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Responsible Consumption

We're examining the ways organizations are working to ensure their sustainable production of goods, as well as their customers’ responsible consumption of them.

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30 Companies, Investors Commit to Secure a Healthy Ocean

COLLABORATION - In committing to the nine principles, companies pledge to take action to prevent pollution, manage their use of marine resources to ensure long-term sustainability, and be transparent about their ocean-related activities and impacts.

Trending: Building Regenerative Fashion Supply Chains, from the Ground Up

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new partnership for Timberland aims to create sustainable leather supply chain; while inclusive apparel brand Everybody & Everyone aims to create better fashion from raw materials to end use.

Gen Z Believes in Its Own Power to Make Change, But That Companies Must Lead the Way

MARKETING AND COMMS - While Gen Zers feel personally responsible to make a difference and 76% believe we will have made headway on important issues in five years’ time, 90% also believe companies must drive action on social and environmental issues.

European CEOs Identify 5 'Jobs to Be Done’ to Foster Enduring, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Model

LEADERSHIP - Report features insights from discussions with 27 top business leaders as part of Xynteo’s Europe Delivers program — including CEOs of AXA, Danone, EDF Energy, IKEA Group, Mastercard, Nestlé, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Tesco.

Evolving Consumer Palates Demanding Better-Made Beverages

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As we see greater attention to the growing climate crisis, plastic pollution and other global sustainability challenges, beverage makers who do more to reduce their impact stand to gain, while those stuck in a tone-deaf, business-as-usual model will be left behind.

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Purpose at Work: How Wrangler Is Creating the Next Generation of Sustainable Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - Wrangler is taking big steps to achieve sustainability. By tackling the industry’s biggest challenges, the jeans giant is carving out a competitive advantage and helping other apparel makers improve industry practices.

DuPont-Stella McCartney Partnership Yields World’s First Bio-based Faux Fur

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The pioneer in sustainable luxury apparel worked with DuPont Biomaterials and Ecopel to create the next generation of luxurious alternatives to fur, resulting in a sustainable faux fur made with Sorona® bio-based fibers.

WWF’s ReSource Hub: A System-Wide Feedback Loop for Solving Plastic Pollution

WASTE NOT - WWF's ReSource: Plastic platform is helping companies implement ways to reduce the most plastic, measure the impact — and hold them all to account in the process. WWF’s Erin Simon told us more.

Maldives, Parley for the Ocean Creating New Model for Healthy ‘Future Island Nations’

COLLABORATION - They plan to develop a scalable model for government- and industry-led responses to ocean and climate threats, and establish proof of concept for a new economy in which harmful materials and business practices are relics of the past.

Do We Need Science-Based Targets for Plastic?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - How much plastic recycling is enough to save our seas? It might be time to do the math and set forth quantifiable expectations and accountabilities for plastic production, use and recovery, as we’ve started to do with emissions.

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Alaska Airlines Asks Guests to #FillBeforeYouFly, to Reduce Inflight Plastic Waste

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Alaska’s new initiative aims to rally flyers to bring their own water bottle and fill it before they board; the airline will now plant trees when guests bring their own pre-filled water bottle.

Trending: Circular In, Single-Use Out for Food and Beverage Containers

WASTE NOT - 12 UK projects have earned grants for creating a circular economy for coffee cups; and a Toronto restaurant is trialing reusable to-go containers, and asking others to follow suit.

Purpose at Work: How to Engage Consumers to Do Good at Scale

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Consumers want to help brands shape their culture and impact. To ignite impact-driven consumer engagement you must build awareness, create a foundation for action, and inspire consumers to join you.

Meet the Latest 12 Startups Set to Change Fashion as We Know it

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Innovations in garment fitting, recycling, intelligent machinery and a virtual garment marketplace are among the 12 new innovations joining the latest Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator Programme.

Wanted: ‘Moonshot' Thinking for the Planet’s New Challenges

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - 'Moonshot' thinking means applying disruptive, innovative thinking to difficult problems. Today, we have access to means and resources that were unimaginable 50 years ago. Let’s make the impossible possible again.

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Trending: Google, Prince Harry Aiming to Help People, Industry Decarbonize Travel

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Google’s new ‘green’ Maps feature highlights users’ lowest-carbon transport options; while new Travalyst initiative aims to protect destinations by encouraging sustainable practices across the travel industry.

A 10-Step Plan for Halving Food Loss and Waste by 2030

WASTE NOT - The **UN** set a global goal to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Alarming figures show just how big of a challenge remains. The size of the prize is huge. So, too, must be the action to seize it.

How Dow Is Helping Global Communities Tackle Plastic Waste

WASTE NOT - By helping to incentivize, develop and scale circular and environmentally beneficial projects, we can maximize the value of waste, empower communities and create a more sustainable future.

Trending: Sustainability Concerns Turning the Tide on Sunscreens

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Through CVS’ elimination of coral-damaging compounds and research pointing to cashew shells as a non-toxic alternative, tomorrow’s sunscreens could end up protecting more than our skin.

Rebbl Documentary a Case Study on Benefits of Ethical Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Rebbl’s approach shows that creating value through an ethical supply chain is possible — but it requires companies to really understand the situation on the ground, listen to local communities and create win-win solutions.

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