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Startup Aiming to Redesign Food Industry, One Plant-Based ‘Suppa’ at a Time
Startup Aiming to Redesign Food Industry, One Plant-Based ‘Suppa’ at a Time

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Future Fit Foods’ line of nutritious, sustainably sourced, freeze-dried soups is the company’s first step in its mission to reinvent food from ingredients to packaging — and truly democratize sustainable nutrition.

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.

How Education Helps Set a Better Foundation for Long-Term Sustainability
How Education Helps Set a Better Foundation for Long-Term Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - If you’re a brand that cares about the environment or society but doesn’t invest in education, you’re missing an opportunity to expand your impact. This connects to a larger issue — how CSR and sustainability go far beyond any company’s immediate customer base or market.

How Brands Can Help Reshape Post-COVID Public Life to Maximize People, Planet Health
How Brands Can Help Reshape Post-COVID Public Life to Maximize People, Planet Health

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In a recent webinar, representatives from PepsiCo, Vail Resorts and William & Mary shared lessons learned from preparing for our 'next normal.'

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How to Empower the Next, Diverse Generation of Inventors
How to Empower the Next, Diverse Generation of Inventors

THE NEXT ECONOMY - For those who cultivate innovation and invention, it is our responsibility to provide opportunity for those historically marginalized. Our society must take the harsh realizations uncovered by the pandemic and use them to fuel ambition and drive, to ensure access and opportunity for every student.

Atlanta’s Food Forest Pioneering Potential Solution to Urban Food Deserts
Atlanta’s Food Forest Pioneering Potential Solution to Urban Food Deserts

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill caters to one of 35 food-insecure communities in Georgia’s capital — and provides a scalable model for other cities to begin to address this all-too-common systemic inequity in US cities.

How Able Made’s Circular Products Are Fueling Healthier Communities
How Able Made’s Circular Products Are Fueling Healthier Communities

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Able Made is a purpose-driven lifestyle brand created to help empower city youth and support nonprofits with its sustainably made apparel and accessories, and programming aimed at a creating healthier communities through the power of design and sport.

Chipotle Now Offering Employees Free Degrees in Agriculture, Culinary, Hospitality
Chipotle Now Offering Employees Free Degrees in Agriculture, Culinary, Hospitality

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As part of Chipotle’s mission to ‘cultivate a better world,’ it has expanded its debt-free degree program to include nearly 100 degree options in these fields at 10 US universities.

Microsoft, LinkedIn Expand Initiative to Enable More Inclusive, Skills-Based Tech Economy in US
Microsoft, LinkedIn Expand Initiative to Enable More Inclusive, Skills-Based Tech Economy in US

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The companies have launched a variety of new tools and services aimed at fostering a more inclusive tech workforce in the US, with a specific focus on women and underrepresented minorities.

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Dow Unwraps Packaging Science, Sustainability Topics with New Podcast
Dow Unwraps Packaging Science, Sustainability Topics with New Podcast

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - "Plastics Unwrapped" provides savvy brands an insider’s look into some of the latest innovations in recyclable plastics, and tackles complex and fascinating science and sustainability questions.

To Fight COVID-19, We Must Invest in Water Access for Vulnerable Communities
To Fight COVID-19, We Must Invest in Water Access for Vulnerable Communities

COLLABORATION - The PepsiCo Foundation and WaterAid are launching a new program to build sanitation facilities and community water systems in the harsh, arid region of La Guajira, Colombia — with the goal of increasing access for the indigenous Wayuu people.

Shaw Recognizes More Organizations Putting People at the Heart of Sustainability
Shaw Recognizes More Organizations Putting People at the Heart of Sustainability

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The nine organizations selected for this year’s sustain[HUMAN]ability® Leadership Recognition Program have displayed tremendous effort and progress to support the wellbeing of people and the planet amid the unprecedented challenges of 2020.

It’s Time to Break Free from Sustainability’s Ivory Tower
It’s Time to Break Free from Sustainability’s Ivory Tower

MARKETING AND COMMS - One major reason that most sustainability writing is bad is that it’s written by a microscopic number of smart people who think and talk the same way, unintentionally excluding the bulk of audiences that need to be spoken to.

SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond
SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At SB’s latest Trend Watching event, experts across a variety of fields and industries offered insights into how purpose-driven brands can effectively activate on everything from marketing to effective leadership to climate justice in our post-pandemic world.

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Corporate Political Responsibility: The Missing Link in Companies’ ESG Strategies
Corporate Political Responsibility: The Missing Link in Companies’ ESG Strategies

WALKING THE TALK - The disconnect between many companies’ public sustainability ambitions and their non-public lobbying efforts can no longer be excused. The Erb Institute’s Corporate Political Responsibility Taskforce is helping companies connect the dots.

EVERFI Launches Black History Month Challenge to Promote Youth Education on Race, Equity
EVERFI Launches Black History Month Challenge to Promote Youth Education on Race, Equity

MARKETING AND COMMS - The company’s latest digital learning initiative aims to inspire students and spark critical conversations and learning around race and equity, year-round.

Apple, Starbucks Expand Efforts to Foster Racial Equity, Opportunity
Apple, Starbucks Expand Efforts to Foster Racial Equity, Opportunity

WALKING THE TALK - If 2020 was the year major corporations pledged to do their part to help end systemic racism and inequities, 2021 will see whether many of them walk their talk. Here is how Apple and Starbucks are attempting to make good on their commitments …

With Tomorrow's Air, Travelers Can Help Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere
With Tomorrow's Air, Travelers Can Help Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The world’s first carbon-removal collective for the travel industry offers climate-clever travelers and small businesses the ability to contribute directly to carbon removal and storage.

The Business of Sport Starts to Find Purpose
The Business of Sport Starts to Find Purpose

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In the aftermath of 2020, the business of sport has been awakened to the fact that in the age of social good, creating positive impact is a growing requirement for any business’s license to operate.

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Bid Adieu to This Dumpster Fire of a Year! The 2020 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Bid Adieu to This Dumpster Fire of a Year! The 2020 SB Holiday Gift Guide

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - No offense, 2020 — but it is high time we put you to bed and look toward the future. After the year we’ve had, we all deserve a little pampering — and so do the makers of these thoughtful, ethically made products …

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