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Industry leadership on sustainable development in 3 charts by Aiste Brackley and Eric Whan, GreenBiz

Companies looking for the most effective ways to contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should prioritize pursuing collaborations with partner organizations and developing new products and services, according to a global survey of experienced sustainability professionals. Applying the SDGs as a lens for setting corporate sustainability goals and analyzing risks are also … Continue reading

How H&M Will Become A Tastemaker For Sustainable Fashion by Kate Harrison, Forbes

In April, H&M hosted a sustainability event at their London showroom. At the reception, they shared the company’s latest sustainability report and the major findings from their sustainability work in 2015.  H&M is developing a new sustainability strategy with a focus on the circular economy. For the sustainability event, H&M brought together leading innovators and … Continue reading

IKEA: why businesses should ‘go all in’ on sustainability by Michael Holder, Business Green

IKEA’s chief sustainability officer, Steve Howard, argues the case for setting 100 per cent targets to drive climate action  Ask any sportsperson what their ultimate aim is – from Usain Bolt and Serena Williams to Eric the Eel – and they’ll tell you it is to win, finish top, or be the very best at … Continue reading

Volkswagen’s $15 billion lesson on the stakes of sustainability by Lauren Hepler, Greenbiz

The public backlash has already been swift, but the concrete financial toll of European automotive giant Volkswagen’s deliberate manipulation of diesel emission testing revealed last fall is starting to crystallize. A $14.7 billion settlement announced yesterday for the owners of some 475,000 impacted U.S. cars. The company, once lauded for its sustainability efforts on corporate … Continue reading

Sustainability Isn’t A Moral Issue For Unilever, It’s An Economic Issue by Jeff Beer

Unilever CMO Keith Weed on why progressive marketing and sustainable brands are leading the company’s growth. Back in 2010, Unilver launched its Sustainable Living Plan with a goal of doubling the size of the business while cutting its environmental footprint in half by 2020. On stage at Cannes Lions, chief marketing officer Keith Weed talked … Continue reading

SGX’s new sustainability reporting rules will help ‘open up markets’ by Padmakshi Rana, Eco-Business

Singapore continues to increase momentum in sustainability reporting by mandating listed companies to report on environment, society and governance factors on a ‘comply or explain’ basis.   Singapore’s local bourse, the Singapore Exchange (SGX), on Monday officially launched its guidelines on sustainability reporting which mandates that all listed companies report on a ‘comply or explain’ basis from … Continue reading

What makes a sustainable product? by Kevin Brady, Greenbiz

What makes a sustainable product? This is a question that many companies, consumers and governments are asking, and it is also the focus of a sustainability course I teach at the School of Industrial Design at Carleton University. In that class, the first assignment requires the students to analyze a product that promotes its sustainability … Continue reading

Companies Increasingly Dedicating Sustainability Resources to Supply Chain Functions by Kaitlyn Mcavoy

Companies are increasingly embedding sustainability resources into their supply chain organizations. The latest State of the Profession  report from GreenBiz, which examines how the role of sustainability executives has evolved over the years, shows a growth in supply chain sustainability efforts. In 2014, the number of companies dedicating sustainability resources to supply chain efforts grew … Continue reading

Setting bold goals: 6 ways to shoot higher on sustainability by Jessica Urdangarin, Jennifer Andress and Mike Wallace,GreenBiz

Sustainability has stretched into nearly every corner of the global economy, from national leaders to corporate boards and executives to local chambers of commerce and mayors. Investor expectations and customer requirements, rather than regulations, are driving a growing number of organizations to establish and publicly announce their own specific goals around sustainability. The most notable … Continue reading

Kering exec: Sustainable business is smart business by Forrest Cardamenis, Luxury Daily

Sustainability’s business opportunities are abundant, but brands need to make it sexy to harness them. A session at Fashion-Culture-Design on June 9 emphasized that the notion of “sustainability” in the industry doubles as a reference to sustaining a business as natural resources diminish. Despite the opportunities, however, brands need to convey the business opportunities to … Continue reading