Wrangler Sources 100% Local Traceable Cotton for New Denim Collection

Wrangler introduced a new denim collection today made with sustainably grown, traceable cotton from five US states. The Rooted Collection helps move the brand toward its goal of reaching 100% sustainable cotton by 2025. Each piece in the limited collection of five state-specific jeans was grown, milled, cut, and sewn in the United States, Wrangler…

Private firms have ‘critical role’ in sustainable development

​ GRI challenges governments and companies to work closer together on SDG reporting. Amsterdam, 3 April 2019 – GRI chairman Eric Hespenheide has called for greater cooperation between businesses and governments to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following the GRI Board of Directors holding their bi-annual meeting in India, GRI today (3 April) partnered with the Bombay Stock Exchange to hold a special dialogue event in Mumbai entitled…

Mastering the long haul of sustainability

Pursuing the meaningful but long-term work in the sustainability field can be a difficult journey. Grit — perseverance and passion — can help us push through adversity, but grit alone isn’t nearly enough to master sustainability’s long haul. Here’s some good news: Even if grit is not your greatest strength, you still can apply a variety of…

Is this the end of corporate social responsibility (CSR)?

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) doesn’t cut it any more. In fact, leader companies are putting distance between themselves and this approach. They don’t find it to be relevant to their growth or business models. The Canadian government was interested in understanding future trends in CSR and commissioned a study to explore this topic. The most dramatic conclusion…

Can the SDGs turn business risks into opportunities?

Whether driven by regulation, technology, consumer demand or resource availability, the transformation of the global economy currently underway will touch virtually every industry you can name. For companies, that means considering whether “business as usual” will cut it in the long term. However, figuring out which measures to use when planning for the future can…

5 ways to create a strong sustainability culture

Executives often say they want to do more about sustainability and climate change, but that it seems impossible. On a personal level, it can feel that way for us all because climate action requires the most complex (and intriguing) of behavioral challenges: to become more proactive; prevent undesired futures; and create better futures. Truly, one person…

‘Earth Day Every Day’: 4 Tips for Successful Corporate Activism

Companies have long run sustainability initiatives that exclude customers. To be fair, these companies have donated a percentage of profits to charities, volunteered employee time, reduced emissions, cleaned up supply chains, and much more. However, their customers have been on the sideline, sometimes aware but not personally engaged. Through corporate activism, brands can change this…