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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...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, August 17, 2018
Amalgamated Bank — the US’ largest socially responsible bank, which recently acquired New Resource Bank — has committed to double the amount of assets New Resource has dedicated to financing socially...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, August 16, 2018
Today, MBDC — the world’s foremost advisors in material health, product design and the Cradle to Cradle Design® framework co-founded by William McDonough and Michael Braungart — is proud to support C...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, August 16, 2018
In Nestlé Waters North America's second annual survey of 6,142 US consumers and experts on water-related topics, released this week, respondents ranked clean water higher than getting enough sleep (...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Mary Sue Papale, August 15, 2018
I have been an executive for large fashion companies most of my career. I held senior management positions in buying and production in Footwear and Accessories for multi-chain retailers. It was not...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, August 15, 2018
Have you been busy shedding paper weight? Do you know someone who’s lost pounds of plastic, aluminum and glass? Is your business slimming down sustainably? Rubicon Global — a leader in providing...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, August 15, 2018
Over his more than 30 years in the business, Mike Saltzberg has seen firsthand how sustainability has grown to be of equal consideration with technical performance and cost in the development of new...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, August 14, 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....
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Joanna Malaczynski, August 14, 2018
A growing market shift has reached a critical mass this year against disposable plastic packaging. Leading on the regulatory front, the EU announced a goal of making all of its plastic waste...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, August 13, 2018
Marking a major milestone moment for the organic food movement, Nature’s Path — the world’s largest organic breakfast company — and sustainable food and garden startup Back to the Roots have inked an...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, August 13, 2018
More than 90 institutional investors representing more than $6.7 trillion in assets under management have called on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to strengthen its draft...
Supply Chain
by Pierre-Francois..., August 10, 2018
In 1911, the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire trapped over 200 mostly female workers in a New York factory after a scrap bin set the 10-story building ablaze. Many garment workers were...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, August 10, 2018
We’ve all occasionally bought too much or waited too long to eat our fresh fruit and veg, but what is the true impact of the food we throw away? UK food tech company It’s Fresh! has launched a...
Behavior Change
by Catherine Hardee, August 9, 2018
The co-working startup WeWork made headlines recently with a new policy banning meat from company functions and barring employees from expensing any meat dishes. The move is intended to reduce the...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, August 9, 2018
Counter Culture Coffee has released its annual Transparency Report, along with a limited-edition blend that highlights the true average price farmers are paid for their coffee; Counter Culture is the...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, August 8, 2018
Thread, the Pittsburgh-based startup that's collected over 41 million plastic bottles from landfill communities in Haiti and Honduras and created fabric for some of the world's leading brands, today...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, August 8, 2018
Today, food tech startup Impossible Foods published its 2018 impact report, an annual update on its mission, business and strategic roadmap. As a key player in the growing global movement to embrace...
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