5 Ways to Whet Consumers' Appetites For Sustainability

Sustainable consumer behavior has improved only incrementally, and remains stagnant or has become less sustainable in areas such as transportation, housing and consumer goods, according to the 2014 Greendex survey. Read more and get a copy of the survey.

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How Do You Demonstrate a 'Sustainability Premium' to Investors?

More companies are translating their sustainability efforts into revenue and productivity. But for the most part, investors don’t understand or even know about the shareholder value that sustainability initiatives can create.

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As Companies Commit to Sustainability, Some Remain Skeptical

Sixty-six percent of companies believe there is a direct link between sustainability and long-term financial performance. More managers also understand the wider importance of sustainability and increasing efforts to embed it into their strategies. An increasing minority of business managers don’t.

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Bird-friendly Coffee Brand Earns Street Cred With Compostable Pouch

British coffee producer Bird & Wild uses pouch made from compostable, renewable material to expand its offerings to stores looking for more eco-friendly options.

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EcoPlanet Bamboo Working with Canopy to Offer Sustainable Alternative to Forest-Fiber Textiles

Canadian forest conservation nonprofit Canopy announced Wednesday that EcoPlanet Bamboo, the largest global developer of certified bamboo plantations on degraded lands, has committed to a sourcing policy designed to offer a more sustainable option for clothing brands seeking alternatives to ancient and endangered forest fibers.

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Poll Finds US Shoppers Willing to Spend 31% More Per Week on Responsibly-Produced Food

On average, Americans are willing to spend 31 percent more per week on grocery food produced safely and responsibly, according to a new Conscious Consumer™ Study.

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The Unrevealed Benefits of Ethical Supply Chains

In today’s socially conscious world, ethical supply chains are becoming more and more prevalent. An “ethical” supplier is a concept that entails a much broader definition than a business practitioner that engages in their work with honesty.

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Setting Yourself Up for Failure? The Challenges of Environmental Target-Setting

How can you set a meaningful and stretching target, at the same time ensuring that it is achievable within a specific timescale?

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