Waiting for the SEC’s new rules on conflict minerals, expert panel discusses challenges and solutions of conflict mineral compliance on a Source 44 webinar.
Month: June 2012
Sometimes sustainability occurs without fanfare. Some industries are so “green” that people within them take advances in sustainability for granted. Landscape architecture is one such industry.
Cleanwell was incubated at IDEO utilizing human centered design, beginning with a hand sanitizing product that you can easily carry with you in your pocket or your purpose. You might think that hand sanitizers are a dime a dozen, but the key differentiator is Cleanwell’s active cleaning ingredient.
Raven+Lily, founded by two women, features an Ethiopian Collection whose jewelry is made from bullet casings found by farmers, a product of 20th century wars, on their lands and turned into beads.
SP Jain has developed a new program for students designed to make them experience true poverty and appreciate what they have to be grateful for in their own lives, and gives them insights into consumer behavior, particularly among those at the bottom of the pyramid, striving under difficult conditions.
Companies have gone to great lengths to make their packaging more sustainable, but Dutch company Joolz has gone a simpler, brand valuable move: Make its packaging easily converted into useful objects themselves, from lampshades to chairs.
Toshiba’s first annual National No-Print Day was supposed to be “a nationwide campaign to encourage, educate and challenge individuals and companies to commit to one day of no printing to raise awareness of the impact printing has on our planet.” Yet, sometimes good intentions are not enough, and after the campaign generated furious response from the printing industry, Toshiba canceled the campaign. Here are five lessons to be learned.
The growing importance of major sports events in the world today from an engagement perspective is a reality. The reach and impact that major sports events have on the lives of billions of people around the world is undisputed. Sport represents an unparalleled platform for driving sustainability mainstream.
A tour of the Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, NC. Riverbend produces malt for brewing beer using organic, locally-sourced, heritage grains.
According to a 2011 study by OgilvyEarth of US consumers, about 16 percent of those surveyed are deeply committed to purchasing green and think of themselves as sustainability-oriented. Facilitating the green consumer’s purchasing decisions, the rise in online transparency tools, like GoodGuide is helping a consumer quickly understand and rate a company’s health, environmental and social practices and impacts.
Ford Motor Chairman Bill Ford opened his company’s meeting of journalists and bloggers last night with an inspirational talk about Ford’s evolution in recent years.
Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School professor and historian explains how we can find examples of corporate responsibility, especially with regards to companies’ social footprint, as early as the foundation era of capitalism.
The very fact that 50,000 people from across the world came together here for the Rio+20 Earth Summit because they are united in a belief that we can and must make accelerated progress towards sustainable development is significant.