...
Behavior Change
by Melanie Vella, September 27, 2016
In a rich and fascinating afternoon workshop on Monday, behavioural design experts Sille Krukow and Teis Andres of Krukow Behavioural Consulting explored their theory and tools on how conscientious...
Marketing and Comms
by Carly Griggs, September 27, 2016
“The sustainability movement has been slowly gaining momentum, but I think we would all agree that it isn’t moving fast enough and the world we live in can’t afford for us to continue moving at the...
Leadership
by Rachel Griner, September 27, 2016
What is the most effective way to lead change? Some would argue for a top-down approach focused on execution, while others believe in an intrinsic, sense-and-respond style. For Leith Sharp, director...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, September 27, 2016
Business must adopt a new mindset to move the world away from its collision course with the “Sixth Extinction" and onto a path of sustainability, acclaimed speaker and author John Elkington...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, September 26, 2016
A data-driven modeling tool is helping cities – including San Francisco – reach their sustainability goals by outlining which technologies will provide the greatest impact. According to a study...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, September 26, 2016
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has announced a new digital ‘Global Solutions Platform’ to engage business students to support the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or...
The Next Economy
by Kerry Duggan, September 26, 2016
I first witnessed Sustainable Brands descend on Detroit in April — flanked by Diego Rivera’s famous mural, Industry, at the Detroit Institute of Arts — when it announced that in 2017, the SB flagship...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, September 23, 2016
In 2011, Target set a goal for its entire fresh and frozen seafood assortment to be sustainable, traceable, or in a time-bound improvement process by the end of 2015. Through a partnership with...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, September 23, 2016
“The activist company” Patagonia is making donations, hosting events and stressing the importance of local- and state-level voting in a $1 million push to combat apathy and ‘get out the green vote.’...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, September 23, 2016
British creative consultancy Radley Yeldar (RY) has launched the 2016 Fit for Purpose index, ranking the world’s most socially, environmentally and economically purposeful companies. The...
Supply Chain
by Hannah Furlong, September 22, 2016
On Wednesday, a federal court ruled in favor of the U.S. Forest Service regarding the lawsuit filed by environmental groups that sought to halt Nestlé Waters North America’s water-bottling operations...
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