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Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, October 10, 2014
The search is on for fashion or textile designers that can show their flair for sustainable fashion; the brand new SCAP Extending the Life of Clothes Design Awards (SCAP ELC Awards) is...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Tamay Kiper, October 10, 2014
On Wednesday, I had the pleasure to attend Metrics that Matter, Messages that Motivate — Making the Right Case for Sustainability in Healthcare, an event hosted by The Wharton Initiative for Global...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, October 10, 2014
By sharing a pool of kegs rather than owning their own, over 200 leading craft brewers have helped reduce their collective carbon footprint by over 3 million kg of CO2e in 2013. These findings, based...
Marketing and Comms
by Mike Hower, October 10, 2014
Transportation Network Company (TNC) Uber has received an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the lowest possible rating given by the organization. The failing rating largely was...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, October 10, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named The Home Depot a 2014 WaterSense Partner of the Year for its commitment to water efficiency and efforts to educate Americans about WaterSense...
New Metrics
by Andy Whitman, October 10, 2014
The Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences announced its initial, successful fielding of the Vital Capital Index for Dairy Agriculture (VCI) with the Agri-Mark dairy cooperative, best...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, October 9, 2014
With the annual International Uzbek Cotton and Textile Fair scheduled for October 14th and 15th in Tashkent, retailers and apparel brands are taking action to prevent Uzbek cotton from...
Blog
by Dimitar Vlahov, October 9, 2014
 “Don’t fight forces, use them.” — Buckminster FullerAt Sustainable Brands, we believe — with a level of passion typical of unabashed optimists — that sustainability can be one of the few most...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, October 9, 2014
Following an extensive multimedia Greenpeace campaign, LEGO published a statement this morning committing to "not renew the co-promotion contract with Shell." The decision comes a month...
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, October 9, 2014
Goodyear has launched a new fuel-efficient long haul drive tire that improves highway fuel economy by an average of 2 percent compared to the Michelin X Line Energy D, the next most fuel efficient...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, October 9, 2014
Nearly nine in ten (86%) current CEOs and future business leaders believe businesses should have a social purpose, but just a fifth of the younger generation agrees they are doing so, according to a...
Brand Innovation
by Tamay Kiper, October 9, 2014
Wolff Olins and Flamingo’s Game Changers series is an annual exploration of what’s driving change in the world of brands. The latest Game Changers report, The New Mainstream, looks at the evolving...
Chemistry and Materials
by Hannah Ritchie, October 8, 2014
The Clorox Company — a multinational leading manufacturer of top-selling cleaning and personal care products — has announced the launch of its Clorox Preferred Ingredient Calculator. The company has...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, October 8, 2014
In front of hundreds of associates, suppliers and nonprofit organizations at its Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting on Monday, Walmart announced its commitment to create a more sustainable food...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, October 8, 2014
At the SXSW Eco conference in Austin, TX, SolarCity and Honda today announced a renewal of their partnership with a new fund expected to finance $50 million in solar projects. The commitment is aimed...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, October 8, 2014
Washington, D.C.-based clean energy company Arcadia Power has become the first nationwide clean energy B Corporation after meeting the rigorous social, environmental and legal standards of B Lab....
Brand Innovation
by Hannah Ritchie, October 8, 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed last week that his company’s new headquarters in Cupertino, California would be the “greenest building on the planet.”Speaking at Climate Week NYC, when asked about Apple’s...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, October 8, 2014
Ford Motor Company has begun installing 25,000 new LED fixtures to replace traditional high-intensity discharge and fluorescent lights, at its manufacturing facilities across the globe. The new...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, October 7, 2014
DuPont and Procter & Gamble (P&G) have announced a collaboration to use cellulosic ethanol in North American Tide® laundry detergent, an industry first. Tide Cold Water will be the first...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, October 7, 2014
One of the UK’s leading bioplastics developers, Biome Bioplastics, has launched a new plant-based material for the 3D printing industry. Biome says its Biome3D, made from plant starches, is...
ICT and Big Data
by Mike Hower, October 7, 2014
The U.S. Water Partnership has launched H2infO — a new web platform that offers the global community simple online access to a growing library of U.S.-generated water data and knowledge.H2infO...
Chemistry and Materials
by Mike Hower, October 7, 2014
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has published a new guide designed to help chemical industry customers and stakeholders make more informed, sustainable choices.Life...
Business Models
by Jennifer Elks, October 6, 2014
A coalition of the world’s biggest companies has launched a global digital platform to drive conversation and momentum around sustainability — and to help reach the ever-elusive goal of making...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, October 6, 2014
As Julia Roberts (as “Mother Nature”) chillingly points out at the end of her rant against the human race in Conservation International (CI)’s new Nature Is Speaking campaign: “I am prepared to...
Products and Design
by Erol Odabasi, October 6, 2014
It’s that time of year: vaccine season — your local hospital is probably already advertising free flu shots. But this fall, something’s different. If your provider is like the 300 global healthcare...
Startups
by Hannah Ritchie, October 6, 2014
For most people with skin problems, the solution is to try every possible remedy and product out there until they find one that works. But when the alternatives don’t work, some enterprising patients...
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, October 6, 2014
Boll & Branch, makers of socially conscious home textiles, has announced that its full line of products — including bed sheet sets, duvets, shams and bed covers — will be the first of their kind...
Brand Innovation
by Mike Hower, October 6, 2014
Avery Dennison RBIS, a global provider of apparel branding, labeling, packaging, embellishments and RFID solutions, celebrated the opening of its Los Angeles-based Customer Design and Innovation...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, October 6, 2014
Are you daunted by the GRI G4 requirement of engaging stakeholders to determine materiality for sustainability reporting? Convetit, a new online stakeholder engagement platform, is offering a...
Leadership
by Simon Robinson, October 6, 2014
I’ve been having some great conversations recently on the theme of transformational leadership with some very amazing people, and these conversations have triggered a few thoughts I would like to...

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