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Sustainability Leaders Agree: Integrating Purpose, Brand a Top Driver of Corporate Leadership
Sustainability Leaders Agree: Integrating Purpose, Brand a Top Driver of Corporate Leadership

3 years ago - Integrating purpose through a common brand promise and aligning sustainability strategy with internal culture and values are key drivers of corporate leadership, according to the findings of the just-released 2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey, by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Sustainable Brands, released today at SB’16 San Diego.

NIKE's New Distribution Center to Make European Operations More Efficient, Agile, Sustainable
NIKE's New Distribution Center to Make European Operations More Efficient, Agile, Sustainable

3 years ago - NIKE, Inc. has unveiled the latest expansion of its European Logistics Campus in Belgium, to accelerate its drive toward “the supply chain of the future.” The expansion will make Nike’s European operations more efficient, more responsive and more sustainable, enabling growth by serving consumers across Nike.com, Nike retail and wholesale partners in 38 countries, all from a single inventory location.

DuPont Honors 22 Packaging Solutions for Improved Sustainability, Cost-Efficiency
DuPont Honors 22 Packaging Solutions for Improved Sustainability, Cost-Efficiency

3 years ago - Now in its 28th year, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation are the industry's longest-running, global, independently-judged recognition of innovation and collaboration throughout the packaging value chain. Nearly 200 entries from over 25 countries were evaluated by a panel of experts to determine the winners of the Diamond Award, Gold Awards, Silver Awards – and for the first time – Diamond Finalist awards and a Leadership in Innovation award.

#BusinessCase: Circular Economy Helping Nike Double Its Business with Half the Impact
#BusinessCase: Circular Economy Helping Nike Double Its Business with Half the Impact

3 years ago - On Wednesday, leading apparel and footwear brand Nike released its latest sustainability report and was announced as the newest Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Nike has made impressive progress during a period of continued growth, and recognizes that to continue as such, it must innovate on an unprecedented scale. The company has set “a vision for a low-carbon, closed-loop future as part of the company’s growth strategy.”

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Saving the Playing Field: A Tale of Two Professional Sports and Sustainability
Saving the Playing Field: A Tale of Two Professional Sports and Sustainability

3 years ago - Sports and corporate sustainability are two fields not always thought of as playing on the same court. But the two have more in common than one might initially expect — both are about winning through fair competition and the display of excellence. In recent years, the line between the sports business and sustainable business have begun to blur as the the industry embraces triple bottom line principles.

Can ‘The Paris Effect’ Take Companies, Governments Beyond Flagship Initiatives?
Can ‘The Paris Effect’ Take Companies, Governments Beyond Flagship Initiatives?

3 years ago - This Friday, world leaders will convene to sign the Paris Climate Agreement. The international regulatory environment and national policies to curb emissions are reshaping global markets. Decarbonization could define the 21st century economy. But what do these changes mean for businesses?

7 Trends at the Intersection of Sustainability and Purpose to Watch This Year
7 Trends at the Intersection of Sustainability and Purpose to Watch This Year

3 years ago - There is widespread consensus in the global Sustainable Brands community that purpose is trending in the business world, especially among brands that are looking beyond the next quarter and trying to figure out how to thrive in the middle and long run. Such brands are not only wisely taking actions to future-proof themselves, but are also smartly leveraging a strong zeitgeist of purpose-driven behavior in society in general – that verifiable wave of health-conscious consumers, meaning- and balance-seeking employees, future-focused students and increasingly influential faith-based and spiritual communities.

‘ASPIREist’ TV Series Showcases Real Solutions, Purpose-Driven Celebrity, Brand Projects
‘ASPIREist’ TV Series Showcases Real Solutions, Purpose-Driven Celebrity, Brand Projects

3 years ago - A new “reality feature news show,” ASPIREist, wants to inspire viewers to take action by showcasing people, projects and ideas that are making a difference. Co-hosted by six twenty and thirty-something TED Talk speakers from a variety of fields – environmentalists, activists, social entrepreneurs – the show calls itself “the new newsroom,” one for “today’s generation.”

Trending: Levi Strauss, MIT Partnerships Advancing Textile Innovations
Trending: Levi Strauss, MIT Partnerships Advancing Textile Innovations

3 years ago - As Levi’s VP of Social and Environmental Sustainability, Michael Kobori, said last year in a blog post, along with a long-standing partnership with Goodwill to divert clothing from landfill and take-back programs for apparel for recycling into everything from building insulation to cushioning material, Levi Strauss’ circular economy ambitions include establishing an infrastructure that support

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General Mills, IKEA Among Latest Global Players to Join White House Climate Action Pledge
General Mills, IKEA Among Latest Global Players to Join White House Climate Action Pledge

3 years ago - General Mills, IKEA and Best Buy are among the 81 companies to recently join the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge, which sets significant greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond.The pledges focus on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing and making sustainability more accessible to low-income Americans.

World's Leading Apparel Brands, Industry Groups Join Forces to Transform Global Labor Conditions
World's Leading Apparel Brands, Industry Groups Join Forces to Transform Global Labor Conditions

3 years ago - Today, a group of some of the world’s biggest brands, retailers, NGOs and industry groups launch a Social and Labor Convergence Project, with the aim of improving working conditions in apparel manufacturing across the world.The group says the project seeks to achieve real, sustainable change through the collective development of an industry-wide, standardized methodology for social and labor performance assessment in apparel and footwear supply chains. Through this, the industry believes that it will be able to significantly reduce the amount of money that it spends on duplicated auditing and invest the money saved in improving social welfare for millions of people employed in apparel manufacturing around the world.

#BusinessCase: Why Renewable Energy Will Make or Break Business Success
#BusinessCase: Why Renewable Energy Will Make or Break Business Success

3 years ago - World leaders have shaken hands on the new Sustainable Development Goals that will hopefully be shaping global and local agendas and policies over the next 15 years. The UN Sustainable Development summit coincided with the 7th edition of Climate Week, which was jam-packed with well-timed announcements and strong messages in favor of a low-carbon economy.

NIKE Commits to 100% Renewables, Partners With MIT Climate CoLab on Materials Innovation
NIKE Commits to 100% Renewables, Partners With MIT Climate CoLab on Materials Innovation

3 years ago - As part of NIKE, Inc.’s goal to reduce its environmental footprint and enable business growth, the company announced two efforts today aimed at furthering that commitment: a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab to bring innovation in materials to the forefront of the climate conversation, and a commitment to reach 100 percent renewable energy in company-owned-and-operated facilities by 2025.

Why a Circular Economy Is Key to Sustainable Development (and Why Business Must Lead the Way)
Why a Circular Economy Is Key to Sustainable Development (and Why Business Must Lead the Way)

3 years ago - This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post, "What's Working: Sustainable Development Goals," in conjunction with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The proposed set of goals will be the subject of discussion at the UN General Assembly meeting on Sept. 25-27, 2015 in New York; they cover 17 key areas of development — including poverty, hunger, health, education, and gender equality, among many others.

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Climate Week: Climate Neutral Now, RE100 Initiatives Recruit Fortune 500 Companies
Climate Week: Climate Neutral Now, RE100 Initiatives Recruit Fortune 500 Companies

3 years ago - Two initiatives for reducing businesses’ impacts on the environment have attracted globally recognized brands this week at Climate Week NYC.On Tuesday, the United Nations (UN) announced a new initiative to help businesses and individuals reduce their carbon footprints, Climate Neutral Now. An online platform will facilitate the measurement, reduction, and offset of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

This Bio-Knit Shoe Will Be as Easy to Recycle as Plastic Bottles
This Bio-Knit Shoe Will Be as Easy to Recycle as Plastic Bottles

4 years ago - A new shoe based on textile biomimicry promises easy recycling and soft, robust textures with a single heat-treated material and 3D printers.Designer Amno Liao from the Royal College of Art in London has created the Bio-Knit shoe, which is knitted on a 3-D knitting machine and then treated to harden its various parts. Heat is used to change the stiffness of the threads, so a semi-rigid heel and sock-like textures are produced from the same material. Creating a shoe without composites, as most footwear contains, will dramatically reduce recycling costs.

New Online Marketplace Will Allow US Companies to Exchange Underutilized Materials
New Online Marketplace Will Allow US Companies to Exchange Underutilized Materials

4 years ago - The National Materials Marketplace, a new joint pilot project led by the Corporate Eco Forum (CEF), US Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD), and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), brings together more than 20 major companies with operations in the United States, helping them identify ways to reuse or exchange undervalued materials via an online database, and establish new circular supply chains.

Would You Want to Read Your Company’s Sustainability Report?
Would You Want to Read Your Company’s Sustainability Report?

4 years ago - "It's all in our Sustainability Report."That's a phrase guaranteed to strike fear in the hearts of even the hardiest sustainability wonks.

Pope Francis, Universal Sustainability Values and Brand Value Creation
Pope Francis, Universal Sustainability Values and Brand Value Creation

4 years ago - Pope Francis has been creating news in sustainability circles lately and lots of it.Why? Well, it’s not just because his message of peace, simplicity, and pursuit of the common good resonates with millions the world round, but also because his beliefs are uniform and undivided in ways political, corporate, union or community leaders can seldom afford to be: It is within each of us, he says without preaching or scolding, to be better people, more caring, more generous and, of course, more considerate of the environment.

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Consumer Awareness Won't Save The World: We Need Businesses That Can Change People's Habits For Good
Consumer Awareness Won't Save The World: We Need Businesses That Can Change People's Habits For Good

4 years ago - These are times of major changes in how people live and consume. Today’s developments demand from us new ways of producing and consuming, given the increasing scarcity of natural resources and the rapid growth of the global consumer class, especially in developing countries.One of the greatest challenges facing governments and companies around the world is how to influence consumers into developing more sustainable buying habits and lifestyles. There is a significant opportunity for businesses to help consumers make major changes in their lifestyles and purchasing habits.

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