Stories About Balanced Simplicity

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Let’s Not Feed the ‘Futurism Frenzy’
Let’s Not Feed the ‘Futurism Frenzy’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - If we look at the original Greek root of the word “crisis,” we learn it means to “sift and separate” — what if we are being called on to sift through and look at our lives, and let fall all that is not important? What does not get sifted, what remains with us, is where our energy should go.

12 Amazing Documentaries on Sustainability, Regeneration That You Now Have Time to Watch
12 Amazing Documentaries on Sustainability, Regeneration That You Now Have Time to Watch

MARKETING AND COMMS - As many of us find ourselves with much more time at home due to the COVID-19 crisis, a lot of us are finding opportunities to do things we couldn’t quite get to in the course of our ‘regular lives’ before the widespread lockdowns.

Q&A: What Makes a Great Place to Work?
Q&A: What Makes a Great Place to Work?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Marcus Erb, VP of Data Science & Innovation at Great Place to Work, and his team carry out research that helps businesses create workplaces in which all employees feel valued and trusted. Here, Erb explains how being a great place to work benefits both employees and their organizations.

Sell Responsibly… or Else? It’s Time to Face (Over)-Consumption and Come Up with Creative Solutions
Sell Responsibly… or Else? It’s Time to Face (Over)-Consumption and Come Up with Creative Solutions

MARKETING AND COMMS - We shouldn’t lure people into buying more than they need; but rather, help people make it all add up to a more meaningful life. Brands might be able to keep afloat on a short-term strategy and hide behind a cloak of innocence, but every dinosaur step is one closer to extinction.

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Powering Inclusive Growth from the Ground Up
Powering Inclusive Growth from the Ground Up

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - As the digital age ushers in a ‘new generation of inequalities’ around information, technology and education, the private sector must play a pivotal role in connecting people to the resources and networks they need to get by and get ahead in a changing economy.

Tackling the Social Barriers to Good Health
Tackling the Social Barriers to Good Health

WALKING THE TALK - Abbott’s new Future Well Communities program works to fight diabetes by partnering with local stakeholders to address the social determinants of health.

Empowering Customers While Building Better Business, a Thriving Future for All
Empowering Customers While Building Better Business, a Thriving Future for All

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With higher-priced products, “sustainability” can still be seen as a privilege. It is time for brands to empower consumers by offering them accessible choices that are better for them, for the planet and for generations to come.

How the World’s Best Workplaces™ Keep Employees Happy
How the World’s Best Workplaces™ Keep Employees Happy

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - 3.4M employees across 90 countries told us at Great Place to Work how they experience their workplaces. In this pool, we found that while there are common threads that make a workplace great, there are 4 factors seem to define the best experiences by region.

Give More, and Better, This Season: The 2019 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Give More, and Better, This Season: The 2019 SB Holiday Gift Guide

WASTE NOT - What better way to celebrate and participate in the season of giving than with gifts that truly keep on giving? Here are just a few of our favorite discoveries this year of products we'd be thrilled to give and receive.

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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.

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.

In ‘Game Changers,’ Veggie Athletes Prove Everything We’ve Been Taught About Protein Was a Lie
In ‘Game Changers,’ Veggie Athletes Prove Everything We’ve Been Taught About Protein Was a Lie

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - New documentary follows world-class, high-performance athletes who’ve gone veggie and are beating their meat-eating counterparts at their own game — while also improving the health of the planet.

In Era of Employee Activism, Is It Time to Give Your Staff Full Control?
In Era of Employee Activism, Is It Time to Give Your Staff Full Control?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - After a year as an employee-owned company, a “new sense of pride and unity” across the business has resulted in a 10% sales uplift for Riverford, and the best sales year recorded in its 30-year history.

Home Is Where the Heart — and Our Health — Is
Home Is Where the Heart — and Our Health — Is

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In this four-part series, Shaw explores trends in where and how we live, and the movement toward more sustainable housing, offices and other buildings that embraces occupant wellbeing.

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One Degree Organics: The Case for Glyphosate-Free Certification
One Degree Organics: The Case for Glyphosate-Free Certification

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While various agencies may continue to debate the safety of glyphosate, there’s no debate for us at One Degree Organics — and we have made a deliberate decision to ensure all our products are free from this questionable herbicide.

How Investors Can Effectively Select an Investment Manager to Measure ESG
How Investors Can Effectively Select an Investment Manager to Measure ESG

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Here are a few preliminary steps asset owners should take when beginning the search for an investment manager that integrates ESG.

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.

SB’19 Detroit: Reaching Deep Into Communities to Cultivate Tomorrow’s Changemakers
SB’19 Detroit: Reaching Deep Into Communities to Cultivate Tomorrow’s Changemakers

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Throughout the week at SB’19 Detroit, we were pleasantly struck by the theme that emerged of brands cultivating leaders and changemakers from unlikely places and in unique ways.

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.

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AI, Biomaterials, Circularity: The A-B-Cs of a Flourishing Future
AI, Biomaterials, Circularity: The A-B-Cs of a Flourishing Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - On Monday and Tuesday at SB’19 Detroit, dozens of encouraging stories and divergent strategies emerged from the growing roster of organizations on a mission to improve some of our most common products and services.

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