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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),...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, September 17, 2018
A documentary called The New Fire tells a controversial yet hopeful story about the young entrepreneurs fueling a new energy revolution, working to turn a vilified technology — nuclear...
Leadership
by David A. Klar, September 17, 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....
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, September 17, 2018
Signatories of the Chemical Footprint Project — companies across a range of industries with $2.78 trillion in assets under management and over $700 billion in purchasing power — are asking their...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, September 14, 2018
The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization that made waves in 2015 with its grand plans and new approach to ridding the oceans of plastic, last weekend launched the world’s first ocean...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, September 14, 2018
On Thursday, Dr. Victor Santiago Pineda — a globally recognized disability rights expert, President of World Enabled and Director of the Inclusive Cities Lab at the University of California Berkeley...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, September 14, 2018
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer many business opportunities for companies while addressing critical operational risks, according to a new report produced by audit, tax and advisory...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, September 13, 2018
Today, among a flurry of big announcements at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, Salesforce announced its leadership in the creation of the Step Up Declaration...
New Metrics
by Sustainable Brands, September 13, 2018
Companies representing roughly one-eighth of total global market capitalization are now using climate science to define their future direction. Nearly three years on from the Paris Agreement and with...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, September 13, 2018
FoodShot Global today launches a new investment platform aimed at accelerating food system transformation through an annual challenge — a call for “Moonshots for Better Food” that will create a...
Behavior Change
by Clayton Miller, September 13, 2018
In the early days of my career, more years ago than I care to admit, I spent a good part of my time explaining to people what e-waste was, that it was hazardous and that it shouldn’t be landfilled. I...
Waste Not
by Kelsey Halling, September 13, 2018
One of the most frequently asked questions I get when pitching Thread is “what happens if you run out of plastic to recycle?” The shoreline in Haiti | Image credit: CoastalCare.org At Thread we...
Finance & Investment
by Nithin Coca, September 12, 2018
Big news from California: The state legislature has just passed a bill, SB 964, that requires two massive pension funds run by the state, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, September 12, 2018
The majority of US citizens (62 percent) say they believe climate change is a problem but feel unempowered to address it, according to the 2018 Cone/Porter Novelli Climate Change Snapshot —...
Behavior Change
by Ryan Cooper, September 12, 2018
There’s something about your menu that you may not have noticed — a lot of it is trash. But it’s not the quality we’re talking about; it’s the waste. Food waste makes up a large amount of the...
The Next Economy
by Brenden Millstein, September 11, 2018
Capitalism will save the planet. And I’ll tell you why. This week, leaders from around the world have descended on San Francisco for Gov. Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg’s Global Climate Action...
Cleantech
by Sam Arons, September 11, 2018
Earlier this year, we announced our Green Cities Initiative, a new business unit dedicating significant resources to tackling climate change. As Lyft continues to grow, we have an increasing...
The Next Economy
by Meredith Ferguson, September 11, 2018
New York Fashion Week is here and there is a growing fashion movement that has the potential to fundamentally change the industry: sustainable fashion. If designers want to endear themselves to Gen Z...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, September 10, 2018
First, Danish brewer The Carlsberg Group has unveiled a series of packaging innovations, including its new Snap Pack, which is set to reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1200 tonnes a year –...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, September 10, 2018
A new report from the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Impact Investing in Action, reiterates the need for impact investors to raise and direct new...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, September 7, 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...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, September 7, 2018
A major report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that we are significantly underestimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. Bold climate action could...
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