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Marketing and Comms
by Hannah Ritchie, August 1, 2014
Participant Media, with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this week launched a new multi-platform series, TakePart World, which investigates the myths and misconceptions people...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 1, 2014
Organizations in the retail, consumer goods, telecommunications, consulting and property management industries are among those shortlisted for the 2014 Finance for the Future Awards, which recognize...
Leadership
by Jérôme Perez, August 1, 2014
We all know sustainability is an important issue when it comes to the growth of a business, but what steps can we take to ensure it is fully ingrained in each and every business decision?For me, the...
Brand Innovation
by Mike Hower, August 1, 2014
BMW of North America this week launched its BMW i DC Fast Chargers, which can charge the BMW i3 all-electric vehicle’s battery up to 80 percent in 30 minutes.A joint development between BMW and Bosch...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, August 1, 2014
Dependency on fossil fuel-based energy will lead to a global water crisis by 2040 unless power generators increase efficiency and the use of renewables, according to two new reports by CNA...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, August 1, 2014
Since 2002, Macy’s has reduced its electricity usage by 38 percent and achieved a 95 percent adoption rate of recycled or certified paper used in marketing materials, according to a recent...
Collaboration
by Aarthi Rayapura, July 31, 2014
PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) today announced a five-year partnership called Recycle for Nature, aimed at inspiring people to protect drinking water sources in the US through recycling....
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, July 31, 2014
Solazyme, Inc, a pioneer in renewable oils and bioproducts, and AkzoNobel, a global producer of paint, coatings and specialty chemicals, announced today they have expanded their previous agreement...
Organizational Change
by Aarthi Rayapura, July 31, 2014
Timberland is calling for entries for its inaugural Timberland Serv-a-palooza Challenge – a sponsored volunteerism competition hosted in partnership with charitable fundraising platform, CrowdRise,...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, July 31, 2014
BlueOak Resources, a Burlingame, Calif.-based startup that aims to convert e-waste into a sustainable source of critical metals and rare earths, has chosen e-waste-recovery specialist Tetronics...
New Metrics
by Mike Hower, July 31, 2014
UPS has met its 2016 goal of reducing its air and ground fleet's carbon intensity by 10 percent three years early, and has set a new goal to achieve a 20 percent reduction in carbon intensity from...
New Metrics
by Ralph Thurm, July 31, 2014
In the first piece in this multi-part series, “The Sudden Materiality Shock,” we spoke of the key (but underappreciated) role that Sustainability Context plays in defining Materiality, and the need...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 30, 2014
British luxury carmaker Bentley Motors announced this week it has become the first automotive manufacturer to earn the triple Carbon Trust Standard, having separately secured group’s Standards for...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 30, 2014
Internationally renowned novelist and environmental activist Margaret Atwood will visit Arizona State University this November to discuss the relationship between art and science and the importance...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 30, 2014
Socially and environmentally conscious attitudes are gaining ground, but corresponding purchases and behaviors are stagnant or heading south — and the rebounding economy may be the culprit. That’s...
Organizational Change
by Anna Lui, July 30, 2014
Only 30% of employees are engaged, costing $450 to $550 billion every year in lost productivity. Yet research shows that companies with strong sustainability and social responsibility programs have...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 30, 2014
Food and garden waste from households throughout Glasgow has been transformed into compost and used in the development of Glasgow 2014’s Athletes Village and other Commonwealth Games venues,...
Behavior Change
by Aarthi Rayapura, July 30, 2014
Over the last few years, as awareness and urgency around the issue of obesity have grown, campaigns promoting more fruit and vegetable consumption have been launched all over the developed world. But...
Business Models
by Melinda Cheel, July 30, 2014
With its subtropical climate and rich pest population, Florida has been slow to embrace the organic movement: Fewer than 8,000 of its 541,328 acres of citrus groves are organic. Matt McLean has made...
Products and Design
by Aarthi Rayapura, July 29, 2014
The Electrolux Design Lab announced its 35 semi-finalists for this year's competition for design and technology students. They include everything from sustainable fashion solutions to futuristic air...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, July 29, 2014
BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy) announced on Monday that General Mills has joined its coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies.BICEP, a...
ICT and Big Data
by Mike Hower, July 29, 2014
IBM has announced it will provide scientists studying climate change-related issues with free access to dedicated virtual supercomputing and a platform to engage the public in their research. This...
Products and Design
by Ross Brooks, July 28, 2014
Many of us buy new things even when we’ve already got a closet full of barely worn clothes. Swedish fashion label Uniforms for the Dedicated has come up with a creative way to alter that...
Organizational Change
by Emma Goodman, July 28, 2014
This post is part of a series written by MBA and MPA candidates in Presidio Graduate School’s Managerial Marketing course, examining the role of communication in advancing sustainability across...
Products and Design
by Sheila Shayon, July 28, 2014
The term permaculture, coined by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978, originally referred to "permanent agriculture" but was subsequently broadened to include "permanent culture”:"...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, July 28, 2014
Ceres and CookESG Research have launched a free, easy-to-use web tool for accessing climate change-related disclosures in company filings with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, which issued...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, July 28, 2014
Ecolab has the best environmental management of all the companies in the Russell 3000 index, according to a new study that evaluates environmental policies and infrastructure.With a score of 91 out...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 25, 2014
Separating sustainable sources from non-sustainable sources in the production of palm oil and palm kernel oil is highly complicated, but Procter & Gamble is attempting to address the problem as...
Business Models
by Victoria Knowles, July 25, 2014
In the three years since it first set up a modest stall in London’s Borough market, UK startup Rubies in the Rubble can be now found lining the shelves of Waitrose, Selfridge’s Food Hall and Harvey...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, July 25, 2014
The first tech entrant into the UK’s £800m corporate philanthropic sector launched Thursday — with corporate giants Starbucks and Marks & Spencer among the first companies to sign on to the...

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