#OrgChange #SupplyChain #SocEnt
12 Months Since Rana Plaza: Why Business Needs a Plan B
A year ago today, over 1,100 Bangladeshi garment workers lost their lives when, despite prior warnings, the building in which they were working collapsed. Over 2,500 more were injured in the disaster...
#Startups #SocEnt #SupplyChain
How Crowdfunding Is Catalyzing Social Change
When I ran a crowdfunding campaign for Kuli Kuli last May, we had zero money, no full-time staff and a network that consisted mostly of other broke 20-somethings. And yet, within a day we had raised...
#WasteNot
Record Amount of Electronics Recycled in 2013
The consumer electronics (CE) industry recycled a record 620 million pounds of electronics in the United States in 2013, according to a new report by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).The...
#Startups #GreenChemistry #WasteNot
Patagonia Invests in Waterless, Energy-Efficient Textile Processing Company
Patagonia has announced a strategic investment in CO2Nexus, a company that has developed a sustainable method of processing (cleaning, disinfecting and coating) textiles and garments using liquid...
#Communications
How Brands Can Connect with Consumers — Through 'Storydoing'
We all have a personal metastory, a story that we build through every action we take, every choice that we act on, and every purchase we make. It is the story that emerges in the minds of others as...
#Collaboration #Products #WasteNot
With Timbuk2’s 'Life Cycle,' Customers Can Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle and Reimagine Its Products
San Francisco-based Timbuk2, famous for its ubiquitous messenger bags, has launched the Timbuk2 Life Cycle — a robust environmental responsibility program to reduce, reuse, repair, recycle, and...
#Packaging #Collaboration #WasteNot
Unilever's New Plastic-Molding Process Could Save 27,000 Tons Per Year
Unilever announced on Tuesday that its Dove Body Wash will now come in bottles that contain at least 15 percent less plastic, thanks to a new packaging technology. Unilever says it will make the...
#WasteNot #Cleantech
Apple Offers Free Recycling, Makes Clean Energy Commitments
In honor of Earth Day on Tuesday, Apple announced it is now offering free recycling of all of its used products, and has pledged to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable...
#Communications
The FTC's New Green Guides in Practice: A Real-Life, Detailed Case Study
gDiapers is a Portland, Oregon-based diaper company offering mums and dads a diaper insert that is flushable, home-compostable and plastic-free. My wife and I moved from Sydney, Australia to Portland...
#Cleantech
Apple's Campus 2 'Mother Ship' to Run on 100% Renewables
Apple’s Campus 2 in Cupertino is on its way to redefining sustainable office spaces. In a recently released video detailing the sustainability aspects of the building, the company says that the idea...

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