Sector Archives: Retail & Consumer Goods

Engaging Consumers to Reduce and Recycle

This is the last in a six-part series that explores five focus areas for businesses to address in plastic strategies, accelerating change and pursing the necessary scale of innovation and collaboration to address the plastics challenge. You can read the penultimate blog in this series here. One of the many hurdles facing a circular plastics

Collaborating to Change Policy and Markets

This is the fifth in a six-part series that explores five focus areas for businesses to address in plastic strategies, accelerating change and pursing the necessary scale of innovation and collaboration to address the plastics challenge. You can read the fourth blog in this series here. No one consumer goods company, packaging or plastics manufacturer

Innovating to Minimise the Lifecycle Impacts of Plastic

This is the fourth in a six-part series that explores five focus areas for businesses to address in plastic strategies to accelerate change and pursue the scale of innovation and collaboration necessary to address the plastics challenge. You can read the previous blogs from this series here. Whilst it is not possible, or even desirable, to remove

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

Removing Avoidable and Problematic (Plastic) Packaging

This is the second in a six-part series that aims to explore five focus areas for businesses looking to shape their plastic strategy, accelerate change and pursue the necessary scales of innovation and collaboration to address the plastics challenge. You can read the first blog in this series here. Due to its low cost, versatility,

We Are Not Alone in Believing Change is Possible

Although dented, the Paris Agreement is not broken. Companies and many other institutions remain committed to climate action. Interface shares with SustainAbility thoughts on why it is standing by the Paris Agreement and how climate leadership is good for business. At Interface, we were very disappointed when the President announced that the United States would withdraw

Playing to Win Through Sustainable Growth

How can a sporting goods company play to win whilst maintaining sustainability as its foundation of future growth? By identifying and prioritizing the economic, environmental and social impacts and issues that matter most to the company and its stakeholders, and setting goals to improve performance. SustainAbility supported Amer Sports to deliver the company’s materiality assessment

What’s Next for Business?

For SustainAbility’s annual trends report, we have identified ​10 issues that we believe have the greatest sustainability influence right now, calling out implications for the private sector in particular. 2016 brought profound global ​shifts including rising support for protectionism and populism, growing cybercrime and​ shifting global climate leadership, all​ amid significant political and economic instability. Opportunities for companies

In the Spotlight: Crowdfunding Solar Panels, M&S Energy Society

Zoë Arden spoke to Lydia Hopton Property Plan A Project Manager at M&S about how a company that is in the business of selling bras and knickers is looking to its customers to help meet renewable energy commitments. How did the solar scheme come about? Why did M&S opt for crowdfunding? In 2014 we completed

How Mitsubishi Gain Insight Through Intelligence

Japan’s largest general trading company, Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has business interests in industries as diverse as energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, food and general merchandise. A company committed to the enrichment of society through business, it is acutely aware of how environmental, social and economic pressures are rapidly shaping the context in which global companies operate.