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Candy Giants Rated on Commitments to Create Better Chocolate
Candy Giants Rated on Commitments to Create Better Chocolate

SUPPLY CHAIN - International advocacy groups publish joint consumer purchasing guide to more ethical chocolate choices, just in time for Easter.

Teach a Man to Fish: Why Some Travel Companies Support Microfinance
Teach a Man to Fish: Why Some Travel Companies Support Microfinance

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - While sustainable tourism offerings are increasing along with traveler interest in giving back to the communities that they visit, most operators support local organizations through donations. But a growing wave are opting for microfinance to create larger, lasting impacts for more people.

Looking Ahead: Operational Impacts of Supply Chain Disclosure, Due Diligence Laws
Looking Ahead: Operational Impacts of Supply Chain Disclosure, Due Diligence Laws

SUPPLY CHAIN - As many G20 nations work to curb modern slavery, organizations must be prepared for the residual impacts of the evolving legislation landscape.

Rwanda’s Akilah Institute: Where Women Mean Business
Rwanda’s Akilah Institute: Where Women Mean Business

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Two US beverage companies are working to empower tea and coffee growers in Rwanda, many of whom are women. Both companies are working to engage Akilah Institute students in hands-on learning in the coffee and tea industries, to open their eyes to the possibilities in their country.

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How Can Sustainability Professionals Uphold Mandatory Rules on Human Rights?
How Can Sustainability Professionals Uphold Mandatory Rules on Human Rights?

SUPPLY CHAIN - While we’ve seen steady if uncertain progress on human rights — and more from business than from governments — there are dangers if the message heard by business is one of complacency.

Mastercard, Clothing Giants Partner to Help Garment Workers Secure Financial Futures
Mastercard, Clothing Giants Partner to Help Garment Workers Secure Financial Futures

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - By partnering with companies with labor-intensive supply chains, Mastercard is creating digital solutions to give workers more control and transparency over their earnings and savings.

Rebbl Documentary a Case Study on Benefits of Ethical Supply Chains
Rebbl Documentary a Case Study on Benefits of Ethical Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Rebbl’s approach shows that creating value through an ethical supply chain is possible — but it requires companies to really understand the situation on the ground, listen to local communities and create win-win solutions.

Clothing Giants Join Forces to Fight Gender-Based Violence in African Factories
Clothing Giants Join Forces to Fight Gender-Based Violence in African Factories

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Levi Strauss, The Children’s Place and Kontoor Brands have launched a pilot program aimed at ending gender-based harassment at five factories owned and operated by supplier Nien Hsing Textile Co., in Lesotho.

Can a Mobile App Help Barry Callebaut Eradicate Poverty in the Cocoa Supply Chain?
Can a Mobile App Help Barry Callebaut Eradicate Poverty in the Cocoa Supply Chain?

SUPPLY CHAIN - Big data is now helping Barry Callebaut improve its farmer support programs in typically low-tech environments such as cocoa farms.

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New Book Shows How, 10 Years In, Sharing Economy Is Improving Millions of Lives
New Book Shows How, 10 Years In, Sharing Economy Is Improving Millions of Lives

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Published to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the sharing economy, 'Generation Share' captures 200 untold stories of how sharing models are saving and transforming the lives of millions across the world.

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 - At SB’19 Detroit, Burt's Bees, Caesars Entertainment, Dave’s Killer Bread, Gap, Kellogg, Patagonia, P&G 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.

Sportswear, Outdoor Brands Lead on Transparency; Luxury Is Waking Up
Sportswear, Outdoor Brands Lead on Transparency; Luxury Is Waking Up

MARKETING AND COMMS - On the sixth anniversary of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed over 1,100 garment workers, Fashion Revolution’s most recent Transparency Index indicates slow progress across the industry.

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.

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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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