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The Next Economy
by Vincent Manier, July 26, 2018
To understand, and report on, an organization’s carbon footprint is a complex undertaking — to say the least. First, you must determine what drives your carbon footprint. For most multi-site...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Joshua Martin, July 26, 2018
From packaging to copy paper and tissue, global paper consumption is steadily increasing. Reducing paper’s impacts on the planet is critical, but only what’s measured is managed. Previous tools to...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, July 25, 2018
A new film, WATERSCHOOL, takes viewers on a journey with several young female students who live along six of the world’s major rivers — the Amazon, Mississippi, Danube, Nile, Ganges and Yangtze — to...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 25, 2018
Amazon has launched a new challenge to reward developers of Alexa skills that have a positive impact on the environment, local communities and the world. The Alexa Skills Challenge: Tech for Good,...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Nithin Coca, July 25, 2018
Can market solutions and innovative technologies help the world solve its growing ocean crisis? That’s what the nonprofit Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) hopes, as it recently launched a new startup...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 24, 2018
A process that turns wood pulp into yarn and a vegan wool alternative made from hemp and coconut fibers have respectively earned a spot in Fashion for Good’s Scaling Programme and a prize in the 2018...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, July 24, 2018
Innovation in the capital goods sector is driving a low-carbon industrial revolution, according to a new report from CDP. Released today, Bridging low-carbon technologies finds that demand for...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Chris Sherwin, July 24, 2018
Packaging waste, especially plastics, is the sustainability issue of our time, driven by growing public and media attention. Yet just two years ago, we were talking about food waste and one...
Finance & Investment
by Mark McElroy, July 23, 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...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 23, 2018
Amidst the anti-plastic frenzy dominating corporate sustainability news lately, adidas and Neste have announced plans to increase their efforts to utilize more waste plastic. adidas pledged to...
Supply Chain
by Steve Villanueva, July 23, 2018
When Otero Menswear first decided to create an innovative, fashion-forward line of menswear, promoting both style and confidence, we were also committed to manufacturing every article of clothing...
Cleantech
by Daniel Matthews, July 20, 2018
What will ultimately push fossil fuels back the way of the dinosaur? Purely and simply, is it our ethics and our resolve as consumers and brands that will end our dependence on dirty energy. The...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 20, 2018
According to a new report, one in every 800 people in the United States is working under forced labor conditions. The findings are part of the Global Slavery Index 2018, the world’s most...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, July 19, 2018
On Wednesday, 16 banks, the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and climate risk advisory firm Acclimatise published new methodologies that will help banks understand how the physical risks...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 19, 2018
The Liverpool City Council is committed to becoming the first climate-positive authority in the world by the end of 2018, through a groundbreaking partnership with the nonprofit Poseidon...
Marketing and Comms
by Suzanne Shelton, July 19, 2018
Corporations are people, my friend — and not just for tax purposes anymore. In the age of ubiquitous social media pressure, businesses are rebranding as social justice warriors — and that’s a shrewd...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, July 18, 2018
Circulate Capital, a new impact-focused investment management company, launched today in partnership with Closed Loop Partners, a firm that invests in companies, technology and recycling...
Organizational Change
by Mike Fraser, July 18, 2018
Energy and sustainability are inherently linked. Energy efficiency pays dividends by trimming consumption and costs. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), implementing energy efficiency...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 18, 2018
The second edition of the Youth Solutions Report, which identifies 50 youth-led projects that aim to solve the world’s toughest issues, was released Tuesday in New York during a launch event at the...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2018
The NextGen Cup Consortium and Challenge, convened by Closed Loop Partners, announced today that McDonald’s joins Starbucks as a founding member of the group, working to develop a global...
Waste Not
by Peter Mehring, July 17, 2018
Have you ever wondered why your fresh produce often spoils long before the expiration date says it should? Food waste is a frustrating phenomenon that not only affects our environment but also...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, July 17, 2018
S&P Dow Jones Indices, the world’s leading index provider, today announced the launch of the S&P Carbon Price Risk Adjusted Index Series, which will measure the performance of...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, July 16, 2018
China and the European Union have jointly expressed their commitment to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Circular Economy at the 20th EU-China Summit taking place today and tomorrow in Beijing....
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, July 16, 2018
Drastic job losses in South East Asia resulting from the onset of robot manufacturing are predicted to lead to a dramatic increase in slavery and labor abuses in global supply chains, unless...
New Metrics
by Dimitar Vlahov, July 16, 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 #...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, July 13, 2018
“In 2016, Bacardi led the drinks industry with the first #NoStraws campaign focusing on eliminating single-use plastic straws from its cocktails,” explained Dune Ives, executive director of Lonely...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Hannah Furlong, July 13, 2018
For the first time, Greenpeace has released a report on the progress of its Detox campaign to eliminate hazardous chemicals from clothing production by 2020. The 80 companies who have signed on over...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, July 12, 2018
Four of the nation’s largest food companies have launched the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, a new organization focused on driving progress in public policies that shape what people eat and how it...
Collaboration
by Mark Walker, July 12, 2018
I recently spent time in Copenhagen for the Fashion Summit. There were a lot of statistics thrown around but there is one that I can’t get out of my head. 50 million tons of clothes are produced...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, July 11, 2018
The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has announced a major new partnership with leading companies today with the launch of The Prince of Wales Global...
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