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Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, March 20, 2018
One in 10 people around the world lacks access to clean drinking water, yet the majority of US consumers are unaware of the extent of the global water crisis, new research from Procter & Gamble (...
Collaboration
by Donnica Hawes-S..., March 19, 2018
It takes a village to make a difference – HEINEKEN USA can’t do it alone! Considering issues of underage drinking, drunk driving, and health and wellbeing, for example, the topic of responsible...
Walking the Talk
by Simon Robinson, March 19, 2018
Sustainable Brands has recently reported on a range of really interesting, wide-range of initiatives coming out of the beer industry, including innovative packaging solutions, the use of renewable...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, March 19, 2018
The Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator has revealed the names of the 15 startups selected to participate in its third edition, which kicks off today. Over the next twelve weeks, this new...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, March 19, 2018
A new report from CDP and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) shows a gap between the way companies identify climate-related risks and opportunities, and how they are preparing to tackle...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, March 16, 2018
Electricity and gas company E.ON Energy has launched a new campaign in hopes of challenging the norms in the utilities sector and exploring what can be done differently. The first ad shows Barcelona’...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, March 16, 2018
The New Textiles Economy continues to bloom as key players in the apparel and textile industries take action to shift towards a more sustainable model. Retailer Target is working to tackle the deeply...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, March 16, 2018
IKEA’s test kitchen, SPACE10, has been developing dishes with alternative ingredients such as insects, algae, and lab-grown meat. The chef-in-residence and their team reimagined several of IKEA’s...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, March 16, 2018
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is challenging the marketing industry to use its influence to help deliver a more sustainable future with the launch of Project Extraordinary, a global video challenge that...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, March 15, 2018
Are businesses ready to respond to the existential threats posed by social and environmental issues such as wealth inequality and climate change? Not yet, it seems. A new report from the University...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, March 15, 2018
A multi-industry initiative has introduced new protocols and tools for the responsible sourcing of tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold, and cobalt, as well as social, environmental and governance impacts...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, March 15, 2018
Over 25 major UK retailers — including Asda, The Co-operative, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s — have signed up to a series of commitments to tackle some of...
Supply Chain
by Kate Levick, March 14, 2018
The Brazilian Cerrado — the world’s most biodiverse savannah — is being deforested at an alarming rate. Over 40 percent of the original landscape has already been cleared, largely for the...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, March 14, 2018
New research from Stanford University reveals that the truth behind ethical and sustainable sourcing claims are far more complicated than previously imagined.   In the first large-scale analysis...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, March 14, 2018
Environmental charity Hubbub has launched a campaign that challenges male gym-goers to replace half of their animal-based protein with plant-based alternatives. Want to learn moreaboutCreating...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, March 14, 2018
Nike is calling for innovation proposals to help advance its product sustainability. The Nike Circular Innovation Challenge consists of two distinct but connected calls that invite entrants to...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, March 13, 2018
Fast fashion giant H&M has named the five winners of its latest Global Change Award, who are harnessing the power of technology to rein in the fashion industry’s extensive environmental...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Hannah Furlong, March 13, 2018
The construction industry is the world’s largest consumer of raw materials, and after they’re built, buildings can use a substantial amount of energy to keep us comfortable. Reducing the...
Marketing and Comms
by AshleyCooper, March 13, 2018
Over the past fourteen years, photographer Ashley Cooper amassed the world’s single largest collection of images documenting the impacts of climate change and renewable energy projects around the...
Walking the Talk
by Libby MacCarthy, March 13, 2018
Good products and profits have long been the hallmark of successful businesses, but in a shifting economic landscape these traditional metrics no longer hold up, as consumers, employees and investors...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, March 12, 2018
Bloomberg New Energy Finance has released a new report that reveals that signatories of the RE100 initiative have a long way to go to achieve their 100 percent renewable energy targets by 2030. For...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, March 12, 2018
The UK’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling on top pension funds in the UK to disclose information on the risks that climate change poses to pension savings. The move was prompted by an...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, March 12, 2018
Yogurt manufacturer Chobani has unveiled the nine food startups participating in its third Chobani Incubator. The Spring 2018 class is comprised of companies disrupting and improving high-potential...
Waste Not
by James Payne, March 12, 2018
Earlier this year, tech giant Dell announced an innovative partnership with actress Nikki Reed’s jewellery company, Bayou with Love, which spawned a new line of fine jewellery made using recycled...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, March 9, 2018
Businesses have a critical role to play in cleaning up the global economy, but it is consumers whole truly hold the key to achieving a more sustainable future. In a new report, PA Consulting Group...
Supply Chain
by Cory Searcy, March 9, 2018
Despite decades of intense media and business attention, poor working conditions persist in global supply chains. Even Apple, recently announced yet again as the world’s most admired company by...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, March 9, 2018
Last week, new analysis from B Corp determined that companies using business as a force for good outperform those who don’t. Now, a study from the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, March 9, 2018
With the world population projected to reach 10 billion by 2050, 70 percent more food will be needed, making sustainable food and agricultural solutions an imperative. Urban farming and alternative...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, March 8, 2018
As a division of the fashion industry, the footwear sector has a hefty environmental footprint. However, a slew of emerging brands are gearing up to change footwear’s future, raising the bar for the...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, March 8, 2018
As You Sow, the Sustainable Investments Institute and Proxy Impact have published an updated Proxy Preview report for 2018. The report offers a comprehensive look at more than 400 shareholder...
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