Latest News & Views

See the latest stories below and click the headline tags to discover related content on our channels.

Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, December 10, 2018
JUST Capital and Forbes today released the 2018 list of America’s Most JUST Companies, an annual ranking of the 1,000 largest publicly traded US corporations on the issues Americans care about most,...
The Next Economy
by Jen Boynton, December 10, 2018
The federal government hoped its Black-Friday release of a landmark report on the regional impacts of climate change might mitigate its media attention. It hasn't really worked: The report is still...
Organizational Change
by Coro Strandberg, December 10, 2018
Industries, companies and governments are retooling for the future, driven by the sustainability imperatives of climate change; resource, food and water scarcity; social polarization and rising...
by Sustainable Brands, December 7, 2018
This week, two fashion giants with extensive brand portfolios announced partnerships that show promise for cleaning up “dirty fashion.” Kering, Savory Institute Team Up for First Verified...
Organizational Change
by Megan Graham, December 7, 2018
This is one of a series of interviews by students and alumni from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) with practitioners from the Sustainable Brands community, on a variety of ways...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, December 7, 2018
This week, more momentum on the anti-plastic front: Unilever will develop a crowdsourced, plastic-free laundry solution to combat single-use sachets; while Stora Enso and Sulapac are developing...
Marketing and Comms
by Matthew Yeomans, December 6, 2018
What Gen Z want from brands is the new Holy Grail for marketers — you only have to look at the myriad surveys and reports published recently that seek to analyze their preferences and intentions....
by Sustainable Brands, December 6, 2018
Next week, at the COP24 climate summit in Poland, a Swedish startup is set to unveil what it hails as the world's first carbon-negative fuel. NextFuel briquettes   Cleantech startup NextFuel...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, December 5, 2018
Report: Chinese viscose sector’s sustainability roadmap fails to deliver A new report, Dirty Fashion: Spotlight on China, by the Changing Markets Foundation found a new sustainability initiative from...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, December 5, 2018
US-based multinational 3M launches approximately 1,000 new products each year; starting in 2019, 100 percent of them will have sustainability built in: Today, at the United Nations Climate Change...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, December 4, 2018
Nearly three-quarters of organisations surveyed (72 percent) mention the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their annual corporate or sustainability reports — an increase of 10 percent on...
Finance & Investment
by Michael Laermann, December 4, 2018
This week at the COP24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland, the discussion about how to implement the directives of the Paris Agreement is in full swing. With the recent warnings of the IPCC in mind...
Supply Chain
by Sarah Leugers, December 3, 2018
The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sounds an alarm: “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C … requires rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban...
by Beril Toktay, December 3, 2018
Atlanta may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think of sustainability — but perhaps, it should be. Recent years have seen one significant development after another from the city’s...
Supply Chain
by Chris Docherty, November 30, 2018
Let me tell you a few things about failure — a subject on which I’m something of an expert. You see, I’ve failed a lot. In small ways, in big ways and in high-profile ways that would make you ask ‘...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, November 30, 2018
With the urgency of reducing our carbon footprint becoming more visible by the day, it’s great to see more and more brands making claims about their carbon reductions. As they do, credibility is key...
Business Case
by Sustainable Brands, November 30, 2018
Following the release last month of its groundbreaking guide to help financial institutions understand and assess their reliance on natural capital, this week the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (...
Marketing and Comms
by Lara Koritzke, November 29, 2018
WWF Germany recently published a report, Boom in Raw Materials: Between Profits and Losses, which offers one of the first concrete rebuttals from a major environmental group against the notion that...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, November 28, 2018
With a recent rise in evidence of demand for sustainable travel experiences, Kind Traveler, the world’s first socially conscious hotel booking platform; and Steller — the world’s leading...
by Nithin Coca, November 28, 2018
A new report from Washington D.C.-based nonprofit the Enough Project highlights just how rampant corruption and human rights abuses are in the supply chain for cobalt, a mineral used to power battery...
Supply Chain
by Julie Nash, November 28, 2018
This year’s holiday feasts will feature a bounty of meats, vegetables and other foods, many that people don’t know are big contributors to global warming. But if you’re looking for details on food...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Gregory Unruh, November 27, 2018
This is the final post in a four-part series on geomimicry by renowned author and George Mason University professor Dr. Gregory C. Unruh. Read parts one, two and three....
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, November 27, 2018
Kickstarter PBC and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today unveiled new features on Kickstarter aimed at helping innovators evaluate and reduce the environmental impact of their products from the...
Organizational Change
by Sandja Brügmann, November 26, 2018
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — R. Buckminster Fuller The future of work encourages whole...
by Sustainable Brands, November 26, 2018
This post has been translated from Japanese. Read the original interview here. In aiming to resolve negative factors in society such as inequality, inconvenience and insecurity, Japan’s Recruit Group...
The Next Economy
by Dexter Galvin, November 23, 2018
It’s a conflict which threatens to change the way we eat, shop and live. But unless you pay attention to the business pages, you may not have heard of the “retail wars.” For the uninitiated, ‘retail...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, November 22, 2018
During this season of giving, many of today’s more discerning consumers won’t be joining the masses scrambling to answer the siren call to stock up on discounted “stuff” — they’ll be remembering the...
by Brian Lanahan, November 22, 2018
A solid argument can be made that corporate America has made significant progress in the sustainability arena. We have our Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions measured, our percentage of LEED-certified square...
Waste Not
by Tom Idle, November 21, 2018
It was 2014 and social entrepreneur Samir Lakhani was working on sustainable aquaculture projects in the villages of Northern Cambodia. Watching a mother wash and bathe her new baby using laundry...
by Sustainable Brands, November 21, 2018
UK grocery giant Tesco and WWF have announced a groundbreaking, four-year partnership aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the average UK shopping cart by 50 percent, improving the...
  Sign up for SB Newsletters
Get the latest personalized news, tools, and virtual media on a wide range of sustainable business topics in your inbox.


User login

Syndicate content



Most Recently Viewed in the Library

[Campaign Video]
Erin Billman
Amon Rappaport
Derek Young
Wood Turner
Keith Lord
Erin Fitzgerald