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Reimagining Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships in Times of Crisis

WALKING THE TALK - In a time when needs are growing but government resources are constricted, nonprofits are being asked to do more with fewer resources. Promises made by companies to fulfill the needs of their communities and their stakeholders are more important now than ever before — which is why we need social impact solutions that can do both.

Biodegradable, Recyclable: Designing Products for a Better End-of-Use Outcome

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As part of an effort to recognize and learn from a wide array of organizations about the ways we can each make a positive impact on people and the planet, Shaw is spotlighting 10 diverse organizations intently focused on products and initiatives that support the wellbeing of people and the planet.

Fibersort Technology Could Be Game-Changing for Recycling Post-Consumer Textiles

WASTE NOT - The tech can separate collected textiles by fiber composition and color into precise recycling feedstocks and return them to the supply chain — but studies show consumers need to drive the garment industry to use more recycled content in their products.

MGM Resorts International Provides Critical Resources and Support to Community Partners as they Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis

PRESS RELEASE - The Company is helping deliver and store 250,000 rapid COVID-19 test kits and has donated essential personal, protective equipment (PPE) items such as gloves and masks for healthcare workers in the state of Nevada.

How to Fix Foresight in This ‘New Normal’

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - COVID-19 has fragmented the future. Your best-laid plans may lie broken. But it is possible to bring order to a world of multiple, uncertain futures; and lay the groundwork for the reset we need.

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Candy Giants Rated on Commitments to Create Better Chocolate

SUPPLY CHAIN - International advocacy groups publish joint consumer purchasing guide to more ethical chocolate choices, just in time for Easter.

BASF manufactures hand sanitizer to support the fight against COVID-19 in New Jersey and New York

PRESS RELEASE - BASF Corporation is providing the state of New Jersey and New York with hand sanitizer manufactured at the company’s facility in Washington, New Jersey free of charge.

Gildan Activewear to start producing personal protective equipment to help slow the spread of COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE - Gildan Activewear Inc. today announced that it has joined forces with various business partners to leverage its manufacturing facilities to produce non-medical face masks and isolation gowns in support of the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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?

‘Yes, and ...’: A Framework for an Uncertain Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - For businesses navigating the coronavirus, prospects are daunting in this liminal space. While many are navigating the current “new normal” well by taking each daily (hourly) change one at a time, some are starting to look past now through the power of “yes-and” thinking.

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New Nonprofit on Mission to Educate, Coach Athletes to Engage Public on Climate Crisis

MARKETING AND COMMS - EcoAthletes, a New York-based nonprofit, launches today to harness the massive power of athletes to influence millions of fans to take action to fight climate change.

The Time Is Now for Brands to Lead with Higher Values

WALKING THE TALK - It’s during moments of great difficulty that our authentic selves shine through — and the same is true for companies. Long after the COVID-19 crisis passes, the world won’t forget the values-driven companies that led with a conscience. The time is now to decide: How will your brand be remembered?

Kao USA, Inc announces the launch of MyKirei New product collection inspired by the Kirei philosophy promotes sustainability and simplicity, without sacrifice

PRESS RELEASE - Kao USA, Inc is bringing a radically new level of care to the personal care category—and redefining corporate responsibility—with the launch of MyKirei by Kao, a comprehensive collection of products founded on the credence that caring for ourselves, our society and the world around us makes life more beautiful. In Japan, this belief is a way of life.

Regenerative Business, Part 6: Leveraging Nodes in Living Systems

LEADERSHIP - This is the sixth blog in a series on the seven First Principles of regeneration, drawing from living systems sciences, from renowned author and regenerative business expert Carol Sanford.

Let’s Not Feed the ‘Futurism Frenzy’

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.

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How to Pursue Sustainability During COVID-19: A Tactical Guide for Brand Professionals

WALKING THE TALK - This global pandemic is critical and companies should dedicate every resource to helping their customers get through it, but in the spirit of protecting ourselves from one existential threat, we shouldn’t let another one go completely unnoticed.

Meet 5 More Disruptors That Could Transform Fashion as We Know It

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The H&M Foundation has unveiled the latest crop of innovators to earn its Global Change Award. The five startups share a €1 million prize pot and will participate in the Foundation’s Innovation Acceleration Program.

12 Amazing Documentaries on Sustainability, Regeneration That You Now Have Time to Watch

MARKETING AND COMMS - As many of us find ourselves with much more time at home due to the COVID-19 crisis, a lot of us are finding opportunities to do things we couldn’t quite get to in the course of our ‘regular lives’ before the widespread lockdowns.

Back to the ‘50s: Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With luck, we’ll avoid the worst case scenario and be able to ignore this article. But some of the trends are already in motion; and even if the pandemic and its consequences are severe, they offer opportunities for brands that can embrace them.

#WeStandTogether: What Better Time for Companies to Demonstrate Their Purpose?

COLLABORATION - During this time of crisis, it becomes self-evident that the Sustainable Brands community will provide the leadership and optimism our communities need. Collectively, we were built for this moment.

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