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Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 1, 2016
With the release of its latest sustainability report on June 30th, Kimberly-Clark proudly announced that it had achieved or surpassed all of its 5-year sustainability goals. In anticipation of the...
Brand Innovation
by Hannah Furlong, July 1, 2016
International brewing company SABMiller released its 2016 Sustainable Development Report this week, detailing cuts to environmental impacts and updates to its ‘Prosper’ sustainability ambition to...
Member News | Caesars Entertainment
For the second consecutive time, Caesars Entertainment was recognized by the Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative that honors the most community-minded companies in the country. The Civic 50 sets...
Member News | BASF
BASF announced today the launch of its Colors...
The Next Economy
by Ned Daly, July 1, 2016
By 2050, global demand for protein on our dinner plates is expected to increase by 80 percent over current levels, due to population growth in African countries and increased wealth in Asia. How are...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 1, 2016
It was something of a ‘two steps forward, one step back’ kind of week in the ongoing quest for sustainable sourcing of palm oil — potentially the most prolific and embattled ingredient in the...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, June 30, 2016
In 2014, CVS made headlines when it rebranded to CVS Health and made the bold decision to discontinue the sale of all tobacco products. In September, the company claimed that the latter decision had...
Waste Not
by Hannah Furlong, June 30, 2016
Confusion around food labels and expiry dates results in millions of tons of food waste each year, estimated to cost consumers $29 billion in the United States (US) and nearly £0.6 billion in...
Organizational Change
by Marianne Hughes, June 30, 2016
The success of a community programme for your employees probably has more to do with branding than you first think. How can you activate purpose in employees and keep them engaged with your community...
Member News | BASF
BASF is expanding its range of high performance foam products with the innovative, certified compostable particle foam ecovio® EA. The product is predominantly biobased and, like all of the grades...
Supply Chain
by Alysia Steinmeyer, June 30, 2016
Supply Chain Transparency: The Challenge Enough has been said about the importance of transparent supply chains. Today, it is unacceptable for a global brand to ignore fair labor practices. Yet,...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, June 29, 2016
Today, HP Inc. announced several new commitments with the release of its latest Sustainability Report. The company met the 20 percent emissions reduction targets it set for its operations and supply...
Member News | thinkstep
James Pearson, Aidan Turnbull accept Environmental Leader Product of Year award
  Stuttgart/Boston/London, June 29, 2016 – thinkstep, the industry-leading sustainability software, data and services company, is proud to announce that the www.BOMcheck.net substance...
Leadership
by Hannah Furlong, June 29, 2016
Business and political leaders convened in London on June 28 and 29 for the second annual Business & Climate Summit, where they called for the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement without...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, June 29, 2016
In an effort to expand quality solar home system solutions to the 2.3 billion people worldwide without reliable access to power, d.light - a manufacturer and distributor of solar lighting and power...
Cleantech
by Sheila Shayon, June 29, 2016
ReGen Villages is a tech-integrated real estate development company with purpose. The Dutch holding company, in collaboration with Danish architecture firm EFFEKT, was founded by serial entrepreneur...
Member News | Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider, was recognized today by Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative that sets the standard for...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, June 28, 2016
Kingfisher — parent company of European home-improvement chains B&Q, Castorama, Brico Depot, Screwfix and Koçtaş — has published its Sustainability Report 2015/16, which details its progress...
Member News | Hasbro
Hasbro Ranks No. 1 in Consumer Discretionary Industry on Civic 50 List of Most C
PAWTUCKET, RI – June 28, 2016 – Today, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) was recognized by the Civic 50 as the most community-minded company in the Consumer Discretionary industry. The Civic 50 is an...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, June 28, 2016
The Regenerative Business Alliance — a subsidiary of the Carol Sanford Institute (CSI) — has launched the search for its 1st annual Regenerative Business Prizewinner. This prize will recognize a...
Member News | Closed Loop Fund
Closed Loop Fund (CLF), an impact investment fund that makes below-market loans for recycling infrastructure, announced a $3.25 million investment to help bring recycling to Memphis, TN, which is...
Startups
by Hannah Furlong, June 28, 2016
New fashion brand Oliver Cabell is “seeking to disrupt the luxury fashion business” with an unmatched level of transparency around its products. Exclusively available online, each product’s page on...
Member News | UPS
by Gil Golan,
Points of Light honors UPS for its community engagement and philanthropic efforts for 3rd year US 06/28/16 Atlanta, GA UPS® (NYSE: UPS) today was recognized again  as a leader in...
Member News | AT&T, Caesars, Ford, Hasbro, SAP, Steelcase, Symantec, The Hershey Company, Toyota, UPS
America’s largest corporations are increasingly turning good intentions into sound business practices. That’s the promising bottom-line from an analysis of the 2016 Civic 50, the annual Points of...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, June 28, 2016
On Monday, The Dow Chemical Company released its 2015 Sustainability Report, culminating Dow’s decade-long 2015 Sustainability Goals, which centered on producing solutions to global challenges...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, June 27, 2016
For the first time, data has shown a decoupling between revenue growth and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions output among the world’s 500 largest businesses (Global 500), according to a Thompson Reuters...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, June 27, 2016
New research commissioned by Oxfam shows that rice, soy beans, corn, wheat and palm oil together lead to more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than any country’s individual footprint, with the...
Member News | UPS
by Gil Golan,
Hamburg model project for sustainable urban logistics awarded by the German Society for Sustainability DQS     The Sustainable City Logistics project was developed by UPS in cooperation...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, June 27, 2016
Sometimes innovation comes from unexpected places — a father-son duo in Qingdao, China has transformed a family furniture business into Sunflare, a solar energy company that produced solar “wallpaper...
Member News | Interface
Twenty two years ago, Ray Anderson - founder of Interface, one of the world's largest manufacturers of carpet tiles - had something of an epiphany. A customer had for the first time asked the firm...
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