Nike: CSR & Sustainability News

NIKE, Inc. is engaged in design, development and marketing of footwear, apparel, equipment and accessory products. NIKE is a seller of athletic footwear and athletic apparel in the world. The Company sells its products to retail accounts, through NIKE-owned retail stores, and Internet sales, and through a mix of independent distributors and licensees, in over 170 countries around the world. NIKE’s athletic footwear products are designed primarily for specific athletic use.

Is ‘Made in the USA’ Always the Most Sustainable Choice?

Seeing how the local movement is so closely associated with sustainability, at least when it comes to food, does that same closer-is-better reasoning…

Supply Chain Worker Rights: From Good Intentions to Implementation

Today, worker rights might even be considered an oxymoron. But it’s a struggle well worth engaging as both a holding action and in…

4 Lessons in Sustainable Business from Nike’s New Waterless Dye Technology

This is a great story to close 2013 with as this isn’t just another story about an innovative technology introduced by an innovative…

Why Sustainable MBAs Should Work for ExxonMobil and JP Morgan

Sustainable MBA students want to work for responsible companies like Unilever, Nike, SAP and M&S, but what about the ‘bad’ guys? Wouldn’t it…

Forget Sustainable Consumption. Focus on Sustainable Citizenship

While the sustainable business world keeps focusing on ways to increase sustainable consumption as a path to a more sustainable future, when we…

Social Sustainability in Sports: Tackling Gay Intolerance for Sochi 2014

The 2014 Sochi Olympics have presented a sustainability challenge for corporate sponsors. In addition to the greening of sports, the social impacts of…

Nike’s New Shanghai Store is Made From 100 Percent Trash

More than 5,000 aluminum cans, 2,000 post consumer recycled water bottles and 50,000 recycled CDs and DVDs went into building Nike's latest store,…

Nike Launches a Free Materials App, Continues Innovative Trend

Nike's new app is not just a valuable sustainability working tool for designers but also an interesting milestone in Nike’s journey from open…

Balancing Resilience and Growth Within the Supply Chain

A Deloitte study gives an overview of the challenges companies face within their supply chains and how they can partner with their suppliers…

Will Walmart Follow Nike’s Path in the Wake of Bangledesh Factory Fire?

Nike got serious about CSR after a run of bad press over sweatshops in the 1990s. Will the Bangledeshi fire persuade Walmart to…

Interview: Steve Howard, CSO, IKEA Talks Textiles

IKEA's Greentech venture arm, along with Nike, has invested in a startup called Dyecoo. Dyecoo has developed a system to dye textiles using…

Songa Asks: Can Fashion be Sustainable?

Sustainable fashion sounds like an oxymoron. Nevertheless, you may have heard the phrase recently in television advertisements, department stores, and on the runway.…

5 Quick Ways to Identify a Responsible Company

Is there a quickly way to know if a company is responsible or not? While we can’t say the answer is positive for…

Are Big Businesses Next in Line for Crowdfunding?

Would you be surprised to see an expense line item showing up on Coca Cola’s or Nike’s P&L for a Kickstarter campaign? Following…

How The Futureproof Brand Communicates Sustainability

Sustainability in products and services is moving into the mainstream. But how do you market it without risking brand dilution or greenwash? This…