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Do the H&M Conscious and Asos Made in Kenya Collections Count as Ethical Fashion?

A look at two fast fashion labels' responses to the increasing demand for environment- and labor-friendly practices.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social …

Sustainability

Going Green: How to Save Energy and Cut Retail Business Expenses

Retailers spend almost $20 billion on energy every year.<p>That’s <i>huge</i>, especially considering small businesses spend more than $60 billion a year on …

3 big ways sustainable design will shape future cities

There’s always been something fantastical about imagining the cities of the future. As a society, we’ve curiously studied utopias and dystopias, …

Skyscrapers

How to Defeat the Big, Dirty Greenwashing Lie

Stop Buying, Save the World<p>My wife and I got into it over the home recycling center. Cassie, bless her, is the kind of person who believes, against …

The Morals of Corporate Social Responsibiity

Consumers don't blindly buy into companies' sustainability marketing language<p>When you think of corporate social responsibility, what springs to mind? …

Sustainability

Sustainable shopping: with the right tools, you can find an eco-friendly car

<i>Shopping can be confusing at the best of times, and trying to find environmentally friendly options makes it even more difficult. Welcome to the</i> …

Care About The Environment? Get Yourself A Fancy New .Eco Website

A new set of web addresses for causes and businesses working on environmental issues.<p>The dot-com suffix at the end of URLs was originally intended to represent companies, just as dot orgs were meant for nonprofit organizations. As the idea of the web has expanded, the list of suffixes, maintained …

Saving the world can be profitable, and a new tool is showing how

With their dollars and reach, entrepreneurs and investors have significant leverage to tackle the world's most pressing problems. A new tool shows …

Sustainability

Nike and H&M try reused threads on for size

Just as people cannot continue to wear the same clothing through every decade of their lives, industries must eschew outmoded manufacturing models to …

Sustainability

Swarovski Opens the 2017 Youth Fashion Summit – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 11 /CSRwire/ - <b>The next generation of fashion leaders from around the globe will gather for this year’s Copenhagen Fashion</b> …

CSR

Plastic fantastic: Nigeria's carrier bag fashionistas

Several African countries have banned plastic bags to reduce waste and protect the environment. But in Nigeria, where plastic bags are still legal, a …

Sustainable Business 20 (SB20)

Investing<p>Investors looking for a virtuous approach should consider one of the oldest socially responsible ETFs.<p>Investing<p>Make a difference by …

Investing

The down in your jacket, sleeping bag just got more environmentally friendly

One of the most innovative products to hit the outdoor industry in recent years has been hydrophobic down. By applying a simple polymer coating to …

The three phases of Tesla's clean energy revolution

<i>The following four excerpts are from "The Tesla Revolution: Why Big Oil is Losing the Energy War" (2017) by Rembrandt Koppelaar and Willem Middelkoop</i> …

Renewable Energy

Will clothes companies do the right thing to reduce microfiber pollution?

Over the past few years, evidence has been mounting that synthetic textiles such as polyester and acrylic, which make up much of our clothing, are a major source of pollution in the world’s oceans. That’s because washing those clothes causes tiny plastic fibers to shed and travel through wastewater …

Pollution

This company is making skateboards out of hemp to save the planet (no, really)

<b>Weed is to skateboarding what wine is to France.</b><p>It’s rare to walk past your local skate park in summer and not be hit with the heavy, cloying smell …

Plastic-free aisle in supermarkets urged to cut polluting food packaging

The campaign, launched by environment group A Plastic Planet, has the backing of doctors, scientists and a host of celebrities to highlight the …

Norton Point makes stylish sunglasses from recycled ocean plastic

<b>This company proves that plastic waste can be a valuable resource.</b><p>If you’re looking for a new pair of stylish sunglasses with a sustainable twist, …

Let's hold Apple and Walmart to their big environmental promises

Call them the “moon shot” promises. The big, bold corporate sustainability targets that take your breath away, and may scramble your trust as well.<p>Can Apple really cease to depend on mining for any of the metal in its products, a goal it announced (pdf) in April?<p>Surely Walmart’s Project Gigaton to …

Sustainability

Recycled bottles are renewable fabric for Volcom’s new line of boardshorts

Surf apparel company Volcom introduced its newest collection of Wave Magnet boardshorts made from recycled plastic bottles recently — the result of a …

3 crucial trends redefining business in a changing world

In 2017, the year of BSR’s 25th anniversary, I have been reflecting on the confluence of three crucial trends that are redefining business: clarity …

Innovation

Ikea’s solution to peak stuff? Invest in plastics recycling plant

Ikea has bought forest in Romania and the Baltics, wind farms in Poland and now it is investing in a plastic recycling plant in the Netherlands.<p>For the Swedish furniture giant, extending control across its supply chain in this way could help it become more sustainable by avoiding environmentally …

Sustainability

How to Start a Business That's Radically Transparent (and Why You Should) | Inc.com

"I didn't set out to create a sustainable supply chain," says Scott Tannen. But in 2013, he was on the hunt for new bed linens, and he couldn't stop thinking about the Rana Plaza disaster--the Bangladeshi garment-factory collapse that left 1,127 workers dead.<p>He began to wonder about the origins of …

Manufacturing

Here's How to Improve The Massive Environmental Footprint of Commercial Shipping

How to lessen a necessary evil.<p>Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship. …

Center central to green shipping

A technical center to promote green shipping and looking at how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Asian shipping sectors was established at …

Germany got 85% of its electricity from renewable sources in April

Germany is constantly making the rest of the world look bad with their commitment to renewable energy. The country is always near the top of the list …

Renewable Energy

Why businesses in Nigeria need to take sustainable finance seriously

Many people will have heard of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. But less well known is the concept of sustainability at the root of these goals. …

3 ways to move your company toward the circular economy

It’s no secret that Earth’s natural resources are diminishing at an increasing rate. According to the Global Footprint Network’s estimate, human …

Sustainability

376 sq. ft. London micro-apartment redesigned to entertain friends & family

Smaller, more efficient urban living spaces are becoming a bit of a necessity as housing prices rise. But living small doesn't mean you have to feel …

Housing

GM commits to sustainable natural rubber for tires

Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear, and Michelin will help lead the change to greener tires.<p>General Motors buys a lot of tires. About 49 million a year, in fact. As part of its sustainability efforts, the automaker announced a goal of 100-percent sustainability for its natural rubber needs, and …