Posts made in July, 2013

The power of collaboration to inspire a better future

Major companies including BT are using new digital platforms to scale sustainability conversations with stakeholders As progressive businesses seek inspiration for their sustainability journey, many are stating quite simply and honestly: ‘We cannot do this alone’. A colossal team effort is needed from business, government and civil society to tackle the immense water, carbon, energy and food security challenges we all face. Given the sheer complexity and global nature of these issues, the response must be global, and to be effective, it must happen at scale. Harnessing the power of human...

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Sea-to-plate service launched in the US

Tracing the fish we eat is a murky issue. Fish is often mislabelled, meaning that what’s in the packet may not be as described. Now, social enterprise I Love Blue Sea (ILBS) has created the first online platform enabling consumers in the US to buy fresh, sustainably caught seafood directly from producers. The San Francisco-based start-up offers a virtual fish counter of 110 products, from shellfish and wild fish to ready-made dishes. The new service, whereby orders are shared immediately with producers and delivered to customers within 24-48 hours, is funded by a 10% fee taken from each...

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Centre for Sustainable Fashion: inspiring a new way of thinking

The Centre for Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion is celebrating five years as a versatile academic force linking research, education and business in the pursuit of innovation in sustainable fashion. SOURCE contributor Katharine Earley speaks to Centre director and ethical fashion pioneer, Dilys Williams, about the elements of success that have combined to create a world-first Masters course and dynamic partnerships with high profile brands and government, as well as her vision for the CSF’s future. With sustainability conversations increasingly focusing on cross-sector...

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