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Marketing and Comms
by Mike Hower, September 17, 2014
Coca-Cola products in the United Kingdom will soon sport a system of traffic light coded labels and Reference Intakes (RIs) to indicate how much fat, salt and sugar an item contains.This decision...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, September 17, 2014
Increasing consumer demand and a greater commitment to sustainability by the fishing industry and retailers has led the number of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) labeled products to more than double...
New Metrics
by Steph Sharma, September 17, 2014
"Too much of what led up to the crisis in the old bubble days — the conspicuous consumption, the latter-day Gatsbyism — was fueled by a need to fill a huge emotional and psychological void left by...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, September 16, 2014
Rainforest Alliance has announced a new platform for its annual Follow the Frog campaign. In partnership with the Guardian, Follow the Frog 2014 will be a 10-month integrated experience...
New Metrics
by Mark McElroy, September 16, 2014
Way back in 2000 when Ben & Jerry’s (B&J) was acquired by Unilever, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield had the presence of mind to require that the acquisition agreement itself include language...
Cleantech
by Mike Hower, September 16, 2014
Burlington, Vermont now acquires all of its energy from renewables sources, including wind, hydro, and biomass, after the recent purchase of 7.4 megawatt Winooski One hydroelectric project.The city...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, September 16, 2014
The Social Impact Investment Taskforce, created by the governments of the G8 in June 2013 to nurture a global market for impact investing, has released eight high-level recommendations devised by...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, September 16, 2014
Parx Plastics, a Dutch-Italian bio-innovator in antibacterial plastic technology, is launching its first ready-to-use Saniconcentrates™ for manufacturers in Europe and the US to safely create self-...
Packaging
by Hannah Ritchie, September 15, 2014
Honest Tea, the US’s top-selling organic bottled tea brand, is giving its glass-bottled line a makeover in an attempt to more fully encapsulate its overall values and mission.“Our glass-bottled line...
New Metrics
by Anna Lui, September 15, 2014
PRé Sustainability has gathered industry leaders from L’Oréal, Marks & Spencer, Steelcase, BASF, BMW Group, DSM, Goodyear, Philips, AkzoNobel, Corbion, Ahold and Reckitt Benckiser for the...
Waste Not
by Hannah Ritchie, September 15, 2014
Plastic has in recent years become one of the top materials households know they should be recycling — but there’s often confusion about what’s recyclable and which material goes into which bin.Coca-...
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, September 15, 2014
Scientists at Michigan State University say they have developed a translucent solar cell which can capture energy from the invisible parts of the light spectrum, but still let in visible light.In...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, September 15, 2014
Global economies must cut their energy-related carbon emissions for every dollar of GDP by 6.2 percent — more than five times the rate currently achieved — every year from now to 2100 in order to to...
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, September 12, 2014
Shell and Brazilian soccer player Pelé this week showcased a first-of-its-kind soccer field capable of capturing kinetic energy created by players' movement and combining it with nearby solar power...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, September 12, 2014
Hershey has announced a new three-year program expanding its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in Ivory Coast, the world’s largest cocoa producing country.In partnership with cocoa...
Business Models
by Jennifer Elks, September 12, 2014
What happens when a publicly traded, 147-year-old global food and beverage institution buys a scrappy, organic baby food startup dedicated to alleviating hunger for children in the US?On the one-year...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Joss Tantram, September 12, 2014
“There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.”PlatoJust because we want one thing, must we want all that comes with it?It is a peculiar fact of...
Blog
by Dimitar Vlahov, September 12, 2014
As we get closer to my personal favorite among the growing list of Sustainable Brands events — New Metrics, this year in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management — I am finding it hard...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, September 11, 2014
A provocative new documentary called PUMP, produced by Submarine Deluxe, in association with Fuel Freedom Foundation and iDeal Film Partners, is opening in limited release next week.Directed by...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, September 11, 2014
Dairy farmer Chris Wagner, owner of the Green Dream Farm in Enosburg Falls, Vermont, has a new setup that provides him with low-cost bedding for his herd and reduces the greenhouse gas produced by...
Collaboration
by Hannah Ritchie, September 11, 2014
H&M has teamed up with Swedfund, a Swedish company that offers expertise and financial support to emerging markets within Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, in a rare collaboration...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, September 11, 2014
IKEA, Tetra Pak and Kingfisher are partnering​ to promote the benefits of legal, responsibly sourced, sustainable timber and clarify the role of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in the...
Supply Chain
by Mike Hower, September 11, 2014
Institutional investors representing over half a trillion dollars in assets under management are calling on four major palm oil producers to adopt an immediate moratorium on deforestation and join...
The Next Economy
by Gina Angiolillo, September 11, 2014
In 2013, legislation quietly passed within the UK that would require companies listed on the London Stock Exchange to disclose global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) within their publically available...
New Metrics
by João Fontes, September 11, 2014
Recent significant advances in both sustainability assessment and societal awareness have resulted in businesses placing growing importance on full product value chain transparency. This relates to...
The Next Economy
by Sheila Shayon, September 11, 2014
In her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (due in stores September 16), author and social activist Naomi Klein espouses that capitalism, rather than carbon, is the core...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, September 10, 2014
In order to better help its customers align environmental and societal considerations with business success, BASF has developed a new process for steering its portfolio based on sustainability...
Leadership
by André Veneman, September 10, 2014
On Thursday, the annual rankings of the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) will be publicly announced. Based on research by the Swiss-based investment group RobecoSAM, the Index assesses the...
Supply Chain
by Hannah Ritchie, September 10, 2014
Last week, Perdue Foods announced that it has discontinued the use of antibiotics at all of its chicken hatcheries, another step in setting a standard that defines the responsible use of antibiotics...
Marketing and Comms
by Mike Hower, September 10, 2014
University of California, Santa Barbara and Presidio Graduate School topped the environmental sustainability and social impact categories, respectfully, of a recent ranking of more than 100 U.S....

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