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Leadership
by Libby MacCarthy, February 23, 2017
Daniel Lubetzky, Founder and CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks, has launched an independent organization that seeks to improve public health by making truth, transparency and integrity the foremost...
Chemistry and Materials
by Libby MacCarthy, February 23, 2017
Transport constitutes approximately 20 percent of global energy use — a figure that is set to grow — and a new study published by physicist Jo Hermans in MRS Energy and Sustainability — A Review...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 23, 2017
This week, sustainable menswear brand Outerknown launched #ITSNOTOK, an evergreen giveback program designed to bring awareness to environmental issues – particularly the declining health of our...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, February 23, 2017
Increasing economic benefits while reducing global-warming potential: How products from BASF’s Master Builders Solutions® range help achieve this is the focus of the new Europe-wide campaign, “...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 22, 2017
Today, Heineken N.V. released its 2016 Annual Report, marking the first time the company has combined its annual and sustainability report into one document. Heineken has indicated that it believes...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, February 22, 2017
Growing demand for seafood and a global population growing at a rate of 75 million people every year has put ocean resources under significant strain. Approximately 90 percent of global fishing...
Startups
by Libby MacCarthy, February 22, 2017
Travel platform Booking.com is making moves to drive the tourism industry towards a more sustainable model with the launch of a new accelerator program, Booking.com Booster. Designed to identify,...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by John Marshall R..., February 22, 2017
This is part one of a four-part weekly series exploring the LUCK formula for creating the inner change necessary to become a transformational leader. Some leaders make change look easy. While most...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, February 21, 2017
An updated version of the Carbon Clean 200 (Clean200) released today by As You Sow and Corporate Knights reveals that China continues to play a leading role in the clean energy economic expansion....
Marketing and Comms
by Joyshree Reinelt, February 21, 2017
The year has hardly begun and we’ve already witnessed radical shifts throughout society - growing anti-establishment contingencies, women’s rights marches, and the new US administration are some of...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, February 21, 2017
Stakeholder engagement non-profit Future 500 has released its annual Top 10 Stakeholder Engagement Trends report for 2017. The report compiles careful monitoring and analysis of current events,...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, February 21, 2017
Two new announcements from Ford highlight how the auto and mobility company is harnessing technology to get ahead. With ambitious plans to launch an autonomous vehicle in 2021, Ford has announced...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 20, 2017
Just days after WWF and ISEAL released a new report highlighting the importance of aligning sustainability standards with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tea brand Twinings announced a...
Business Models
by Libby MacCarthy, February 20, 2017
Changing consumer attitudes and the reality of climate change have shifted the conversation about the business case for sustainability. For more and more companies, embedding sustainable business...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, February 20, 2017
Last week, during the inaugural Healthy10 Awards, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation honored 10 partnerships for their efforts to connect businesses and...
Leadership
by Sandja Brügmann, February 20, 2017
Change is one of the most challenging elements of life within an organization. To sustain a change agenda moving away from behaviors and decisions that are life-destroying to becoming life-enhancing...
Cleantech
by Tom Idle, February 17, 2017
Beatrice Akyoo doesn’t need to spend as much money lighting her home, and her children have more time for homework without inhaling the nasty fumes from kerosene lamps. She also earns extra income by...
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, February 17, 2017
The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has launched a new Future Scenarios Toolkit in an effort to provide informed future planning guidance. The toolkit offers companies a clear and...
Organizational Change
by Coro Strandberg, February 17, 2017
Wild fires, flooding, distracted driving and emotional wellness concerns cost Canadians billions of dollars in 2016. For insurance group The Co-operators, those numbers represent a threat to the...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, February 16, 2017
While recycling most certainly plays an important role in the shift to the development of a more circular, sustainable economy, it largely focuses on a product or material’s end of life. But recent...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, February 16, 2017
The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute finds that this transformation could benefit the global economy to the tune of $1...
Leadership
by Libby MacCarthy, February 16, 2017
In response to Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s resolution urging the Trump administration to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument, Patagonia announced that it would be opting out of this year’s...
Organizational Change
by Matt Polsky, February 16, 2017
The third of a three-part proposal for using sustainability to recharge America's problem-solving. Read parts one and two. Andy Revkin’s article in Pro Publica: “Will Trump’s Climate Team...
New Metrics
by Richard Howitt, February 15, 2017
This post is a response to a challenge posed earlier this year to new IIRC Chief Executive Richard Howitt by Dr. Mark W. McElroy and Martin P. Thomas, co-authors of The Multicapital Scorecard (2016...
Startups
by Libby MacCarthy, February 15, 2017
People have been sharing goods and services with one another since the beginning of time, but it was not until recently that this age-old practice revealed itself a force of transformation for the...
New Metrics
by Tara Gallagher, February 15, 2017
What better time to benchmark your sustainability program than the start of the year? Evaluating whether your program is following best practices can spur improvement and provide justification for...
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, February 15, 2017
Back in 2006, Danish energy company DONG Energy was one of the most coal-intensive utilities in Europe, with only 15 percent of its heat and power coming from renewables. In just one decade, the...
Leadership
by Libby MacCarthy, February 14, 2017
The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has released its first edition of the Youth Solutions Report, which identifies 50 youth-led projects that aim to solve the world’s toughest...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, February 14, 2017
While the fashion, food, auto and energy industries are held to high sustainability standards, television tends to fly under the radar. But environmental sustainability is an important issue to...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, February 14, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pa.-based startup Thread - a Certified B Corporation on a mission to end poverty by creating dignified jobs and responsibly sourced and manufactured, high-performance fabric – has just...
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