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Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, June 23, 2017
Brewers across the country are embracing new technology to tackle some of the industry’s most pressing sustainability challenges: emissions and water. References to carbon capture are often reserved...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, June 23, 2017
Expanding its commitment to innovation in the food industry, Nestlé has teamed up with Rabobank and Rocketspace to support startups through the Terra Food + Agtech Accelerator Program. The food giant...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, June 23, 2017
Urban mobility is undergoing a dramatic transformation with the emergence of new technology and transportation services. The pace and extent of this transformation will vary from city to city and...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, June 23, 2017
The sourcing and manufacturing of materials are two of the most environmentally impactful aspects of the fashion industry. In an effort to shift the sector to a more sustainable model, key industry...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, June 22, 2017
IKEA has been making considerable progress towards its sustainability goals by embracing disruptive design and investing in sustainable materials. While the Swedish retailer has largely focused its...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, June 22, 2017
A majority of business leaders believe in the value of a strong corporate purpose and only a minority say their company’s main purpose is to maximize shareholder value says a new report by EY. Based...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, June 22, 2017
Big news has emerged on the energy front, with a major application of a technology that harnesses the power of pee to generate electricity and new debate about the need for energy storage. The...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, June 22, 2017
In a bid to eradicate forced labor in global supply chains, a problem that affects 21 million people worldwide, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has released a new report, Business Actions Against...
Business Case
by Mark Lee, June 22, 2017
This blog is part of the GlobeScan-SustainAbility Leaders Survey 20th anniversary project being conducted by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Interface. Mid-May 2017, more than 2,000...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, June 21, 2017
In recent years, Unilever has distinguished itself both as a champion for sustainability and overcoming gender bias with campaigns, initiatives and internal actions that work to align the company’s...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, June 21, 2017
First articulated in 2013, Dell’s Legacy of Good Plan builds on the idea that technology should be a driver of human progress, unlocking opportunities for health, happiness and prosperity. Now in its...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, June 21, 2017
The Nordic region continues to blaze trails on the zero-waste front, as innovators from across the region vie for the Nordic Council Environment Prize and a chance to bring their projects and...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, June 21, 2017
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has announced the winners of the 5th Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge, including MyEcoWall, a mobile acoustic wall made from Ecovative...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, June 20, 2017
Mondelēz International continues to make moves to clean up its cocoa supply chains by teaming up with governments across West Africa in an effort to tackle the problem of deforestation. Through its...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, June 20, 2017
A new partnership between Braskem, the largest thermoplastics resins producer in the Americas and a leading biopolymers producer, Sealed Air Corporation, a packaging, cleaning and hygiene solutions...
Supply Chain
by Nithin Coca, June 20, 2017
Big news from Mexico – a groundbreaking regenerative economy project has just become official. The Patamban indigenous community, part of the Purepecha nation in the state of Michoacán, will be the...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, June 20, 2017
Two years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, companies are finally beginning to align their sustainability strategies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)....
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, June 19, 2017
Long gone are the days when acting in a socially responsible manner was optional. Consumers now demand it and expectations are shifting to include how companies can create social value for...
Cleantech
by Daniel Matthews, June 19, 2017
In a world full of people who depend on water, the most urgent subject is scarcity. More than a billion people live in areas where water is scarce, and that number is likely to reach 3.5 billion by...
Finance & Investment
by Mark McElroy, June 19, 2017
I have over the years developed a rule of thumb or criterion for assessing the efficacy of sustainability measurement and reporting methods that goes something like this: If it is possible for an...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, June 16, 2017
Not all circular news is good news. As a new startup accelerator launches to drive forward sustainable solutions to everyday challenges, a prominent defender of the circular cause lands himself a...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Jim Nicolow, June 16, 2017
I still clearly recall a professional practice class in architecture school that made the distinction between two types of architecture firms: the Business-Centered Practice and the Practice-Centered...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, June 16, 2017
Putting its Sustainability 2022 strategy into action, Kimberly-Clark has ramped up its relationship with environmental NGO World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with the launch of its new "♥ YOUR PLANET" ("...
Organizational Change
by Marie Zwickert, June 16, 2017
As a manager for Cisco's corporate social responsibility programs, I focus on public-private partnerships that support an inclusive digital economy, specifically by applying technology to create...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, June 15, 2017
Plastics continue to make headlines as brands uncover new and creative solutions that transform trash into profitable products. Building on its efforts to reinvent how products are designed,...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, June 15, 2017
The International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program has named the recipients of its 2017 Young Scientists Awards and the Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, June 15, 2017
Viscose continues to dominate the news as brands ramp up efforts to eliminate the destruction of ancient and endangered forests and human rights violations from the viscose supply chain, while...
Leadership
by Alexandra Mihai..., June 15, 2017
“Boards should understand the broader environmental and social consequences of business operations, and must set their own priorities and account for the associated outcomes.” This sentence was...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, June 14, 2017
The people have spoken. The results of enso’s 2017 World Value Index are in and brands such as Amazon, Goodwill, Google, World Wildlife Fund and Dove came out on top. The mission-driven creative...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, June 14, 2017
Renewable energy continues to gain steam, shedding its niche status and moving towards the mainstream, but further progress is being impeded by barriers related to regulation and storage. In an...
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