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The Social Ripple Effect: The Reach of Business Decisions in the Time of COVID-19
The Social Ripple Effect: The Reach of Business Decisions in the Time of COVID-19

LEADERSHIP - Organizations will be defined by the decisions they make during the pandemic. Now, companies with a social purpose — or those which aspire to have one — have a tool that can inform their day-to-day decisions in ways that build and sustain a better society.

How to Fix Foresight in This ‘New Normal’
How to Fix Foresight in This ‘New Normal’

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - COVID-19 has fragmented the future. Your best-laid plans may lie broken. But it is possible to bring order to a world of multiple, uncertain futures; and lay the groundwork for the reset we need.

From CSR to Social Purpose in the New ‘Roaring Twenties’
From CSR to Social Purpose in the New ‘Roaring Twenties’

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In the 1920s, people didn’t pay attention to the problems brought on by market excess — and that decade begat the Great Depression. Today, truly modern companies are showing the way to a different kind of decade.

Inside the 2019 CSR Risk and Performance Index: Regional and Sector Comparisons
Inside the 2019 CSR Risk and Performance Index: Regional and Sector Comparisons

WALKING THE TALK - Despite overall sustainability performance remaining mostly steady, EcoVadis’ latest CSR Risk and Performance Index shows significant differences between regions and industries.

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Forum for the Future: Building Collaboration at the Intersection of Vision and Action
Forum for the Future: Building Collaboration at the Intersection of Vision and Action

COLLABORATION - CEO Dr. Sally Uren has a realistic understanding of collaborations and shares how combining forces is the way forward.

Neil Gaught: Turning Aspiration Into Action
Neil Gaught: Turning Aspiration Into Action

LEADERSHIP - With his award-winning book, Core, Gaught has bolstered the case for a radical rethink of the purpose of business by proving change is not only desirable but entirely possible.

Q&A: Simon Mainwaring on Teaching Companies to ‘Live to Serve Life Itself’
Q&A: Simon Mainwaring on Teaching Companies to ‘Live to Serve Life Itself’

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Simon Mainwaring has an “all-hands-on-deck” sense of purpose — and that purpose is to help us find ours.

A Four-Step Cycle for Strengthening Your Company Culture
A Four-Step Cycle for Strengthening Your Company Culture

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Strengthening a culture is not a one-off project; it is truly never-ending.

11 Criteria for Defining, Refining Your Company’s Social Purpose Statement
11 Criteria for Defining, Refining Your Company’s Social Purpose Statement

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - When a statement is too generic, it can be challenging for employees to connect to it and for the entire organization to be galvanized by that social purpose.

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Corporate Giants’ Suppliers Have Saved $19.3B by Reducing CO2
Corporate Giants’ Suppliers Have Saved $19.3B by Reducing CO2

BUSINESS CASE - CDP says 10 years of corporates requesting supplier transparency has triggered a step-change in environmental action.

Chipotle, FoodBytes! Unveil Newest Classes of Food, Ag Innovators
Chipotle, FoodBytes! Unveil Newest Classes of Food, Ag Innovators

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Two startup accelerators highlight the latest startup solutions poised to disrupt our food system for good.

The Future-Fit Business Benchmark: How Do I Start?
The Future-Fit Business Benchmark: How Do I Start?

NEW METRICS - Look at it as a tool with which to solve the underlying puzzles posed by the sustainability challenge.

ERM Announces Acquisition of SustainAbility Ltd
ERM Announces Acquisition of SustainAbility Ltd

COLLABORATION - The second in a series of acquisitions by ERM aimed at building the world’s leading sustainability advisory services

Utopies: Localizing the Sustainable Economy
Utopies: Localizing the Sustainable Economy

COLLABORATION - This is one of a series of interviews by students and alumni from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) with practitioners from the Sustainable Brands community, on a variety of ways organizations can, and are, Redesigning the Good Life.

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Q&A: South Pole on Its Next-Gen Climate Neutrality Certification
Q&A: South Pole on Its Next-Gen Climate Neutrality Certification

WALKING THE TALK - With the urgency of reducing our carbon footprint becoming more visible by the day, it’s great to see more and more brands making claims about their carbon reductions.

DuPont Sustainable Solutions Introduces New Innovation Management Consulting Practice
DuPont Sustainable Solutions Introduces New Innovation Management Consulting Practice

PRESS RELEASE - DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) today announced the launch of a new global Innovation Management consulting practice that is specifically designed to enable B2B clients to bring more high value-added products and business models to market, profitably.

#NewMetrics18: Dos, Don'ts, Tools and Topics Critical to Sustainability Communication
#NewMetrics18: Dos, Don'ts, Tools and Topics Critical to Sustainability Communication

NEW METRICS - Last week at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 conference in Philadelphia, PA, over 300 delegates from brands, NGOs, strategists and practitioners across sectors gathered to share the newest credible tools and solutions for assessing the ROI of Sustainable Business.

Beyond Transparency: The Next Essential Step in Product Optimization
Beyond Transparency: The Next Essential Step in Product Optimization

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - If you’ve been around the building products industry in the last five years, you’ve probably encountered conversations about transparency — around material health, chemical hazards, environmental impacts, you name it. To be fair, if you were around the building products industry 10 years ago, no one was really talking about transparency (at least not like today). The buzzword of the day back then was recycled content. Before that, it was indoor air quality. And over time those attributes have become commonplace for most manufacturers; transparency is the next attribute to achieve.

Trending: Nike, Native Shoes Projects Helping Shoe Industry Tread Lighter
Trending: Nike, Native Shoes Projects Helping Shoe Industry Tread Lighter

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Earlier this month, Nike announced the winners of its Circular Innovation Challenge, which called for new products using Nike Grind — Nike's ground-up post-factory and post-consumer materials — and new technologies to advance footwear recycling.

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`Materiality Is Broken. But It Doesn’t Have to Be.
`Materiality Is Broken. But It Doesn’t Have to Be.

NEW METRICS - In formulating strategy, shaping communications and improving their impact in the world, companies, and their sustainability teams, must answer two big questions: "What is important to our business?” and "What is important to our stakeholders?” (Sometimes as a proxy for the larger question: “What is important to the world?")

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