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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Philip Morris International Is Now in the Life Insurance Business

Philip Morris International Is Now in the Life Insurance Business

PMI’s new insurance company, reviti, offers discounted premiums to people who quit smoking or switch to e-cigarettes, and incentives for continued improvements in lifestyle habits.

SB’19 Detroit: Brands Large and Small on Driving the Change They Wish to See in the World

SB’19 Detroit was off to an engaging start this week, with powerhouses including Allbirds, Cisco, Eileen Fisher and Timberland comparing notes with rising craft brands and even Little Miss Flint on the most effective ways to continue to drive change toward a healthy, sustainable future.

Pro Athletes, Coaches Team Up to Redefine Masculinity Through ‘Good Men in Sport’

The initiative unites professional and collegiate athletes to discuss and redefine the idea of what it means to be a man today and the legacies men want to leave.

A Sustainable Tobacco Company? Philip Morris International Thinks It’s Possible

In its 2018 Sustainability Report, the tobacco giant explains how it is finding success creating a smoke-free future by transforming its business.

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Plastic Straws Are on the Path to Extinction; You’ll Never Guess What’s Next

The global feminine hygiene market accounted for $31.23 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $62.84 billion by 2026. To stay relevant in this booming sector, investment in developing products responsive to these changing consumer demands is not only smart, it’s imperative.

25-Country Study to Help Identify Barriers, Opportunities for More Sustainable Lifestyles

A consortium of leading organizations has joined insights and strategy consultancy GlobeScan in launching a new global consumer research study on the topic of Healthy and Sustainable Living.

P&G Brands Aim to Expand Leadership in Responsible Consumption

At SB’19 Paris this week, P&G presented a forward-looking framework, including innovation strategies that will inspire and enable responsible consumption for the five billion consumers served by the company’s many brands each day.

Changing Behavior, One Reused Item at a Time

We are consuming more clothing, using it for nearly half as long and still filling up our Earth with unwanted and unused clothing and textiles. The existing solution we can utilize in our day-to-day lives and business practices is reuse.

Inspiring Travelers to Help Preserve Beloved Destinations — While We Still Can

Travel and tourism can bring us a billion opportunities to make the world a better and more sustainable place — or a billion disasters, if we do not manage it properly.

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KIND Blows Lid Off of Hidden Sugars in Snacks, Urges Industry to Open Up

With ‘Sweeteners Uncovered’ pop-up in NYC and online database, KIND shines a light on disguised ingredients in some of the US’s favorite snacks.

Show Me the … Health Benefits?

Utilities, retailers, appliance brands, even public officials beat the same drum to market to consumers: “Save energy! Save money!” It’s an easy refrain, but it’s not the smartest one.

PepsiCo Latin America’s ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Incentivizes Circular Consumer Practices

Launched on Global Recycling Day (March 18), the program focuses on the new consumer incentive and rewards program in alliance with ecoins, and will be expanded to 10 countries in Latin America over the next two years. 

#WearNext: Make Fashion Circular, NYC Partner to Tackle Clothing Waste

As well as being able to drop off clothing at stores and other collection points, New Yorkers will be encouraged to get involved by donating, repairing, reselling or swapping their old clothes to give them a new life.

Knorr, WWF Suggest 50 Future Foods to Fix Our Food System

From naturally pest-resistant grains to vitamin-rich flowers and drought-defying roots, they outline 50 nutritious foods that are better for our health and environment.

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Conscious Consumers Flocking to Pinterest for Sustainable Lifestyle Ideas

Sustainable living is the most searched term around sustainability (+69% since last year), while searches for “sustainable living for beginners” are up 265%.

Q&A: How a ‘Cuban’ Name Change Boosted Panera’s Soup Sales

WRI’s Better Buying Lab works with food companies to research and test science-based approaches that encourage consumers to choose more sustainable, plant-based foods.

Creating the SHIFT: Dr. Kate White on Redesigning Consumer Behaviors

Her work highlights actionable ways practitioners can influence consumers to behave more sustainably.

Spreading a Message of Moderation for the Holidays

The overall number of drunk driving deaths has decreased by about 50 percent since 1980, according to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. But while the number of drunk driving accidents has been cut in half, over 10,000 people still die every year from drunk driving–related accidents. We’re approaching one of the most dangerous times in the year: January 1st is the worst time for drunk driving and accidents caused by drunk drivers.

The New Black: How New Breed of Consumers Will Spend Money, Energy This Friday

During this season of giving, many of today’s more discerning consumers won’t be joining the masses scrambling to answer the siren call to stock up on discounted “stuff” — they’ll be remembering the values meant to be at the heart of this season, by taking REI’s advice to #OptOutside to enjoy nature and giving back by cleaning up; and when they do shop, they’re increasingly basing their loyalty and purchasing decisions on companies’ reputations rather than just product features and price.

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