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The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, August 30, 2016
Under the theme Water for Sustainable Growth, some 3,000 people from over 120 countries are meeting in Stockholm this week for the 26th annual World Water Week. With water crises being...
Collaboration
by Aida Greenbury, August 29, 2016
While the challenges of climate change are undeniably global, politics and measures to actually solve them remain largely local. Last year’s Paris Agreement was a landmark moment for this issue. Now...
Cleantech
by News Deeply, August 29, 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...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, August 29, 2016
The California State Assembly last week approved sweeping legislation that extends the state’s targets for reducing greenhouse gases from 2020 to 2030. Under SB 32, California would reduce its...
Organizational Change
by Anneke Greyling, August 29, 2016
At the core of the most successful and attractive companies is a singular, authentic purpose that defines how it creates value. Purpose directs business decisions that determine the way value is...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, August 26, 2016
The number of standards for green products has grown in recent years due to increasing market demand for environmentally-preferable products, resulting in concerns over greenwashing and a need for an...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, August 26, 2016
Just a day after a group of cross-party MPs called on the UK government to ban microbeads, Greenpeace released a report outlining the science on the impact of microplastics, including microbeads, on...
Leadership
by Giles Hutchins, August 26, 2016
We are in the midst of a metamorphic period of change unlike anything the world has seen since the Late Middle Ages. With “meta” (meaning “form”) and “morph” (meaning “change”), the word suggests the...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, August 26, 2016
More than one-third of American adults agree: Finding parking in many major cities is such a pain that they’re ditching driving to avoid the hassle. But with Ford’s new FordPass® platform,...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 25, 2016
NIKE, Inc. has announced a new strategic partnership with private equity firm Apollo Global Management, LLC, aimed at building a transparent and ethical apparel supply chain in the Americas. Through...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, August 25, 2016
Polystyrene packaging and microbeads are no strangers to controversy; both materials harm marine life and can enter the food chain, which has prompted concern from consumers and advocacy groups....
Behavior Change
by David North, August 25, 2016
A decade ago something remarkable happened: Business leaders watched Al Gore present An Inconvenient Truth, and accepted that man-made climate change was real and catastrophic. CEOs said that...
Collaboration
by Carla Tavares, August 25, 2016
At SB’16 Cape Town in May, Tetra Pak, South African Airways (SAA) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) came together to share their views on the importance of building market demand...
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...
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