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ICT and Big Data
by Rachael Everly, July 29, 2016
Sustainability is the new key driver to innovation these days and ICTs play quite a pivotal and influential role in enhancing and boosting productivity of agricultural value chains that are...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, July 29, 2016
Information and communications technology (ICT) is expected to play an influential role in the future of agriculture. News this month provides some insight into just how significant it could be:...
The Next Economy
by Hannah Furlong, July 29, 2016
Until now, recycling paint has been a laborious, costly process, leading to huge amount of unused paint going to waste and ending up in landfills. Thanks to a collaboration between Dulux-owner...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, July 29, 2016
Anellotech, a sustainable technology company focused on producing cost-competitive BTX (benzene, toluene and xylene) – petrochemical-based aromatic hydrocarbons - from non-food biomass, has announced...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, July 29, 2016
The United States, the world’s second-largest emitter of CO2, is faced with the task of converting its energy system from black to green. Offshore wind can help get the job done. Danish energy...
Brand Innovation
by Steve Fuller, July 29, 2016
When you set out on your purpose journey, what steps can you take to ensure that your purpose will be genuinely transformational for your business? In the ten years that we’ve been championing...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, July 28, 2016
Not only is chocolate ice cream one of the most popular flavors worldwide, it has now emerged as the most powerful flavor: A new partnership between the world’s third-largest ice cream...
Supply Chain
by Levi Stewart, July 28, 2016
The food industry widely recognizes a looming mountain it must climb: By 2050, the world population will grow by more than 2 billion, which will require upward of a 70 percent increase in food...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, July 28, 2016
New research commissioned by environmental non-profit Hubbub and consumer goods giant Unilever reveals that in the first week of the summer break, £12 million worth of food will be thrown away...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 28, 2016
Currently, 663 million people lack access to safe drinking water, and by 2025, half the world’s population could be living in water-stressed areas. For their part, The Coca-Cola Company is partnering...
ICT and Big Data
by Hannah Furlong, July 27, 2016
For the eco-conscious American, it may seem counterintuitive to invest in companies notorious for deforestation. Unfortunately, they may be unknowingly supporting such corporations through their...
New Metrics
by Jamie Plotnek, July 27, 2016
In this series of articles the team at the Carbon Trust outlines the reasons for businesses to adopt science-based target on climate change. Part 1: Why Do We Need to Set Science-Based Targets on...
Products and Design
by Hannah Furlong, July 27, 2016
This week, SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. announced an ‘invisible’ system for transporting electricity within the company’s transparent organic coatings, which are applied in thin layers onto glass...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, July 27, 2016
Here are two innovations that give new meaning to the phrase "magic mushrooms": An Italian textile manufacturer has used a skin extracted from giant mushroom caps to create a leather-like material...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, July 26, 2016
With increasing pressure on natural resources and the accompanying impact on the environment, more businesses are beginning to realize the importance of properly valuing the natural resources upon...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, July 26, 2016
Today, energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric launched a collaborative online platform to help commercial and industrial companies find the right tools and financial vehicles...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 26, 2016
Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the world’s sixth-largest consumer health company, has released the results from their latest set of five-year goals and announced a new set for 2020. J&J’s...
Collaboration
by News Deeply, July 26, 2016
News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, is producing a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and...
Business Models
by Hannah Furlong, July 25, 2016
Billionaire industrialist Elon Musk is doubling-down on the ambitious vision he laid out in August 2006. In a blog post, Musk recently revealed his “Master Plan, Part Deux,” which extends beyond a...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, July 25, 2016
Last month, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon named Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Novozymes, one of ten 2016 Local Pioneers of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)....
The Next Economy
by Robbie Fraser, July 25, 2016
In December of 2015, representatives from virtually every nation gathered in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties, better known as COP21. While the conference didn’t fully resolve the steps...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, July 22, 2016
Just one year after the brand’s launch, eleven-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater and menswear designer John Moore’s clothing company Outerknown has publicly released its supply chain. The young...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, July 22, 2016
With over 20 years working in various roles at Procter & Gamble, Virginie Helias is a brand and innovation veteran. A member of the Sustainable Brands advisory board, she was recently promoted...
Marketing and Comms
by Hannah Furlong, July 22, 2016
This month, Canadians may have noticed that The Body Shop has been monkeying around on the dating app Tinder. The brand has created a profile for Reggie, a Red Shanked Douc monkey from Vietnam, as...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2016
Closing gaps in knowledge and improving understanding about the benefits of renewable materials can have a transformative effect on the economy and the environment, according to findings in a new...
Chemistry and Materials
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2016
Walmart announced back in April that it had achieved a 95 percent reduction by weight in the use of high priority chemicals of concern. Now, it has released detailed information on the progress it...
ICT and Big Data
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2016
News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, is producing 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 Hannah Furlong, July 21, 2016
In this week's roundup, UK-based organizations continue to lead the charge against food and beverage-related waste. First, grocery giant Asda has revealed the results of a customer-focused...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, July 20, 2016
Companies including SABMiller, Dow, Novozymes, and many others have begun to align their corporate responsibility targets with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since the United Nations (UN)...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 20, 2016
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced today it will be consulting stakeholders on a number of options aimed at providing the market with greater assurance that MSC-certified fisheries and...
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