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Speaking AND Listening: The Key to Effective Stakeholder Communications
Speaking AND Listening: The Key to Effective Stakeholder Communications

MARKETING AND COMMS - Fostering a two-way, inclusive dialogue with stakeholders is key to the success of corporate sustainability programs. But developing a communications strategy that delivers the transparency stakeholders demand, in an engaging, enriching way, is challenging.

Spotlight on Five Tales of Sustainability Storytelling Success
Spotlight on Five Tales of Sustainability Storytelling Success

MARKETING AND COMMS - Businesses worldwide are exploring the growing potential of storytelling to engage their audiences with complex social and environmental issues, inspire behaviour change and enhance brand reputation.

Groundbreaking Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs
Groundbreaking Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The multitude of social and environmental challenges we face — both locally and globally — presents countless opportunities for new approaches and business models to rise to the fore. All over the world, mission-driven entrepreneurs are bringing fresh, disruptive innovations to market in response to some of these challenges. Here are some of our favorites, each of which represents a different game-changing idea that has the potential to dramatically shift the market, and the world, in which they operate.

What Is Sustainable Packaging?
What Is Sustainable Packaging?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Welcome to Sustainable Brands' Issue in Focus on sustainable packaging!

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Communicating Sustainability at Maersk Line: Striking a Balance Between Silence and Greenwashing
Communicating Sustainability at Maersk Line: Striking a Balance Between Silence and Greenwashing

MARKETING AND COMMS - Maersk Line has traditionally not been known for its sustainability efforts. Why? Well, because the company used to have a habit of hardly communicating anything externally. Previously, there had been little perceived need for communicating — and this combined with a strong value around humbleness kept the company quiet.

The Upcycle: Beyond Cradle to Cradle
The Upcycle: Beyond Cradle to Cradle

WASTE NOT - William McDonough & Michael Braungart’s newest book, The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability — Designing for Abundance, is an updated version of their manifesto Cradle to Cradle, published over a decade ago. The Upcycle goes one step beyond the t

Back to the Roots Growing Food Education, Reducing Waste Thanks to Smart Design
Back to the Roots Growing Food Education, Reducing Waste Thanks to Smart Design

WASTE NOT - Each 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 at SB '13, we will feature an article on one of our SBIO semi-finalists. This week, we re-introduce you to local innovators Back to the Roots. There’s nothing like attractive design for turning people on to something new and unusual.

The Next Big Leap: Keys to a More Proactive, Creative and Brand-Branding Sustainability Strategy
The Next Big Leap: Keys to a More Proactive, Creative and Brand-Branding Sustainability Strategy

MARKETING AND COMMS - No matter how often it happens, when a new idea or insight opens up entirely new pathways and possibilities in our minds, there’s always a sense of exhilaration.

What Chief Sustainability Officers Can Learn from Screenwriting
What Chief Sustainability Officers Can Learn from Screenwriting

MARKETING AND COMMS - If all the world’s a stage, according to Bill Shakespeare, then one needs to look no further than the c-suite for some of its highest drama. A new, fairly misunderstood protagonist has entered this mercurial world where survival typically goes to the fittest Machiavellian mind.

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Emotion Is Currency: A Five-Point Plan for Effective Sustainability Communications
Emotion Is Currency: A Five-Point Plan for Effective Sustainability Communications

MARKETING AND COMMS - "How will it deliver value?" is a commonly heard response to a proposal for a new sustainability communications campaign.Behind this innocent little phrase is a dangerous assumption that sustainability communications is a separate strand of activity with a message aimed at a hypothetical audience segment of 'greens.'

An Argument for New Ideas in Storytelling, Not Just Better Stories
An Argument for New Ideas in Storytelling, Not Just Better Stories

MARKETING AND COMMS - “The world is not made of atoms, it’s made of stories.” — Muriel Rukeyser

Host of Innovative Recycling Initiatives Helping Walmart Push Toward Zero-Waste Goal
Host of Innovative Recycling Initiatives Helping Walmart Push Toward Zero-Waste Goal

WASTE NOT - How many times have you finished a meal at a restaurant and felt guilty about the amount of food left on the table? So, in order to ease your mind about the waste of food, you take your leftovers home with honest intentions of eating it later. Fast-forward to cleaning out your fridge.

Waste-Haters Unite! 'We Hate To Waste' a Strategic Resource for Consumers and Brands Alike
Waste-Haters Unite! 'We Hate To Waste' a Strategic Resource for Consumers and Brands Alike

WASTE NOT - As a seasoned green marketing professional (she literally wrote the books on it), Jacquie Ottman has made a name for herself working with companies to develop and market sustainable products sustainably.

Waste Not: Today's Most Innovative Approaches to Achieving Net Positivity
Waste Not: Today's Most Innovative Approaches to Achieving Net Positivity

WASTE NOT - Calling all innovators and implementers! Beginning in February 2013, Sustainable Brands will be publishing a new “Issues in Focus” editorial package, including daily features, interviews and case studies on how businesses are “Striving for Net Positivity.”The Issue in FocusIn nature, we do not critique abundance; rather, we celebrate it. Every by-product of every organism is used for the next process of life. Nothing is wasted — “waste” equals food.

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Let’s Value People as an Asset, and Bring Financial Statements into the 21st Century
Let’s Value People as an Asset, and  Bring Financial Statements into the 21st Century

NEW METRICS - What is your organization’s most important asset? CEOs often respond that the organization’s people are its greatest asset. But if this is true, where are people accounted for in the financial statements? Today, people are generally classified as expenses on the income statement and liabilities on the balance sheet – not as an investable asset. Thus, when CEOs seek to increase profit, they cut costs – like people – rather than investing in assets – like people – that can appreciate. What Is Your Organization’s Most Important Asset?

Rhode Island CPAs Create Pilot Program Around Sustainable Business Metrics
Rhode Island CPAs Create Pilot Program Around Sustainable Business Metrics

PRESS RELEASE - Rhode Island is a small state with big challenges - high unemployment, declining income and limited choices…. but a group of Rhode Island business thought leaders and consultants in collaboration with the Rhode Island State Society of CPAs and the Social Enterprise Organization of Rhode Island have decided it’s time for a change.

Orchestrating Movements: A New Role for Leaders
Orchestrating Movements: A New Role for Leaders

LEADERSHIP - 2011 has been a rough year for leaders. Popular revolutions toppled dictators in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya; the Occupy movement attacked corporate leaders who led us into recession; Europeans tossed government after government; and Americans watched in horror as their political leaders led the nation to the brink of default. We shook our heads as global summits failed to make any si

Thought Leadership and Sustainability: As Within, So Without
Thought Leadership and Sustainability: As Within, So Without

LEADERSHIP - The more things change, the more they stay the same. Like most clichés, this one conveys some truth, as do words attributed to ancient Greek poet Hermesianax: “As within, so without.” Those who have endured inner-work fully enough to enjoy the outward results will attest that self-awareness leads to empowerment, which in turn leads to voice. Leadership, expressed thro

Three Ways to Develop Your Inner Leadership (and Why Leaders of Sustainable Brands Should Care)
Three Ways to Develop Your Inner Leadership  (and Why Leaders of Sustainable Brands Should Care)

LEADERSHIP - Whether you are a business leader or a MapQuest user, knowing where you are and where you want to go is important. But if you’re a leader of a sustainable brand, this is only the beginning. Who you are at your core now counts more than ever.

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(Leadership) Change of Heart
(Leadership) Change of Heart

LEADERSHIP - I did not think about it before sitting down this evening (January 16, 2012), but to write about leadership on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is to feel one’s own limitations.

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