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Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 12, 2017
Just weeks after the UN Secretary General released a report detailing sluggish progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), efforts are already underway to bolster support for their...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, July 11, 2017
As further evidence of the global corporate momentum behind renewable energy, the RE100 initiative has reached 100 members, following new commitments from AkzoNobel, AXA, Burberry and Carlsberg Group...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, July 11, 2017
A year after launching its ambitious Enrich, Not Exploit CSR strategy, The Body Shop has released its 2016 sustainability report, highlighting the progress it has made on its packaging, renewable...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Daniel Matthews, July 11, 2017
For every single car that eats fossil fuels and emits greenhouse gases (GHGs), there are four tires propelling it down the road. Car owners know buying tires eats away at their pocketbook, but tires...
Supply Chain
by Hugh Bowring, July 11, 2017
Taylors of Harrogate prides itself on quality teas and coffees, but beyond the brew the company has also established a reputation as an industry leader in ethical trading. For several years, the UK-...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, July 10, 2017
71 percent of all global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since 1988 can be traced to just 100 fossil fuel producers, including ExxonMobil, Shell, BHP Billiton and Gazprom, says a new report by CDP....
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 10, 2017
Nature-inspired solutions designed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems continue to gain steam as five teams of entrepreneurs from around the world vie for the top prize at the 2017...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 10, 2017
The crusade against marine plastics continues with a new initiative driven by nineteen aquariums across the US. Launched today, the Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) seeks to drive a shift away...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 10, 2017
Packaging innovation offers an important tool to help companies achieve their sustainability goals. Two recent advances could hold promise for tackling food waste, reducing CO2 emissions and reliance...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 7, 2017
What do diapers and railway ties have in common? They’re two of the latest products to receive the circular treatment, helping businesses reimagine waste streams as resources and driving the economy...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, July 7, 2017
Environmental NGO Parley for the Oceans is on a roll. Just weeks after announcing new partnerships with designer Stella McCartney and Corona, the organization has joined Intel and SnotBot on a...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, July 7, 2017
Putting its commitment to improve access to quality education and lifelong learning for all into action, HP Inc. has pledged $20 million in technology, training R&D and funding contributions...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, July 7, 2017
Translated from Spanish — view original interview here. As more and more companies around the world realize the myriad benefits of “doing good” – to their reputations as well as to their bottom...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 6, 2017
Across the globe, brands, manufacturers and employers are becoming more aware of the urgent need to address worker exploitation in global supply chains. Through the development of new cross-industry...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 6, 2017
The World Wildlife Fund has published a new report, Eating for 2 Degrees — New and Updated Livewell Plates, which outlines how simple steps, such as reducing red meat consumption, could help to cut...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, July 6, 2017
Mayors of 52 of the world’s largest cities, representing more than 275 million citizens, have called upon G20 leaders to address climate change at the upcoming G20 Summit. In a joint statement,...
Marketing and Comms
by Thomas Kolster, July 6, 2017
Leaving Cannes last week, I felt even more schizophrenic than I did during my hard-working years in ad land. On the one hand, it’s been the best year ever in the Festival’s history for advertising...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, July 5, 2017
2019 is slated to be a big year for Swedish automaker Volvo, which has announced that in two years’ time, it will no longer produce vehicles that only have internal combustion engines.   Between...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, July 5, 2017
With environmental and social impacts increasingly influencing investor decision making, Ceres has developed a new peer-reviewed resource guide to help investors better analyze financial risks in the...
Leadership
by Simon Robinson, July 5, 2017
Last year saw one of the most historically symbolic events of recent years when 195 countries signed the Paris Agreement to cut back on pollution contributing to climate change. So, last month when...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Tom Szaky, July 5, 2017
For companies and brands today, more sustainable production methods are topping lists of things to do. The uncertainty of material and vendor prices, the need to comply with a growing number of...
Supply Chain
by Katie Anderson, July 5, 2017
One of the most complicated supply chain issues for companies is deforestation. Why? Because deforestation may take place in areas distant from company headquarters in countries that may not have the...
Business Case
by Melissa Grande, July 4, 2017
In the weeks since the announcement that the U.S. would be pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, there has been much debate about the impact this may have on the country’s and entire world’s...
Finance & Investment
by Maxine Perella, July 4, 2017
French president Emmanuel Macron’s offer of refuge to U.S. climate scientists and innovators in the wake of Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement was not only a defiant policy...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Steven Cristol, July 4, 2017
If we could transport ourselves to Sicily about 2,250 years ago, we might get there just in time to hear Archimedes famously say, “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I shall move...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 3, 2017
According to a new study by the University of Milan, voluntarily implemented food traceability schemes are linked to a motivation to enhance information, safety and quality management with supply...
Organizational Change
by Coro Strandberg, July 3, 2017
We live in a volatile, uncertain and complex world. With threats of climate change, rising income inequality, social unrest, resource scarcity and ecological degradation predicted to affect society’s...
Finance & Investment
by Cornis Van Der Lugt, July 3, 2017
This is part three of a four-part series on themes explored at the 4th International Reporting 3.0 Conference. Read parts one and two. There has been much excitement in recent years around the...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, June 30, 2017
When it comes to achieving bold sustainability goals, every action counts — a concept that is catching on fast with industry heavy hitters such as JPMorgan and GSK. The two companies have struck up...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, June 30, 2017
New solutions to the world’s massive food waste problem are popping up almost daily. The latest innovations to arise come in the form of a digital organic waste platform in France and a card that...
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