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‘Best for the World’: B Lab Recognizes Nearly 1,000 Top Scoring B Corps
‘Best for the World’: B Lab Recognizes Nearly 1,000 Top Scoring B Corps

1 year ago - Businesses that earned top scores on the B Impact Assessment are being celebrated today with the announcement of B Lab’s 2018 “Best for the World” lists. B Lab simultaneously released separate lists recognizing Certified B Corporations in the top 10 percent for overall score, as well as in the categories for environment, customers, governance, community and workers.

'The North Face Renewed' Gives Refurbished Clothes Second Life
'The North Face Renewed' Gives Refurbished Clothes Second Life

1 year ago - Today at SB’18 Vancouver, The North Face will announce the launch of The North Face Renewed — a collection of refurbished products for consumers who want to access affordable gear and reduce their environmental impact. All “Renewed” items — which are sourced from returned, defective or damaged apparel — have been thoroughly inspected, cleaned and refurbished to The North Face quality and performance standards.

Q&A: Will We Go 'All In'? The Past, Present and Future of Sustainability Leadership
Q&A: Will We Go 'All In'? The Past, Present and Future of Sustainability Leadership

1 year ago - Written by three leading thinkers in the field of sustainability — Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan; David Grayson, Emeritus of Corporate Responsibility at Cranfield University School of Management; and Mark Lee, Executive Director of SustainAbility — All In: The future of Business Leadership (Taylor & Francis, 2018) identifies the essential attributes of high-impact corporate sustainability leadership and describes how companies can combine and apply those characteristics for future success.

What We Can Learn from B Corps' Big Bets on Customer Engagement
What We Can Learn from B Corps' Big Bets on Customer Engagement

1 year ago - Today’s customers are choosing how to spend their dollars based on one of two factors: convenience or shared values. For example, Blue Apron, a grocery delivery company that makes it easier to cook healthy meals, is winning on convenience. But when you have the option of choosing between convenience services, as many customers do in the ride-hailing market, values determine the victor. Lyft is riding (pun intended) on the sharing-economy movement and gaining market share because of its commitment to fair practices with customers and employees. Customers tell their friends they “took a Lyft” as a signal of shared cultural values.

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Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains: What and How to Measure
Working Conditions in Global Supply Chains: What and How to Measure

1 year ago - Despite decades of intense media and business attention, poor working conditions persist in global supply chains. Even Apple, recently announced yet again as the world’s most admired company by Fortune magazine, has struggled to address this issue.

Circular Economy 101: Waste Not, Get More
Circular Economy 101: Waste Not, Get More

1 year ago - Across the globe, about 50 percent of CO2 emissions are tied to materials — goods that often produce a significant amount of physical and financial waste.

Patagonia Launches Digital Platform to Connect Customers with Grassroots Activism
Patagonia Launches Digital Platform to Connect Customers with Grassroots Activism

1 year ago - Patagonia is back at it — the outdoor gear company has launched a new digital platform connecting customers with local environmental organizations. The aim of the new platform, Patagonia Action Works, is to encourage Patagonia customers to learn more about local environmental issues and get involved with events, petitions, fundraising and volunteering in their area.

Trending: CO2 Dyeing, Biosynthetics Driving Transition Towards New Textiles Economy
Trending: CO2 Dyeing, Biosynthetics Driving Transition Towards New Textiles Economy

1 year ago - A new textiles economy is on the horizon as innovative textile and chemical firms develop new chemical- and petroleum-free processes to produce fabrics and materials.

Outdoor Industry Film Series to Highlight Business Imperative for Embracing Purpose
Outdoor Industry Film Series to Highlight Business Imperative for Embracing Purpose

1 year ago - The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), whose members include REI, Iron Mountain, Patagonia, The North Face and Timberland, is producing a new film series that shares the stories of outdo

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Philip Morris Is Giving Up Cigarettes — and Asking UK Consumers to Do the Same
Philip Morris Is Giving Up Cigarettes — and Asking UK Consumers to Do the Same

1 year ago - Although it may seem counterintuitive for a company to discourage consumers from buying its products, we have seen this strategy work in brands’ favor in the past — Patagonia’s “Don’t Buy This Jacket” campaign resulted in an overwhelming positive response from consumers who took extra time to learn about the brand’s mission before making a purchase. Now, one company with a notoriously controversial product is attempting to pivot its business model to be more socially responsible — and marketing directly to consumers during this transition.

Know Your Audience: Why Patagonia Can Sue the President — and Thrive
Know Your Audience: Why Patagonia Can Sue the President — and Thrive

1 year ago - Last week, in response to President Trump’s decision to scale back Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, outdoor retail brand and sustainability leader Patagonia in turn announced it would be suing the President, a definitively bold move — even for the likes of the brand that brought us “Don’t Buy This Jacket” an

Patagonia Blacks Out Homepage, Calls on Consumers to Protect Public Lands
Patagonia Blacks Out Homepage, Calls on Consumers to Protect Public Lands

2 years ago - Outdoor retailer Patagonia is no stranger to throwing its weight behind worthy causes, particularly those aligned with its mission to “use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” In the past, this has included shuttering its doors on Election Day to highlight pressing environmental issues, donating 100 percent of its Black Friday sales to environmental organizations, calling for a boycott of the Outdoor Retailer

SAC's Latest Higg Module Improves Apparel Supply Chain Transparency, Reduces Audit Fatigue
SAC's Latest Higg Module Improves Apparel Supply Chain Transparency, Reduces Audit Fatigue

2 years ago - The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has released early registration of the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM), a self-assessment tool that globally standardizes sustainability measurement for apparel, footwear and textile manufacturing facilities. Optimized for use at an industrial scale, Higg FEM enables factories of any size to assess sustainability performance and easily share results with supply chain partners.

Circular Solutions in Action: Retailers, Recyclers Collaborate to Fight Textile Waste
Circular Solutions in Action: Retailers, Recyclers Collaborate to Fight Textile Waste

2 years ago - Textile waste is a 26-billion-pound problem the world is just beginning to recognize. With us consuming more than 80 billion pieces of new clothing each year globally, there’s no question that change is necessary – but what will it take for retailers, clothing manufacturers and consumers to embrace the environmental benefits of reuse?

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Trending: Stella McCartney, Patagonia, Target Deliver Big Wins for Ethical, Sustainable Fashion
Trending: Stella McCartney, Patagonia, Target Deliver Big Wins for Ethical, Sustainable Fashion

2 years ago - While faced by a myriad of social and environmental challenges, the fashion and textile industries continue to edge ever-closer to a more sustainable, equitable and circular future thanks to the innovative thinking of industry leaders.

Sustainability Leaders Daunted, But Willing to Work Together to Help Build ‘The Good Life’
Sustainability Leaders Daunted, But Willing to Work Together to Help Build ‘The Good Life’

2 years ago - This blog is part of the GlobeScan-SustainAbility Leaders Survey 20th anniversary project being conducted by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Interface.

Landmark Research Shows Americans Are Redefining The “Good Life”
Landmark Research Shows Americans Are Redefining The “Good Life”

2 years ago - In spite of a chaotic political arena, a majority of Americans share the view that The Good Life is defined by connections to people and planet more than by material wealth and consumption. Furthermore, Americans are looking to brands to take the lead in showing them how they can make a more fulfilling life according to a US study of 1,000 adults 18+ conducted in April 2017. The Enabling the Good Life Report from Sustainable Brands and Harris Poll released today shows the dramatic shift in American attitudes and reflects a gap between people’s new aspirations and the ways business responds.

Brand Advocacy vs Aspiration in the New Era
Brand Advocacy vs Aspiration in the New Era

2 years ago - When it seems that corporate America has seized control of our government, of our society, it can be hard to wake up every day excited to go to work. Trust in brands has never been lower. Expectations have never been higher. Yes, corporations may have unprecedented power under the new administration, but like never before, consumers are calling out brands for their values. It seems there’s no middle ground and there’s no place to hide. In a world that’s increasingly volatile and transparent, humans will decide whether brands live or die.

Coalition Calls on Fashion Industry to Adopt Transparency Pledge
Coalition Calls on Fashion Industry to Adopt Transparency Pledge

2 years ago - Human Rights Watch is calling on the fashion industry to adopt and carry out the Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Transparency Pledge. The organization contacted 72 apparel companies, asking them to publish information identifying the factories that produce their goods, addressing a key obstacle to rooting out abusive labor practices across the industry and helping to prevent disasters such as the Rana Plaza collapse.

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EILEEN FISHER, Patagonia, Target Join Committee to Advance Sustainable Artisan Supply Chains
EILEEN FISHER, Patagonia, Target Join Committee to Advance Sustainable Artisan Supply Chains

2 years ago - Nest, a New York-based nonprofit focused on creating a better life for workers in the cottage industry, has announced the formation of the Nest Artisan Advancement Steering Committee, a coalition of heavy hitters in fashion and home design committed to addressing sustainability issues impacting the global community of homeworkers and artisans.

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