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Behavior Change

The latest developments supporting a shift toward sustainable consumption, as well as specific ways brands are encouraging less wasteful behaviors.

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prAna’s Responsible Packaging Movement Aims to Foster Sea Change in Fashion

prAna’s Responsible Packaging Movement Aims to Foster Sea Change in Fashion

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Leading by example, the sustainable fashion brand has pledging to eliminate plastic from its consumer packaging by 2021, the use of Ancient and Endangered Forest by 2022, and to eliminate virgin forest fibers by 2025.

Kolster to Brands: Tout Not How Great Your Product Is, But What It Can Help People Become

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. In his new book, The Hero Trap, Thomas Kolster says rather than promoting what’s good about their company or products, brands need to shift their focus to their customers — specifically, their brand’s role in helping its customers transform their lives.

Q&A: Meet the Team Helping Brands Stay ‘Grounded’ in Their Purpose

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. NYC-based brand strategy agency Grounded is on a mission to help brands, retailers and nonprofits activate their purpose and close the stubborn consumer intent-to-action gap.

P&G Embraces Natural Climate Solutions to Achieve Global Climate Neutrality

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. The goal is to reduce its GHGs by 50%, use 100% renewable electricity at all manufacturing sites by 2030, and advance natural climate solutions to achieve carbon neutrality for the decade.

Over 400 Advertisers Show Facebook That They Won’t Tolerate Hate

In just over two weeks, the Stop Hate for Profit campaign has rallied the support of over 400 companies — all of which have pulled their advertising dollars from Facebook and Instagram for the month of July.

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Kolster to Brands: Avoid the ’Hero Trap’ and Close the Intention-Action Gap

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Internationally recognised speaker and author Thomas Kolster, also known as Mr. Goodvertising, takes a hatchet to his earlier beliefs around purpose-driven brands in a new book, “The Hero Trap.” He says the one question brands need to be asking and acting on to change behaviors at scale and unlock sustainable growth that benefits all is ‘Who can you help people become?’

Meet the Innovators Ensuring the COVID Plastic Boom Doesn't Last Forever

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. With health concerns momentarily outweighing mindful consumption, global efforts to wean the world off of single-use plastics have ground to a halt — and suddenly, in the race to protect citizens, plastic is everywhere. Thankfully, lockdown has also triggered radical innovation and ingenuity.

MSC Report Shows Sustainable Tuna Success as Global Demand Soars

As demand for canned tuna soars during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marine Stewardship Council urges consumers to continue to choose sustainably.

Ibotta Partners with 20+ CPG Brands to Highlight Wasteful Paper Couponing Industry

Ibotta teams with CLIF, Danone, Nestlé, The Honest Company and more to raise awareness of coupon waste; partners with Trees for the Future to plant 1M trees to offset environmental impact of paper coupons.

3 Ways the Coronavirus Outbreak Can Lead to a More Sustainable Future

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Although the danger to our health is currently very present and very real, experts expect this crisis will at some point pass, and we will be able to resume our normal lives with a renewed sense of appreciation. The question is, what will a return to “business as usual” look like?

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Let’s Not Feed the ‘Futurism Frenzy’

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. If we look at the original Greek root of the word “crisis,” we learn it means to “sift and separate” — what if we are being called on to sift through and look at our lives, and let fall all that is not important? What does not get sifted, what remains with us, is where our energy should go.

When Changing Our Behavior Becomes a Public Health Imperative

According to Krukow Behavioral Design, a combination of the right colors, behavioral transmitters and social norms can help fuel the mass behavior change necessary from stemming the spread of COVID-19.

The Lizard, the Lion and the Lamb: The Tension Between Fear, Action and Just Being Present

As individuals, we’re experiencing multiple concurrent responses to the crisis, which confuse and further un-nerve us. We are oscillating between fear and uncertainty, the urgent prompt to act; the rise of compassion and love, and also a need to cocoon and wait it out. These responses are reflections of how we function as human beings.

With More CEOs at Home with Their Children, Could This Pandemic Be the Catalyst Sustainability Needs?

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. As CEOs spend time reconnecting with their children at home, investors open laptops at kitchen tables and policymakers have more time than ever to consider our future; is now the time when long-term, sustainable decision-making will finally trump all else?

Forest for the Trees: Is the New Normal a Great Mistake?

I suggest we take a deep breath, pause and assess what our reactions to the Coronavirus will do for the climate crisis and sustainability movement. We may be doing more harm than good in taking these drastic actions to cancel events and meetings aimed to solve much bigger, long-term issues. 

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New App Aims to Reconnect Youth with Wonders of the Natural World

Mammalz is a mobile- and web-based, community-driven content platform giving youth around the globe a highly engaging and interactive way to connect with nature.

New Tool Shows Billions at Stake in Meat Sector Due to Climate Concerns

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. $20T investor network releases first-of-its-kind tool to model the financial impacts of climate change on five leading meat firms and the animal protein sector at large.

Trending: Fresh Approaches to Managing Fashion’s Footprint

While Burberry delivers another carbon-neutral runway show and works to “inset” its emissions, a new report quantifies the staggering amount of travel emissions generated during a season’s worth of major fashion weeks.

Will We Get Closer to Circularity in 2020?

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. While the concept of a circular economy has made its way into the public consciousness; unfortunately, as of 2018, circularity globally is only at 9%. In order for circularity to deliver on its potential in this decade, we’ll need to see more of the following …

#ItsInOurHands: How Cleansing Wipes Can Be Both Convenient and Sustainable

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Fact: Most personal-care wipes contain plastic and therefore can become a burden on the environment. Lenzing‘s biodegradable VEOCEL™ fibers offer an alternative solution. We talked to Jürgen Eizinger, VP of Global Business Management, Nonwovens at Lenzing, about the future of wet wipes.

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