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Behavior Change
by Clayton Miller, September 13, 2018
In the early days of my career, more years ago than I care to admit, I spent a good part of my time explaining to people what e-waste was, that it was hazardous and that it shouldn’t be landfilled. I...
Waste Not
by Kelsey Halling, September 13, 2018
One of the most frequently asked questions I get when pitching Thread is “what happens if you run out of plastic to recycle?” The shoreline in Haiti | Image credit: CoastalCare.org At Thread we...
Finance & Investment
by Nithin Coca, September 12, 2018
Big news from California: The state legislature has just passed a bill, SB 964, that requires two massive pension funds run by the state, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, September 12, 2018
The majority of US citizens (62 percent) say they believe climate change is a problem but feel unempowered to address it, according to the 2018 Cone/Porter Novelli Climate Change Snapshot —...
Behavior Change
by Ryan Cooper, September 12, 2018
There’s something about your menu that you may not have noticed — a lot of it is trash. But it’s not the quality we’re talking about; it’s the waste. Food waste makes up a large amount of the...
The Next Economy
by Brenden Millstein, September 11, 2018
Capitalism will save the planet. And I’ll tell you why. This week, leaders from around the world have descended on San Francisco for Gov. Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg’s Global Climate Action...
Cleantech
by Sam Arons, September 11, 2018
Earlier this year, we announced our Green Cities Initiative, a new business unit dedicating significant resources to tackling climate change. As Lyft continues to grow, we have an increasing...
The Next Economy
by Meredith Ferguson, September 11, 2018
New York Fashion Week is here and there is a growing fashion movement that has the potential to fundamentally change the industry: sustainable fashion. If designers want to endear themselves to Gen Z...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, September 10, 2018
First, Danish brewer The Carlsberg Group has unveiled a series of packaging innovations, including its new Snap Pack, which is set to reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1200 tonnes a year –...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, September 10, 2018
A new report from the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Impact Investing in Action, reiterates the need for impact investors to raise and direct new...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, September 7, 2018
As Apple, the world’s second-largest smartphone producer, prepares to sign the death warrant of the wildly popular iPhone 6s with the rumored launch of multiple new models later this month, Back...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, September 7, 2018
A major report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that we are significantly underestimating the benefits of cleaner, climate-smart growth. Bold climate action could...
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...
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