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How Can We End the Blame Game in Waste Diversion?
How Can We End the Blame Game in Waste Diversion?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Global recycling rates are at a discouragingly low 13.5%. But who, or what, is to blame? Finger-pointing won’t help: Policy, consumer demand and companies must work in tandem to close the loop in a still-lacking US recycling system.

ChaRM: The Nonprofit on a Mission to Keep Hazardous Household Materials Out of the Environment
ChaRM: The Nonprofit on a Mission to Keep Hazardous Household Materials Out of the Environment

WASTE NOT - The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM), run by Atlanta-based nonprofit Live Thrive, not only helps to safely divert a wide array of hazardous household materials from local landfills, it educates residents on the critical role of recycling in creating jobs and stimulating our economy.

Prince Charles Partners with Global Insurance Industry to Drive Substantive Climate Action
Prince Charles Partners with Global Insurance Industry to Drive Substantive Climate Action

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The SMI Insurance Task Force commits to provide climate-positive financing and risk-management solutions to support and encourage individuals and businesses around the world to accelerate their transition to a sustainable future.

Efforts to Achieve the SDGs Are Revitalizing Communities in Japan and Beyond
Efforts to Achieve the SDGs Are Revitalizing Communities in Japan and Beyond

COLLABORATION - This year’s International Forum on SDGs for Regional Revitalization examined the acceleration of sustainable development initiatives in and outside Japan, through corporate and government cooperation, and the positive ripple effects on communities around the world. 

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‘Moms Deserve More’ Flower Store Quantifies What Moms Really Deserve This Mother's Day
‘Moms Deserve More’ Flower Store Quantifies What Moms Really Deserve This Mother's Day

MARKETING AND COMMS - The online flower shop’s bouquets — which include The Unpaid Work Bouquet and The Lack of Childcare Bouquet — cost up to $800B, reflecting the true value of mothers' work and the true economic cost of adequately thanking them.

The Mountain Ahead: Surveying the Path to Carbon Negative
The Mountain Ahead: Surveying the Path to Carbon Negative

THE NEXT ECONOMY - We are at the very beginning of the most challenging leg of the climate journey; many companies have yet to commit to zeroing out their emissions. Still, a few at the cutting edge are responding to the call for a higher bar to be set and are staking their reputations on achieving it. 

Corporations Standing Up for Voting Rights: Not Politics, Just Smart Business
Corporations Standing Up for Voting Rights: Not Politics, Just Smart Business

WALKING THE TALK - It’s becoming more common for companies to put their weight behind a range of urgent social issues. This isn’t about partisanship or “wokeness” — it’s about the core values held by many Americans and a desire among forward-thinking corporate leaders to prove they share them.

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.

Latin America, Caribbean Embrace Transition to Circular Economy
Latin America, Caribbean Embrace Transition to Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A regional coalition, led by UNEP, will support access to financing by the public and private sector, with special emphasis on SMEs — to foster innovation and the implementation of specific projects in the region.

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Landmark Review Calls for Nature to Be at the Center of Economic Decision-Making
Landmark Review Calls for Nature to Be at the Center of Economic Decision-Making

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The UK Government commissioned an independent, global Review on the Economics of Biodiversity in Spring 2019. The report urges policymakers to start valuing ecosystems and says GDP encourages unsustainable growth.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Sustainability, Climate Change Strategies
How COVID-19 Has Impacted Sustainability, Climate Change Strategies

THE NEXT ECONOMY - COVID-19 showed us that we can respond quickly to a crisis, and that industry collaboration is an achievable goal. Looking ahead, we have an opportunity to redefine our planet’s future by setting more ambitious sustainability goals and shortening the timeframe in which we deliver on them.

Food Waste Recycling Sees Setbacks During Pandemic
Food Waste Recycling Sees Setbacks During Pandemic

WASTE NOT - While zero-waste initiatives in the US gained momentum in 2019 and early 2020, myriad complications related to the pandemic brought many to a screeching halt. But as we transition from emergency mode, there have been restarts.

The Moment of Truth for Urban Mobility Decarbonization Is Upon Us
The Moment of Truth for Urban Mobility Decarbonization Is Upon Us

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Urban mobility has continued to evolve along with humans’ changing need for transport. Here are a few emerging technologies, public-private partnerships and city design initiatives fueling the transition to a sustainable future for urban mobility.

Combatting Food Insecurity Takes More Than a Village
Combatting Food Insecurity Takes More Than a Village

COLLABORATION - As Congress signs off for Thanksgiving, roughly 12 million Americans could soon lose jobless benefits. The hope is that people and companies continue to step up; government programs continue, and the flexibility the food supply chain has gained during COVID will enable a nimbler switch to accommodate future need.

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Companies Must Follow Climate Science Straight to Capitol Hill
Companies Must Follow Climate Science Straight to Capitol Hill

MARKETING AND COMMS - Setting climate goals and claiming leadership while supporting laws that would oppose the realization of those goals is not just bad for a company’s reputation and the hiring of young talent — such misalignment also poses a systemic risk that is of increasing concern to investors.

6 Months Into the Pandemic, ‘Greener’ Jobs Are Safer, Higher Paid, More Resilient
6 Months Into the Pandemic, ‘Greener’ Jobs Are Safer, Higher Paid, More Resilient

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The monthly Green Jobs Report shows that “greener” enterprises align with more resilient jobs, higher pay for workers, fewer job losses, and the potential for better overall company and investor portfolio performance.

Report: 2021 Offers Narrow Window to Course Correct for Sustainable Future
Report: 2021 Offers Narrow Window to Course Correct for Sustainable Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - New report from Forum for the Future asserts that the decisions we make in the next 6-18 months will lock in unsustainable practices or set us on a pathway towards a fairer, more sustainable and resilient world.

Are You Making It Easy for Your Employees to Vote This Election Day?
Are You Making It Easy for Your Employees to Vote This Election Day?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The Time to Vote coalition has grown to nearly 800 companies. The goal is to have more than 1,000 companies — from a diverse set of industries representing every state — join the movement by November 3.

Virtue Signaling vs Advocacy: What Brands Can Learn from Patagonia’s Campaign to Protect the Arctic
Virtue Signaling vs Advocacy: What Brands Can Learn from Patagonia’s Campaign to Protect the Arctic

WALKING THE TALK - If your brand is serious about sustainability, look no further than Patagonia’s example. The company shows us all what it looks like to build a community of advocates and network of allies that work collectively to shape policymaking. Your brand has that power, too.

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Why We're Committed to Ensuring Access to Parks for All by 2050
Why We're Committed to Ensuring Access to Parks for All by 2050

COLLABORATION - At 10 Minute Walk, we are working with city leaders across the US to make sure that 100 percent of people in US cities have access to safe, quality green space within a 10-minute walk by 2050.

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