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Brands Are Only as Strong as the Weakest Link in Their Supply Chain
Brands Are Only as Strong as the Weakest Link in Their Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - Demand for low-cost goods has pushed manufacturing into the farthest regions of the world — many of which are increasingly vulnerable to climate change and harsh conditions. Eliminating the most vulnerable links only creates more problems; brands are only as strong as the weakest link in their supply chain.

How the Sustainability Journey Can Be a Powerful Tool for Change
How the Sustainability Journey Can Be a Powerful Tool for Change

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - At a recent Sustainable Brands virtual event, leaders from the CPG, restaurant and IT industries highlighted how they sold important ideas and ambitions around impact and responsibility internally, and how that translates to external success.

How Can We Direct Consumers Toward More Impactful Sustainable Behaviors?
How Can We Direct Consumers Toward More Impactful Sustainable Behaviors?

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Research from Sustainable Brands and Ipsos reveals a global misperception on the most impactful sustainable behaviors — with a belief that recycling will yield bigger benefits than eating plant-based diets, increasing energy efficiency, and 58 more impactful choices.

3 Key Traits Employers Must Adopt to Succeed in the New World of Work
3 Key Traits Employers Must Adopt to Succeed in the New World of Work

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Work for Impact — a talent acquisition platform that attracts and uplifts underserved jobseekers around the world yearning for greater purpose in employment — is a model for purpose-driven companies to emulate.

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Study: Employees Demanding More Meaning from Their Work Than Pre-Pandemic
Study: Employees Demanding More Meaning from Their Work Than Pre-Pandemic

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - New report from Allison+Partners, Carol Cone ON PURPOSE and The Harris Poll finds the C-Suite recognizes the imperative for organizational Purpose; yet, lack of alignment across functions threatens impact.

US Consumers Looking to Brands, Ecolabels to Help Guide Better Purchasing Habits
US Consumers Looking to Brands, Ecolabels to Help Guide Better Purchasing Habits

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - New research from Sustainable Brands™ and Ipsos highlights post-pandemic consumer behaviors and priorities, and how product labeling influences purchasing decisions.

New Research Shows ‘Urban-Rural Divide’ Bridged by Interest in Sustainable Lifestyles
New Research Shows ‘Urban-Rural Divide’ Bridged by Interest in Sustainable Lifestyles

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.

Fool Me Twice: Accepting the ‘Now Normal’
Fool Me Twice: Accepting the ‘Now Normal’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It is critical, for business and the planet, that humanity reset our approach to climate events. The future ‘new normal’ is already here. It may bring a new ‘new normal,’ and that will truly be epic — the first time. But we can't continue to approach such events like singularities sweeping in once each century. They are here. Now.

Meat Industry Conditions Still Perfect Petri Dishes for Next Pandemic
Meat Industry Conditions Still Perfect Petri Dishes for Next Pandemic

SUPPLY CHAIN - Marking two years of COVID-19, new research from FAIRR warns failure to improve crowded, high-stress conditions in animal agriculture fosters ideal breeding ground for new, zoonotic diseases.

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5 Key Trends at the Intersection of Health, Wellbeing and Design
5 Key Trends at the Intersection of Health, Wellbeing and Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Here, Shaw Industries’ VP of Global Sustainability, Kellie Ballew; and Rachel Hodgdon, CEO of the International WELL Building Institute, discuss game-changing trends in building design — all centered around a new focus on human health and wellbeing.

No Matter the Industry, We All Have a Role to Play in Fighting Hunger
No Matter the Industry, We All Have a Role to Play in Fighting Hunger

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As I write this, we are anxiously awaiting the US Senate to pass President Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislation. It’s important that this passes, as it calls for the continuation of the Child Tax Credit program that has been instrumental in helping US families rise out of poverty.

Climate Failure, Growing Social Divides Top WEF’s Global Risks for 2022
Climate Failure, Growing Social Divides Top WEF’s Global Risks for 2022

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The World Economic Forum's annual global survey of experts finds only 1 in 6 are optimistic and only 1 in 10 believe in our ability to implement a stable, sustainable global recovery.

Radical Hospitality: Inside a Cross-Sector Collaboration Delivering Life-Changing Impact
Radical Hospitality: Inside a Cross-Sector Collaboration Delivering Life-Changing Impact

COLLABORATION - Mobile shower pioneer LavaMaeX and Unilever brand The Right to Shower have built a partnership that’s given more than 38,000 unhoused people dignity, hope and a fresh sense of opportunity.

How the Tourism Industry Can Help Fight the Plastic Pandemic
How the Tourism Industry Can Help Fight the Plastic Pandemic

WASTE NOT - When COVID hit in 2020, tourism frantically tried to carry on, with hygiene at the crux — often by wrapping everything in plastic. As travel struggles to regain its footing, responsibility and sustainability must once again be given priority to futureproof the industry.

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AT&T, Connected Nation Provide 35K Hotspots and Free Internet to Help Vulnerable Students
AT&T, Connected Nation Provide 35K Hotspots and Free Internet to Help Vulnerable Students

WALKING THE TALK - AT&T committed $10M to respond to the need for increased at-home connectivity for students during the pandemic, and worked with Connected Nation to make it happen. The 124 awardees in the program represent 81 schools and 43 nonprofits spanning 26 states.

Beyond One-Off CSR: How Brands Can Combat Inequities Over the Long Term
Beyond One-Off CSR: How Brands Can Combat Inequities Over the Long Term

WALKING THE TALK - Reversing ingrained social inequities is critical to achieving the UN SDGs and averting catastrophic climate change. The pandemic has laid bare the many costs of inequality — now is the time for brands to make good on their promises to address this global issue.

Intrepid Travel Launches Global Vaccine Equity Campaign
Intrepid Travel Launches Global Vaccine Equity Campaign

WALKING THE TALK - The world’s largest adventure travel company and certified B Corp is advocating for the safe return of international travel and improved access to COVID-19 vaccinations in low-income countries around the world.

Survey: COVID-19 Is Intensifying Sustainability Challenges, But Not Derailing Corporate Action
Survey: COVID-19 Is Intensifying Sustainability Challenges, But Not Derailing Corporate Action

LEADERSHIP - 2021 Sustainability Leaders Survey examines attitudes of nearly 700 experts from over 70 countries, reflecting on the pandemic’s implications for sustainable social and environmental development agendas — and who is perceived to be leading the charge.

Flight-Shaming Movement Evolves Into Flight-Free Travel Trend
Flight-Shaming Movement Evolves Into Flight-Free Travel Trend

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It may have taken COVID-19 to put a hard and fast stop on flight travel; but during the pandemic pause, a more mindful approach to tourism has taken shape — as seen in a growing wave of flight-free offerings, specifically intended to keep people out of the sky.

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The Urban Sun: A Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel?
The Urban Sun: A Light at the End of the COVID Tunnel?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Combining art, creativity, architecture and science, Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers, experts and scientists have found a radical way to clean public spaces of coronavirus — with light.

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