Straight to the Source: How Ørsted Is Powering Denmark’s Clean Energy Revolution

On a rainy Tuesday afternoon at Sustainable Brands ‘17 Copenhagen, I caught the bus ferrying several attendees to visit Ørsted’s Avedøre Power Station. It was an eye-opening experience, especially to someone who had never been inside a power plant before! As we learned from the conference, Ørsted, formerly known as DONG Energy, has

Sustainable Revenue: 81% of Chr. Hansen’s Products Support SDGs

As allegedly the first company ever, Chr. Hansen — a Danish bioscience giant that produces natural ingredients for the food, beverage, dietary supplements and agricultural industry — has conducted an extensive analysis to map its entire product portfolio of more than 3,000 products against the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The analysis shows that 81 percent of Chr. Hansen’s gross revenue contributes to SDGs 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) by promoting sustainable

SB’17 Copenhagen, Day 2: Circularity, Impact Valuation and Other Ways to Put a ‘Positive’ Spin on Business

How a T-Shirt Is Driving a Circular Economy by Melanie Vella In this main stage session, Forum for the Future CEO Sally Uren returned to interview Jeffrey Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer at C&A, to delve into the organic fibre that made up Sally’s t-shirt, quite literally. C&A, a family-owned apparel brand established 176 years ago, have launched a line of t-shirts that make sustainability affordable, desirable and mainstream as part of a circular economy. Her stylish, pink t-shirt is the first of two Cradle to Cradle Certified gold t-shirts on the planet, released by C&amp

Makersite Offers Faster Analysis of Product Sustainability, Costs, Supply Chain Stewardship

Today at SB’17 Copenhagen, Makersite co-founder Christoph Wilfert will take attendees through the new features and expanded functionality of the all-in-one open data platform for eco-design, product costing and stewardship. Product teams use it to analyse and collaborate on how things are made and to improve the impacts of making them. As the company explained in a release, Makersite now offers more than 30 apps tailored to various business, compliance, health and environmental evaluations. Product teams can use them to quickly explore the effects of different product configurations, such as global warming, eutrophication, carcinogenicity, RoHS and REACH compliance and production

Chicken or Egg: Does Happiness Lead to Sustainable Lifestyles, or Vice Versa?

What better way to kick off Sustainable Brands ‘17 Copenhagen than to explore the personal motivations behind changing consumer behaviours in favour of society and planet? In a deep-dive, research-based roundtable session, Markus Terho and Sari Laine from the Finnish Innovation Fund (Sitra) presented the findings of a new, nationally representative survey of sustainability attitudes and everyday practices of people living and working in Finland.