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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 Jun 09, 2015, includes 44 PRO Trends and 220 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 2,398,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 44 Sustainability PRO Trends = 44 Powerpoint Pages Sustainability PPT Report
• 220 Sustainability Examples

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• 31 Sustainability Videos (Online) Sustainability Videos
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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:

Therapeutic Wilderness Hospitals and clinics incorporate natural elements to inspire well-being Implications - As research continues to observe connections between exposure to nature and recuperation in humans, healthcare facilities are beginning to include access to nature as a design necessity. Offering therapeutic benefits that inspire health and well-being, designers and architects re-imagine the hospital experience to include optimized access to tranquil natural surroundings. This points to a shift in consumer preference toward ideas that are stripped-down and pure, diverging from the excessive, complex nature of the digital age.
Therapeutic Wilderness
Hospitals and clinics incorporate natural elements to inspire well-being
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Ultramodern Elementary Educators rethink the educational space with contemporary designs Implications - Facing the dramatic rate of technological innovation, educators are tasked with creating a curriculum that evolves with the changing ways in which children process new information. High-tech, design-focused elementary and kindergarten campuses present entirely new models for collaborative and immersive educational environments.
Ultramodern Elementary
Educators rethink the educational space with contemporary designs
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Stimulating Subscription Companies offer parents convenient activities via subscription services Implications - Children's crafting is, like many other hobbies and interests, expanding custom subscription service offerings. These services are enticing for parents in search of interactive art kits that engage kids with creative, educational components. Additionally, by delivering items to family doorsteps, these packaged goods accommodate the busy lifestyles of today's shopper.
Stimulating Subscription
Companies offer parents convenient activities via subscription services
5 Examples + Score + Implications


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
4 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


PLUS 38 more Sustainability PRO Trends and 220 examples!



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