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Business Models
by Phillip Haid, April 28, 2016
For all the talk about the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR), the truth of the matter is most executives don’t believe it drives direct bottom line business benefit, or that it...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, April 28, 2016
The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, now in its third year, has attracted the highest number of entries to date. The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL),...
Waste Not
by Hannah Furlong, April 28, 2016
‘Fast fashion’ holds a prominent position in the apparel industry despite the many problems associated with it, from labor conditions to clothing waste. In the three years since the tragic Rana Plaza...
Member News | Caesars Entertainment
Flamingo Employee Garden
Think you can’t be surprised by the many delights of Las Vegas anymore? Drop by the Flamingo and you’ll find something pretty unexpected – a garden with tables and chairs made out of recycled wooden...
Member News | Campbells
Today, Campbell is announcing a new Paid Parental Leave policy and our CEO Denise Morrison sent the following letter to employees this morning. Dear Colleagues: I want to share my perspective with...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, April 28, 2016
The second edition of Sustainable Brands Barcelona is taking place the 22nd-24th of May. Sandra Pina, director of the event and partner of the consultancy firm Quiero salvar el mundo...
Leadership
by Hannah Furlong, April 27, 2016
Two of America’s most well-known yogurt brands are taking unconventional approaches create stronger ties with some of their stakeholders. Dannon is implementing a new supply system that allows the...
Marketing and Comms
by Hannah Furlong, April 27, 2016
Climate change has slowly become more of a partisan issue over the last few decades, fuelling heated debates despite the scientific consensus (and, quite often, about whether there is in fact a...
Member News | Corporate Responsibility Magazine
Corporate Responsibility Magazine is pleased to present our 17th annual list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens. This year’s 100 Best List began with our research team documenting 260 data points of...
Products and Design
by Jennifer Elks, April 27, 2016
Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland prides itself on its commitment to innovate and operate in an accountable and responsible manner — in terms of its products, the communities in which it...
Behavior Change
by Daniel Vennard, April 27, 2016
In 2004 I was on my knees scrabbling through the Cameroon rainforest. A keen botanist, I’d signed up as a volunteer with an NGO to help map the forest and search for new species. One day whilst...
Brand Innovation
by Matthew Yeomans, April 26, 2016
Food dominates our lives; it influences our health and has becomes a defining theme of 21st-century popular culture. No wonder then that the sustainability issues that influence the things we eat and...
Waste Not
by Hannah Furlong, April 26, 2016
Campaigns near and far have been educating people on the – well, wastefulness – of food waste. Bad for both our wallets and the environment, the amount of food that is purchased by consumers only to...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, April 26, 2016
Price remains one of the biggest draws for American consumers. Results from a recent Associated Press-GfK poll show that the vast majority of Americans say they prefer lower prices instead of paying...
ICT and Big Data
by Nithin Coca, April 26, 2016
Late last year, devastating fires engulfed 2 million hectares of land in Indonesia, impacting the health of 43 million people around Southeast Asia, and emitting as much greenhouse gases into the...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, April 25, 2016
One of the world’s largest palm oil companies, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), has published a 4-year plan to trace its entire supply to the growers’ plantations. Earlier this year, GAR mapped its...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, April 25, 2016
Food packaging is one of the main generators of packaging waste in developed countries. In 2012, each person in the European Union (EU) countries generated an average of 156.8kg of packaging waste,...
Packaging
by Hannah Furlong, April 25, 2016
When it comes to in-home recycling habits, Unilever and Johnson & Johnson have found the same thing: Not all packaging is treated equally. Unilever reports that only 14 percent of Americans are...
Member News | Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
by Lin Shen,
  Parents are leading the way in shaping future generation of recyclers, though admit there is still work to be done   A new consumer study* on in-home recycling habits shows that parents...
Business Models
by Daniel Matthews, April 25, 2016
2016 is the centennial of the National Park Service (NPS), and in February the agency got a present from the biggest tech company in the world – or, more accurately, the world got a present from...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, April 22, 2016
SustainU, a West Virginia-based leading producer of apparel using fabrics from 100 percent recycled, domestically manufactured materials, this week announced a partnership with Major League Baseball...
Member News | Schneider Electric
Earth Day marks the official signing of the Paris Climate Agreement at the United Nations (U.N.) New York headquarters. The Paris deal paves the way for a new era of clean energy growth,...
Supply Chain
by Hannah Furlong, April 22, 2016
This Sunday, April 24th, will mark the third anniversary of the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, when workplace health and safety failures cost 1,134 people their lives and injured...
Member News | UPS
by Gil Golan,
An evolving approach to sustainability reveals how everyone has a seat at the table.   Patrick Browne | UPS    We’re all familiar with today’s I-want-it-now culture....
Member News | Ford Motor Company
Ford recycles as much as 20 million pounds of aluminum stamping scrap per month using the closed-loop system at Dearborn Truck Plant, which builds F-150. That is the equivalent of more than 30,000 F-...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, April 22, 2016
Sports and corporate sustainability are two fields not always thought of as playing on the same court. But the two have more in common than one might initially expect — both are about winning through...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, April 22, 2016
Ethical Markets Media has revealed a stunning new total for its Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS), a metric that tracks private investments and commitments in creating more sustainable economies...
Organizational Change
by Coro Strandberg, April 21, 2016
There’s an urgent challenge for human resources leaders: Ensuring their organizations anticipate and prepare for the inevitable effects of sustainability mega-forces. As globalization, shifting...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, April 21, 2016
Label Insight - leading provider of SaaS data solutions providing insights and strengthening the connections between CPG brands, retailers and consumers - announces the launch of its Sustainability...
Member News | Sustainable Brands
The Activation Hub at SB'16 San Diego
SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2016 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced activities in the Activation Hub at SB’16 San Diego, June 6-9, 2016 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. As a central networking...
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