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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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Is Your Company Truly Thinking Outside of the Box?
Is Your Company Truly Thinking Outside of the Box?

PRODUCTS AND DESIGN - Calling all designers and innovators! Beginning in May 2013, Sustainable Brands will publish a new “Issues in Focus” editorial package highlighting breakthroughs in sustainable packaging design.

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

Is Collaboration Just a Trendy Word?
Is Collaboration Just a Trendy Word?

COLLABORATION - This post first appeared on Realized Worth on February 11, 2013.

SAP Highlights Financial, Sustainability Performance in 2012 Integrated Report
SAP Highlights Financial, Sustainability Performance in 2012 Integrated Report

MARKETING AND COMMS - SAP AG today announced the SAP Integrated Report 2012, its first report that brings together the information usually shared in an annual report with the information normally contained in a sustainability report.

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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.

One World Futbol: Saving Soccer in the Developing World
One World Futbol: Saving Soccer in the Developing World

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - To prepare for this year's Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) competition, we're catching up with some of our favorite entrepreneurial ventures from competitions past ...

1) Stand Out. 2) Blend In. 3) Build Sustainable Brand.
1) Stand Out. 2) Blend In. 3) Build Sustainable Brand.

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - People like to stand out. People like to blend in. Once you understand that oxymoron, you’ll be in a much better position to build a sustainable brand.

Bringing Back the Bike: One Start-Up’s Plan To Forever Change the Commute
Bringing Back the Bike: One Start-Up’s Plan To Forever Change the Commute

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - To prepare for this year's Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) competition, we're catching up with some of our favorite entrepreneurial ventures from competitions past ...

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.

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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.

Cutting the Fluff Out of Sustainability: An Interview with Ramon Arratia
Cutting the Fluff Out of Sustainability: An Interview with Ramon Arratia

LEADERSHIP - Ramon Arratia is a sustainability director with 13 years' experience in corporate positions at companies such as Vodafone, Ericsson and, currently, Interface.

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

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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

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