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Fortune’s Most Admired Companies Include Sustainable Brands Corporate Members
Fortune’s Most Admired Companies Include Sustainable Brands Corporate Members

1 year ago - Fortune has named 12 Sustainable Brands Members to its 2018 list of Worlds Most Admired Companies. The list ranks companies based on their reputation among business leaders, and is gathered through surveys with executives across more than 50 industries. Executives are asked to name companies that they admire, both inside and outside of their industry. Companies are assessed on nine attributes, including innovation, people management, use of assets, social responsibility, management quality, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness.

Sustainable Value Chains & Blockchain: Practical Applications
Sustainable Value Chains & Blockchain: Practical Applications

1 year ago - Blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has certainly earned its space as one of the most talked-about topics of 2017. Regardless of whether one views these new 'currencies' as an investment opportunity or bubble waiting to burst, the underlying technology has already demonstrated the ability to rapidly and dramatically alter markets, and many in the sustainability sector are asking — and experimenting with — what will come next.

Purpose After Polman: How the Poster Child for Purpose Paved the Way for Future Leadership
Purpose After Polman: How the Poster Child for Purpose Paved the Way for Future Leadership

1 year ago - Last month, when news broke that Unilever would begin the search for Paul Polman’s successor, it sent shockwaves through the business world. As the poster child for Purpose in business, what would this mean for the future of businesses that aim to grow while prioritizing sustainability?

IBM, Walmart, JD Harness Blockchain Tech to Improve Food Transparency, Safety in China
IBM, Walmart, JD Harness Blockchain Tech to Improve Food Transparency, Safety in China

1 year ago - IBM has announced that it is teaming up with Walmart, JD.com and Tsinghua University National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies to launch a Blockchain Food Safety Alliance to enhance food tracking, traceability and safety in China.

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Provenance Partners with Unilever, Sainsbury’s, Banks, to Aid Smallholder Farmers
Provenance Partners with Unilever, Sainsbury’s, Banks, to Aid Smallholder Farmers

1 year ago - Provenance is leading a new collaboration of fintech startups to test whether blockchain technology can help unlock financial incentives that improve transparency and sustainability in agricultural supply chains.

More Gifts That Keep on Giving: Sustainable Brands' 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
More Gifts That Keep on Giving: Sustainable Brands' 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

1 year ago - Sustainable products geeks rejoice, for 'tis once again the season of giving! And what better way to celebrate and participate than with gifts whose buying and giving creates more cheer, health, beauty and financial stability while eliminating waste, pollution and carbon emissions around the world? Here are just a few of our favorite discoveries this year of products we'd be proud to give. Waste Not You know we’re big fans of upcycling, here at SB! Here are just a few of the waste-turned-products we loved this year:

Unilever Brings Sustainable Beauty to the Masses with Love Beauty and Planet Line
Unilever Brings Sustainable Beauty to the Masses with Love Beauty and Planet Line

1 year ago - Just one month after the launch of its new natural personal care product line ApotheCARE Essentials, Unilever has rolled out yet another responsible beauty brand: Love Beauty and Planet. And it’s kind of a big deal — unlike ApotheCARE Essentials, which has a limited distribution, LBP is being launched on a large scale.

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

1 year 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.

Third Year of REI's #OptOutside Movement Gives the Power to the People
Third Year of REI's #OptOutside Movement Gives the Power to the People

1 year ago - With the launch of its #OptOutside campaign in 2015, REI set a new precedent in retail, shuttering its stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, giving its employees a paid day off and – on a day that has come to represent consumerism at its most extreme – encouraging staff and consumers alike to forgo the shopping frenzy in favor of the great outdoors. The move epitomized the company’s ethos and kickstarted a movement to drive positive behavior change and impacts.

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#NewMetrics, Day 3: Digging Even Deeper Into Next-Generation Impact Metrics
#NewMetrics, Day 3: Digging Even Deeper Into Next-Generation Impact Metrics

1 year ago - Live Well San Diego: A visionary partnership to define and measure 10 quality-of-life metrics By Anna Shugoll

Toilet Board Coalition Rallies Global Businesses Around Sanitation Economy
Toilet Board Coalition Rallies Global Businesses Around Sanitation Economy

1 year ago - According to the World Health Organization (WTO) 1 in 3 people don’t have access to a clean and safe toilet. The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), along with LIXIL Group Corporation (LIXIL) - a manufacturer of building materials, Firmenich and Kimberly-Clark are working together to transform sanitation systems into a smart, sustainable and revenue-generating economy.

Unilever Enters Natural Beauty Space with Launch of ApotheCARE Essentials
Unilever Enters Natural Beauty Space with Launch of ApotheCARE Essentials

1 year ago - After recently receiving straight A’s on CDP’s A-List for its approach to climate change, water and deforestation, consumer goods giant Unilever is making moves to expand its portfolio of natural care hair and skincare offerings. The new line of products will target the growing number of consumers seeking more natural, responsible personal care products.

150 Companies, NGOs Call for Global Ban on Oxo-Degradable Plastic Packaging
150 Companies, NGOs Call for Global Ban on Oxo-Degradable Plastic Packaging

1 year ago - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative has published a statement calling for a ban on oxo-degradable plastic packaging, as evidence emerges linking the material to the mounting microplastics problem.

SB'17 Copenhagen, Day 3: Moving Forward on an Even More Positive Note
SB'17 Copenhagen, Day 3: Moving Forward on an Even More Positive Note

1 year ago - From empowerment, optimism and sustainability in space to a whole strategy designed to ‘Make It Better,’ SB’17 Copenhagen rounded out with a host of speakers espousing positivity as a key component of the change that purpose-driven brands are aiming to create in the world. Compensating for your environmental impact has never been easier by Marius Cortsen

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Sustainable Brands Allures Global Brand Leaders to Copenhagen Conference
Sustainable Brands Allures Global Brand Leaders to Copenhagen Conference

1 year ago - BASF, Danone, SC Johnson, UPS and others share research, tools and insights at SB’17 Copenhagen  

Giving business a leg up for effective water stewardship
Giving business a leg up for effective water stewardship

1 year ago - “To sustain their business, companies need to better understand the costs and opportunities of effective water resource management”, stresses Quantis water expert Jean-Baptiste Bayart. Ahead of the AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum, Quantis shares its experience working with major industrial players over the last 10 years, laying out key hurdles and potential solutions for companies to adopt water stewardship.

23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado
23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado

1 year ago - Soy and beef production have played significant roles in the exploitation of the Amazonian rainforest, but the rollout of regulations to protect these precious natural resources have had unexpected consequences, driving these activities into regions that have largely been left untouched, such as Brazil’s Cerrado, a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of 2 million square kilometers.

Unilever, L’Oréal Raise the Bar on Corporate Climate Action, Topping CDP's A-List
Unilever, L’Oréal Raise the Bar on Corporate Climate Action, Topping CDP's A-List

1 year ago - Global environmental disclosure platform CDP has released the results of its annual tracker of how the largest, most environmentally impactful companies are responding to climate change.

Dow Provides Solutions and Education to Promote Healthy Living through Handwashing
Dow Provides Solutions and Education to Promote Healthy Living through Handwashing

2 years ago - More than one million people are killed by water, sanitation and hygiene-related disease each year.1 One of the most effective and affordable ways to prevent the transmission of disease is through handwashing with soap. This is why Dow Home & Personal Care – a business unit of DowDuPont Materials Science Division – has made it a priority to promote healthy handwashing with its innovations and support of Global Handwashing Day, Oct. 15.

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Soap, suds and saving lives
Soap, suds and saving lives

2 years ago - Mission: making cleanliness commonplace In 1894, Unilever’s co-founder William Lever started selling soap. His purpose was a simple one. It wasn’t to get rich. It was this: to help make cleanliness commonplace and bring hygiene, and thereby health, to the masses. That central goal remains the same today, says Kartik Chandrasekhar, Lifebuoy’s Global Brand Vice President. “We genuinely come to work wanting to help people. For us, it’s this guiding purpose that motivates us." The importance of soap as a tool for public health cannot be underestimated. Around the world diarrhoea and pneumonia – the two most common diseases transmitted by unclean hands – still kill an estimated 1.4 million children every year.

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