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Leadership
by Mike Hower, August 31, 2015
Around three-quarters of the carbon credits issued under Joint Implementation (JI) may actually have increased emissions by about 600 million metric tons, according to a new study by the Stockholm...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Brynn McNally, August 31, 2015
A new study from the University of Bonn finds that consumers are willing to pay more for products with a Fair Trade logo, and they also perceive them to taste better. Published last week in Frontiers...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, August 31, 2015
Today, PRé Sustainability, a sustainability software and consultancy firm with 25 years’ experience as leading voice in life cycle management, life cycle assessment and sustainability metrics...
New Metrics
by Mark McElroy, August 31, 2015
Way back in 1962, Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman famously proclaimed, “… there is one and only one social responsibility of business — to use its resources and engage in activities...
Organizational Change
by Jason Burnham, August 31, 2015
What is your why? It is a question that you have most likely been confronted with at some point in your life. But, do you truly know what it means? And more importantly, have you been able to clearly...
Chemistry and Materials
by Brynn McNally, August 28, 2015
We know from the emerging discipline of biomimicry that natural systems can stimulate sustainable designs for human use. Two recent innovations use trees for inspiration and materials in...
Collaboration
by Dr. Gemma Cranston, August 28, 2015
The threats climate change poses to the private sector are significant and the need for international agreements on climate change to keep global warming below 2°C is ever more pressing. The...
Chemistry and Materials
by Mike Hower, August 28, 2015
Eighteen-year-old Perry Alagappan of Texas has created a renewable heavy metal filter capable of removing 99 percent of heavy metals from water that passes through it, The Guardian reports.This could...
Waste Not
by Hannah Furlong, August 28, 2015
The Rothes CoRDe, a John Dewar & Sons distillery part-owned by The Combination of Rothes Distillers, is the latest facility under the Bacardi umbrella to produce energy through a biomass boiler...
ICT and Big Data
by Brynn McNally, August 28, 2015
A new study published in the journal Theoretical and Applied Climatology examines contrarian climate science — the 3 percent of studies questioning the existence and human causes of climate change —...
Collaboration
by Hannah Furlong, August 28, 2015
A remote village in Kenya could have access to 15 million gallons of clean water by the end of the year — funded by Unilever shampoo, deodorant and body wash sales at Walgreens.For the first time,...
Cleantech
by Hannah Furlong, August 27, 2015
President Obama made several announcements on Monday at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, mainly related to executive actions under the Clean Power Plan. New financial commitments...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Maxine Perella, August 27, 2015
As World Water Week draws to a close in Stockholm, Sweden, issues of gender equality have been brought into sharp focus with a growing acknowledgement among business leaders that the global water...
Collaboration
by Hannah Furlong, August 27, 2015
New research from international non-profit organization WorldFish makes a strong case for how to improve nutrition in Bangladesh. The study finds that there are significant health benefits associated...
Waste Not
by Hannah Furlong, August 27, 2015
You might already be using them in your garden or they might be fueling your commute — but now you can use them in your 3D printer: Coffee grounds seem to be wasted less and less by the day, thanks...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, August 27, 2015
The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to supply chain responsibility, on Wednesday announced the launch of a foreign...
Packaging
by Tom Szaky, August 27, 2015
A cloud seems to be looming over the recycling industry today. No matter where you turn, the reigning attitude seems about the same — the future of recycling is in trouble. Waste management companies...
Packaging
by Hannah Furlong, August 26, 2015
A recent report from Transparency Market Research revealed that sustainability awareness is driving the demand for paper packaging. Paper is the largest material type in the packaging market and is...
Marketing and Comms
by Coro Strandberg, August 26, 2015
Today the ethical consumer market hovers between 10 and 20 percent. These numbers haven’t moved much since the term was first popularized 25 years ago. Yet market researchers such as Edelman and...
Behavior Change
by Brynn McNally, August 26, 2015
Recent studies suggest consumers are increasingly motivated to buy sustainable products, especially the rising generation of socially motivated millennials — that’s the headline in the sustainable...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 26, 2015
With just less than 100 days until the UN’s Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris, where leaders from more than 190 countries will gather to discuss a potential new agreement on climate change,...
Chemistry and Materials
by Mike Hower, August 26, 2015
Seventh Generation, which makes eco-friendly household and personal care products, on Monday launched a new line of laundry and dishwasher detergents designed to save consumers energy and money,...
Products and Design
by Brynn McNally, August 25, 2015
From startup designers to major retailers, the fashion world continues to battle our culture of fast fashion and wasteful wardrobes with innovative designs and recycling efforts.First up, the world’s...
Supply Chain
by Brynn McNally, August 25, 2015
Coca-Cola announced today it is on track to meet its 2020 water replenishment goal five years ahead of schedule. The company expects it will safely replenish 100 percent of the water it uses in...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, August 25, 2015
Just in time for World Water Week, the Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into...
Behavior Change
by Brynn McNally, August 25, 2015
A coalition of British NGOs and businesses is collaborating on a call for concerted action to curb littering. In a letter to the Guardian, leaders from national companies such as the British Soft...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, August 25, 2015
TerraVerdae BioWorks, an industrial biotechnology company developing advanced bioplastics and environmentally sustainable biomaterials, announced Monday that it has successfully achieved key...
Business Models
by Hannah Ritchie, August 24, 2015
We have been following Chile-based startup Bureo from its launch in late 2013 to its first incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign last year. Now the company, which got its start upcycling plastic...
Startups
by Mike Hower, August 24, 2015
Two years ago, billionaire CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX visionary Elon Musk made headlines when he released designs for the ‘Hyperloop’ Transport System, which would be capable of rapidly...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, August 24, 2015
Imagine living in a luxurious circular skyscraper, with a breathtaking view and without electricity bills on the table. As futuristic as that my seem, it may not be too far off, according to Lennart...
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