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Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, February 9, 2018
As part of its commitment to serve both people and the planet responsibly, morning mainstay Dunkin’ Donuts has unveiled plans to eliminate polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain by 2020....
Leadership
by Tom Idle, February 9, 2018
Right now, almost four billion people live in a city somewhere in the world. By the middle of this century, that number is set to jump by a staggering 2.5 billion, with 90 percent of that growth...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, February 9, 2018
Delta Air Lines is expanding its partnership with Duke Athletics and Duke University with a first-of-its-kind sustainability program.   As part of the program, Duke and Delta will purchase 5,000...
Organizational Change
by Stephanie Ossenbach, February 8, 2018
At dormakaba, we aim to become the trusted industry leader and to make access in life smart and secure. We also want to be smart about the choices we make as a company — including how we manage...
Marketing and Comms
by Dr. John Izzo, February 8, 2018
This is the second in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution....
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, February 8, 2018
Absolut is leading the way for transparency with a new campaign that proves that it really is ‘the vodka with nothing to hide.’ The Åhus, Sweden-based distiller has created a short film that takes...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, February 7, 2018
In a new report, Forum for the Future calls on leaders to better understand the dynamic trends that are shaping the future in order to create strategies that effectively navigate today’s complex...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, February 7, 2018
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program, already the global standard for environmentally responsible seafood, has created a new tool that allows businesses to assess the potential risk of...
Marketing and Comms
by Russ Stoddard, February 7, 2018
In my book, Rise Up: How to Build a Socially Conscious Company, I made a number of predictions about the future, ranging from the rise of women to a more equitable and influential role in the...
Supply Chain
by Nithin Coca, February 7, 2018
On January 30th, Humanity United, a California-based foundation and leader in supply chain advocacy, announced the launch of a $23 million venture fund to invest in ethical supply chain innovations....
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, February 6, 2018
More than 450 investor, company and capital market leaders convened at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk last week to map out the next steps for increased action on climate change. The strong...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, February 6, 2018
In case there was still any doubt that fossil fuels are on the decline, new analysis from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) confirms it: Wind and solar energy jobs now outnumber coal and gas jobs...
Organizational Change
by Geoff Kendall, February 6, 2018
Societal expectations shift incessantly, like stones on a beach. Some ideas ripple gently across our collective consciousness, leaving barely a trace, while others swell and gather momentum, swelling...
Marketing and Comms
by Thomas Kolster, February 6, 2018
It was a sad Super Bowl. Sad, as only Trump can say it. Saaad. One minute I had a cunning, fast-talking clown trying to sell me stuff in true ad-land fashion. The next, I felt emotionally mistreated...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Erin Rovalo, February 6, 2018
We know that carbon emissions, particularly carbon dioxide and methane, are a major contributor to global climate change trends, and that the challenge of mitigating and even reversing this trend is...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Jennifer Kongs, February 6, 2018
My uncle once claimed he could magically tell you the day of the week if you gave him any calendar date (day, month and year). He said he could visually see the answer in his head and swore he didn’t...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, February 5, 2018
A new textiles economy is on the horizon as innovative textile and chemical firms develop new chemical- and petroleum-free processes to produce fabrics and materials. Global textile chemicals company...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, February 5, 2018
Dutch financial firm Rabobank has shared the names of the 20 startups to participate in the FoodBytes! event in San Francisco on 1 March 2018. Participating startups will pitch their ideas for...
Supply Chain
by Jennifer Kongs, February 5, 2018
A garment’s country of origin isn’t that garment’s full story. Canadian belt manufacturer Unbelts is looking to prove that the fashion industry and consumers have a responsibility and an existing...
Business Case
by Mike Townsend, February 2, 2018
A new study on Ontario’s craft beer industry takes a systems-wide approach to dealing with the sustainable growth challenge, and how we can deliver shared prosperity — with important insights for...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, February 2, 2018
Landscape-scale restoration has the power to create a 36:1 social return on investment, according to two new reports from nonprofit Restore the Earth Foundation and Social Value International (SVI)....
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 2, 2018
This post has been translated from Japanese — read the original interview here. While most companies aim to respond to customer needs, Japanese electronics company OMRON aims to respond to ‘social...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, February 2, 2018
The closed-loop conversation is often one that focuses on e-waste, fashion and single-use plastics, but LEGO Group and Antwerp-based design furniture brand ecoBirdy are aiming to change that by...
Organizational Change
by Robert Schermers, February 2, 2018
On Monday morning the 8th of January, Apple’s board members had probably just recovered their iPhones from their kids who had been using them all weekend for gaming, when they saw an open letter...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, February 1, 2018
Nissan is driving the future of mobility forward with a vehicle-to-grid (VG2) demonstrator project that could prove instrumental in helping the UK transition to low-carbon transportation and a smart...
Organizational Change
by News Deeply, February 1, 2018
News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends...
Organizational Change
by Russ Stoddard, February 1, 2018
The world of social enterprise is full of surprising stories. How each of us landed here, pursuing purposeful work that helps solves the world’s most pressing problems, never ceases to amaze me. One...
Finance & Investment
by Jesse Pyrch, January 31, 2018
A new report has found that money actually does grow on trees. Businesses are making money from planting trees and growing sales as rapidly as 10 times per year. Many investors don’t know what...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, January 31, 2018
The number of companies committed to tackling emissions in the supply chain has doubled over the last year, according to new research from CDP and McKinsey & Company. Out of a total of over 3,300...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, January 31, 2018
The UN Climate Change secretariat is launching a new online portal that invites countries, businesses, local government and civil society to contribute to the climate change conversation. The...
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