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Jackson Family Wines Partners to Advance Industry Opportunities for Students of Color
Jackson Family Wines Partners to Advance Industry Opportunities for Students of Color

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - JFW has become a key partner in the Urban Grape’s Wine Studies Award for Students of Color program — which uses a three-pronged approach of education, work experience and mentorship to increase DEI in the wine & spirits industry.

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.

New Cookbook Showcases Meals That Benefit Both Human and Planetary Health
New Cookbook Showcases Meals That Benefit Both Human and Planetary Health

MARKETING AND COMMS - "The Cookbook in Support of the United Nations: For People and Planet" features 75 recipes divided into sections on food systems, biodiversity, sustainable consumption, food and climate change, and food waste — and shares each dish’s carbon footprint.

Vail Resorts Meets 100% Renewable Energy Goal, on Track to Achieve Net Zero Operating Footprint By 2030
Vail Resorts Meets 100% Renewable Energy Goal, on Track to Achieve Net Zero Operating Footprint By 2030

CLEANTECH - The company reports progress in its climate goals, as well as its work to support local communities and increase equitable access to snow sports and recreation.

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Corporate-University Partnerships Support the Next Generation in Creating a Circular Future
Corporate-University Partnerships Support the Next Generation in Creating a Circular Future

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Recognizing the value of education both as a strategic initiative for preparing future brand employees and as an opportunity to help shape a more sustainable value chain.

Campaigns from Fridays for Future, Universal Music Group Aim to Usher Young Voters to the Polls
Campaigns from Fridays for Future, Universal Music Group Aim to Usher Young Voters to the Polls

MARKETING AND COMMS - Fridays for Future reminds US voters about the real existential threat to our planetary health, while UMG launches new installments of its ‘Use Your Voice’ and ‘Pull Up to the Polls’ initiatives to support voter education and to help get young people to the polls this week.

Post-Secondary’s Postscript: Universities Becoming a Greater Force for Good
Post-Secondary’s Postscript: Universities Becoming a Greater Force for Good

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Whether it’s finance and administration, physical infrastructure, or strategic and capital plans, universities are unlocking all their assets to play a more ambitious role on the global stage — and other organizations can learn from this innovation.

‘If I Knew, I Would’: Why Brands Must Partner for Change at Scale
‘If I Knew, I Would’: Why Brands Must Partner for Change at Scale

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - COVID reshaped our capacity for collaborative change. We saw that, when people had the right information, they would act accordingly. We must help people understand how to participate in the sustainable economy and what their impact can be. Even more, we must change social norms so that people feel compelled to opt in.

Making the Dream Work: Equipping Suppliers for the Climate Action Journey
Making the Dream Work: Equipping Suppliers for the Climate Action Journey

SUPPLY CHAIN - A collaborative, network approach is helping global companies meet their suppliers where they are and ensure they have the resources and know-how to rise to growing imperatives to reduce climate impacts.

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Ærli Aiming to Put Conscious, Regenerative Spin on Corporate Retreat Industry
Ærli Aiming to Put Conscious, Regenerative Spin on Corporate Retreat Industry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The new Norwegian network of nine properties is on a mission to redefine business travel with experiences that embed and impart the very essence of sustainability and regenerative practices.

Quantifying the Benefits of Women’s Empowerment: The Missing Metric for Game-Changing Climate Action
Quantifying the Benefits of Women’s Empowerment: The Missing Metric for Game-Changing Climate Action

NEW METRICS - The W+ Standard is the first globally recognized framework that measures and monetizes women’s empowerment. Empower Co. is engaging with companies keen to cement their women’s-empowerment programs with robust data — and shift the mindset around climate action from mitigation to net positivity.

Trending: Industry Continues to Arm Itself in War on Plastic Waste
Trending: Industry Continues to Arm Itself in War on Plastic Waste

WASTE NOT - A new accelerator from the US Plastics Pact aims to catalyze broader adoption of reusable and refillable packaging options, while an upskilling program from rePurpose Global aims to help sustainability leaders more effectively tackle plastic pollution.

‘Rivers Are Life’ Highlights Local River-Restoration Efforts with Potential for Global Impact
‘Rivers Are Life’ Highlights Local River-Restoration Efforts with Potential for Global Impact

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - The platform highlights and connects individuals who are enacting river-beneficial solutions in their own communities. These 'River Heroes' represent efforts that start on a local scale but create ripple effects that expand beyond.

Study Finds Social Cost of Carbon More Than Triple the Current Federal Estimate
Study Finds Social Cost of Carbon More Than Triple the Current Federal Estimate

NEW METRICS - A multi-year study of the social cost of carbon, a critical input for climate policy analysis, finds that every additional ton of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere costs society $185 — far higher than the current federal estimate of $51 per ton.

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Northwestern Researchers Uncover Simple Method for Destroying ‘Forever Chemicals’
Northwestern Researchers Uncover Simple Method for Destroying ‘Forever Chemicals’

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New study pinpoints Achilles’ heel for major PFAS classes — persistent chemicals linked to a host of adverse health effects — which causes the compounds to fall apart into benign products.

New Research Highlights the Importance of Evolving Wildlife Tourism Policies
New Research Highlights the Importance of Evolving Wildlife Tourism Policies

WALKING THE TALK - Recent findings and the popularity of wildlife tourism show that tour operators should have an animal welfare policy in place alongside other social responsibility protocols that should evolve as new information becomes available. Travel companies needing to develop or update such a policy can begin with the tips below.

About You, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Zalando Partner on Climate Action Platform for Fashion Brands
About You, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Zalando Partner on Climate Action Platform for Fashion Brands

SUPPLY CHAIN - In a unique industry collaboration, the three online retailers are launching a bespoke learning platform to support their brand partners in setting science-based emissions-reduction targets.

How Stayfree and UNICEF Have Helped 1.7M Indian Girls Break Taboos Around Feminine Health
How Stayfree and UNICEF Have Helped 1.7M Indian Girls Break Taboos Around Feminine Health

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - Cultural taboos, and lack of information and access to sanitary napkins, mean that menstruation still limits the lives of women and girls in many places. Stayfree and UNICEF developed a series of social and behavior-change initiatives to improve resources and understanding among girls, families and society.

Google, UN Partner to Fight Misinformation on Climate Change
Google, UN Partner to Fight Misinformation on Climate Change

MARKETING AND COMMS - For Google, the search features are part of a larger push to build products and tools that empower people to better understand and limit their personal environmental impact — and highlights verified sources of climate data in 12 languages.

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New Campaign Aims to Teach Cannabis Users Benefits of Regenerative Farming
New Campaign Aims to Teach Cannabis Users Benefits of Regenerative Farming

MARKETING AND COMMS - While the herb is heralded as a natural solution for pain, anxiety and other ailments, conventional growing practices across the industry are far from earth friendly.

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