Trending: Shifting Attitudes Towards Sustainability Shaping More Than Just Supply Chains

Growing consumer demand for apparel and consumer products made in socially and environmentally responsible ways continues to drive companies away from a business-as-usual model. But corporate behavior isn’t the only thing being influenced by shifting consumer attitudes — the concept of the ideal partner is also being shaped by sustainability. Forget Tinder — according to new survey findings from Timberland, individuals practicing eco-conscious behaviors could have

Unilever Threatens to Pull Ads if Tech Platforms Don’t Clean Up ‘Toxic Content’

In a bid to build trust into our systems and society, Unilever has announced a new commitment to cut investment in platforms that breed division in society — and is challenging the rest of the industry to do the same. In his keynote speech at the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting in Palm Desert, Calif., Keith Weed, Unilever’s CMO, demanded the industry work together to improve transparency and rebuild consumer trust in an era

What we feed animals is key to a sustainable future for food

The implications for environmental health, including biodiversity and deforestation, are significant.

Purposeful packaging for the circular products revolution requires out-of-the-box thinking

Updating international standards can take things only so far. We need a more holistic and dynamic approach to innovation.

Unleashing the Power of Online Reporting

Confronted with an ever-growing demand for transparency and materiality, companies need to find an adequate format to publish both financial and pre-financial information to their stakeholders in an effective way. While traditional reporting reaches its limits, online integrated reporting features a number of key advantages that enable them to get the job done. It is fair to say that 2017 was an important year for corporate reporting

Gold Standard, WWF Publish Best-Practice Guide to Accelerate Corporate Action on SDGs

Climate and development standard and certification body Gold Standard and WWF Switzerland have published a new report that seeks to help the private sector define and deliver ambitious strategies to achieve the goals outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “By following simple standards for best practice target setting and then monitoring and reporting on impact delivered, business can drive the paradigm shift to a sustainable world and reap the rewards

Leaders from Mars to McDonald’s give voice to the power of partnerships

Big companies and NGOs share how they pooled resources and tackled ambitious goals to go ‘far and fast’.

Why mobilizing private capital towards the SDGs is good for business

To achieve the U.N. Goals, we need trillions, not billions, in investment. Here’s how that will create market opportunities for a more sustainable world.

Primark Sheds Light on Supply Chain with Global Sourcing Map Tool

Primark, a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, has developed a new online tool that is helping usher in a new era of transparency for the retailer. The Global Sourcing Map allows consumers to access information about the 1071 factories and suppliers that make up the company’s supply chain. “For a number of years, we’ve been working closely with industry partners sharing information about where Primark products are made. This has included, for example, details of our suppliers, their factories, as well as our supply chain practices,” said a spokesperson for Primark. “Partners have extended from bodies such as the Ethical Trading Initiative to organizations monitoring industry standards, notably the International Labor Organization’s Better Work program.

Sustainable Funding for Private Green Businesses

Financing tends to be on the top of the list of hurdles for sustainable companies looking to scale. A business does not survive on a mission alone, and in order to generate profits and revenue, it needs capital to operate. But for sustainable enterprises setting out to meet the triple bottle line (“Planet, People, Profit”) while minimizing impacts, attracting and raising funding can be a particularly challenging task. As it is, genuinely committing to

Episode 112: Leading the ‘Lyft of energy’; Elon Musk’s space stunt

In this week’s episode, the case for climate gentrification, leading the “Lyft of energy,” Steelcase on the circular economy and a Q&A with John Picard.

TerraCycle: Eliminating the idea of waste by recycling everything

Tom Szaky built a company around one question: ‘Why does waste exist?’ Now it’s entering a new phase of growth.

Space NK has the Best GIFT WITH PURCHASE available now!

press sample affiliate link On Feb 13, get ready to snag the mother of all GWP! That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 2.5.18 Question of the Week: Have you ever bought a product JUST because you want the GWP (gift with purchase?) Answer: Oh, HELL yeah I have! And the gift with purchase going on right now at Space NK is so good, I think I may actually shop to get another one in addition to the press sample I was sent! Here’s the details… On Tuesday, February 13th, Space NK is hosting the “Spring Beauty Edit” event at its 28 US locations (freestanding boutiques, as well as Space NK inside select Bloomingdale’s). Customers can check out

What is The Mitty? And Why Will You Love It?

press sample Anyone who knows me can tell you that there is little I hate more than cluttering up the environment with a bunch of junk. Yes, disposable items are convenient and easy to use, but laziness is no excuse for turning the world into one big, ugly landfill. I don’t even use a whole cotton ball most of the time. Instead, I tear one ball up into a lot of little pieces. Which is

Trending: Supermarkets, Government, the Queen Take Stand Against Single-Use Plastics

Plastic packaging continues on its downward spiral as supermarkets, government and even the Queen begin to explore more sustainable alternatives. Kiwi supermarket chain New World is setting a new standard for the food industry by drastically reducing the amount of plastic packaging stocking its shelves. A new refrigerated shelving system is being piloted at the chain’s Bishopdale, New Zealand store, which allows New World to display fresh produce without plastic packaging. Dubbed “Food in the Nude,” the project rolled out in January 2017 and New World Bishopdale

Why Most Companies are Failing at Purpose (And How You Can Succeed!)

This is the third in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find links to the full series below. Why do some companies’ best efforts to embed purpose fail while others don’t? In our forthcoming book The Purpose Revolution: How Leaders Create Engagement and Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good, we describe four reasons why some companies and leaders fail at purpose and offer proven practices to help you avoid these same pitfalls. Purpose is Not a Strategy Many leaders make the

Toyota Tackles Climate Change, Inclusivity in ‘Start Your Impossible’ Campaign

Building on the success of its “Good Odds” spots released during the Super Bowl, in which it highlighted the real-life story of Canadian Para-alpine skier Lauren Woolstencroft, auto giant Toyota has released a new ad campaign “Start Your Impossible” for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. “Start Your Impossible” shares Toyota’s evolution by highlighting real-life mobility stories of Olympic and Paralympic athletes, as well as everyday athletes, who demonstrate the values of humility, hard work and never giving up. The campaign marks Toyota’s long-term commitment to support the creation of

This relationship’s too good to lose. Let’s work on it in 2018 and #showthelove

It’s that time of year again when hope is in the air. The nights are getting lighter, sunlight can be felt on our skin for the first time in months, and those who believe in love can go to overpriced restaurants to watch doe-eyed couples try to eat sea

Calling all value creators, futurists and change agents

A new BSR report finds that evolving roles for the sustainability sector will open exciting leadership opportunities within global companies.

Raining on the Starman’s Parade: Why Elon Musk’s space stunt was a bad idea

The rest of the world loved the stunt by the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. But beware the new “frontier economics.”

Unilever, Savers Team Up to Tackle Clothing Waste

Coinciding with New York Fashion Week, Unilever and global thrift retailer Savers announced a new partnership to draw attention to the issue of clothing waste. As they say, timing is everything. The two organizations collaborated for the latest iteration of Savers’ I Give a Sh!rt campaign, an awareness movement that aims to shed light on the 10.5 million tons of clothing that are discarded every year.

Here’s a simplified approach to sustainability goal-setting

Set targets. Not too many. Mostly about outcomes.

How to get your board to prize sustainability

MGM Resorts and UPS shed insight about how company boards may be open to hearing the business case.