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Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, June 15, 2018
Launched today in the UK, an app called Almond digitizes fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) products aims to revolutionize how consumers interact with the food and drink they consume. By scanning the...
Organizational Change
by Lorraine Schuchart, June 15, 2018
Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers converged...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, June 15, 2018
At the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Business and Recruitment this week, the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) called on businesses around the world to play their part in the fight to end all forms of...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Nicole Palkovsky, June 14, 2018
Today, we are at a confluence of three global tipping points. Environmentally — from extreme and destructive weather events to rising sea levels and temperatures, climate change is impacting...
Marketing and Comms
by Nicole Palkovsky, June 14, 2018
For some, blockchain is the disruptive technology that promises to solve transparency problems by creating one version of the truth; for others, it is all hype with no great real-world application...
Marketing and Comms
by Hannah Furlong, June 14, 2018
How to get consumers to choose sustainable over conventional remains a puzzling question, but two sessions I attended at SB’18 Vancouver provided frameworks to help brands make some headway. One...
Marketing and Comms
by Alexandra Smith, June 14, 2018
Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers converged...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, June 13, 2018
Among the latest wins for ‘good finance,’ Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) launched an exchange-traded fund (ETF) tied to measurements of “just” business behavior; utility company CMS Energy has...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, June 13, 2018
Nestlé has been active on a lot of sustainability fronts lately, from water and climate policy to deforestation and workers’ rights, to plant-based protein and plastic packaging reduction. While...
Leadership
by Sally Uren, June 13, 2018
On Thursday, June 14th, I will be with my closest family at Buckingham Palace, proudly receiving my OBE. For those outside the UK, this may not mean much (unless you’ve been watching “The Crown”),...
New Metrics
by Hannah Furlong, June 13, 2018
With 3.8 billion years of R&D behind Earth’s systems and creatures, we’ve barely scratched the surface of what we can learn and how we can apply those lessons to our companies, products and...
Collaboration
by Alexandra Smith, June 12, 2018
For more information or to engage in the collaboratory, contact Sustainable Brands. Sustainability can often feel like a selling point that we push onto consumers; only a small portion of brands are...
The Next Economy
by Nicole Palkovsky, June 12, 2018
If I took one thing away from the Circular Economy sessions at SB’18 Vancouver, it was the need to design for the end of a product’s first life. Note I said, “first life,” because ideally it will be...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, June 12, 2018
Businesses that earned top scores on the B Impact Assessment are being celebrated today with the announcement of B Lab’s 2018 “Best for the World” lists. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists...
Behavior Change
by Marissa Rosen, June 12, 2018
Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers converged...
Leadership
by Barbara Everdene, June 11, 2018
Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers converged...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, June 11, 2018
It’s a tough time to be a plastic straw producer. Over the past few months, it seems the message has broken through that plastic straws are harmful to the environment – and marine life in particular...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, June 11, 2018
Interface has become the first global flooring manufacturer to declare that all of its products — including all carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) – are carbon neutral across the entire product...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, June 8, 2018
Recycle Now, a WRAP campaign that helps people in the UK recycle more things, more often, has launched a new communications toolkit for local authorities and partners, introducing a social norming...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Barbara Everdene, June 8, 2018
Throughout the week at SB’18 Vancouver, a host of organizations shared a range of strategies for making meaningful and lasting connections with customers and other stakeholders, while improving their...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, June 8, 2018
The Dow Chemical Company’s newly released 2017 Sustainability Report details its progress against its goals for 2025, including surpassing the year’s target for savings and revenue from projects that...
Behavior Change
by Hannah Furlong, June 7, 2018
Jennifer Motles Svigilsky detests cigarettes. A former human rights lawyer with the United Nations, she recently began focusing her energy on the ambitious — almost unimaginable — vision that today’s...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Mia Overall, June 7, 2018
Startups that positively impact people, planet and profit often bring the most exciting innovations to the sustainability space. Once again, Sustainable Brands did its part this week at SB’18...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, June 7, 2018
On Wednesday, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider, announced it has set science-based targets to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions...
Supply Chain
by Nithin Coca, June 7, 2018
What if rating brands and retailers, and not just suppliers, is the key to better supply chains? That is the goal behind a new index from Better Buying. The index provides sustainability...
The Next Economy
by Jed Nugal, June 6, 2018
This week at Sustainable Brands’ flagship event, SB’18 Vancouver, over 2,000 attendees are sharing and exploring the many ways organizations are helping to “redesign the good life.” One aspect of the...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, June 6, 2018
Today at SB’18 Vancouver, The North Face will announce the launch of The North Face Renewed — a collection of refurbished products for consumers who want to access affordable gear and reduce their...
Collaboration
by Barbara Everdene, June 6, 2018
Yesterday at SB'18 Vancouver, Kevin Hagen — VP of Environment, Social and Governance Strategy at Iron Mountain — and Dimitar Vlahov, Director of Content Development at Sustainable Brands (SB),...
Leadership
by Nicole Palkovsky, June 6, 2018
The world is complex and interconnected. When we pull one lever in a system, it ripples throughout. Pull the right levers and you can solve some of the most complex problems, pull the wrong one and...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, June 6, 2018
Today, Savers® released its third annual State of Reuse Report, which reveals that while people consistently state they are donating or finding ways to extend the life of their items, there is still...
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