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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...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, August 8, 2018
Ten women entrepreneurs have been selected as the first cohort entering the POWERED Accelerator program — a first-of-its-kind accelerator focusing on women-led businesses in the energy value chain,...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, August 7, 2018
Swedish sustainable packaging giant BillerudKorsnäs and researchers at Uppsala University have partnered to bring paper batteries to life. Together, they have taken basic research based on pure...
Behavior Change
by Alison Watson, August 7, 2018
Serial entrepreneur David Yeung wants billions of consumers to join him on a quest to transform Asian cuisine into a leaner, healthier, more environmentally friendly version. And his latest venture,...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Renee Henze, August 7, 2018
Grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops have wholeheartedly embraced the slow food movement, with phrases such as "certified organic," "fair-trade" and "all-natural" plastered across product...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Adam Smith, August 6, 2018
It’s estimated that nearly 8 million tons of plastic flow into our oceans every year; even more goes into landfills. While there are many great companies focused on recovering this plastic, there is...
Finance & Investment
by Rodney Irwin, August 6, 2018
For many, the sustainable choice is the alternative choice: alternative lightbulbs, alternative cars, alternative shopping bags, alternative business models. But there’s no longer a need for the...
Business Case
by Vincent Hoen, August 3, 2018
To keep the global temperature increase to well below 2⁰C and meet the goals laid out in the Paris Agreement, everyone must take bold action to reduce their share of emissions as soon as possible....
Collaboration
by John Friedman, August 3, 2018
My first problem with so many people focusing on “thought leadership” is the myriad of people (and organizations) who confer the title on themselves — rather than understanding that, to be a thought...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, August 2, 2018
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) have released “A Practical Guide” to enable companies to better measure and report on their impact on the...
Finance & Investment
by Michael Laermann, August 2, 2018
Sustainable Brands recently talked to Wim Bartels, Program Lead at the Corporate Reporting Dialogue (CRD) about key issues and initiatives around the further development of corporate reporting....
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, August 1, 2018
Today, August 1, marks our earliest yet Earth Overshoot Day — the day humanity has used nature’s resource budget for the year — since its establishment in 1987. Despite increasing awareness of our...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, August 1, 2018
Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement company, has unveiled plans to install energy storage batteries at B&Q’s Swindon distribution center. The installations form a key part of...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 31, 2018
FoodBytes! — the global pitch competition/networking event by Rabobank, a premier global food and agribusiness bank, has announced the 20 food and ag startups that will get a chance to...
Marketing and Comms
by Sustainable Brands, July 31, 2018
In the true spirit of coopetition, 17 of New York’s top marketing, advertising and communications agencies have partnered with leading climate scientists and non-profits to harness consumer insights...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, July 31, 2018
Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today announced a new climate action strategy, which sets aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions across its owned-and-operated facilities and global...
Waste Not
by Lise Laurin, July 30, 2018
Litter. It seems like such a ‘60s word, but it’s time to dust it off and rethink it — especially in the context of plastics and Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs). Start with the fact that more than 8...
Waste Not
by Tony Shumpert, July 30, 2018
It’s time to face the facts. By 2030, we will consume 102 million tons of apparel per year, an increase of 63 percent from 2017. And by 2050, the global-fashion industry will consume a quarter of the...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Hannah Furlong, July 27, 2018
What if buildings could break down pollution and act like forests? What if they could make occupants healthier? Questions such as these have been on the minds of material developers and builders for...
Collaboration
by Alison Taylor, July 27, 2018
When multiple layers of the supply chain work together, transformation is most effective. At Archer Daniels Midland Company, we have seen this firsthand, through providing financial and other support...
Collaboration
by Hannah Furlong, July 27, 2018
Sanitation is one of the most pressing social and public health challenges today. 1 in 3 people worldwide do not have access to a safe toilet — and 892 million people have no choice but to defecate...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 26, 2018
Coca-Cola Great Britain and Coca-Cola European Partners have partnered with Merlin Entertainments to offer 50 percent discounts at some of the UK’s best-known attractions in exchange for empty...
The Next Economy
by Vincent Manier, July 26, 2018
To understand, and report on, an organization’s carbon footprint is a complex undertaking — to say the least. First, you must determine what drives your carbon footprint. For most multi-site...
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