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‘Moms Deserve More’ Flower Store Quantifies What Moms Really Deserve This Mother's Day
‘Moms Deserve More’ Flower Store Quantifies What Moms Really Deserve This Mother's Day

MARKETING AND COMMS - The online flower shop’s bouquets — which include The Unpaid Work Bouquet and The Lack of Childcare Bouquet — cost up to $800B, reflecting the true value of mothers' work and the true economic cost of adequately thanking them.

Bridging the Missing Link in Purposeful Business: How Women Are Addressing Sustainability, Equality
Bridging the Missing Link in Purposeful Business: How Women Are Addressing Sustainability, Equality

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Dow is committed to supporting women at every level of its business — so that, as doors open to the next generation of female leaders, so do new ideas for delivering sustainable solutions.

Cities Can Have Something for Everyone When Created by Everyone
Cities Can Have Something for Everyone When Created by Everyone

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At Cabify, our team’s female representation more than doubles the technology sector’s average. Safe and inclusive transport plays a crucial role in socially sustainable development — so, if we want truly inclusive cities, we must also listen to women.

Milwaukee Startup Helping Small African Farms Turn Waste into Livelihoods
Milwaukee Startup Helping Small African Farms Turn Waste into Livelihoods

WASTE NOT - Agricycle wants to address poverty and put a dent in global food waste. So far, it has created nearly 7,000 livelihoods in Africa and diverted 177 tons of food waste — and counting.

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PepsiCo Doubles Down on Climate Goals, Expands Farmer-Empowerment Efforts in Latin America
PepsiCo Doubles Down on Climate Goals, Expands Farmer-Empowerment Efforts in Latin America

WALKING THE TALK - PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, aiming to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040; and expands efforts to create resilient supply chains in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on female farmers.

Murals Honor the Farmers Behind Our Favorite Products, Benefits of Fair Trade
Murals Honor the Farmers Behind Our Favorite Products, Benefits of Fair Trade

MARKETING AND COMMS - The murals were part of a Fairtrade America campaign during October for Fair Trade Month, to raise awareness of Fairtrade’s positive impacts. Shoppers voiced their choice for Fairtrade and won various Fairtrade prizes.

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.

Nimble Nonprofit Pivots to Fulfill Its Purpose During the Pandemic
Nimble Nonprofit Pivots to Fulfill Its Purpose During the Pandemic

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Desai Foundation’s advice to purpose-driven organizations dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic is to look beyond the immediate practicalities and be open to new ways to deliver on end goals.

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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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.

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.

Wisdom Fund Aims to Close Lending Gap for Women
Wisdom Fund Aims to Close Lending Gap for Women

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - New impact investment vehicle provides funding to underserved women of color and low-income women entrepreneurs across the US.

Brands Expand Partnerships, Amplify Messaging in Support of Gender Equality
Brands Expand Partnerships, Amplify Messaging in Support of Gender Equality

MARKETING AND COMMS - adidas, Diageo and HP launch new films and campaigns, while PepsiCo tackles gender equality in agriculture for International Women’s Day.

Kellogg is Committed to Gender Equity and #BalanceforBetter
Kellogg is Committed to Gender Equity and #BalanceforBetter

COMMUNITY UPDATE - With employees in 21 countries worldwide, Kellogg Company truly is a multinational, multicultural company.

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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.

Recruit Group: Resolving Society's Negatives with Business Solutions
Recruit Group: Resolving Society's Negatives with Business Solutions

LEADERSHIP - This post has been translated from Japanese. Read the original interview here.

Soap Recycling Creating Win-Win-Win for Hotels, Women, Developing Communities
Soap Recycling Creating Win-Win-Win for Hotels, Women, Developing Communities

WASTE NOT - It was 2014 and social entrepreneur Samir Lakhani was working on sustainable aquaculture projects in the villages of Northern Cambodia. Watching a mother wash and bathe her new baby using laundry powder rather than soap is a vision that has stayed with him to this day. It was also the inspiration for his next business venture. “I noticed that nobody seemed in good overall health — whether it was an infection that wouldn’t go away or a child with diarrhea,” he told Sustainable Brands in a recent interview.

Nat Geo's Susan Goldberg on Creating a Picture of Diversity
Nat Geo's Susan Goldberg on Creating a Picture of Diversity

MARKETING AND COMMS - National Geographic has kept pace as the country’s demographics rapidly shift and the cultural definition of immigrants, identity and families continues to evolve, having recently launched a year-long series dedicated to exploring “Diversity in America.” With national conversations on race, immigration and diversity front and center, Susan Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Director at National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic Partners, spoke with MediaVillage about why it was time to take stock of these issues and how that might be done.

P&G Tackles Clean Water, Gender Equality and Plastic Waste in 2018 CSR Report
P&G Tackles Clean Water, Gender Equality and Plastic Waste in 2018 CSR Report

PRESS RELEASE - The Procter & Gamble Company extends its long history of doing good in the world by bringing the comforts of home to those impacted by disasters, continuing to spark conversations about diversity, inclusion and gender equality with its advertising and making meaningful impact on the environment with new 2030 goals including a vision to ensure that none of the Company’s packaging ends up in the world’s oceans.

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SAMBAZON, Ecology Center Seeking College Students with Purposeful Business Ideas
SAMBAZON, Ecology Center Seeking College Students with Purposeful Business Ideas

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - SAMBAZON — the first company to bring organic açaí to the U.S. — and The Ecology Center, a non-profit eco-educational center, have launched their second annual Greenhouse Initiative.

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