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Intrepid Travel Launches Global Vaccine Equity Campaign
Intrepid Travel Launches Global Vaccine Equity Campaign

WALKING THE TALK - The world’s largest adventure travel company and certified B Corp is advocating for the safe return of international travel and improved access to COVID-19 vaccinations in low-income countries around the world.

Survey: COVID-19 Is Intensifying Sustainability Challenges, But Not Derailing Corporate Action
Survey: COVID-19 Is Intensifying Sustainability Challenges, But Not Derailing Corporate Action

LEADERSHIP - 2021 Sustainability Leaders Survey examines attitudes of nearly 700 experts from over 70 countries, reflecting on the pandemic’s implications for sustainable social and environmental development agendas — and who is perceived to be leading the charge.

Flight-Shaming Movement Evolves Into Flight-Free Travel Trend
Flight-Shaming Movement Evolves Into Flight-Free Travel Trend

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It may have taken COVID-19 to put a hard and fast stop on flight travel; but during the pandemic pause, a more mindful approach to tourism has taken shape — as seen in a growing wave of flight-free offerings, specifically intended to keep people out of the sky.

The Urban Sun: A Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel?
The Urban Sun: A Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Combining art, creativity, architecture and science, Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers, experts and scientists have found a radical way to clean public spaces of coronavirus — with light.

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The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on People’s Needs, Expectations in the Office
The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on People’s Needs, Expectations in the Office

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The ongoing pandemic has changed fundamental patterns in our lives, accelerating existing trends and revealing new unmet needs. Since the onset of COVID, Steelcase has conducted ongoing research to help organizations understand its impact on their people and business.

Healthier Supply Chains Supporting Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Healthy Lives Mission
Healthier Supply Chains Supporting Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Healthy Lives Mission

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - Achieving Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Healthy Lives Mission requires its supply chains to be healthy, as well. Here, Worldwide VP of Supply Chain Meri Stevens shares insights gained from collaborating with suppliers to achieve agility in complex supply chains.

How Brands Can Help Reshape Post-COVID Public Life to Maximize People, Planet Health
How Brands Can Help Reshape Post-COVID Public Life to Maximize People, Planet Health

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In a recent webinar, representatives from PepsiCo, Vail Resorts and William & Mary shared lessons learned from preparing for our 'next normal.'

Efforts to Achieve the SDGs Are Revitalizing Communities in Japan and Beyond
Efforts to Achieve the SDGs Are Revitalizing Communities in Japan and Beyond

COLLABORATION - This year’s International Forum on SDGs for Regional Revitalization examined the acceleration of sustainable development initiatives in and outside Japan, through corporate and government cooperation, and the positive ripple effects on communities around the world. 

How to Empower the Next, Diverse Generation of Inventors
How to Empower the Next, Diverse Generation of Inventors

THE NEXT ECONOMY - For those who cultivate innovation and invention, it is our responsibility to provide opportunity for those historically marginalized. Our society must take the harsh realizations uncovered by the pandemic and use them to fuel ambition and drive, to ensure access and opportunity for every student.

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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.

In a COVID-19 World, What’s the Future of Organisational Purpose?
In a COVID-19 World, What’s the Future of Organisational Purpose?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As immense disruption continues around the globe, the spotlight on the role of business in tackling social and environmental challenges is intensifying. Here, Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, outlines why now is the time to re-evaluate corporate purpose.

How the Washington Nationals Will Avoid Using 5M Ketchup Packets This Season
How the Washington Nationals Will Avoid Using 5M Ketchup Packets This Season

WASTE NOT - A smart, win-win, local partnership will enable the team to provide a combination of sustainable tech and healthier condiment options for a sustainable and COVID-safe solution.

Intrepid Travel Offers 40+ Decarbonized Tours Amid Tourism’s Recovery
Intrepid Travel Offers 40+ Decarbonized Tours Amid Tourism’s Recovery

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The world’s largest B Corp travel company has introduced 42 new, low-carbon alternative tours. The move is part of a wider decarbonization plan that includes removing all flights under 90 minutes from the top 50 trips, where possible, by the end of 2022.

Businesses Must Understand the Intersections of Mental Health, Sustainability
Businesses Must Understand the Intersections of Mental Health, Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As we emerge from COVID-19 and mental health rises up the corporate agenda, how can businesses incorporate the subject into their core sustainability agenda, rather than treat it as a separate issue?

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Microsoft, LinkedIn Expand Initiative to Enable More Inclusive, Skills-Based Tech Economy in US
Microsoft, LinkedIn Expand Initiative to Enable More Inclusive, Skills-Based Tech Economy in US

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The companies have launched a variety of new tools and services aimed at fostering a more inclusive tech workforce in the US, with a specific focus on women and underrepresented minorities.

Even COVID Can’t Stop Sustainable Packaging
Even COVID Can’t Stop Sustainable Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As hopes mount for a new, post-COVID “normal,” many systems are in flux and the state of sustainable packaging is once again in question. How will businesses adapt? Or re-adapt? Or un-adapt? Shelton Group CEO Suzanne Shelton and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Adam Gendell share their insights.

8 Mental Models for Wise Leadership in a VUCA World
8 Mental Models for Wise Leadership in a VUCA World

LEADERSHIP - Wise leaders build agile, inclusive and sustainable businesses. But how can you do that in times of crisis? Here are 8 mental models for building inner resilience to take responsible and sustainable actions in VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) situations.

We Need a Vaccine for Business, as Well
We Need a Vaccine for Business, as Well

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The pandemic has taught us that everything is interdependent. Global thought leaders agree on the opportunity and need for several key shifts to materialize in business; and they agree on the ingredients necessary for the cure, as set out below.

To Fight COVID-19, We Must Invest in Water Access for Vulnerable Communities
To Fight COVID-19, We Must Invest in Water Access for Vulnerable Communities

COLLABORATION - The PepsiCo Foundation and WaterAid are launching a new program to build sanitation facilities and community water systems in the harsh, arid region of La Guajira, Colombia — with the goal of increasing access for the indigenous Wayuu people.

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How the Pandemic Shaped Sustainability Goals for Commercial Buildings
How the Pandemic Shaped Sustainability Goals for Commercial Buildings

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Last year provided many unforeseen challenges for the building management industry; despite it all, sustainability commitments stayed steady. But we must seize the opportunity to shift the narrative in the energy industry away from efficiency, towards continuous optimization.

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