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The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, December 19, 2014
On Thursday, after months of pressure from climate change activists, eBay confirmed its departure from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).“This is a major victory for those of us who...
Organizational Change
by Dr. Faye McIntyre, December 19, 2014
Many companies today view sustainable business practices as an integral part of their overall strategy — and much more than an opportunity to enhance their brand image. A natural extension of this...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, December 19, 2014
Looking for something to hold you accountable on your New Year’s resolution to be more active? Changers — a German startup whose mission is to motivate behavior change by making sustainable actions...
Brand Innovation
by Mike Hower, December 19, 2014
Tradeshift, which digitally connects enterprises with their suppliers via a cloud-based platform, announced on Tuesday that it will waive the 30 percent revenue share it receives from organizations...
Marketing and Comms
by Mike Hower, December 19, 2014
Google, Microsoft, Walt Disney and BMW have the best CSR reputations globally, according to new research from the Reputation Institute (RI).Although this year Google beat out Microsoft for the top...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, December 18, 2014
The Hershey Company, in partnership with Project Peanut Butter (PPB) — a project aimed at ending child malnutrition across sub-Saharan Africa — has announced that the Project’s newest manufacturing...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, December 18, 2014
More than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing nearly 269,000 tons, are floating in the world’s oceans and causing damage throughout the food chain, according to new research, as...
Chemistry and Materials
by Mike Hower, December 18, 2014
A team of researchers from Purdue University's Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio) has developed a new catalytic process that converts biomass waste into chemical...
Brand Innovation
by Tamay Kiper, December 18, 2014
This week, Procter & Gamble published its 16th annual sustainability report, which reveals how the CPG giant made far-reaching — and as it turns out, lucrative — improvements to its global...
Products and Design
by Dale Buss, December 18, 2014
GoldieBlox, the startup behind “Engineering Toys for Girls” and star capital-raiser on Kickstarter, may have blazed a trail by marketing construction toys to girls. But it may be the venerable, and...
Behavior Change
by Michael Kobori, December 17, 2014
More and more, big companies have a growing responsibility, not just to help their bottom line, but to promote significant positive behaviors that contribute to a healthier world. That often means...
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, December 17, 2014
Now through December 30, eco-friendly watch maker WeWOOD is running a #TreeFreeHoliday campaign, aimed at educating people on the importance of saving trees and planting new ones."We [hope to]...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, December 17, 2014
Global alcoholic beverage company Diageo—maker of such iconic brands as Guinness, Bailey's, Tanqueray and Johnnie Walker—has announced 20 new sustainability and responsibility targets in three core...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, December 17, 2014
Panera Bread today offered details regarding its progress on sourcing only responsibly raised livestock and poultry, following the introduction of its new Food Policy in June.As part of Panera’s...
Behavior Change
by Leon Kaye, December 17, 2014
More and more consumers are aware of overfishing and the effects plastic trash is having on the world’s oceans. Various companies are taking small steps in harvesting ocean garbage and recycling it...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, December 16, 2014
Eastman Chemical Company today announced it will join chemical giants such as BASF, AkzoNobel, Henkel and Clariant as a member of Together for Sustainability (TfS), a European initiative dedicated to...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, December 16, 2014
A new initiative from Procter & Gamble’s Febreze air freshener and TerraCycle is challenging Canadians across the nation to recycle everything from used air fresheners to Swiffer packaging for $5...
Startups
by Sheila Shayon, December 16, 2014
Drones have already disintermediated the aerospace/defense industry and have crossed the threshold from commercial to consumer, delivering to the average person the world’s most powerful personal...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, December 16, 2014
A research study released today finds that top retailers of holiday decor continue to sell seasonal products containing hazardous chemicals. The research found that two-thirds of tested products had...
ICT and Big Data
by Mike Hower, December 16, 2014
It will take around 11 trillion gallons of water—about 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir—to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA...
Chemistry and Materials
by Mike Hower, December 16, 2014
The traditional business model of chemical suppliers selling their products in the largest possible quantities, while profitable, encourages the overuse of chemicals and places a strain on human...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, December 15, 2014
Ecover, the world's largest maker of non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning products, has teamed up with packaging producer Sonoco for a series of plant-based plastic bottles for its new North American...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, December 15, 2014
Waste Management’s just-released 2014 Sustainability Report, Creating a Circular Economy, documents the company’s progress on recycling, energy production, transforming waste into valuable resources...
ICT and Big Data
by Mike Hower, December 15, 2014
Sustainability software firm CRedit360 has helped global chemistry company Solvay to introduce a consistent, group-wide approach to sustainability reporting, following its acquisition of...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, December 15, 2014
Danish pharmaceutical firm Novo Nordisk has opened its eleventh Diabetes Support Center, improving access to affordable diabetes treatment in some of the largest cities in Ghana and Nigeria.The new...
New Metrics
by Ellen Brilhuis-..., December 15, 2014
PRé has always believed in and worked for a sustainable future and we believe insight into the environmental and social impacts of products is a crucial step towards this future. Our approach is one...
New Metrics
by Irene Lane, December 15, 2014
You may not have noticed, but on December 13, 2012, the travel industry reached a critical milestone. It was on that date, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), that the one-billionth...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, December 12, 2014
Sedex Global has partnered with anti-corruption NGO Transparency International UK, and training, consulting and research NGO, Verité, to publish a new briefing which explores the impact of corruption...
Chemistry and Materials
by Mike Hower, December 12, 2014
Google, Facebook, Genentech and several other companies and organizations comprising a working group of The Building Health Initiative are actively using their collective market influence to create...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, December 12, 2014
Just in time for this season of excess and merrymaking, BeMyDD (Be My Designated Driver), the nation’s largest designated driver service, has launched a joint promotion with Brown-Forman Corporation...

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