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About the Sustainability Report

From sustainable development and renewable energy to eco-friendly green technology and corporate social responsibility, the Sustainability Trend Report showcases all things related to “going green.” In recent years, there has been a growing movement to expand green building designs, use more solar energy and to utilize renewable sources of energy from wind turbines and water dams. As we move away from being dependent on natural resources that harm the environment, it is imperative that business recognize the current and future potential in reusable and sustainable resources.

Who It's For

Social enterprises, social entrepreneurs and social businesses that seek informative crowd-sourced insight will benefit greatly from this report, because it highlights consumer interests when it comes to sustainable living. Moreover, this research will benefit a number of large corporations in the energy sector that want to develop new and innovative ways to market products, revitalize public image and rejuvenate brand awareness.

The Sustainability Report is essential for staying the forefront of cutting-edge trends that are resonating with consumers, allowing you to isolate new opportunities and amplify market presence.

The Sustainability Trend Report, last published on Apr 22, 2015, includes 42 PRO Trends and 210 examples of sustainability market research and sustainability consumer trends related to: green designs, eco-friendly initiatives, green technology, renewable resources, social awareness and sustainability trends.

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Our sustainability research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced sustainability articles and 2,342,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 42 Sustainability PRO Trends = 42 Powerpoint Pages Sustainability PPT Report
• 210 Sustainability Examples

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• 29 Sustainability Videos (Online) Sustainability Videos
• 1,260 Sustainability Images (Online) Sustainability Images
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Sample Sustainability Pro Trends

Each Sustainability PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online sustainability articles, videos and images. Examples:

Doodle Packaging Brands turn to packaging designs reminiscent of kids artwork and drawings Implications - Recognizing the need to target youthful consumers in a more approachable manner, brands are turning to packaging designs that are reminiscent of artwork that kids would actually produce. Featuring sketches and doodles of animals and insects, brands are using imagery that kids can identify with, reflecting a need to connect with consumers, particularly those of a younger age range, in a more authentic manner.
Doodle Packaging
Brands turn to packaging designs reminiscent of kids artwork and drawings
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Ethical Couture Consumers are choosing sustainability over luxury in terms of packaging Implications - Fashion packaging has often centered around offering consumers a luxury experience. However, many retailers have been making the switch to eco-friendly packaging alternatives that are less about delighting consumers, and more about communicating a sense of ethics. This shift indicates that premium products are becoming less about a luxury aesthetic, and more about a powerful ethos.
Ethical Couture
Consumers are choosing sustainability over luxury in terms of packaging
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Fresh Vending Brands shift to offer fresh items through vending machines Implications - Vending machines have expanded to include items with a limited life-span, such as flowers or fresh produce, proving that the platform is not limited to preserved goods. Freshness vending not only reveals that the retail possibilities of vending machines are growing, but also that consumers are interested in prioritizing convenience, even when it comes to specialty products.
Fresh Vending
Brands shift to offer fresh items through vending machines
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Sustainable Sanitation Consumers search for environmentally friendly cleaning solutions Implications - In an effort to reduce their ecological footprint, eco-conscious consumers are opting for reusable, biodegradable cleaning materials. Consumers' growing interest in the health and well-being of the environment has translated into some major lifestyle adjustments, suggesting that the demand for sustainability will only continue to grow.
Sustainable Sanitation
Consumers search for environmentally friendly cleaning solutions
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Autonomous Play Subscription services aim to engross children with independent activity Implications - Kid-targeted subscription services are becoming more popular among parents who use them as a method of furthering their children's education and creativity. More specifically, subscriptions geared towards individual play are gaining momentum, reflecting a parental desire to encourage children to become autonomous and self-motivated.
Autonomous Play
Subscription services aim to engross children with independent activity
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Subscription Play Parents turn to kid-focused subscriptions to ensure ongoing novelty Implications - Growing wildly in popularity over the past few years, subscription services have expanded to niche industries to provide consumers with more targeted products. Parents are one of these groups responding to the subscription model, and are drawn to the ongoing novelty these companies provide as well as the sometimes very specialized offerings. Providing consumers the ease of e-commerce mixed with customized goods, the popularity of these services come as no surprise.
Subscription Play
Parents turn to kid-focused subscriptions to ensure ongoing novelty
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Wellness Vending Vending retail expands to include healthy, convenient options Implications - Vending machines are evolving to serve more consumers, satisfying needs well beyond hunger. Specifically, some vending machines are adapting to the health food wave by offering nutritious options. Beneficial vending products ultimately reflect a consumer desire for convenient, accessible goods that satisfy specific needs, even when on the go.
Wellness Vending
Vending retail expands to include healthy, convenient options
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Sustainable Rearing Wasteful family lifestyles are addressed with eco-friendly products Implications - Disposable products are a convenient option for families, but as consumer concern about the effect on the environment rises, many are seeking out eco-friendly alternatives for raising children. Everything from personal care products to home decor is getting a sustainable overhaul as parents look to decrease their carbon footprint and instill conscientious lifestyle habits earlier on.
Sustainable Rearing
Wasteful family lifestyles are addressed with eco-friendly products
7 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 36 more Sustainability PRO Trends and 210 examples!



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