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Startups
by Sustainable Brands, July 22, 2016
Just one year after the brand’s launch, eleven-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater and menswear designer John Moore’s clothing company Outerknown has publicly released its supply chain. The young...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, July 22, 2016
With over 20 years working in various roles at Procter & Gamble, Virginie Helias is a brand and innovation veteran. A member of the Sustainable Brands advisory board, she was recently promoted...
Marketing and Comms
by Hannah Furlong, July 22, 2016
This month, Canadians may have noticed that The Body Shop has been monkeying around on the dating app Tinder. The brand has created a profile for Reggie, a Red Shanked Douc monkey from Vietnam, as...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2016
Closing gaps in knowledge and improving understanding about the benefits of renewable materials can have a transformative effect on the economy and the environment, according to findings in a new...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2016
Walmart announced back in April that it had achieved a 95 percent reduction by weight in the use of high priority chemicals of concern. Now, it has released detailed information on the progress it...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2016
News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, is producing a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and...
Waste Not
by Hannah Furlong, July 21, 2016
In this week's roundup, UK-based organizations continue to lead the charge against food and beverage-related waste. First, grocery giant Asda has revealed the results of a customer-focused...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, July 20, 2016
Companies including SABMiller, Dow, Novozymes, and many others have begun to align their corporate responsibility targets with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since the United Nations (UN)...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 20, 2016
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced today it will be consulting stakeholders on a number of options aimed at providing the market with greater assurance that MSC-certified fisheries and...
Collaboration
by Sheila Shayon, July 20, 2016
Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) is a consortium featuring Accenture, the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company, which have...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Hannah Furlong, July 20, 2016
A new report from Transparency International reveals that emerging market multinationals are far from responsible global citizens, with low transparency standards and weak anti-corruption policies...
Business Models
by Tom Idle, July 19, 2016
“It’s all about timing,” says Gregor Gomory, CEO of ByFusion, a startup he believes is about to take advantage of a “perfect storm” brewing as the world wakes up to the enormous problem of plastic...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 19, 2016
Heineken released its 2015 sustainability report back in April, along with a ‘Frank’ distillation video featuring Dutch rapper and vocal artist Kevin “Blaxtar” de Rendamie. This week, Heineken USA...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 19, 2016
In the south of Spain, unsustainable water use is threatening Doñana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Europe’s most important wetlands. Located southwest of Seville, the Park...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, July 19, 2016
In the latest of a string of innovative partnerships in its quest for more sustainable materials (which so far have yielded CO2-based and tomato-based plastic, and guayule-based rubber, to name a few...
Products and Design
by John Natoli, July 19, 2016
All around today’s business world, there’s a lot of talk about “innovation.” Supply chains, service delivery, formulation, marketing, and countless other areas of business are undergoing rapid change...
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, July 18, 2016
Carpet might not seem like a major player in the climate change fight, but the process of making it actually is quite impactful on the environment. Most carpets are synthetic — nylon, polyester,...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, July 18, 2016
16-year-old climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is petitioning the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates to take a strong stance on ending climate change. In a Care2 petition and a corresponding video...
Products and Design
by Christoph J. Me..., July 18, 2016
“What data analytics did for baseball it could do for the environment by shrinking the carbon footprint of thousands of consumer products. With data from each step in a product’s life cycle,...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, July 18, 2016
California’s aggressive climate policies — combined with the sheer size of its economy — have helped it create the most clean energy jobs of any state in the country, according to a new study by the...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, July 15, 2016
The Closed Loop Foundation (CL Foundation) has announced a new grant and loan opportunity for food waste solutions that are applicable in the United States. Hoping to unlock food waste diversion and...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 15, 2016
In 2015, Target wrapped up its five-year goals and built the foundation for the future of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice, which is to make wellness a way of life; pursue...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, July 15, 2016
After passing the Senate last week, a bill proposing a federal labeling standard for foods with genetically modified ingredients - and blocking states from creating their own standards - sailed...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, July 15, 2016
This week, the Beer Institute announced a new initiative to encourage its member companies to display specific consumer information on products, packaging or websites. The Brewers’ Voluntary...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, July 14, 2016
Project JUST, an online platform that reviews fashion brands (75 to date) for their supply chain ethics and sustainability to help consumers make more informed choices, is crowdfunding to help expand...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 14, 2016
Found to be the worst-performing European country in terms of food waste in a 2015 study, the United Kingdom (UK) certainly seems to be setting a new course. Over the past year, numerous initiatives...
Brand Innovation
by Tim Greiner, July 14, 2016
Is your business embracing the disruptive forces of a low-carbon world as Ford and Ben & Jerry’s are? Over the next 10 years, climate change will drive industrial disruption at rates that...
New Metrics
by Hannah Furlong, July 13, 2016
Two years in the making, the first global Natural Capital Protocol was launched today. The standardized framework brings together and builds on a number of approaches that already exist to help...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, July 13, 2016
The largest-ever global analysis of attitudes toward seafood consumption, released today, has found that sustainability is a key driver for seafood purchases: Across 21 countries, sustainability is...
Blog
by Dimitar Vlahov, July 13, 2016
As one of the focal points of the global Sustainable Brands conference network, Sustainable Brands ’16 Copenhagen will explore how brands can succeed by Activating Purpose with next-level...
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