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Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, April 19, 2018
Around the globe, over one million individuals have signed petitions, taken to stores and restaurants, and posted photos of ridiculous packaging on social media to call out corporations for their...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, April 18, 2018
Growing consumer awareness and pressure has pushed plastic waste to the forefront of sustainability concerns, prompting numerous commitments to reduce single-use plastics, more efforts to combat...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, April 18, 2018
Mars, McDonald’s, Staples and several other companies have signed on to support the American Forest Foundation (AFF), GreenBlue, the US Forest Service and Esri in the development of a new forest...
Walking the Talk
by Maxine Perella, April 18, 2018
As food supply chains grow more complex, consumers are setting higher expectations for food quality, safety and sustainability as they seek more aspirational choices around what they eat. But food...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, April 18, 2018
New evidence suggests that sustainability standards are drivers of the adoption and improvement of corporate practices. Its welcome news following CDP’s recent examination of the gap between...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, April 17, 2018
Everyone’s gotta eat – and it makes for a big industry. Globally, food and agriculture is a $7.8 trillion industry. Its also growing (pun intended): global investments in the food and agriculture...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, April 17, 2018
The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), a multi-stakeholder collaborative that drives the commercial adoption of sustainable chemistry, has selected the 10 startups that have won the...
Behavior Change
by Jessica Verhagen, April 17, 2018
Imagine buying a pair of shoes and being able to address the carbon emissions from those shoes’ production and transportation right when you buy them. To date, this hasn’t been possible: We didn’t...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, April 17, 2018
Water and waste are issues at nearly every step of the textile and apparel lifecycles. Luckily, solutions are being developed across the board. Girlfriend Collective broke onto the fashion scene...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, April 16, 2018
A team of students from North Dakota State University took the top prize last week at 3M’s Disruptive Design Challenge in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Disruptive Design Challenge was developed to expose...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, April 16, 2018
Just over a week ahead of the five-year anniversary of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse, Better Buying and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) have announced an 18-month partnership in...
Business Case
by Julie Nash, April 16, 2018
Extreme weather events cost the global economy a record $320 billion in 2017. Food systems are experiencing more shocks than ever before, yet they also cause about one quarter of global...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, April 16, 2018
The Procter & Gamble Company today announced it has achieved many of its 2020 environmental sustainability goals, has plans in place to meet the rest and has established new, broad-reaching goals...
Walking the Talk
by Coro Strandberg, April 13, 2018
Increasingly, businesses are using their clout to influence governments to advance a fair, inclusive and sustainable society and position their business for success. They recognize that government...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, April 13, 2018
For the second year, Fast Company is celebrating businesses, policies, and nonprofits that are poised help shift society to a more sustainable and more equitable future with its World Changing Ideas...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, April 13, 2018
Shortages of raw materials, lower crop quality, and less secure supply are just some of the challenges companies may face due to an emerging pollination deficit – and businesses are largely unaware...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Christina Välimäki, April 13, 2018
By 2020, the market for “green” chemistry is expected to reach $100 billion globally, with North America seeing an increase from $3 billion to over $20 billion during the same period. This...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, April 12, 2018
Climate change is predicted to reduce the amount of arable land suitable for growing coffee by 50% by 2050. Climatic changes are already impacting coffee production around the world, threatening the...
Leadership
by Hannah Furlong, April 12, 2018
New research from the University of Waterloo suggests that small businesses have enormous potential to advance sustainability in Canada. 86% of SMEs surveyed think that sustainability is important,...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, April 12, 2018
Long before concepts such as future-fit and circular became buzzwords, Fuji Xerox was already busy redefining business as usual and demonstrating the opportunities to be harnessed by embracing a more...
Supply Chain
by George Oduor, April 12, 2018
Imagine that your local market stall or supermarket aisle is devoid of staple foodstuffs such as maize, apples and bananas, let alone more ‘exotic’ and luxury products such as chili peppers or...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, April 11, 2018
In their biggest contest yet, TerraCycle, Colgate and ShopRite’s annual partnership is offering students across the eastern US the chance to win a playground for their school made entirely of...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, April 11, 2018
Despite stakeholders’ increasing recognition to prevent human rights abuses in the extraction and trade of minerals, public reporting on conflict minerals by companies remains limited, and the...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, April 11, 2018
As much hype as cryptocurrencies and digital tokens are getting these days, their real-world, practical uses remain few and far between. But one Vancouver-based organization, The Plastic Bank, is...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, April 10, 2018
Is there any better platform than Instagram to turn the jealousy of wanderlust into environmental awareness? Followers scroll through the feeds of travel influencers, admiring the photos of scenic...
Behavior Change
by Hannah Furlong, April 10, 2018
The world’s first curbside recycling program started where I live. Ontario, Canada’s Blue Box program made its official debut in the City of Kitchener in 1981 and became a blueprint for recycling...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, April 10, 2018
Recovering gold, copper and other metals from electronic waste – a practice called “urban mining” – is not only more environmentally friendly than extracting virgin materials, but can also be more...
Finance & Investment
by Daniel Matthews, April 10, 2018
When you hear the word “cryptocurrency,” what’s the first thing that springs to mind? For many of us, it’s Bitcoin — the original, most highly valued, and most widely discussed cryptocurrency. And...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, April 9, 2018
This year has already seen some great steps forward in the uphill battle against fashion and textile waste: industry agreements and action plans have been announced; sustainable fashion startups are...
Leadership
by Lawler Kang, April 9, 2018
Larry Fink’s recent clarion call to capitalism that managing “environmental, social,and governance (ESG) matters demonstrates the leadership and good governance that is so essential to sustainable...
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