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Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, January 11, 2017
Minority groups are usually the ones that have the most to lose when it comes to polluting fossil fuels, both in terms of their climate change and health-related risks. But with its Fueling U.S....
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, January 11, 2017
It takes a tremendous amount of energy to manufacture and power our devices, data centers and infrastructural needs. And with an energy footprint accounting for approximately 7% of global electricity...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, January 10, 2017
More than 530 companies and 100 investors – from iconic Fortune 500 firms to small family-owned businesses – are calling on the Trump administration and the new Congress to continue to support...
Business Models
by Ashwin Subramaniam, January 10, 2017
“I focused on making sure that sustainability is something which is integrated with day-to-day business planning systems rather than something just handled by a corporate group on the side,” says...
Startups
by Libby MacCarthy, January 10, 2017
Six African SMEs have been nominated as finalists for the African Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017, supported by the Rabobank Foundation. Out of the 51 projects from...
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, January 10, 2017
Two years after it pledged to eliminate artificial additives from its menu by the end of 2016, Panera Bread has released a new campaign in celebration of meeting its goal. The restaurant chain...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, January 9, 2017
Waste packaging and food leftovers from this Christmas alone will have cost councils £72 million1, according to new research from UK think tank Green Alliance. In England, local authorities...
Behavior Change
by Libby MacCarthy, January 9, 2017
The City of London broke its 2017 air pollution limits just five days into the new year, a whole three days ahead of its 2016 record. In response, Greenpeace enlisted the help of Mary Poppins to call...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sarah McAuley, January 9, 2017
The incoming administration has suggested it will take a sharp turn away from President Obama’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, causing uncertainty regarding the factors that have made...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, January 6, 2017
New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) warns that the UK risks failing to meet its climate obligations without the help of small businesses. FSB’s latest report, The Price of...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, January 6, 2017
Today, in response to a petition by 19 environmental and open-government groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released proposed regulations that will require natural gas processing plants...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, January 6, 2017
‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye is coming back to television this Spring – this time to put climate deniers in their place. In each episode of his new Netflix show, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” the...
Waste Not
by Libby MacCarthy, January 6, 2017
Today, approximately 40% of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste and 97% ends up in landfills. There it decomposes and produces methane gas — 25 times more harmful than CO2 as a greenhouse gas...
Cleantech
by Libby MacCarthy, January 5, 2017
Whether it be turning food scraps into cold-pressed juices or transforming PET waste into raw materials or converting beer waste water into batteries — just a few of the latest examples of the...
Cleantech
by Libby MacCarthy, January 5, 2017
With its potential to combat global climate change, the clean energy industry has experienced significant — and rapid — growth over the last decade. And according to the World Economic Forum, things...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, January 5, 2017
A new global consumer study from Unilever reveals fascinating insights regarding consumer interest in and commitment to sustainable products, as well as an over $1 trillion market opportunity for...
Leadership
by Sandja Brügmann, January 4, 2017
In a world where consumers are increasingly buying into brands that stand for more than just positive gains in profit, having the ability to clearly communicate your company’s social good efforts is...
Behavior Change
by Dr. John Izzo, January 4, 2017
Answer this question quickly without giving it much thought: Is the human species inherently a compassionate, constructive species destined to leave the Earth better than we found it? A quick perusal...
Collaboration
by Maxine Perella, January 4, 2017
There are an estimated 21 million victims of forced labour in the world today, with labour exploitation fast becoming the dominant form – in 2015, it overtook sexual exploitation for the first time...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, January 3, 2017
While plastic packaging has a reputation for being convenient, it presents a serious problem for the planet — and brands’ bottom lines. One-use plastic packaging currently accounts for over $80...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, January 3, 2017
Ford today detailed seven of the 13 new global electrified vehicles it plans to introduce in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the iconic F-150 pickup and Mustang in the U.S...
Cleantech
by Libby MacCarthy, January 3, 2017
The Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has awarded 2015 SBIO winner LanzaTech, a carbon-recycling company, $4 million to design and plan a demonstration-scale facility using...
Blog
by Andrew Winston, January 3, 2017
A new year. A much-needed chance to start fresh. Resolutions are fun, and I created my usual list of things such as writing more (day one, check!), putting my phone down when I’m with family,...
The Next Economy
by Andy Last, January 2, 2017
Can capitalism be ethical? This was the question asked by Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, in a recent lecture in Cambridge (part of Murray Edwards College’s Capitalism on the...
New Metrics
by Michael Laermann, January 2, 2017
The ESG ratings industry is in full transition. Driven by demand from institutional investors and the awakening of the retail investment market, asset managers increasingly consider environmental,...
Waste Not
by Libby MacCarthy, December 30, 2016
It’s no secret that the food industry struggles to control the vast amount of waste it generates. In the United States alone, 30-40 percent of the national food supply (roughly 52 million tons of...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, December 30, 2016
This week, Duke Energy Carolinas announced that it will invest nearly $1.4 million to help protect wildlife habitat and land conservation efforts in South Carolina into the foreseeable future. The...
ICT and Big Data
by Katie McBeth, December 30, 2016
Every 15 years, the United Nations gets together to determine its next steps in bettering the earth and the people on it. In late 2015, this took the form of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The...
Leadership
by Libby MacCarthy, December 29, 2016
According to a new report by Germany’s Öko-Institut, Europe has its work cut out for it if it intends to stop the planet’s temperature rising above the two-degree limit agreed upon by world leaders...
Leadership
by Libby MacCarthy, December 29, 2016
In collaboration with Climate-KIC, South Pole Group and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Gold Standard — a global benchmark for climate and development initiatives — has announced a new...
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