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Collaboration
by Mike Hower, November 10, 2014
Danielle Dahan has been named the Grand Prize winner of this year’s Climate CoLab, a project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that uses online contests to find innovative, new ways...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, November 10, 2014
California’s recent ban on single-use plastic bags has, as one might expect, led to a boom for reusable bag manufacturers in the Golden State. One manufacturer, Earthwise Bag Company, says it...
Cleantech
by Namrita Kapur, November 10, 2014
In our inaugural post on the business-policy nexus, Tom Murray highlighted the implementation of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan as an opportunity for companies to be leaders. Why should...
Organizational Change
by Chris Oestereich, November 7, 2014
John Meynard Keynes once said: “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.” I think most business...
New Metrics
by Mike Hower, November 7, 2014
Conservation impact investing totaled approximately $23 billion in the five-year period from 2009 to 2013, according to a new report by EKO Asset Management Partners and The Nature Conservancy’s...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, November 7, 2014
Microsoft, Siemens and FuelCell Energy have come together to build what they claim is the first zero-carbon, waste-to-energy data center in the U.S.Microsoft's data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming uses...
Leadership
by Veronica Recanati, November 6, 2014
On Wednesday afternoon, Witold Henisz, presented his recent book, Corporate Diplomacy: Building Reputations and Relationships with External Stakeholders, offers corporate leaders a framework to...
Organizational Change
by Veronica Recanati, November 6, 2014
Karen Little, Director of Development at Kiva, and Ann Ewasechko, Global Manager of Strategic Partnerships & Innovation in Education at HP, discussed the great success of their joint social...
Blog
by Sally Uren, November 6, 2014
And the third morning of SB London picked up where the second one ended. Another great speaker line-up featuring some well-known brands including Sky, Philips, Kimberly-Clarke, Greenpeace and CDP,...
Business Models
by Maxine Perella, November 6, 2014
The circular economy and water stewardship dominated the morning’s agenda on the final day of SB ’14 London. After leading us through a host of thought-provoking plenary presentations Tuesday morning...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, November 6, 2014
Current and future leaders believe the most significant leadership challenge facing business today is the integration of sustainability into core business operations, according to a new study by BSR...
ICT and Big Data
by Mike Hower, November 6, 2014
EcoLab and Trucost on Wednesday launched a free new tool to help companies assess water-related risks in financial terms and enable more informed decision-making.The Water Risk Monetizer is the first...
Organizational Change
by David Harding-Brown, November 5, 2014
Julian Borra of the Thin Air Factory and Thomas Kolster, author of Goodvertising, provided another immensely entertaining and engaging presentation from SB ’14 London’s main stage in Tuesday’s...
Collaboration
by David Harding-Brown, November 5, 2014
Another Tuesday afternoon panel brought together a diverse team of industry figures who shared insights surrounding problems of deforestation and the measures that have been taken to halt the process...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Veronica Recanati, November 5, 2014
Martin Chilcott, CEO at 2degrees, led this Tuesday afternoon panel on how to engage young people in order to create social value.As Chilcott stated, future generations represent a key asset for...
Business Models
by Adam Tassle, November 5, 2014
On Tuesday at SB ’14 London, I was privileged to join Matt Loose and Zoe Arden of SustainAbility at their afternoon breakout workshop. They were presenting their recent publication Model Behavior,...
Behavior Change
by Adam Tassle, November 5, 2014
New at SB London this year was the Activation Hub — a dedicated space where attendees can come together to discuss themes from the conference, share knowledge, ask questions and get involved in...
Behavior Change
by Adam Tassle, November 5, 2014
On Tuesday afternoon, I joined three inspiring speakers at SB ’14 London to learn more on how to create lasting and impactful movements for social good. The session was hosted by Dan Burgess, who...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Veronica Recanati, November 5, 2014
Michael Dickstein, Global Sustainable Development Director at Heineken International, and Kirsten Barnhoorn, Heineken’s former global sustainability leader, led this interactive Q&A session...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, November 5, 2014
Two-thirds of the world's largest companies are reporting exposure to water risks, some of which have potential to limit growth, according to a new report by CDP. The news comes amid mounting...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, November 5, 2014
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has announced that its membership has overwhelmingly approved global Principles and Criteria for defining sustainable beef and sustainable beef...
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, November 5, 2014
Timberland has announced a collaboration with tire manufacturer and distributor Omni United to create the first tires ever purposely designed to be recycled into footwear outsoles after their journey...
Behavior Change
by Michelle Gallant, November 5, 2014
A collaborative business effort, led by UK charity Business in the Community, brought together representatives from business and Government to tackle energy efficiency in the home.The fortnight...
Organizational Change
by Maxine Perella, November 5, 2014
As Marks & Spencer’s Plan A programme moves into a new phase — that of engagement — the company’s director of sustainable business, Mike Barry took to the stage Tuesday evening at SB ’14...
Brand Innovation
by Maxine Perella, November 5, 2014
In her opening address Tuesday at SB ’14 London, Sustainable Brands founder KoAnn Skrzyniarz confronted the audience with a challenge: Reimagine what an economy might look like if it was based on...
ICT and Big Data
by Millie Lapidario, November 4, 2014
U.S. companies are tracking sustainability data more than ever before, but according to a new report, the software tools they use are subpar. The ReScore Project Group, a team of graduates from...
Collaboration
by Veronica Recanati, November 4, 2014
During the bustling lunch hour on Tuesday in the Activation Hub at SB ’14 London, HP hosted a Living Progress Exchange (LPX) session that was going on concurrently online via a Convetit ThinkThank.HP...
Blog
by Sally Uren, November 4, 2014
The first morning of SB London featured some excellent speakers and stories, from Lyf Shoes’ Aly Khalifa to Michael Dickstein from Heineken to B&Q’s Chris Moss. Between them, this brilliant...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, November 4, 2014
Age is less of a factor than widely thought when it comes to workplace preferences in the U.S., according to a new workplace strategy report by CBRE Group.The study found that, while current...
Collaboration
by Veronica Recanati, November 4, 2014
Virginie Helias, Global Sustainability Director at Procter & Gamble, opened this Monday afternoon session talking about how to bridge the existing gap between marketing and sustainability.P&G...

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