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New Film Highlights South Africa’s Unsung Plastic Waste Heroes
New Film Highlights South Africa’s Unsung Plastic Waste Heroes

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new short documentary explores the lives and livelihoods of the young men indirectly serving the environment through recycling as a means of income.

Meet the Team Re-Imagining Food Security in Ethiopia
Meet the Team Re-Imagining Food Security in Ethiopia

SUPPLY CHAIN - In conversation with Dr Tomaso Ceccarelli and Dr Elias Eyasu Fantahun — winners of the 2019 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security.

PepsiCo’s Multi-Pronged ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Initiative Launches in Peru
PepsiCo’s Multi-Pronged ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Initiative Launches in Peru

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The PepsiCo Foundation’s US$2M grant to Ciudad Saludable will support recyclers and their organizations to become part of the recycling system within the country.

Transparency Is the Outcome in a Process, Not the First Step
Transparency Is the Outcome in a Process, Not the First Step

MARKETING AND COMMS - H&M’s move towards transparency has been praised by competitors and consumers alike. But other firms looking to emulate this approach should understand that transparency is merely the end goal in a multi-step process.

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The ‘Secret Sauce’ of Inclusion, Governance — Inside and Outside the Brand
The ‘Secret Sauce’ of Inclusion, Governance — Inside and Outside the Brand

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - During the first half of SB’19 Detroit, Caesars Entertainment, Dave’s Killer Bread, Gap, Kellogg, Patagonia and more shared insights and strategies aimed at addressing governance inside and outside their organizations.

Caesars Shares Lessons Learned on Integrating Inclusion, Sustainability
Caesars Shares Lessons Learned on Integrating Inclusion, Sustainability

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As part of our commitment to exploring the intersections of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and sustainable practices, three of our leaders will take part in discussions on the topic next week at SB'19 Detroit.

The Body Shop’s Fairly Traded Recycled Plastic Highlights Human Side of Plastic Crisis
The Body Shop’s Fairly Traded Recycled Plastic Highlights Human Side of Plastic Crisis

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Body Shop is launching its first Community Trade Recycled Plastic from Bengaluru, India. Along with fighting plastic pollution, the initiative aims to drive social change and help empower people.

Prudential Pledges $180M to Promote Financial Wellness for Opportunity Youth
Prudential Pledges $180M to Promote Financial Wellness for Opportunity Youth

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Largest private sector investment to date will prepare next generation of global workforce with education and training, build financially stable communities and help break the cycle of poverty.

KadAfrica: Cultivating Young Ugandan Women’s ‘Passion’ for Fruit Farming
KadAfrica: Cultivating Young Ugandan Women’s ‘Passion’ for Fruit Farming

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Not only can girls earn money for themselves and their families, they can also access farmer training and classes on a range of subjects, including financial literacy, reproductive health, farming and entrepreneurship.

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Meet the Organisation Giving the Homeless a Way Out of Poverty, Through Coffee
Meet the Organisation Giving the Homeless a Way Out of Poverty, Through Coffee

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Change Please is empowering London’s homeless by training them to be baristas — providing full barista training, jobs paying London Living Wage, and support with housing, bank accounts and mental wellbeing.

Living Incomes for Farmers Key to Ensuring Sustainability of Cocoa
Living Incomes for Farmers Key to Ensuring Sustainability of Cocoa

SUPPLY CHAIN - New Fairtrade Foundation campaign calls on the UK government and companies to end ‘shameful’ exploitation of cocoa farmers by 2030, in line with the SDGs.

SupplyShift-Ulula Partnership to Amplify Worker Voices in Supply Chains
SupplyShift-Ulula Partnership to Amplify Worker Voices in Supply Chains

COLLABORATION - Collaboration will allow companies to gain data-backed insight into worker treatment in their supply chains.

How Caesars Supports the SDGs – and How Your Organization Can, Too
How Caesars Supports the SDGs – and How Your Organization Can, Too

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As part of our CSR strategy, we strategically aligned our programming based on three Sustainable Development Goals.

JUST Capital, Forbes Name America's Most JUST Companies for 2018
JUST Capital, Forbes Name America's Most JUST Companies for 2018

MARKETING AND COMMS - JUST Capital and Forbes today released the 2018 list of America’s Most JUST Companies, an annual ranking of the 1,000 largest publicly traded US corporations on the issues Americans care about most, including fair pay and good benefits, customer treatment and privacy, beneficial products, environmental impact, job creation, and community support in the US and abroad, as well as ethical leadership and long-term financial growth.

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World's First Carbon-Negative Fuel to be Unveiled at COP24
World's First Carbon-Negative Fuel to be Unveiled at COP24

CLEANTECH - Next week, at the COP24 climate summit in Poland, a Swedish startup is set to unveil what it hails as the world's first carbon-negative fuel. NextFuel briquettes  

Trending: Closer Looks into Reporting on, Business Benefits of the SDGs
Trending: Closer Looks into Reporting on, Business Benefits of the SDGs

BUSINESS CASE - Nearly three-quarters of organisations surveyed (72 percent) mention the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their annual corporate or sustainability reports — an increase of 10 percent on last year, according to a new study by PwC. But concrete measures and integration remain elusive for many as organisations struggle to identify actions beyond business-as-usual targets.

Atlanta: A Dark Horse in Sustainability Innovation
Atlanta: A Dark Horse in Sustainability Innovation

LEADERSHIP - Atlanta may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think of sustainability — but perhaps, it should be.

The Art of Failure: Lessons for Brands from the Bottom of the Pyramid
The Art of Failure: Lessons for Brands from the Bottom of the Pyramid

SUPPLY CHAIN - Let me tell you a few things about failure — a subject on which I’m something of an expert.

WWF Calls on Corporates to Implement Credible Mining Certification
WWF Calls on Corporates to Implement Credible Mining Certification

MARKETING AND COMMS - WWF Germany recently published a report, Boom in Raw Materials: Between Profits and Losses, which offers one of the first concrete rebuttals from a major environmental group against the notion that industry actions alone are enough to move the global industrial mining sector towards greater responsibility.

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'Powering Down Corruption' in Cobalt Supply Chains a Business Imperative
'Powering Down Corruption' in Cobalt Supply Chains a Business Imperative

COLLABORATION - A new report from Washington D.C.-based nonprofit the Enough Project highlights just how rampant corruption and human rights abuses are in the supply chain for cobalt, a mineral used to power battery technology.

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