Category: <span>Business</span>

Black-Owned Vegan Brand Black Girl Sunscreen Secures $1 Million Investment

Black-Owned Vegan Brand Black Girl Sunscreen Secures $1 Million Investment

In the world of venture capital, only 2.2% of funding goes to women-led startups. It’s even harder for women of colour (WOC) founded businesses. According to ProjectDiane, a biennial demographic study of Black women founders, Latinx women-led startups raised 0.04% of the $424.7 billion in total tech VC funding raised since 2009, while Black women raised...

Second-Hand Market Set to Hit $64 Billion in the Next 5 Years, thredUP 2020 Report Reveals

Second-Hand Market Set to Hit $64 Billion in the Next 5 Years, thredUP 2020 Report Reveals

While fashion retailers are collapsing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some analysts predicting that a quarter of US malls may close in the next five years, the opposite is true for the second-hand and resale market. A recently published annual report by the world’s largest thrift and consignment platform reveals that the...

Post-Pandemic Recovery: Seizing Opportunities to Build a Green and Resilient Economy

Post-Pandemic Recovery: Seizing Opportunities to Build a Green and Resilient Economy

Pause. The world was virtually at a standstill over the last couple months as countries imposed lockdown measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential businesses, establishments, and transportation were put on halt and people were told to stay at home. With the pandemic restrictions, the environment was also given a reprieve – our cities...

IKEA Unveils Its Low-Waste, Nature-Inspired ‘Home Of Tomorrow’ Sustainable Lifestyle Concept

IKEA Unveils Its Low-Waste, Nature-Inspired ‘Home Of Tomorrow’ Sustainable Lifestyle Concept

Swedish retail behemoth IKEA has unveiled its brand new eco-friendly urban home concept in Szczecin, Poland. Hoping to encourage customers to live a life more in harmony with nature, the IKEA Home of Tomorrow – a 2,700 square foot concept space set in an old building – introduces visitors to environmentally friendly furniture and home...

Q&A with Michael Fox, Co-Founder of Plant-Based Meat Company Fable

Q&A with Michael Fox, Co-Founder of Plant-Based Meat Company Fable

After raising $1.5 million in venture capital funding, Australia’s newest start-up plant-based meat company Fable Food Co. released its first product range, a plant-based pulled pork and beef brisket made predominantly with shiitake mushrooms. The company followed up its initial success, releasing its new ‘Plant Based Slow Braised Beef’ across 600 Woolworths locations in Australia in time for World Meat...

Plant-Based ‘Slow-braised Meat’ Fable Hits Woolworths Making Vegan Food More Accessible

Plant-Based ‘Slow-braised Meat’ Fable Hits Woolworths Making Vegan Food More Accessible

With the rise of Instagram influencers, concerns about climate change and the ethics of animal agriculture, the plant-based movement is gaining momentum and faux meat is being found in more locations than ever before. Plant-based protein brands such as Quorn and Tofurky can now be purchased in most supermarkets and fast food chains such as...

Companies Fail to Address Plastic Pollution Crisis, Report Finds No Corporate Leaders

Companies Fail to Address Plastic Pollution Crisis, Report Finds No Corporate Leaders

BERKELEY, CA – Today, As You Sow released its Waste & Opportunity 2020: Searching for Corporate Leadership report analyzing the actions, or inactions, of 50 of the largest U.S. consumer-facing companies to reduce plastic pollution. In the face of growing worldwide concern about ocean plastic pollution, the report concludes that companies are far too slow in adopting responsive actions...

Companies Need to Set More Ambitious Targets to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, Report Shows

Companies Need to Set More Ambitious Targets to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, Report Shows

With only ten years left to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, companies need to accelerate from decades of ambition to a Decade of Action. UNITED NATIONS, New York – Today, on the occasion of its 20th-anniversary Leaders Summit, the United Nations Global Compact, in partnership with DNV GL, released a new report looking back on 20...

A Crash Course in Compostable Packaging for Small Business Owners

A Crash Course in Compostable Packaging for Small Business Owners

By Eva Ross An unlikely hero in the fight to protect the environment is none other than the humble compost heap, quietly driving the shift towards a circular economy with almost effortless waste management and creating a healthier planet for years to come. Currently, recycling is one of the most ingrained waste-reduction habits in our...

Sustainable Shoe Brand Allbirds Releases Carbon Footprint Details For All Its Products

Sustainable Shoe Brand Allbirds Releases Carbon Footprint Details For All Its Products

New Zealand-American sustainable shoe brand Allbirds which built its reputation on the use of natural materials such as Merino wool and ‘tree fiber’ TENCEL™ Lyocell, has begun providing the carbon footprint details for every shoe in its collection. This initiative comes on the back of the brand transitioning to carbon neutrality last year with the introduction...

EarthHero: The Convenient Way to Shop Sustainably Online

EarthHero: The Convenient Way to Shop Sustainably Online

If you’ve ever conducted research to learn about a product’s sustainability attributes and searched for where to shop for environmentally friendly products online, you’ll know that a hefty investment of time and energy is required. There is often limited information, and the products are usually distributed on various websites across the internet making the shopping...