Category Archives: Consumers and Brands

The role for co-op’s in today’s social challenges – healthy people, planet and profit

Tweet Upstream along the Hudson River and a few hours’ train journey from New York City lies the state capital of Albany, a city comparable in size to Stockholm (with a population of around 1 million). After more than 20 … Continue reading

Honest and healthy food?

Tweet An increasing number of people, myself included, are demanding more from what we eat.  The discussion of horse meat will push the food industry to the front of the debate. And it is more than one question to be raised about values and … Continue reading

Is it so hard to find a sustainable, antibiotic-free chicken?

Tweet An increasing number of people, myself included, are demanding more from what we eat. The availability of eco-friendly, organic products has visibly improved in recent years, as people take a greater interest in what they consume and how it … Continue reading

New study shows how to label hazard products

Tweet This week a new study provides insights on how to further improve hazard communication to EU citizens. It highlights the following key points: Awareness amongst the general public of the new international hazard labels which appear on the packaging … Continue reading

The 2011 Global Online Environmental & Sustainability Survey and more….

Tweet In a new study titled 2011 Global Online Environmental & Sustainability Survey, conducted by digital analysts Nielsen and polled 25,000 internet respondents in 51 countries we can read that 75% of the global online consumers say they take raw materials into … Continue reading

Gloomy figures in the US economy, but here comes the Super Greens….

Tweet Many do not equate the environmentally focused activities of composting, recycling and using  rechargeable batteries as primary activities of the high‐incomeAmerican jet set. But, according  to a new report from Scarborough Research, the “Super Green”  – those consumers who engage  in the highest … Continue reading

Textile – Fashion and Sustainability

Tweet This weekend, craft lovers in the Bay Area, San Fransisco, US will have ample opportunity to celebrate the handmade. A nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization providing local coverage of the San Francisco Bay Area for The New York Times. To … Continue reading

Attitudes of European citizens towards the environment

Tweet The latest EU Barometer showing that 89% of people think that more funding should be allocated to support environmentally friendly activities and developments. Visit the result of the EU Barometer – Attitudes towards the Environment.

Sustainability Brand study in Sweden – Coop, ICA, Volvo, Arla Foods and IKEA on the top of the list by consumers

Tweet Coop, ICA, Volvo, Arla Foods and IKEA are the brands that are considered the best in environmental and social responsibility in Sweden. The best sectors are retailers, food producers and carmakers. According to the largest brand study on Sustainability, … Continue reading

Majority of UK public mistrusts corporate carbon claims, poll finds

Tweet Just 7% of the British public believes claims made by companies that they are taking tough action to reduce carbon emissions. Read more The Guardian