Sustainability

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Why we may have hit ‘peak purpose’

For companies like Scotiabank and Loblaw, it’s no longer good enough to simply express corporate values.

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Canadian brands unite to move the needle on sustainability

A pledge to fight climate change and a coalition to reduce plastic waste are among new initiatives being led by major CPGs and retailers.

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IKEA makes Black Friday about saving both money and the planet

The retailer is also shifting its spend and strategy to reach households that are already keen on going green.

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Nearly half of Gen Z says its habits are less sustainable

An IBM report shows how the pandemic and tech developments have changed Canadians’ environmental outlooks.

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Renaissance refreshes to be less thrift, more modern retailer

The Quebec non-profit refreshes the look of the typical Goodwill store with a focus on sustainability and job-creation.

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Tim Hortons to bring Loop containers to restaurants

The QSR joins TerraCycle’s circular economy platform, and will pilot reusable, returnable cups and containers in 2021.

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How a donation program helps fill a gap in Lego’s sustainability efforts

Lego Replay expands the product lifecycle and lends a hand to non-profits for children.

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Why a former Cirque du Soleil CMO has joined a B2B recycling startup

Loop Industries’ Sheila Morin plans to use a mix of co-marketing and D2C strategies.

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IKEA inspires little acts that have a big environmental impact

Climate change is intimidating, so the furniture retailer is showing how things from lightbulbs to food containers can be a huge help.

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Lassonde makes its push to ditch plastic hard to miss

The company adds its Kiju and Simple Drop brands to a national rollout of paper straws, serving green demand in single-serve drinks.

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Kraft says no to palm oil, yes to new nut butter

If you thought the brand would never deviate from its iconic peanut spread or remove a key ingredient, think again.

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Unilever keeps doing good

The company celebrates 90 years of fearless leadership and a culture of creativity.

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The impact of COVID-19 on the future of sustainability

How short-term changes in the name of public health could impact consumer behaviour and habits down the road.

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Gamifying recycling

Brands across categories are looking to find ways to encourage Canadians to dispose of recyclable products properly.

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Silk aims to sweeten the unsweetened segment

The Danone brand looks to pounce on more growth opportunities in oat beverages and plant-based yogurt.