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Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, May 24, 2018
WAP Sustainability Consulting works with manufacturers and brands to help them meet customers’ expectations on sustainability – specifically around life cycle assessment (LCA), carbon management and...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, May 23, 2018
Awareness of our plastic waste problem continues to grow, prompting campaigns and corporate action around the world. To name but a few recent examples, the Welsh Government and National Geographic...
Marketing and Comms
by Michael Laermann, May 23, 2018
New regulation in the EU mandates public companies to file financial statements in digital format. Does the move to HTML and Big Data have the potential to push corporate reporting into the digital...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 23, 2018
In the sustainability world, the conversation around beef mostly involves reducing the environmental impacts of its production (deforestation, methane emissions, etc). But Cassidy Johnston can offer...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, May 22, 2018
European home improvement company Kingfisher has set out ambitious sustainability targets for the next seven years – the latest stage of its journey to become a net positive business by 2050. The...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 22, 2018
While many aspects of the textile industry have notoriously harmful effects on people and the planet, we’re seeing a variety of solutions emerge that could shape the future of fashion. Two of the...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 22, 2018
As we get ready to judge our semi-finalists for the 2018 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, we wanted to check in with last year’s competitors to learn about the impacts they continue to have on the...
Supply Chain
by Eliza Roberts, May 22, 2018
Tyson Foods, the largest meat company in the U.S., is starting to step up to the plate on sustainability and respond to pressure from investors and consumers to tackle water risks in its supply chain...
Waste Not
by Vicki Warker, May 21, 2018
How does food get on a plate? Unless you’re growing it yourself, that food may have had a long, complex journey before it arrived on your fork. That long trail all too often results in a lot of food...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, May 21, 2018
In the midst of the “purpose revolution,” people are increasingly taking company values to heart when it comes to purchasing and employment decisions (and this is especially true when it comes to...
Marketing and Comms
by William Paddock, May 21, 2018
“All I really need is the word to be brought up.” “If they aren’t talking about it, then it can’t be important to them.” At WAP Sustainability, we work with manufacturers and brands to help them...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, May 18, 2018
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) has launched a new industry collaborative to build on the vision outlined in its New Textiles Economy report. Announced at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit this week...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, May 18, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Better Buildings Initiative has grown to include more than 900 organizations, which represent 30 of the country’s Fortune 100 companies, 12 of the top 25 U.S....
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, May 18, 2018
As we get ready to judge our semi-finalists in the 2018 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, we wanted to check in with last year’s semi-finalists to learn about the impacts they continue to have...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, May 18, 2018
A new digital platform aims to make sustainable business decisions easier for the fashion industry. By matching actors along the supply chain and providing data-driven, solutions-focused information...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, May 17, 2018
Collaborative efforts are advancing sustainability in the beauty industry. FIrst, supported by contributions from major brands and retailers, Forum for the Future and The Sustainability Consortium (...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, May 17, 2018
As we at Sustainable Brands — and anyone working to rectify the damage people have done to the planet — are well aware, it's all too easy to ignore pressing social and environmental issues if their...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 17, 2018
The Welsh Government and City to Sea, a group campaigning against single-use plastics, are collaborating on the development of campaigns to encourage refills and change residents’ behavior to make...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, May 17, 2018
As the amount of single-use plastic in the world's oceans continues to grow, National Geographic is announcing a new, global commitment to tackle this pressing problem. On Wednesday, the media giant...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 16, 2018
On Tuesday, Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) published its Sustainability Report 2017, outlining the concrete steps being taken to fundamentally transform its business, by putting smoke-free...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 16, 2018
In response to a severe drought, citizens and businesses in Cape Town and the Western Cape have cut their water consumption by almost 60 percent over the past three years — a performance not yet...
Leadership
by Dr. John Izzo, May 16, 2018
This is the ninth in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, May 16, 2018
Conagra Brands, Inc. is once again celebrating its employees’ commitment to sustainability throughout the organization at its annual Sustainable Development Awards. This year, employees entered 57...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, May 15, 2018
Apple uses a lot of aluminum across its product line — it’s part of the company’s design ethos. But it also represents almost a quarter of Apple’s manufacturing emissions. So the tech giant started...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, May 15, 2018
After one of our most high-traffic voting periods to date, it’s time to meet the eleven semi-finalists in the 7th annual Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) — our competition for startups that...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, May 15, 2018
As we get ready to select our semi-finalists for the 2018 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, we wanted to check in with last year’s semi-finalists to learn about the impacts they continue to have on...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, May 15, 2018
An announcement today from Procter & Gamble’s laundry brands, Ariel and Lenor (the European sister brands of Tide and Downy, here in the States), revealed that their ‘Long Live Fashion Formula’...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, May 14, 2018
A major new initiative in Edinburgh will help local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) identify and capitalise on circular economy opportunities, while an economic study has shown how circular...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, May 14, 2018
A new television series is under development to help teach children about sustainability and what they can do to help keep our planet beautiful. With a goal to inspire and guide 4- to 7-year-old...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Frank Michel, May 14, 2018
Earlier this year, the Global Fashion Agenda released the CEO Agenda for the fashion industry, which highlights the “efficient use of chemicals, water and energy” as a core priority for immediate...
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