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2020’s Top 10 Trends in Purpose — and What They Could Mean for You in 2021
2020’s Top 10 Trends in Purpose — and What They Could Mean for You in 2021

1 month ago - In the midst of all the unrest and uncertainty, where did we see innovation, progress and possibility in 2020? Porter Novelli analyzed a year’s worth of Purpose-driven news, activities, campaigns and announcements; and distilled our 10 need-to-know trends for today and tomorrow.

UN Business and Human Rights Forum, Day 3: Business Must Approach DEI Issues Through a Human Rights Lens
UN Business and Human Rights Forum, Day 3: Business Must Approach DEI Issues Through a Human Rights Lens

2 months ago - The irony at this Forum is that so much of the conversation is about abuses in company supply chains, often far outside company walls. However, race discrimination is also close to home — taking place every day within the companies themselves. 

US Corporates, Governments, NGOs Join Global Push to Plant 1T Trees
US Corporates, Governments, NGOs Join Global Push to Plant 1T Trees

4 months ago - Healthy and resilient forests are a key part of efforts to combat the negative impacts of climate change. Studies have shown trees can reduce temperatures by 9 degrees and energy costs by $7.8 billion a year. 

LEAD on Climate 2020 to Be Largest-Ever Virtual Lawmaker Advocacy Day for Climate Action
LEAD on Climate 2020 to Be Largest-Ever Virtual Lawmaker Advocacy Day for Climate Action

8 months ago - 300+ businesses in the largest-ever call to action from business leaders to the US Congress will call for a build-back-better strategy that centers around a resilient, clean energy economy.

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Report: Digital Sector Can Lead Transformative Systems Change for Climate-Stable Future
Report: Digital Sector Can Lead Transformative Systems Change for Climate-Stable Future

10 months ago - A new report by Future Earth asserts that digital transformations unfolding today could help enable the systems transformations necessary for mitigating the climate crisis. 

Microsoft, Danone Partner to Advance AI-Based Sustainable Food Solutions
Microsoft, Danone Partner to Advance AI-Based Sustainable Food Solutions

11 months ago - The companies will jointly support funded European startups with artificial intelligence-based solutions for sustainable food and regenerative agriculture in a three-month accelerator.

Super Bowl’s $5.6M Question: Can Snickers Really Fix the World?
Super Bowl’s $5.6M Question: Can Snickers Really Fix the World?

11 months ago - At least the game was fun to watch, because this year’s commercials make the United Nations’ sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook report seem like interesting reading. This year, corporate America chose to laugh rather than voice an opinion.

Microsoft Will Remove Its 45 Years' Worth of Carbon Emissions by 2030
Microsoft Will Remove Its 45 Years' Worth of Carbon Emissions by 2030

1 year ago - The tech giant has committed to carbon-negativity within a decade, and erasing its entire carbon footprint — everything it has emitted since its founding in 1975 — by 2050.

285 Companies’ Science-Based Targets Signal Significant Progress Toward Paris Agreement Goals
285 Companies’ Science-Based Targets Signal Significant Progress Toward Paris Agreement Goals

1 year ago - New report reveals that by meeting their science-based targets, these companies — with more GHGs than France and Spain, combined — will eliminate 265 million metric tons of emissions from their operations, equivalent to closing 68 coal-fired power plants.

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Leading-Edge Stakeholder-Engagement Metrics Reshaping Companies’ Definitions, Benchmarks for Success
Leading-Edge Stakeholder-Engagement Metrics Reshaping Companies’ Definitions, Benchmarks for Success

1 year ago - On day 1 of New Metrics ’19, representatives from corporates, nonprofits and more explored new ways to quantify the impacts of various forms of stakeholder engagement — from communities to consumers to employees.

SB Oceans Showcases Solutions Aimed at Restoring Our Aquatic Abundance
SB Oceans Showcases Solutions Aimed at Restoring Our Aquatic Abundance

1 year ago - AI, a conscientious credit card, social plastic and underwater forests are just a few of the solutions showcased at SB Oceans that can help us restore their abundance.

5 Important New Frontiers of Social Impact Measurement
5 Important New Frontiers of Social Impact Measurement

1 year ago - Within the evolution of risk and impact measurement, we are seeing growing demand for proven methodologies and best practices around quantifying social impact — here is a sample of five important frontiers of social impact measurement, each of which will have its own session at New Metrics ’19.

Award-Winning Creative Driving Inclusion, Diversity, Civic Engagement
Award-Winning Creative Driving Inclusion, Diversity, Civic Engagement

1 year ago - D&AD Impact is a global initiative and awards program that showcases how creative thinking can be a force for good. This year’s winners highlight solutions including adaptive gaming and furniture design to wildlife conservation to turning the tables on racist rhetoric.

SB’19 Paris, Day 3: Confidence, Cautionary Tales About a Tech-Driven Future
SB’19 Paris, Day 3: Confidence, Cautionary Tales About a Tech-Driven Future

1 year ago - As SB’19 Paris wound down to a close, two thought-provoking roundtables on Tech, Science and Ethics explored conflicting views regarding a rise in AI applications; and how, for the next generation of purpose-driven startups, not all investors are created equal.

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Microsoft Increases Carbon Fee, Doubles Down on AI for Sustainability
Microsoft Increases Carbon Fee, Doubles Down on AI for Sustainability

1 year ago - Informed by new research from PwC UK that shows AI can boost global GDP by up to 4.4% and reduce emissions by 4% by 2030, Microsoft commits to a tech-first approach to drive progress across operations, products, customers and data science.

Net Zero in Practice: How Brands Can Turn Targets Into Action
Net Zero in Practice: How Brands Can Turn Targets Into Action

1 year ago - The scope and scale of the challenge presented by climate change is dawning on consumers, putting mounting pressure on brands to act in their wider interests — and fast. Going net zero offers a real solution, but how do businesses get there?

The Purpose Statement: Necessary, but Insufficient
The Purpose Statement: Necessary, but Insufficient

1 year ago - Is a well-crafted Purpose Statement and a sharply defined set of Values enough to catalyse change in your organization, and guide decision-making, drive behaviour and nurture a powerful culture over time?

Financial Services Lead Charge in Linking Financial Performance, Sustainability
Financial Services Lead Charge in Linking Financial Performance, Sustainability

1 year ago - Companies increasingly recognize the importance to their bottom line of a comprehensive sustainability strategy, which includes reporting.

Corporate Giants’ Suppliers Have Saved $19.3B by Reducing CO2
Corporate Giants’ Suppliers Have Saved $19.3B by Reducing CO2

1 year ago - CDP says 10 years of corporates requesting supplier transparency has triggered a step-change in environmental action.

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Was I Asleep During This Year’s Super Bowl?
Was I Asleep During This Year’s Super Bowl?

1 year ago - Quick laughs, bad jokes, celebrities — but very few with a message

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