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#BusinessCase: Research Finds Hotels Saved $7 for Every $1 Invested in Cutting Food Waste
#BusinessCase: Research Finds Hotels Saved $7 for Every $1 Invested in Cutting Food Waste

BUSINESS CASE - In a first-of-its-kind analysis for the hotel industry, food waste reduction programs were shown to be effective and financially beneficial. The research – which was conducted on behalf of Champions 12.3 – studied the costs and benefits of reducing food waste for 42 hotel sites across 15 countries. Over a three-year period, nearly every site realized a positive return on its investment; on average, hotels saved $7 in operating costs for every $1 they had spent on the programs.

Startup Allows Neighbors to Generate Returns Through Investments in Their Community
Startup Allows Neighbors to Generate Returns Through Investments in Their Community

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - “A lot of people want to participate in Detroit’s recovery, but unfortunately, they feel that because they’re not a billionaire, millionaire, celebrity or politician, they feel they can’t,” Kwaku Osei told Fast Company.

Q&A: Dr. John Izzo on Creating Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good
Q&A: Dr. John Izzo on Creating Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good

WALKING THE TALK - Good products and profits have long been the hallmark of successful businesses, but in a shifting economic landscape these traditional metrics no longer hold up, as consumers, employees and investors are increasingly looking to corporations to act on environmental and social issues. So how can businesses succeed in an age of disruption?

UK Sustainability Sector Outstrips National Average for Job Satisfaction, Pay, Growth
UK Sustainability Sector Outstrips National Average for Job Satisfaction, Pay, Growth

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Last week, new analysis from B Corp determined that companies using business as a force for good outperform those who don’t. Now, a study from the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), an international professional body for environmental practitioners, has revealed that sustainability professionals report higher job satisfaction than the UK average.

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Social Purpose Imperative in Business Triggers Capitalism’s New Zeitgeist
Social Purpose Imperative in Business Triggers Capitalism’s New Zeitgeist

BUSINESS CASE - Welcome to the tipping point of capitalism. At a time defined by political scandals, nuclear threats, and turbulence on Wall Street, business is society’s unlikeliest hero. A series of watershed statements, reports and initiatives from some of the world’s most well-known capitalists is heralding a new zeitgeist, during which businesses are expected to exist to benefit society — not just shareholders.

Tesco, Nestlé Poised to Benefit Most from Impending Plant-Based Protein Surge
Tesco, Nestlé Poised to Benefit Most from Impending Plant-Based Protein Surge

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A shift in consumer awareness around sustainability is causing a surge in demand for plant-based proteins — an emerging market opportunity that global food companies won’t want to miss.

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Workplace Learning
3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Workplace Learning

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - My uncle once claimed he could magically tell you the day of the week if you gave him any calendar date (day, month and year). He said he could visually see the answer in his head and swore he didn’t have any quick calculation or trick. My father was skeptical. He bet my uncle $100 that he could develop an algorithm to do the same. The next day, my father produced a page of calculations that, lo and behold, would produce the correct answer. I was in awe; my uncle was not as impressed. But, my dad still won the money.

#BusinessCase: Report Reveals 36:1 Social ROI for Landscape-Scale Restoration
#BusinessCase: Report Reveals 36:1 Social ROI for Landscape-Scale Restoration

BUSINESS CASE - Landscape-scale restoration has the power to create a 36:1 social return on investment, according to two new reports from nonprofit Restore the Earth Foundation and Social Value International (SVI).

Wall Street’s 2018 Push for Purpose
Wall Street’s 2018 Push for Purpose

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - On Monday morning, the 8th of January, Apple’s board members had probably just recovered their iPhones from their kids, who had been using them all weekend for gaming, when they saw an open letter posted online by two of the company’s major investors. The shareholders called on Apple to take action against smartphone addiction amongst children.

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The Future of Brand Impact and How It’s Measured
The Future of Brand Impact and How It’s Measured

NEW METRICS - The new wave of conscious consumption, driven largely by millennials and Gen Z, is pushing companies to innovate around social causes.

Catalyst Credit Line: A Financial Lifeline for Pre-Profit, Sustainable Startups
Catalyst Credit Line: A Financial Lifeline for Pre-Profit, Sustainable Startups

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Young, sustainable companies have it tough. With all that excitement and idealism in building a new company comes a mountain of obstacles to overcome. But for purpose-driven companies pursuing opportunities that also create impact, that risk/reward ratio may be even higher.

25 C40 Cities Commit to Become Carbon Neutral by 2050
25 C40 Cities Commit to Become Carbon Neutral by 2050

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Just weeks after 12 C40 mayors signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration in an effort to curb air pollution and improve the quality of life for urban dwellers while tackling climate change, the mayors of 25 pioneering cities have pledged to develop and begin implementing more ambitious climate action plans by 2020 to deliver emissions-neutral and climate-resilient cities by 2050.

#BusinessCase: Report Reveals 11:1 ROI for Remanufacturing-Focused Business Models
#BusinessCase: Report Reveals 11:1 ROI for Remanufacturing-Focused Business Models

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Earthshine, a consultancy and think tank focused on business and economic transformation, and remanufacturing company Norsk Ombruk have released a new business case white paper demonstrating how remanufacturing within a circular economy can deliver a wide range of benefits for society, environment and economy.

Accenture Competitive Agility Index: Sustainability Could Unlock $1B for Auto, Industrial Companies
Accenture Competitive Agility Index: Sustainability Could Unlock $1B for Auto, Industrial Companies

NEW METRICS - Interdependent business strategies are better poised to compete in future markets than those that boast one-dimensional strategies, according to new Accenture research.

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Standing Up for The Science of Sustainability
Standing Up for The Science of Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Yes, science matters. It sure is refreshing and motivating to see the herds of public and private leaders standing up for science. These leaders are the ones that are getting the data necessary to make good decisions for their business, brands and stakeholders as well as for the global citizen. These are the forward-thinking leaders who are building resilience. These are the leaders that are creating a sustainability revolution. 

What is your water risk?
What is your water risk?

PRESS RELEASE - For companies, direct water costs generally represent a marginal expense which can sideline any decisions to invest in better water resource management. If we compare the risks related to water and energy, an investment to improve energy efficiency would allow for a quick and significant return on investment while reducing environmental impacts; however, investing in better water management, generally leads to higher OPEX without a direct financial benefit.

GM Earns ENERGY STAR® Award for Environmental Leadership
GM Earns ENERGY STAR® Award for Environmental Leadership

PRESS RELEASE - DETROIT — General Motors earned the 2017 EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. GM’s commitment to reducing energy intensity saved $73 million in energy costs last year and avoided 388,000 metric tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to the electricity use of 57,000 U.S. homes.

#BusinessCase: Report Finds 14:1 ROI for Companies That Reduce Food Waste
#BusinessCase: Report Finds 14:1 ROI for Companies That Reduce Food Waste

WASTE NOT - As has been much discussed here at Sustainable Brands, roughly a third of all food produced in the world is never eaten, which has tremendous economic, social and environmental consequences.

When the Board Is on Board: Steering the Organization Towards Sustainability Leadership
When the Board Is on Board: Steering the Organization Towards Sustainability Leadership

LEADERSHIP - Boards are the last great sustainability frontier. They set the sustainability tone at the top, which then cascades throughout the company. It is essential for boards of directors to be engaged in the sustainability agenda. They define the long-term view, anticipating and addressing risks from social and environmental impacts. Progressive boards recruit and incentivize leaders to build sustainability into the company’s business model and value chains. And now that the sustainability ROI has been proven, sustainability has become part of the board’s fiduciary responsibility.

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#BusinessCase: How Companies Are Redefining the Source of Business Value
#BusinessCase: How Companies Are Redefining the Source of Business Value

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - According to a new Pure Strategies study, several billion was earned in 2015 from the sustainability efforts of 153 survey respondents, signaling a new way of defining sources of business value. Taking inspiration from sustainability’s positive performance, companies should position their programs to generate the greatest business benefits and to measure and celebrate the gains.

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