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Business Models
by Hannah Furlong, February 5, 2016
Could the health and environmental benefits of taxes on sugary drinks and carbon-intensive foods outweigh the out-of-pocket costs? New research from Oxford University and the University of Reading...
ICT and Big Data
by Hannah Furlong, February 5, 2016
Aerial imaging is emerging as an invaluable resource for collecting information and enforcing the law, especially when it comes to environmental protection. Satellite and drone technologies are...
Startups
by Nick Davies, February 5, 2016
Campaigners for action on food waste have had much to celebrate recently. The Rockefeller Foundation launched YieldWise, a $130 million initiative to tackle loss between farm and market and...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Yves Leclerc, February 5, 2016
Our recent research suggests that sustainability is gaining some traction in business, yet few organizations have taken meaningful steps toward developing a green supply chain. Furthermore, North...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, February 4, 2016
This week, John West Australia, WWF-Australia (WWF) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), announced that they have come together to make the single biggest brand commitment to help end...
Supply Chain
by Martin Barrow, February 4, 2016
Product carbon footprinting is not a philanthropic act undertaken by companies to save the world. It has real commercial returns. It helps businesses to understand how to optimise the design and...
Member News | Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at Arizona State University
Arizona State University (ASU) has emerged as a leader in sustainability education in part due to its Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a series of programs designed to...
Member News | Sustainable Brands
SB'16 San Diego
Sustainable Brands® recently announced the theme and program focus for SB’16 San Diego. ‘Activating Purpose’ is set to explore how brand leaders are achieving business success and creating scalable,...
New Metrics
by Ralph Thurm, February 4, 2016
This is part 2 of a 6-part series about integral thinking and true materiality. It proposes a new impetus to develop reporting that is able to serve the idea of a green & inclusive economy. Part...
Cleantech
by Hannah Furlong, February 3, 2016
Global fuels giant ExxonMobil seems to be unmoved by the investigations into its climate change lies – first in New York and now in California – and the international Paris Agreement that calls for...
Behavior Change
by Nicole Rycroft, February 3, 2016
It has taken the combined and herculean efforts of countless individuals, but this week, the vision of the landmark Great Bear Rainforest Agreements has finally been realized. Local communities have...
Leadership
by Hannah Furlong, February 3, 2016
More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, and over 50,000 more arrived by boat in January 2016. While most asylum seekers are trying to escape the war in Syria, tens of...
Waste Not
by Sheila Shayon, February 3, 2016
Among the key challenges to the burgeoning recycling market are lack of infrastructure, innovation at scale and funding. But a variety of initiatives — in developed and developing areas alike — are...
Products and Design
by Marisa Vieira, February 2, 2016
The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) approach is a game-changing initiative in LCA, with effects and ramifications that we are only just beginning to understand. Today in PRé’s PEF series: What...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, February 2, 2016
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the US alone generates an estimated 24 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste (PCTW), which ends up in landfills each year — the...
Supply Chain
by Hannah Furlong, February 2, 2016
Labor conditions in the apparel industry are an ongoing struggle even for brands with substantial purchasing power. Since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh in April 2013, dozens of brands...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, February 2, 2016
A competition that began in October, the CoolCalifornia Challenge, is motivating Californians in 22 participating cities to reduce their water and energy consumption. The cities are competing for a...
Collaboration
by Nadia Kähkönen, February 2, 2016
Representatives from almost 200 countries convened in Paris in December to reach the most significant agreement on climate change since the topic initially surfaced as a political priority some...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, February 1, 2016
Following the adoption of the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package and the announcement of a €24B fund to support circular economy projects and businesses, several organizations have...
Member News | Sealed Air
Today, as the World Health Organization convened emergency talks to address the rapidly spreading Zika virus and placed it in the same category as Ebola, it's important to know the facts.  ...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, February 1, 2016
Millennials (adults ages 18 to 35 in 2015) comprise over 30 percent of the labor force in both the United States and Canada. They are doing things differently, hold different values, and have a high...
New Metrics
by Ralph Thurm, February 1, 2016
If 2015 was the year that inspired new hope in sustainability with the publication of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the success of COP21, 2016 is the year the rubber needs to hit the...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, January 30, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is funding a project to cultivate microalgae as biomass for fuels and an array of consumer products. The microscopic single-cell organisms could unlock an...
Member News | Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at Arizona State University
Arizona State University (ASU) has emerged as a leader in sustainability education in part due to its Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a series of programs designed to...
Brand Innovation
by Hannah Furlong, January 29, 2016
“It’s kind of cool to have people look different,” a young girl says, with two dolls in her hands. One is blonde and blue-eyed, the other has darker tones – and both are Barbie.In a bold move from...
New Metrics
by Cory Searcy, January 29, 2016
Corporate sustainability ratings are of growing interest to business leaders, investors, and the general public. The annual releases of popular ratings such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, January 29, 2016
After almost two years of research and collaboration with a variety of partners, social enterprise Fairphone is pleased to announce it has successfully established the first pilot supply chain for...
Packaging
by Hannah Furlong, January 29, 2016
In October, water testing found toxic levels of lead in the water at Flint, Mich. schools. The state of Michigan, community groups, various charities, and even Mark Walhberg and Sean “Diddy” Combs...
Member News | eBay
We are pleased to announce that eBay, the global online marketplace, has become a corporate member of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), the Foundation’s pre-competitive innovation programme...
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, January 28, 2016
Following the recent announcement of a €24 billion EU Circular Economy Package, leading sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future has today launched two free tools, developed together with...
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