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Proxy Preview 2015 Examines Record-Breaking Number of Sustainability-Related Shareholder Resolutions | Sustainable Brands

This month, shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow released its 10th annual Proxy Preview report, detailing the record-breaking 433 social and environmental shareholder resolutions filed so far this proxy season, with political spending and climate change driving most of the activity. Source: www.sustainablebrands.com It may be a new record but ...read more →

Environment: Election 2015 party policies

When is the election? May 7. Who wants your vote? Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems, Ukip, Green Party and SNP. But do you know their environment policies? Michael Wilkinson finds out Source: www.telegraph.co.uk Will the Environment really count in General,Election 2015?  The Telegraph sums up the political battle camps and there ...read more →

The problem with sustainability marketing? Not enough me, me, me

Campaigns often appeal to our better intentions and higher purpose but perhaps they need to focus on answering the question ‘what’s in it for me?’ Source: www.theguardian.com Consumer driven sustainability is critical to future progress in reducing planetary impacts. Regulation and commodity resource constraints can only drive manufacturers and suppliers ...read more →

The Cost of Sprawl: A Visual Comparison

The cost of sprawl is 2.5 times more expensive than the compact city. Sidewalks, water and wastewater pipes, schools and libraries, police and fire protection, and of course, roads. And whether the costs are paid by the homeowner, the local government, or businesses, the lower density in the suburbs leads ...read more →

Why This Palm Oil Sustainability Group Ditched Its Own Members

A coalition focused on encouraging palm oil sustainability has decided to use a bold strategy to draw attention to its members’ lack of compliance. Source: associationsnow.com The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil gets tougher with non-compliance and boots out the worste offenders.  Three cheers for Orangutans and forest biodiversity.  

Soapbox: Save Me

To raise awareness of badger culls going on across the UK, we’ve teamed up with Save Me Trust and developed a new May Day bath bomb. Here’s why: Source: www.lush.co.uk Save me says “We are working with the Wildlife trusts, National Trusts and Councils wherever possible to increase the areas ...read more →