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Brand-Led Culture Change Key to a Flourishing Future
Brand-Led Culture Change Key to a Flourishing Future

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - By prioritizing bold business imperatives and meeting deep human needs, brands can transform themselves into the leaders of a new, regenerative economy. But these initiatives cannot thrive in a closed system of communication.

National Coalition Launches Community- and Equity-Driven '30x30' Agenda for Nature
National Coalition Launches Community- and Equity-Driven '30x30' Agenda for Nature

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The 150-member America the Beautiful for All Coalition brings diverse experiences and perspectives to the frontline fight to save 30 percent of US land, fresh water and ocean by 2030.

A Sustainable Future Requires Healthy Animals
A Sustainable Future Requires Healthy Animals

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The FAO estimates livestock emissions could fall by 30% through wider adoption of existing technologies and best practices in animal health and husbandry. Only by taking a holistic food-systems approach that includes sustainable livestock can we make meaningful progress toward Sustainable Development Goals around hunger, poverty and climate action.

Purposeful Policy: How Governments at All Levels Everywhere Can Accelerate the Purpose Economy
Purposeful Policy: How Governments at All Levels Everywhere Can Accelerate the Purpose Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Policymakers everywhere now have a blueprint — and role models — for purposeful policy to better align corporate behaviour with public interest and to create allies for the work that lies ahead.

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Study: CSOs Committed to Decarbonization But Skittish About Offsetting
Study: CSOs Committed to Decarbonization But Skittish About Offsetting

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Carbon management is top priority for Chief Sustainability Officers; but many are stymied by uncertainty around the most impactful strategies. Here, South Pole adds context and insight to the debate.

Basecamp Research Helping Expand Global Access to Safe, Natural Chemicals and Proteins
Basecamp Research Helping Expand Global Access to Safe, Natural Chemicals and Proteins

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With a goal of phasing out toxic and forever chemicals in consumer products, the UK-based biotech startup is spearheading the ethical, equitable discovery and utilization of the safe, effective chemicals and proteins waiting to be found in nature and developed for human use and benefit.

Faroe Islands ‘Preservolution’ Strategy Prioritizes Sustainability, Engages Local Residents
Faroe Islands ‘Preservolution’ Strategy Prioritizes Sustainability, Engages Local Residents

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Visit Faroe Islands’ innovative strategy and annual ‘Closed for Maintenance’ voluntourism program illustrate the destination’s dual commitment to both promotion and the sustainable development. Lacking relevant legislation, VFI uses tourism to support sustainable development on a broader scale.

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, American Forests Advancing Tree Equity in Communities Across the US
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, American Forests Advancing Tree Equity in Communities Across the US

WALKING THE TALK - After meeting their goal to plant 1M trees three years early, Bulleit and American Forests are now focused on improving tree equity in communities that need it most — starting with two in Houston, Texas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.

PDX Redesign Supports Local Communities, Forests and Biodiversity Through Supply Chain Traceability
PDX Redesign Supports Local Communities, Forests and Biodiversity Through Supply Chain Traceability

SUPPLY CHAIN - The PDXNext redesign of Portland International Airport’s main terminal involved a first-of-its-kind supply chain that supported the regional timber industry; and ensured wood traceability and equitable sourcing from local tribal, private and public landowners’ responsibly managed forests.

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2 New Funds Show Companies, Investors Putting Money Where Their Mouths Are on Biodiversity Commitments
2 New Funds Show Companies, Investors Putting Money Where Their Mouths Are on Biodiversity Commitments

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - With a fresh spotlight on the critical role of biodiversity in the health of the planet, climate and economy, two ambitious new funds aim to mobilize millions in resources to scale on-the-ground, nature-preservation and -regeneration projects and nature-based climate solutions around the world.

Cocoa Will Never Be Sustainable Without Living Wages for Farmers; New Action Guide Helps Companies Get There
Cocoa Will Never Be Sustainable Without Living Wages for Farmers; New Action Guide Helps Companies Get There

SUPPLY CHAIN - The VOICE Network’s Cocoa Barometer links the range of challenges facing cocoa-farming communities to pervasive poverty. The IDH’s new, free Living Wage Action Guide helps companies find the path to the best interventions for their situation.

Give Greater: The 2022 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Give Greater: The 2022 SB Holiday Gift Guide

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As always, the goal of our gift guide is to encourage a more conscious approach to gift-giving by highlighting products, services and experiences that create value and benefits beyond short-term gratification for the recipient. Here’s this year’s list of some of the many companies, platforms and products that we’d be happy to support anytime.

As 2022 Season Closes, World Surf League Reports Progress of ‘We Are One Ocean’ Initiative
As 2022 Season Closes, World Surf League Reports Progress of ‘We Are One Ocean’ Initiative

WALKING THE TALK - In 2021, WSL launched WAOO to protect and conserve surf ecosystems around the world. Over the 2022 tour season, it collaborated with community organizations, indigenous groups, surfers and others on activations including replanting native coastal vegetation in Hawaii, removing plastic pollution from Indonesian waterways, and restoring coral reefs in Tahiti.

IBM Collaborates to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition for Vulnerable Populations Around the World
IBM Collaborates to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition for Vulnerable Populations Around the World

CLEANTECH - The second cohort of the IBM Sustainability Accelerator comprises five organizations helping marginalized communities get just and equitable access to sustainable energy resources around the world.

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Empowering Waste Pickers, Building Communities and Closing the Loop
Empowering Waste Pickers, Building Communities and Closing the Loop

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - In Latin America, where recycling rates remain below 10%, grassroots circular solutions are slowly beginning to scale — thanks to growing legitimacy, education, organization and protections for informal waste workers, who remain the backbone of the region’s collection and recycling infrastructure.

Seeking Better Progress Toward Sustainability? Consider a Business Collaboration
Seeking Better Progress Toward Sustainability? Consider a Business Collaboration

COLLABORATION - No matter where your company is in its sustainability journey, the sooner it joins or initiates a collaboration with industry peers, the better. This guide should be in every sustainability professional’s back pocket when defining an ESG strategy.

Why Partnerships with Nonprofits Are Key to a More Sustainable Future
Why Partnerships with Nonprofits Are Key to a More Sustainable Future

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Dow is leading the charge in materials science, but we can’t do that science in a box without thinking about communities and the people within them. Nonprofit partnerships help us dig to the root of the most pressing problems in sustainability, find the best solutions and gain public buy-in to create real impact.

BCLC: How a Gambling Corporation Transformed into a Social Purpose Company
BCLC: How a Gambling Corporation Transformed into a Social Purpose Company

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - A gambling corporation may seem like the antithesis of ‘social good;’ but for BCLC, this is exactly why a gambling company should pivot to a social-purpose model: “People can look and say, ‘Hey, if a gambling company can bring in a social purpose; then, surely my company can do this as well.’”

FTC Cashmere Models New Approach to a Truly Sustainable Supply Chain
FTC Cashmere Models New Approach to a Truly Sustainable Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - The dire social and environmental consequences of opaque fashion supply chains have been laid bare; and consumers now demand that brands have clear, verifiable visibility throughout their supply chains. FTC shows that it can be done — but it requires a vastly different way of thinking.

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Diageo Innovation Fund to Help Smallholder Farms in Africa Withstand Climate Change
Diageo Innovation Fund to Help Smallholder Farms in Africa Withstand Climate Change

SUPPLY CHAIN - Diageo has committed to cultivating solutions to enable the farmers in its African supply chain — who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of increasing droughts and floods — to maintain steady farming cycles and income in a climate-changing world.

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