Insight

A strong evidence base is the backbone of our operations in communications, trade, investment and consultancy. We gain this knowledge from our own research, thought leaders, research institutions and other key sources of information. We stay abreast of developments in sustainability and industry innovation to keep our network members well informed.  Click on categories to see a full list of our thematic areas.

The SDGS: A US$12 Trillion Opportunity for Business

The SDGS: A US$12 Trillion Opportunity for Business

Published: February 01, 2017
Business & Sustainable Development Commission
Social Innovation: Proving the Link between Corporate and Societal Value

Social Innovation: Proving the Link between Corporate and Societal Value

Published: February 25, 2016
A new World Economic Forum study shows how social innovation is increasingly entering the business mainstream
One Brand Strategy, New Global Campaign Unite Coca-Cola Trademark

One Brand Strategy, New Global Campaign Unite Coca-Cola Trademark

Published: January 20, 2016
All Coke Trademark brands will be united in one global creative campaign:Taste the Feeling.
Purpose to the People: How Brands Can Turn Crowds of Consumers Into Movements of Change

Purpose to the People: How Brands Can Turn Crowds of Consumers Into Movements of Change

Published: January 07, 2016
Magnum's #TrueToYourPleasure campaign
 Things Children Need to Know About Brands

Things Children Need to Know About Brands

Published: December 16, 2015
Advertising's big spenders are ramping up
Q&A with Sofie Beckham, Manager Forest Stewardship and Sustainability at International Paper

Q&A with Sofie Beckham, Manager Forest Stewardship and Sustainability at International Paper

Published: March 23, 2015
Smarter Business Blog
Convetit Embeds Materiality Mapping Tool Into Virtual Stakeholder Engagement 'ThinkTanks'

Convetit Embeds Materiality Mapping Tool Into Virtual Stakeholder Engagement 'ThinkTanks'

Published: October 06, 2014
Are you daunted by the GRI G4 requirement of engaging stakeholders to determine materiality for sustainability reporting?
More Than Half of Global Suppliers Commit to 100% Sustainable Palm Oil

More Than Half of Global Suppliers Commit to 100% Sustainable Palm Oil

Published: August 24, 2014
Suppliers of more than 55 percent of the world’s palm oil have committed to produce or trade 100 percent
De-coding Public-Private Partnerships for Development

De-coding Public-Private Partnerships for Development

Published: May 25, 2014
European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
Q&A with Rob Boogaard, acting president and chief executive officer, Interface (EMEA)

Q&A with Rob Boogaard, acting president and chief executive officer, Interface (EMEA)

Published: May 11, 2014
Interface’s founder Ray Anderson committed his carpet tile company to produce ‘less is more
Q&A: Bacardi Limited - Stuart Lowthian & Dave Howson

Q&A: Bacardi Limited - Stuart Lowthian & Dave Howson

Published: May 11, 2014
Bacardi Limited’s global technical director, Stuart Lowthian, and global sustainability director, Dave Howson
Q&A with Louise Nicholls, Head of Responsible Sourcing & Plan A at Marks & Spencer

Q&A with Louise Nicholls, Head of Responsible Sourcing & Plan A at Marks & Spencer

Published: April 18, 2014
Louise Nicholls has worked for Marks and Spencer (M&S) for over 20 years
Bacardi Rum Comes of Age in a New Light

Bacardi Rum Comes of Age in a New Light

Published: April 12, 2014
Worlds favorite BACARDI rum uses solar skylights in aging warehouses in Good Spirited initiative
From enclave to linkage economies in African extractives

From enclave to linkage economies in African extractives

Published: March 21, 2014
What do we know about the state of linkage formation in South Sahel Africa?
Webinar recording: How to drive sustainable innovation

Webinar recording: How to drive sustainable innovation

Published: February 21, 2014
A 53-minute discussion on how compnanies can embed corporate responsibility
P&G Removing Phosphates from All Detergents by End of 2015

P&G Removing Phosphates from All Detergents by End of 2015

Published: February 16, 2014
Procter & Gamble announced this week that it will eliminate phosphates from all of its laundry detergents
Sustainable Sourcing Driving Major Market Growth

Sustainable Sourcing Driving Major Market Growth

Published: February 16, 2014
Sustainability standards such as Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and Organic
Bacardi Aspires to 100% Sustainable Sugarcane Sourcing by 2022

Bacardi Aspires to 100% Sustainable Sugarcane Sourcing by 2022

Published: February 16, 2014
“Protecting the natural resources we use to create our brands, at every step along the value chain
Unilever Project Sunlight: A brighter future is possible

Unilever Project Sunlight: A brighter future is possible

Published: January 06, 2014
Unilever Project Sunlight is an initiative that aims to motivate millions of people to adopt
LEGO Group Partners with WWF, Commits to 100% Renewables by 2016

LEGO Group Partners with WWF, Commits to 100% Renewables by 2016

Published: December 20, 2013
LEGO Group recently announced a partnership with WWF centered around improving performance
H&M Plans to Pay All Textile Workers Living Wage by 2018

H&M Plans to Pay All Textile Workers Living Wage by 2018

Published: December 18, 2013
H&M, the world's second-largest clothing retailer, established a roadmap this week to pay a fair living wage
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