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What Can Ethical Fashion Teach Us About Tackling Sustainability In Challenging Industries?

The sustainability challenges facing the clothing industry today are immense. In 2013 the Danish fashion institute estimated it to be the second-most damaging industry in the world, with 25 percent of the world’s pesticides used to grow cotton alone, and one-fifth of industrial water pollution stemming from the dyeing and treatment of fabric. The U.S. […]

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Sedex 2015: Paths to Sustainable Supply Chains

On a crisp Wednesday morning last week, the 2015 Sedex Global Responsible Sourcing Conference kicked off in London’s Parliament Square, barely a stone’s throw from the seat of British government. The event saw 500 delegates from brands including Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Bacardi and Sky come together to discuss the future of supply chains through […]

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Social Auditing: A New Tool for Sustainable Development?

Can social auditing be repurposed for greater good? That was the question posed during a breakout session of the Sedex Global Responsible Sourcing Conference in London last week. Muriel Johnson, AAG Project Manager at Sedex, asked a panel of leading business representatives if social auditing could be used to advance sustainable development within global enterprise, […]

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How the Humble Pint Is Helping to Advance Sustainability Science

Last week saw the launch of a new initiative that will offer 15 post-graduate scientists from nations across Africa the opportunity to work with UK academic institutions in subject areas such as water management, sustainable farming, energy and waste. The ‘SABMiller Royal Society Exchange Programme’ is a seemingly unlikely collaboration between one of the UK’s […]

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How Bologna is Stimulating Environmental Action through Social Innovation

By Adam Tassle This article was published by The European Institute of Innovation & Technology on October 9th, 2014 Descending out of the cloud toward terracotta roofs and soaring 11th century towers, I am excited to be spending the next month in the historic city of Bologna, Italy. I’m here as part of the ‘Pioneers […]

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Net Positive: What is it and what can it do for me?

Making the Case for a ‘Give More’ Sustainability Strategy: I sat in on one of the SBLondon’13 break out sessions to find out what ‘Net Positive’ entails, what it can do, and how we can use it to create restorative, future-proof brands.

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Sustainable Brands London ’13: Day 1 Summary

Sustainable Brands’ second annual European conference kicked off on Monday at the Lancaster Hotel in central London with a round of thought-provoking morning plenary sessions. What was on the agenda? The latest tools, trends and models driving the shift toward more sustainable consumption.

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