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How Kao Is Creating a More Sustainable, Beautiful, ‘Kirei’ Life for All
How Kao Is Creating a More Sustainable, Beautiful, ‘Kirei’ Life for All

WALKING THE TALK - Through its Kirei Lifestyle Plan, Kao aims to empower at least 1 billion people to live more gently and sustainably by 2030. We caught up with Kao’s Dave Muenz to hear about the company’s progress toward its goals; and how the pandemic has both impacted, but also provided opportunities for, progress on sustainability.

70% of Sustainability Experts Doubt Our Ability to Pull Together on Climate Action
70% of Sustainability Experts Doubt Our Ability to Pull Together on Climate Action

WALKING THE TALK - In a new report, experts surveyed say all sectors must play a role in achieving Paris Agreement goals. But, they also believe that public pressure is essential for an adequate response to humanity’s “Code Red” — that a lack of public understanding and action pose their own threat.

Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet
Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Entrepreneur and author Marci Zaroff coined the term ‘eco-fashion’ back in the mid-‘90s. Here, we discuss why sustainable fashion has taken so long to have its ‘moment’ and how regenerative ag could heal the planet along with the damaging textile industry.

Your Gender Story: Why Embracing Our Human Complexity Is Key for Regenerative Leadership
Your Gender Story: Why Embracing Our Human Complexity Is Key for Regenerative Leadership

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Creating truly gender-inclusive workplaces requires more than just including pronouns in email signatures. Reimagine Gender CEO Lisa Kenney explains why a broader understanding of gender is critical for leaders going forward and why getting to know our own Gender Stories is the first step.

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Co-Creating Breakthrough Solutions for the Future We Want
Co-Creating Breakthrough Solutions for the Future We Want

COLLABORATION - To regenerate the system, we have to regenerate how we work together. What if we brought the experience of elders and the courage of the next generation together with the brand leaders tasked with shifting paradigms and making essential decisions?

What Happens When an Environmental Leader Finally Claims the Mantle? NRS Asked Triple Gap & Valutus to Find Out
What Happens When an Environmental Leader Finally Claims the Mantle? NRS Asked Triple Gap & Valutus to Find Out

MARKETING AND COMMS - A leader in the water sports industry, NRS was shy about tooting its sustainability horn. So, it asked us: How much value does the market place on brand-level commitment to sustainability vs. product-level initiatives? Turns out, touting any of the brand’s many attributes generated a significant increase in consumer preference.

1.8M Fairtrade Farmers to World Leaders: 'Keep Your Climate Promises'
1.8M Fairtrade Farmers to World Leaders: 'Keep Your Climate Promises'

MARKETING AND COMMS - Signed by Fairtrade producers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the letter warns governments of developed nations that their lack of climate action is threatening farmers' livelihoods and global food supplies.

The Purpose Advantage: How to Activate Purpose to Build New Brand Value
The Purpose Advantage: How to Activate Purpose to Build New Brand Value

WALKING THE TALK - Join us at SB’21 San Diego on Monday, October 18th — for a 2-hour workshop designed to arm every participant with the ideas and tools necessary to create a more powerful and purposeful brand.

'Bringing Humanity Back to Business': 10 Insights from Paul Polman
'Bringing Humanity Back to Business': 10 Insights from Paul Polman

LEADERSHIP - Carol Cone — internationally recognized Purpose pioneer and host of the Purpose 360 podcast — spoke with the former Unilever CEO and fellow Purpose pioneer on the eve of the release of his new book, "Net Positive."

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Fairphone Forges Ahead with Longer-Lasting, E-waste-Neutral Smartphone
Fairphone Forges Ahead with Longer-Lasting, E-waste-Neutral Smartphone

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Still striving to greatly improve the sustainability of the industry, Fairphone’s new model embodies the company’s commitment to better materials, better mining practices and a longer product lifecycle.

P&G, Walmart Collaborate on Interactive Experience to Help Guide Better Purchases, Habits
P&G, Walmart Collaborate on Interactive Experience to Help Guide Better Purchases, Habits

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The two companies have teamed up to develop an interactive, educational and entertaining experience designed to educate families on how they can conserve resources in their homes with a few simple changes.

Polestar’s Latest LCA Report Shows New Potential for EV Industry Transparency
Polestar’s Latest LCA Report Shows New Potential for EV Industry Transparency

MARKETING AND COMMS - The Swedish EV maker finds vast differences in CO2e throughout the life of its vehicles, depending on the source of the charging energy.

ReGrained Shares Key Ingredients for a Deliciously Sustainable Food Future
ReGrained Shares Key Ingredients for a Deliciously Sustainable Food Future

WASTE NOT - We spoke with ReGrained co-founder Dan Kurzrock to learn more about the upcycling process, the role such technology can play in helping to fix the food system, and why brand collaboration is so important when it comes to scale.

Circularity Doesn't Need to Be Overwhelming: 3 Ways Retailers Can Close Loops in eCommerce
Circularity Doesn't Need to Be Overwhelming: 3 Ways Retailers Can Close Loops in eCommerce

THE NEXT ECONOMY - For retailers, the logistical challenges of returns are overwhelming. Without circularity in operations, returned items often end up in landfills. But retailers can take small, immediate steps to set themselves up for becoming more circular — and more successful.

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Nestlé Professional, WRI Expand Cool Food Meals to Foodservice Locations Across the US
Nestlé Professional, WRI Expand Cool Food Meals to Foodservice Locations Across the US

MARKETING AND COMMS - New partnership enables foodservice operators to easily guide diners toward climate-friendly food choices. Nestlé Professional Cool Food Meals will incorporate plant-based proteins from Sweet Earth Foods, which will be carbon neutral by 2025.

New Report Sees Home Furnishings Recommerce Eclipsing Traditional Retail
New Report Sees Home Furnishings Recommerce Eclipsing Traditional Retail

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As circular business models continue to increase in popularity, Chairish’s report finds the resale furniture industry projected to grow by 54% over the next five years; two-thirds of consumers surveyed think resale will play a significant role in the future of sustainability.

Tackling the Unseen Climate Costs of a Plastic Planet
Tackling the Unseen Climate Costs of a Plastic Planet

WASTE NOT - Whether it’s using the carrot of incentives or the stick of regulations, change is possible — and strongly desired. So, what can brands do? Be proactive and make the extra effort to find and choose recycled plastic whenever possible.

Can We Evolve from the Chip Shortage to Better Supply Chains and Consumption Habits?
Can We Evolve from the Chip Shortage to Better Supply Chains and Consumption Habits?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As the global chip shortage drags on and demand for electronics exceeds supply, we hope that the market for refurbished electronic devices and a circular economy will gain more traction.

P&G Becomes Latest Multinational to Accelerate Climate-Action Plans
P&G Becomes Latest Multinational to Accelerate Climate-Action Plans

COLLABORATION - The consumer goods giant has shared a new Climate Transition Action Plan, new science-based targets and a goal of net-zero emissions — Scope 1-3 — by 2040.

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Carlsberg Group Joins Companies Using Marketing to Drive Climate Action
Carlsberg Group Joins Companies Using Marketing to Drive Climate Action

MARKETING AND COMMS - The brewing giant joins 16 other global companies in signing onto the World Federation of Advertisers’ Planet Pledge, which aims to change marketing from a driver of consumption into a catalyst for more sustainable thinking and behavior.

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