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Let’s Not Feed the ‘Futurism Frenzy’
Let’s Not Feed the ‘Futurism Frenzy’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - If we look at the original Greek root of the word “crisis,” we learn it means to “sift and separate” — what if we are being called on to sift through and look at our lives, and let fall all that is not important? What does not get sifted, what remains with us, is where our energy should go.

How to Pursue Sustainability During COVID-19: A Tactical Guide for Brand Professionals
How to Pursue Sustainability During COVID-19: A Tactical Guide for Brand Professionals

WALKING THE TALK - This global pandemic is critical and companies should dedicate every resource to helping their customers get through it, but in the spirit of protecting ourselves from one existential threat, we shouldn’t let another one go completely unnoticed.

Back to the ‘50s: Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World
Back to the ‘50s: Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With luck, we’ll avoid the worst case scenario and be able to ignore this article. But some of the trends are already in motion; and even if the pandemic and its consequences are severe, they offer opportunities for brands that can embrace them.

#WeStandTogether: What Better Time for Companies to Demonstrate Their Purpose?
#WeStandTogether: What Better Time for Companies to Demonstrate Their Purpose?

COLLABORATION - During this time of crisis, it becomes self-evident that the Sustainable Brands community will provide the leadership and optimism our communities need. Collectively, we were built for this moment.

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When Changing Our Behavior Becomes a Public Health Imperative
When Changing Our Behavior Becomes a Public Health Imperative

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - According to Krukow Behavioral Design, a combination of the right colors, behavioral transmitters and social norms can help fuel the mass behavior change necessary from stemming the spread of COVID-19.

Pandemic Sees Brand Leaders Putting Purpose Before Profit
Pandemic Sees Brand Leaders Putting Purpose Before Profit

WALKING THE TALK - While the government stalls under pressure to provide necessary aid to the millions affected by COVID-19, a silver lining to this pandemic is being revealed as more and more businesses exemplify efforts to put people before profit.

The Lizard, the Lion and the Lamb: The Tension Between Fear, Action and Just Being Present
The Lizard, the Lion and the Lamb: The Tension Between Fear, Action and Just Being Present

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - As individuals, we’re experiencing multiple concurrent responses to the crisis, which confuse and further un-nerve us. We are oscillating between fear and uncertainty, the urgent prompt to act; the rise of compassion and love, and also a need to cocoon and wait it out. These responses are reflections of how we function as human beings.

With More CEOs at Home with Their Children, Could This Pandemic Be the Catalyst Sustainability Needs?
With More CEOs at Home with Their Children, Could This Pandemic Be the Catalyst Sustainability Needs?

WALKING THE TALK - As CEOs spend time reconnecting with their children at home, investors open laptops at kitchen tables and policymakers have more time than ever to consider our future; is now the time when long-term, sustainable decision-making will finally trump all else?

Forest for the Trees: Is the New Normal a Great Mistake?
Forest for the Trees: Is the New Normal a Great Mistake?

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - I suggest we take a deep breath, pause and assess what our reactions to the Coronavirus will do for the climate crisis and sustainability movement. We may be doing more harm than good in taking these drastic actions to cancel events and meetings aimed to solve much bigger, long-term issues. 

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Trending: With COVID-19, It’s 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back in Fight Against Single-Use Beverage Waste
Trending: With COVID-19, It’s 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back in Fight Against Single-Use Beverage Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While Starbucks trials a NextGen coffee cup solution, COVID-19 concerns lead to reusable cup bans around the globe. Meanwhile, a UK soft drink manufacturer rolls out beverages in seaweed cachets.

What the Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals About the Current Corporate Response to Human Rights
What the Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals About the Current Corporate Response to Human Rights

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - While the epidemic has shined a light on examples of a positive, collective response; it has also exposed an ongoing failure by corporations to put people first, and profit second.

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