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by Sustainable Brands, Dec 2018
After an intensive global campaign by Greenpeace, Wilmar International has published a detailed action plan to map and monitor its palm oil suppliers. This week, the world’s largest palm oil trader,...
by Sustainable Brands, Dec 2018
This week, more momentum on the anti-plastic front: Unilever will develop a crowdsourced, plastic-free laundry solution to combat single-use sachets; while Stora Enso and Sulapac are developing...
by Matthew Yeomans, Dec 2018
What Gen Z want from brands is the new Holy Grail for marketers — you only have to look at the myriad surveys and reports published recently that seek to analyze their preferences and intentions....
by Sustainable Brands, Dec 2018
US-based multinational 3M launches approximately 1,000 new products each year; starting in 2019, 100 percent of them will have sustainability built in: Today, at the United Nations Climate Change...
by Chris Docherty, Nov 2018
Let me tell you a few things about failure — a subject on which I’m something of an expert. You see, I’ve failed a lot. In small ways, in big ways and in high-profile ways that would make you ask ‘...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2018
Kickstarter PBC and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today unveiled new features on Kickstarter aimed at helping innovators evaluate and reduce the environmental impact of their products from the...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2018
During this season of giving, many of today’s more discerning consumers won’t be joining the masses scrambling to answer the siren call to stock up on discounted “stuff” — they’ll be remembering the...
by Brian Lanahan, Nov 2018
A solid argument can be made that corporate America has made significant progress in the sustainability arena. We have our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions measured, our percentage of LEED-certified square...
by Becky Willan, Nov 2018
The news last week that the Christmas advert from Iceland — a UK supermarket chain specializing in frozen food — has been banned is a bad decision. Iceland’s advert — a repackaging of a short,...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2018
Today marks the public launch of a new online tool that will enable global companies to identify the world’s ancient and endangered forests. ForestMapper, developed by international environmental not...
by Carol Cone, Nov 2018
A growing roster of celebrities are no longer satisfied with endorsing corporate products, instead creating (or at least investing in) their own. Think George Clooney, Dr. Dre, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth...
by Carol Cone, Oct 2018
Arriving on the heels of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael proved again that companies are making significant commitments to relief and recovery efforts in the wake of natural disasters. Our...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2018
This week, building on news that HP, Inc and IKEA joined a global consortium working to develop the first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains, the public and private sector made...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2018
Jennifer Motles and her colleagues at Philip Morris International (PMI) are on a crusade to end smoking. They know many of us probably won’t believe them. And they are OK with that; they just want...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2018
A new £1.4 million flagship projects competition was launched at the inaugural annual meeting for members of The UK Plastics Pact, held in London yesterday. The competition, managed by WRAP in...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2018
There’s a flurry of activity this week, as several heavy-hitters announce moves that promise big ripple effects in the plastics and packaging space. PepsiCo, Inc. today announced a multi-year supply...
by Carol Cone, Oct 2018
Natural disasters are becoming a new reality for many Americans. In 2017 alone, 25 million people, or 8 percent of the U.S. population, were affected by a natural disaster — a “historic year,”...
by Renee Henze, Sep 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...
by Sustainable Brands, Sep 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...
by David A. Klar, Sep 2018
We live in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – an era with unprecedented technological advancement. This revolution has also come at a time with serious global ecological and social challenges....
by Sustainable Brands, Sep 2018
As Apple, the world’s second-largest smartphone producer, prepares to sign the death warrant of the wildly popular iPhone 6s with the rumored launch of multiple new models later this month, Back...
by Robert Schermers, Sep 2018
Why are light switches in design hotels impossible to find? Why are our oceans drowning in plastic? How to find more satisfaction in your work? How to make your business a force of good? And how do...
by Amanda Reid, Aug 2018
The Kubota tractor parked out front is the first tip-off that Michael Crooke is not your typical executive. While other startup founders might sport a Tesla, Crooke’s home office in Ojai is a far cry...
by Sustainable Brands, Aug 2018
Over his more than 30 years in the business, Mike Saltzberg has seen firsthand how sustainability has grown to be of equal consideration with technical performance and cost in the development of new...
by Joanna Malaczynski, Aug 2018
A growing market shift has reached a critical mass this year against disposable plastic packaging. Leading on the regulatory front, the EU announced a goal of making all of its plastic waste...
by Sustainable Brands, Aug 2018
More than 90 institutional investors representing more than $6.7 trillion in assets under management have called on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to strengthen its draft...
by Alison Watson, Aug 2018
Serial entrepreneur David Yeung wants billions of consumers to join him on a quest to transform Asian cuisine into a leaner, healthier, more environmentally friendly version. And his latest venture,...
by Renee Henze, Aug 2018
Grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops have wholeheartedly embraced the slow food movement, with phrases such as "certified organic," "fair-trade" and "all-natural" plastered across product...
by Lise Laurin, Jul 2018
Litter. It seems like such a ‘60s word, but it’s time to dust it off and rethink it — especially in the context of plastics and Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs). Start with the fact that more than 8...
by Sustainable Brands, Jul 2018
Circulate Capital, a new impact-focused investment management company, launched today in partnership with Closed Loop Partners, a firm that invests in companies, technology and recycling...
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