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Consumer Collaboration Investment: The Communispace Client Index vs. the S&P 500
Consumer Collaboration Investment: The Communispace Client Index vs. the S&P 500

COLLABORATION - Introducing the Communispace Client Index — an index designed to track the stock market performance of our top 25 clients (i.e., those clients investing the most in consumer collaboration) against the S&P 500. Our nerd-o-licious intent was to see if our clients — companies who are engaged in an ongoing collaborative relationship with their consumers — are doing any better than the rest of the companies out there.The Index by no means shows causality between our work and the share performance of any given company. However, it does say some pretty interesting things:

RecycleForce Keeps Electronic Waste Out of Landfills and Ex-Felons Out of Prison
RecycleForce Keeps Electronic Waste Out of Landfills and Ex-Felons Out of Prison

WASTE NOT - Since 2006, Indianapolis-based RecycleForce has paid over $10 million in wages and employed 650 ex-felons to recycle over 20 million pounds of electronic waste. The non-profit social enterprise has a dual mission: to help people coming out of prison successfully transition back into civil society, and to keep as much electronic waste as possible out of Indiana’s landfills. RecycleForce deconstructs electronic waste and other recyclables provided by residents and corporate partners, separates the reusable materials, and disposes of the waste safely and cleanly.

Remade in the USA: A Conversation with Designer Shannon South
Remade in the USA: A Conversation with Designer Shannon South

WASTE NOT - In the world of sustainable fashion, few designers are pulling off the business model with as much style and substance as Shannon South. BBMG’s proprietary community of Aspirational consumers, The Collective, recently partnered with Shannon for the Remake My Leather Challenge, and we sat down with her to discuss what makes Shannon’s line, Remade USA, different from other sustainably designed product lines.How did you get started as a handbag designer?

The Easiest Choice in the World: Using Innovation to Help Every Customer Be More Sustainable
The Easiest Choice in the World: Using Innovation to Help Every Customer Be More Sustainable

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Since its launch in 2010, the Eco Rating scheme that Forum for the Future created with Telefónica UK/O2 has been helping consumers make more sustainable handset choices, whether they like it or not.

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Sustainable Travel Leadership Network Releases Tool To Help Destinations Assess, Improve Sustainability
Sustainable Travel Leadership Network Releases Tool To Help Destinations Assess, Improve Sustainability

MARKETING AND COMMS - Last week, the Sustainable Travel Leadership Network (STLN), a group of leading companies from major travel industry sectors united to share knowledge on responsible tourism, unveiled a new tool to help the travel industry make informed decisions on investments in destination development.

Efficiency Exchange Leading 'Charge' To Improve Supply Chain Sustainability from the Ground Up
Efficiency Exchange Leading 'Charge' To Improve Supply Chain Sustainability from the Ground Up

SUPPLY CHAIN - In the final week leading up to the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) finals on June 5th, where the runner-up will be decided via live online public vote, we will feature daily articles introducing our semi-finalists. Today, meet Efficiency Exchange.

New Earth Launches Online Tool to Analyze Supply Chain Social Conditions
New Earth Launches Online Tool to Analyze Supply Chain Social Conditions

SUPPLY CHAIN - Non-profit New Earth has released a new online portal to help supply chain stakeholders to better manage social responsibility issues and create incentives to collaborate and drive progress.

Kellogg Is Latest Company To Adopt GreenBlue's How2Recycle Label
Kellogg Is Latest Company To Adopt GreenBlue's How2Recycle Label

MARKETING AND COMMS - This week, GreenBlue announced the successful completion of the soft launch phase of its How2Recycle labeling system, and the addition of The Kellogg Company to the 11 other brands already using the label.

European Leaders Call for Wasteful Goods To Be 'Taken Off Market'
European Leaders Call for Wasteful Goods To Be 'Taken Off Market'

WASTE NOT - This post first appeared on edie.net on December 17, 2012.

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TerraCycle To Launch Upcycling Program for Disposable Diapers
TerraCycle To Launch Upcycling Program for Disposable Diapers

WASTE NOT - TerraCycle, the New Jersey-based company that specializes in upcycling waste packaging into durable consumer products, will soon launch a program for disposable diapers, according to Waste & Recycling News.Ernie Simpson, global vice president of research and development for Terracycle, says the company is 90 percent finished with the development of a continuous process for collecting, sterilizing and processing used diapers. Certain parts of the diaper will be compostable, and the remaining materials will be upcycled into plastic lumber, pallets and outdoor furniture.

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