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The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, March 27, 2017
$19 trillion — According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), that’s amount the global economy stands to gain if countries rise to the challenge of meeting the goals outlined in the...
Leadership
by Libby MacCarthy, March 24, 2017
Community initiatives constitute a crucial component of the transformation taking place in Detroit, which has seen its fair share of difficulties following deindustrialization. And the Michigan Urban...
Organizational Change
by Dave Stangis, March 27, 2017
This is an excerpt of a chapter from the newly released book, 21st-Century Corporate Citizenship (Emerald Insight, 2017), by Dave Stangis, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of Corporate...
The Next Economy
by Andrew Winston, March 24, 2017
The CEO of a large industrial company recently described the Trump administration as “the most pro-business since the Founding Fathers.” It’s a popular perception in the business community, with or...
Waste Not
by Libby MacCarthy, March 24, 2017
Food waste is increasingly garnering attention from governments, businesses and private individuals as its impact on both environmental health, food security as well as bottom lines — companies that...
Behavior Change
by Eliot Metzger, March 24, 2017
Many businesses measure growth by selling more stuff to more people, and consumer markets are expected to expand in the decades ahead. The world is on pace to exceed 9.5 billion people by 2050, with...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, March 23, 2017
The aviation and shipping industries contribute significantly to global CO2 emissions each year, but a growing portfolio of sustainable technological solutions are helping the sectors reduce impacts...
New Metrics
by Libby MacCarthy, March 23, 2017
Adding to the growing body of research highlighting the value of forests for mitigating climate change, the TD Bank Group (TD) and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) have released a new report...
Brand Innovation
by Finn Jackson, March 23, 2017
This is the first in a series of articles examining ‘sustainable leadership’ and what it entails. Building a ‘sustainable’ brand or enterprise can involve many things. Depending on your circumstances...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, March 22, 2017
World Water Day typically sees brands unveil new initiatives designed to reduce impact in their supply chains, report successes and team up with charities to raise awareness about water security in...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, March 22, 2017
For many of us, recycling is becoming second nature, but not all packaging is treated equally. While 56 percent of Americans recycle kitchen items, only 14 percent recycle their personal care product...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, March 22, 2017
International non-profit Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its 2017 policy development round, opening up six areas of the MSC program to consultation from stakeholders to improve its...
Collaboration
by Roberta Barbieri, March 22, 2017
We’re inundated with signals of the severity of the water crisis on a daily basis. Reports detail the extent: a staggering 2.8 billion people already affected by water scarcity. Authorities...
Business Models
by Tyler Wagner, March 22, 2017
It appears that Uber’s chickens have come home to roost. A steady drip of negative stories over the past several weeks has snowballed into a full communications crisis — one that peaked recently, in...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, March 21, 2017
Luxury goods maker Shinola has unveiled a new national campaign — Let’s Roll Up Our Sleeves — that celebrates the American worker and work ethic, and encourages Americans to band together for the...
New Metrics
by Libby MacCarthy, March 21, 2017
With its narrow economic focus, GDP has long been considered a poor measure of human welfare and progress. Several alternatives have been developed over the years to more accurately measure the well-...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, March 21, 2017
Global investment management corporation BlackRock, who controls assets worth $5.1 trillion is getting serious about climate change and the risk it poses to businesses. The fund manager has recently...
Waste Not
by Dianna Cohen, March 21, 2017
Last month, Indonesia pledged to cut plastic pollution by an astounding 70 percent by 2025, in response to the UN Environment Programme’s #CleanSeas campaign. This commitment is a huge step forward...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, March 20, 2017
Supply chain transparency, management and engagement are crucial components to the transition towards a more sustainable business model and with a growing arsenal of tools and research at their...
The Next Economy
by Keefe Harrison1, March 20, 2017
This is the second in a three-part series fromThe Recycling Partnershipon collaborating to drive effective engagement – and action – around recycling. Read part one. Intent vs. action. It’s the...
Supply Chain
by Libby MacCarthy, March 20, 2017
Supply chains are where 80 percent or more of a company’s costs and risks lie and where most interventions geared towards helping companies stay competitive are focused. Squeezing supply chains alone...
Leadership
by Libby MacCarthy, March 20, 2017
The textile and apparel industries are widely known to have considerable environmental and social impacts on both local and global levels. The leather industry is no exception — in India,...
Organizational Change
by Coro Strandberg, March 20, 2017
Today’s employees want more from their employer than a paycheque. They crave a sense of pride and fulfillment and want to work for a company whose values match their own. A recent UK report found...
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, March 17, 2017
Tackling food waste continues to be a top priority for the food industry and local governments, and two new initiatives in the UK and Canada present important opportunities to reduce environmental...
Cleantech
by Libby MacCarthy, March 17, 2017
Textile dyeing accounts for one fifth of all industrial wastewater pollution generated worldwide and much of it, particularly in developing countries in Asia, goes untreated. Now, China is employing...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, March 17, 2017
Twelve of the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies have agreed to collectively work towards ending deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain, with an initial...
Leadership
by John Marshall R..., March 17, 2017
Some leaders make change look easy. While most people strive to drive change through persuasion, they stoke our imaginations and inspire us to embrace daring new visions of what could be. How do they...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, March 16, 2017
A wave of efforts to increase transparency and ethics in complex global supply chains in recent years has not only unearthed grave ongoing issues, but a groundswell of private sector commitments to...
Cleantech
by Libby MacCarthy, March 16, 2017
Renewables continue to gain traction both with businesses and governments, offering solutions to reduce impacts and address issues of energy security. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is the latest to embrace...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, March 16, 2017
Nest, a New York-based nonprofit focused on creating a better life for workers in the cottage industry, has announced the formation of the Nest Artisan Advancement Steering Committee, a coalition of...
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