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Why Real Estate Needs a Seat at the Table in a Sustainable Future
Why Real Estate Needs a Seat at the Table in a Sustainable Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In the months and years to come, the real estate sector must play a critical role in creating a decarbonized environment — helping society prepare, respond, re-enter and ultimately re-imagine a sustainable future.

Issues and Values in the Age of Pandemics, Disruption and Division
Issues and Values in the Age of Pandemics, Disruption and Division

WALKING THE TALK - I call the tying together of identity, values and purchasing “corporate citizenshop,” and it is growing — even in the midst of a pandemic, global economic issues, political uncertainty and much more.

Why a Solutions-Focused Mindset Is Essential for Creating a Sustainable Future
Why a Solutions-Focused Mindset Is Essential for Creating a Sustainable Future

LEADERSHIP - Rather than dwelling on problems, a solutions-centered focus — within individuals, organizations, governments, etc — naturally leads to breaking negative feedback loops, feelings of hopelessness, and cycles of redundant and unproductive work.

Designing for Circularity Turns Fashion Waste into a Viable Resource
Designing for Circularity Turns Fashion Waste into a Viable Resource

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As we continue to weather a pandemic, and the industry and brands rethink longer-term existential strategies, we face a rare opportunity for change — to future-proof the entire fashion industry for the long run.

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Brands, Retailers Must Prioritize Data to Improve Purchasing Practices, Supply Chain Resiliency
Brands, Retailers Must Prioritize Data to Improve Purchasing Practices, Supply Chain Resiliency

SUPPLY CHAIN - After decades advocating for business that prioritizes workers and the environment alongside profitability, it is obvious to me that any efforts to pivot to address changing consumer demand and market uncertainty will be futile if workers are treated as commodities or taken for granted.

Q&A: Shaw Pivots to Fulfill Its Purpose During the Pandemic
Q&A: Shaw Pivots to Fulfill Its Purpose During the Pandemic

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - When business as usual ground to a halt this year, companies such as Shaw saw the opportunity to innovate to find new ways to help communities and the spaces in which they live and work.

COVID, Customers Lead MGM to Open First Smoke-Free Las Vegas Strip Resort
COVID, Customers Lead MGM to Open First Smoke-Free Las Vegas Strip Resort

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The implications of Park MGM’s move to go smoke-free within the COVID-19 pandemic are important to consider. Perhaps COVID is the nudge the industry needs to prioritize people’s health and eliminate smoking on casino floors.

The North Face’s Explore Fund Council to Help Create Equity in the Outdoors
The North Face’s Explore Fund Council to Help Create Equity in the Outdoors

WALKING THE TALK - Launching in 2021, the celebrity-led Explore Fund Council will focus on accelerating culturally relevant exploration opportunities and connecting diverse communities to the benefits of outdoor exploration.

6 Months Into the Pandemic, ‘Greener’ Jobs Are Safer, Higher Paid, More Resilient
6 Months Into the Pandemic, ‘Greener’ Jobs Are Safer, Higher Paid, More Resilient

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The monthly Green Jobs Report shows that “greener” enterprises align with more resilient jobs, higher pay for workers, fewer job losses, and the potential for better overall company and investor portfolio performance.

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Q&A: How Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Plans to Deliver on Its Healthy Lives Mission
Q&A: How Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Plans to Deliver on Its Healthy Lives Mission

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - We caught up with Katie Decker, Global President of Essential Health at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, to delve into the motivation behind the company’s ambitious, multifaceted mission and the practicalities of delivering on it.

Reimagine 2020 — as 'The Year of Good'
Reimagine 2020 — as 'The Year of Good'

WALKING THE TALK - With the upcoming charitable giving milestones Movember, Giving Tuesday and Season of Giving, we challenge you to Reimagine 2020 — not as a year of multiple crises, but as a Year of Good. 

Gillette Reveals Men’s Feelings on Sustainability in 2020, Brand Goals for 2030
Gillette Reveals Men’s Feelings on Sustainability in 2020, Brand Goals for 2030

MARKETING AND COMMS - A global study by Gillette found that men are taking environmental concerns more seriously, as a result of COVID-19. And the company raises the bar for itself with the launch of its Ambition 2030 goals.

Collaboration, Not Competition, Is the Key to Affordable and Sustainable Fashion
Collaboration, Not Competition, Is the Key to Affordable and Sustainable Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is a knowledge-sharing platform and partnership for the entire cotton supply chain. It offers brands and retailers better access to the cotton data that they need to be more sustainable.

CVS, Target Working to ‘Skip the Slip’ with Digital, Non-Toxic Receipt Options
CVS, Target Working to ‘Skip the Slip’ with Digital, Non-Toxic Receipt Options

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Green America’s new ‘Skip the Slip’ report tracks the progress on receipt practices of 35 major companies. The retailers’ switch reflects growing consumer demand for digital options and non-toxic, recyclable receipt paper.

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Mastercard Partners to Digitally Empower Small Businesses in Latin America
Mastercard Partners to Digitally Empower Small Businesses in Latin America

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Bancolombia, Banco Galicia, Citibanamex and Mercado Libre are part of the Partnership, committed to accelerate business recovery and inclusive growth efforts in the region.

The Great Indoors: Creating a Nurturing Habitat for People and Planet
The Great Indoors: Creating a Nurturing Habitat for People and Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - We spend 90% of our time indoors, and that was before a global pandemic forced many of us to turn our living environments into our offices, schools and gyms. So, what is the key to creating nurturing indoor habitats?

Report: 2021 Offers Narrow Window to Course Correct for Sustainable Future
Report: 2021 Offers Narrow Window to Course Correct for Sustainable Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - New report from Forum for the Future asserts that the decisions we make in the next 6-18 months will lock in unsustainable practices or set us on a pathway towards a fairer, more sustainable and resilient world.

People Need Help Turning Healthy, Sustainable Aspirations into Action
People Need Help Turning Healthy, Sustainable Aspirations into Action

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - New global public-opinion research from GlobeScan reveals that people need and want help from brands to change their lifestyles to become healthier and more sustainable.

Can We Halve Global Food Waste by 2030? Not Without Our Suppliers
Can We Halve Global Food Waste by 2030? Not Without Our Suppliers

WASTE NOT - While some nations and food companies have made encouraging progress and crossed the halfway mark towards meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, there’s still a long way to go.

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Survey: Gen Z Counting on Brands to Help Create a ‘Radically Better Future’
Survey: Gen Z Counting on Brands to Help Create a ‘Radically Better Future’

MARKETING AND COMMS - New BBMG-GlobeScan study finds the next generation of citizens is looking for transformative brand leadership, co-created solutions, and radical change for the future they want.

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