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Meet the 2020 Research Team: Content

Meet the 2020 Research Team: Content

To introduce the latest edition of The Works Design’s 2020 Sustainability Reporting Trends, we asked our research team what surprised them the most about this year’s trends. Here is what our content team had to say: Aishwarya Ramchandran, Sustainability Analyst Intern What is your role on this year’s trends research project? As the intern, my role is…

Leadership in Sustainable Communications: It’s style and substance

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Leadership in Sustainable Communications: It’s style and substance

Getting the message out, shaping opinion, building trust and inspiring action. Effective communication is one of the most powerful tools – and one of the core responsibilities – of every leader. This is especially true in the current environment and in the post-pandemic environment that the world is anxiously awaiting. At a recent sustainability-themed panel…

Corporate Website Design: Doing Sustainability Right

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Corporate Website Design: Doing Sustainability Right

For over a decade, our team has tracked, quantified and reported on trends and best practices in sustainability reporting. And when it comes to how and where companies are publishing reports, the only thing that has endured is change. A decade ago, reports were mostly static, printed documents – similar in finish and feel to…

Five Major Food Brands Leading the Sustainability Charge

Five Major Food Brands Leading the Sustainability Charge

From responsibly sourcing ingredients to greening their stores and transportation infrastructure, the food sector has been stepping up its sustainability game. More companies are thinking about how to use as little packaging as possible, how to save energy, and how to minimize their carbon impact while maintaining the level of quality and service customers expect….

Sustainability Trends from SXSW: Part Two

Trends from SXSW Part Two

Sustainability Trends from SXSW: Part Two

In the second half of our SXSW recap, we’re looking into artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and how influencers feel about working with sustainable brands. Ready Player One Everybody wants a piece of virtual reality – or, it seems like every brand is working to engage people under 35 – and brands think VR…

Sustainability Trends from SXSW: Part One

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Sustainability Trends from SXSW: Part One

In part one of our South by Southwest (SXSW) recap, we’ll take a look at how artificial intelligence (AI) and data are changing how creatives work together, and why brands believe the children really are our future. Hey Siri Sessions on artificial intelligence, particularly AI-driven user experience, were well attended. This is relevant to sustainability…

Responsible by Design: Inclusion in Product Development

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Responsible by Design: Inclusion in Product Development

As sustainability professionals, we believe that reporting, policy and governance drive responsible business practice. But following those fundamentals is not the only way that companies are finding their CSR groove. In 2017, TIME magazine named Fenty Beauty and the Nike Pro Hijab among the 25 best inventions of the year – recognition that reinforces the…

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