The United States is the second largest region based on its value of sustainable investing assets.
June 20, 2019
The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA), Washington, D.C., released its biennial Global Sustainable Investment Review 2018 report, showing that global sustainable investment assets reached $30.7 trillion at the start of 2018, a 34% increase from 2016.
While nearly 80% of respondents would consider delayed shipping if the environmental benefit was clearly articulated, they are unlikely to settle for higher costs in exchange for environmental benefits.
April 23, 2019
Even as topics like climate change continue to make headlines, only 52% have shifted their purchase decisions, with 66% intending to shift within the year, according to “Earth Day 2019,” a study produced by A.T. Kearney, Chicago.
Two areas for potential improvement are water use and reactive nitrogen losses, the study says.
March 12, 2019
An Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-led team completed a comprehensive life-cycle analysis quantifying the resource use and various environmental emissions of beef cattle production in the United States.
Research found that sustainability-marketed products delivered 50.1% of market growth from 2013-2018 while representing 16.6% of the CPG market in dollar sales in 2018.
March 11, 2019
IRI, Chicago, and NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business (CSB), New York, released the findings of a new U.S.-based study and established the Sustainable Share Index, an in-depth analysis of consumer purchases of products marketed for their sustainable attributes.
In 2018, 115 organizations wielding a combined purchasing power in excess of $3.3 trillion requested environmental information from 5,500-plus of their key suppliers.
February 8, 2019
With greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in supply chains on average 5.5 times those of company’s direct operations, a new report from CDP, New York, reveals a step-change in corporate awareness and action on environmental impacts within the supply chain in the last decade.
Almost half (41%) of consumers from around the world say they’re willing to pay more for products that contain all-natural or organic ingredients.
January 18, 2019
The report, “Consumers Buy The Change They Wish To See in The World,” produced by Catalina, St. Petersburg, Fla., found that natural and organic ingredients and certifications serve as the entry level point for nearly every market when it comes to sustainability attributes.
The research revealed there is a strong correlation between purpose and reputation.
January 16, 2019
Purpose is one of three critical dimensions of overall reputation, according to the “2018 Porter Novelli/Cone Purpose Premium Index: How Companies Can Unlock Reputational Gains by Leading with Purpose,” produced by CONE, a Porter Novelli Co., Boston, Mass.