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New Metrics
by Bill Baue, August 18, 2017
Part Four in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. The term “Purpose” has emerged as a business buzzword of late, obscuring its essential role in defining the...
Marketing and Comms
by Sophie Komornicki, August 18, 2017
In the lead-up to National Honey Bee Day (August 19), I was inspired to take a look at brands’ recent efforts to ensure the health and stability of our tiny pollinator friends. In the past few years...
Walking the Talk
by Bea Boccalandro, August 18, 2017
If you’re a U.S. business leader, this week likely threw you into a professional conundrum: Should you take a public stand against white supremacy knowing you’ll jump into treacherous political...
Member News | Cisco
Unni Nair, Manager, Supply Chain Sustainability at Cisco Systems
We sat down recently with Unni Nair (@unni_k_nair), Manager, Supply Chain Sustainability at Cisco Systems, to discuss how his personal experience has shaped his work in sustainability. Read on to...
Member News | Sustainable Brands
IDEO, Unilever, Plastic Bank, H&M among companies confirmed to speak SAN FRANCISCO, August 17, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced program details for the upcoming conference, SB’17...
Member News | Cisco
Humanitarian crises persist around the world. Natural disasters and human conflict displace millions each year. These devastating incidents deprive innocent people access to our most basic human...
Member News | General Motors
A new reverse osmosis purification system at GM’s Arlington Assembly plant has s
GM exceeded its Better Buildings Challenge by reducing water intensity by 28 percent. Here are a few tips to secure similar results. General Motors joined the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, August 17, 2017
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Ad Council today launched the second phase of their Save The Food national public service campaign, aimed at combatting America’s food waste problem from its...
Member News | Target
Target, one of the leading and largest retailers in the U.S., is expanding its investment in renewable energy and sustainable operations. The company recently signed a long-term contract for 100...
Member News | Rolland
Sustainable Paper’s Best Kept Secret: Biogas
Sometimes following your instinct can lead one down the path of progress. That’s how Rolland stumbled upon the secret weapon that helped them, in part, achieve their sustainability targets. The...
Finance & Investment
by Patrick McVeigh, August 17, 2017
As socially progressive investors, we perform our own due diligence when we consider a company and its ethical, moral and social standing before it is added to our portfolio. Investors must ensure...
Walking the Talk
by Christine Kehner, August 17, 2017
Athletes previously inactive in the climbing community are now looking at more widespread climbing and adventure opportunities, thanks to new sponsorship from The North Face. The outdoor apparel...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 17, 2017
Molson Coors Brewing Company has released its 2017 Our Beer Print report, announcing a bold, new sustainability strategy and goals to guide the company through 2025. This is the first sustainability...
New Metrics
by Mark McElroy, August 16, 2017
A close friend and colleague of mine, Joe Firestone, once pointed out that along with new conceptions of the world (i.e., new paradigms) come corresponding requirements for new measurement models. We...
Member News | BioMar
Today at Aqua Nor 2017, the BioMar Group takes a moment to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BioSustain™ concept. Sustainability has long been in the DNA of BioMar however the development of...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, August 16, 2017
The realities of a hard Brexit are beginning to come to fruition. Immigration issues notwithstanding, the UK stands to face significant challenges in meeting its Paris commitments and upholding its...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 16, 2017
Walls have conventionally been viewed as objects that divide, an idea that has intensified in this new era. But to The North Face, walls are places where people in the climbing community come...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Mark DeAndrea, August 16, 2017
There was the agrarian revolution, followed by the industrial revolution and now the digital revolution. With each came efficiency and added value. But with each also came a loss of jobs and painful...
Member News | Disney
A 19-year-old university student who published a children’s coding book to inspire more girls to pursue STEM fields… One of the first indigenous Samburu women elephant keepers in Africa, who works to...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, August 15, 2017
Neighbourly, a social network connecting local projects and community needs with companies ready to help with funds and volunteers, has announced the expansion of its food surplus program to include...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, August 15, 2017
To help companies assess exposure to evolving regional carbon-pricing mechanisms, Trucost, which is part of S&P Dow Jones Indices, has launched the Trucost Corporate Carbon Pricing Tool. The tool...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 15, 2017
Hotel booking platform and blog Kind Traveler is changing the way consumers think about travel. Built on a socially conscious ‘Give + Get’ model, the platform aims to empower travelers to become a...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 15, 2017
A cocktail that gives back — that’s the premise for Danny Lafuente and Dan Maslow’s Simple Vodka, the latest company to enter the social enterprise space. The Idaho-based distillery aims to tackle...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, August 14, 2017
The realities of climate change and shifting consumer preferences for responsible, sustainable products have sparked a paradigm shift in the food industry, one that is leading food companies and...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 14, 2017
Greenpeace has a knack for creatively communicating about its causes and its latest campaign is no exception. The NGO is backing a dolphin in Chile’s upcoming presidential election to call attention...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, August 14, 2017
Certified B Corporation Thread is taking its commitment to end poverty by creating dignified jobs and responsible, high-quality fabrics to the next level with the announcement of a partnership with...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, August 14, 2017
The market for sustainable packaging is expected to reach $440.3 billion over the next decade and businesses that hop on the bandwagon early are expected to reap economic benefits as well as...
New Metrics
by Bill Baue, August 11, 2017
Part Three in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below. “Big Data has limited value if not paired with its younger and more intelligent sibling, Context. For organizations and...
Member News | Visa
Visa published its 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report titled “Everyone, Everywhere,” which demonstrates how one of the largest payment networks in the world is operating as a responsible, ethical...
Member News | Heineken
On August 11-13, Heineken® will once again bring its famous Heineken® House experience to the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco. The Heineken House will feature incredible...
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