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Marketing and Comms
by Sheila Shayon, August 27, 2014
Gaming, particularly role-playing games (RPGs), is increasingly serious business — US retail revenue from the video game industry was estimated at $887 million as of February 2014, and the global...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, August 27, 2014
invisaband is a DEET-free, mosquito-repellent microfiber bracelet currently seeking funding on Indiegogo.Creator Gogadgety, Inc. says invisaband improves upon existing repellent lotions and sprays in...
Behavior Change
by Aarthi Rayapura, August 26, 2014
The gender divide starts young in our society, with boys and girls generally encouraged to adopt a standard set of acceptable behaviors and preferences from an early age. But a number of companies...
Packaging
by Aarthi Rayapura, August 26, 2014
Plastic is the boon and bane of our times. While its uses are numerous and at times, even critical, its waste and the resultant pollution clogs up our rivers and oceans and pollutes our lands. But...
Cleantech
by Hannah Ritchie, August 26, 2014
The Macallan, one of the world’s most famous whisky distilleries, has launched a new £74m clean energy project at its facility in Speyside, Scotland, which is expected to produce enough energy to...
Leadership
by Gabi Zedlmayer, August 26, 2014
How can we create a better future for everyone, together?On Sept. 9, leaders in government, business, academia and civil society will join me and other HP colleagues in an online forum to address...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, August 26, 2014
Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies collectively devoted more than $363 million to support community health initiatives in 2013, according to a new report by the Blue Cross Blue Shield...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, August 25, 2014
Saving money is the number one reason executives cite for taking actions towards more eco-friendly business practices, according to a new report from Grant Thornton.The company’s 2014 International...
Startups
by Hannah Ritchie, August 26, 2014
The concept of a circular economy has been on the fringes of market development for a while now, but a boost could come from the recent launch of the Cradle to Cradle Marketplace, the first online...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, August 26, 2014
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, highlighting progress toward its 2015 goals. Of note are the fact that the beverage giant exceeded two of...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Mike Hower, August 25, 2014
SCS Global Services (SCS), provider of third-party environmental and sustainability certification, has released an updated version of its Recycled Content Certification Standard, which helps...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, August 25, 2014
The world soon will see its first electric Grand Prix series with cars powered with electricity derived from algae as part of an effort to showcase the best in new zero emission technologies,...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, August 25, 2014
A new global initiative launching Wednesday by DNV GL and Scandinavian innovation think tank Monday Morning Global Institute aims to identify opportunities for sustainable responses to a range of...
New Metrics
by Scott Lockert, August 25, 2014
Why, after over a decade of progress, are customers, shareholders and employees still skeptical about corporate sustainability programs? Here are seven reasons why brands need to begin building...
The Next Economy
by Joss Tantram, August 25, 2014
“Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.”AesopThe old phrase tells us that new and old ideas find a natural balance, that...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Ieva Vilimaviciute, August 22, 2014
23 August is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, a date that marks the beginning of the end for the transatlantic slave trade.Unfortunately, this...
New Metrics
by Ralph Thurm, August 22, 2014
This is the third in a four-part series by Ralph Thurm and Nick De Ruiter examining Sustainability Context.The GRI Content Principles — Sustainability Context (part two of this series), Materiality (...
Collaboration
by Jennifer Elks, August 22, 2014
The City View level of the Metreon in downtown San Francisco was abuzz on Thursday, as Target celebrated the official launch of Made to Matter, a curated collection of more than 120 new and exclusive...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, August 22, 2014
Staples Advantage, the business to business division of Staples, has partnered with Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) to launch a technology recycling service that makes it easier for for...
Brand Innovation
by Mike Hower, August 22, 2014
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has announced five finalists for its Methane Detectors Challenge, a collaboration with seven oil and natural gas companies aimed at identifying next-generation...
Startups
by Aarthi Rayapura, August 21, 2014
Five eco-friendly startups from the Netherlands, UK, France and Vietnam are competing in the final of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, an annual global competition for startups with...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, August 21, 2014
Today, Nestlé announced a pledge to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with NGO World Animal Protection.The agreement...
Chemistry and Materials
by Aarthi Rayapura, August 21, 2014
Scientists at City University, Hong Kong have developed a treatment for cashmere that enables it to self-clean with some help from the sun.The technology coats cashmere fibers with tiny particles of...
Chemistry and Materials
by Mike Hower, August 21, 2014
NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.Carbon tetrachloride...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, August 21, 2014
Nevada-based Algae Systems says it has developed a way to make algae-based biofuel profitable by transforming raw sewage into fuel and clean drinking water.The company says it has a pilot plant in...
Business Models
by Richard Crespin, August 21, 2014
Large pieces of paper cover the tables. A few bright sticky notes sprout here and there. Earnest-looking people bent over writing or steeped in conversation ignore their half-eaten lunches. Ideas...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Ritchie, August 20, 2014
The voices of the world’s younger generation — who potentially have the most to lose from climate change — have predominantly been left unheard in the whole debate about how (or if) to deal with it....
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, August 20, 2014
Microsoft has announced that it is ending its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative public-policy lobbying group. The decision was apparently made in...
ICT and Big Data
by Mike Hower, August 20, 2014
SAP has announced it will invest up to $500 million through 2020 to train local talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa, with the overall goal of establishing the continent as...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, August 20, 2014
Novelis, global producer of aluminum rolled products, has announced a $106 million investment that will add 100,000 metric tons of coating capacity and 190,000 metric tons of recycling capacity at...

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