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by John Friedman, Aug 2018
News stories that praise Costa Rica’s use of ‘100 percent renewable energy’ for a growing number of days on end are focusing on the fact that the nation laudably generates a great deal (and sometimes...
by Sustainable Brands, Aug 2018
The release of classified documents such as the so-called Panama and Paradise papers in recent years has provided a glimpse into the opaque world of tax havens and their role in the global economy....
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 Sustainable Brands, Aug 2018
Today, August 1, marks our earliest yet Earth Overshoot Day — the day humanity has used nature’s resource budget for the year — since its establishment in 1987. Despite increasing awareness of our...
by Sustainable Brands, Jul 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...
by Sustainable Brands, Jul 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...
by Sustainable Brands, Jul 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...
by Neill Duffy, Jul 2018
With the 2018 FIFA World Cup taking place against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world, a world where people increasingly expect corporations to stand for something more than just profits, it...
by Sustainable Brands, Jul 2018
115 organizations, representing over US$3.3 trillion of combined annual spend, are working to improve  supply chain sustainability by requesting environmental data from more than 11,500 global...
by Monique Oxender, Jun 2018
In the business world, we frequently hear executives asking what value a program brings to an organization, placing emphasis on immediate profit rather than long-term impact. At Keurig Green Mountain...
by Tyler Wagner, Jun 2018
The “brand purpose” bandwagon has become awfully crowded. And as more and more brands seek to capitalize on the opportunity to cast themselves in a more authentic, meaningful light, the language of “...
by Sustainable Brands, Jun 2018
In its new campaign, Behind the Barcodes, Oxfam shines a light on the millions of women and men trapped in poverty and facing brutal working conditions while producing the food on our supermarket...
by Sustainable Brands, Jun 2018
At the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity this week, Unilever announced commitments to improve transparency in its influencer marketing and called on industry to similarly help improve...
by Sustainable Brands, Jun 2018
Procter & Gamble (P&G), the world’s largest advertiser, advanced its commitment to gender equality through a series of new actions and partnerships announced at the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival...
by Sustainable Brands, Jun 2018
KnowTheChain has released its second ranking of the top 40 global information and communications technology (ICT) companies on their efforts and disclosure related to eradicating forced labor. A...
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
Interface has become the first global flooring manufacturer to declare that all of its products — including all carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) – are carbon neutral across the entire product...
by Hannah Furlong, Jun 2018
Jennifer Motles Svigilsky detests cigarettes. A former human rights lawyer with the United Nations, she recently began focusing her energy on the ambitious — almost unimaginable — vision that today’s...
by Alison Watson, Jun 2018
This morning, from the main stage at SB’18 Vancouver, Max Burgers’ Chief Sustainability Officer, Kaj Török, announced that the Swedish burger chain is set to offer the world’s first climate-positive...
by Etienne White, May 2018
In recent conversation with Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer at P&G, we spent our time talking about shifting out from old paradigms and models, to create new frameworks for building brands...
by David Morgenstern, May 2018
Cool and stylish workspaces, advanced benefits and other perks are among the many ways that employers stand out as a great place to work. Yet there’s another perk that is just as important, if not...
by Jim Nicolow, May 2018
Published during the first industrial revolution, Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations used the metaphor of “the invisible hand of the market” to describe how the decisions of self-interested...
by Alison Watson, May 2018
It’s hard to believe that a fast-food burger chain would actively set a target to reduce red meat consumption by its customers. After all, that generous meat patty smacked in the middle of two fresh...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
In the midst of the “purpose revolution,” people are increasingly taking company values to heart when it comes to purchasing and employment decisions (and this is especially true when it comes to...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
On Tuesday, Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) published its Sustainability Report 2017, outlining the concrete steps being taken to fundamentally transform its business, by putting smoke-free...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
In response to a severe drought, citizens and businesses in Cape Town and the Western Cape have cut their water consumption by almost 60 percent over the past three years — a performance not yet...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
In April of 2000, Clif Bar owner and founder Gary Erickson turned down a $120 million offer to buy Clif Bar & Company. Instead of taking it easy the rest of his life, Erickson decided to...
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, May 2018
Clif Bar & Company attributes its success to “not selling out” when the owners walked away from a $120 million buyout offer in 2000. Instead, they kept the company private and invented their five...
by Sustainable Brands, May 2018
Gen Z is bypassing the traditional political system and focusing on consumerism as a channel for change, according to new research from non-profit consultancy DoSomething Strategic. This generation...
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