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ICT and Big Data
by Mike Hower, August 20, 2015
Google is testing a new online tool to help homeowners explore whether they should go solar, according to a recent blog post by the search giant.Now available in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fresno...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sheila Shayon, August 20, 2015
As climate issues, resource depletion and social issues begin to inform corporate strategy, brands need to communicate their values, experiences, and solutions. New crises demand new strategies, and...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, August 20, 2015
After the Pope recently added a religious voice to the chorus of hundreds of business leaders, youth, subnational governments (and one boyband) calling on world leaders to take bold action on climate...
Waste Not
by Sheila Shayon, August 19, 2015
In 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children, according to Feeding America, while nearly 26 percent of all produce is...
The Next Economy
by Brynn McNally, August 19, 2015
A new report from Trillium Asset Management finds that California’s two major public pension funds, the largest in the nation, lost a combined $5.1 billion on fossil fuel-related investments last...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, August 19, 2015
ClimateCare, which delivers corporate and government programs to protect the environment and improve people’s lives, today announced that it has received certification as one of the UK’s first...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, August 19, 2015
Conventional plastic — found just about everywhere you can think of and in many places you wouldn’t — is made from ethylene, a cheap hydrocarbon made using petroleum and natural gas – through a...
The Next Economy
by Alison Azaria, August 19, 2015
Circular business models thrive on longevity, reuse and capacity sharing - they disrupt, uncover customer value and drive resource efficiency. Many would agree that society needs to adopt this...
The Next Economy
by Brynn McNally, August 19, 2015
Hey Coca-Cola, how about redirecting your advertising budget for a year to help save the planet?That is the ask of the group Buy the World a Hope, an “independent group of people who believe that...
Products and Design
by Brynn McNally, August 19, 2015
A new shoe based on textile biomimicry promises easy recycling and soft, robust textures with a single heat-treated material and 3D printers.Designer Amno Liao from the Royal College of Art in London...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Hannah Furlong, August 18, 2015
Like one of its baristas, Starbucks has given consumers warm words but has been a bit slow in delivering the goods.In 2013, Starbucks announced it would source 100 percent of its palm oil from...
Waste Not
by Brynn McNally, August 18, 2015
AT&T announced a new program today that will help California customers minimize a major source of water waste: leaks.Customers that sign up for AT&T Digital Life and add a Water Detection...
Supply Chain
by Brynn McNally, August 18, 2015
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is soliciting feedback on a new traceability tool that verifies seafood supply chain transactions on a global scale. A public consultation period is taking place...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, August 18, 2015
The latest quarterly sector research report from CDP ranks companies in one of the highest-emitting sectors — diversified chemicals — based on a number of emissions-related metrics which, in...
Business Models
by Mike Hower, August 18, 2015
Superfood social enterprise Kuli Kuli has announced a partnership with the Clinton Foundation and a Haitian nonprofit, the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), to develop a new moringa supply chain in...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 17, 2015
Patagonia Provisions — a initiative from conscientious outdoor apparel brand Patagonia aimed at rethinking our food chain — has launched a groundbreaking partnership with family-owned meat company...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, August 17, 2015
Molson Coors Brewing Company today released its 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report, covering the company’s 2014 performance toward its 2020 goals.The brewer reports meaningful...
Marketing and Comms
by Mike Hower, August 17, 2015
Irish global diversified industrial company Ingersoll Rand has been added to the FTSE4Good Index Series, an equity index series designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally...
New Metrics
by Matt Polsky, August 17, 2015
In 15 earlier parts of this series, Claire Sommer and I developed 28 pitfalls in the sustainable business metrics field, based on the experiences of many mostly non-business fields. (Find them here.)...
Marketing and Comms
by Stacy Anderson, August 17, 2015
Challenges and Opportunities.When it comes to social branding there are two key challenges. First, a company must have a clear definition of its brand and an authentic desire to have a positive...
Waste Not
by Brynn McNally, August 14, 2015
If you’re concerned about the recent drought but feel lost on how you can lessen your personal water use, a new initiative promises to help. Anheuser Busch’s Shock Top Brewing Co. is partnering with...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Brynn McNally, August 14, 2015
A new survey suggests U.S. consumers are largely unaware of the severity of global resource scarcity, but their choice of packaging would be impacted if they had readily available information on how...
Brand Innovation
by Brynn McNally, August 14, 2015
This week, Domtar Corporation released its 2015 Sustainability Report, highlighting its environmental leadership in fiber-based product production and its support of sustainable harvesting.Among its...
Collaboration
by Andrew Winston, August 14, 2015
For years, the answer to the question “Do people really want to buy more sustainable products?” was a profound “sort of.” Surveys consistently show that we aspire to buy responsibly, and we even...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, August 14, 2015
The University of Minnesota has received a $12 million dollar award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring together a network of scientists, industry leaders and policy partners...
Organizational Change
by Bea Boccalandro, August 14, 2015
“I hate my job.”It’s a sign of a warped world that most of us have heard friends, family or our own lips make this gloomy statement. Chances are that four out of every five people working for you...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, August 13, 2015
Today, Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) announced it is committing to retire roughly 7,000 hectares (~17,300 acres) of commercial plantation areas to protect threatened carbon-rich peatlands — the...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, August 13, 2015
In less than eight months, humanity has used up nature’s budget for the entire year, with carbon sequestration making up more than half of the demand on nature, according to data from Global...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, August 13, 2015
Through an ambitious project model combining innovative financing approaches with traditional conservation, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) and The Orangutan Project (...
Marketing and Comms
by Sandra Stewart, August 13, 2015
B2B companies often see themselves as the dry toast to B2Cs’ Belgian waffles dripping with whipped cream and berries. And when we talk about making sustainability sexy, they may think it doesn’t...
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