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New Metrics
by Catherine Thomason, October 8, 2015
“No country can get ahead if it leaves what amounts to half the population behind.”This quote from the McKinsey report, Economic Benefit of Gender Equality, provided a soft opening to a session...
New Metrics
by Catherine Thomason, October 8, 2015
How do you make a problem you can’t see important? This is a big theme across all the breakouts at New Metrics ’15 this week — the importance of finding the accurate and appropriate measurement tools...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, October 8, 2015
JetBlue Airways and TERRA® Real Vegetable Chips today revealed the T5 Farm – a blue potato farm and produce garden at Terminal 5 (T5) at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. An...
New Metrics
by Claire Sommer, October 8, 2015
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Management guru Peter Drucker said it first, but we all know what it means. It’s “The way things are done around here,” the unwritten rules that aren’t on the...
New Metrics
by Dimitar Vlahov, October 8, 2015
The main-stage program of New Metrics ’15 kicked off Wednesday with a simple, yet powerful reminder: This set of conversations is all about upside potential, smarter risk management and long-term...
Organizational Change
by Maxine Perella, October 8, 2015
“Women challenge the status quo because we never are it.”Addressing a (thankfully) diverse audience of sustainability professionals in London, UK, last month at an event hosted by The Crowd, Cindy...
Organizational Change
by Hannah Furlong, October 7, 2015
Gaming, hotel and resort company Caesars Entertainment Corporation released its sixth annual Corporate Citizenship Report, Inspiring Citizenship, this week. The company achieved most of its 2015...
Marketing and Comms
by Hannah Furlong, October 7, 2015
The 17 Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs) launched late last month by the United Nations (UN) aim to achieve three main objectives in the next 15 years: end...
Waste Not
by Hannah Furlong, October 7, 2015
Today, Nestlé USA released its second Creating Shared Value (CSV) report, which details the company’s progress against 27 commitments set in 2013 related to nutrition, health and wellness,...
by Hannah Furlong, October 7, 2015
This week, the first draft of the new climate change agreement set for COP21, the United Nations (UN) international conference on climate change, was presented to governments. The document will act...
Behavior Change
by Hannah Furlong, October 7, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell PLC CEO Ben van Beurden promoted a carbon-pricing plan at the Oil & Money conference in London on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reports that the plan will encourage...
by Mike Hower, October 7, 2015
Wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies, claims a new analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). This is the first...
Marketing and Comms
by Joss Tantram, October 8, 2015
“...almost all fortunes are made out of the capital and labour of other men than those who realise them.” - Lysander SpoonerDo you have to pay to play?If you are a sustainability practitioner and...
Marketing and Comms
by Dr. John Izzo, October 7, 2015
The scandal that erupted recently around Volkswagen’s “diesel” pollution scam is going to reverberate across the corporate world − and so it should. All around the world surveys have shown that a...
by Bart King, October 7, 2015
Sweden is so heavily forested that open areas are the exception.It’s the opposite of continental Europe, where Germany’s well-known Black Forest or France’s Bois Des Landes are deviations in the...
New Metrics
by Paula Bernstein, October 7, 2015
As a science-based method, life cycle analysis (LCA) is an excellent tool to bust the myths that surround sustainability. In this monthly series, we look at some common sustainability ideas to see if...
Business Models
by Tamay Kiper, October 7, 2015
On a blazing hot Saturday in Los Angeles last month, the Venice High School Garden, also known as The Learning Garden, hosted the latest in a years-long string of community events – this time, a “...
by Dimitar Vlahov, October 6, 2015
The global Sustainable Brands community continues to impress and inspire with the growing levels of creativity companies are applying in their sustainability efforts, especially when it comes to...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, October 6, 2015
Despite profound economic, political and social challenges around the world, a rising generation of Aspirational consumers is optimistic about the future and sees brands and free market capitalism as...
Supply Chain
by Hannah Furlong, October 6, 2015
The world’s largest canned tuna company, Thai Union Group (TU), has been connected to forced labor, human rights abuses, and environmental devastation. Yesterday, Greenpeace launched a global...
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, October 6, 2015
Levi Strauss & Co. has led the charge in dramatically reducing the environmental impact of its garments by improving the efficiency of its processes: As the company announced in March, it has...
Chemistry and Materials
by Mike Hower, October 6, 2015
Researchers at UC Berkeley have created a synthetic leaf that uses water, sunlight and carbon dioxide to make liquid fuels such as methane, butane and acetate — and releases oxygen into the air, The...
by Mike Hower, October 6, 2015
Energy shots such as 5 Hour Energy have proliferated in recent years as they have taken up an increasingly large portion of the multibillion-dollar energy drink market. The smaller, sugar-free energy...
Supply Chain
by Adam Gerschel-Clarke, October 5, 2015
The sustainability challenges facing the clothing industry today are immense. In 2013 the Danish fashion institute estimated it to be the second-most damaging industry in the world, with 25 percent...
ICT and Big Data
by Sheila Shayon, October 5, 2015
A 2014 National Geographic article, “One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted,” reported that 3.5 billion acres of land, an area larger than Canada, was plowed in 2007 to grow food, support livestock...
by Hannah Furlong, October 5, 2015
Startups that are innovating around nutritious, sustainable food are invited to pitch for a £3000 cash prize and a three-month mentoring program with the Unilever Foundry. The competition is open to...
by Mike Hower, October 5, 2015
The Hershey Company has announced it is joining Partners in Food Solutions (PFS), an international public-private partnership that connects volunteer experts from the world’s leading food companies...
by Dimitar Vlahov, October 5, 2015
This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post, "What's Working: Sustainable Development Goals," in conjunction with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The...
Organizational Change
by Hannah Furlong, October 4, 2015
Starbucks UK has announced it is going beyond government recommendations for the National Living Wage and will be the first private company to implement housing and homelessness charity Shelter’s...
by Hannah Furlong, October 2, 2015
The CEOs of 10 global food companies pledged to accelerate business action on climate change and urged U.S. and world leaders to form a robust international agreement at COP21 in December in a joint...
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