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ICT and Big Data
by Brynn McNally, April 24, 2015
You’re a Chief Executive. Why care about environmental impacts and employee wellbeing if the bottom line is improving? The business logic behind CSR contends that negligence of these issues increases...
Business Models
by Maxine Perella, April 24, 2015
In these times of increasing corporate scrutiny, do we need a radical new definition of CSR? One that pretty much pushes the idea that companies need to take a financial hit in order to do social...
Member News | UPS
by Dan LambeThe Arbor Day Foundation’s mission is to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the...
Supply Chain
by Ieva Vilimaviciute, April 24, 2015
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the devastating collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh. It also marks the second Fashion Revolution Day, launched last year to commemorate...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, April 23, 2015
On Friday, the second annual Fashion Revolution Day, people in 66 countries around the world will challenge global fashion brands to demonstrate commitment to transparency across the length of the...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, April 23, 2015
Biome Bioplastics, one of the UK’s leading developers of bio-based alternatives to petroleum-based plastics, has begun a major development program to progress successful bio-based chemicals research...
Member News | UPS
by Niloofar Ganjian,WWF works to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. Recognizing that the problems facing our planet are increasingly more complex...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, April 23, 2015
Sixty-two institutional investors representing nearly $2 trillion in assets have called for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to push for better disclosure by oil and gas companies of...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, April 23, 2015
Effectively communicating sustainability must go beyond a dire series of predictions — it's about sharing real-world evidence of the economic, social and environmental challenges faced daily on...
Marketing and Comms
by Jennifer Elks, April 22, 2015
For those of us in the sustainability field, stakeholder engagement that leads to action is the Holy Grail for creating the change needed for a healthy world and future. So what’s one secret to...
Member News | UPS
by Kathleen RogersEarth Day Network (EDN) is the largest recruiter to the environmental movement in the world. Over one billion people across 192 countries will participate in Earth Day 2015, making...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, April 22, 2015
To coincide with Earth Day, the New York City Council, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) and Global Kids...
Supply Chain
by Caitlin Kauffman, April 22, 2015
This week has seen another concerted push by concerned stakeholders to clean up major brands’ supply chains.On Tuesday, for the second time in a month, hundreds of activists once again took part in a...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, April 22, 2015
In honor of Earth Day this week, both Brad Pitt and Sheryl Crow are using their star power to back initiatives aimed at helping responsibly build affordable housing for those in need, while bringing...
Member News | Timberland
by Ida Holst,
STRATHAM, N.H., April 22, 2015 – Timberland, a global leader in the design, engineering and marketing of premium-quality footwear, apparel and accessories, today released its 2014 Corporate...
Member News | Mars
by Ida Holst,
In September 2014, UC Davis and Mars, Incorporated, agreed to a partnership that created the Innovation Institute for Food and Health, managed through the UC Davis World Food Center. In January this...
Waste Not
by Tom Szaky, April 22, 2015
Upwards of 100 million tons of plastic are manufactured annually across the globe. That’s 200 billion pounds of new material on-market every year, ready to be thermoformed, laminated, foamed and...
Waste Not
by Mike Hower, April 22, 2015
Construction and demolition materials (C&D) recycling is a $7.4 billion industry, according to a new report by the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA). And when considering...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, April 22, 2015
Aquion Energy, Inc., developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) batteries and energy-storage systems, has announced that its AHI S20 and S20-P Product Lines are the first batteries...
Member News | UPS
by Bill ToomeyAs the director of the forest health program at The Nature Conservancy, I have the privilege of leading work I love and work that makes a difference in the world. As an ecologist I have...
Waste Not
by Tamay Kiper, April 22, 2015
Nestlé USA has had a busy year so far: The company has publicly committed to removing all artificial flavors and colors from its chocolate candy by the end of 2015 and purchased enough certified...
The Next Economy
by Matthew Yeomans, April 21, 2015
When Airbnb and Uber burst on the scene a few years ago the business world was abuzz with the potential for a new “sharing economy.”Advocates explained how these services would provide people with...
ICT and Big Data
by TJ DiCaprio, April 21, 2015
With Earth Day this week, it’s a great time to reflect on the challenges we face and the advancements we’ve made. Last week, Microsoft released a whitepaper describing the progress made...
Leadership
by Caitlin Kauffman, April 21, 2015
On Friday, 43 CEOs from some of the world’s largest corporations signed an open letter urging attendants of the upcoming Paris Climate Summit (November 30th-December 11th) to deliver an ambitious...
Member News | UPS
 UPS Relief Link Aid Distribution Video Wins Film Festival AwardAtlanta, April 20, 2015 -- A mini-documentary highlighting how its Relief Link program has fostered more efficient aid...
New Metrics
by Mike Hower, April 21, 2015
Total greenhouse gas emissions generated in the United States increased by 2 percent from 2012 to 2013, but emission levels in 2013 were 9 percent below 2005 levels, according to a new annual report...
Member News | Boy Scouts of America
by Ida Holst,
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In commemoration of Earth Day's 45th anniversary, the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) commits to ...
Collaboration
by Tara O'Shea, April 20, 2015
As we approach the world’s 21st year of international climate change negotiations (let that sink in), it has never been more critical for citizens to begin demanding and building climate action. That...
Member News | Hasbro, Johnson&Johnson, Disney, Hershey
by Ida Holst,
Pawtucket, R.I., April 20, 2015 -- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced today that it has been named as the second most transparent and responsible company in the U.S., according to the 100 Best...
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, April 20, 2015
Today, the adidas Group announced a partnership with Parley for the Oceans, an initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the beauty and fragility of the oceans and to collaborating on projects...
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