Sector Archives: Footwear & Apparel

Creating a Circular Economy for Plastics

This is the third in a six-part series that explores five focus areas for businesses to address in plastic strategies, accelerate change and pursue the necessary scale of innovation and collaboration to address the plastics challenge. You can read the second blog in this series here. Our current system is failing to capture the economic

Meet Our Network: Sean Ansett

Having held senior corporate responsibility positions at Burberry and Gap Inc., Sean Ansett now provides strategic advice on ethical trade, human rights and environmental sustainability. Zoë Arden spoke with him about his work with LaborVoices, a social enterprise that polls workers through their mobile phones to provide real-time visibility inside supply chains. Zoë Arden: Can

Challenges, Performance and Accountability

In comparison to the 2011 edition of this survey, titled Key Challenges and Industry Performance this year’s results show a slight uptick in the level of urgency experts feel across top sustainability issues, as well as in their impressions of how well industry is managing the transition to sustainability. But, even while perceptions of performance

Signed, Sealed… Delivered?

Signed, Sealed… Delivered? explores the value and challenges that businesses find in using certification and labelling as tools to improve economic, environmental and social outcomes across global value chains. Certification, labeling and the standards-setting organizations behind them have been pioneers in building a more sustainable economy. For businesses, they provide a credible, consensus-set reference point