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Just Salad Poised to Take Zero-Waste Dining Nationwide
Just Salad Poised to Take Zero-Waste Dining Nationwide

WASTE NOT - The fast-casual chain plans to scale both its geographic footprint and its pioneering reusable bowl program, thanks to a cash infusion from circular-economy drivers Closed Loop Partners.

All Porsche Parts Will Now Be Made with Renewable Energy
All Porsche Parts Will Now Be Made with Renewable Energy

SUPPLY CHAIN - Porsche has announced it is taking further steps to achieve its sustainability goals: The high-performance car maker is calling for its roughly 1,300 series suppliers to use exclusively renewable energy in the manufacture of Porsche components, starting this month.

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.

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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.

Just Brands ’21: Where the Rubber Meets the Long, Bumpy Road to Truly Equitable Workplaces
Just Brands ’21: Where the Rubber Meets the Long, Bumpy Road to Truly Equitable Workplaces

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - At Sustainable Brands’ latest Just Brands event, experts from across the spectrum of business discussed corporate efforts to support diversity, equity, inclusion and justice issues — and how stakeholders will no longer tolerate a gap between commitments and actions.

2021’s 'World-Changing Ideas' Cutting Waste and Emissions, Correcting Societal Imbalances
2021’s 'World-Changing Ideas' Cutting Waste and Emissions, Correcting Societal Imbalances

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s that time of year again, when Fast Company calls out its favorite World-Changing Ideas. Here are a few of that we’re especially keen to keep an eye on.

In a COVID-19 World, What’s the Future of Organisational Purpose?
In a COVID-19 World, What’s the Future of Organisational Purpose?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As immense disruption continues around the globe, the spotlight on the role of business in tackling social and environmental challenges is intensifying. Here, Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, outlines why now is the time to re-evaluate corporate purpose.

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Voluntary Carbon Markets Have Matured — Here’s What’s Next for Corporate Action
Voluntary Carbon Markets Have Matured — Here’s What’s Next for Corporate Action

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Carbon markets connect the growing demand from companies and consumers committing to net zero, with the small but growing supply of removal and avoidance solutions. Carbon credits make the most of tangible solutions that are possible and available now.

Sustainable Brands Pursues Broad-Based Business Transformation
Sustainable Brands Pursues Broad-Based Business Transformation

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - SB announces PMI as the first graduate of its Voyager program — established to support the transformation of brands that face significant challenges related to ESG performance and reputation.

10 Global Companies Take Action Towards Living Wages
10 Global Companies Take Action Towards Living Wages

SUPPLY CHAIN - Aldi, Fairphone, L’Oréal, Unilever and more are  taking action towards ensuring living wages for workers throughout their supply chains — and calling on others to do the same.

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.

Netflix Commits to Net Zero by 2022, Better Representation Onscreen and Off
Netflix Commits to Net Zero by 2022, Better Representation Onscreen and Off

MARKETING AND COMMS - Netflix’s new goals include achieving carbon neutrality by 2022. The company also revealed impressive stats behind viewer interest in sustainability-themed programming; and pledged to achieve more balanced representation of underrepresented communities, both on- and offscreen.

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Carbon Offsets: Sowing the Seeds of a Climate-Resilient Future
Carbon Offsets: Sowing the Seeds of a Climate-Resilient Future

SUPPLY CHAIN - As companies race to address climate change, unlocking the carbon potential from responsibly managed forests creates a powerful new way for companies to offset their unavoidable emissions.

How Sustainability at Eastman Has Evolved to Tackle Global Challenges
How Sustainability at Eastman Has Evolved to Tackle Global Challenges

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Here, Cathy Combs, Eastman’s Director of Sustainability, details the materials giant’s ongoing journey to embedding sustainability into its core strategy — to enhance quality of life in a material way.

SB’21 Asia-Pacific: In Asia, the Time for a Sustainable Recovery Is Now
SB’21 Asia-Pacific: In Asia, the Time for a Sustainable Recovery Is Now

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In many parts of Asia, COVID-19 is relatively under control; and the focus is on recovery. How the region responds, and how much companies push for a sustainable post-pandemic economy could influence the entire world, due to Asia’s place as the global driver of innovation and change.

Milwaukee Startup Helping Small African Farms Turn Waste into Livelihoods
Milwaukee Startup Helping Small African Farms Turn Waste into Livelihoods

WASTE NOT - Agricycle wants to address poverty and put a dent in global food waste. So far, it has created nearly 7,000 livelihoods in Africa and diverted 177 tons of food waste — and counting.

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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To Be an Anti-Racist Brand: Start by Being Aware, Additive and Alive
To Be an Anti-Racist Brand: Start by Being Aware, Additive and Alive

WALKING THE TALK - The next frontier of sustainability is regeneration — building brands that actively restore and renew a system. And that’s as true for our systems that continue to allow racial injustice as for our environmental ecosystems.

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