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Organizational Change
by Emma Goodman, July 28, 2014
This post is part of a series written by MBA and MPA candidates in Presidio Graduate School’s Managerial Marketing course, examining the role of communication in advancing sustainability across...
Products and Design
by Sheila Shayon, July 28, 2014
The term permaculture, coined by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978, originally referred to "permanent agriculture" but was subsequently broadened to include "permanent culture”:"...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, July 28, 2014
Ceres and CookESG Research have launched a free, easy-to-use web tool for accessing climate change-related disclosures in company filings with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, which issued...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, July 28, 2014
Ecolab has the best environmental management of all the companies in the Russell 3000 index, according to a new study that evaluates environmental policies and infrastructure.With a score of 91 out...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, July 25, 2014
Separating sustainable sources from non-sustainable sources in the production of palm oil and palm kernel oil is highly complicated, but Procter & Gamble is attempting to address the problem as...
Business Models
by Victoria Knowles, July 25, 2014
In the three years since it first set up a modest stall in London’s Borough market, UK startup Rubies in the Rubble can be now found lining the shelves of Waitrose, Selfridge’s Food Hall and Harvey...
Startups
by Sustainable Brands, July 25, 2014
The first tech entrant into the UK’s £800m corporate philanthropic sector launched Thursday — with corporate giants Starbucks and Marks & Spencer among the first companies to sign on to the...
Leadership
by Mike Hower, July 25, 2014
CVS Caremark, in partnership with IBM, has announced a $1.5 million commitment to support the use of innovative technology in community health centers to increase patient engagement and to improve...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Mike Hower, July 25, 2014
Most small business owners favor federal protection of clean water and agree that clean water is necessary for a healthy economy and job creation, according to a new national poll by the American...
Products and Design
by Sustainable Brands, July 24, 2014
Procter & Gamble and the Human Needs Project (HNP), an NGO dedicated to providing basic and empowerment services to meet everyday human needs, are today launching a sustainable community center...
Stakeholder Trends and Insights
by Sustainable Brands, July 24, 2014
At its annual meeting tomorrow, shareholders and advocacy groups will urge grocery giant Safeway to label its store brand products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Green Century...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, July 24, 2014
Caesars Entertainment announced today that guests of 13 of its resorts and casinos can now literally “relax and recharge” with the addition of new EV charging stations, thanks to the company’s...
Marketing and Comms
by Marty Meisler, July 24, 2014
This post is part of a series written by MBA and MPA candidates in Presidio Graduate School’s Managerial Marketing course, examining the role of marketing in advancing sustainability across all...
New Metrics
by Mike Hower, July 24, 2014
United Airlines has announced the launch of a new business tool for corporate cargo customers to track and offset the emissions associated with their air freight accounts.Carbon Choice allows cargo...
Marketing and Comms
by Bettina Baylis, July 24, 2014
This post is part of a series written by MBA and MPA candidates in Presidio Graduate School’s Managerial Marketing course, examining the role of marketing in advancing sustainability across all...
Chemistry and Materials
by Peter Nieuwenhuizen, July 23, 2014
As the demand to reduce carbon-based raw materials intensifies, companies are not only looking at how they can reduce their consumption, but also at how they can find appropriate replacements for...
Waste Not
by Aarthi Rayapura, July 23, 2014
New York City taxpayers spend $600 million every year to manage post-consumer packaging and printed paper, reveals a new data analysis by UPSTREAM, a national environmental policy organization. In...
The Next Economy
by Hélène Roy, July 23, 2014
Smallholder cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire produce 40 percent of the world cocoa supply and are the backbone of a global industry worth billions of dollars. Yet while they generate up to 15 percent...
New Metrics
by Renée Morin, July 23, 2014
In the business world we are inundated with data on a daily basis: from bill of materials, formulations, and purchasing records to customer transactions, production volumes and utility bills. The...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, July 23, 2014
Panasonic Corporation announced Tuesday it has installed the “Power Supply Container” (PSC), a stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) power package that it developed, at the National Elementary School...
Business Models
by Victoria Knowles, July 22, 2014
After an 11-week challenge in partnership with design and innovation platform OpenIDEO, the eight winning ideas for Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE) brief to encourage consumer recycling are as simple as...
Behavior Change
by Sustainable Brands, July 22, 2014
WWF says it will now urge a suspension of fishing for Pacific Bluefin tuna, if fishing nations fail to set binding catch limits in line with scientific recommendations this year.WWF’s hardening...
Startups
by Aarthi Rayapura, July 22, 2014
Seventh Generation, a leader in household and personal care products, has acquired Raleigh-based beverage brand Gamila Company for an undisclosed sum. Gamila is the startup behind brewing products...
Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, July 22, 2014
Carbios, a French green chemistry company specializing in technologies enabling the recovery of plastic waste and the production of bio-polymers, has announced a significant step forward in the...
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, July 22, 2014
The North Face has announced a series of updates to its CSR agenda, such as using 100 percent recycled content for all of its polyester fabric by 2016.The most significant updates focus on increased...
Brand Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2014
AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson joined President Obama today to commit $18 million to education programs with a youth mentoring component. This funding supports the company’s goal of...
Leadership
by Sustainable Brands, July 21, 2014
The WWF and IKEA have released a new report highlighting the impacts of their work with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), as the organization restates its aim to make up 30 percent of global cotton...
Supply Chain
by Calen May-Tobin, July 21, 2014
The word “manifesto” rarely conjures up positive connotations. That word brings to my mind Karl Marx’s famous tome, at best, and, at worst, images of a bearded man in a remote cabin. Regardless, it’s...
Behavior Change
by Mike Hower, July 21, 2014
The Australian Senate has voted 39-32 to repeal the country's carbon tax after years of fierce political debate.The tax on the country’s biggest polluters was passed by a previous government....
Products and Design
by Mike Hower, July 21, 2014
Premier Tech Aqua (PTA), a business unit of the Environmental Technologies Group of Premier Tech, has announced that it has achieved a breakthrough in its compact biofiltration technologies for the...

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