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How Saas Startups Are Reshaping Social Equality in Tech
How Saas Startups Are Reshaping Social Equality in Tech

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The tech sector can, and should, be the leader at showcasing the advantages of diversity. In many ways, we are all limited by the tools that we use. The cloud is enabling companies to overcome many barriers that were, until recently, impenetrable. 

Meet the Punk Beer Brand Ripping Up the Rulebook to Protect Our Planet
Meet the Punk Beer Brand Ripping Up the Rulebook to Protect Our Planet

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It would be easy to view BrewDog as little more than stunt-based marketing experts. But the company has been busy making sure to leave a more impactful dent on our culture, putting the all-important issue of climate change front and center.

Kimberly-Clark, Kotex to Mentor Startups Focused on Women’s Health, Access to Sanitation
Kimberly-Clark, Kotex to Mentor Startups Focused on Women’s Health, Access to Sanitation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Toilet Board Coalition’s Women in the Sanitation Economy Innovation Lab has chosen five women-led, early-stage startups focused on women’s reproductive health and hygiene; and improving access to safe, sustainable sanitation options in underserved areas.

How American Family’s DreamBank Is Connecting Community, Fueling Dreams
How American Family’s DreamBank Is Connecting Community, Fueling Dreams

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Natalie Healy — American Family Insurance DreamBank Manager — provides insight into how the company is fostering community both in a special physical space and online, supporting a community of dreamers pursuing their passions.

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Does Adopting Renewable Energy Feel Complex? 4 Considerations to Get You Started
Does Adopting Renewable Energy Feel Complex? 4 Considerations to Get You Started

CLEANTECH - When adopting a renewable energy strategy, here are four considerations all executives should keep in mind that will streamline the process and ensure their end results achieve their sustainability goals.

With Purpose, as with Anything Else: You Get What You Pay For
With Purpose, as with Anything Else: You Get What You Pay For

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - First, identify your company’s purpose. Then, set long-term goals against your purpose. Finally, define targets, metrics and KPIs to get you there; and embed these in annual and long-term incentive plans. 

How to Scale Your Sustainable Business: 5 Learnings from the Dutch Startup Ecosystem
How to Scale Your Sustainable Business: 5 Learnings from the Dutch Startup Ecosystem

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Here are five lessons from the fastest-growing startup ecosystem in Europe, that will be useful for founders everywhere looking to make a difference.

Social Impact: A Sales Tool for the Post-Pandemic World
Social Impact: A Sales Tool for the Post-Pandemic World

WALKING THE TALK - While the majority of companies recognize that social impact is valuable, few have managed to successfully integrate it into one of the most mission-critical activities: their sales strategy.

Kering Commits to Net-Positive Impact on Biodiversity by 2025
Kering Commits to Net-Positive Impact on Biodiversity by 2025

SUPPLY CHAIN - The luxury group’s new biodiversity strategy provides a detailed roadmap aligned with the Science Based Targets Network’s Framework, with four stages: Avoid, Reduce, Restore and Regenerate, and Transform.

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Impact Investing Grows, But There’s Still a Long Road to Financial Inclusion
Impact Investing Grows, But There’s Still a Long Road to Financial Inclusion

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - More funds and firms are targeting financially underserved communities, but the impact investing movement and government funding need to be more accessible and intentional to address systemic inequalities and racial disparities in investing.

Ambitious Vision for Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry
Ambitious Vision for Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New report highlights the huge potential of manmade fibers such as viscose, modal and lyocell to create a more sustainable future, and outlines a sector-wide vision that could revolutionize multiple industries.

Circularity, Human Rights, Regeneration Pillars of Natura’s 2030 ‘Commitment to Life’ Strategy
Circularity, Human Rights, Regeneration Pillars of Natura’s 2030 ‘Commitment to Life’ Strategy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - “We are confident that we will be able to reach these targets by 2030, but we are ambitious to get there sooner; because that is what the planet needs and what our consumers are asking for.” — Christopher Davis, The Body Shop

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.

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.

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Learning from Leadership: How to Create a Climate-Positive, Post-Pandemic Future
Learning from Leadership: How to Create a Climate-Positive, Post-Pandemic Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Embracing serendipity, climate positivity and wisdom from the natural world are just a few pertinent principles from the host of inspiring discussions on day 1 of the SB Leadership Summit — along with a shift in focus to being “known for what we allocate, not what we accumulate.”

Community Support, Collaboration Signal Resilient Future for Co-operatives
Community Support, Collaboration Signal Resilient Future for Co-operatives

WALKING THE TALK - The coronavirus pandemic has made clear the importance of each person and business acting individually to work toward a shared goal that benefits society as a whole. Co-ops are inherently set up for resilience, as they act with the best interest of the community in mind.

NGOs Urge Insurers to Address COVID, Climate Responses in Tandem
NGOs Urge Insurers to Address COVID, Climate Responses in Tandem

BUSINESS CASE - A letter signed by 25 NGOs says the industry was aware of the risks of a global pandemic years ago but failed to help governments prepare effectively; the groups warn it not to make the same mistake again now that insurers recognize the climate emergency is the world’s greatest threat.

Shelter from the Storm: Overcoming Challenges to Build a Resilient, Sustainable Society
Shelter from the Storm: Overcoming Challenges to Build a Resilient, Sustainable Society

WALKING THE TALK - In a recent conversation about the role of his company in ensuring a sustainable future in times of increasing uncertainty, MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings’ Shiro Fujii said, “We don’t see ourselves simply as an insurance provider, but as a risk solutions expert.”

26 World-Changing Ideas: Improving Everything from Food to Health to Materials to Transport
26 World-Changing Ideas: Improving Everything from Food to Health to Materials to Transport

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - How nice to stop thinking about COVID for a minute and revel in the potential of some truly groundbreaking creations! Here are some of Fast Company’s most recent list of 26 World-Changing Ideas that we’re especially excited about …

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Back to the ‘50s: Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World
Back to the ‘50s: Predictions for a Post-Coronavirus World

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With luck, we’ll avoid the worst case scenario and be able to ignore this article. But some of the trends are already in motion; and even if the pandemic and its consequences are severe, they offer opportunities for brands that can embrace them.

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