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The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, May 18, 2018
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) has launched a new industry collaborative to build on the vision outlined in its New Textiles Economy report. Announced at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit this week...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, May 18, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Better Buildings Initiative has grown to include more than 900 organizations, which represent 30 of the country’s Fortune 100 companies, 12 of the top 25 U.S....
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, May 18, 2018
As we get ready to judge our semi-finalists in the 2018 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, we wanted to check in with last year’s semi-finalists to learn about the impacts they continue to have...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, May 18, 2018
A new digital platform aims to make sustainable business decisions easier for the fashion industry. By matching actors along the supply chain and providing data-driven, solutions-focused information...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 17, 2018
Collaborative efforts are advancing sustainability in the beauty industry. FIrst, supported by contributions from major brands and retailers, Forum for the Future and The Sustainability Consortium (...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, May 17, 2018
As we at Sustainable Brands — and anyone working to rectify the damage people have done to the planet — are well aware, it's all too easy to ignore pressing social and environmental issues if their...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 17, 2018
The Welsh Government and City to Sea, a group campaigning against single-use plastics, are collaborating on the development of campaigns to encourage refills and change residents’ behavior to make...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, May 17, 2018
As the amount of single-use plastic in the world's oceans continues to grow, National Geographic is announcing a new, global commitment to tackle this pressing problem. On Wednesday, the media giant...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 16, 2018
On Tuesday, Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) published its Sustainability Report 2017, outlining the concrete steps being taken to fundamentally transform its business, by putting smoke-free...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 16, 2018
In response to a severe drought, citizens and businesses in Cape Town and the Western Cape have cut their water consumption by almost 60 percent over the past three years — a performance not yet...
Leadership
by Dr. John Izzo, May 16, 2018
This is the ninth 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. Find...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, May 16, 2018
Conagra Brands, Inc. is once again celebrating its employees’ commitment to sustainability throughout the organization at its annual Sustainable Development Awards. This year, employees entered 57...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, May 15, 2018
Apple uses a lot of aluminum across its product line — it’s part of the company’s design ethos. But it also represents almost a quarter of Apple’s manufacturing emissions. So the tech giant started...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 15, 2018
After one of our most high-traffic voting periods to date, it’s time to meet the eleven semi-finalists in the 7th annual Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) — our competition for startups that...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, May 15, 2018
As we get ready to select our semi-finalists for the 2018 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, we wanted to check in with last year’s semi-finalists to learn about the impacts they continue to have on...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 15, 2018
An announcement today from Procter & Gamble’s laundry brands, Ariel and Lenor (the European sister brands of Tide and Downy, here in the States), revealed that their ‘Long Live Fashion Formula’...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, May 14, 2018
A major new initiative in Edinburgh will help local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) identify and capitalise on circular economy opportunities, while an economic study has shown how circular...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, May 14, 2018
A new television series is under development to help teach children about sustainability and what they can do to help keep our planet beautiful. With a goal to inspire and guide 4- to 7-year-old...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Frank Michel, May 14, 2018
Earlier this year, the Global Fashion Agenda released the CEO Agenda for the fashion industry, which highlights the “efficient use of chemicals, water and energy” as a core priority for immediate...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, May 14, 2018
In April of 2000, Clif Bar owner and founder Gary Erickson turned down a $120 million offer to buy Clif Bar & Company. Instead of taking it easy the rest of his life, Erickson decided to...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, May 11, 2018
The business case for sustainability in the fashion industry has strengthened, but the pace of change still isn’t going fast or far enough, according to the newly released second edition of the Pulse...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 11, 2018
Some 290 million tires are discarded each year in the U.S. alone, and they can be a challenge to recycle. Still, these days as much as 80 percent are reused or recycled in some way, such as for tire-...
Cleantech
by Parker O'Very, May 11, 2018
These days, there is more pressure than ever on businesses to be environmentally conscious, reduce their impact and do their part to keep the planet healthy. Logistics is a major area of focus for...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, May 10, 2018
The private sector has been mobilizing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. But corporations are also in constant...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, May 10, 2018
“Organizations rely on a diverse set of ‘capitals’ to function effectively,” says Emma Ringström, Sustainability Manager, Pulp and Performance Chemicals at AkzoNobel. By measuring these, she says, “...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, May 10, 2018
Unilever has today revealed its fourth consecutive year of growth for its ‘sustainable living’ brands, which delivered 70 percent of its turnover growth and grew 46 percent faster (a slightly slower...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, May 10, 2018
As we get ready to select our semi-finalists for the 2018 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, we wanted to check in with last year’s semi-finalists to learn about the impacts they continue to...
Supply Chain
by Erb Institute, May 9, 2018
Have you ever stopped to think about how many people were involved in making the clothes you buy? Chances are you have heard about or read The Travels of a T-shirt in a Global Economy or...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, May 9, 2018
Three new goals to enhance the circular economy for plastics and reduce packaging waste have been announced by leading U.S. plastic producers including BASF, Dow, DuPont and Braskem. Together as part...
Collaboration
by Coro Strandberg, May 9, 2018
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” ~ Henry Ford Environmental and social issues are increasingly affecting the viability of business —...
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