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The Next Economy
by Richard Hardyment, September 6, 2018
Materialism is making us miserable. That’s the unavoidable conclusion from decades of research into the links between consumption and wellbeing. Buying stuff just doesn’t make life feel any better....
Marketing and Comms
by Jennifer Elks, September 6, 2018
Nike’s 30th anniversary edition of its iconic “Just Do It” campaign, released this week, features embattled football star Colin Kaepernick, in a move practically designed to stir up controversy — but...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, September 5, 2018
This week, the nonprofit H&M Foundation and the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) opened two first-of-their-kind textile recycling facilities in Hong Kong, where...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, September 5, 2018
London’s Heathrow International Airport has chosen the winners of its inaugural Centre of Excellence Sustainable Innovation Prize, which were judged as the best solutions to some of the...
Organizational Change
by Sona Khosla, September 4, 2018
“Break down the silos” has become a bit of a catchphrase for business in the last decade, as companies have come to realize the benefits of cross-departmental collaboration. Today's sustainability...
Marketing and Comms
by Robert Schermers, September 4, 2018
Why are light switches in design hotels impossible to find? Why are our oceans drowning in plastic? How to find more satisfaction in your work? How to make your business a force of good? And how do...
Behavior Change
by News Deeply, September 3, 2018
Ned Bell has no shortage of opinions about seafood. He grew up fishing Pacific salmon off the west coast of Canada and now evangelizes for the future of fish as the founder of Chefs for Oceans...
Organizational Change
by Mona Amodeo, September 3, 2018
Who are you and why should I care? Since the 1950s, companies have turned to externally focused branding methods to answer these questions that consumers have about their businesses. Today, companies...
Cleantech
by James Kennedy, August 31, 2018
It is possible to unlock a 100 percent renewably powered grid — without any coal, nuclear or gas storage baseload — within the next several years. And any driver or homeowner could contribute to the...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 31, 2018
According to a new survey from UK-based environmental law charity ClientEarth, the British public wants urgent action on climate change and strongly supports holding fossil fuel companies and the UK...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, August 30, 2018
This post has been translated from Japanese — read the original interview here. “Unless we are a company which is needed by society, we cannot survive. Using our SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, August 30, 2018
VTT — the Technical Research Centre of Finland — is helping to solve the global plastic waste problem with a project called PlastBug, a mobile container unit that removes plastic waste from ocean...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 29, 2018
Sustainability research consultancy GlobeScan and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) have partnered on a study to develop communication guidelines and materials for engaging consumers on the...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, August 29, 2018
Founded in 2008, Atlanta-based Rubicon Global has become a worldwide leader in providing cloud-based waste and recycling solutions for customers in business, government and the nonprofit sectors....
Waste Not
by Tony Kingsbury, August 28, 2018
The latest plastic product to come under fire is plastic straws. Before that, it was bags; and before that, foam foodservice items. Have you ever stopped to ask, why do we use so much plastic,...
Behavior Change
by Diane MacEachern, August 28, 2018
Is your grocery store’s meat aisle becoming obsolete? If it’s started carrying Beyond Burgers and sausages, it might be. That’s not because meat as we know it — the kind made from animals — is...
Cleantech
by Jonathan Goodwin, August 27, 2018
Last year, the leading economies in renewable energy investment growth were not to be found in North America or even Europe — the leaders in growth were countries often described as developing,...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Amanda Reid, August 27, 2018
The Kubota tractor parked out front is the first tip-off that Michael Crooke is not your typical executive. While other startup founders might sport a Tesla, Crooke’s home office in Ojai is a far cry...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 24, 2018
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced this week that the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation will sponsor the first Chipotle Aluminaries Project, a seven-month-long accelerator program designed to help...
Organizational Change
by Sustainable Brands, August 24, 2018
60 members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles have revealed concrete action plans to ensure humane working conditions, greater environmental protection and fair wages in their own companies...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 23, 2018
Earlier this month, adidas by Stella McCartney launched its Fall/Winter 2018 sustainable women’s activewear collection, paying tribute to the power of nature. Designed to equip female...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, August 23, 2018
Coca-Cola Great Britain has launched a new design for the Coca-Cola range, featuring new-look packaging for original Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola zero sugar. The changes unify...
Marketing and Comms
by Mark Roberts, August 22, 2018
Understanding who your business affects and how they affect your business is key to long-term success. If you only focus on customers, you are falling way short. To truly take your business from...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 22, 2018
A new app is eliminating our last excuse for breaking our diet: Pinto aggregates nutrition information from over 100,000 of the most commonly eaten foods in the US and creates personalized nutrition...
The Next Economy
by Anne Raudaskoski, August 21, 2018
It is often said that transitioning towards a circular economy requires a number of changes in the way businesses operate. For example, the linear supply chain will need to be re-organised into a...
Walking the Talk
by Cassidy Johnston, August 21, 2018
In the summer, all we talk about is rain. Walk into a diner or a barn, or just run into someone at the store, and the first question anyone asks — even before “How are you?” — is, “Did you get...
Supply Chain
by Cheryl Baldwin, August 20, 2018
The winds are changing. Companies that have operated many steps removed from the farms and people that produce their raw materials are building stronger connections to their agricultural supply...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, August 20, 2018
Financial Services firms are lagging behind all other industries when it comes to climate change disclosure, according to a new data brief released by Datamaran — a global leader in Software as...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, August 17, 2018
The 10th edition of Greenpeace’s Carting Away the Oceans report, released this week, found that while grocery retailers across the US have vastly improved on providing sustainable seafood, many...
Walking the Talk
by John Friedman, August 17, 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...
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