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Why I Invested in a 'Smart Gun' Company
Why I Invested in a 'Smart Gun' Company

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - While money and special interests are unlikely to leave US politics, I’m optimistic that Biofire can change the conversation around guns: Why can’t a for-profit company build safer handguns?

Attention, Businesses: Don’t Let Your Trade Associations Undermine You on Climate Action
Attention, Businesses: Don’t Let Your Trade Associations Undermine You on Climate Action

WALKING THE TALK - We know that companies have many issues to juggle and that representation on one issue can outweigh misrepresentation on another. However, on climate, we don’t have time to waste.

COP25: Business Persists While Governments Fail
COP25: Business Persists While Governments Fail

LEADERSHIP - While the countries represented at COP25 failed to make significant strides in the fight against climate change, the business community continued to show leadership.

As Government Pulls Out, US Private Sector Renews Support of Paris Agreement
As Government Pulls Out, US Private Sector Renews Support of Paris Agreement

BUSINESS CASE - US business leaders have long been vocal supporters of the Paris Agreement — especially since the President declared his intention to withdraw. In the past year, the private sector has renewed its clarion call for the US to step up its policies to protect the economy from climate change.

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How Business Can Avoid Fuelling Conflict and Work to Build Peace
How Business Can Avoid Fuelling Conflict and Work to Build Peace

WALKING THE TALK - On the third and final day at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, it was clear all businesses are being asked to address a fourth ‘p’ — peace. As well as helping to prevent conflict, companies are increasingly taking responsibility for sustaining peace.

Anti-Corruption, Respect for Human Rights Are Part of One Holistic Business Challenge
Anti-Corruption, Respect for Human Rights Are Part of One Holistic Business Challenge

WALKING THE TALK - What Legal Counsels and Chief Compliance Officers have to learn from sustainability and human rights experts is that this can never be a question of compliance alone.

How Can Sustainability Professionals Uphold Mandatory Rules on Human Rights?
How Can Sustainability Professionals Uphold Mandatory Rules on Human Rights?

SUPPLY CHAIN - While we’ve seen steady if uncertain progress on human rights — and more from business than from governments — there are dangers if the message heard by business is one of complacency.

The Plastics Industry Is Changing — Because It Has to
The Plastics Industry Is Changing — Because It Has to

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The plastics industry has become acutely self-aware. Directive targets must be met; new processes researched, developed and launched; and consumer education delivered. And looming over all of this is the spectre of sustainability, and the demonisation of plastics.

New Report Provides Blueprint for Circularity of PET Bottles in Southeast Asia
New Report Provides Blueprint for Circularity of PET Bottles in Southeast Asia

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The report provides first-of-its kind, systematic and comparable baseline collection rates for PET bottles in Southeast Asia; and identifies a series of priority actions to transform the post-consumer PET landscape in the region.

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How Better Storytelling Can Get People to Vote: Lessons from the European Elections
How Better Storytelling Can Get People to Vote: Lessons from the European Elections

MARKETING AND COMMS - I strongly believe in the power of emotional storytelling that cuts through. We need to make people *feel* something. More than ever, we have to stand up for the values that we believe in — and to do that well, we need to take more risks. 

Scandinavia, Australia Dominate 2019 Global Destination Sustainability Index
Scandinavia, Australia Dominate 2019 Global Destination Sustainability Index

LEADERSHIP - The GDS-Index has released its 2019 sustainability ranking of 50 global business tourism and events destinations. Increasingly, the Index is being used on a political level to allow local governments to evaluate their progress in sustainability.

European CEOs Identify 5 'Jobs to Be Done’ to Foster Enduring, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Model
European CEOs Identify 5 'Jobs to Be Done’ to Foster Enduring, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Model

LEADERSHIP - Report features insights from discussions with 27 top business leaders as part of Xynteo’s Europe Delivers program — including CEOs of AXA, Danone, EDF Energy, IKEA Group, Mastercard, Nestlé, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Tesco.

94 Mayors Recognize Global Climate Emergency, Support Global Green New Deal
94 Mayors Recognize Global Climate Emergency, Support Global Green New Deal

LEADERSHIP - At the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, mayors of 94 cities herald a Global Green New Deal to “drive an urgent, fundamental and irreversible transfer of global resources away from fossil fuels and into action that averts the climate emergency.”

Maldives, Parley for the Ocean Creating New Model for Healthy ‘Future Island Nations’
Maldives, Parley for the Ocean Creating New Model for Healthy ‘Future Island Nations’

COLLABORATION - They plan to develop a scalable model for government- and industry-led responses to ocean and climate threats, and establish proof of concept for a new economy in which harmful materials and business practices are relics of the past.

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Ben & Jerry’s Throws Its Delicious Weight Behind Criminal Justice Reform
Ben & Jerry’s Throws Its Delicious Weight Behind Criminal Justice Reform

MARKETING AND COMMS - The activist brand has added a new cause to its docket: Its latest ice cream flavor, “Justice Remix’d,” aims to spotlight structural racism in the US’ broken criminal legal system.

Abbott Partnership Brings Shared Value for Health in Rwanda
Abbott Partnership Brings Shared Value for Health in Rwanda

COLLABORATION - A pioneering collaboration aims to bring testing and primary care closer to home for more people in rural Rwanda — and globally.

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Leave Pro-Plastics Lobbying Association
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Leave Pro-Plastics Lobbying Association

WALKING THE TALK - As more and more companies are transitioning away from single-use plastics and actively seeking more sustainable alternatives, The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo have announced their exit from the Plastics Industry Association.

Automakers, California Reach Landmark Agreement on Clean Emission Standards
Automakers, California Reach Landmark Agreement on Clean Emission Standards

CLEANTECH - Ford, VW, Honda and BMW — which together represent about a third of the US market — are using their collective heft to fight for cleaner air in the US.

28 Companies, with Total Market Cap Of $1.3T, Rise to New Level of Climate Ambition
28 Companies, with Total Market Cap Of $1.3T, Rise to New Level of Climate Ambition

BUSINESS CASE - Ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit in September, companies commit to set 1.5°C climate targets aligned with a net-zero future, challenging governments to match their ambition.

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200 CEOs Call on New EU Leaders for Sustainable Europe by 2030
200 CEOs Call on New EU Leaders for Sustainable Europe by 2030

LEADERSHIP - The CEOs say they will be calling on three newly elected EU leaders to work with them to implement an overarching strategy for a Sustainable Europe by 2030.

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