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Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 20, 2018
According to a new report, one in every 800 people in the United States is working under forced labor conditions. The findings are part of the Global Slavery Index 2018, the world’s most...
Member News | IBM
by Jed Nugal,
Columbia University and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new Center devoted to research, education, and innovation in blockchain technology and data transparency. To advance compelling new ways to...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, July 19, 2018
On Wednesday, 16 banks, the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and climate risk advisory firm Acclimatise published new methodologies that will help banks understand how the physical risks...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 19, 2018
The Liverpool City Council is committed to becoming the first climate-positive authority in the world by the end of 2018, through a groundbreaking partnership with the nonprofit Poseidon...
Marketing and Comms
by Suzanne Shelton, July 19, 2018
Corporations are people, my friend — and not just for tax purposes anymore. In the age of ubiquitous social media pressure, businesses are rebranding as social justice warriors — and that’s a shrewd...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, July 18, 2018
Circulate Capital, a new impact-focused investment management company, launched today in partnership with Closed Loop Partners, a firm that invests in companies, technology and recycling...
Member News | Rolland
The life cycle of recycled paper from recycling bin to final product Most consumers are unaware of the steps and parties involved in the process of transforming paper recovered from recycling bins...
Organizational Change
by Mike Fraser, July 18, 2018
Energy and sustainability are inherently linked. Energy efficiency pays dividends by trimming consumption and costs. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), implementing energy efficiency...
Member News | Target
by Jed Nugal,
Over the past year, Target’s been building our new corporate responsibility strategy and rethinking the role those efforts play throughout our business. Our focus is on putting the needs of people,...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 18, 2018
The second edition of the Youth Solutions Report, which identifies 50 youth-led projects that aim to solve the world’s toughest issues, was released Tuesday in New York during a launch event at the...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2018
The NextGen Cup Consortium and Challenge, convened by Closed Loop Partners, announced today that McDonald’s joins Starbucks as a founding member of the group, working to develop a global...
Member News | SC Johnson
Company is First Major CPG Company to Disclose Fragrance Ingredients Down to .01% Globally   RACINE, Wis., July 17, 2018 – SC Johnson today announced that it is the first major consumer...
Waste Not
by Peter Mehring, July 17, 2018
Have you ever wondered why your fresh produce often spoils long before the expiration date says it should? Food waste is a frustrating phenomenon that not only affects our environment but also...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2018
S&P Dow Jones Indices, the world’s leading index provider, today announced the launch of the S&P Carbon Price Risk Adjusted Index Series, which will measure the performance of...
Member News | Dow
by Jed Nugal,
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and WE, an organization that makes doing good, doable, are excited to announce the winners of the inaugural WE Are Innovators campaign, challenging youth to tackle...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, July 16, 2018
China and the European Union have jointly expressed their commitment to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Circular Economy at the 20th EU-China Summit taking place today and tomorrow in Beijing....
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, July 16, 2018
Drastic job losses in South East Asia resulting from the onset of robot manufacturing are predicted to lead to a dramatic increase in slavery and labor abuses in global supply chains, unless...
New Metrics
by Dimitar Vlahov, July 16, 2018
What we at Sustainable Brands call “New Metrics” allow businesses to quantify previously ignored risks, costs and revenue potential associated with sustainability impacts. Smart executives use #...
Member News | Nestlé
by Jed Nugal,
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) today reinstated Nestlé S.A.’s membership following the submission of its time-bound action plan to achieve 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by...
Member News | Boy Scouts
by Jed Nugal,
A group of scientifically-inclined 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Northern New Jersey Council are learning lessons beyond just science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Through team...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 13, 2018
“In 2016, Bacardi led the drinks industry with the first #NoStraws campaign focusing on eliminating single-use plastic straws from its cocktails,” explained Dune Ives, executive director of Lonely...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Hannah Furlong, July 13, 2018
For the first time, Greenpeace has released a report on the progress of its Detox campaign to eliminate hazardous chemicals from clothing production by 2020. The 80 companies who have signed on over...
Member News | Sustainable Brands
 Sustainable Brands recently released the brochure for New Metrics '18.
by Eda Isik,
400+ brand, sustainability and financial experts to convene October 29-31 in Philadelphia SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently released the brochure for its 8th annual New...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, July 12, 2018
Four of the nation’s largest food companies have launched the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, a new organization focused on driving progress in public policies that shape what people eat and how it...
Collaboration
by Mark Walker, July 12, 2018
I recently spent time in Copenhagen for the Fashion Summit. There were a lot of statistics thrown around but there is one that I can’t get out of my head. 50 million tons of clothes are produced...
Member News | Unifi
by Jed Nugal,
The Pac-12 and Unifi, Inc. and today announced a long-term partnership, with Unifi serving as the Founding Sustainability Partner of Pac-12 Team Green and as a sponsor of the Pac-12 Sustainability...
Member News | 3M, Bank of America, AT&T, CVS Health, Dow, DuPont, L'Oreal, Mastercard, P&G, Cisco, JnJ, Ford, UPS, Unilever, HPE
by Jed Nugal,
The Disability Equality Index® (DEI) is a benchmarking tool that measures a company’s performances in disability inclusion and practices in the workplace. A joint initiative between the American...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, July 11, 2018
The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has announced a major new partnership with leading companies today with the launch of The Prince of Wales Global...
Marketing and Comms
by Hannah Furlong, July 11, 2018
The erosion of trust among consumers – and especially young consumers bucketed as Millennials or Gen Z – is top-of-mind for brands fighting for brand loyalty in a world with the highest youth...
Member News | PepsiCo
by Jed Nugal,
In its latest Sustainability Report, released today, PepsiCo reported important progress in 2017 against each of the company's three focus areas – Products, Planet, and People – while also returning...
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