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Global Maker Challenge Finalists Tackling Food, Trade, Justice, Circularity
Global Maker Challenge Finalists Tackling Food, Trade, Justice, Circularity

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - This year’s global challenges centered around four themes: Sustainable and Healthy Food for All, Climate Change/Circular Economy, Innovation for Inclusive Trade, and Innovation for Peace and Justice.

Global Public Thinks GDP Should Include Health, Education, Environmental Data
Global Public Thinks GDP Should Include Health, Education, Environmental Data

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The 2020 GlobeScan-Ethical Markets “Beyond GDP” survey finds that an average of 72% of people across 11 countries would prefer to broaden GDP to incorporate these additional data.

Black Lives Matter; Racial Equity Is Fundamental to Our Vision of a Flourishing Future
Black Lives Matter; Racial Equity Is Fundamental to Our Vision of a Flourishing Future

WALKING THE TALK - We must foster resilient and just societies in order to solve the major challenges that face the world. So, systemic racism and barriers to equity must be embedded into the sustainability equation and conversation.

SDGs Key to (Re)Building Tourism with an Eye Toward the Future
SDGs Key to (Re)Building Tourism with an Eye Toward the Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The travel industry has done a poor job integrating the SDGs into business operations and reporting on them. But the Goals offer guidance on how to develop destinations that can appropriately manage tourism’s footprint and minimize environmental impact while benefiting local communities.

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Brands Speak Out to Support Black Lives Matter, But Actions Speak Louder
Brands Speak Out to Support Black Lives Matter, But Actions Speak Louder

MARKETING AND COMMS - Brands are more willing than ever to take public stands in support of important issues. But while many aren’t much more than social media sound bytes, others go beyond lip service to action.

Biomimetic Cooling, Housing Solutions Take Top Honors in Youth Design Challenge
Biomimetic Cooling, Housing Solutions Take Top Honors in Youth Design Challenge

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Biomimicry Institute’s third annual Youth Design Challenge engaged 6,000 students across the US; and yielded ingenious designs for solutions to problems in cities and nature alike.

Humanscale, EcoRise Partner to Bring Sustainability Education to Classrooms Across the US
Humanscale, EcoRise Partner to Bring Sustainability Education to Classrooms Across the US

COLLABORATION - Program will help teachers foster students’ leadership skills, critical thinking and environmental literacy; and provide a Student Innovation Fund for projects that improve schools’ environmental performance.

Finding a Job with Purpose Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
Finding a Job with Purpose Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Finding a job in sustainability or social impact wasn’t easy even before COVID-19 blindsided and bludgeoned the global economy. Your sustainability and social impact job search will be challenging, but if you stay motivated and keep trying, you will eventually find a good fit.

Q&A: As Stakeholders Demand More from Business, B Corps Rise to the Occasion
Q&A: As Stakeholders Demand More from Business, B Corps Rise to the Occasion

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Here, Lisa Geason-Bauer, founder of Evolution Marketing, discusses the importance of diversity, inclusivity and employee engagement; as well as how B Corps are ideally placed to meet the rapidly changing needs of businesses today and in the future.

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12 More Brands Using Their Powers for Good During the Pandemic
12 More Brands Using Their Powers for Good During the Pandemic

WALKING THE TALK - As the COVID crisis wears on, we wanted to applaud 10 more of our Sustainable Brands community members that have donated their time, money and products and/or pivoted their business models to get people in need what they need, fast.

Now Is the Time to Detox the Fashion Industry — Here's How to Do It
Now Is the Time to Detox the Fashion Industry — Here's How to Do It

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - ZDHC Foundation Executive Director Frank Michel outlines why now is the time for the industry to stick to its sustainability commitments, and offers the industry a free tool to start detoxing.

New App Aims to Reconnect Youth with Wonders of the Natural World
New App Aims to Reconnect Youth with Wonders of the Natural World

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Mammalz is a mobile- and web-based, community-driven content platform giving youth around the globe a highly engaging and interactive way to connect with nature.

Report: Existing Climate Solutions Sufficient to Reach ‘Drawdown’ by Mid-2040s
Report: Existing Climate Solutions Sufficient to Reach ‘Drawdown’ by Mid-2040s

THE NEXT ECONOMY - ‘The Drawdown Review’ provides the most in-depth assessment to date of climate solutions and their potential to reduce greenhouse gases and build a climate-safe future.

Japanese Companies, Schools Join Forces on Career Education to Promote Sustainable Society
Japanese Companies, Schools Join Forces on Career Education to Promote Sustainable Society

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Companies are keen to get involved in school education to improve awareness and understanding of their products and industry, but also to nurture human resources and potential future employees.

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5 Tips for Leaders Who Want to Create a Strong Sustainability Culture
5 Tips for Leaders Who Want to Create a Strong Sustainability Culture

LEADERSHIP - In order to integrate sustainability into the core of a business, it has to be a part of the company’s culture. For this to happen, a top leader must be willing and ready to go first and evolve, according to leadership advisor Sandja Brügmann.

Meet the Team Reconnecting Communities to Oceans, While Cleaning Them Up
Meet the Team Reconnecting Communities to Oceans, While Cleaning Them Up

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The Ocean Legacy Foundation's new EPIC Program gives communities a four-step program for dealing with plastic pollution — education, policy interventions, improved infrastructure and ongoing clean-up efforts.

Rwanda’s Akilah Institute: Where Women Mean Business
Rwanda’s Akilah Institute: Where Women Mean Business

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Two US beverage companies are working to empower tea and coffee growers in Rwanda, many of whom are women. Both companies are working to engage Akilah Institute students in hands-on learning in the coffee and tea industries, to open their eyes to the possibilities in their country.

Combating Child Labor on India’s Tobacco Farms
Combating Child Labor on India’s Tobacco Farms

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Child labor and other labor abuses are recurring problems characteristic to tobacco-growing and other agricultural communities in countries such as India. But Philip Morris International’s Agricultural Labor Practices is creating a step change.

Gen Z Believes in Its Own Power to Make Change, But That Companies Must Lead the Way
Gen Z Believes in Its Own Power to Make Change, But That Companies Must Lead the Way

MARKETING AND COMMS - While Gen Zers feel personally responsible to make a difference and 76% believe we will have made headway on important issues in five years’ time, 90% also believe companies must drive action on social and environmental issues.

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Abbott Planting Seeds for Healthier Tomorrow with ‘Future Well Kids’
Abbott Planting Seeds for Healthier Tomorrow with ‘Future Well Kids’

MARKETING AND COMMS - By inspiring kids to start healthy habits today, Abbott’s new Future Well Kids program aims to create a healthier tomorrow. By the time kids finish the program, they'll have developed their own definitions of what living a healthy life means.

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