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Marketing and Comms
by Mike Hower, May 14, 2015
Beekeepers across the United States lost more than 40 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2014 to April 2015, according to the latest results of an annual nationwide...
ICT and Big Data
by Megan Permoda, May 14, 2015
From sustainability consultants to environmental compliance professionals, and from emissions or waste monitoring specialists to Vice Presidents of Sustainability, the challenge is the same: to tell...
Marketing and Comms
by Jennifer Elks, May 14, 2015
Engaging and winning loyalty from consumers has always been the Holy Grail for brands. And with a growing contingent of socially conscious — and socially connected — shoppers expressing a growing...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, May 14, 2015
With the rise of brands such as Warby Parker, Soapbox Soaps, Plum Organics and Bombas Socks, the one-for-one giving model has become a popular way for companies to easily tie social impact to...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, May 13, 2015
According to Communicating the Circle: Are circular economy communication strategies starting to connect? — a white paper published by Go Circular — a majority of circular economy...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, May 13, 2015
The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the global public health issue of harmful drinking, today launched ...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, May 13, 2015
Nestlé is investing in technology to help reduce the amount of water it uses in California at the five water bottling plants and four facilities where food or petcare products are manufactured.Work...
Collaboration
by Ian Lifshitz, May 13, 2015
There have been many high-profile commitments by corporations to end deforestation in their supply chains and to transition to sources that preserve these valuable forest resources. And while most...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, May 13, 2015
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Granta Design have launched new indicators which, for the first time, enable companies to assess how well a product or company performs in the context of...
Supply Chain
by Caitlin Kauffman, May 12, 2015
Starbucks has become the latest corporation to move its water bottling operations out of California: Last Thursday, the company announced that it would move sourcing and manufacturing of its Ethos...
Packaging
by Caitlin Kauffman, May 12, 2015
On Friday, Mars announced it would support two important recommendations designed to help consumers limit their intake of added sugars and achieve healthier, more balanced diets.The candy giant is...
Business Models
by Hannah Ritchie, May 12, 2015
With a rise in brands claiming to contribute to corporate social responsibility, it’s common for conscientious consumers to feel they’re “doing good” in their purchases, without actually knowing...
Cleantech
by Caitlin Kauffman, May 12, 2015
Last week, Ford announced that its 2016 F-150 truck will have an available gaseous-fuel prep package that enables 5.0-liter, V8-powered models to run on clean, low-cost compressed natural gas (CNG)...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, May 12, 2015
Hilton Worldwide today announced an initial three-year commitment with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to reduce its impact on the environment.As part of the partnership, Hilton and WWF will collaborate to...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, May 11, 2015
Food wasted by consumers is an enormous economic problem and countries should ensure excess food is given to the hungry instead of being thrown away, according to agriculture ministers from the Group...
Business Models
by Natalie Farrell, May 11, 2015
Last month, Vancouver welcomed back the ninth season of Eco Fashion Week (EFW), to celebrate the ongoing transformation of the fashion industry into one that is aware of and co-exists with the...
New Metrics
by Eric Mieras, May 11, 2015
When Peter Bakker from the WBCSD declared that corporate social responsibility is dead, he urged us to create new definitions of success. The change to a more holistic approach is already happening....
Leadership
by Simon Robinson, May 11, 2015
Fritjof Capra is the author of many best-selling books, including The Tao of Physics, The Turning Point, The Hidden Connections and The Web of Life. His most recent book is The Systems View of Life:...
Blog
by Dimitar Vlahov, May 11, 2015
If the global business community is to thrive in the long term — and carry us to that flourishing future we are trying to imagine and help build — it needs to continue to scale up the ambition and...
Products and Design
by Jennifer Elks, May 11, 2015
More and more companies are beginning to acknowledge the importance of water stewardship to the longevity of their operations, regardless of industry. Consumer-facing brands can have added impact —...
Behavior Change
by Pablo Barros, May 11, 2015
These are times of major changes in how people live and consume. Today’s developments demand from us new ways of producing and consuming, given the increasing scarcity of natural resources and the...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Caitlin Kauffman, May 8, 2015
A recent Gallup survey found that most companies are failing to make good on their agreements. Only half of the almost 18 million customers Gallup surveyed strongly believe that the companies they do...
ICT and Big Data
by Bill Eyres, May 8, 2015
In 2012, we launched the Think Big Blueprint, our first sustainability plan that set big, ambitious goals that we hoped would transform our role in the world around us. We set three goals and 40...
Behavior Change
by Brynn McNally, May 8, 2015
From universities and churches to prominent investment funds, fossil fuel divestment continues to gain traction among diverse groups around the world.80 percent of global fossil fuel reserves need to...
Packaging
by Caitlin Kauffman, May 8, 2015
At a shareholder meeting on Tuesday, a proposal to Kraft Foods Group asserting that non-recyclable packaging — particularly that of Capri Sun pouches — is wasting valuable resources received the...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, May 8, 2015
Unilever, Coca-Cola, General Mills and Nestlé rank highest among food and beverage businesses in managing scarce water resources, but most major companies need to adopt far stronger practices,...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 7, 2015
Today, global viscose giant Aditya Birla Group announced an industry-leading commitment to eliminate sourcing from the world’s ancient and endangered forests for all of its Viscose fibers, which are...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, May 7, 2015
CVS Health today released its eighth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, outlining the company's progress against its CSR strategy, Prescription for a Better World....
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 7, 2015
UK retailer Marks & Spencer has launched a new employee engagement campaign to help the company cut energy use by 50 percent across its UK operations by 2020. According to a recent blog post...
Supply Chain
by Dr. Caroline Kaeb, May 7, 2015
Companies face a harder time today satisfying their customers. They expect their purchases to deliver as promised and, increasingly, they want to ensure the manufacturing process didn’t cause social...
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