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So Are We Wasting 40% of Our Food or Not? Study Says We Don’t Really Know

So Are We Wasting 40% of Our Food or Not? Study Says We Don’t Really Know

Potentially overstated measures on the amount of food that is wasted each year could have profound consequences when it comes to public policy, according to a new study published on behalf of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. The study indicates that food waste is being overestimated, in part because … Read more »

Steel City Businesses Like IKEA Say Sustainability Jacks Up Financial Performance, Launch ‘CEOs for Sustainability’

Steel City Businesses Like IKEA Say Sustainability Jacks Up Financial Performance, Launch ‘CEOs for Sustainability’

Seventeen businesses in the Pittsburgh area believe sustainable practices will improve their bottom lines and attract more businesses to the area, to the extent that they have launched CEOs for Sustainability, an initiative meant to “heighten awareness that sustainable business practices are a must thing to do, not just a … Read more »

Cautionary Tale: New ‘Sustainable’ Olympic Medals Decaying

Cautionary Tale: New ‘Sustainable’ Olympic Medals Decaying

A big deal was made about the sustainability factor of the Rio Olympics, with Dow, for example, working with partner companies and nonprofits to implement a host of energy- and resource-efficiency initiatives and technologies in the sectors of agriculture, manufacturing, packaging and construction. But one sustainability move may not have been … Read more »

Millennials to Employers: ‘We’re Powerful & We Expect Sustainability’

Millennials to Employers: ‘We’re Powerful & We Expect Sustainability’

Companies have a new reason – if the business case for environmental management was not already strong enough – to continue their sustainability initiatives: the ability to hire and maintain top talent. Millennials, the generation that makes up the largest share of the US workforce, are willing to turn down … Read more »

Survey: Majority of Businesses Will Continue Commitment to Sustainability Under Trump

Survey: Majority of Businesses Will Continue Commitment to Sustainability Under Trump

Even with the current US administration attempting to dismantle Obama-era environmental regulations, 71% of respondents to a survey conducted by Lucid and Urjanet continue to be committed to sustainability, reducing energy use, and improving overall performance of the built environment. The survey of sustainability professionals, facilities managers, and building operators also found that almost one-quarter (24%) of organizations increased their commitment to sustainability in the face of new federal administration.

What Are the Future Corporate Reporting Trends?

What Are the Future Corporate Reporting Trends?

Climate change, and its related business risks, is a key future corporate sustainability reporting trend, according to a report from the Global Reporting Initiative and advisory firm SustainAbility.

How Avery Dennison Helps Global Brands Shrink Their Environmental Footprint

How Avery Dennison Helps Global Brands Shrink Their Environmental Footprint

Avery Dennison works with its customers — from fashion designers and apparel makers paper manufacturers — as well as its suppliers to rethink their approach to sustainable design and production.