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PepsiCo, Nestlé, McCain Among Firms to Set Food Industry Sustainability Targets for 2025
PepsiCo, Nestlé, McCain Among Firms to Set Food Industry Sustainability Targets for 2025

4 years ago - The host of food and drink company members of the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have developed a series of new sustainability commitments. The newly-released “Ambition 2025” document builds on the group’s previous “Five-Fold Environmental Ambition” and includes goals related to climate change, food waste, packaging, water, transport, supply chains and natural capital, as well as case studies highlighting some of their members’ best practices.

Why a Lens on Diversity is one of the Most Critical Skills for Tomorrow’s Impact Professionals
Why a Lens on Diversity is one of the Most Critical Skills for Tomorrow’s Impact Professionals

4 years ago - This post was orginially published October 13, 2016 on Net Impact's Blog in advance of the 2016 Net Impact Conferece. By Cecily Joseph, VP Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer and Ruha Devanesan, Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Symantec.

KnowTheChain Taking Food, Beverage Brands to Task for Failing to Address Forced Labor Risks
KnowTheChain Taking Food, Beverage Brands to Task for Failing to Address Forced Labor Risks

4 years ago - Every day we eat and drink products tainted by forced labor, a new report has found. Agricultural workers in particular, including migrants and women, are some of the poorest paid and most exploited workers in the world. Many work in harsh conditions on isolated farms, where employers can have complete control. According to KnowTheChain’s latest industry benchmark, the 20 largest global food and beverage companies are failing to address these risks, with an average company score of 30 out of a possible 100.

NGOs, Food and Beverage Giants Join Forces to Protect California’s Water Future
NGOs, Food and Beverage Giants Join Forces to Protect California’s Water Future

4 years ago - As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, 20 leading organizations this week announced the formation of the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC), their collaborative effort to support critical projects designed to protect the state’s water future.

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Coca-Cola HBC Sets Out New Sustainability Targets Supporting its Purpose to Inspire a Better Future
Coca-Cola HBC Sets Out New Sustainability Targets Supporting its Purpose to Inspire a Better Future

4 years ago - Coca-Cola HBC, ranked global beverage industry sustainability leader by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) announced new sustainability targets last month. By 2020 the company commits to:

Unilever Signs White House Equal Pay Pledge
Unilever Signs White House Equal Pay Pledge

5 years ago - Unilever US announced today it joins 29 companies, including corporate members Target, Coca Cola, CVS, and Hersheys, in signing the White House Equal Pay Pledge. Unilever believes that business plays a critical role in reducing the pay gap. By signing the pledge, Unilever US commits to conducting an annual company-wide gender pay analysis, reviewing hiring and promotion processes and procedures to reduce unconscious bias and structural barriers, and embedding equal pay efforts into broader equity initiatives. The pledge reaffirms the company's commitment to the advancement of women’s economic inclusion as a business priority and Unilever will continue to conduct comprehensive analyses of rewards and compensation across the organization.

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Exceed Water Stewardship Goals
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Exceed Water Stewardship Goals

5 years ago - Water is the primary ingredient in Coca-Cola’s and PepsiCo’s beverages, and both companies recognize that increasing stress on supply is a risk to their businesses. This week, both beverage giants announced progress updates for their global stewardship efforts.

Advertising: A Social Experiment That, for the Most Part, Has Gone Wrong
Advertising: A Social Experiment That, for the Most Part, Has Gone Wrong

5 years ago - As an industry, we’re ignorant at best or utterly demagogic, one-sided and irresponsible at worst. The majority of do-good efforts from brands are little more than a cheeky pick-up line to charm consumers into buying more. How can we continuously ignore the societal or environmental consequences of our craft? I often hear marketing execs talk about advertising as a mirror of society despite its omnipresent impact. Advertising unquestionably promotes screwed-up beauty ideals, preys on people’s insecurities and egoism, and pushes a material arms race in which people are considered backward if they don’t have the newest gadget.

3 Lessons in Innovation Every Organization Can Learn From (RED)
3 Lessons in Innovation Every Organization Can Learn From (RED)

5 years ago - When (Red) was founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver back in 2006, it was born out of necessity. The Global Fund — an organization dedicated to fighting diseases such as AIDS, TB, and malaria in the developing world — had launched in 2002, with a commitment to garner private sector engagement and raise funds from governments in an effort to accelerate the end of AIDS. But the private sector was not biting, contributing only $5 million in the Global Fund’s first four years. This low level of funding threatened to jeopardize ongoing commitment levels from the public sector.

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More, Better, Responsible Food: The Value of Sustainable Agriculture to Investors
More, Better, Responsible Food: The Value of Sustainable Agriculture to Investors

5 years ago - The food industry widely recognizes a looming mountain it must climb: By 2050, the world population will grow by more than 2 billion, which will require upward of a 70 percent increase in food production. Along with this rise in demand, companies in the food supply chain face increasing scrutiny on the environmental and social impacts of farm operations. Here’s the fundamental challenge: increasing production while preempting regulations and minimizing environmental impact.

Coke, Pepsi Forge Partnerships to Deliver Water Access in Rural Africa, Latin America
Coke, Pepsi Forge Partnerships to Deliver Water Access in Rural Africa, Latin America

5 years ago - Currently, 663 million people lack access to safe drinking water, and by 2025, half the world’s population could be living in water-stressed areas.

CISL Reveals Insights from Testing Natural Capital Protocol, Launches Protocol Application Program
CISL Reveals Insights from Testing Natural Capital Protocol, Launches Protocol Application Program

5 years ago - With increasing pressure on natural resources and the accompanying impact on the environment, more businesses are beginning to realize the importance of properly valuing the natural resources upon which they depend. To do this they need to include ‘natural capital’ in their decision-making processes alongside other forms of capital, such as financial and human capital. The challenge for companies is a lack of data, tools and processes to facilitate business decision making in a rigorous and consistent way.

Innocent Drinks’ App Helps Farmers Cut Water Use by Up to 40%
Innocent Drinks’ App Helps Farmers Cut Water Use by Up to 40%

5 years ago - In the south of Spain, unsustainable water use is threatening Doñana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Europe’s most important wetlands. Located southwest of Seville, the Park supports millions of migratory birds and is a stronghold of the endangered Iberian lynx.

New Science Advisory Council Looks to Shape Ag Sustainability Measurement
New Science Advisory Council Looks to Shape Ag Sustainability Measurement

5 years ago - Yesterday, Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture announced the launch of a new Science Advisory Council focused on informing the membership-based organization’s “science-based approach to delivering sustainable outcomes at the field and landscape levels.” Comprised of 12 experts, the Council is being asked to develop a sustainability standard for commodity crop production in the United States that “helps catalyze continuous improvement in environmental outcomes.”

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How Marketing Teams Can Appreciate, Apply, Amplify Sustainability Priorities
How Marketing Teams Can Appreciate, Apply, Amplify Sustainability Priorities

5 years ago - It’s no secret that the audience at any Sustainable Brands conference lives and breathes social impact. From CSR strategists to climate change experts to sustainability technicians, our careers are devoted to integrating business and social purpose to make the world a better place. Ricardo Caceres, Global Marketing Director of Sustainability at The Coca-Cola Company, knows he is preaching to the choir. When he says, “We must shift sustainability from a technical to a humanizing conversation to unlock marketing value,” heads around the room nod in agreement. He’s speaking our language – the challenge of connecting the dots between sustainability imperatives, and marketing and business goals.

Targeting a Trillion-Dollar Impact: Applying the Work of The Sustainability Consortium
Targeting a Trillion-Dollar Impact: Applying the Work of The Sustainability Consortium

5 years ago - As a creative guy sitting between the manager of recycling for a major retailer and a supply chain expert for a large clothing brand, I certainly feel like I am bringing the knife to the metrics gunfight in this session. But the sheer corporate heft The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) carries makes learning more about its systems and metrics pretty important for anyone working in the field. TSC CEO Sheila Bonini starts us off with an introduction to the staggering impacts of consumer goods: they are linked to more than 60 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, some two thirds of deforestation and 75 percent of forced and child labor issues.

Unilever Ranks Highest in Gartner's 2016 Supply Chain Top 25
Unilever Ranks Highest in Gartner's 2016 Supply Chain Top 25

5 years ago - The research firm Gartner Inc. has released the findings from its annual Supply Chain Top 25, identifying supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices. Analysts announced the results May 18 at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. For the first time, Unilever topped the ranking, followed by McDonald's, Amazon, Intel, and a newcomer to the top five, the Swedish fashion retailer H&M. Five new companies made the Supply Chain Top 25 this year, with Schneider Electric, BASF, and BMW joining the list for the first time, and HP and GlaxoSmithKline rejoining after several years. (See below for the full list.)

Love Has No Labels continues to extend the message of diversity through brand partners
Love Has No Labels continues to extend the message of diversity through brand partners

5 years ago - Love Has No Labels, the Ad Council's iconic campaign promoting diversity and inclusion, is extending its message through new brand partners and activations throughout the month of June, including a presence at the New York City Pride Parade and Pride Festival on June 26, to celebrate LGBT Pride Month. The Ad Council leads an unprecedented group of iconic brands in this integrated campaign to further acceptance of all communities. Founding campaign brand partners, The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, P&G, Unilever and State Farm®, will be joined by new partners Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Johnson & Johnson in advancing the reach and impact of the campaign during Pride and throughout the year.

Forget Incremental Improvements: 40 Companies, Cities Working to Activate New Plastics Economy
Forget Incremental Improvements: 40 Companies, Cities Working to Activate New Plastics Economy

5 years ago - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative kicks off today with an inaugural workshop that brings together more than 40 leading companies including Amcor, Coca-Cola, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, Indorama Ventures, Marks & Spencer, MARS, Natureworks, Novamont, Sealed Air, SUEZ, Unilever

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DuPont Honors 22 Packaging Solutions for Improved Sustainability, Cost-Efficiency
DuPont Honors 22 Packaging Solutions for Improved Sustainability, Cost-Efficiency

5 years ago - Now in its 28th year, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation are the industry's longest-running, global, independently-judged recognition of innovation and collaboration throughout the packaging value chain. Nearly 200 entries from over 25 countries were evaluated by a panel of experts to determine the winners of the Diamond Award, Gold Awards, Silver Awards – and for the first time – Diamond Finalist awards and a Leadership in Innovation award.

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