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April 2, 2013
Growing market demands, regulations, and reputational risks are pushing companies to understand the impacts of chemicals use on society and business and proactively manage their use in products and supply chains.
March 4, 2013
At the GreenBiz Forum San Francisco, Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard challenged the definition of responsible corporate leadership when it comes to expanding business opportunities.
January 14, 2013
BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer, GoodGuide Cofounder Dara O’Rourke, and Weber Shandwick Executive Vice President of Energy, Cleantech and Sustainability William Brent explore what it will take to reduce the impacts of what we consume—and to consume less.
November 13, 2012
In a new video, San Francisco Bay Area residents give insight on how the information they digest influences the products they purchase.
November 13, 2012
Insight is a powerful tool for understanding sustainability and behavior. Recently, my colleague Joyce Sood and I went out to explore how people in San Francisco are connecting with the notion of sustainable consumption. We came out of the experience with some useful insights on how to connect sustainability to people’s needs.
October 24, 2012
According to Marc Bolland, chief executive of British retailer Marks and Spencer Group (M&S), it’s something we all should be talking about, particularly as we head into the holiday season. During the opening session of the BSR Conference 2012 Wednesday, Bolland reflected on M&S’s work to coin this new term with the goal of sparking consumer engagement in sustainability
October 5, 2012
I recently finished Fran Hawthorne’s new book, Ethical Chic, which investigates whether the innovative and leading companies we love do business ethically. I could not help but wonder whether any company is completely ethical. Can a company actually achieve the seemingly elusive ethical label?
September 4, 2012
In the past several years, the fashion industry has faced intensifying criticism about its environmental footprint and has once again reacted both on a brand level, with many brands establishing their own sustainability commitments and strategies, as well as on an industry-wide scale with initiatives such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition or the NRDC’s Clean by Design campaign. More recently, however, sustainability leaders in the fashion industry have begun moving beyond their initial reactive response towards proactively addressing environmental concerns right from square one of the value chain: design.
July 31, 2012
In the sustainable fashion dialogue, we often hear that the fashion industry and its consumers are simply not ready to address environmental issues. Yet, in reading a recent report published by WRAP U.K. on sustainable fashion consumption, I was pleasantly surprised.
May 8, 2012
The fashion industry is poised to establish a new trend of sustainable consumption. Here, we look at the opportunities and challenges revealed during BSR's work with the Danish Fashion Institute on cultivating the NICE Consumer.