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New Metrics
by Ben Peel, August 24, 2016
In this series of articles, the team at the Carbon Trust outlines the reasons for businesses to adopt science-based targets on climate change. This is the fifth and final part of the series;...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, August 24, 2016
Wrapping food in plastic can reduce spoilage, but presents challenges related to waste recovery and recycling. It presents a tough choice for producers between prioritizing food waste or plastic...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, August 24, 2016
A new report from relief and development charity Tearfund and the Institute of Development Studies suggests that businesses and governments could help save lives and create jobs by adopting a...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, August 23, 2016
Ethical apparel brand PACT | ORGANIC today launched a new campaign that aims to show how dirty the fashion industry really is. “The Skidmark,” a new digital campaign produced by the creative...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, August 23, 2016
The average American emits 17 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year just by going about their daily life – breathing, blow-drying their hair, cooking, and so on. The figure is...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 23, 2016
With about one-fifth of the world’s population, China has the ability to significantly contribute to the success of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The country made...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, August 23, 2016
Ford has announced a plan to have a ride-sharing service featuring high-volume, fully autonomous, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)-defined level 4-capable vehicles in commercial operation by...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, August 22, 2016
Fortune has published the second edition of its “Change the World” list of the top 50 companies that are delivering positive social impact. Once again developed in partnership with Mark Kramer and...
Business Models
by Bert Valdman, August 22, 2016
These three facts should give pause to anyone who wants to see a resource-efficient clean energy future become a reality: Corporations looking to control their energy destiny and improve...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, August 22, 2016
Two surveys of consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) have highlighted their growing demand for food supply chain ethics. Research from Globescan showed that the vast majority of shoppers believe that...
Leadership
by News Deeply, August 22, 2016
News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine...
Organizational Change
by Daniel Brett, August 19, 2016
In most parts of the country, we don’t have an unemployment problem anymore. Our problem is a lack of good job opportunities for most Americans. While millions of jobs have been created since the...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, August 19, 2016
A unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld the government’s right to use a social carbon price to inform policymaking. The verdict rejected an industry-backed litigation that...
Business Models
by Steve Fuller, August 19, 2016
In our last article, we explained why it’s important to make sure that your purpose is thoroughly grounded in the political, economic, social and technological context in which you operate. We call...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, August 18, 2016
In recent years, palm oil has arguably become one of the world’s most ubiquitous and contentious raw materials in the consumer goods industry. When conventionally produced palm oil and palm kernel...
Products and Design
by Hannah Furlong, August 18, 2016
Each year, a new wave of computers, smartphones and accessories spill onto the market with smaller components made from increasingly complex materials. Even as awareness of e-waste has grown and the...
Brand Innovation
by Emily Chan, August 18, 2016
As communications partners, we at Edelman are often asked by clients to help them bring their sustainability stories to life. But despite decades of progress on environmental initiatives, many...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, August 17, 2016
Unilever Australia’s latest iteration of the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty focuses on the internet search terms used by young girls, which highlight the prevalence of negative body image and eating...
New Metrics
by Alex Farsan, August 17, 2016
In this series of articles, the team at the Carbon Trust outlines the reasons for businesses to adopt science-based targets on climate change. This is the fourth in the series; find the other parts...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, August 17, 2016
In the ongoing fight against food waste, startups continue to innovate to offer solutions: Renewal Mill is turning waste such as olive pits and grape skin into new food products, and apps are...
Waste Not
by Tom Szaky, August 17, 2016
One of the most significant challenges that manufacturers and major brands face today is maintaining high sustainability standards across their entire supply and production chain. It’s no new idea...
Organizational Change
by Simon Robinson, August 16, 2016
I recently took part in a Sustainable Brands webinar with Fritjof Capra, in which we discussed how to introduce systems thinking and the systems view of life into organizations. After interviewing...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Hannah Furlong, August 16, 2016
Nelson Switzer, Chief Sustainability Officer for Nestlé Waters North America, has called for ‘aggressive new leadership’ in collective action through partnerships to solve shared water challenges. At...
Packaging
by Elizabeth Schussler, August 16, 2016
How many packages have you relied on today? Responsible and innovative packaging is critical to delivering shippable, shelve-able, sellable, product value. Consumers, retailers, and brands count on...
Packaging
by Joshua Martin, August 16, 2016
The environmental impacts that can result from making forest and paper products are impossible to ignore. Millions of acres of forests are logged each year and, as a result, threatened species may be...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, August 15, 2016
More and more companies are looking for ways to adopt circular models for their products, and some of the latest examples have been provided by industry giants. Furniture company IKEA, chemical firm...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, August 15, 2016
A report released today from As Yow Sow and Corporate Knights reveals that a list of 200 clean energy companies known as the Carbon Clean 200™ (Clean200™) show a simulated annualized return of 21.82...
Brand Innovation
by Thomas Kolster, August 15, 2016
As an industry, we’re ignorant at best or utterly demagogic, one-sided and irresponsible at worst. The majority of do-good efforts from brands are little more than a cheeky pick-up line to charm...
Organizational Change
by News Deeply, August 15, 2016
News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine...
ICT and Big Data
by Rob Nail, August 12, 2016
On April 22 – Earth Day 2016 – a record 175 nations agreed to keep this century’s global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius by signing the Paris Agreement, conceived at last year’s Paris...
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