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Nike’s New Shanghai Store Is 100% Rubbish
Nike’s New Shanghai Store Is 100% Rubbish

6 years ago - Sportswear giant Nike’s new concept store in Shanghai has been constructed using waste materials including more than 5,000 drinks cans and 50,000 old CDs and DVDs.Built by Miniwiz Sustainable Development, an architectural firm based in Taiwan, the building has been designed to be 100% adjustable using a suspension ceiling system to adapt to different retail setups during the course of a year.All of the building’s materials were ‘urban mined’ and recycled from consumer lifestyle rubbish. And no glue has been used, meaning that all materials can be 100% re-recycled separately, too.

Six Ways to Make Brand Sustainability Resonate with Consumers
Six Ways to Make Brand Sustainability Resonate with Consumers

6 years ago - Climate change. Resource scarcity. Pollution. Human rights. These are some of the most pressing issues facing business today. They are also some of the most difficult for consumers to relate to, let alone orient their lives around.According to a recent report from The World Economic Forum and Accenture, sustainability is in desperate need of a makeover. Despite millions of dollars spent marketing the concept over the past decade, only 28% of people know what terms such as “sustainable,” “responsible,” “eco friendly” and “green” really mean, and just 44% say they trust green claims coming from big brands.

Why Green Product Brands Fail
Why Green Product Brands Fail

6 years ago - The Guardian recently published an excellent article on "Why Green Brands Are Failing to Capture Public Attention:"The answer is that environmental/social consciousness is only one part of what are much broader and more complex cultural shifts. Picking out this trend in isolation and trying to build brands around it using traditional marketing paradigms has a very low likelihood of success.

Investors Achieve Strong Results on Climate, Supply Chains, Water Issues During 2013 Proxy Season
Investors Achieve Strong Results on Climate, Supply Chains, Water Issues During 2013 Proxy Season

6 years ago - Investors achieved notable victories during this year’s shareholder proxy season, with a near-record 110 shareholder resolutions filed with 94 U.S. companies on corporate sustainability challenges such as climate change, supply chain issues and water-related risks, according to Ceres.

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Stop Talking About Sustainability, Start Sharing What Works
Stop Talking About Sustainability, Start Sharing What Works

6 years ago - What makes a company like GSK give away information about thousands of potential malaria-treating drugs? Why did Nike spend 6 million USD developing their Enironmental Design Apparel Tool (minimising the impact of their products in the design process) and subsequent MAKING design app only to give them away for others to use?

Nike Unveils New App to Help Designers Create More Sustainable Apparel
Nike Unveils New App to Help Designers Create More Sustainable Apparel

6 years ago - As part of its commitment to helping design a better, more sustainable future, Nike this week launched a new app called MAKING, to help designers and product creators make informed decisions about the environmental impacts of the materials they choose.

New Generation of Companies Emerging to Sate Demand of Conscious Consumerism
New Generation of Companies Emerging to Sate Demand of Conscious Consumerism

6 years ago - In the past two months, the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, the second-floor failure of the shoe factory in Cambodia, and most recently, the fire in the Chinese poultry plant have resulted in the deaths of some 1,500 workers in the developing world.In China alone, more than 100,000 people die annually in factories. These numbers are raising difficult questions among European and American consumers who have become accustomed to goods being manufactured abroad.

Nike, Levi Strauss Publish Updated Hazardous Chemical Plan
Nike, Levi Strauss Publish Updated Hazardous Chemical Plan

6 years ago - Nike, Levi Strauss, H&M and several other members of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Group have committed to publishing a list of chemicals targeted for phase out or research by 2015 as part of a plan to eliminate hazardous chemicals from their supply chains by 2020.

The Power of Brands to Change the World, Part Three
The Power of Brands to Change the World, Part Three

6 years ago - This is the third in a three-part series by Fruitful Strategy's Jennifer Rice, in which she explores sustainable, world-changing brands. She will delve further into the topic in the workshop "Sustainable Brands 101: Integrating Sustainability at the Brand Level" at SB '13 on June 3.

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Swoosh and Sustainability: Nike's Emergence as a Global Sustainable Brand
Swoosh and Sustainability: Nike's Emergence as a Global Sustainable Brand

6 years ago - The current controversy over supply chain practices of global corporations such as Disney, Walmart and Sears in Bangladesh reminded me of Nike’s past and its subsequent corporate sustainability evolution. Fifteen years ago, Nike underwent arguably more intense scrutiny and brutal attacks for its global supply chain management policies and priorities.

Sustainability: Understand, Adapt, Then Signal
Sustainability: Understand, Adapt, Then Signal

6 years ago - Engagement with sustainability offers many perks to a company: It improves brand reputation, it helps raise prices, it maintains one’s position in the market long term and it can open doors to better investment packages. Signals are one way that companies communicate that sustainability is vital to their corporate strategy and brand development.

The Next Big Leap: Keys to a More Proactive, Creative and Brand-Branding Sustainability Strategy
The Next Big Leap: Keys to a More Proactive, Creative and Brand-Branding Sustainability Strategy

6 years ago - No matter how often it happens, when a new idea or insight opens up entirely new pathways and possibilities in our minds, there’s always a sense of exhilaration.

Emotion Is Currency: A Five-Point Plan for Effective Sustainability Communications
Emotion Is Currency: A Five-Point Plan for Effective Sustainability Communications

6 years ago - "How will it deliver value?" is a commonly heard response to a proposal for a new sustainability communications campaign.Behind this innocent little phrase is a dangerous assumption that sustainability communications is a separate strand of activity with a message aimed at a hypothetical audience segment of 'greens.'

Nike Partners With Bluesign Technologies To Scale Access to Sustainable Textiles
Nike Partners With Bluesign Technologies To Scale Access to Sustainable Textiles

6 years ago - Nike today announced a partnership with Swiss company bluesign technologies to broaden the supply of sustainable materials and chemistries for use in Nike products.

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The Circular Economy: Reinventing Business Models for Broad Economic Change
The Circular Economy: Reinventing Business Models for Broad Economic Change

6 years ago - Let’s start with where we are today. The state of the "economy," like the bible or the U.S. constitution, is granted semi-magical powers by most businesses, as if it were carved out of granite, solid and unmoving, never in flux. Yet we all know that the economy — which we'll define here as the system of production and consumption of goods and services within a given region — is ruled by no one, experiences massive upheavals as industries rise and fall, and serves to enrich some people and impoverish others. The economy requires the functioning of natural systems, from the hydrologic cycle to photosynthesis, to function.

EPR in Healthcare: Yesterday’s Waste Is Today’s Business Opportunity
EPR in Healthcare: Yesterday’s Waste Is Today’s Business Opportunity

6 years ago - Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is gaining notoriety as a smart production and marketing strategy, as product take-back programs emerge as a major consumer trend.

A Vision of Real Corporate Leadership on Sustainability
A Vision of Real Corporate Leadership on Sustainability

7 years ago - The basics of sustainability excellence are fairly well known by now: reduce your footprint, create products and services that help customers do the same, drive employee engagement, think value chain, track data and enable transparency, and on and on. But real leaders will go further and address the scale of the sustainability challenges we face by fundamentally remaking their

Supply Chain Sustainability 2.0 – Who Will Be the First?
Supply Chain Sustainability 2.0 – Who Will Be the First?

7 years ago - Most of us who visit these pages are quite familiar with how Walmart used its influence to drive sustainability improvements in its supply chain. But were the gains really about sustainability at all? Strictly speaking, no.Indeed, the most anyone can say about the effects of Walmart’s strategy on its supply chain is that improvements in eco-efficiency, ethical sourcing or what have you may have been made (all good things), but not necessarily in sustainability performance, per se. Costs, too, may have declined and that's always a good thing as well. But to equate decreases in, say, the carbon or water intensity of products with improvements in sustainability performance is to make a serious category error.

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