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Waste Not
by Hannah Furlong, May 24, 2016
France and the United Kingdom have been leaders in the fight against food waste: French retailer Intermarché’s “Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables” campaign paved the way for “ugly” produce around the...
Business Models
by Kenneth Lander, May 24, 2016
How can you taste sustainability? How can sustainability bring more quality to a cup of coffee? The answer is found in one word: ALIGNMENT. When a farmer remains partner with his coffee, his interest...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, May 24, 2016
Canadian forest-conservation NGO Canopy has announced six new brand partnerships in its successful CanopyStyle initiative, through which more than 65 major fashion brands, designers...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, May 24, 2016
Earlier this month, engineers at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) announced they made a breakthrough in magnesium battery technology that could lead to smaller, longer-lasting...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 23, 2016
Between gridlock on bridges, freeways and surface streets and a frustrating dearth of adequate (or affordable) parketing options, anyone who’s ever lived in or around San Francisco can vouch for the...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, May 23, 2016
A new strategic partnership aims to bolster social purpose startups and launch more products that are better for the planet. Today, communication, branding and leadership services companies Refresh...
Business Models
by Maxine Perella, May 23, 2016
As leading fashion brands continue their creative battles against textile waste — check out recent innovations by Levi Strauss, H&M and adidas — a new breed of circular clothing disruptor is...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, May 20, 2016
With dramatically large amounts of clothing and other textiles being thrown out every year – nearly 10 million tonnes in the United States and more than 3 million tonnes in European Union (EU)...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, May 20, 2016
In the first initiative of its kind to publicly benchmark corporate chemicals management, the Chemical Footprint Project has published its inaugural report. The results provide valuable...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, May 20, 2016
Now in its 28th year, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation are the industry's longest-running, global, independently-judged recognition of innovation and collaboration throughout the packaging...
Products and Design
by Julia Stehlin, May 20, 2016
Although roughly 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, drinkable water is increasingly becoming a scarce resource. The United Nations has defined access to clean water as one of 17...
Chemistry and Materials
by Hannah Furlong, May 19, 2016
Genetically engineered crops may be completely safe for human consumption – but they also are an unlikely solution to world hunger. A comprehensive new analysis found that genetically engineered (GE...
Packaging
by Matt Prindiville, May 19, 2016
The debates around extended producer responsibility for packaging — an approach whereby consumer goods companies pay some or all of the costs for managing packaging materials — have been raging in...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Hannah Furlong, May 19, 2016
Understanding investor priorities is an important responsibility for a company’s top executives and its board of directors, yet, new findings show that managers’ perceptions of investors are out of...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, May 19, 2016
This week, The Dow Chemical Company launched two new partnerships aimed at advancing two of its seven 2025 Sustainability Goals, launched last year. First, the company announced it has...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Matthew Yeomans, May 19, 2016
Get ‘em while they’re young. It’s a strategy long embraced by the world of media, advertising and marketing, whether it be product placement in kids’ literature, TV shows or movies; cartoon...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 18, 2016
From a veg-loving hip-hop family from Atlanta, to butchers who support ‘Meatless Mondays,’ the new docu-series The Veg EffectTM features five unique, personal stories from across the United States....
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 18, 2016
Starbucks Corporation announced on Monday that it completed the underwriting of an initial public offering of senior notes, including its first-ever U.S. Corporate Sustainability Bond. The Seattle-...
Waste Not
by Hannah Furlong, May 18, 2016
The most in-depth examination of the grocery supply chain in the United Kingdom was released yesterday by the waste reduction experts at WRAP. The organization estimates that 1.9 million tonnes of...
Packaging
by Hannah Furlong, May 18, 2016
Plastic has many benefits ranging from reducing food waste by providing packaging to cutting transport pollution due to its light weight. However, waste plastic is undervalued by the economy due to...
Behavior Change
by Tom Szaky, May 18, 2016
With hundreds of millions of individuals logging into social media accounts every day, using the medium as a platform for social change and activism is just common sense. Today, about 61 percent of...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, May 17, 2016
From waste management to construction to apparel, circular economy models are gaining attention and proving effective in numerous industries. Even those in healthcare – an industry that requires the...
Waste Not
by Sheila Shayon, May 17, 2016
On Wednesday, May 18th, a one-day food festival will offer free meals to 5,000 people at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The event is designed to educate...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, May 17, 2016
According to the USDA, consumer demand for organic foods has grown by double-digits every year since the 1990s — but organic acreage has not kept up. Today, only about one percent of US farmland is...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, May 17, 2016
Yesterday, the Partnership for Freedom announced the winners of Rethink Supply Chains: The Tech Challenge to Fight Labor Trafficking, a competition seeking technological solutions that help fight...
Business Models
by Carol Cone, May 17, 2016
Recently, we added a competition called the D-Prize to our Idea Accelerator. This prize, whose tagline is “Distribution equals development,” is a terrific idea that is so needed in our world today....
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, May 16, 2016
Ford Motor Company claims to be the first automaker to formulate and test new foam and plastic components using captured carbon dioxide (CO2) as feedstock. Within five years, the company expects to...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 16, 2016
Unilever’s Sustainable Living brands continue to show superior performance, as the company reports on the fifth year of progress of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Consumers expect more of...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Hannah Furlong, May 16, 2016
The trade association for the United Kingdom’s resource and waste management sector, the Environmental Services Association (ESA), recently released a report which celebrates the industry’s...
Leadership
by Carol Sanford, May 16, 2016
This is the third blog in a series on the seven First Principles of regeneration, drawing from living systems sciences. Principle #3: A regenerative business sees the world in terms of potential...
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