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Stanley Black & Decker Commits $25M to Train Over 3M Skilled Trade Workers
Stanley Black & Decker Commits $25M to Train Over 3M Skilled Trade Workers

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As the latest company to use its size and scale to help equip the next generation of workers, SBD’s ‘Empower Makers’ grants aim to advance and accelerate vocational skills training programs in the next five years — and change misconceptions that these careers are not financially rewarding.

Trending: Tech Giants Laying Groundwork for More Diverse, Equitable Tech Economy in US
Trending: Tech Giants Laying Groundwork for More Diverse, Equitable Tech Economy in US

WALKING THE TALK - HP, HPE, Intel and Microsoft are launching the HBCU Technology Conference, to equip students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to excel in tech careers; while Apple has expanded its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative with $30M worth of new programs.

Sense & Sustainability: How Can Brands Foster Consumer Courage in Combating the Climate Emergency?
Sense & Sustainability: How Can Brands Foster Consumer Courage in Combating the Climate Emergency?

MARKETING AND COMMS - To foster courage in the face of crisis, empowerment through transparency, trust through intersectional action and a constant determination to iterate and improve can give hope and empowerment in a troubling age.

Jackson Family Wines to Transform Wine Industry Into One That’s ‘Rooted for Good’
Jackson Family Wines to Transform Wine Industry Into One That’s ‘Rooted for Good’

WALKING THE TALK - A livable world will be determined by the choices humanity makes during this 'decade of action.' JFW is taking point to fundamentally shift how the wine industry future-proofs itself and does business for good.

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L’Oréal USA Becomes First Company Certified for Intersectional Gender Equity
L’Oréal USA Becomes First Company Certified for Intersectional Gender Equity

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The beauty giant is the first in the world to earn EDGEplus certification, for a pay assessment tool allowing the company to achieve organizational gender pay equity.

Talking About Purpose Won't Transform a Brand; These 5 Skills Will
Talking About Purpose Won't Transform a Brand; These 5 Skills Will

WALKING THE TALK - From our work supporting leaders to deliver brand value through purpose, we’ve identified five skills that every brand leader now needs — but as yet, not enough have.

The Purpose-Action Gap: The Business Imperative of ESG
The Purpose-Action Gap: The Business Imperative of ESG

WALKING THE TALK - In a recent study, we discovered shifts in thinking from both brand and consumer values: The gap between what they believe and how they are acting on such beliefs is narrowing, particularly when brands make sustainability accessible and affordable.

AT&T, Connected Nation Provide 35K Hotspots and Free Internet to Help Vulnerable Students
AT&T, Connected Nation Provide 35K Hotspots and Free Internet to Help Vulnerable Students

WALKING THE TALK - AT&T committed $10M to respond to the need for increased at-home connectivity for students during the pandemic, and worked with Connected Nation to make it happen. The 124 awardees in the program represent 81 schools and 43 nonprofits spanning 26 states.

Beyond One-Off CSR: How Brands Can Combat Inequities Over the Long Term
Beyond One-Off CSR: How Brands Can Combat Inequities Over the Long Term

WALKING THE TALK - Reversing ingrained social inequities is critical to achieving the UN SDGs and averting catastrophic climate change. The pandemic has laid bare the many costs of inequality — now is the time for brands to make good on their promises to address this global issue.

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Meet the Winemaker Working to Future-Proof Wine for a Climate-Challenged Future
Meet the Winemaker Working to Future-Proof Wine for a Climate-Challenged Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The warming world is affecting all agricultural industries, with wine being no exception. New York’s Gotham Winery is banking on diversity and adaptability to strengthen the grapes and the industry, both socially and environmentally.

McCormick & Co Partners to Offer Suppliers Sustainability-Linked Financing
McCormick & Co Partners to Offer Suppliers Sustainability-Linked Financing

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Through a new partnership with IFC and Citi, McCormick’s herbs and spices suppliers can qualify for discounted rates on short-term working-capital financing when they meet McCormick’s sustainability standards.

PayPal Joins Catalyst Fund to Explore Connections Between Digital Finance, Climate Resilience
PayPal Joins Catalyst Fund to Explore Connections Between Digital Finance, Climate Resilience

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The global inclusive tech accelerator has also announced its latest cohort of companies bringing inclusive fintech solutions to underserved communities.

Survey: COVID-19 Is Intensifying Sustainability Challenges, But Not Derailing Corporate Action
Survey: COVID-19 Is Intensifying Sustainability Challenges, But Not Derailing Corporate Action

LEADERSHIP - 2021 Sustainability Leaders Survey examines attitudes of nearly 700 experts from over 70 countries, reflecting on the pandemic’s implications for sustainable social and environmental development agendas — and who is perceived to be leading the charge.

Chipotle, Chobani, Verizon Among Companies Committing to Financial Health of US Workforce
Chipotle, Chobani, Verizon Among Companies Committing to Financial Health of US Workforce

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Member companies will assess the financial security and health of their employees as part of a new effort to address the economic hardships of workers.

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GM Launches $60B 'Equitable Climate Action' Plan
GM Launches $60B 'Equitable Climate Action' Plan

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new, $25 billion climate-equity-focused philanthropic fund will complement GM's $35 billion investment in EV and AV programs globally through 2025.

Rethinking How Brands Engage Pride, Worldwide
Rethinking How Brands Engage Pride, Worldwide

WALKING THE TALK - As we exit Pride month and look to WorldPride in August, it’s apparent that we’re at an inflection point for purpose — one that requires consistent corporate action that positively impacts LGBTQIA+ people no matter where they are in one’s workforce or world.

Target Unveils Plan to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Future for All
Target Unveils Plan to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Future for All

WALKING THE TALK - Among the retailer’s goals are to achieve 20% Black team member representation across the company by 2023; and reach net zero in both waste to landfill and value-chain-wide emissions, and 100% owned-brand product circularity, by 2040.

Color of Change Holding Corporations Accountable to Racial Justice Promises
Color of Change Holding Corporations Accountable to Racial Justice Promises

WALKING THE TALK - The nation’s largest online racial justice organization has outlined new demands of corporations that made racial justice statements to urge them to move #BeyondTheStatement.

Welcome to the Era of Regenerative Finance
Welcome to the Era of Regenerative Finance

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - While few funders have fully realized the regenerative finance vision, a growing community of financial activists is applying its core practices in initiatives that show how we can use capital as a flexible, purpose-driven tool to create healthy and equitable social and environmental systems.

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P&G & GLAAD’s ‘Visibility Project’ to Advance LGBTQ Visibility in Advertising
P&G & GLAAD’s ‘Visibility Project’ to Advance LGBTQ Visibility in Advertising

MARKETING AND COMMS - P&G has committed $1M over three years and partnered with GLAAD to work with brands and agencies to advance LGBTQ inclusion in advertising. New study finds senior marketing and ad execs recognize LGBTQ inclusion as a force for positive social change, yet worry about authentic representation.

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