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Technology could allow hemp and flax to break cotton's global hold on textiles

Technology could allow hemp and flax to break cotton's global hold on textiles | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Typically seen as a scratchy, hippy material, bast fibres can now be softened to produce cloth that rivals cottonIt calls its product the "friendliest fibre on the planet".
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Framing natural capital: economy and ecology are not in competition

Framing natural capital: economy and ecology are not in competition | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
In response to George Monbiot on natural capital, Tony Juniper argues nature is not an impediment to economic success, but an essential prerequisite for itI very much agree with George Monbiot that nature is beautiful, full of wonders and must be...
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Supply chains and forced labour after Rana Plaza: lessons learned

Supply chains and forced labour after Rana Plaza: lessons learned | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
On the first anniversary of the fall of the Rana Plaza, have western suppliers learned their lesson?What does the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh in which 1,138 workers perished mean for those of us who are working to end modern-day slavery?
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Angela Ahrendts' start date at Apple leaves Burberry investors confused

Angela Ahrendts' start date at Apple leaves Burberry investors confused | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Burberry chief to take up new post next week, meaning she could forfeit shares worth £8m due to mature on 6 JuneBurberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts is to take up her new post as head of Apple's retail empire next week, raising the prospect...
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Can the global fashion industry become transparent?

Can the global fashion industry become transparent? | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
A year since the Rana Plaza disaster exposed fashion industry failings, experts discuss how transparent supply chains can beCarry Somers, founder of Fashion Revolution Day, cites a recent Australian Fashion Report that found that 61% of brands...
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Framing natural capital: economy and ecology are not in competition

Framing natural capital: economy and ecology are not in competition | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
In response to George Monbiot on natural capital, Tony Juniper argues nature is not an impediment to economic success, but an essential prerequisite for it
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"Nature is not destroyed because it is not beautiful or wonderful to some people, but because many believe it must be sacrificed to achieve progress. Breaking that frame is at the top of the to-do list."

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A pact with the devil? The challenges of partnering with the extractive industry

A pact with the devil? The challenges of partnering with the extractive industry | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Partnerships with oil, gas and mining companies pose unique strategic and reputational challenges for NGOs, finds Will Henley
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Walmart’s Impact on Global Sustainability | Human Nature - Conservation International Blog

Walmart’s Impact on Global Sustainability | Human Nature - Conservation International Blog | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
When Walmart takes an action, it can have a larger impact than many nations.
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The Kimberley Process is a 'perfect cover story' for blood diamonds

The Kimberley Process is a 'perfect cover story' for blood diamonds | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
We need a new system to force the jewellery industry to promote ethical mining and gem trading techniques, writes David Rhode
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Unilever Using New App to Assess Suppliers' Sustainability Progress | Sustainable Brands

Unilever Using New App to Assess Suppliers' Sustainability Progress | Sustainable Brands | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Unilever is using the new Greenlight Assessments iPad app from Muddy Boots Software to gain immediate access to sustainability progress from its suppliers. Greenlight offers a portable data-collection solution and enables companies to collaborate with its suppliers on any type of audit or assessment, allowing information to be shared both up and down the supply chain.
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Why it's time to disrupt old business models

Why it's time to disrupt old business models | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
A new report sheds light on the urgent need for fundamentally different approaches to value creation.
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Where did the product come from? Don't ask the supplier

Where did the product come from? Don't ask the supplier | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Tim Wilson: a certification scheme won't work – data should move through the supply chain as efficiently as the goods themselves
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Natural capital: breakthrough or buzzword?

Natural capital: breakthrough or buzzword? | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Marc Gunther: The concept of measuring nature's value to business is gaining popularity - but is it helpful or just a waste of time?
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Brands must embrace the future of fully conscious consumption

Brands must embrace the future of fully conscious consumption | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Consumers are sharing and consuming more data than ever before, and they'll expect 'conscious brands' to do the sameKnowledge of self, and of the world around us is one of the key informants of consumption behaviour.
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Amid legal uncertainty on conflict minerals, alternatives emerge

Amid legal uncertainty on conflict minerals, alternatives emerge | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
How can manufacturers and consumers fight the conflict minerals that are destabilising central Africa?
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Copenhagen fashion summit - live blog

Copenhagen fashion summit - live blog | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Leading voices in fashion and business discuss the industrys social and environmental responsibility and solutions on the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh 11.32am BST There is absolutely no reason to...
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Copenhagen fashion summit: seven things we learned

Copenhagen fashion summit: seven things we learned | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Seven lessons from one of the world's biggest sustainable fashion events, from washing your clothes less often to building a capsule wardrobeNow in its third year, the Copenhagen fashion summit is one of the world's most important events on...
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Cutting forests for fashion: unsustainable fabrics come out of the closet

Cutting forests for fashion: unsustainable fabrics come out of the closet | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
H&M, Zara and others are working to find alternative sources for viscose and nylon fabrics that endanger forestsLarge and globally recognized fashion brands are working to change their supply chain to avoid endangering forests.
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Sustainability and performance in textiles: can you have it all?

Sustainability and performance in textiles: can you have it all? | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Materials like wool have surprising resilience and utility and don't endanger health or the environment like newer compounds
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Tasmanian forests set for logging as Liberals push ahead with repeal

Tasmanian forests set for logging as Liberals push ahead with repeal | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Guardian Australia: State government unveils plan to tear up historic deal between industry and greens protecting 400,000 hectares of forest
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Insanity!

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Business Relevance of Natural Capital, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Assessing the Current State of Play | Sustainable Brands

Business Relevance of Natural Capital, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Assessing the Current State of Play | Sustainable Brands | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
As “natural capital,” “biodiversity” and “ecosystem services” are terms that are increasingly bandied about, a few questions are increasingly being whispered by corporate colleagues that are worth answering: Why are they relevant to business? How can companies integrate these issues into decision-making processes? When and where are they most readily applicable?
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Why Europe's 'opt in' rules on conflict minerals could fail to spark change

Why Europe's 'opt in' rules on conflict minerals could fail to spark change | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Nick Murry: The European Commission missed an opportunity to break the link between minerals trading and the financing of arms
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Where did the product come from? Don't ask the supplier

Where did the product come from? Don't ask the supplier | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Tim Wilson: a certification scheme won't work – data should move through the supply chain as efficiently as the goods themselves
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Why Standardized Rules About Corporate Responsibility Don't Make Sense

Why Standardized Rules About Corporate Responsibility Don't Make Sense | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Corporate ethics is booming. Every major company has its own social responsibility CSR program, sustainability consulting is big business, and more...
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Nike's LAUNCH project expands search for sustainable materials innovations

Nike's LAUNCH project expands search for sustainable materials innovations | Business and sustainability | Scoop.it
Members of the LAUNCH project partner with Nordic based companies in their search for innovators around the world
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