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Different Paths, Common Goal: How More Companies Are Providing Living Wages
Different Paths, Common Goal: How More Companies Are Providing Living Wages

SUPPLY CHAIN - Paying living wages throughout supply chains can mean changing business models, which can seem insurmountable. But a series of case studies from IDH shows how companies and coalitions are making real progress on their commitments.

Intrepid Travel Introduces 22 New ‘Impact Initiatives’ for 2022
Intrepid Travel Introduces 22 New ‘Impact Initiatives’ for 2022

THE NEXT ECONOMY - To provide experiences that enrich destination communities and travelers alike, the new initiatives span 16 countries and include activities such as meals at local establishments supporting women, migrants and seniors; and immersive tours preserving Indigenous and ethnic minority legacies.

1% for the 99%: Corporate Leaders’ Golden Opportunity to Recharge US Communities
1% for the 99%: Corporate Leaders’ Golden Opportunity to Recharge US Communities

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - By unleashing the corporate balance sheet, finance teams can provide resources to nurture local entrepreneurial talent, improve climate resilience and build housing — all with minimal risk.

5 Consumer Trends That Will Shape How Brands Source, Produce Goods in 2022
5 Consumer Trends That Will Shape How Brands Source, Produce Goods in 2022

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Consumer insights demonstrate need for brands to make good on their sustainability and human rights claims, and make it even easier for shoppers to shop their values.

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Tony’s Chocolonely Aiming to Spark Further ‘Conversation’ with UK Chocolate Lovers
Tony’s Chocolonely Aiming to Spark Further ‘Conversation’ with UK Chocolate Lovers

MARKETING AND COMMS - The ethical chocolate maker has released three ‘Conversation Bars’ — available exclusively online and at Waitrose through January 25 — designed to provoke discussion around systemic issues in the chocolate supply chain.

Tony’s Chocolonely: The Advent of More Teachable Brand Moments?
Tony’s Chocolonely: The Advent of More Teachable Brand Moments?

MARKETING AND COMMS - “Tony’s has done a great job of raising awareness of an important issue; and there is a real risk that the overriding message that will be left, once the dust settles, is one of a brand getting it wrong — and that could undermine all of the important messaging that Tony’s tries to share through its purpose.”

McDonald’s Working to Increase Demographic Representation of Franchisees
McDonald’s Working to Increase Demographic Representation of Franchisees

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Effort aims to help underrepresented applicants become McDonald’s franchisees by removing socio-economic barriers — in part through a $250M commitment to alternative financing — to attract more franchisees who reflect the composition of the communities it serves.

Cotton Laundering Shows Risk of Business as Usual with China
Cotton Laundering Shows Risk of Business as Usual with China

SUPPLY CHAIN - China’s importance to global supply chains as a key source of raw materials and labor puts brands at high risk of inadvertently supporting forced labor. Right now, the focus is on the garment industry; but other industries should pay close attention and ensure they are closely monitoring their entire supply chains.

Attention, Business Leaders: Environmental Rights, Human Rights Inextricably Linked
Attention, Business Leaders: Environmental Rights, Human Rights Inextricably Linked

WALKING THE TALK - Perhaps the takeaway of the week is that the ‘next 10 years’ of business and human rights coincide with the 2030 deadline for us to halve carbon emissions — and that environmental rights are now very clearly seen as human rights. Companies pursuing a net-zero strategy must make human rights central, too.

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5 Lessons Learned from Employing a Second-Chance Workforce
5 Lessons Learned from Employing a Second-Chance Workforce

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - About half of our employees have a criminal record, and I’ve learned valuable lessons from working with them. If your business is considering hiring formerly incarcerated people, the following lessons may help you avoid common obstacles to building a positive environment, so both your new employees and your business can thrive.

2021 a ‘Landmark’ for Corporate Human Rights Litigation
2021 a ‘Landmark’ for Corporate Human Rights Litigation

WALKING THE TALK - On day two of the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, delegates discussed how environmental damage is being viewed as a human rights violation in a growing number of court cases around the world — and that the UN Guiding Principles may increasingly be criteria in court judgements.

Where Is the New Roadmap for Business and Human Rights Taking Us?
Where Is the New Roadmap for Business and Human Rights Taking Us?

SUPPLY CHAIN - As delegates from the UN launched the roadmap at day one of this year's Business and Human Rights Forum, full respect for human rights by business was described as a strategic — not just an operational — issue, requiring a change of corporate culture and of business models.

Roots of Change: How Fairtrade Is Unlocking Climate Resilience, Fairer Incomes for Cocoa Farmers
Roots of Change: How Fairtrade Is Unlocking Climate Resilience, Fairer Incomes for Cocoa Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - In a recent webinar, representatives from throughout the Fairtrade ecosystem, along with partners Lidl and Tony’s Chocolonely, discussed how the NGO and its partner brands are working to finally make cocoa farming sustainable for producers.

Blended Finance Offers the Best Approach to Climate Change Adaptation
Blended Finance Offers the Best Approach to Climate Change Adaptation

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - With so little time left, we must prepare for the colossal climate challenges yet to come. We hope our approach to public-private blended finance will inspire other multinationals, investors and climate funds to support protective measures that ensure the climate resilience of their supply chains and the global economy.

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COP 2030 Deforestation Commitment: More Hot Air or Game-Changer for our Planet?
COP 2030 Deforestation Commitment: More Hot Air or Game-Changer for our Planet?

WALKING THE TALK - One of the most noteworthy pledges to come out of COP26 so far sees over 100 governments, responsible for 86 percent of the world’s forests, committing to end deforestation by 2030. Now, we must immediately take this lofty vision and make it a reality.

Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet
Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Entrepreneur and author Marci Zaroff coined the term ‘eco-fashion’ back in the mid-‘90s. Here, we discuss why sustainable fashion has taken so long to have its ‘moment’ and how regenerative ag could heal the planet along with the damaging textile industry.

Decolonizing Wealth: What If Money Could Heal Us?
Decolonizing Wealth: What If Money Could Heal Us?

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - In this excerpt from his bestselling book, "Decolonizing Wealth," award-winning author and philanthropic advisor Edgar Villanueva provides a glimpse into how money can help to disrupt some of the deep, systemic inequities in this country, instead of continuing to feed them.

Cartier, Kering Lead Initiative to Future-Fit Watch and Jewelry Production
Cartier, Kering Lead Initiative to Future-Fit Watch and Jewelry Production

COLLABORATION - The two luxury giants and the Responsible Jewellery Council have partnered on an industry-first initiative to broaden and strengthen efforts to transform the jewelry industry for climate resilience, with the SDGs at their core.

1.8M Fairtrade Farmers to World Leaders: 'Keep Your Climate Promises'
1.8M Fairtrade Farmers to World Leaders: 'Keep Your Climate Promises'

MARKETING AND COMMS - Signed by Fairtrade producers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the letter warns governments of developed nations that their lack of climate action is threatening farmers' livelihoods and global food supplies.

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In the Loop: Sustainable Development Models, Extending Product Lifecycles Furthering a Circular Future
In the Loop: Sustainable Development Models, Extending Product Lifecycles Furthering a Circular Future

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Through Dow’s ‘Looped In’ series, sustainability experts across the company connect with industry leaders to discuss initiatives and partnerships that work toward building a more circular economy and explore what we can learn from the results.

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