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New Metrics
by Mike Hower, April 14, 2014
PepsiCo, Unilever, Heineken and more than 50 other members of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform have developed the world’s first industry-aligned Farmer Self-Assessment (FSA) of...
Collaboration
by Aarthi Rayapura, April 11, 2014
This week, Nestlé, General Mills, M&S and other global brands committed to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), along with 27 other organizations including FEMSA Foundation, Water Footprint...
Behavior Change
by Jennifer Elks, April 11, 2014
This week, the Nature Conservancy released the results of the first global survey to capture not only how much time kids spend outside, but also parents’ perspectives on the importance and benefits...
Marketing and Comms
by Aarthi Rayapura, April 10, 2014
A recent study by brand comparison website Rank a Brand shows discrepancies in sustainability talk and action in the fashion industry. The report finds that while fashion brands are tackling...
The Next Economy
by Mark McElroy, April 10, 2014
Late last month, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) announced their signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in...
Products and Design
by Jennifer Elks, April 10, 2014
Today, Timberland released its 2013 CSR Report, which reports the company’s progress against four key pillars identified as priorities for the brand: product, climate, factories and service. From...
New Metrics
by Ory Zik, April 10, 2014
Integrated reporting is the core of corporate sustainability. It is critical to organizations communicating their value creation over time and acts as a benchmark for future progress. Global brands...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Claire Sommer, April 10, 2014
In earlier articles, I asked whether consumers will back up brands that makes decisions “because it’s the right thing to do” over pure profit motives.My bet is that these decisions will be rewarded...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, April 9, 2014
Unilever announced today that all of its European factories have joined those in North America in achieving zero non-hazardous waste to landfill. Along with similar achievements in countries from...
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, April 9, 2014
Microsoft recently introduced Windows in the Car, which helps car makers and suppliers capitalize on the Internet of Things by integrating computer systems in vehicles.Announced last week at the...
Waste Not
by Jennifer Elks, April 9, 2014
According to the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), the global production of biofuels has increased by over 600 percent in a decade, to more than 100 billion litres in 2011. Sounds like good...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, April 9, 2014
A Costa Rican coffee farmer’s son, an ex-lawyer turned coffee farmer, and a successful entrepreneur came together and created a partnership built on the idea of making a difference in the coffee...
Collaboration
by Aarthi Rayapura, April 9, 2014
A £31 million, pan-European deal has been struck to make hydrogen vehicles a viable and environmentally friendly choice for motorists across Europe. Coordinated by the Mayor of London's Office, the...
Chemistry and Materials
by Jennifer Elks, April 8, 2014
As consumers and regulators escalate demand for safer consumer products, Avon announced last week it will phase out the toxic chemical triclosan — a commonly used antimicrobial agent found in color...
Chemistry and Materials
by Aarthi Rayapura, April 8, 2014
Corn may soon join the ranks of cotton and wool in the natural fiber world: A team at the University of Nebraska's Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design is busy at work developing...
Behavior Change
by Jennifer Elks, April 8, 2014
After a recent rash of new commitments from a number of its fellow consumer goods giants and a number of not-so-subtle hints from Greenpeace (including a high-profile protest at the company’s...
Organizational Change
by Jennifer Elks, April 8, 2014
Terracycle has been making it easy for people and businesses throughout North America to reduce consumer product waste through its dozens of “Brigades” that collect previously non-recyclable or hard...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, April 8, 2014
Tesla Motors sold 1,493 Model S sedans in Norway last month, breaking the Scandinavian country’s all-time vehicle sales record, The Wall Street Journal reports. This was more than double its...
Startups
by Jennifer Elks, April 7, 2014
By-product synergy is a win-win strategy that a growing number of organizations across a variety of industries and sectors are wisely incorporating: NYC is using food waste to heat homes; Milwaukee...
The Next Economy
by Jacquelyn Ottman, April 10, 2014
In 1988, my antenna tweaked toward an emerging trend soon to be called ‘green consumerism.’  A hole in the ozone layer was discovered over Antarctica, nightly newscasts tracked the daily...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, April 7, 2014
Southwest Airlines has announced a multi-year commitment to Placemaking — a movement that reimagines public spaces as the heart of every community.Through the Southwest Airlines Heart of the...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, April 7, 2014
General Motors, Samsung and Best Buy are among the 127 organizations to receive 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Awards, which the Environmental Protection Agency awards to organizations that...
Behavior Change
by Jennifer Elks, April 7, 2014
Western seafood lovers may begin to notice a change in the availability of some of their favorite fish varieties as a result of a number of new restrictions placed on commercial fishing in recent...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, April 4, 2014
SC Johnson announced this week that it achieved zero waste-to-landfill status at its eighth global manufacturing facility, demonstrating progress toward its ambitious goal of reducing its global...
Collaboration
by Mike Tournier, April 4, 2014
Recent studies have shown that demand from consumers and clients for sustainable businesses is on the rise. The benefits from investing in sustainable development projects can increase your brand...
Business Models
by Aarthi Rayapura, April 4, 2014
Tabasco, a brand synonymous with chili sauce, knows what it takes to sustain flavor and success. A family-owned business since 1868, the sauce — known by locals as “Cajun ketchup” — is made on Avery...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, April 4, 2014
Lowe's has been ordered to pay $18 million for illegally disposing hazardous waste, including pesticides, batteries, fluorescent bulbs and other toxic materials, as a result of a civil enforcement...
Chemistry and Materials
by Jennifer Elks, April 3, 2014
Sustainable cleaning products giant Ecover announced this week it is developing an algae-based laundry liquid as part of its goal to cut the use of palm oil in all of its products.Palm oil has become...
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, April 3, 2014
Philips has designed its new 40-Watt LED lightbulb to resemble a traditional incandescent bulb, while saving significant energy and lasting up to 25,000 hours.Traditional incandescent bulbs continue...
Startups
by Mike Hower, April 3, 2014
Animal and plant nutrients company EnviroFlight has developed a system that turns the by-product from breweries, ethanol production, and pre-consumer food waste into a feedstock for Black Soldier Fly...

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