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Supply Chain
by Hannah Ritchie, March 5, 2015
Heineken last week announced plans to team up with The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as part of a new sustainability initiative to support environmental and social growth...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, March 5, 2015
Three leading natural products brands — organic baby food company Plum Organics, nut butter and organic confections brand Justin’s, and organic, cold-pressured juice brand Suja Juice — are proud to...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, March 5, 2015
McDonald’s announced on Wednesday that it is committing to serving chicken raised without antibiotics used in human medicine in all of its U.S. restaurants within two years.The company isn’t going...
Startups
by Neesha Tambe, March 5, 2015
In the lead-up to this year’s Sustainable Brands Innovation Open — our competition for startups poised to make scalable, sustainable impacts — we’re catching up with some of our favorite game-...
Marketing and Comms
by Sandra Pina, March 5, 2015
The controversial Free Trade Agreement (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) being negotiated by the EU and the US gives the green light for the sale of over a thousand American cosmetics...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, March 5, 2015
As California’s devastating drought enters its fourth year and local organizations are appealing to residents to rein in their water use, a diverse coalition of companies with skin in the game — food...
Waste Not
by Caitlin Kauffman, March 4, 2015
In a report published this week, Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimates that an increase on product life of just one day across a range of foods could prevent roughly 250,000 tons of food...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, March 4, 2015
Seventy-one percent of active individual investors describe themselves as interested in sustainable investing, and nearly two in three (65 percent) believe sustainable investing will become more...
Cleantech
by Caitlin Kauffman, March 4, 2015
Tesla founder Elon Musk has announced a new project that could get millions of people off the grid.Musk’s increased interest in the emerging energy storage market has led to plans for a giant lithium...
Marketing and Comms
by Sheila Shayon, March 4, 2015
As much as climate change is now in regular rotation in the daily news, we’re still a long way from knowing exactly how it will change life as we know it. But as changes become evident, new business...
Startups
by Riley Scherer, March 4, 2015
Los Angeles-based fashion brand Reformation is helping to challenge the paradigm of wasteful “fast fashion.” Designed and produced in its factory in downtown LA, Reformation’s limited-edition...
Behavior Change
by Caitlin Kauffman, March 3, 2015
U.S. chocolate giant Hershey has announced that it “will transition some of its most popular chocolate brands, including Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates and Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars to simpler...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Mike Hower, March 3, 2015
Alternative food start-up Back to the Roots has launched its first U.S.-grown, 100 percent stoneground breakfast cereal, which is made with just 3 ingredients.The cereal product, called Stoneground...
Startups
by Mike Hower, March 2, 2015
Starbucks is launching its own media company that will produce long-form documentaries, focusing on social justice issues.The news broke late last week when The Columbia Journalism Review reported...
Business Models
by Sharon Johnson, March 2, 2015
The energy shift in the world is now inevitable. To sustain life and livelihoods for 9 billion people by 2050, even if we didn’t count on living well (which we do, of course), we have 35 years to...
The Next Economy
by Joss Tantram, March 2, 2015
“How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?”Dwight D. EisenhowerThere is much more to be said on the issues of context-related sustainability,...
Behavior Change
by Dale Buss, March 2, 2015
Parents have known from time immemorial that fruits and vegetables are good for their children and that everyone should eat more of them. Now, they’re getting more help in their quest than ever...
Organizational Change
by Tamay Kiper, March 2, 2015
Last fall, HP became the first company in the IT industry to require direct employment of foreign migrant workers in its supply chain with the release of the HP Foreign Migrant Worker Standard....
New Metrics
by Mark McElroy, February 27, 2015
If ever there was an auspicious moment in performance measurement and reporting, this is surely it. Multicapitalism has arrived!   Listen to how author Jane Gleeson-White puts it in her terrific...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Caitlin Kauffman, February 27, 2015
In November, Domtar Corporation — North America’s largest manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper — conducted a national survey fielded by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) Global that revealed, perhaps...
Chemistry and Materials
by Caitlin Kauffman, February 27, 2015
Waste2Watergy, a Corvallis startup formed at Oregon State University, has secured a $225,000 federal grant to advance technology that cleans organics from brewery wastewater while producing...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, February 27, 2015
Apple, Google and Berkshire Hathaway are the world’s most highly regarded companies, according to a new ranking by Fortune magazine.Amazon, Starbucks, Disney, Southwest Airlines, American...
Brand Innovation
by International L..., February 27, 2015
“It was pretty basic. We self-financed. Five workers plus myself working inside a workshop situated on my grandmother’s plot of land inside our village of Zenabwork,” recalls Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu...
Packaging
by Mike Hower, February 27, 2015
UK recycled packaging manufacturer Spectra unveiled a number of new concepts emphasizing closure technology this week at an industry event in Birmingham.One of the new closure concepts is a two-piece...
Collaboration
by Bart King, February 27, 2015
This is the final question from a roundtable discussion with the directors of sustainability research centers at six top business schools.Through Georgia Tech’s new QEP (Quality Enhancement Program...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, February 26, 2015
The global sustainable investment market has grown “substantially” in the past two years with assets reaching $21.4 trillion by the start of 2014, according to a new report by the Global Sustainable...
Behavior Change
by Dale Buss, February 26, 2015
A draft of the official new U.S. recommendations for Americans’ diets is out, and for the first time the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has advocated for strong consideration of environmental...
Leadership
by Jo Webb, February 26, 2015
As the European Commission (EC) prepares its new five-year strategy for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), delegates at their Multi-Stakeholder Forum on CSR on 3rd and 4th February urged the EC...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, February 26, 2015
This month, responsible paper company Domtar launched Paper Made Here — a new program that encourages its stakeholders to ask themselves: “Where does my paper come from?”The Paper Made Here...
Marketing and Comms
by Leslie Pascaud, February 26, 2015
“Big Data” and “Social Good” may be the yin and yang of tomorrow’s most successful brands. Both are recognized as important components of contemporary marketing strategy, yet they are not typically...
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