LVMH Signs Stella McCartney as Sustainability Fashion Focus Surges

LVMH will enter a partnership to develop the Stella McCartney fashion brand as luxury companies race to show consumers and regulators their commitment to reducing their environmental impact. McCartney, whose namesake line is known for snubbing animal products like leather, fur, and feathers, while pioneering eco-friendly designs like glue-free sneakers, will maintain majority ownership of […]

H&M Makes Sustainable Fashion Miscue in Norway

Global fast-fashion giant H&M’s environmental sustainability credentials are being questioned by a Norway consumer agency. According to Ecotextile, the company has run afoul of the Norwegian Consumer Authority, which claims the brand’s Conscious collection is misrepresenting its “sustainability credentials” with “symbols, statements and colors.” H&M describes the collection, including t-shirts, knit blouses, and shoulder-baring frocks, […]

Why China wants to color its “Belt and Road” green

In Beijing this weekend the big happening is China’s second “Belt and Road Forum.” A host of global luminaries–37 heads of state, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez, and delegates from more than 150 countries–descended upon the capital to discuss president Xi Jinping’s signature initiative to expand transit, […]

Kiva’s Co-Founder Is Joining This Leo DiCaprio-Backed Bank

If there’s one place a world-changing idealist traditionally wouldn’t have been caught dead, it’s a bank. But clearly, times have changed. A wave of tech-centric “neo-banks” have popped up in recent years, usually promising a smoother customer experience marked by lower fees and branch-less, online-oriented services. And some have sought to go even further–differentiating themselves […]

China Has Had Enough of Your Garbage

China is sick and tired of taking rubbish from America. That sentence may or may not be true in a metaphorical sense, but it is absolutely true in a literal sense. According to a flurry of recent reports in the U.S. media, a decision last year by China’s government to ban waste imports has triggered […]