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Corporate Sustainability Initiatives ‘Lack Critical Data, Analytics’

Corporate Sustainability Initiatives ‘Lack Critical Data, Analytics’

More large companies are tracking, reporting, and striving to meet corporate sustainability goals. However, once the low-hanging fruit is picked, further improvements demand sophisticated tools, like emerging big data and geospatial analytics, to help companies make more informed decisions about sustainability goals, according to Lux Research. Ryan Dolen, Lux Research … Read more »

Coke bottles

Coke, GM Boost Revenue, Benefit the Environment by Leasing Chemicals

Major companies including Coca-Cola, Ecolab, Carlsberg, Henkel, Ikea and General Motors are leasing chemicals instead of buying them, boosting their profits and benefiting the environment, the Guardian reports. Chemical leasing — a business model promoted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization — encourages companies to improve their operational efficiency … Read more »

Collectively

Google, Facebook, Others Launch Sustainability Platform

Unilever, Coca-Cola, Google, Facebook, Nike, PepsiCo and dozens of other major companies and nonprofits have launched a digital sustainability platform intended to drive conversation and action on sustainability. The companies say the nonprofit editorial platform, called Collectively, aims to “make sustainable living the new normal.” Collectively brings together global sustainability … Read more »

Carlsberg

Carlsberg, Suppliers Launch Sustainable Packaging Initiative

Brewery group Carlsberg and some of its global suppliers have teamed up to develop certified sustainable packaging materials that can be recycled or reused, minimizing packaging waste. The founding companies working with Carlsberg on the “up-cycling” initiative are: Rexam: cans Arkema: glass bottle coatings O-I: glass packaging RKW: shrink wrap … Read more »

How to Make Money from Consumers’ Sustainable Behavior

How to Make Money from Consumers’ Sustainable Behavior

An online tool can help executives build a business case for sustainability, say nonprofit business network BSR and consultancy Futerra, which launched the free tool late last week. The Business Case Builder, developed by BSR’s Sustainable Lifestyles Business Group, which includes brands such as Carlsberg, Cathay Pacific, Disney, eBay, Hilton … Read more »

Consumers More Willing to Buy from Brands Using Renewable Energy

Consumers More Willing to Buy from Brands Using Renewable Energy

Sixty two percent of consumers surveyed said they would be more willing to buy products from brands using wind energy, according to a study commissioned by turbine maker Vestas. The Global Consumer Wind Study 2012, an annual survey produced by TNS Gallup, also showed that 79 percent of consumers prefer … Read more »