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Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, November 29, 2017
As part of its ongoing regionalization strategy, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has created a Japan Sustainability Local Group. Chaired by Koji Inoue of Ajinomoto Co., Inc., the Local Group will help...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, November 29, 2017
Households in the UK waste two million tons of food each year simply by not consuming it in time. A third of this food waste is the result of the result of a confusing and counterintuitive labeling...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, November 29, 2017
Packaging remains a considerable challenge for businesses looking to reduce their impacts, but innovators such as food-service supplier Eco-Products and Finnish startup Sulpac are helping to...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, November 29, 2017
Researchers at MIT have developed a new membrane system that could be used to convert power plant CO2 emissions into fuel for cars, trucks and planes, as well as into chemical feedstocks for a...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, November 28, 2017
While discussion around the future of urban mobility largely focuses on electric vehicles and public transportation, buzz is growing around the role of bikes in driving down emissions in cities....
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, November 28, 2017
Sweden is a leader in waste-to-energy generation and earlier this year, the country began powering its incineration plants with trash purchased from neighboring countries. With less than one percent...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, November 28, 2017
Consumers have a critical role to play in pushing forward the sustainability agenda, particularly when it comes to food. But initiating change requires both educating the public about the issues and...
New Metrics
by Jed Wolf, November 28, 2017
The new wave of conscious consumption, driven largely by millennials and Gen Z, is pushing companies to innovate around social causes. The Nielsen Global Corporate Sustainability Report found that 73...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, November 27, 2017
While a recent report from waste management firm Suez has expressed concern about the potential “disastrous” consequences of Brexit on the UK’s already taxed waste infrastructure system, Scotland is...
Behavior Change
by Monica Marshall, November 27, 2017
This has been a bad year for natural disasters. In fact, 2017 is tied with 2011 for the most billion-dollar disasters.[1] Without even counting Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria or the California...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, November 27, 2017
Carlsberg Group is now one step closer to achieving its Together Towards Zero goals — the company’s brewery in Falkenberg, Sweden is now 100 percent powered by biogas and clean electricity, thereby...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, November 27, 2017
While coffee cup recycling is just beginning to gather steam, previously hard-to-recycle products such as lead batteries and contacts are demonstrating surprisingly high recycling rates. A new study...
Finance & Investment
by Gary Groff, November 24, 2017
Young, sustainable companies have it tough. With all that excitement and idealism in building a new company comes a mountain of obstacles to overcome. But for purpose-driven companies pursuing...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Daniel Barry, November 24, 2017
In an era where brands are becoming increasingly socially conscious to keep up with societal trends, Marc Skid is no exception. The recently launched online underwear retailer is using the finest,...
Marketing and Comms
by C and A Foundation, November 23, 2017
A digital initiative bringing to life real stories about real people in the Bangladeshi garment industry is proving a game-changer in the country in its first year of launch. “Made in Equality” is a...
Collaboration
by Sustainability ..., November 23, 2017
Today, we are witnessing unusual weather patterns and natural disasters all over the world. Traditional state and corporate barriers must be transcended if we are to combat the universal issue of...
Walking the Talk
by Jennifer Elks, November 23, 2017
With the launch of its #OptOutside campaign in 2015, REI set a new precedent in retail, shuttering its stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, giving its employees a paid day off and – on a day that...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, November 22, 2017
A new report by CDP has revealed the extent to which deforestation threatens the global economy — and the numbers are staggering. According to From Risk to Revenue: The Investment Opportunity in...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, November 22, 2017
Your morning cup of java could be good for more than just a caffeine buzz — Shell and Vancouver-based sustainable clothing company LEZÉ the Label are fueling a sustainable future with the help of...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Louise Koch, November 22, 2017
Electronic waste is the world’s fastest-growing waste stream, and according to a United Nations report, it’s projected that 50 million tons of e-waste will be accumulated by 2018. There are many...
Cleantech
by Andrew Winston, November 22, 2017
I was driving through rural Pennsylvania recently and saw a fascinating billboard. Sponsored by an organization that promotes coal and natural gas, the sign declared, “The truth is that 90 percent of...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, November 21, 2017
An estimated 750,000 farmers in India produce 80 percent of the world’s supply of mint and the oil derived from the crop — commonly referred to as “liquid gold” — is an important source of income for...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, November 21, 2017
In the face of climate change, embracing new methods of agricultural production, consuming responsibly and adopting circular business models will be critical to forging a sustainable future and...
Business Case
by Jonathan Hanwit, November 21, 2017
Not so long ago, there was a large disconnect between doing good and good business. While the idea of corporate social responsibility has been around since the 1960s, businesses have historically...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, November 20, 2017
Supporting its vision of building a better world through sport, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a new integrated brand campaign, Become The Light, which encourages people to...
Walking the Talk
UPS is ramping up its use of renewable natural gas (RNG), signing a new agreement with Big Ox Energy, a subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital (LLC), to purchase 10 million gallon...
Walking the Talk
This post has been translated from Japanese — read the original interview here. Tomomi Fukumoto To build a sustainable brand, it is vital that a corporation’s message to the public chimes with its...
Waste Not
The hotel industry continues to pursue a food waste-free future as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Rockefeller Foundation and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) release a toolkit...
Leadership
by Nassy Avramidis, November 17, 2017
Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) is considered one of the longest and toughest professional sporting events in the world; sailing’s toughest team challenge and one of the sport’s Big Three events, alongside...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, November 17, 2017
At COP23, the largest cocoa-producing countries, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, announced far-reaching frameworks for action with leading chocolate and cocoa companies, including Cargill, General Mills,...
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