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New Report Reveals Roadmap to Transform US Ag System from Extractive to Regenerative
New Report Reveals Roadmap to Transform US Ag System from Extractive to Regenerative

SUPPLY CHAIN - Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, a new report from Forum for the Future highlights the critical role of regenerative agricultural practices in delivering future food system resilience.

Benyus: COVID-19 Offers ‘Utopian Glimmer’ of New World, But We Must Give Back to Nature
Benyus: COVID-19 Offers ‘Utopian Glimmer’ of New World, But We Must Give Back to Nature

THE NEXT ECONOMY - “We’re seeing a bit of utopian glimmer coming through, and natural selection chooses what works over and over. So, when we get back to normal, we get this glorious choice to put back in our lives only what is best, only what we found made life worth living.”

The World Has Changed, But Investor Interest in ESG Remains. What’s Expected of Your Company?
The World Has Changed, But Investor Interest in ESG Remains. What’s Expected of Your Company?

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - As the crisis continues to unfold, ESG topics will continue to grow in importance. Companies will be judged by their ability to withstand financial shocks, but also by how they’ve treated their employees, clients and communities.

Could Staying in Remote Work After Coronavirus Help Solve Our Next Crisis?
Could Staying in Remote Work After Coronavirus Help Solve Our Next Crisis?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It is my belief that remote work is part of the solution to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Worldwide coordination, and making even the smallest changes, can make significant differences for planetary health.

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Q&A: MSC on Ensuring Seafood Sustainability During, and After, a Global Health Crisis
Q&A: MSC on Ensuring Seafood Sustainability During, and After, a Global Health Crisis

SUPPLY CHAIN - In times of crisis, how much does traceable and sustainable seafood matter to consumers? These are some of the issues we discussed recently with Nicolas Guichoux, Chief Program Officer at the Marine Stewardship Council.

300+ Business Leaders Tell Congress: We Can Build Back Better
300+ Business Leaders Tell Congress: We Can Build Back Better

COLLABORATION - Last week’s LEAD on Climate 2020 sent a message to Congress that business leaders have not lost sight of the climate crisis — even as they tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Washington should follow their lead.

Are We Capable of Enacting Lasting, Positive Change After Disruption and Crisis?
Are We Capable of Enacting Lasting, Positive Change After Disruption and Crisis?

WALKING THE TALK - The shadow of the unknown due to COVID could derail progress we’ve made toward a more sustainable future or it can motivate us to do better, faster. Now is the time for stakeholders throughout every organization to dig deep and figure out what they want their future to look like, and how they can make that happen.

Trending: Investors Show How to Stay the Future-Proof Course in a Post-COVID World
Trending: Investors Show How to Stay the Future-Proof Course in a Post-COVID World

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - A new toolkit provides a roadmap for addressing risks to the ‘S’ part of ESG investing; while a new case study validates the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation’s bet on a fossil-fuel-free portfolio.

155 Business Leaders Push Governments for Net Zero COVID-Recovery Plan
155 Business Leaders Push Governments for Net Zero COVID-Recovery Plan

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In the largest-ever, UN-backed, CEO-led climate advocacy effort, major multinationals — all part of the Science Based Targets initiative — reaffirm their own commitments to achieving zero-carbon economy and call on governments to match their ambition.

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Phin’s Food and Shelter Drive Needs Your Help to Benefit Those Affected by COVID-19
Phin’s Food and Shelter Drive Needs Your Help to Benefit Those Affected by COVID-19

COLLABORATION - The social good relationship platform is donating its services in May and beyond in a bid to reach those affected by the crisis — and seeking corporate donors for the nationwide campaign.

Community Support, Collaboration Signal Resilient Future for Co-operatives
Community Support, Collaboration Signal Resilient Future for Co-operatives

WALKING THE TALK - The coronavirus pandemic has made clear the importance of each person and business acting individually to work toward a shared goal that benefits society as a whole. Co-ops are inherently set up for resilience, as they act with the best interest of the community in mind.

Talking to the Other Side: Keys for Setting Up Difficult Conversations
Talking to the Other Side: Keys for Setting Up Difficult Conversations

MARKETING AND COMMS - As we collectively grapple with issues that threaten our very existence, our new book reminds us that “othering” people won’t help us move forward. Instead, we need to temper how we engage with others by showing patience, kindness and empathy — regardless of political affiliation or beliefs.

Finding a Job with Purpose Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
Finding a Job with Purpose Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Finding a job in sustainability or social impact wasn’t easy even before COVID-19 blindsided and bludgeoned the global economy. Your sustainability and social impact job search will be challenging, but if you stay motivated and keep trying, you will eventually find a good fit.

Viral Ad Agency Offering Free Campaign to Small Business Hard-Hit by COVID-19
Viral Ad Agency Offering Free Campaign to Small Business Hard-Hit by COVID-19

MARKETING AND COMMS - Harmon Brothers is holding a contest to offer its creative services to small businesses whose products or services are solving real problems for real people, free of charge.

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Q&A: As Stakeholders Demand More from Business, B Corps Rise to the Occasion
Q&A: As Stakeholders Demand More from Business, B Corps Rise to the Occasion

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Here, Lisa Geason-Bauer, founder of Evolution Marketing, discusses the importance of diversity, inclusivity and employee engagement; as well as how B Corps are ideally placed to meet the rapidly changing needs of businesses today and in the future.

Giving Tuesday Now: The Jumpstart We Need to Reimagine Giving
Giving Tuesday Now: The Jumpstart We Need to Reimagine Giving

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - #GivingTuesdayNow is an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. It’s an opportunity to give back to communities in safe ways that allow for social connection; to support the critical work of the nonprofit sector; and perhaps more importantly, to redefine the role of business.

Trending: Public, Private Sectors Rallying to Reduce COVID-Fueled Food Waste
Trending: Public, Private Sectors Rallying to Reduce COVID-Fueled Food Waste

WASTE NOT - In the face of rampant supply chain disruptions, resulting in mounting food waste, a nationwide distributor and an agricultural powerhouse are doing what they can to cut it out of the equation.

NGOs Urge Insurers to Address COVID, Climate Responses in Tandem
NGOs Urge Insurers to Address COVID, Climate Responses in Tandem

BUSINESS CASE - A letter signed by 25 NGOs says the industry was aware of the risks of a global pandemic years ago but failed to help governments prepare effectively; the groups warn it not to make the same mistake again now that insurers recognize the climate emergency is the world’s greatest threat.

MSC Report Shows Sustainable Tuna Success as Global Demand Soars
MSC Report Shows Sustainable Tuna Success as Global Demand Soars

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - As demand for canned tuna soars during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marine Stewardship Council urges consumers to continue to choose sustainably.

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CaterCow Cares: The COVID-Sparked Pivot That Really Puts People Before Profit
CaterCow Cares: The COVID-Sparked Pivot That Really Puts People Before Profit

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In what could end up being a swan song for the company, CaterCow has truly put altruism ahead of self-preservation during the ongoing pandemic.

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