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by Sustainable Brands, Dec 2018
What better way to commemorate the season of giving than with gifts that really give more - by improving ecosystems, business practices and financial security; and eliminating waste, pollution...
by Diana Chaplin, Dec 2018
California is still reeling from the series of devastating wildfires that gutted its landscape — again — in the past few months. The bureaucracy and logistics involved for helping the state recover...
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, two fashion giants with extensive brand portfolios announced partnerships that show promise for cleaning up “dirty fashion.” Kering, Savory Institute team up for first verified...
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 Sustainable Brands, Dec 2018
Next week, at the COP24 climate summit in Poland, a Swedish startup is set to unveil what it hails as the world's first carbon-negative fuel. NextFuel briquettes   Cleantech startup NextFuel...
by Sustainable Brands, Dec 2018
Report: Chinese viscose sector’s sustainability roadmap fails to deliver A new report, Dirty Fashion: Spotlight on China, by the Changing Markets Foundation found a new sustainability initiative from...
by Sarah Leugers, Dec 2018
The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sounds an alarm: “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C … requires rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban...
by Lara Koritzke, Nov 2018
WWF Germany recently published a report, Boom in Raw Materials: Between Profits and Losses, which offers one of the first concrete rebuttals from a major environmental group against the notion that...
by Nithin Coca, Nov 2018
A new report from Washington D.C.-based nonprofit the Enough Project highlights just how rampant corruption and human rights abuses are in the supply chain for cobalt, a mineral used to power battery...
by Gregory Unruh, Nov 2018
This is the final post in a four-part series on geomimicry by renowned author and George Mason University professor Dr. Gregory C. Unruh. Read parts one, two and three....
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 Sustainable Brands, Nov 2018
UK grocery giant Tesco and WWF have announced a groundbreaking, four-year partnership aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the average UK shopping cart by 50 percent, improving the...
by Gregory Unruh, Nov 2018
This is the third in a four-part series on geomimicry by renowned author and George Mason University professor Dr. Gregory C. Unruh. Read parts one and two. This series has looked...
by Caroline Holme, Nov 2018
Our oceans have never been more threatened. The great challenges of overfishing, climate change, pollution and habitat loss have taken a terrible toll, jeopardising vital fish stocks and the lives...
by Gregory Unruh, Nov 2018
This is the second in a four-part series on geomimicry by renowned author and George Mason University professor Dr. Gregory C. Unruh. Read part one here. Geomimicry, which is the human imitation of...
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 Alissa Stevens, Nov 2018
Last week at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 conference in Philadelphia, PA, over 300 delegates from brands, NGOs, strategists and practitioners across sectors gathered to...
by Gregory Unruh, Nov 2018
This is the first in a series of posts by Dr. Gregory Unruh about geomimicry and its implications for sustainability. Anyone immersed in the world of sustainability has heard of biomimicry — the...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2018
With the Our Ocean conference taking place in Bali, Indonesia, this week, ocean sustainability has been a hot topic: The event burst with sweeping commitments from the public and private sector alike...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2018
For the fourth year in a row, this Black Friday, REI will close all 153 stores, process no online payments and pay more than 12,000 employees to #OptOutside with friends and family. Since...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2018
Consumers report that the prevailing reason why they buy bottled water is "convenience." Anyone can search online for the nearest gas station, coffee shop or nail salon, but when it comes to thirst,...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2018
The only positive side of the marine plastic problem is the growing tide of actions from the global business community to try and solve it — in the past year alone, the issue has spawned campaigns,...
by Vladimir Guzmán, Oct 2018
Oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet’s surface and are home to 80 percent of life on earth. Fish, which provide 20 percent of daily protein intake to about 3.1 billion people, is among the...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2018
The Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA), together with the Natural Capital Coalition and VBDO, has launched a groundbreaking guide to help financial institutions understand and assess their...
by Sustainable Brands, Oct 2018
Today, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announce the addition of Target and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers,...
by Rohit Shukla, Oct 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...
by Sustainable Brands, Sep 2018
The Indonesian Network of the United Nations Global Compact today announced a partnership between Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Martha Tilaar Group (MTG) — a leading Indonesian manufacturer of...
by Simon Mainwaring, Sep 2018
Today’s consumers are increasingly concerned about the impact their purchasing decisions have on the planet. People want to know how products they buy affect social and environmental ecosystems, and...
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