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Walking the Talk
by David Morgenstern, May 31, 2018
Cool and stylish workspaces, advanced benefits and other perks are among the many ways that employers stand out as a great place to work. Yet there’s another perk that is just as important, if not...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, May 30, 2018
Mars Australia has signed 20 year power-purchase agreements (PPA) with Total Eren to generate the equivalent of 100 percent of Mars’ electricity from renewable energy by 2020. In addition to its...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, May 30, 2018
Purpose-driven brands can build stronger emotional connections with consumers that go far beyond a transactional relationship, according to the newly released 2018 Cone/Porter Novelli Purpose Study....
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Hannah Furlong, May 30, 2018
Lowe’s has become the first major U.S. retailer to commit to ending the sale of two toxic chemicals in its paint removal products sold globally by the end of this year. The chemicals, methylene...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 30, 2018
Shaw Industries, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floorcovering provider, has also become a leader in sustainability — in August, Shaw announced that 85 percent of its products...
Waste Not
by Hannah Furlong, May 29, 2018
These days — especially in sustainability circles — it seems impossible to avoid hearing about the massive problem that is plastic pollution, and what we can do to address it. In the past two weeks...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, May 29, 2018
Like many large companies, Hilton has been steadily improving its sustainability performance one step at a time. With the release of its latest sustainability report ...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 29, 2018
Makersite is an all-in-one, open-source data platform for product design, costing and stewardship that product teams can use to analyze and collaborate on how things are made and improve the impacts...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, May 29, 2018
Just days after sharing that it is partnering with a Chicago-based incubator to help scale food and beverage startups, PepsiCo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bare Foods Co, as...
Cleantech
by Maxine Perella, May 29, 2018
The future of transport is shaping up electric — by 2040, more than half of all new car sales and a third of global fleet will be electrified, according to research from Bloomberg New...
Organizational Change
by Stephanie Klotz, May 28, 2018
Transparency has become a bit of a buzzword in the fashion industry and judging by the number of times it was mentioned at this year’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit, it is a trend that we are not going...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, May 28, 2018
As we get ready to judge our semi-finalists next week in the 2018 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, we wanted to check in with last year’s competitors to learn about the impacts they continue...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, May 28, 2018
The world’s first retail platform that connects consumers to their own carbon footprint is being piloted by Ben & Jerry’s at its newest Scoop Shop in London. The platform, created by the...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, May 25, 2018
Are you or someone you know helping create a gender equal world? Individuals are being invited to share stories of initiatives big and small in the form of video, audio, essays and artwork as...
Finance & Investment
by Hannah Furlong, May 25, 2018
Projects that reduce emissions, generate clean energy or aid sustainable development could benefit from more financial support this year thanks to recent announcements from financial firms in the...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 25, 2018
PepsiCo North America Nutrition (NAN) and food and beverage incubator The Hatchery Chicago have announced a partnership aimed at helping food industry entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses....
Walking the Talk
by Jim Nicolow, May 25, 2018
Published during the first industrial revolution, Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations used the metaphor of “the invisible hand of the market” to describe how the decisions of self-interested...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 24, 2018
Farmers are faced with constant pricing pressures, water limitations and labor shortages, leading many to seek solutions to help them be more innovative and efficient in growing their crops....
Walking the Talk
by Alison Watson, May 24, 2018
It’s hard to believe that a fast-food burger chain would actively set a target to reduce red meat consumption by its customers. After all, that generous meat patty smacked in the middle of two fresh...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, May 24, 2018
This year, the world’s largest event on sustainability in fashion, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, included an Innovation Competition that saw 12 finalists pitch their technologies onstage in front of...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, May 24, 2018
WAP Sustainability Consulting works with manufacturers and brands to help them meet customers’ expectations on sustainability – specifically around life cycle assessment (LCA), carbon management and...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, May 23, 2018
Awareness of our plastic waste problem continues to grow, prompting campaigns and corporate action around the world. To name but a few recent examples, the Welsh Government and National Geographic...
Marketing and Comms
by Michael Laermann, May 23, 2018
New regulation in the EU mandates public companies to file financial statements in digital format. Does the move to HTML and Big Data have the potential to push corporate reporting into the digital...
The Next Economy
by Meredith Boyd, May 23, 2018
Ahead of Earth Day last month, over one million people took to social media urging corporations to "break free" from single-use plastics. And from the fashion to the auto industry – and everywhere in...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 23, 2018
In the sustainability world, the conversation around beef mostly involves reducing the environmental impacts of its production (deforestation, methane emissions, etc). But Cassidy Johnston can offer...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, May 22, 2018
European home improvement company Kingfisher has set out ambitious sustainability targets for the next seven years – the latest stage of its journey to become a net positive business by 2050. The...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 22, 2018
While many aspects of the textile industry have notoriously harmful effects on people and the planet, we’re seeing a variety of solutions emerge that could shape the future of fashion. Two of the...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 22, 2018
As we get ready to judge our semi-finalists for the 2018 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, we wanted to check in with last year’s competitors to learn about the impacts they continue to have on the...
Supply Chain
by Eliza Roberts, May 22, 2018
Tyson Foods, the largest meat company in the U.S., is starting to step up to the plate on sustainability and respond to pressure from investors and consumers to tackle water risks in its supply chain...
Waste Not
by Vicki Warker, May 21, 2018
How does food get on a plate? Unless you’re growing it yourself, that food may have had a long, complex journey before it arrived on your fork. That long trail all too often results in a lot of food...
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