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$7M: How the Cost of a Super Bowl Ad Could Transform Lives
$7M: How the Cost of a Super Bowl Ad Could Transform Lives

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - We challenge all of these advertisers to skim the nonprofits below and think about diverting even $1M of their game-time spend to instead address urgent social issues.

New Book Serves Up Case Studies for Cultivating Local Food Economies
New Book Serves Up Case Studies for Cultivating Local Food Economies

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Centered around a rural region of lower Michigan, ‘Shared Abundance’ highlights the power of stakeholder collaboration in building more resilient communities.

Mental Health Is a Universal Human Right: How to Protect That in Our Climate-Changing World
Mental Health Is a Universal Human Right: How to Protect That in Our Climate-Changing World

MARKETING AND COMMS - Whilst we celebrate World Mental Health Day, we also need to be realistic about the relationship between our natural environment and mental wellbeing — and find proactive ways to protect both.

L’Oréal Launches €15M Climate Emergency Fund
L’Oréal Launches €15M Climate Emergency Fund

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The new endowment fund will reach vulnerable communities facing greatest disaster risk through partnerships with both local disaster-relief organizations and international NGOs.

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As DOE Invests $1.2B in Direct Air Capture, Climate Justice Groups Decry Business as Usual
As DOE Invests $1.2B in Direct Air Capture, Climate Justice Groups Decry Business as Usual

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Many see DAC as a necessary, if imperfect, tool for achieving needed carbon reductions; but climate justice groups oppose anything that perpetuates petrochemical operation, which often disproportionately harms communities where they are built.

Brands Rally to Bolster Maui in Wildfire-Relief Effort
Brands Rally to Bolster Maui in Wildfire-Relief Effort

COLLABORATION - Here are some of the companies and organizations that have stepped up to contribute to relief for the affected community.

GAF's First Urban Heat Project Produces Cool Results
GAF's First Urban Heat Project Produces Cool Results

THE NEXT ECONOMY - GAF coatings had been proven to cool surfaces and ambient air on individual applications but had never been applied on a community-wide scale. Preliminary data showed a 25-50% reduction of the urban heat island effect during peak temperatures.

The Science of Tree Planting: How Data Is Boosting Climate Resilience of Both Cities and Forests
The Science of Tree Planting: How Data Is Boosting Climate Resilience of Both Cities and Forests

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Arbor Day Foundation’s Forest Priority Index and NatureQuant’s NatureScore tool identify where trees are needed most in both rural and urban areas — enabling better planning for addressing climate and human-health risks.

Michelle Obama’s PLEZi Nutrition Aims to Help Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids
Michelle Obama’s PLEZi Nutrition Aims to Help Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids

MARKETING AND COMMS - Building on her efforts in the White House with her Let's Move! initiative, Mrs. Obama is guiding PLEZi Nutrition’s mission to be a model for how food and beverage brands can support the health of our younger generations.

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Of Course, Nature Can Save Our Hot, Polluted Cities: Meet the CityTree
Of Course, Nature Can Save Our Hot, Polluted Cities: Meet the CityTree

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Green City Solutions has combined air-purifying moss with IoT technology in a smart biotech filter that can clean 82% of fine dust particles from the air, and humidify and cool it by up to 4°C.

New Report Guides Private Sector on How to Simultaneously Tackle Escalating Climate, Health Crises
New Report Guides Private Sector on How to Simultaneously Tackle Escalating Climate, Health Crises

THE NEXT ECONOMY - New research from Forum for the Future and four healthcare giants calls on businesses, policymakers and the finance community to accelerate progress against the mounting threats to human health from the climate crisis.

Brands Walk Their Talk in Support of Women’s Rights
Brands Walk Their Talk in Support of Women’s Rights

LEADERSHIP - Setbacks such as the overturning of Roe v. Wade offer brands the opportunity to demonstrate their true commitment to supporting a healthy, equitable future for all.

The Humble Crab Shell Could Upend a Variety of Polluting Industries — Starting with Wastewater
The Humble Crab Shell Could Upend a Variety of Polluting Industries — Starting with Wastewater

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Washington-based startup Tidal Vision upcycles discarded crab shells to produce chitosan — a positively charged biopolymer with myriad applications in sustainable water treatment, textile production, agriculture and more.

‘Toxic Tours’ Shed Light on Communities Most Affected by Petrochemical Pollution
‘Toxic Tours’ Shed Light on Communities Most Affected by Petrochemical Pollution

MARKETING AND COMMS - New platform from Break Free from Plastic explores the hardest-hit frontline communities in the world, from India to Ohio. After hearing each story, viewers can choose to view another location, or take actions designed to make local and global impact.

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Better Living Through Better Chemistry: A Conversation with John Warner
Better Living Through Better Chemistry: A Conversation with John Warner

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - While the use of green chemistry is critical to mitigating adverse environmental impacts, there remains a gap in education of chemists and an overall lack of awareness in the industry. We sat down with John Warner, one of the founders of the field, to better understand how green chemistry is helping to enable a more sustainable future through science.

Intrepid Travel Launches Global Vaccine Equity Campaign
Intrepid Travel Launches Global Vaccine Equity Campaign

WALKING THE TALK - The world’s largest adventure travel company and certified B Corp is advocating for the safe return of international travel and improved access to COVID-19 vaccinations in low-income countries around the world.

To Fight COVID-19, We Must Invest in Water Access for Vulnerable Communities
To Fight COVID-19, We Must Invest in Water Access for Vulnerable Communities

COLLABORATION - The PepsiCo Foundation and WaterAid are launching a new program to build sanitation facilities and community water systems in the harsh, arid region of La Guajira, Colombia — with the goal of increasing access for the indigenous Wayuu people.

What Would You Do with $6M? Quantifying the Social Impact of a Super Bowl Ad
What Would You Do with $6M? Quantifying the Social Impact of a Super Bowl Ad

MARKETING AND COMMS - Reaching 100 million people at once comes at a high cost — but the sticker price of a Super Bowl ad comes with deeper implications, both for brands and society. What if that money was used for good?

Kimberly-Clark, Kotex to Mentor Startups Focused on Women’s Health, Access to Sanitation
Kimberly-Clark, Kotex to Mentor Startups Focused on Women’s Health, Access to Sanitation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Toilet Board Coalition’s Women in the Sanitation Economy Innovation Lab has chosen five women-led, early-stage startups focused on women’s reproductive health and hygiene; and improving access to safe, sustainable sanitation options in underserved areas.

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Biogen Puts $250M Toward Protecting the Climate, Human Health, Social Justice
Biogen Puts $250M Toward Protecting the Climate, Human Health, Social Justice

WALKING THE TALK - With its commitment to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2040, Biogen aims to accelerate progress on improving air quality and addressing the harm being done to vulnerable communities around the world.

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