Sustainability Consortium Creates ‘Hot Spots’ for Innovation


From Will Pekel, GreenBiz

What if there was one source for comprehensive and credible information about the environmental and social sustainability of everyday products? Could such a resource accelerate the environmental and social change we need across the retail industry, from suppliers to retailers to consumers?

In 2009, Walmart provided the initial funding for The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) to help answer these questions and make such a resource a reality. The goal of TSC is to develop and promote science and integrated tools that can improve informed decision making for sustainability throughout the entire lifecycle of everyday products.’s recent interview with Bonnie Nixon, TSC’s executive director provides a great overview of the consortium’s efforts.

Read the rest of this article at GreenBiz.