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What Gets People to Act: Doom and Gloom or Rainbows and Sunshine?
What Gets People to Act: Doom and Gloom or Rainbows and Sunshine?

MARKETING AND COMMS - The negative framing that accompanies “traditional” climate communications risks turning people off, but exclusively positive framing has its own issues. Long story short, we need both. Here are a few tips for choosing the right one.

Trending: Virgin, Aspiration Incentivize Sustainable Spending
Trending: Virgin, Aspiration Incentivize Sustainable Spending

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Virgin Money’s sustainability-linked loans will reduce finance costs for businesses that proactively help the transition to a more sustainable economy; and Aspiration’s new credit card will enable consumers to work toward a ‘zero’ carbon footprint.

Giving Up Meat = Healthy Living = Healthy Planet. Are We at a Dietary Inflection Point?
Giving Up Meat = Healthy Living = Healthy Planet. Are We at a Dietary Inflection Point?

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The growing appetite for a shift away from meat-based diets is good news for addressing a range of health and climate issues. But business has a critical role to play in making the transition as affordable, accessible and delicious as possible.

Tide Aiming to Decarbonize Laundry by Reducing Carbon, Plastic, Hot-Water Washing
Tide Aiming to Decarbonize Laundry by Reducing Carbon, Plastic, Hot-Water Washing

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Laundry giant’s 2030 Ambition goals center on turning consumers to cold water, exploring carbon capture and reducing virgin plastic — so that ‘every load of laundry does a load of good.’

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Unilever Redefining ‘Normal’ with New ‘Positive Beauty’ Strategy
Unilever Redefining ‘Normal’ with New ‘Positive Beauty’ Strategy

MARKETING AND COMMS - Unilever is eliminating the word “normal” from all of its beauty and personal care brands’ packaging and advertising, championing a new era of beauty that is equitable and inclusive, as well as sustainable.

Healthy People, Healthy Ocean: How Conscious Consumers Are Helping Build a More Sustainable Seafood Sector
Healthy People, Healthy Ocean: How Conscious Consumers Are Helping Build a More Sustainable Seafood Sector

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Recent research shows that people’s awareness of the link between their personal wellness and that of the environment has increased. How can simple solutions make a big impact? When it comes to food, we need to make it easy for people to make smart, sustainable choices.

SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond
SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At SB’s latest Trend Watching event, experts across a variety of fields and industries offered insights into how purpose-driven brands can effectively activate on everything from marketing to effective leadership to climate justice in our post-pandemic world.

For Those Still Wondering About the Business Case for Purpose …
For Those Still Wondering About the Business Case for Purpose …

BUSINESS CASE - In its latest research to understand consumer expectations of responsible brands, Porter Novelli used social psychology to unpack why consumers prefer Purpose-driven brands — and the importance of strong storytelling to complement sound business strategies.

Bad Sustainability Writing Is Everywhere, and It’s a Problem
Bad Sustainability Writing Is Everywhere, and It’s a Problem

MARKETING AND COMMS - The proliferation of ineffective communications is holding sustainability back in its most critical decade. There is no more time for boring, beige writing. We need language that teaches, convinces and inspires — before it’s too late.

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How Amazon Is Scaling Conscious Consumerism by Partnering with Brands, Certifications
How Amazon Is Scaling Conscious Consumerism by Partnering with Brands, Certifications

MARKETING AND COMMS - The e-commerce giant is working with over 20 product-certification partners to deliver product-specific sustainability information to shoppers through its Climate Pledge Friendly program.

7 Tips for Engaging Consumers on Circularity
7 Tips for Engaging Consumers on Circularity

MARKETING AND COMMS - If consumers are to embrace sustainable products en masse, they need better information to be able to make an informed choice — and this is where marketeers have a vital role to play.

Why We Tell the Stories Behind Sustainable Products
Why We Tell the Stories Behind Sustainable Products

MARKETING AND COMMS - Telling the stories of the people and forests behind FSC-certified products deepens consumers’ connections with the brands, and demonstrates the impacts of responsible sourcing. We expect this is just the beginning, due to the clear signals of consumer demand for these stories.

S’well’s New Sustainability-as-a-Service Platform Riding GroundS’well of Demand for Circular Products
S’well’s New Sustainability-as-a-Service Platform Riding GroundS’well of Demand for Circular Products

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Best known for its fashionable reusable bottles and hydration accessories, S’well recently launched GroundS’well — a sustainability-as-a-service platform that aims to help brands improve consumer habits while decreasing single-use plastic waste.

Digging Deeper Into Marketing’s Purpose Pivot
Digging Deeper Into Marketing’s Purpose Pivot

MARKETING AND COMMS - Once your purpose is in everything you do, it becomes an indelible part of the customer experience. By attracting customers who believe society is better off if they do business with your company, you can create a social movement around your brand.

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With Tomorrow's Air, Travelers Can Help Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere
With Tomorrow's Air, Travelers Can Help Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The world’s first carbon-removal collective for the travel industry offers climate-clever travelers and small businesses the ability to contribute directly to carbon removal and storage.

No Compromises: How Eastman’s Naia™ Renew Is Transforming the Fashion Industry
No Compromises: How Eastman’s Naia™ Renew Is Transforming the Fashion Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Here, Shaw’s Kellie Ballew and Eastman’s Ruth Farrell discuss the opportunities created by Eastman’s Naia™ Renew textile, and the need to show the market that sustainability and circularity can be achieved without compromise.

Rally Around One Purpose. Millions of Customers at a Time.
Rally Around One Purpose. Millions of Customers at a Time.

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Only 38% of companies self-report as being customer-committed; and therein lies the problem: The challenge isn’t *having* a purpose, but *living* that purpose. Here are four ways to ensure a customer-centered purpose impacts the very people it was intended to.

The Cost of Convenience: Is Holiday Shopping Undermining Our Communities?
The Cost of Convenience: Is Holiday Shopping Undermining Our Communities?

WALKING THE TALK - Yes, Virginia … There is a way to deliver both convenience and community this holiday season. It requires brands and retailers to lead with purpose, knowing that profit — both short- (i.e., purchases) and long-term (customer loyalty) — will follow.

2020’s Top 10 Trends in Purpose — and What They Could Mean for You in 2021
2020’s Top 10 Trends in Purpose — and What They Could Mean for You in 2021

WALKING THE TALK - In the midst of all the unrest and uncertainty, where did we see innovation, progress and possibility in 2020? Porter Novelli analyzed a year’s worth of Purpose-driven news, activities, campaigns and announcements; and distilled our 10 need-to-know trends for today and tomorrow.

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Kao: Striving for 'Yoki-Monozukuri' (‘Excellent Manufacturing’) Through the Pursuit of 'Kirei'
Kao: Striving for 'Yoki-Monozukuri' (‘Excellent Manufacturing’) Through the Pursuit of 'Kirei'

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Kao’s new ESG strategy is centered on "kirei" (meaning “clean, beautiful and orderly”) — a Japanese word that is not yet well known worldwide but one that the company aims to make aspirational throughout the world.

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