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This Startup Is Determined to Provide ‘Plenty’ of Jobs and Leafy Greens All Year Round
This Startup Is Determined to Provide ‘Plenty’ of Jobs and Leafy Greens All Year Round

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - By teaming up with retail leader Walmart, San Francisco-based Plenty is set to supply California (for starters) with healthy, sustainable food at an affordable price, using only 1% of the land needed for traditional farming.

The Doomsday Clock Is Ticking on the World’s Biggest Advertising Festival
The Doomsday Clock Is Ticking on the World’s Biggest Advertising Festival

MARKETING AND COMMS - The heat is on — from Greenpeace protesting Cannes to concerned citizens and legislative pressure — for advertisers to make their work count for more than selling more products to the Western world. Here are six key takeaways from this year’s Cannes Lions, and how your campaigns can be and do better.

Talk Is Cheap: How Brands Can Move from Table Stakes to Putting a Stake in the Ground for Racial Justice
Talk Is Cheap: How Brands Can Move from Table Stakes to Putting a Stake in the Ground for Racial Justice

WALKING THE TALK - Two years after George Floyd’s murder galvanized the nation to address systemic racism, corporate progress on advancing racial equity in the workplace and community remains a mixed picture. Smoketown’s Ryan Pintado-Vertner lays out three approaches brands can take to show they’re walking their anti-racism talk.

War in Ukraine Takes Toll on East Asian Economies, Prospects for Achieving SDGs
War in Ukraine Takes Toll on East Asian Economies, Prospects for Achieving SDGs

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - As ever, it is the most vulnerable people around the world who suffer greatest from slow growth, rising inflation, and the energy and food system disruptions stemming from the war in Ukraine. Bridging the finance divide, while ensuring that resources catalyze the necessary transformations, will be key for putting the SDGs back within reach.

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Rise in ‘Balance Sheet Activism’ Swells CNote’s Community Investment Platform to $300M
Rise in ‘Balance Sheet Activism’ Swells CNote’s Community Investment Platform to $300M

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Apple, Netflix, Xylem and others are putting corporate cash to work in financially underserved communities by moving money to CDFIs, LID credit unions and MDIs throughout the US.

It’s 2022: Are Companies Walking Their Talk on Racial Equity?
It’s 2022: Are Companies Walking Their Talk on Racial Equity?

WALKING THE TALK - JUST Capital’s 2022 Corporate Racial Equity Tracker reveals progress in key areas; but companies have a long way to go toward implementing meaningful actions that help fundamentally advance racial equity.

Appalachian Botanical Is Growing Opportunity in West Virginia
Appalachian Botanical Is Growing Opportunity in West Virginia

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The company — committed to sustainable agriculture and a truly inclusive approach for creating economic opportunity for the people of Boone County, West Virginia — has been growing lavender and raising bees on reclaimed coal mine soil since 2019.

Groupe Rossignol CEO Offers Measured Hope About the Future of Winter Sports
Groupe Rossignol CEO Offers Measured Hope About the Future of Winter Sports

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The leading ski and snowboard maker is a case study in outdoor economy resilience amid several unknowns — including climate change. CEO Vincent Wauters is committed to working with competitors for the greater good.

Mocktail Club Raises the Bar for Sophisticated, Sustainable, Socially Conscious (Non)Spirits
Mocktail Club Raises the Bar for Sophisticated, Sustainable, Socially Conscious (Non)Spirits

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Founder Pauline Idogho and her diverse team of BIPOC women have created a line of globally inspired, ready-to-drink, organic, non-alcoholic cocktails that support environmental sustainability and social health and inclusion around the world.

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Purpose & ESG Are Not Interchangeable; You Need Both
Purpose & ESG Are Not Interchangeable; You Need Both

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Purpose and ESG are often conflated. Here, three experts explain what makes them different, why you need both, and how to prioritize the gamut of ESG- and Purpose-related activities.

8 Rules for Leaders to Break to Combat Social, Economic and Racial Injustices
8 Rules for Leaders to Break to Combat Social, Economic and Racial Injustices

LEADERSHIP - To truly help individuals and ourselves, we need to bust up the system, swim upstream and avoid the herd mentality. We need to take a step back and truly understand our own roles in society — and by doing so, to let go of outdated notions.

GAF Project Aims to Increase Quality of Life, Climate Resilience in Urban Communities
GAF Project Aims to Increase Quality of Life, Climate Resilience in Urban Communities

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The GAF Cool Community Project will assess and mitigate the impacts of the urban heat island effect in landlocked and underserved cities — beginning with the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacoima.

40 Acre Co-Op Sowing Seeds for Financially Sustainable Future for Black Farmers
40 Acre Co-Op Sowing Seeds for Financially Sustainable Future for Black Farmers

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The first national Black farmer co-op since the Reconstruction era is on a mission to revive and support Black farmers — which have dwindled to a mere 1.4% of farmers in the US — and cultivate a national network of growers of regeneratively farmed hemp.

The Purpose Gloves Are Off: How to Not End Up on the Ropes
The Purpose Gloves Are Off: How to Not End Up on the Ropes

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The United Way Social Purpose Institute offers a free tool to help companies assess and rate the degree to which their purpose is fully embedded across the company and in its relationships. These are the new techniques that purpose players are expected to demonstrate to stay in the ring …

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More Companies Are Stating a Social Purpose; But Are They Implementing It?
More Companies Are Stating a Social Purpose; But Are They Implementing It?

WALKING THE TALK - Corporate Knights has developed the world’s first rating system to assess companies’ implementation of their social purpose commitments. Its research finds that the gap between ‘say’ and ‘do’ varies from one company to the next.

Conquering the Grass Ceiling: Female Farmers Feeding America and the World
Conquering the Grass Ceiling: Female Farmers Feeding America and the World

SUPPLY CHAIN - As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it seems only fitting to focus on the women working to feed our country. From raising dairy and beef cows to vegetables and other crops — women are slowly becoming the face of the next generation of US farmers.

Focusing on What Matters: How PMI Transparently Identifies ESG Priorities
Focusing on What Matters: How PMI Transparently Identifies ESG Priorities

MARKETING AND COMMS - PMI recently released its 2021 Sustainability Materiality Report, which describes how the company identifies the ESG topics that inform its strategies, goals, and reporting. It’s conducted with full transparency — for stakeholders, and for society.

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.

Company-Specific ESG Adoption Pushes Leaders to Dig Deeper
Company-Specific ESG Adoption Pushes Leaders to Dig Deeper

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The rise of company-specific materiality assessments will require companies to undertake substantial organizational and behavioral adjustments, reduce their reliance on standardized metrics, and incent investors to dig more deeply into the inner workings of individual portfolio companies.

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5 Key Trends at the Intersection of Health, Wellbeing and Design
5 Key Trends at the Intersection of Health, Wellbeing and Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Here, Shaw Industries’ VP of Global Sustainability, Kellie Ballew; and Rachel Hodgdon, CEO of the International WELL Building Institute, discuss game-changing trends in building design — all centered around a new focus on human health and wellbeing.

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