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Timberland Wardrobe Values Survey Uncovers Consumer Eco-Fashion Behaviors
Timberland Wardrobe Values Survey Uncovers Consumer Eco-Fashion Behaviors

PRESS RELEASE - In a world motivated by social cred and “likes,” it comes as no surprise that U.S. consumers on average spend roughly $250 a month on clothes, shoes and accessories. But what you might not expect is that men not only outspend women when it comes to their closet (spending an average of $310.50 per month on their wardrobe, compared to $187.20 for women), they are also 52 percent more likely than women to say they care a lot about eco-conscious fashion. Just in time for Earth Day, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland shines a spotlight on what consumers value most when it comes to “going green” with their wardrobe.

BASF drives sustainable palm with major portfolio switch
BASF drives sustainable palm with major portfolio switch

PRESS RELEASE - BASF shifts its Personal Care portfolio and will offer palm-based specialties for the cosmetics industry exclusively as certified sustainable. The move was announced at its 3rd Palm Dialog event during the in-cosmetics global exhibition. “This is an important milestone for the cosmetics industry’s progress towards sustainable palm – and some of our customers have already made the step,” said Xavier Susterac, Senior Vice President BASF Personal Care Europe. The decision to offer palm-based specialties only as certified in line with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) ‘Mass Balance’ standard is the latest move in BASF’s initiative ‘Time for Change’.

New Evidence Suggests That Sustainability Standards Drive Action
New Evidence Suggests That Sustainability Standards Drive Action

WALKING THE TALK - New evidence suggests that sustainability standards are drivers of the adoption and improvement of corporate practices. Its welcome news following CDP’s recent examination of the gap between corporate intentions and action on tackling climate-related risks.

Competitors Agree: GHG Action Along Supply Chains Is Good for Business
Competitors Agree: GHG Action Along Supply Chains Is Good for Business

BUSINESS CASE - Extreme weather events cost the global economy a record $320 billion in 2017. Food systems are experiencing more shocks than ever before, yet they also cause about one quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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P&G Smashes 2020 Goals, Raises the Bar with 'Ambition 2030'
P&G Smashes 2020 Goals, Raises the Bar with 'Ambition 2030'

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The Procter & Gamble Company today announced it has achieved many of its 2020 environmental sustainability goals, has plans in place to meet the rest and has established new, broad-reaching goals for 2030.

About the Clout: Pro-Sustainability Businesses Lobby For Greater Good
About the Clout: Pro-Sustainability Businesses Lobby For Greater Good

WALKING THE TALK - Increasingly, businesses are using their clout to influence governments to advance a fair, inclusive and sustainable society and position their business for success. They recognize that government leadership is essential to develop progressive economic, social and environmental public policy to realize a future in which business and society can prosper.

Why Sustainability Is the Future of the Chemical Industry
Why Sustainability Is the Future of the Chemical Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - By 2020, the market for “green” chemistry is expected to reach $100 billion globally, with North America seeing an increase from $3 billion to over $20 billion during the same period. This growth, essential to the future of our planet, is a sign that the industry is engaged in much-needed change. Today, 8.3 percent of all deaths and 5.7 percent of the total burden of disease worldwide are related to chemical exposure.

Canadian SMEs Leading the Way in Sustainability, But Limited by Capacity
Canadian SMEs Leading the Way in Sustainability, But Limited by Capacity

LEADERSHIP - New research from the University of Waterloo suggests that small businesses have enormous potential to advance sustainability in Canada. 86% of SMEs surveyed think that sustainability is important, and more than half have taken steps to make their practices more socially and environmentally-friendly.

Q&A: Fuji Xerox on the Circular Approach That Redefined Its Business
Q&A: Fuji Xerox on the Circular Approach That Redefined Its Business

WASTE NOT - Long before concepts such as future-fit and circular became buzzwords, Fuji Xerox was already busy redefining business as usual and demonstrating the opportunities to be harnessed by embracing a more sustainable, resource-efficient business model.

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​Eastman Recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the Seventh Time
​Eastman Recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the Seventh Time

PRESS RELEASE - Eastman is proud to announce that it received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continually advancing leadership in energy management throughout the company and associated communities. This marks Eastman’s seventh ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award and fifth Sustained Excellence recognition. Eastman’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.

Ford: A Measure of Progress
Ford: A Measure of Progress

CLEANTECH - In Henry Ford’s day, there was no term for environmentalist. But he had a goal of zero waste to landfill, just as we do today, based on his belief that nothing should be wasted. Those values still hold true at Ford. Currently, conversation is underway on setting the near-term standards for fuel economy. It is a critical one for all of us who care about the environment and our customers, and we all need to work together to ensure there is a win on both fronts.

Humana Foundation Addressing Root Causes to Create Improved and Sustained Positive Health Outcomes
Humana Foundation Addressing Root Causes to Create Improved and Sustained Positive Health Outcomes

PRESS RELEASE - The Humana Foundation, philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) for the past 37 years, today announced the details of its planned health-focused community investing work for 2018 in its headquarters hometown of Louisville, Ky., as well as in seven additional communities where the foundation intends to make significant community investments this year. Strategic Community Investments in ‘Bold Goal’ communities

AT&T Named to NAFE’s 2018 Companies for Executive Women
AT&T Named to NAFE’s 2018 Companies for Executive Women

PRESS RELEASE - At AT&T, we know that we only succeed when all of our people can reach their full potential. That’s why we are passionately committed to ensuring our company leads on gender equality and empowering women at all levels. It’s smart business. And now that has earned us a spot on the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) 2018 “Top 70” – the Top 70 Companies for Executive Women. It’s our 9th time making the list. NAFE recognizes corporations and nonprofits that identify, promote, and nurture the professional growth of women. It also recognizes organizations that place women in top executive positions and empowers women throughout its ranks.

Overcoming Complexity: The Perennial Challenge in Sustainability-Led Behaviour Change
Overcoming Complexity: The Perennial Challenge in Sustainability-Led  Behaviour Change

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - We’re increasingly living in a world of purpose-led brands, as growing numbers of consumers are more interested than ever in the “big world” issues related to the products they buy, and how they use them. And yet, when it comes to the sustainability sector, we still struggle to apply some of the most basic communications principles to the issues we are trying to solve.

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Corporate Sustainability Practitioners: Roles Have Changed — Has Your Job Description?
Corporate Sustainability Practitioners: Roles Have Changed — Has Your Job Description?

LEADERSHIP - “If life were easy, it wouldn’t be difficult.” — Kermit the Frog As a sustainability professional, I am drawn to this Muppet wisdom. Over the many years I’ve worked in the field as an advisor and strategist, I’ve witnessed a slow but steady awakening on the part of organizations to the real challenges of long-term sustainability. It takes intention, commitment – and pivots.

A Measure of Progress
A Measure of Progress

PRESS RELEASE - In Henry Ford’s day, there was no term for environmentalist. But he had a goal of zero waste to landfill, just as we do today, based on his belief that nothing should be wasted. Those values still hold true at Ford. Currently, conversation is underway on setting the near-term standards for fuel economy. It is a critical one for all of us who care about the environment and our customers, and we all need to work together to ensure there is a win on both fronts. Today, our planet faces increasing challenges, the implications of which are profound: greater congestion in cities, the rise of human population, climate change and all its implications. The cost of believing it is not real is just too high.

New BillerudKorsnas environmental product declarations show greenhouse gas emissions cut by 5–19 percent
New BillerudKorsnas environmental product declarations show greenhouse gas emissions cut by 5–19 percent

PRESS RELEASE - IVL Swedish Environment Research has analysed the environmental impact of ten products from BillerudKorsnäs. The findings reveal that emissions of greenhouse gases have fallen by between 5 and 19 percent since the previous analysis in 2012. The products that have been examined are BillerudKorsnäs Artisan, Carry, Decor, Design, Flute®, Light, Liquid FC, Liquid LC, Supreme and White, and the results demonstrate that the company has succeeded in cutting the associated greenhouse gas emissions by 5–19 percent* since 2012. The majority of the reduction is attributable to cuts in the consumption of fossil fuels.

Nestle: Working towards our 2020 commitments
Nestle: Working towards our 2020 commitments

PRESS RELEASE - In 2017, Nestlé launched more than 1000 new, nutritious products and contributed to over 41,000 job and traineeship opportunities through its Nestlé Needs YOUth initiative. Furthermore, the company has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by over 30% in the last 10 years. The 2017 Nestlé in society – Creating Shared Value report (pdf, 15Mb) details the company’s progress on key commitments.

Conserving Water, Preserving Life
Conserving Water, Preserving Life

PRESS RELEASE - Knowing water is a critical resource that sustains life, Shaw takes significant measures to use it wisely. Troy Virgo, director of sustainability and product stewardship, details Shaw's commitment to conserving water and creating a better future.

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The Key to Authentic Engagement: Purpose Metrics that Matter
The Key to Authentic Engagement: Purpose Metrics that Matter

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - This is the sixth in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find links to the full series below.

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