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Business Models
by Victoria Knowles, July 22, 2014
After an 11-week challenge in partnership with design and innovation platform OpenIDEO, the eight winning ideas for Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE) brief to encourage consumer recycling are as simple as...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 22, 2014
WWF says it will now urge a suspension of fishing for Pacific Bluefin tuna, if fishing nations fail to set binding catch limits in line with scientific recommendations this year.WWF’s hardening...
Startups
by Aarthi Rayapura, July 22, 2014
Seventh Generation, a leader in household and personal care products, has acquired Raleigh-based beverage brand Gamila Company for an undisclosed sum. Gamila is the startup behind brewing products...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 22, 2014
Carbios, a French green chemistry company specializing in technologies enabling the recovery of plastic waste and the production of bio-polymers, has announced a significant step forward in the...
Member News | Novozymes
The Society of Dyers and Colorists (SDC) revealed the winners of their annual innovation award recently in York, UK. As the world’s leading educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and...
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, July 22, 2014
The North Face has announced a series of updates to its CSR agenda, such as using 100 percent recycled content for all of its polyester fabric by 2016.The most significant updates focus on increased...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2014
AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson joined President Obama today to commit $18 million to education programs with a youth mentoring component. This funding supports the company’s goal of...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2014
The WWF and IKEA have released a new report highlighting the impacts of their work with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), as the organization restates its aim to make up 30 percent of global cotton...
Supply Chain
by Calen May-Tobin, July 21, 2014
The word “manifesto” rarely conjures up positive connotations. That word brings to my mind Karl Marx’s famous tome, at best, and, at worst, images of a bearded man in a remote cabin. Regardless, it’s...
Member News | AT&T
Funding is in addition to 1 million hours of mentoring being provided by AT&T employees AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson joined President Obama today to commit $18 million to...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, July 21, 2014
The Australian Senate has voted 39-32 to repeal the country's carbon tax after years of fierce political debate.The tax on the country’s biggest polluters was passed by a previous government....
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, July 21, 2014
Premier Tech Aqua (PTA), a business unit of the Environmental Technologies Group of Premier Tech, has announced that it has achieved a breakthrough in its compact biofiltration technologies for the...
Leadership
by Claire Sommer, July 18, 2014
Previous articles in this series talked about leading businesses taking bold steps on their own for the common good — because it's the right thing to do — even if it costs the company financially in...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, July 18, 2014
Seven of the world's largest industry associations have collaborated with Source Intelligence and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP to launch a web-based training module within the Conflict Minerals...
Waste Not
by Aarthi Rayapura, July 17, 2014
A new survey by the Shelton Group found that nearly one-third of Americans would be more likely to attend a game or concert if the stadium recycled and composted, and one in five say they would buy...
Startups
by Aarthi Rayapura, July 17, 2014
Airbnb has a fresh coat of paint – including a new website and mobile app, and Bélo - a new logo that invites you to 'belong anywhere.' In addition to the rebranding, the company has tried to...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2014
Only a third of consumers regularly consider sustainability in their purchasing decisions, according to a global study by Accenture and Havas Media RE:PURPOSE, which reveals the reasons for the...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, July 17, 2014
Almost two-thirds of grocery shoppers in the US (63 percent) are more concerned with food waste than other issues such as air pollution (59 percent), water shortages (57 percent), climate change (53...
Marketing and Comms
by Sheila Shayon, July 17, 2014
The word sustainability, first used around 1727, is derived from the Latin sustinere (tenere, to hold; sus, up). By that definition, sustainability just got a boost at the recent...
New Metrics
by Ralph Thurm, July 17, 2014
This is the first in a four-part series by Ralph Thurm and Nick De Ruiter examining Sustainability Context.Spring 2014 seems to be the moment in time where Materiality suddenly appeared on the screen...
Marketing and Comms
by Simon Robinson, July 17, 2014
You may be wondering about the word holonomics. Although the word was first used in 1896 to describe a branch of mathematics, we coined a new definition for the word, which can be thought of as the...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 16, 2014
UK specialty paper and advanced materials manufacturer James Cropper PLC — which has developed breakthrough processes for recycling cocoa husk waste into paper and for recycling both the paper and...
Business Models
by Aarthi Rayapura, July 16, 2014
Food+Tech Connect's recent Hack//Dining hackathon in New York City has yielded some insightful solutions to big problems faced by the dining industry. The call to “re-engineer the future of food” was...
Chemistry and Materials
by Aarthi Rayapura, July 16, 2014
A research team at AlgaStar Inc, a Florida-based algae cultivation company, has reported that biological simulation has yielded a 300 percent increase in algae growth rate over normal conditions....
Brand Innovation
by Mike Hower, July 16, 2014
General Electric (GE) has announced the launch of an up to $1 million ecomagination open innovation challenge to help accelerate technology development in Canada’s oil sands.The Innovation Challenge...
ICT and Big Data
by Mike Hower, July 16, 2014
Dell, Intel, and Samsung are among the six companies who have come together to establish a new industry consortium focused on improving interoperability and defining the connectivity requirements for...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 16, 2014
On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines announced the launch of LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose, a global sustainability initiative to upcycle 43 acres of used leather seat coverings into new products that...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, July 15, 2014
Looking to increase availability of cost-competitive renewable energy to run their businesses, this week 12 leading US companies signed the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles, created by the World...
Leadership
by Carol Sanford, July 15, 2014
The sustainability movement, in the last few years, has figured out that “doing less harm” is insufficient. It is based on fixed ideas to which we implicitly agree to adhere. We become attached to...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, July 15, 2014
CoreBrand, a brand strategy and communications firm and creator of the Corporate Branding Index® (CBI), which provides continuous benchmarking data, insights and corporate brand valuation...

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