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New Metrics
by Dimitar Vlahov, October 3, 2018
At its core, the #NewMetrics series of events has always been about quantifying previously ignored risks, costs and revenue potential associated with sustainability impacts. Over the years, we have...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, October 2, 2018
McDonald’s USA has announced that its seven classic burgers are now free from artificial preservatives, artificial flavors and added colors from artificial sources. The ingredient changes affect all...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, October 2, 2018
Nespresso has partnered with Blue Marble Microinsurance — a startup with the mission of providing socially impactful, commercially viable insurance protection to the underserved and incorporated by...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, October 1, 2018
The exhibit industry is one of the most wasteful on the planet. Just take a look at the end of most conferences and trade shows, and you’ll see floors and dumpsters filled with plastics, banners,...
Finance & Investment
by Mia Overall, October 1, 2018
One of many highlights of Climate Week NYC was a roundtable discussion hosted by SustainAbility and the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, on “Innovating Investments for Climate Resilience.”...
The Next Economy
by Jennifer Elks, September 28, 2018
Last year, the Sustainable Brands community gathered around the world throughout the year to share insights on how they – and their customers – were “redefining the good life.” This year, the...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, September 28, 2018
EcoVadis has published the second annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report provides an updated look at the corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance of...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, September 28, 2018
The past few weeks have seen a flurry of big announcements and commitments regarding increasing sustainability in a variety of areas, including overhauling our broken food system: Two weeks ago, at...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, September 27, 2018
In the past few years, Schneider Electric — a global specialist in energy management and automation — has partnered with its customers around the world in various capacities to co-create smart...
Supply Chain
by Salina Toll, September 27, 2018
This summer, whilst working in Barbados, I got my hands on an old drum set and learnt how to play the classic four-on-the-floor disco beat. It felt great to (just about) crack something so quickly,...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, September 27, 2018
Responsible investing has been an overriding theme of the past two weeks, with a proliferation of new initiatives, campaigns and reports joining a growing list of recently released resources for...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, September 26, 2018
A campaign launched today is holding BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, accountable as the single largest contributor to climate destruction. BlackRock’s Big Problem — supported by over a...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, September 26, 2018
Since its founding in 2006, EcoAct Group has grown from raising awareness at the local level in France into a global collection of experts engaging with the private and public sectors to aid in the...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, September 25, 2018
At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2015, countries committed to Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3, calling for the world to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Now three...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, September 25, 2018
The Indonesian Network of the United Nations Global Compact today announced a partnership between Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Martha Tilaar Group (MTG) — a leading Indonesian manufacturer of...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, September 24, 2018
Today at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Summit, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and WEF committed to help solve world hunger by 2030 through the innovative application of...
Walking the Talk
by Simon Mainwaring, September 24, 2018
Today’s consumers are increasingly concerned about the impact their purchasing decisions have on the planet. People want to know how products they buy affect social and environmental ecosystems, and...
Marketing and Comms
by Carol Cone, September 24, 2018
Taking a knee made Nike stand up. As brand activism becomes commonplace — even expected — it’s an optimal moment to unpack the factors that spur companies to stand up for something that matters....
Behavior Change
by Catherine Germi..., September 21, 2018
“Tourists, go home.” “Tourists: Your luxury trip, my daily misery.” “Your tourism kills my neighborhood.” These kinds of sentiments have likely been heard in travel destinations that have become...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, September 21, 2018
Hospitality giants Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and Caesars Entertainment have joined the growing, cross-sector fight against single-use plastics with ambitious phase-out plans for plastic...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Diane MacEachern, September 21, 2018
The milkman is making a come back. In a dozen or so communities around the U.S., dairy trucks sporting happy cows and nostalgic farm scenes are showing up at doorsteps to drop off fresh milk, cream,...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, September 20, 2018
Circulate Capital, the impact-focused investment management firm dedicated to financing companies, projects and infrastructure that prevent ocean plastic; and SecondMuse, a global business...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, September 20, 2018
Giving platform Neighbourly has today put out a call inviting charities, food projects, schools and community groups to join its free food surplus redistribution scheme. Neighbourly is the...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, September 20, 2018
More and more Americans are seeking information about corporate social and environmental responsibility, particularly from news coverage, according to the ninth annual Sense & Sustainability...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, September 20, 2018
New research from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) finds that a transition to a circular economy in China’s cities could make goods and services more affordable for citizens while reducing the...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, September 19, 2018
One year since the launch of its 'Sustainable in a Generation' Plan, Mars announced this week that it is changing how it does business. Speaking ahead of last year’s UN General Assembly (...
Collaboration
by Renee Henze, September 19, 2018
Over the last few years, the bioeconomy — a global economy that uses biological resources and waste from the land and sea as inputs to food, industrial and energy production — has been a major point...
Cleantech
by Haden Kirkpatrick, September 19, 2018
Self-driving cars are on the horizon and widespread adoption holds many promises. On top of reducing collisions and alleviating traffic, autonomous vehicles have the potential to dramatically shrink...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, September 18, 2018
This week, SAP UKI announced plans to work with partners to pilot a “Plastics Cloud,” which will collect existing and live data from across the plastics supply chain to spark new ideas for waste...
Finance & Investment
by Gil Crawford, September 18, 2018
As the world’s focus turns to the opening of the United Nations’ 73rd session of the General Assembly, attention will turn to the state of progress on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),...

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