Capitalism with a conscience
Buy, consume, dispose – such is the widely accepted framework that we consumers accept and operate within.  But turning this framework on its head is a steadily growing, global movement known as “collaborative consumption”.   Also known as the “sharing economy”, a business...
End-of-life warranty
  Sustainability strategy is becoming more innovative as supply chain issues become more apparent. It is important to consider potential second (and third, fourth and so on) lives for products – recycling is one thing, but designing products so that they are reusable or easily able to be...
New Developments in Sustainability: CEOs say ‘tax us’
At a time when Australia seems set to do away with the carbon tax (and not introduce the carbon pricing mechanism that was set to follow), we noted the results of a recent Accenture survey with great interest.    Nearly one-third of CEO’s suggest intervention through taxation should be...
A Christmas anecdote on the importance of transparency
Shopping for a gift for a family member recently reminded one of our team here at Impact Sustainability of the importance of making sure environmental claims are made honestly, and communicated well.   The gift in question was a watch, produced by a small manufacturer who claims to use only...
The Hero Brand files: A superpowered fashion label
Honest By has a business model that 10 years ago would have been labeled a seriously bad idea.   Recently launched by the former art director of Hugo Boss, Honest By claims to be the world’s first 100% transparent company. A bold claim indeed, but one that’s hard to...