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BetterWorld's 'Phone for Phone' Mobile Service Combines Affordable Plans, Social Impact
BetterWorld's 'Phone for Phone' Mobile Service Combines Affordable Plans, Social Impact

8 years ago - Socially conscious mobile provider BetterWorld Wireless, in collaboration with Sprint, today launches its Phone for PhoneTM mobile service, which will provide digital access to people in need by donating a mobile device for every qualified new US mobile customer.

Warby Parker, Architecture for Humanity Offering 'Good Design from the Foundation Up'
Warby Parker, Architecture for Humanity Offering 'Good Design from the Foundation Up'

8 years ago - “Buy a Pair, Give a Pair” eyeglass brand Warby Parker has teamed up with San Francisco-based design nonprofit Architecture for Humanity (AFH) on a limited-edition set of two AFH-designed frames, inspired by architects' appreciation for innovative design and durable construction, according to AFH.Warby Parker says the two collaboration frames, Aslin and Fowler, are inspired by an appreciation for streamlined angles and durable materials — the company says it paired Japanese titanium to its signature acetate for extra durability.

How to Redefine Capitalism-as-Usual (or 8 Steps to Becoming a Truly Sustainable Brand)
How to Redefine Capitalism-as-Usual (or 8 Steps to Becoming a Truly Sustainable Brand)

8 years ago - When Patagonia launched its Responsible Economy campaign last fall, VP of Environmental Initiatives Rick Ridgeway eloquently summed up the ‘elephant in the room’ of capitalism: Growth is not sustainable. Ridgeway accepts that evolving from our current economic system will be especially challenging for larger companies with insatiable IPOs, but I’d like to share some ways it not only can be done but is being done.1. CSRCorporate social responsibility has been a fantastic gateway for newcomers to sustainable business values, allowing a brand to better understand its impacts and act as a baseline to refer back to over time.

How to Save Up to 3,000 Lives a Day. With Soap.
How to Save Up to 3,000 Lives a Day. With Soap.

8 years ago - “More than 24,000 children die every day from preventable causes. One in eight of those deaths could be prevented with soap and clean water. You buy. Together, we give. It starts today.” — From SoapBox Soaps' crowdfunding video.Founded in 2010 by David Simnick and Daniel Doll, SoapBox Soaps was created around a simple idea, “Soap Equals Hope,” and a powerful business model dictating that for every purchase made, SoapBox Soaps will donate a bar of soap, a year of vitamins (with partner, Vitamin Angels) or a month’s supply of clean water (with partner RainCatcher) to a child in need.

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Keurig Green Mountain Pledges $11M to NGOs Working to Solve Global Water Crisis
Keurig Green Mountain Pledges $11M to NGOs Working to Solve Global Water Crisis

8 years ago - Just a week after the release of its most recent sustainability report — complete with new 2020 targets, including providing access to clean water to a million people worldwide — and just in time for World Water Day, Keurig Green Mountain (KGM), has announced a multi-faceted effort to address the long-term, interconnected challenges of the global water crisis, starting with a commitment of $11 million to support leading NGOs working to promote water security around the world.

Keurig Green Mountain's 2020 Targets Address Company's Biggest Sustainability Challenges
Keurig Green Mountain's 2020 Targets Address Company's Biggest Sustainability Challenges

8 years ago - Keurig Green Mountain's ninth annual Sustainability Report, released today, reveals progress on the company’s 2013 initiatives, and also announces the company's ambitious new 2020 targets with a focus on three main practice areas: Resilient Supply Chain, Sustainable Products, and Thriving People and Communities.

TOMS' New Roasting Company Providing 'Coffee for You, Water for All'
TOMS' New Roasting Company Providing 'Coffee for You, Water for All'

8 years ago - On Tuesday at SXSW Interactive in Austin, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie announced the launch of TOMS Roasting Company, and the grand opening of its first location, in Austin.“We’re super excited about it. It allows us to enter a totally new industry and allows us to really work on economic development impact, as well as being able to give water to people around the world — something I’ve been passionate about for a long time,” Mycoskie told USA Today.

Food, Clothing and Jobs – Oh, My! 6 More Startups Helping to Resuscitate Detroit
Food, Clothing and Jobs – Oh, My! 6 More Startups Helping to Resuscitate Detroit

8 years ago - In Detroit, a host of mission-driven entrepreneurs and nonprofits are finding innovative ways to serve the embattled city’s underserved communities, starting by meeting their most basic needs for food, clothing, cleanliness and employment (See part one for five more startups that are helping to revitalize Detroit):

More than 70 Mainstream Brands Now Taking Part in Collaborative Economy
More than 70 Mainstream Brands Now Taking Part in Collaborative Economy

9 years ago - I have been leading a research effort to understand the impacts of the growing Collaborative Economy trend. In case you are new to the collaborative economy, there's an unstoppable wave of people trading, renting and borrowing all kinds of services and goods. The disruptive impacts to brands are potentially very high. Consumers are already buying and trading among themselves, often without purchasing items directly from the brands themselves. Companies that don't pay attention to this trend are leaving themselves in a state of risk, as technology and society continue to quickly innovate.

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Blake Mycoskie Joins The B Team
Blake Mycoskie Joins The B Team

9 years ago - The B Team announced today that Blake Mycoskie — entrepreneur, author, and founder/CEO of TOMS Shoes — is the latest recruit to join its ranks. Mycoskie becomes the youngest member of The B Team and will lend his unique, entrepreneurial perspective on the future of business to the team and its work.

New COMMON Marketplace Allows You to Buy ‘Nothing’
New COMMON Marketplace Allows You to Buy ‘Nothing’

9 years ago - Imagine a marketplace where you can buy — or not buy — products and services that accelerate social innovation by redefining the capitalist narrative; a place where you can purchase or sell “goods for good” from companies or to consumers around the world. Look no further come February 12, when the COMMON Marketplace makes its official debut.Developed by COMMON, the world’s first “collaborative brand” made up of a community of creative and business professionals, the organization says the new online marketplace is a place where “goods for good” can be bought and sold. In order to sell on the Marketplace, companies must apply and meet a set of design, sustainability and collaborative criteria.

TOMS Shoes Creates Home for Imitators with New TOMS Marketplace
TOMS Shoes Creates Home for Imitators with New TOMS Marketplace

9 years ago - TOMS Shoes, which has helped provide shoes for children in need around the worldwide with its One for One® model, helped spearhead the burgeoning movement of social entrepreneurs creating similar business models based on addressing a problem while making a profit.But instead of admonishing or suing his growing contingent of imitators, TOMS founder and chief shoe giver Blake Mycoskie has applauded them, and now has taken his support one step further with the launch today of the new TOMS Marketplace.

Bombas Socks' One-for-One Model Helping to Warm Feet — and Hearts
Bombas Socks' One-for-One Model Helping to Warm Feet — and Hearts

9 years ago - New York-based startup Bombas Socks is poised to revolutionize the sock industry while spreading its message of pushing yourself to “Bee Better.”Two years ago, after learning that socks are the more requested clothing item at homeless shelters, founders David Heath and Randy Goldberg decided to create a company based on the TOMS shoes plan: One for One.Not only did Heath and Goldberg plan that for every pair of socks sold, they would donate one to a person in need, they knew that they needed to create the perfect sock. With all the new designs in the apparel industry in the past couple of decades, socks have pretty much stayed the same; they are more or less an afterthought. Heath and Goldberg worked to create a sock to “look better, feel better and perform better.”

Sustainability Ideas Must Be 'Made to Stick'
Sustainability Ideas Must Be 'Made to Stick'

9 years ago - Calls to shake up the sustainability community seem to be becoming increasingly frequent — the latest that I’ve read coming from the State of the World 2013 Report. With a warning that sustainability is in need of a “dramatic reboot,” it suggests a failure to deliver on the wealth of opportunities being promised.

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Sustain Condoms: How a Father-Daughter Duo Plan to Transform a Toxic Industry
Sustain Condoms: How a Father-Daughter Duo Plan to Transform a Toxic Industry

9 years ago - Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, and his daughter Meika are extending the ethos and ethics of the pioneering sustainable care products brand to the world’s first sustainable condom, carrying the slogan, "Do what's natural." Toxin-free, fair trade Sustain condoms are made in India and are set to be in stores by January 2014 — the first product from the father-daughter team behind Hollender Sustainable Brands.

Winner of 2012 EthicMark® Awards Announced at Conference in London
Winner of 2012 EthicMark® Awards Announced at Conference in London

10 years ago - London -- November 28, 2012 – The winners of the 2012 EthicMark® Awards for advertising that “uplifts the human spirit and society” were announced today at the Sustainable Brands London conference, a gathering of sustainable brand innovators and thought leaders from around the world.TOMS won in the for-profit category for its video, “One Day without Shoes 2012 Trailer,” which builds on its business model of giving one pair of new shoes to a person in need for each pair sold. “One Day without Shoes” encourages people to go barefoot for a day to raise awareness about the less fortunate.

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