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BMW, Daimler Expand Car-Sharing Services in the U.S.
BMW, Daimler Expand Car-Sharing Services in the U.S.

Product, Service & Design Innovation / German multinational automakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler are seeking larger shares of the U.S. urban mobility market. BMW has entered the car-sharing market with the launch of its ReachNow service in Seattle, Wash., while Daimler is merging its route-planning service with a mobile ticketing company to form a North American unit of its mobility services unit, moovel Group. - 8 years ago

‘ASPIREist’ TV Series Showcases Real Solutions, Purpose-Driven Celebrity, Brand Projects
‘ASPIREist’ TV Series Showcases Real Solutions, Purpose-Driven Celebrity, Brand Projects

Marketing and Comms / A new “reality feature news show,” ASPIREist, wants to inspire viewers to take action by showcasing people, projects and ideas that are making a difference. Co-hosted by six twenty and thirty-something TED Talk speakers from a variety of fields – environmentalists, activists, social entrepreneurs – the show calls itself “the new newsroom,” one for “today’s generation.” - 8 years ago

Trending: Buildings Inspired by Nature Absorb Pollutants, Collect Water, Keep You Cool
Trending: Buildings Inspired by Nature Absorb Pollutants, Collect Water, Keep You Cool

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Nature has inspired all kinds of innovation – from Ford looking at geckos’ sticky toe pads to improve adhesives to Airbus building a stronger, lighter-weight galley partition that mimics cell structure and bone growth. Biomimicry is also influencing building design across industrial, commercial and residential projects. - 8 years ago

3rd Fashion Revolution Will See Activists in 84 Countries Asking Brands #WhoMadeMyClothes
3rd Fashion Revolution Will See Activists in 84 Countries Asking Brands #WhoMadeMyClothes

Supply Chain / This year, Fashion Revolution’s annual campaign has expanded into a week-long series of events featuring hundreds of activities, stunts and social experiments across 84 countries worldwide. Throughout Fashion Revolution Week, April 18th to 24th, consumers will demand transparency and raise awareness of exploitation in the fashion supply chain by posting on social media using the hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes. - 8 years ago

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Trending: Waste-Reduction Campaigns, Sharing Best Practices Among Brand, NGO Earth Day Efforts
Trending: Waste-Reduction Campaigns, Sharing Best Practices Among Brand, NGO Earth Day Efforts

Marketing and Comms / Every year, April evokes campaigns and initiatives from companies and nonprofits alike in celebration of Earth Day (April 22) or Earth Month. This year, personal care brand Tom’s of Maine has teamed up with upcycling leader TerraCycle on the#LessWasteChallenge, a stakeholder engagement campaign to reduce waste. Consumers are invited to take an online pledge to reduce their household waste by one pound per week. - 8 years ago

Recovery Toolkit, Zero-Waste Grocers Aim to Fight Food Packaging Waste
Recovery Toolkit, Zero-Waste Grocers Aim to Fight Food Packaging Waste

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Following the success of grocery stores such as in.gredients in Austin, TX, and day by day in locations across France, other shops focused on eliminating packaging waste from their shelves have been popping up around the world. Opening this year: new locations in Copenhagen, Vancouver, and Brooklyn. - 8 years ago

How to Take the Pain Out of CSR Reporting
How to Take the Pain Out of CSR Reporting

New Metrics / Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and other forms of sustainability reporting can be a painful process. Whether you’re a one-person sustainability, health and safety manager or your company has staff around the world who share reporting responsibilities, it can be challenging to effectively collect, assess, and communicate your company’s sustainability metrics. - 8 years ago

If 21 Countries Can Reduce Emissions While Growing GDP, It Should Be No Sweat for Companies
If 21 Countries Can Reduce Emissions While Growing GDP, It Should Be No Sweat for Companies

The Next Economy / Whether climate stabilization and economic growth can coexist or promote each other is the subject of ongoing debate. Recent analyses by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) add to the evidence that we could indeed have the best of both. - 8 years ago

Blaxtar Offers 'Frank' Distillation of Heineken's Sustainability Progress in New Video
Blaxtar Offers 'Frank' Distillation of Heineken's Sustainability Progress in New Video

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Move over Prince Ea, there's a new spoken word artist promoting sustainability. To help reach a wider audience for its newly-released 2015 sustainability report, Heineken recruited Dutch rapper and vocal artist Kevin "Blaxtar" de Randamie to transform the report into his own artistic expression. - 8 years ago

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Apparel Startup Forgoes Ad Budget to Plant Trees, Feed Kids, Provide Water
Apparel Startup Forgoes Ad Budget to Plant Trees, Feed Kids, Provide Water

Product, Service & Design Innovation / When you’re shopping for your next hoodie, this startup is hoping you’ll choose to plant as many as 93 trees: ch8se (choose) is a new experimental fashion brand from Amsterdam that has decided to donate its would-be advertising budget towards planting trees or providing food or water to those in need. “This is an attempt to democratise consumer activism. We believe that conscious consumerism is our most effective tool for making a change and it's currently extremely under-utilized,” ch8se co-founder David Eros told Sustainable Brands in an e-mail. - 8 years ago

Ad Campaign Encourages Creatives to Think Beyond Consumerism
Ad Campaign Encourages Creatives to Think Beyond Consumerism

Marketing and Comms / Artist network Brandalism believes that the talent, energy and creativity of ad agency employees is “sinking into an ever-expanding black hole.” The network recently launched a campaign to appeal to those who feel the same, by placing several posters in front of ad agency offices in Manchester and London. - 8 years ago

Unilever, Kellogg, Mars Drop Major Palm Oil Supplier After RSPO Revokes Its Certification
Unilever, Kellogg, Mars Drop Major Palm Oil Supplier After RSPO Revokes Its Certification

Supply Chain / Six years after NGOs released a scathing report on Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) decided to suspend IOI last Monday. - 8 years ago

G-Star, Ted Baker Lead Fashion Sustainability Disclosure with MADE-BY’s Revamped Scorecards
G-Star, Ted Baker Lead Fashion Sustainability Disclosure with MADE-BY’s Revamped Scorecards

New Metrics / Fashion brands’ sustainability performance has lacked independent verification and true transparency. European non-profit MADE-BY is hoping their ‘ground-breaking’ new tool, called MODE Tracker, will change that. - 8 years ago

Utility Companies Turn to ‘PR Guru’ for Help Cleaning Up Their Reputation
Utility Companies Turn to ‘PR Guru’ for Help Cleaning Up Their Reputation

Cleantech / The trade organization representing investor-owned electric companies, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), has hired a communications consultant who will help utilities rebrand themselves into something more appealing to the public. The changes will include shifts in messaging, such as from “utility-scale solar” to “community solar.” A new communication plan is expected to be presented to the organization’s members within a month. - 8 years ago

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Report Reveals 67% of Cans Contain BPA; Campbell Soup, Del Monte to Switch Packaging
Report Reveals 67% of Cans Contain BPA; Campbell Soup, Del Monte to Switch Packaging

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / A report released today by six non-profit organizations found that 67 percent of nearly 200 tested food can linings contained Bisphenol A (BPA). The report also identified the replacement materials and to what extent their safety has been studied. Ahead of the report’s release, both Campbell Soup Co. and Del Monte Foods announced plans to switch to BPA-free packaging. - 8 years ago

How the World’s Most Wasteful Country Is Leading the Shift to a Circular Economy
How the World’s Most Wasteful Country Is Leading the Shift to a Circular Economy

The Next Economy / John A. Mathews and Hao Tan, both professors based in Australia, believe that the country that consumes the most resources in the world and produces the most waste also has the most advanced solutions. In a recent article for Nature, they summarized China’s progress on closing industrial loops to reduce its industries’ consumption of virgin materials and waste generation – in other words, the development of a circular economy. China’s levels of consumption and waste are completely unsustainable, and its resource use is inefficient. The authors provide several statistics for context: - 8 years ago

New Tools Benchmark Corporate Efforts to Eliminate Modern Slavery
New Tools Benchmark Corporate Efforts to Eliminate Modern Slavery

Supply Chain / Modern slavery has been a popular topic in corporate responsibility lately, and with good reason: Forced labor affects roughly 21 million people around the globe, and 71 percent of companies believe there is a likelihood of modern slavery occurring at some point within their supply chains. - 8 years ago

Mars, ConAgra, Kellogg Jump on Big Food Bandwagon to Label GMOs
Mars, ConAgra, Kellogg Jump on Big Food Bandwagon to Label GMOs

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / The U.S. Senate might be waiting to make a decision regarding the labeling of genetically modified organism (GMO) ingredients, but Big Food companies are not. This week, Mars, Incorporated, ConAgra Foods, and The Kellogg Co. jumped on the bandwagon with pledges to label their products for GMOs nationwide. - 8 years ago

UK Announces Tax on Sugary Beverages; Industry May Sue
UK Announces Tax on Sugary Beverages; Industry May Sue

Behavior Change / In a surprise announcement on March 16, the UK government unveiled a tax on sugary drinks amidst its budgetary plans. Companies have 2 years to reformulate their products, but the director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) said they were “extremely disappointed” by the decision and called it “a piece of political theatre.” Soft drink makers, including Coca-Cola, are reportedly considering suing the government to force the tax to be scrapped. - 8 years ago

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Criticism Over Coffee Cup Waste Leads to Starbucks Discount, Call to Go Biodegradable
Criticism Over Coffee Cup Waste Leads to Starbucks Discount, Call to Go Biodegradable

Behavior Change / A successful campaign led by chef-turned-activist Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall drew attention to a big problem: coffee cup waste. Fearnley-Whittingstall claims that in the UK, less than 6 million takeaway hot beverage cups are recycled each year, while 7 million are thrown out each day. As part of his Hugh’s War on Waste initiative (which includes a television show), he took to the streets of London on March 14 in a “coffee cup battle bus.” - 8 years ago