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BEHAVIOR CHANGE - A recent survey found that 77% of US adults believe the pandemic has driven people in the country apart. But we’ve also seen how people’s behaviors and interests have changed in ways that demonstrate shared cultural values, regardless of where they live.
WALKING THE TALK - Bringing new gravitas to the term, ‘purpose-driven,’ the team behind Colive is using their uniquely delicious olive oil to help end the civil unrest that has divided their native Cyprus since the 1970s — and exemplify the benefits of social entrepreneurship and peace through cooperation.
PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - When the city of Franeker, Netherlands, turned off its lights for a night to reveal the now-rarely seen splendor of the night sky, it was a reminder of our inextricable link to each other and our universe.
PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Geoship’s bioceramic, climate-resilient dome villages offer a glimpse into a new model of zero-carbon community living and a future-proof world built through regenerative architecture.
THE NEXT ECONOMY - Shimokawa Town in Hokkaido is a designated SDGs Future City and the winner of the first Prime Minister’s Japan SDGs Award in 2017. Four years on, Shimokawa is still working earnestly to achieve the goals and is keen to share its progress, new initiatives, and challenges along the way.
THE NEXT ECONOMY - Taking advantage of the forced pandemic pause and building off the momentum of a less extractive tourism model already taking shape in the country’s Bay of Plenty, the online program provided a foundation for shaping thriving host communities rooted in local context and culture.
THE NEXT ECONOMY - The monthly Green Jobs Report shows that “greener” enterprises align with more resilient jobs, higher pay for workers, fewer job losses, and the potential for better overall company and investor portfolio performance.
SUPPLY CHAIN - We caught up with Peg Willingham, newly minted Executive Director of Fairtrade America, to clear up the confusion around the concept of “fair trade”; and hear why Fairtrade is more important than ever.
SUPPLY CHAIN - Without oversight or a watchdog, what imperative do companies have to make a tangible impact on the livelihoods of cocoa farmers over increasing profit margins?
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.
FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Two longtime players in small-business lending and empowering low-income communities are joining forces to scale up equitable wealth creation in communities of color.
THE NEXT ECONOMY - Finally, something both parties can agree on — the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act is not only a beacon of hope for preservation of the US’ national parks, it could help ensure that the entire country has access to the restorative power of nature.
COLLABORATION - The case study of German mobile hygiene startup GoBanyo illustrates the social impacts of the collaboration between Unilever’s The Right to Shower initiative with mobile hygiene pioneer LavaMaex.
FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The recent spotlight on racial justice in the US has also highlighted the financial industry's role in perpetuating discrimination. Many have responded by donating money to nonprofits, but a regenerative approach to investing that start to undo decades of chronic underinvestment is needed.
MARKETING AND COMMS - UNESCO’s new campaign asks us to question our ideas about what is normal, suggesting that we have accepted the unacceptable when it comes to our environment, economies, public health and societies for far too long.
FINANCE & INVESTMENT - A new toolkit provides a roadmap for addressing risks to the ‘S’ part of ESG investing; while a new case study validates the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation’s bet on a fossil-fuel-free portfolio.
COLLABORATION - The social good relationship platform is donating its services in May and beyond in a bid to reach those affected by the crisis — and seeking corporate donors for the nationwide campaign.
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.
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.
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.