Last Thursday, McDonald’s announced its plans to make significant changes in its menu and marketing, increasing “access to fruits and vegetables to help families make informed choices.” Why? In one word: Millennials.
Month: September 2013
Airbnb is poised to bring its hospitality marketplace to the next level by joining forces with one of the greatest minds in the industry – author and founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitatliy, Chip Conley, who will come on board as the company’s new Head of Global Hospitality this month.
The company formerly known as Hewlett-Packard and now called HP is the first IT company to set a supply chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal.
In an industry that’s often carbon-intensive, Wyndham Worldwide – the hospitality giant that includes popular hotel chains like Ramada, Days Inn and Wyndham Garden – says it achieved a 12 percent reduction in carbon emissions per square foot of its operations last year.
According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) global warming is no longer a theory. It’s here. How will businesses in the 21st century deal with increasing climate change?
The idea behind Phonebloks, a phone that is made up of detachable blocks, each of which contains an upgradeable functional module, is that people would once again hang onto their phones, at least the main parts, for a long time. When you wanted a new feature, you could simply upgrade the appropriate module, keeping the rest of the phone intact.
A major criticism has often been that while achieving ISO 14001 certification portrays the image of a business that is taking responsibility for their impact on the environment, there is no guarantee the business will adopt the intended ethos of the standard.
Ecovative Design, known for its high performance packaging made from the growth stage of mushrooms, has introduced the world’s first Mushroom Surfboards.
New York-based startup Bombas Socks is poised to revolutionize the sock industry while spreading its message of pushing yourself to “Bee Better.” Startups like Bombas Socks, who can contribute to a flourishing future economically, socially and environmentally, are invited to enter the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open by Sunday September 29th.
This debate over Chipotle’s new Scarecrow film got me thinking – while Chipotle’s campaign obviously tries to present a “disrupt and delight” approach, where the unsustainable status-quo is disrupted in a way that offers consumers delightful solutions, it’s not clear if the result is indeed “disrupt and delight” or “disrupt and dislike.” So which one is it?
Target’s Simply Balanced collection, scheduled for a full rollout next month, will have an assortment of about 250 products. Nearly half of the line is organic, and three-quarters of it is GMO-free.
The carbon footprint of food produced and not eaten is estimated at 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases: making food wastage the world’s third top GHG emitter after the US and China.
At the NYC Climate Week Opening Ceremony, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim emphasized that action has been too small in responding to climate change and “what the world is looking for is a plan equal to the size of the challenge.”