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Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, December 2, 2016
Nestlé SA has developed a process to alter the structure of sugar that makes it taste sweeter in smaller amounts, which could help the food giant respond to increasing pressures from governments,...
Waste Not
by Jennifer Elks, December 2, 2016
As the ongoing effort to mitigate climate change leads many businesses and governments to create a circular economy, we still face a number of roadblocks – namely in the end of life of certain...
Collaboration
by Libby MacCarthy, December 2, 2016
Sustainable food initiatives aimed at tackling food waste and climate change are sweeping through Europe and the UK, and the latest example comes in the form of a partnership between the World...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, December 2, 2016
Sponsored byDONG Energy.     The UK, Denmark and Germany are leading the clean energy transformation in Europe. Since 1990, the UK has reduced its CO2 emissions by 25 percent, while other...
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, December 2, 2016
Yesterday, the European Commission (EC) announced it will begin phasing out coal subsidies and reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030 under a new clean energy package. The EC’s 1,000-page...
New Metrics
by Libby MacCarthy, December 1, 2016
The value of ecosystem services has, up until recently, gone largely unrecognized by governments and corporations. While nature is inherently valuable for a variety of obvious reasons, putting a...
Marketing and Comms
by Talia Rudee, December 1, 2016
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has voted unanimously to update U.S. organic standards to exclude ingredients derived from next-generation genetic engineering and gene editing. This...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, December 1, 2016
When Japanese brewer Kirin launched its Creating Shared Value (CSV) Division in 2013, the link between competitive advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was a relatively new concept,...
Brand Innovation
by Jessica Day, November 30, 2016
Earlier this month at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’16 conference, IdeaScale, Topcoder and SensisChallenges presented on the use of crowdsourcing to drive innovation and de-risk the execution...
ICT and Big Data
by Alexandra Mihai..., November 30, 2016
Transparency is the new normal, driving an unprecedented need for the integration of sustainability into all aspects of business. It took activists only a few days to plaster the Internet with...
Member News | Sustainable Brands
Urban Argihood Debuts in Detroit
Watch the Video Here. SAN FRANCISCO, November 30, 2016 - Sustainable Brands® joins forces with the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) and BASF to debut a mixed-use urban agriculture...
Collaboration
by John Friedman, November 30, 2016
While in the past I have written summaries that looked back on accomplishments and challenges in sustainable development over the last 12 months, this year, I’ve decided to take a different approach...
Member News | BASF, GM, Sustainable Brands
Urban Ag
The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture...
Waste Not
by Libby MacCarthy, November 29, 2016
On Friday, the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme - a collaboration of 22 leading brands, including Kering, Marks & Spencer, Primark, Coop Switzerland and New Balance, along...
The Next Economy
by Libby MacCarthy, November 29, 2016
The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) - a partnership between the Mayor of London and London’s Boroughs dedicated to improving waste and resource management within the capital, with the aim of...
Supply Chain
by Talia Rudee, November 29, 2016
B2B chocolate giant Barry Callebaut has pledged to lead the charge to 100 percent cocoa and chocolate sustainability by 2025. This week, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and...
Leadership
by Talia Rudee, November 29, 2016
Despite uncertainty as to whether the U.S. will continue to play a part in global renewable energy adoption and fossil fuel reduction, business and other countries’ governments continue to ride the...
The Next Economy
by Vigil Yu, November 28, 2016
Since the signing of the Paris agreement, more and more initiatives are emerging and making waves in terms of carbon reduction. However, our planet is much more complicated than a carbon cycle, in...
Member News | Goodwill
Give Back Box
Goodwill is partnering with leading retailers to make it easy for online shoppers to reuse, repurpose and recycle textiles and clothing this holiday season. Launched one year ago, in time for Cyber...
Products and Design
by Maxine Perella, November 28, 2016
This week, ethical shoe brand Po-Zu will unveil its Star Wars-themed footwear at the FFANY trade show in New York as part of a major collaboration with the movie franchise. It’s a highly significant...
Organizational Change
by Sustainability ..., November 28, 2016
Modern global nutritional problems derive from food excess as well as food shortage. Traditionally a first-world problem, obesity is now spreading to developing countries. Individual countries and...
Leadership
by Dr. John Izzo, November 25, 2016
In the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election, the Facebook pages of most people who care about sustainability read like a grief or suicide support group. Amidst the weeping and gnashing of...
Organizational Change
by Mark Robertson, November 25, 2016
Domestic migrant workers make up a substantial percentage of the workforce in China's manufacturing industry. Latest figures estimate that there are 247 million migrant workers in the country. These...
New Metrics
by Nassy Avramidis, November 24, 2016
On the third and final day of New Metrics ’16, Paul Herman of HIP Investor gave us a to-do list: Ask ourselves if we are being extractive or innovative? Note that the Best Companies to Work For...
Behavior Change
by Talia Rudee, November 24, 2016
Alcohol and spirits giant Diageo has unveiled “Decisions,” a first-of-its-kind virtual reality (VR) experience that puts consumers of legal drinking age in the middle of a fatal drunk driving crash....
Chemistry and Materials
by Talia Rudee, November 23, 2016
Hot on the heels of its release earlier this month of the world’s first football and running performance products made from upcycled marine plastic waste, adidas continues its journey toward...
Brand Innovation
by Hannah Furlong, November 23, 2016
This Friday will be one of the biggest days in the global retail calendar (just behind Alibaba’s Singles’ Day earlier in November). Black Friday sales have begun encroaching on Thanksgiving Day in...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, November 23, 2016
A new report from CDP, analyzing a US$1.2tn3 grouping of the world’s major publicly listed international oil and gas companies, reveals an unsurprising transatlantic divide as European...
Marketing and Comms
by Sarah Andersen, November 23, 2016
There has been a millennial marketplace shift - the type of companies that this generation of consumers want to patronize - and work for - are companies that align with their personal values. How is...
Products and Design
by Libby MacCarthy, November 22, 2016
Ramblers Way, an ethically sourced, American-made sustainable clothing company announced today an extensive rebrand across the company along with the new tagline ‘Clothing for a Good Life.’ The new...
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