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Marketing and Comms
by Dr. John Izzo, January 31, 2018
What makes a good company successful in an age where we are blessedly cursed with a wide selection of products in every category? With technology being a widespread disruptor, the business landscape...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, January 30, 2018
A year after the launch of its Heathrow 2.0 sustainability leadership strategy, Heathrow Airport is encouraging UK businesses and organizations to apply for the first Sustainable Innovation Prize....
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, January 30, 2018
2018 is gearing up to be a big year for packaging innovation. Already we’ve seen food industry giants such as Coca-Cola, Evian, Amcor, Iceland and Waitrose commit to slashing single-use plastics and...
Marketing and Comms
by Jonathan Hanwit, January 30, 2018
It should come as no surprise that purpose — defined as your company’s aspirational reason for being beyond profit — plays a key role in the direction of your business on multiple levels. Purpose is...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, January 30, 2018
Resource scarcity and the rise of the circular economy are inspiring businesses, industry associations and governments to develop new ways to recover precious and critical raw materials (CRMs) from...
Walking the Talk
by Carol Cone, January 29, 2018
Nested between smart mirrors, driverless cars, and paper-thin TVs, a little duck fluffed its feathers, awaiting its big debut. Unlike most of the 3,900+ products at the crowded cultural phenomenon...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, January 29, 2018
Furthering its mission to close the funding gap and help women launch startups and raise capital, nonprofit Women Who Tech has released the names of the 10 finalists selected for the sixth Women...
Waste Not
by Maxine Perella, January 29, 2018
Globally, food loss and waste prevention efforts at farm and production level are, in many respects, still in their infancy. Many growers around the world are not required to record or report on...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, January 26, 2018
Budweiser is launching a new initiative to communicate its commitment to sustainability to consumers and kickstart an industry-wide movement. The AB InBev brand has created a renewable electricity...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainability ..., January 26, 2018
Naruto City, on the northeast tip of Tokushima Prefecture — Shikoku, Japan. The Naruto Strait’s whirling tides are popular with tourists, but in recent years the region, like many others, has...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, January 26, 2018
Around 52 million tons of food are wasted each year in the United States despite 1 in 7 US citizens lacking reliable access to sufficient, affordable and nutritious food. While raising consumer...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, January 25, 2018
At the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, WEF, the Forum of Young Global Leaders and Accenture revealed the winners of the 2018 Circulars. The awards recognize individuals and...
Waste Not
by Libby MacCarthy, January 25, 2018
The NFL has joined forces with PepsiCo, Aramark, U.S. Bank Stadium and the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority to make Super Bowl LII a zero-waste event. Together, the partners have launched...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, January 25, 2018
The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), whose members include REI, Iron Mountain, Patagonia, The North Face and Timberland, is producing a new film series that shares the stories of outdoor companies...
Walking the Talk
by Fabian Geyrhalter, January 25, 2018
This is an excerpt from Fabian Geyrhalter’s upcoming book, Bigger Than This: How to Turn Any Venture Into an Admired Brand. One of eight traits discussed in Bigger Than This is ‘cause,’ which we dive...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, January 24, 2018
Over 100 companies spanning 24 countries and 10 sectors have joined Bloomberg’s inaugural Gender-Equality Index (GEI), a reference index measuring gender equality across internal company statistics,...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, January 24, 2018
Corporate Knights has released its 14th annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable corporations in the world. Global 100 companies were selected from a pool of 5,994 publicly listed companies...
Supply Chain
by Daniel Persica, January 24, 2018
2017 was marked by devastating forest fires that ravaged large swaths of North America. Millions of acres were scorched, hundreds of thousands of buildings were destroyed, and tens of thousands of...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, January 24, 2018
Beverage giants Coca-Cola and Evian and global packaging company Amcor have announced new efforts that will fundamentally reshape their approaches to packaging. By 2030, Coca-Cola says it will...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, January 23, 2018
Though the normalization of single-use plastic packaging has made plastic pollution out to be an insurmountable problem, consumers’ and brands’ growing awareness of the implications of take-make-...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, January 23, 2018
This week, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the Carlsberg Group launched the Carlsberg Young Scientists Community in an effort to address some of the world’s biggest challenges...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, January 23, 2018
As global business leaders gather at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos this week to discuss energy and environmental challenges, Schneider Electric has released a new study revealing...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, January 23, 2018
Today, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), with the support of Wendy Schmidt, lead philanthropic partner of the foundation’s New Plastics...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, January 22, 2018
Though the private sector has largely been leading the charge against climate change as of late, local and national governments are starting to step up to the plate to further catalyze the shift to a...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, January 22, 2018
The future of food is one in which circularity and sustainability thrive, where waste is redefined as a valuable resource to be used again and again, supply chain collaboration is second nature and...
Leadership
by Al Iannuzzi, January 22, 2018
I had the good fortune recently to sit next to Richard Liroff at a dinner — what I learned made me very thankful. He is retiring after over 45 years of serving the environment, and hearing...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, January 19, 2018
Fashion and textile industry heavy-hitters are heeding the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s recent call for a New Textiles Economy with the rollout of new agreements and action plans that consider the...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, January 19, 2018
With an estimated 12 million tons of plastic waste entering the world’s oceans each year, consumers and governments are increasingly looking to businesses to eliminate plastic packaging. Fast food...
Business Models
by Sustainable Brands, January 19, 2018
The business world is undergoing rapid transformation, as consumers’ — and employees’ — expectations of companies increase, largely in regards to social purpose and environmental performance. It’s no...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, January 18, 2018
The auto sector is facing a complete overhaul with technological disruption already well underway. In order to remain relevant in the low-carbon transition, automotive companies must rapidly adapt to...
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