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Marketing and Comms
by Hannah Furlong, July 11, 2018
The erosion of trust among consumers – and especially young consumers bucketed as Millennials or Gen Z – is top-of-mind for brands fighting for brand loyalty in a world with the highest youth...
Walking the Talk
by Neill Duffy, July 10, 2018
With the 2018 FIFA World Cup taking place against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world, a world where people increasingly expect corporations to stand for something more than just profits, it...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, July 10, 2018
States, regions, cities and international business are uniting to use their purchasing and policy influence to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) around the world through a new Zero...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, July 10, 2018
Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, said he welcomed the idea of bringing forward the UK’s ban on new petrol and diesel car sales that is currently set for 2040. MPs, mayors and...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, July 9, 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...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 9, 2018
Following Vancouver’s approval of a strategic plan to achieve zero waste and phase out plastic straws and other select packaging, its neighbor to the south is also taking action. Seattle recently...
Supply Chain
by Hannah Furlong, July 9, 2018
Sugar has been a hot topic the past few years due to artificial and natural sweeteners entering the market and growing concerns about obesity and children’s health. The U.S. is the top consumer of...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, June 29, 2018
A new interactive data visualization tool allows the general to see how the largest U.S. companies stack up when comparing their environmental impact. The Environmental Explorer, which is freely...
Walking the Talk
by Monique Oxender, June 29, 2018
In the business world, we frequently hear executives asking what value a program brings to an organization, placing emphasis on immediate profit rather than long-term impact. At Keurig Green Mountain...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, June 29, 2018
A new global challenge aims to find and scale new technologies capable of reducing a ship’s gross carbon dioxide emissions by ten percent. Businesses and entrepreneurs with a product in need of...
New Metrics
by Bart King, June 28, 2018
From remote sensors to digital field mapping, information technology (IT) is rapidly becoming a part of day-to-day farm management. When a state-of-the-art cotton picker, for example, records crop...
Supply Chain
by Lara Koritzke, June 28, 2018
Led by leading companies Anglo American, ArcelorMittal, Microsoft and Tiffany & Co — and after a full decade of consultation among large numbers of stakeholders from the mining industry,...
Supply Chain
by Sally Uren, June 28, 2018
‘I would like to source more sustainable cotton, but I’m not quite sure where to start. There seems to be an awful lot of standards out there, and I’m not quite sure what the differences are between...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, June 28, 2018
When Dick’s Sporting Goods bans the sale of assault rifles, or McDonald’s makes a commitment to get 100 percent of its packaging from renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025, how does their...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, June 27, 2018
From soil erosion solutions that draw inspiration from natural tide pools and a kingfisher’s eyelid, to technologies that use protection methods developed by plants, the winners of this year’s...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, June 27, 2018
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Globalia have announced the first worldwide competition for tourism startups. The UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition is accepting applications from...
New Metrics
by Maxine Perella, June 27, 2018
Scotland remains one of the world’s leading nations on circular economy thinking — this year Glasgow will host the Circular Economy Hotspot, an international event and trade mission that will...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, June 26, 2018
Highlighting the importance of transparency in investing, impact investing platform Swell Investing has invited the public to vote on the final security in the Impact 400, a portfolio with...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, June 26, 2018
Fashion for Good and PVH Corp., one of the largest apparel companies in the world that owns brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, today announced their partnership to accelerate the...
New Metrics
by Vincent Hoen, June 26, 2018
To keep the global temperature increase to well below 2⁰C and meet the goals laid out in the Paris Agreement, everyone must take bold action to reduce their share of emissions as soon as possible....
Walking the Talk
by Tyler Wagner, June 25, 2018
The “brand purpose” bandwagon has become awfully crowded. And as more and more brands seek to capitalize on the opportunity to cast themselves in a more authentic, meaningful light, the language of “...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, June 25, 2018
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 calls for universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030, but the planet’s growing population is a major challenge in the way of achieving...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Julia Oliva, June 25, 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...
Collaboration
by Robert Curtis, June 22, 2018
This week, National Pollinator Week, marks an important time to not only celebrate the role honey bees play in the sustainability of our food system, but also to spur action that can support the...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, June 22, 2018
After opening in 1913, Michigan Central Station quickly became where dreamers in search of new jobs and new opportunities first set foot in Detroit. Once the last train pulled out of the station 30...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, June 21, 2018
In its new campaign, Behind the Barcodes, Oxfam shines a light on the millions of women and men trapped in poverty and facing brutal working conditions while producing the food on our supermarket...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, June 21, 2018
How much forest land — and what quality — is needed to ensure forests can continue to provide people, plants and animals worldwide with clean air and water, food and the goods and services they need...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, June 20, 2018
Not long ago, where the cheese is put on the hamburger emoji triggered an online debate that resulted in Google updating its version to position it atop the patty, rather than underneath. Swedish...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, June 20, 2018
At the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity this week, Unilever announced commitments to improve transparency in its influencer marketing and called on industry to similarly help improve...
Marketing and Comms
by Lorraine Schuchart, June 20, 2018
At SB’18 Vancouver, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers...
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