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SB Brand Transformation Roadmap to Help Companies on Journey to True Sustainability
SB Brand Transformation Roadmap to Help Companies on Journey to True Sustainability

1 year ago - Yesterday at SB'18 Vancouver, Kevin Hagen — VP of Environment, Social and Governance Strategy at Iron Mountain — and Dimitar Vlahov, Director of Content Development at Sustainable Brands (SB), offered a sneak peek at the SB Brand Transformation Roadmap (SM). Built for an executive audience, the first-of-its-kind Roadmap is a framework any organization can use as a compass towards setting goals and measuring progress towards becoming a truly "sustainable brand."

Sustainable Brands Launches Self-Assessment Tool for Brands Navigating Sustainability
Sustainable Brands Launches Self-Assessment Tool for Brands Navigating Sustainability

1 year ago - New tool provides a clear pathway for companies approaching and defining sustainability goals.

Sustainable Brands Gathers Global Brand Innovation Leaders at SB’18 Vancouver
Sustainable Brands Gathers Global Brand Innovation Leaders at SB’18 Vancouver

1 year ago - Sustainable Brands kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands '18 Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre West in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sustainable Brands Reveals Final Program Details for SB’18 Vancouver
Sustainable Brands Reveals Final Program Details for SB’18 Vancouver

1 year ago - BASF, P&G, Danone, Starbucks, and Salesforce.org among companies confirmed to showcase how brands are redesigning products and services for The Good Life

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Darren Beck Promoted to VP, Sustainable Brands Corporate Member Network
Darren Beck Promoted to VP, Sustainable Brands Corporate Member Network

1 year ago - SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2018 - Sustainable Brands® recently announced that Darren Beck has been promoted to Vice President of the SB Corporate Member Network. Beck joined the company’s leadership team as Senior Director of Corporate Membership 18 months ago to further develop and enhance the growing SB Corporate Member Network. He brought a wealth of experience in sustainability, CSR and social impact, having spent 15 years with Sprint, including as Director of Environmental Initiatives. Since that time, he and his team have maintained a member retention rate of more than 80 percent and are on track to grow the network nearly 50 percent in 2018.

Global Brand Leaders Set to Redesign the Future of Commerce at SB’18 Vancouver
Global Brand Leaders Set to Redesign the Future of Commerce at SB’18 Vancouver

1 year ago - Sustainable Brands brings P&G, Braskem, PwC, Clif Bar, LG Electronics & others to collaborate on innovative products and services for The Good Life SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the full programming and schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’18 Vancouver, running June 4-7 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Activation Hub is the central hub of the Vancouver conference, an area where attendees gather to hear from solution-providers, to collaborate and co-create on market sector innovations, and to network with current and future partners.

Report: Social Purpose Now a Key Driver in Canadians’ Purchasing Decisions
Report: Social Purpose Now a Key Driver in Canadians’ Purchasing Decisions

1 year ago - Nine in ten Canadians (92 percent) would switch brands if a different brand of a similar quality had a compelling social purpose, according to new research from Kin&Co. The firm’s new report — which looks exclusively at the Canadian market — outlines an opportunity for Canada to lead the purpose and values revolution that has insofar been primarily led by companies in the US and UK.

Danone sets 2030 Goals for long-term sustainable value creation, supported by an innovative governance and employee engagement model
Danone sets 2030 Goals for long-term sustainable value creation, supported by an innovative governance and employee engagement model

1 year ago - At its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, Danone today introduced a set of nine long-term goals for the company and its brands. Aligned with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, the Danone 2030 Goals embed the business, brand and trust models of the company to drive long-term sustainable value creation and deliver the company's 'One Planet. One Heath' vision. As a founding act for its goals, Danone is launching 'One Person, One Voice, One Share', an innovative employee engagement program and governance model for all of its 100,000 employees to co-own the company agenda, actively participate in defining roadmaps to bring the goals to life, and deepen their ownership mindset. 'Danone 2030 Goals' for the food revolution

WRAP Convenes 42 CPG Giants in Global Pact to Eliminate Plastic Packaging Waste
WRAP Convenes 42 CPG Giants in Global Pact to Eliminate Plastic Packaging Waste

1 year ago - Building on their individual efforts and those under the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF)’s New Plastics Economy initiative, dozens of businesses have made their commitment to the new UK Plastics Pact.

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Purpose Is Becoming More Critical to Attract, Retain Employees
Purpose Is Becoming More Critical to Attract, Retain Employees

1 year ago - A new report has found that more than 1 in 4 British managers would take a pay cut for a purpose-led job, a third would leave their job if the company’s overall purpose was unclear, and more than half would leave if their company’s values and purpose did not align with their own. Purposeful leadership is no longer a ‘luxury’ CSR exercise — its becoming critical to staff engagement and commercial resilience.

Danone North America: The World’s Largest B Corp on the Future of Business
Danone North America: The World’s Largest B Corp on the Future of Business

1 year ago - A global food company present in more than 130 markets, Danone has always had a purpose agenda, even when it was an unusual idea. Danone committed to combine economic success and social progress in 1972, when the company’s founder, Antoine Riboud, began Danone’s “dual project.” As Danone has grown, that commitment has been apparent in initiatives such as the Danone Way sustainable-development guidelines that have helped Danone subsidiaries improve their impact since 2001; and the establishment of Danone Communities, which began with a partnership with Mohammed Yunus in Bangladesh in 2006.

Achieving Certification as Largest B Corp™ in the World and Unveiling New Name: Danone North America Celebrates First Anniversary with Two Major Milestones
Achieving Certification as Largest B Corp™ in the World and Unveiling New Name: Danone North America Celebrates First Anniversary with Two Major Milestones

1 year ago - Building on Danone's long-term commitment to balancing financial success with social and environmental responsibility, its U.S. subsidiary, formerly known as DanoneWave, commemorates its first anniversary by announcing the achievement of becoming the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world — two years ahead of its declared target — and changing its name to Danone North America. Two milestones to mark 1st anniversary: new name, new mark of trust

Danone successfully issues a pioneer €300m social bond continuing to invest for sustainable value for all
Danone successfully issues a pioneer €300m social bond continuing to invest for sustainable value for all

1 year ago - Danone today announces the successful launch of a €300 million bond to finance and refinance projects that include positive social impacts. This innovative Social Bond is the first to be issued by a multinational aligned with the new Social Bond Principles, as set out in June 2017 by the International Capital Market Association. A few weeks after the integration of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) criteria in the payable margin of its €2bn syndicated loan, this pioneering bond issuance continues to support Danone’s long-term ambition to leading the way to creating and sharing sustainable value. It attracted significant appetite from investors focused on ESG and was subscribed at attractive market conditions.

Sustainable Brands Announces Full Conference Program for SB’18 Vancouver
Sustainable Brands Announces Full Conference Program for SB’18 Vancouver

1 year ago - Target, P&G, REI, Danone and Google among companies confirmed to showcase how brands are redesigning products and services for The Good Life SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced full program details for SB’18 Vancouver, running June 4-7 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference will convene more than 3,000 senior executives, top brand strategists and leading sustainability practitioners to discover how brands can update their products and services to prepare for a changing economy.

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$94B Needed to Realize RE100 Renewable Energy Targets by 2030
$94B Needed to Realize RE100 Renewable Energy Targets by 2030

1 year ago - Bloomberg New Energy Finance has released a new report that reveals that signatories of the RE100 initiative have a long way to go to achieve their 100 percent renewable energy targets by 2030. For the initiative’s 128 members to meet their goal, they will need to spend an estimated $94 billion. According to Bloomberg, this is enough to procure 172 TWh of renewable power and add 87 gigawatts of new wind and solar power capacity.

DanoneWave Gives Regenerative Ag Boost with New Soil Health Initiative
DanoneWave Gives Regenerative Ag Boost with New Soil Health Initiative

1 year ago - Crop diversity and water conservation are critical aspects of sustainable agriculture, but to truly future-fit our food system, ensuring soil health is imperative. To do this, DanoneWave has launched a new soil health initiative to build best-in-class programs to support sustainable agriculture in its farming communities.

Wall Street’s 2018 Push for Purpose
Wall Street’s 2018 Push for Purpose

2 years ago - On Monday morning, the 8th of January, Apple’s board members had probably just recovered their iPhones from their kids, who had been using them all weekend for gaming, when they saw an open letter posted online by two of the company’s major investors. The shareholders called on Apple to take action against smartphone addiction amongst children.

evian® Transforms Its Approach to Plastic to Become a 100% Circular Brand by 2025
evian® Transforms Its Approach to Plastic to Become a 100% Circular Brand by 2025

2 years ago - evian today announces that it will make all of its plastic bottles from 100% recycled plastic by 2025, a move that will see the natural spring water brand adopt a ‘circular approach’ to its plastic usage, where plastic is kept within the economy and out of nature. Working in close relationship with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to define this roadmap, evian will move from a linear model to a circular one, where all bottles will be made from recycled plastic without the need for any virgin plastics. This will enable plastic to evolve from potential waste to become a valuable resource. evian plans to achieve this through pioneering partnerships to redesign its packaging, accelerate recycling initiatives and remove plastic waste from nature.

Nestlé, Danone, M&S Among Few Companies Walking the Talk on Ending Deforestation
Nestlé, Danone, M&S Among Few Companies Walking the Talk on Ending Deforestation

2 years ago - As an issue putting nearly a trillion dollars at risk, deforestation has quickly become a front-of-mind concern for businesses dependent on forest-risk commodities, such as timber, palm oil and cocoa. However, new data released by the Forest 500 shows that the 250 companies with the greatest influence over forests are failing to adequately address deforestation risks, and will not meet 2020 goals to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains.

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2nd Livelihoods Carbon Fund Poised to Prevent 25MT of C02 Emissions
2nd Livelihoods Carbon Fund Poised to Prevent 25MT of C02 Emissions

2 years ago - On December 11, 2017, ahead of the One Planet Climate Summit, Crédit Agricole, Danone, Firmenich, Hermès, Michelin, SAP, Schneider Electric and Voyageurs du Monde will officially launch the new Livelihoods Carbon Fund.

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