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New Bank of the West Report Highlights Major Consumer Knowledge Gaps in Sustainable Finance
New Bank of the West Report Highlights Major Consumer Knowledge Gaps in Sustainable Finance

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Fossil fuels and other climate-risky endeavors are still big money for banks; and even if consumers find their bank continues to fund them, it’s something they often feel powerless to change.

Visa Commits $100M to Help Minority Depository Institutions Drive Economic Mobility
Visa Commits $100M to Help Minority Depository Institutions Drive Economic Mobility

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - MDIs are trusted providers for communities of color and include some of the oldest minority-owned US banks; they play a unique role in increasing access to financial services for underserved populations.

There’s an Opportunity for Purpose Leadership in the Metaverse Gold Rush
There’s an Opportunity for Purpose Leadership in the Metaverse Gold Rush

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Companies getting into the gold rush of the metaverse can, like many before them in burgeoning industries, put profit first with little thought to the implications on society. Rarely have we been able to proactively factor in brand purpose and ESG planning into the early stages of an industry; and we have the unique opportunity to get it right this time around.

The 3 Vital Perspectives Sustainability Leaders Need for the 2020s
The 3 Vital Perspectives Sustainability Leaders Need for the 2020s

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As we look back on 25 years of the sustainability movement and focus on the critical decade ahead, we challenge business leaders to embrace three vital perspectives in order to drive deep transformation of the way we live and work in unsettled times.

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Super Bowl Ads Cost $6.5M This Year – What If Brands Used That Money for Good?
Super Bowl Ads Cost $6.5M This Year – What If Brands Used That Money for Good?

MARKETING AND COMMS - Advertising is a critical element for business success; and successful businesses are better positioned to give back to society. But we believe the societal impact of $6.5M can do far more to authentically connect stakeholders with brands than a half-minute of airtime.

Meet the Olive Oil Brand on a Mission to Reunify a War-Torn Country
Meet the Olive Oil Brand on a Mission to Reunify a War-Torn Country

WALKING THE TALK - Bringing new gravitas to the term, ‘purpose-driven,’ the team behind Colive is using their uniquely delicious olive oil to help end the civil unrest that has divided their native Cyprus since the 1970s — and exemplify the benefits of social entrepreneurship and peace through cooperation.

Umpqua Bank Offers $2M Infusion to Support Minority, Women Entrepreneurs
Umpqua Bank Offers $2M Infusion to Support Minority, Women Entrepreneurs

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Through a series of multi-year partnerships with business-focused nonprofits, Umpqua aims to close the opportunity gap in access to capital, resources, and expertise for traditionally underserved innovators.

Seeing Stars: Reconnecting Humanity with a Flick of a Switch
Seeing Stars: Reconnecting Humanity with a Flick of a Switch

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - When the city of Franeker, Netherlands, turned off its lights for a night to reveal the now-rarely seen splendor of the night sky, it was a reminder of our inextricable link to each other and our universe.

Water May Be Life, But It Is Never a Given: Learnings from the Navajo Nation
Water May Be Life, But It Is Never a Given: Learnings from the Navajo Nation

COLLABORATION - It’s 2022, and 1 in 3 homes on the Navajo Nation Reservation still do not have a tap or toilet. In 2021, human rights nonprofit DigDeep collaborated with Kohler to launch the Water Is Life microgrant program — which is working to make safe water a reality for all residents of the Navajo Nation.

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'A Compass for Just and Regenerative Business': 5 Principles of the Leadership We Need
'A Compass for Just and Regenerative Business': 5 Principles of the Leadership We Need

LEADERSHIP - As a fellow leader in this sustainability movement, how might you shift to a more regenerative approach? Here, Forum for the Future’s Samantha Veide explores what the concept means for business and shares five principles for regenerative leadership.

Attention, Business Leaders: Environmental Rights, Human Rights Inextricably Linked
Attention, Business Leaders: Environmental Rights, Human Rights Inextricably Linked

WALKING THE TALK - Perhaps the takeaway of the week is that the ‘next 10 years’ of business and human rights coincide with the 2030 deadline for us to halve carbon emissions — and that environmental rights are now very clearly seen as human rights. Companies pursuing a net-zero strategy must make human rights central, too.

5 Lessons Learned from Employing a Second-Chance Workforce
5 Lessons Learned from Employing a Second-Chance Workforce

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - About half of our employees have a criminal record, and I’ve learned valuable lessons from working with them. If your business is considering hiring formerly incarcerated people, the following lessons may help you avoid common obstacles to building a positive environment, so both your new employees and your business can thrive.

Growing Anti-Black Friday Movement Spurns Overconsumption, Unsustainable Holiday Shopping
Growing Anti-Black Friday Movement Spurns Overconsumption, Unsustainable Holiday Shopping

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Consumers are more and more inclined to buy from brands that align with their beliefs and values; and anti-Black Friday is an important indicator of the growing chasm between purpose-driven brands and those still banking on business-as-usual approaches.

Shimokawa Town: A Collaborative Approach to Building an SDGs Future City
Shimokawa Town: A Collaborative Approach to Building an SDGs Future City

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Shimokawa Town in Hokkaido is a designated SDGs Future City and the winner of the first Prime Minister’s Japan SDGs Award in 2017. Four years on, Shimokawa is still working earnestly to achieve the goals and is keen to share its progress, new initiatives, and challenges along the way.

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Beyond Data: How Financial Firms Can Build a Sustainable Future
Beyond Data: How Financial Firms Can Build a Sustainable Future

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Disclosure and data certainly are important, but they are not sufficient to create a more equitable and sustainable world. Companies that take a narrow or compliance-focused approach to ESG are missing the forest for the trees.

Reimagining Canada’s Economy: Putting Purpose Before Profit Will Ultimately Net the Highest Returns
Reimagining Canada’s Economy: Putting Purpose Before Profit Will Ultimately Net the Highest Returns

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In Canada’s first-ever Purpose in Business Week, business, government and thought leaders are creating a Roadmap to accelerate the purpose economy and mainstream social purpose in business that will require cross-sector engagement and collaboration across six critical levers.

Citizen Science Engages Travelers, Contributes to Conservation Efforts
Citizen Science Engages Travelers, Contributes to Conservation Efforts

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The natural intersection of citizen science and tourism is obvious: If travelers are already participating in these activities, why not encourage deeper understanding and awareness about the natural world while also advancing scientific research?

Sustainability Metrics 3.0: Measuring ROI of Regenerative Approaches, Social Impacts, Brand Trust
Sustainability Metrics 3.0: Measuring ROI of Regenerative Approaches, Social Impacts, Brand Trust

NEW METRICS - At SB’21 San Diego, veterans from sales, marketing, certification, design, finance, agriculture and more agreed: While there’s no checklist for regeneration, a focus on interconnectivity, holistic approaches and actionable goals will lead to measurable ripple effects.

3 Key Drivers for the Regenerative Leadership We Need
3 Key Drivers for the Regenerative Leadership We Need

LEADERSHIP - At SB’21 San Diego, leaders from a variety of industries and disciplines seemed to agree on three key drivers necessary for the regenerative leadership our world needs.

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Blended Finance Offers the Best Approach to Climate Change Adaptation
Blended Finance Offers the Best Approach to Climate Change Adaptation

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - With so little time left, we must prepare for the colossal climate challenges yet to come. We hope our approach to public-private blended finance will inspire other multinationals, investors and climate funds to support protective measures that ensure the climate resilience of their supply chains and the global economy.

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