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Leadership
by Brynn McNally, May 28, 2015
Globescan and SustAinability released their 2015 Sustainability Leaders survey today, which asked experts to assess the progress that various institutions have made in advancing sustainable...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, May 28, 2015
Today, 24 companies with a substantial footprint in California, including Ben & Jerry’s, eBay, Gap, Levi Strauss, The North Face and Sungevity, announced their support for SB-350, the “Golden...
Marketing and Comms
by Mike Hower, May 28, 2015
HP is redoubling its efforts towards improved governance and stakeholder engagement, according to the company’s 2014 Living Progress Report, released Wednesday. The report describes HP’s global...
The Next Economy
by John Gardner, May 28, 2015
With approximately 9 billion people in the world today, society consumes and discards more and more each year, with no signs of slowing down. Culturally, we’ve begun to embrace and adopt recycling as...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 28, 2015
Fresh from its successful collaboration with Southwest Airlines on its LUV Seat collection of bags and accessories upcycled from the airline’s leather seats, Looptworks has launched an email campaign...
Marketing and Comms
by Matthew Yeomans, May 28, 2015
Reputation, in a world where social media is the mainstream, can no longer be seen as just a “hygiene” issue where corporate comms and PR agencies handle a few annoying but easily identifiable...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, May 27, 2015
Global consumers feel a personal accountability to address social and environmental issues and look to companies as partners in progress, according to findings from the 2015 Cone Communications/...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, May 27, 2015
The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) today announced it is available to help companies navigate compliance with the pending conflict minerals legislation recently voted on by the European...
Brand Innovation
by Hannah Ritchie, May 27, 2015
Over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing a range of startup fashion brands doing inspiring work on developing sustainable and socially responsible business models. However, it’s hard...
New Metrics
by Brynn McNally, May 27, 2015
A new partnership between data management company Tennaxia and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) may make it easier for companies to measure, manage and report on the...
Waste Not
by Caitlin Kauffman, May 27, 2015
Organic matter produced during brewing and coffee roasting processes is becoming a farming and gardening staple as an effective, low-cost alternative to commercial fertilizer and feed for a growing...
Marketing and Comms
by Henk Campher, May 27, 2015
I like singing, dancing and snapping like everyone else when it comes to ‘Single Ladies.’ And I totally agree - if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it. But it still doesn't mean I...
Startups
by Neesha Tambe, May 27, 2015
With the SB Innovation Open finals taking place in just one week at SB ’15 San Diego, we wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the amazing sustainable startups competing this year. From saving...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 26, 2015
In a landmark move last week, France's parliament voted to forbid major supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or to farms for animal feed, as part of a...
Business Models
by Caitlin Kauffman, May 26, 2015
Shareholders of ExxonMobil and Chevron and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) say they will focus on climate change at the companies’ annual general meetings (AGMs)...
Collaboration
by Caitlin Kauffman, May 26, 2015
Last week, California governor Jerry Brown signed an international agreement with 11 other state and province leaders, collectively representing more than 100 million people, to keep the global...
Marketing and Comms
by Mike Hower, May 26, 2015
BMW, Google and Daimler are the world’s most reputable companies, according to the Reputation Institute’s 2015 Global RepTrak® 100.Rolex, LEGO, The Walt Disney Company, Canon, Apple, Sony and Intel...
Business Models
by Rosalinda Sanquiche, May 25, 2015
Earth Day 2015 marked $6.22 trillion invested in the global green transition since 2007, on track to meet the Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) goal of $10 trillion privately invested in the green...
New Metrics
by Mark McElroy, May 25, 2015
As the importance of measurement and reporting in sustainability continues to grow, it should be helpful, I think, to clarify the distinction between so-called science- and context-based metrics....
New Metrics
by João Fontes, May 25, 2015
During my past five years at PRé, I’ve observed how companies approach different issues. I’m very interested in social impact assessment, and I experienced that companies have wildly different...
New Metrics
by Joss Tantram, May 25, 2015
“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.”— John DonneIs the world a better place because we exist?Socially useful business is neither a new...
Organizational Change
by Brynn McNally, May 22, 2015
“We pan in to a generously proportioned boardroom on the 33rd floor of an iconic skyscraper, soaring above London and the River Thames. … This is an Extraordinary Board Meeting.”So begins the opening...
Waste Not
by Caitlin Kauffman, May 22, 2015
The Eco Laundry Company, the world’s first certified B Corp dry cleaner and laundry service franchise, has announced a strategic partnership with famed denim heavyweight G-Star RAW. As part of the...
Chemistry and Materials
by Caitlin Kauffman, May 22, 2015
Every day seems to bring new uses for 3D printing – earlier this week, NASA announced a competition to design 3D printing settlements for deep space. Now, L’Oréal has revealed plans to 3D print human...
Behavior Change
by Caitlin Kauffman, May 22, 2015
Today, Walmart announced a commitment to improving farmed animal welfare across its global food supply chain with one of the most comprehensive animal welfare policies of its kind. The change in...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, May 22, 2015
As concerns over bulging landfills abound, a diverse and growing group of innovators across the country are looking for new ways to transform trash into something less wasteful.The Minnesota Twins...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, May 21, 2015
Despite recent commitments to deforestation-free palm oil by several well-known brands and producers, many companies are delaying implementation of these commitments. Commitments are just the first...
Packaging
by Tom Szaky, May 21, 2015
Survey data indicates that, compared to older generations, younger generations are more supportive of environmental legislation and the notion that global climate change is the result of human...
Startups
by Mike Hower, May 21, 2015
Sustainable-minded beer lovers rejoice because a new UK-based microbrewery called Bucks Star plans to use solar power to make its beer.The startup says the ingredients, the brewing process and the...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, May 21, 2015
Despite the progress being made in organizations around the world in the pursuit of sustainability, many still suffer from internal breakdowns in communication on the subject, even when all teams are...
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