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Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, November 23, 2014
Tesco has appointed Anthesis Group to develop and manage a single online sustainability community spanning the retailer’s supply-base.The Tesco Supplier Network will help Tesco, suppliers and...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, November 24, 2014
Philips and the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation have partnered to improve access to clean cooking solutions in Africa by introducing clean and efficient household cook stoves to rural...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, November 24, 2014
Across the entire agricultural supply chain — from the farm to the store shelf — the challenge of meeting demand for a rapidly growing population, while conserving natural resources, necessitates a...
New Metrics
by Cashion East, November 24, 2014
When we work with a company that is just starting its sustainability journey, we try to focus on one central framing question: What does sustainability mean to your organisation? Sustainability has...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, November 21, 2014
On Wednesday, PepsiCo’s newly launched Pepsi True was pulled from Amazon.com after being overwhelmed by negative reviews from rainforest activists calling out Pepsi for its failure to adopt more...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, November 21, 2014
After ongoing criticism from organizations such as Greenpeace for continuing to run on ‘dirty power,’ Amazon this week announced a “long-term commitment to achieve 100 percent renewable energy usage...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, November 21, 2014
This week, LiquiGlide Inc. — creator of a coating for the insides of food containers that helps coax out every last drop — released survey results that clearly illustrate consumers' intense...
New Metrics
by Mike Hower, November 21, 2014
Carnival Corporation, the world's largest cruise company, has reduced its carbon emissions from shipboard operations by 20 percent one year ahead of schedule, according to the company’s new...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, November 21, 2014
CVS Health has committed to invest more than $1 million in grants to support tobacco-cessation and -prevention programs nationwide. The grants will be distributed to healthcare and community partners...
New Metrics
by Sally Paradis, November 21, 2014
Actively managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has proven to result in direct economic gains for companies. A 2013 KPMG study of the S&P 500 companies found that firm value decreases on average...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, November 21, 2014
On Monday, Archroma, a global producer of textile dyes and specialty chemicals, launched a new range of products created from agricultural waste. In addition, the company is utilizing the latest in...
Leadership
by Claire Sommer, November 21, 2014
The American Sustainable Business Council’s (ASBC) third annual summit Nov. 13 and 14 in Washington, D.C. brought together 150 entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors and elected officials to...
Chemistry and Materials
by Tony Kingsbury, November 21, 2014
While listening to the radio in New York City a while back I heard an ad for a ‘chemical free’ mattress.What is a ‘chemical free’ mattress? There is no such thing. In fact, like all of our consumer...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, November 20, 2014
General Mills released a new water policy this week that factors water risk considerations into business decisions, including where to locate new facilities. A primary aim is to improve the health of...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, November 20, 2014
Global investment in activities that reduce the threat of climate change fell for the second year in a row from $359 billion in 2012 to $331 billion in 2013, according to a new study by the Climate...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, November 19, 2014
The global market for zero net energy (ZNE) commercial buildings is expected to grow to $239.7 million by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.6 percent, according to a new...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, November 19, 2014
53 California-based companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, have received perfect scores in an annual report assessing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) workplace inclusion.The 2015...
Marketing and Comms
by Philip Monaghan, November 19, 2014
This is the second in a series on Lobbying for Good.Following the 2008 global financial crisis and resulting austerity, much has been made by governments on both sides of the Atlantic about a plan...
Brand Innovation
by Mike Hower, November 18, 2014
The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation's environmental performance through every phase of flight.The program accelerates the...
Startups
by Mike Hower, November 18, 2014
India-based social enterprise Spring Health has announced plans to join the Business Call to Action (BCtA) and provide safe drinking water to two million customers in rural India by 2017 to improve...
Brand Innovation
by Tom Idle, November 18, 2014
As we prepare to unveil the Top 25 Under 25 year-olds working in sustainable business as part of the 2degrees New Generation initiative later this year, the latest Sustainable Brands London...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, November 17, 2014
Denmark has announced an ambitious goal to wean itself off of fossil fuels and power the entire country with renewables by 2050.What sets the Scandinavian country apart from other countries is that...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, November 17, 2014
Sustainability leaders have increasing influence over decision-making, strategy and budgets in boardrooms worldwide, according to a new report by analyst firm Verdantix.The report, Global Survey 2014...
Leadership
by Tom Murray, November 17, 2014
This past year, we’ve seen some bold action by companies in what we’ve dubbed the business-policy nexus, and it’s taking several different forms. Some have been calling for state or federal...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, November 14, 2014
Only seven companies representing just a quarter of the total photovoltaic (PV) module market share responded to the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition’s (SVTC) Fifth Annual 2014 Solar Scorecard, which...
Collaboration
by Mike Hower, November 14, 2014
Saraya Co., Japanese manufacturer of hygiene and sanitation products, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with an initiative to decrease healthcare associated infections in Uganda.Saraya...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, November 13, 2014
Novelis, producer of aluminum rolling products, has announced a new commitment to convert all of its beverage can body sheet production to its evercan sheet by the end of 2017.This new commitment...
Marketing and Comms
by Philip Monaghan, November 12, 2014
Fans of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy will be familiar with the wretched character Grima Wormtongue, adviser to King Theoden of Rohan. He whispers from the shadows into the ear of the decrepit...
Organizational Change
by Sissel Waage, November 12, 2014
How do you engage corporate employees to focus their determination and creativity in working toward business goals? Sparking and capturing the imagination, and dedication, of employees is a core...
Marketing and Comms
by Mike Hower, November 12, 2014
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Americans say they are more inclined to support social and environmental issues in a variety of ways, including volunteering, donating and sharing information, after first...

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