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by Sustainable Brands, Sep 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...
by Rodney Irwin, Aug 2018
For many, the sustainable choice is the alternative choice: alternative lightbulbs, alternative cars, alternative shopping bags, alternative business models. But there’s no longer a need for the...
by Vincent Hoen, Aug 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....
by Mark McElroy, Jul 2018
Everyone’s heard of financial performance, asset performance and sustainability performance. Now comes purpose performance, a new measure of organizational performance that assesses impacts relative...
by Dimitar Vlahov, Jul 2018
What we at Sustainable Brands call “New Metrics” allow businesses to quantify previously ignored risks, costs and revenue potential associated with sustainability impacts. Smart executives use #...
by Sustainable Brands, Jun 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...
by Bart King, Jun 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...
by Maxine Perella, Jun 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...
by Vincent Hoen, Jun 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....
by Hannah Furlong, Jun 2018
With 3.8 billion years of R&D behind Earth’s systems and creatures, we’ve barely scratched the surface of what we can learn and how we can apply those lessons to our companies, products and...
by Sustainable Brands, Jun 2018
More and more clothing brands are taking it upon themselves to dive deeper into the impacts of their garments, increasing transparency around and improving their materials, processes and operations...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
The private sector has been mobilizing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. But corporations are also in constant...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
“Organizations rely on a diverse set of ‘capitals’ to function effectively,” says Emma Ringström, Sustainability Manager, Pulp and Performance Chemicals at AkzoNobel. By measuring these, she says, “...
by Sustainable Brands, Apr 2018
New evidence suggests that sustainability standards are drivers of the adoption and improvement of corporate practices. Its welcome news following CDP’s recent examination of the gap between...
by Sustainable Brands, Apr 2018
This month, Pure Strategies celebrates 20 years of providing sustainability consulting to companies such as Stonyfield Farms, Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation and Walmart. Its team has been...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2018
A multi-industry initiative has introduced new protocols and tools for the responsible sourcing of tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold, and cobalt, as well as social, environmental and governance impacts...
by Sustainable Brands, Mar 2018
The global apparel and footwear industries are worth an estimated $1.7 trillion, a number that is projected to grow as more and more people around the world enter the global middle class — and...
by Sustainable Brands, Feb 2018
Without a uniform, universally accepted and publicly available measurement methodology, companies large and small wanting to eradicate the pay gap are often left wondering where to start. A new...
by Gil Friend, Dec 2017
We've come a long way since the first New Metrics conference seven years ago. Back then, much of our focus was stuff — resource efficiency and the physical "metabolism" of our organizations; now, we...
by Martin Rich, Dec 2017
As a reformed banker, I tend to be alert whenever I hear folks talking about investment and investors. Over the past few Sustainable Brands events, I’ve noticed, however, that the language can...
by Mark McElroy, Dec 2017
At the closing of the New Metrics ‘17 conference in Philadelphia last month, attendees were asked: “What ‘New Metric’ will you go back and implement in 2017/2018?” The overriding response tabulated...
by Maxine Perella, Dec 2017
A report launched at the World Forum on Natural Capital (WFNC) in Edinburgh, Scotland last week examines the vanishing wealth of the world’s nature, and the growing systemic risk that represents to...
by Libby MacCarthy, Dec 2017
While carbon emissions and water and energy efficiency are top-of-mind concerns for companies keen on reducing the environmental impacts of their products, a sustainable future can’t be achieved...
by Maxine Perella, Nov 2017
Factoring the value of nature into governance and corporate decision-making is not an easy task, but governments and businesses are starting to recognize the importance of natural capital accounting...
by Jed Wolf, Nov 2017
The new wave of conscious consumption, driven largely by millennials and Gen Z, is pushing companies to innovate around social causes. The Nielsen Global Corporate Sustainability Report found that 73...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2017
  Live Well San Diego: A visionary partnership to define and measure 10 quality-of-life metrics By Anna Shugoll   Stacey Smith Wrapping up an action-packed three days was Stacey...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2017
While measurement, disclosure and other forms of engagement were the dominant themes yesterday, day two of New Metrics ’17 saw brands, NGOs and solution providers digging deeper to reveal practical...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2017
As Sustainable Brands' New Metrics '17 conference kicked off in Philadelphia on Monday, speakers from SASB, CSRLab, WRI, the World Happiness Summit and more presented a range of topics revolving...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2017
Corresponding with the kick off of the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), CDP has released a new report finding that over 100 of the world’s state and regional governments are taking action...
by Sustainable Brands, Nov 2017
Ahead of his attendance at this week’s New Metrics ’17 conference in Philadelphia, we caught up with Bob Mancini, CEO of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs (RISCPA), to learn more about why the concept...
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