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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.

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.

#BrandsforGood on Mission to Bring ‘Good Life’ to Life for Consumers
#BrandsforGood on Mission to Bring ‘Good Life’ to Life for Consumers

LEADERSHIP - When SB’s Corporate Member group agreed they hadn’t cracked the nut as to how to create that elusive “pull factor” toward more conscious consumer habits and purchasing behaviors, the Brands for Good collaboratory was born.

Q&A: Tides on the Most Effective Formula for Corporate Social Impact Strategies
Q&A: Tides on the Most Effective Formula for Corporate Social Impact Strategies

WALKING THE TALK - Tides works with foundations, companies, individual donors and social change nonprofit organizations to accelerate corporate efforts to address tough social problems.

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Q&A: CEO Steve Cahillane on Kellogg’s Quest to Create ‘Better Days’ for All
Q&A: CEO Steve Cahillane on Kellogg’s Quest to Create ‘Better Days’ for All

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Ahead of his main stage talk in Detroit, we caught up with Cahillane to find out what’s in store. While he didn’t reveal the details, here’s what we learned.

Enhance Detroit’s Green Space, and Your Wellbeing, at the Same Time
Enhance Detroit’s Green Space, and Your Wellbeing, at the Same Time

COLLABORATION - Timberland is inviting the community and attendees of SB’19 Detroit to pull on their boots and get their hands dirty on Monday, June 3, as we work to enhance the Lincoln Street Art Park, an outdoor community learning space created by local nonprofit Green Living Science.

Humana Working to Address Social Determinants of Health
Humana Working to Address Social Determinants of Health

WALKING THE TALK - 2018 CSR Report details how the company is working to inspire health and wellbeing for the people and communities that it serves.

Prudential Pledges $180M to Promote Financial Wellness for Opportunity Youth
Prudential Pledges $180M to Promote Financial Wellness for Opportunity Youth

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Largest private sector investment to date will prepare next generation of global workforce with education and training, build financially stable communities and help break the cycle of poverty.

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.

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Solar Mamas: Empowering Women to ‘Flip the Switch’ to Better Health, Renewable Energy
Solar Mamas: Empowering Women to ‘Flip the Switch’ to Better Health, Renewable Energy

CLEANTECH - Law firm Hogan Lovells has partnered with Barefoot College International to empower mostly illiterate women from off-grid areas around the world by training them as solar engineers, or “Solar Mamas.”

Meet the Organisation Giving the Homeless a Way Out of Poverty, Through Coffee
Meet the Organisation Giving the Homeless a Way Out of Poverty, Through Coffee

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Change Please is empowering London’s homeless by training them to be baristas — providing full barista training, jobs paying London Living Wage, and support with housing, bank accounts and mental wellbeing.

Hilton Challenges Its Hospitality Teams to Step Up Soap Recycling
Hilton Challenges Its Hospitality Teams to Step Up Soap Recycling

WASTE NOT - Hilton is ramping up its soap-collecting efforts around the world, with a goal of recycling 1 million bars for Clean the World to distribute on Global Handwashing Day (October 15).

Renewal Mill: Turning By-Products Into More Nutritious Food
Renewal Mill: Turning By-Products Into More Nutritious Food

WASTE NOT - Through its proprietary technology, the company transforms organic, high-fiber food by-product streams into nutritious raw ingredients.

Conscious Consumers Flocking to Pinterest for Sustainable Lifestyle Ideas
Conscious Consumers Flocking to Pinterest for Sustainable Lifestyle Ideas

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Sustainable living is the most searched term around sustainability (+69% since last year), while searches for “sustainable living for beginners” are up 265%.

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Q&A: How a ‘Cuban’ Name Change Boosted Panera’s Soup Sales
Q&A: How a ‘Cuban’ Name Change Boosted Panera’s Soup Sales

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - WRI’s Better Buying Lab works with food companies to research and test science-based approaches that encourage consumers to choose more sustainable, plant-based foods.

Employee Engagement 3.0: How Starbucks, Unilever Go the Extra Mile
Employee Engagement 3.0: How Starbucks, Unilever Go the Extra Mile

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers converged at SB’18 Vancouver to share their latest insights on a multitude of themes pertinent to all of those committed to improving business around the world. Here, we dig into brand and organizational efforts to recruit, retain and support an engaged workforce — and go the extra mile for employees in need.

Startup Allows Neighbors to Generate Returns Through Investments in Their Community
Startup Allows Neighbors to Generate Returns Through Investments in Their Community

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - “A lot of people want to participate in Detroit’s recovery, but unfortunately, they feel that because they’re not a billionaire, millionaire, celebrity or politician, they feel they can’t,” Kwaku Osei told Fast Company.

Landmark Research Shows Americans Are Redefining The “Good Life”
Landmark Research Shows Americans Are Redefining The “Good Life”

PRESS RELEASE - 80% would be loyal to brands that helped them live their new values Large opportunity for business to support new aspirations of balance, health, and connections  

A Sustainable Life at Home: How IKEA Plans to Become Circular
A Sustainable Life at Home: How IKEA Plans to Become Circular

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - IKEA has been quietly piloting various initiatives across its European stores to see how it can build circularity into its service offering for customers. It’s a bold move, given that consumer-facing circular economy business models are still relatively embryonic, particularly in the retail market. “Over the coming years, we will support customers to care and repair, rent, share, bring back, and resell their IKEA products to prolong product life,” IKEA’s sustainability manager Jonas Engberg told me in a recent interview.

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