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The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, July 27, 2015
As only 15 percent of clothes, shoes and accessories are recycled each year — with the remaining 85 percent, 10.5 million tons, ending up in landfills — more and more apparel brands (including H&...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 27, 2015
Today, the US Department of State released its 2015 Global Trafficking in Persons Report, which places countries onto one of three tiers based on the extent of their efforts to comply with “minimum...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 27, 2015
Procter & Gamble (P&G) Fabric Care has announced a new initiative that will see 230 million bottles of flagship brands such as Ariel, Dash, Lenor and Unstopables made out of Post-Consumer...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, July 26, 2015
More than three-quarters of consumers claim that environmentally-sound packaging has​ an influence on the beverage brand they buy, according to ​a new global survey of some 6,000 consumers across 12...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, July 26, 2015
This is the latest in a series of posts in which we will poll our global community of business leaders and practitioners — the “SB Vanguard” — on a variety of issues pertinent to the evolving...
ICT and Big Data
by Mike Hower, July 24, 2015
Information technology company TruValue Labs has announced a major update to Insight360, a technology-based platform offering real-time environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and sustainability...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, July 24, 2015
At a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff committed Brazil to an agreement for both countries to obtain up to 20 percent of...
Supply Chain
by Brynn McNally, July 24, 2015
If you’re a small-scale designer or apparel brand, managing your supply chain efficiently and sustainably can be a challenge.  MadeRight, a startup that recently launched out of Y Combinator,...
ICT and Big Data
by Brynn McNally, July 24, 2015
As water-dependent companies seek to cut their usage and survive through punishing droughts, Costco is finding solutions with the help of the latest computing technologies – the cloud, data...
Supply Chain
by Sheila Shayon, July 24, 2015
Farmers have tilled the soil - turning it as preparation for planting - for millennia. But that legacy is under scrutiny today as “soil health” has entered the vernacular – at least amongst people...
New Metrics
by John Kazer, July 24, 2015
Like most British people, I enjoy a nice cup of tea. And like most practitioners of life cycle assessment (a far smaller group), I’m very interested in understanding the full impact of the products I...
Behavior Change
by Scott Boylston, July 23, 2015
“Intrinsic growth of what is already in the organism, or more accurately of what is the organism itself ... self-actualization is growth-motivated rather than deficiency-motivated.” — Abraham...
Marketing and Comms
by Julian Borra, July 23, 2015
LAG:A period of time: a noticeable delay between action and reaction – Failing to keep up with another or others in movement or developmentJAG: A short period of overindulgence in an...
Collaboration
by Brynn McNally, July 22, 2015
The world’s first “summit of conscience” for the climate was held Tuesday in Paris, gathering UN officials, religious leaders and prominent global figures to urge action on climate change ahead of...
Marketing and Comms
by Brynn McNally, July 22, 2015
A new video on humor website Funny or Die satirizes the unhealthy lunches served in American schools. Produced by the American Heart Association (AHA), the piece features comedian Nick Offerman as a...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, July 22, 2015
Red Rock Biofuels, maker of renewable biofuels, announced Monday that it will produce approximately three million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel per year for FedEx Express, a subsidiary of...
New Metrics
by Brynn McNally, July 22, 2015
The Natural Capital Coalition has released an extensive report on business expectations around the Natural Capital Protocol, its standardized framework for measuring impact and dependence on natural...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 22, 2015
Tradeshift, the fastest-growing supplier collaboration platform, today announced its partnership with EcoVadis, creators of the first collaborative platform providing Supplier Sustainability Ratings...
Cleantech
by Brynn McNally, July 22, 2015
Technology giants are making strides towards a sustainable cloud: in the past two weeks, HP, Facebook and Amazon announced significant investments in wind energy.HP’s first utility-scale renewable...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2015
MCI, a leading agency in the global meetings, events and association and congress industries, used its sixth sustainability report, Building Possibilities, to assess the performance of MCI’s client-...
Waste Not
by Brynn McNally, July 21, 2015
U.S. Water Services, a water treatment company providing industrial and commercial water management, has announced a breakthrough in sustainable chemistry for cooling water treatment.The PhosZero™...
Packaging
by Brynn McNally, July 21, 2015
The Coca-Cola Company has launched a development agreement with Liquid Light, a technology company focused on converting carbon dioxide into major industrial chemicals, to accelerate production of...
The Next Economy
by Michael Kobori, July 21, 2015
At Levi Strauss & Co., our sustainability thinking has traditionally begun at the cotton stage of the product life cycle. The cotton is picked, ginned, spun, and woven into fabric. The fabric is...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, July 21, 2015
IKEA will be the first national retailer in the United Kingdom to pay workers above the government's new National Living Wage, BBC News reports.The Swedish furniture company said it would pay all of...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, July 20, 2015
Sustainable chemical technology company Genomatica announced today it has partnered with Cargill to accelerate the production of renewable chemicals for industrial applications. The...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, July 20, 2015
Stanford researchers announced today that a study in Senegal, West Africa, has found that freshwater prawns can serve as an effective natural solution in the battle against schistosomiasis...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, July 20, 2015
Forest conservation firm Wildlife Works' factory in Kenya has become the first in Africa to be both carbon neutral and certified by Fair Trade USA.On the heels of this announcement, Wildlife Works is...
New Metrics
by Anne Gaasbeek, July 20, 2015
In the sustainability field, in contrast to other fields, it is the biggest possible compliment to no longer be needed in a discussion because your colleague in purchasing is already covering your...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, July 20, 2015
Hyundai Heavy Industries, a leading shipbuilder, and Accenture are collaborating to design a ‘connected smart ship’ that will enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve potential...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2015
On Thursday, Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SDBC) released its fifth annual Sustainability Report, detailing its sustainability goals and progress — including an $85 million investment in new...
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