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Gillette Reveals Men’s Feelings on Sustainability in 2020, Brand Goals for 2030
Gillette Reveals Men’s Feelings on Sustainability in 2020, Brand Goals for 2030

MARKETING AND COMMS - A global study by Gillette found that men are taking environmental concerns more seriously, as a result of COVID-19. And the company raises the bar for itself with the launch of its Ambition 2030 goals.

Collaboration, Not Competition, Is the Key to Affordable and Sustainable Fashion
Collaboration, Not Competition, Is the Key to Affordable and Sustainable Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is a knowledge-sharing platform and partnership for the entire cotton supply chain. It offers brands and retailers better access to the cotton data that they need to be more sustainable.

CVS, Target Working to ‘Skip the Slip’ with Digital, Non-Toxic Receipt Options
CVS, Target Working to ‘Skip the Slip’ with Digital, Non-Toxic Receipt Options

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Green America’s new ‘Skip the Slip’ report tracks the progress on receipt practices of 35 major companies. The retailers’ switch reflects growing consumer demand for digital options and non-toxic, recyclable receipt paper.

Mastercard Partners to Digitally Empower Small Businesses in Latin America
Mastercard Partners to Digitally Empower Small Businesses in Latin America

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Bancolombia, Banco Galicia, Citibanamex and Mercado Libre are part of the Partnership, committed to accelerate business recovery and inclusive growth efforts in the region.

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The Great Indoors: Creating a Nurturing Habitat for People and Planet
The Great Indoors: Creating a Nurturing Habitat for People and Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - We spend 90% of our time indoors, and that was before a global pandemic forced many of us to turn our living environments into our offices, schools and gyms. So, what is the key to creating nurturing indoor habitats?

Report: 2021 Offers Narrow Window to Course Correct for Sustainable Future
Report: 2021 Offers Narrow Window to Course Correct for Sustainable Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - New report from Forum for the Future asserts that the decisions we make in the next 6-18 months will lock in unsustainable practices or set us on a pathway towards a fairer, more sustainable and resilient world.

People Need Help Turning Healthy, Sustainable Aspirations into Action
People Need Help Turning Healthy, Sustainable Aspirations into Action

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - New global public-opinion research from GlobeScan reveals that people need and want help from brands to change their lifestyles to become healthier and more sustainable.

Can We Halve Global Food Waste by 2030? Not Without Our Suppliers
Can We Halve Global Food Waste by 2030? Not Without Our Suppliers

WASTE NOT - While some nations and food companies have made encouraging progress and crossed the halfway mark towards meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, there’s still a long way to go.

Survey: Gen Z Counting on Brands to Help Create a ‘Radically Better Future’
Survey: Gen Z Counting on Brands to Help Create a ‘Radically Better Future’

MARKETING AND COMMS - New BBMG-GlobeScan study finds the next generation of citizens is looking for transformative brand leadership, co-created solutions, and radical change for the future they want.

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Hey, Milton … Here We Are, After 50 Years of Friedmanomics
Hey, Milton … Here We Are, After 50 Years of Friedmanomics

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - What is the responsibility of business? Fifty years on, it’s clear there’s more to the answer than you thought.

EVERFI Commits $100M to End Systemic Social, Economic Inequity in K-12 Schools
EVERFI Commits $100M to End Systemic Social, Economic Inequity in K-12 Schools

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The social impact education provider will offer free digital education and tools to close gaps that lead to long-term, systemic inequalities for at-risk students.

Brands for Good: How the World’s Largest Consumer Brands Are 'Accelerating Culture Change'
Brands for Good: How the World’s Largest Consumer Brands Are 'Accelerating Culture Change'

MARKETING AND COMMS - A who’s who of field experts, creatives and C-suite leaders gathered at Sustainable Brands’ latest virtual event to share the latest insights, research and progress toward advancing and scaling sustainable consumer behavior and lifestyle changes.

Business Resiliency: How Social Responsibility Has Strengthened Driscoll’s Farming Communities
Business Resiliency: How Social Responsibility Has Strengthened Driscoll’s Farming Communities

SUPPLY CHAIN - Driscoll’s President Soren Bjorn discusses creating shared value within its business and local communities.

In a COVID-19 World, Brands Need to Earn Customers’ Trust Through Sustainability
In a COVID-19 World, Brands Need to Earn Customers’ Trust Through Sustainability

MARKETING AND COMMS - As fashion brands and retailers use the silver lining of COVID-19 to strengthen their sustainability commitments, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol can help them demonstrate their sourcing and supply chain commitments to meet customer demand.

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McDonald’s, Loop Partner on Industry-First Cup Return Scheme
McDonald’s, Loop Partner on Industry-First Cup Return Scheme

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Beginning in 2021, McDonald's customers in select UK restaurants will be able to choose a reusable hot beverage cup, which can be returned to be sanitized and reused.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Sustainability, Equity and Resilient Design
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Sustainability, Equity and Resilient Design

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Here, Purpose Built Communities president Carol Naughton discusses how sustainability and designing for resiliency can help to end intergenerational poverty, strengthen economically diverse communities and aid in neighborhood revitalization.

Report: Unlocking Manufacturer Innovation Key to Achieving Circular Fashion
Report: Unlocking Manufacturer Innovation Key to Achieving Circular Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - With the COVID-19 and climate crises threatening industry’s dominant business model — which is based on continued growth in production — circular models will need to be at the heart of fashion’s growth plans going forward.

Dried and True: The Food Service World Works to Rein in COVID-Fueled Waste
Dried and True: The Food Service World Works to Rein in COVID-Fueled Waste

WASTE NOT - As COVID-19 continues to change the landscape for food-service establishments, initiatives to mitigate food waste that combine creativity, technology and flavor with good business sense will become a necessity. 

Why We're Committed to Ensuring Access to Parks for All by 2050
Why We're Committed to Ensuring Access to Parks for All by 2050

COLLABORATION - At 10 Minute Walk, we are working with city leaders across the US to make sure that 100 percent of people in US cities have access to safe, quality green space within a 10-minute walk by 2050.

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We Need Safe Water to Fight COVID-19 — And We Need to Provide It Now
We Need Safe Water to Fight COVID-19 — And We Need to Provide It Now

COLLABORATION - Now that we have entered a moment of heightened global awareness of safe water as a cornerstone of public health and community well-being, we must join hands with others to make the investments needed to save lives. 

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