Collaboration

Follow the growing amount of collaborative work — cross-functional, cross-sector, pre-competitive and more — bringing about massive, disruptive, needed shifts to business as usual.

Advertisement
In Conversation with Dow: The Unexpected and Unconventional Partnerships That Launch Circular Solutions

In Conversation with Dow: The Unexpected and Unconventional Partnerships That Launch Circular Solutions

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. Dow Sustainability Director Julie Zaniewski kicks off this conversation series by sharing insights into how the chemical giant is shaking up business as usual to deliver solutions.

A Sustainable Moo-vement: How the Dairy Industry is Fighting Climate Change

Dairy farming has quickly evolved for sustainability. Here are just a few examples of how innovative dairy organizations and farmers are working to fight climate change by reducing their impacts, improving soil health and using regenerative agriculture.

‘Changing Our DNA’: Brands Large and Small Illustrate New Models for Sustainability in Asia

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. On day two of SB’22 Kuala Lumpur, leaders in construction, eco-tourism, artisanal goods, marketing and more highlighted successes and challenges behind next-generation sustainability strategies — and the need for Malaysian brands to embrace collaboration for greater impact.

New Traceability Playbook Aims to Accelerate Sustainable Transformation of Fashion Supply Chains

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. The open-source playbook from TrusTrace, Fashion Revolution and Fashion for Good offers a one-stop guide for fashion brands wanting to fulfill on the new business imperative for transparency.

Why Innovative Partnerships Are Crucial to a More Sustainable Food Industry

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. R&D is the engine room of all businesses, not just tech companies — playing an instrumental role in generating the ideas that will transform our food system in a way that can sustain both people and planet.

Advertisement
Collaboration, Communication Key to Scaling Sustainable Forestry in Supply Chains

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. In a recent webinar, FSC, Procter & Gamble and Stok discussed how companies can fulfill their role in the responsible sourcing and manufacturing of products derived from forests.

Tourism Cares Lays Groundwork for ‘Meaningful Travel’ That Tackles Global Issues with Local Focus

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Tourism must grapple with its place alongside growing and egregious social and environmental concerns. The Meaningful Travel Summit used Lake Tahoe as a case study of challenges and solutions for a specific destination; but everyone must reflect on these “global issues that need to be addressed, no matter where you work, or from what sector.”

A Springboard for Circularity: Investment in NY Recycling Infrastructure to Create Ripple Effect Across the US

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. These investments offer proof-of-concept for scaling more investments in waste infrastructure across North America. Modernizing Sims’ recycling capabilities acts as a circularity laboratory, which can lead to better design for the whole US recycling system.

How Stayfree and UNICEF Have Helped 1.7M Indian Girls Break Taboos Around Feminine Health

Cross-Posted from Our Healthy Lives Mission. Cultural taboos, and lack of information and access to sanitary napkins, mean that menstruation still limits the lives of women and girls in many places. Stayfree and UNICEF developed a series of social and behavior-change initiatives to improve resources and understanding among girls, families and society.

Estée Lauder Companies, Plastics for Change Partner to Support Community-Based Plastic Waste Solutions

In an effort to combat climate change and reduce waste in its value chain, Estée Lauder Companies’ charitable wing, the ELC Charitable Foundation, has partnered with Plastics for Change to improve the livelihoods of waste collectors in India while diverting ocean-bound plastics.

Advertisement
New Partnerships Putting Mycoprotein at Center of Sustainable Food Future

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. A new MycoTechnology partnership will scale production of mycoprotein and eliminate food waste in Oman; while Quorn and Drew Barrymore expand their partnership with a new educational series, “Myco101.”

Google, UN Partner to Fight Misinformation on Climate Change

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. For Google, the search features are part of a larger push to build products and tools that empower people to better understand and limit their personal environmental impact — and highlights verified sources of climate data in 12 languages.

New Kia-Ocean Cleanup Partnership the Latest in Ongoing Effort to Rein in Our Global Plastic Footprint

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Through the seven-year partnership, Kia will support The Ocean Cleanup’s work and construction of new plastic-collection devices, and integrate portions of the harvested plastic into its value chain.

Logitech, Nestlé, PepsiCo Among Founding Members of Design for Good Alliance

The non-profit global alliance features nine organizations committed to dedicating the power of their design communities to addressing the UN SDGs — beginning with SDG 6: clean water and sanitation.

The Circularity Paradox: Overcoming the Problem of Scale in Achieving a Closed Loop

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. In finding innovative ways to ensure new electronics are made from their recycled counterparts, one of the biggest barriers for manufacturers continues to be the supply chain.

Advertisement
Bridgestone, LanzaTech Partner to Explore Opportunities for Tire Circularity

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The exclusive partnership will leverage LanzaTech’s technology to create a pathway toward tire material circularity and the decarbonization of new tire production.

Organic Cotton Industry Still Sowing Seeds for Sustainability

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. As consumer demand for organic cotton soars, so does skepticism over the sustainability of the sector. The response must not be to retreat from organic cotton, but to invest more in supporting farmers to help them make the often-difficult conversion to organic on the ground.

Jaguar Land Rover Charges Ahead with Circular Model for I-PACE Batteries

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. JLR has partnered to create a zero-emissions charging unit using second-life Jaguar I-PACE batteries. Reusing its EV batteries will create new, circular business models for JLR in energy storage and beyond.

Transparency and Traceability Must Drive Sustainable Fashion

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Traceability is the foundation upon which we can truly revolutionize the fashion industry, revealing the actual costs of products and ensuring that the wealth generated from production gets redistributed more fairly.

Green Science Policy Institute: Engaging Across Sectors to Drive Meaningful Change

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The Institute’s work includes education and cross-sector partnerships to reduce harmful chemicals in products. We spoke with Senior Scientist Tom Bruton, PhD to learn more about the organization’s history, cross-sector collaborative efforts and focus in the midst of a global pandemic.

Advertisement

Featured Brand Voices

Have Sustainable Brands delivered right to your inbox.
We offer free, twice weekly newsletters designed to help you create and maintain your company's competitive edge by adopting smarter, more sustainable business strategies and practices.
Copyright ©2007-2022 Sustainable Life Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Sustainable Brands® is a registered trademark of Sustainable Life Media, Inc.