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by Sustainable Brands, August 13, 2008
Aug. 13, 2008 - In the second such dust-up in the space of a year, Shell has been taken to task by the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over ads claiming that its investments in a...
by Sustainable Brands, August 13, 2008
Aug. 13, 2008 - Seventy-one percent of supply chain executives believe the cost of greening manufacturing is getting lower as profit potential soars, according to a new survey. A whopping 95% of...
by Sustainable Brands, August 13, 2008
Aug. 13, 2008 - PepsiCo U.K. has outlined a roadmap to sustainable packaging for two of its top-selling brands, pledging to downsize packaging weight and switch to greener materials within ten years...
by Sustainable Brands, August 12, 2008
Aug. 12, 2008 - A new ForestEthics report pegs junk mail' s contribution to climate change as the equivalent of more than nine million cars, or the emissions generated by heating nearly 13...
by Anonymous, August 12, 2008
In this webcast, sustainability experts at the Industrial Design Society of America's Digging Deeper event (held July 22 in San Francisco) delve into the eco-issues designers face everyday to reveal...
by Sustainable Brands, August 12, 2008
Aug. 12, 2008 - Forget green beer; bar regulars say they'll pay up to 30% more for pub grub that's organic, fairtrade, or locally sourced, according to a new American Express survey (via The Publican...
by Sustainable Brands, August 12, 2008
Aug. 12, 2008 - HSBC is offering its Canadian customers free checking, provided that they agree to minimize paper use by banking electronically. The bank is running a promotional campaign to...
by Andrew Winston, August 12, 2008
Recent studies suggest that consumers want greener options but don't want to go too far out of their way to get it. Is this fairly passive commitment to greener buying going to drive enough change to...
by Anonymous, August 12, 2008
CIOs are always looking for the initiative that's going to put them on par with the rest of the senior leadership team. Sustainability can be that initiative - assuming you take a top-line approach....
by Anonymous, August 12, 2008
Does your green IT strategy need a little less talk and a lot more action? Doug Washburn has two recommendations for getting started today. Despite best intentions, recent research finds that...
by Sustainable Brands, August 11, 2008
Aug. 11, 2008 - Wal-Mart's green products are selling so well, the retail giant is enlisting its suppliers to create more sustainable offerings - provided that customers will "get it," the [Arkansas...
by Sustainable Brands, August 11, 2008
Aug. 11, 2008 - Asda, one of the largest supermarket chains in the U.K., has begun stocking cardboard milk containers as a greener alternative to plastic jugs, the Telegraph reports. The...
by Sustainable Brands, August 11, 2008
Aug. 11, 2008 - As lawmakers in the U.S., Britain, and Canada clamp down on green advertising claims, New Zealand's ministries of commerce and environment have jointly launched a new website to help...
by Sustainable Brands, August 11, 2008
Aug. 11, 2008 - Nissan has spent a bundle relocating its North American headquarters from southern California to a newly constructed, energy-efficient facility in Franklin, Tenn. Energy-saving...
by Anonymous, August 11, 2008
The principles of sustainability are changing the way companies communicate. At the same time stakeholders are becoming increasingly skeptical of the messages companies are sending. This guide, from...
by Anonymous, August 11, 2008
Aug. 11, 2008 - Royal Philips Electronics has designed a "warm and visually comforting" office lighting system composed exclusively of energy-efficient LEDs, according to efficiency blog...
by Sustainable Brands, August 8, 2008
Aug. 8, 2008 - Swedish furniture giant IKEA is pouring more than $75 million into cleantech startups over the next five years with an eye toward selling solar panels and other home energy-saving...
by Sustainable Brands, August 8, 2008
Aug. 8, 2008 - Hewlett-Packard has qualified all business PC, printing, and server products shipped in the United States and Canada under the U.S. EPA's SmartWay Transport program for fuel-efficient...
by Sustainable Brands, August 8, 2008
Aug. 8, 2008 - After a successful pilot in Colorado and Ohio, Allstate is expanding its program to offset drivers' auto emissions by funding reforestation and clean energy projects in the U.S....
by Anonymous, August 7, 2008
Many IT departments want to undertake green IT initiatives, but don't know where to start. This guide shows how to build a green IT action plan by setting realistic goals and choosing projects that...
by Sustainable Brands, August 7, 2008
Aug. 7, 2008 - Dell says it has either reduced or offset 100% of the company's carbon impact from global operations - months ahead of its end-of-year deadline. Since 2004, the company's annual...
by Anonymous, August 7, 2008
This toolkit, produced by the U.S. EPA, offers practical techniques and strategies for leaner, cleaner manufacturing. The toolkit is written for "lean operational managers, environmental...
by Sustainable Brands, August 7, 2008
Aug. 7, 2008 - Packaging firms are feeling the squeeze as retailers up their expectations for more recyclable, resource-efficient product packaging, according to a new industry report.The report, by...
by Sustainable Brands, August 7, 2008
Aug. 7, 2008 - Nissan has developed an "Eco Pedal" system that prevents drivers from giving their vehicles too much gas. The system features a control mechanism that gently pushes back against the...
by Anonymous, August 7, 2008
Earlier this week, green-product design software and information company Sustainable Minds launched its first information services aimed at providing designers with some much-needed advice on...
by Sustainable Brands, August 7, 2008
Aug. 7, 2008 - An event services outfit called Synanto is pitching conference venues on a highly energy-efficient electronic system to replace carbon-hungry, paper-based business meeting agendas,...
by Anonymous, August 7, 2008
Aug. 7, 2008 - Nine in ten U.S. consumers think environmental responsibility is important, but they still expect companies to do most of the heavy lifting - by marketing greener products, according...
by Sustainable Brands, August 6, 2008
Aug. 6, 2008 - Method is getting more bang for its carbon-offset buck, giving priority to renewable energy projects that reduce carbon emissions within the company's own supply chain. Method is...
by Sustainable Brands, August 6, 2008
Aug. 6, 2008 - Is five years too long to wait for your energy-efficiency upgrades to pay off? Ninety-five percent of U.K. businesses think so, according to a new survey (via BusinessGreen). The...
by Anonymous, August 6, 2008
This map forecasts the external factors that will impact business sustainability over the period the next ten years (through 2017). Discover the future forces that are likely to affect your business...
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