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Organizational Change
by Henry Horkan, July 18, 2017
New types of partnerships can enable systemic changes to flourish. That thinking is behind the Origin Green Ambassadors programme, which brings education, leading global brands and entrepreneurial...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 18, 2017
The way people buy, consume and discard their electronics is changing — and for the better. A new report by WRAP has revealed that an industry-wide adoption of circular principles could unlock new...
The Next Economy
by Simon Mainwaring, July 18, 2017
Every business leader wants consumers to think of their company as an essential ingredient in building a better life, yet the very definition of what constitutes the ‘Good Life’ changes over time....
Organizational Change
by Sheila Shayon, July 17, 2017
Multinational engineering and infrastructure firm AECOM is set to build the tallest residential development in Western Europe. Reaching 67 stories, the Spire London tower will be built in West India...
Collaboration
by Tony Shumpert, July 17, 2017
As we navigate tumultuous times in our country and across the globe, people are looking to businesses to cultivate community, either through their own programs or through partnerships. According to...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2017
In response to the federal government’s failure to take action against climate change, Michael Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown have launched a new initiative to track and quantify the...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2017
While UK supermarket giant Tesco has focused the majority of its sustainability efforts on slashing food waste, the company is now setting its sights on reducing impacts across its F&F clothing...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 14, 2017
Self-driving cars, solar panels and groundbreaking carbon-capturing technologies are essential tools in combating climate change and propelling the shift towards a more sustainable future, but...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, July 14, 2017
Natural capital underpins prosperous economies and thriving societies. Understanding the interconnectedness between business and nature well as the associated risks and opportunities, allows...
Walking the Talk
by Joe Arvai, July 14, 2017
If there’s one group that’s basking in the long shadow cast by Donald Trump’s ill-fated decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, it’s business. In story after...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, July 14, 2017
As circular business models begin to gain steam, a new strategic service is helping companies in the technology, electronics and telecom sectors uncover new ways to reuse, remanufacture and recover...
Walking the Talk
by News Deeply, July 13, 2017
News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 13, 2017
Industry heavy hitters are making moves to create circular solutions that keep everyday products, such as chip bags and plastic drinking bottles, out of landfills with the launch of...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Bill Baue, July 13, 2017
This is part four of a four-part series on themes explored at the 4th International Reporting 3.0 Conference. Read parts one, two and three. The Paris Agreement may be the biggest thing to...
The Next Economy
by Jennifer Elks, July 12, 2017
It was standing room only on Tuesday at Buenos Aires’ MALBA modern art museum, for the second of two ‘InFocus’ events this year by the Sustainable Brands Buenos Aires team. Last month’s event at...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 12, 2017
Two years after Greenpeace launched a campaign demanding Thai Union, the world’s largest tuna company, take action to eliminate exploitative and unsustainable practices from its supply chains, the...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 12, 2017
Fashion continues to make headlines, with news emerging about a new textile breakthrough and shifting attitudes towards clothing across the UK that are helping drive down the industry’s environmental...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, July 12, 2017
Netflix has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, quickly emerging as an essential for Gen Z, Millennials and Baby Boomers alike. While shows such as "House of Cards" and "Thirteen Reasons...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 12, 2017
Just weeks after the UN Secretary General released a report detailing sluggish progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), efforts are already underway to bolster support for their...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, July 11, 2017
As further evidence of the global corporate momentum behind renewable energy, the RE100 initiative has reached 100 members, following new commitments from AkzoNobel, AXA, Burberry and Carlsberg Group...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, July 11, 2017
A year after launching its ambitious Enrich, Not Exploit CSR strategy, The Body Shop has released its 2016 sustainability report, highlighting the progress it has made on its packaging, renewable...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Daniel Matthews, July 11, 2017
For every single car that eats fossil fuels and emits greenhouse gases (GHGs), there are four tires propelling it down the road. Car owners know buying tires eats away at their pocketbook, but tires...
Supply Chain
by Hugh Bowring, July 11, 2017
Taylors of Harrogate prides itself on quality teas and coffees, but beyond the brew the company has also established a reputation as an industry leader in ethical trading. For several years, the UK-...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, July 10, 2017
71 percent of all global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since 1988 can be traced to just 100 fossil fuel producers, including ExxonMobil, Shell, BHP Billiton and Gazprom, says a new report by CDP....
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 10, 2017
Nature-inspired solutions designed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems continue to gain steam as five teams of entrepreneurs from around the world vie for the top prize at the 2017...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 10, 2017
The crusade against marine plastics continues with a new initiative driven by nineteen aquariums across the US. Launched today, the Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) seeks to drive a shift away...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 10, 2017
Packaging innovation offers an important tool to help companies achieve their sustainability goals. Two recent advances could hold promise for tackling food waste, reducing CO2 emissions and reliance...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 7, 2017
What do diapers and railway ties have in common? They’re two of the latest products to receive the circular treatment, helping businesses reimagine waste streams as resources and driving the economy...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, July 7, 2017
Environmental NGO Parley for the Oceans is on a roll. Just weeks after announcing new partnerships with designer Stella McCartney and Corona, the organization has joined Intel and SnotBot on a...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, July 7, 2017
Putting its commitment to improve access to quality education and lifelong learning for all into action, HP Inc. has pledged $20 million in technology, training R&D and funding contributions...
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