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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...
by Sustainable Brands, Jul 2018
The NextGen Cup Consortium and Challenge, convened by Closed Loop Partners, announced today that McDonald’s joins Starbucks as a founding member of the group, working to develop a global...
by Sustainable Brands, Jul 2018
115 organizations, representing over US$3.3 trillion of combined annual spend, are working to improve  supply chain sustainability by requesting environmental data from more than 11,500 global...
by Julia Oliva, Jun 2018
The rise of natural health products and cosmetics has set off a flurry of research and development to discover the next great breakthrough for skin care or for specialized foods that provide an...
by Sustainable Brands, Jun 2018
At the 2018 Global Forum on Responsible Business and Recruitment this week, the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) called on businesses around the world to play their part in the fight to end all forms of...
by Alexandra Smith, Jun 2018
Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers convened at...
by Nicole Palkovsky, Jun 2018
If I took one thing away from the Circular Economy sessions at SB’18 Vancouver, it was the need to design for the end of a product’s first life. Note I said, “first life,” because ideally it will be...
by Sustainable Brands, Jun 2018
It’s a tough time to be a plastic straw producer. Over the past few months, it seems the message has broken through that plastic straws are harmful to the environment – and marine life in particular...
by Hannah Furlong, Jun 2018
Jennifer Motles Svigilsky detests cigarettes. A former human rights lawyer with the United Nations, she recently began focusing her energy on the ambitious — almost unimaginable — vision that today’s...
by Sustainable Brands, Jun 2018
L’Oréal USA announced today that five products in its Garnier SkinActive line have achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified™ SILVER recognition. The product line, manufactured at L’Oréal USA’s facility in...
by Monique Oxender, Jun 2018
Consumers want simple solutions. They need simple messages. And yet when it comes to truly sustainable products and packaging, the reality is quite complex and often requires consumer behaviour...
by Erb Institute, May 2018
Questions — and asking the right ones — are at the heart of Patricia Wang’s role as design researcher in WorkSpace Futures for Steelcase Inc. These days, the biggest question Wang faces is just as...
by Etienne White, May 2018
In recent conversation with Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer at P&G, we spent our time talking about shifting out from old paradigms and models, to create new frameworks for building brands...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
Like many large companies, Hilton has been steadily improving its sustainability performance one step at a time. With the release of its latest sustainability report ...
by Sustainable Brands, May 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...
by Sustainable Brands, May 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...
by Sustainable Brands, May 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...
by Sustainable Brands, May 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’...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
Some 290 million tires are discarded each year in the U.S. alone, and they can be a challenge to recycle. Still, these days as much as 80 percent are reused or recycled in some way, such as for tire-...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
Unilever has today revealed its fourth consecutive year of growth for its ‘sustainable living’ brands, which delivered 70 percent of its turnover growth and grew 46 percent faster (a slightly slower...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
Starbucks Corporation and Nestlé S.A. announced on Sunday that they will form a global coffee alliance to accelerate and grow the global reach of Starbucks brands in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and...
by Sustainable Brands, Apr 2018
Choosing from the many existing compliance schemes can be challenging for organisations who strive to work with suppliers that provide decent working conditions, respect the environment and align...
by Sustainable Brands, Apr 2018
Building on their individual efforts and those under the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF)’s New Plastics Economy initiative, dozens of businesses have made their commitment to the new UK Plastics...
by Sustainable Brands, Apr 2018
People can now see, in detail, what goes into choosing each of the ingredients that are used in SC Johnson products. In its newly released 26th annual sustainability report, The Science Inside, the...
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