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The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, October 16, 2018
Amazon today announced that it will invest $10 million in Closed Loop Fund to support recycling infrastructure in the United States. The investment will increase the availability of curbside...
Finance & Investment
by News Deeply, October 16, 2018
The often-patrician act of philanthropy and the #MeToo movement may not seem like the most obvious pairing, but for Cynthia Nimmo, president and CEO of the Women’s Funding Network...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, October 15, 2018
Companies across the US have banded together to support the Time to Vote campaign, a nonpartisan effort led by CEOs aimed at increasing voter participation. The US has one of the lowest voter...
New Metrics
by Daniel Aronson, October 15, 2018
In formulating strategy, shaping communications and improving their impact in the world, companies, and their sustainability teams, must answer two big questions: "What is important to our business...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, October 15, 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...
Cleantech
by Toby Sun, October 12, 2018
Sustainability is at the core of Lime’s mission. Over the last 16 months, we’ve led an exciting mobility shift towards free-floating scooters and bikes in communities across the U.S. and Europe. The...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, October 12, 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...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Cheryl Baldwin, October 12, 2018
From competitor and public policies to non-profit and investor pressures, there is more demand than ever to advance safer chemicals programs at your company. One proven way to help get on the right...
Finance & Investment
by Bar Cudkevich, October 11, 2018
As impact investing marks its 10-year anniversary, the movement reaches an inflection point. As with any movement that quickly gains traction and attracts followers, it also sees outsiders and...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Rohit Shukla, October 11, 2018
Feeding the world is no new challenge, but with an expanding global middle class, what has made the problem worse in recent years is a new appetite for rich, resource-intensive foods. The demand for...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, October 11, 2018
Today, in honor of International Day of the Girl, HP and Girl Rising — a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating poverty by providing education to girls — are celebrating 12 stories of female empowerment...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, October 10, 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...
The Next Economy
by Anthony Foxx, October 10, 2018
Transformations can happen quickly. Some take time. With so much talk about the growth of cities, the Internet of things, the role of regulation in an era of rapid technological change, rising...
Collaboration
by Carol Cone, October 10, 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,”...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, October 9, 2018
A Canadian startup called Genecis, formed by a group of graduates from the University of Toronto Scarborough, is upcycling food waste into biodegradable plastics, which can then be...
Marketing and Comms
by William Paddock, October 9, 2018
As of the writing of this article, the year 2020 is a mere 450 days away. Can you believe that? 450 days! For the sustainability community, 2020 is a particularly important date: 2020 Sustainability...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, October 8, 2018
In the past year, we’ve seen more and more bold and potentially risky moves from brands, taking stands on pertinent societal and environmental issues: Airbnb, Google and other tech giants against the...
Supply Chain
by Victoria Shapovalova, October 8, 2018
In 2015, the world got one step closer to a better future when 193 countries committed to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a framework for addressing the global community’s most...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, October 8, 2018
EVRYTHNG — the IoT platform that makes every consumer product intelligent, interactive and trackable — is now powering a first-of-its-kind recycling scheme providing CPG brands and retailers with...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Abhinav Rai, October 5, 2018
Although developments in the field of artificial intelligence began around the 1950s, its capacities have significantly increased in the recent years. Owing to factors such as the development of...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, October 5, 2018
A new report published this week by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) identifies 12 characteristics behind business model design, that are being combined by organizations...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, October 4, 2018
Leading figures from the worlds of business, advertising, design and philanthropy gathered in New York City this week to honor the best in creative work creating a real social impact at the third...
Behavior Change
by Mia Overall, October 4, 2018
Food is one of those issues that gets everyone interested. We all eat it, love it, and unfortunately waste it. But that’s starting to change. Alongside plastic waste (including the cause of the...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, October 3, 2018
While it might be cliche to say that plant-based fabrics are the latest trend in fashion, the recent emergence of luxury textiles made from everything from kapok tree fibers, apples, orange waste and...
Collaboration
by Desiree Kaplan, October 3, 2018
More and more studies suggest that time spent outdoors can help foster our mental and physical development and wellbeing. Unfortunately, maintaining green spaces such as urban and national parks is...
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.”...
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