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Could the Great American Outdoors Act Lead to Equitable Access to Nature?
Could the Great American Outdoors Act Lead to Equitable Access to Nature?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Finally, something both parties can agree on — the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act is not only a beacon of hope for preservation of the US’ national parks, it could help ensure that the entire country has access to the restorative power of nature.

Young Innovators Compete on Ideas to Build Back Better in Latin America
Young Innovators Compete on Ideas to Build Back Better in Latin America

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - UNEP’s Innovation for Sustainable Lifestyles Competition sees college-level entrepreneurs developing solutions in the areas of transportation, building and food to help the region rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Private Sector Can (and Must) Clean Up the Oceans
Private Sector Can (and Must) Clean Up the Oceans

WASTE NOT - The private sector must collaborate with the public sector to clean up plastic pollution in our waterways. Entities such as the TerraCycle Global Foundation have an opportunity to increase conservation and create value for all stakeholders in the work towards healthier oceans.

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.

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Canada, EU Attach Sustainable Strings to Their COVID-Recovery Plans
Canada, EU Attach Sustainable Strings to Their COVID-Recovery Plans

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Both Canada and the European Union have unveiled plans to rebuild their post-pandemic recovery plans that put sustainability front and center. Will other governments follow suit?

300+ Business Leaders Tell Congress: We Can Build Back Better
300+ Business Leaders Tell Congress: We Can Build Back Better

COLLABORATION - Last week’s LEAD on Climate 2020 sent a message to Congress that business leaders have not lost sight of the climate crisis — even as they tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Washington should follow their lead.

155 Business Leaders Push Governments for Net Zero COVID-Recovery Plan
155 Business Leaders Push Governments for Net Zero COVID-Recovery Plan

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In the largest-ever, UN-backed, CEO-led climate advocacy effort, major multinationals — all part of the Science Based Targets initiative — reaffirm their own commitments to achieving zero-carbon economy and call on governments to match their ambition.

LEAD on Climate 2020 to Be Largest-Ever Virtual Lawmaker Advocacy Day for Climate Action
LEAD on Climate 2020 to Be Largest-Ever Virtual Lawmaker Advocacy Day for Climate Action

MARKETING AND COMMS - 300+ businesses in the largest-ever call to action from business leaders to the US Congress will call for a build-back-better strategy that centers around a resilient, clean energy economy.

Trending: Public, Private Sectors Rallying to Reduce COVID-Fueled Food Waste
Trending: Public, Private Sectors Rallying to Reduce COVID-Fueled Food Waste

WASTE NOT - In the face of rampant supply chain disruptions, resulting in mounting food waste, a nationwide distributor and an agricultural powerhouse are doing what they can to cut it out of the equation.

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Predictions About the New Normal in Sustainable Investing Post-COVID-19
Predictions About the New Normal in Sustainable Investing Post-COVID-19

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Many investment firms are modifying their strategies and valuation models over the long term in the wake of the pandemic. Over the next 12 to 36 months, the following six mega-trends promise to reshape the business practices and investing.

Scotland’s Circular Ambitions Take (Hopefully Temporary) Back Seat During Pandemic
Scotland’s Circular Ambitions Take (Hopefully Temporary) Back Seat During Pandemic

WASTE NOT - COVID-19 has delayed both the Scottish Climate Change Plan update and the Scottish Circular Economy Bill. While it’s unclear now whether the latter will ever see the light of day, stakeholders agree that the delay is a welcome opportunity to reassess and strengthen the Bill.

SDGs White Paper: A Compass That Indicates Where Japan Is Today and Should Head in the Future
SDGs White Paper: A Compass That Indicates Where Japan Is Today and Should Head in the Future

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The "SDGs White Paper 2019" aims to help promote fundamental understanding of the SDGs — featuring sections that use concrete case studies and data to clearly explain what is happening in the world, what the issues are, and what Japan is doing on each of the 17 goals.

Forest for the Trees: Is the New Normal a Great Mistake?
Forest for the Trees: Is the New Normal a Great Mistake?

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - I suggest we take a deep breath, pause and assess what our reactions to the Coronavirus will do for the climate crisis and sustainability movement. We may be doing more harm than good in taking these drastic actions to cancel events and meetings aimed to solve much bigger, long-term issues. 

100 US Companies, Investors Throw Weight Behind Transportation and Climate Initiative
100 US Companies, Investors Throw Weight Behind Transportation and Climate Initiative

COLLABORATION - A diverse group of investors, companies and organizations across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic US are urging the region’s governors to adopt the TCI — what they’re calling a ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity.’

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Climate Crisis Considered Our Greatest Challenge — and We're Overwhelmed
Climate Crisis Considered Our Greatest Challenge — and We're Overwhelmed

MARKETING AND COMMS - A Vattenfall survey has found that the public see climate change as the main challenge of our age; while doomsday media coverage is compounding our anxiety about it, we're still looking to business and governments to save us.

Report: Predatory Marketing Tactics a Top Threat to Children’s Wellbeing
Report: Predatory Marketing Tactics a Top Threat to Children’s Wellbeing

MARKETING AND COMMS - While climate change and intensifying carbon emissions still top the list of factors endangering a healthy future for the world’s children, a new report finds that marketing of harmful products aimed at children is another major threat to their wellbeing.

Anti-Plastic Regulation Risks Less Sustainable Alternatives
Anti-Plastic Regulation Risks Less Sustainable Alternatives

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Faced with shortages of suitable recycled material, a growing consumer backlash and a hostile regulatory environment, it is no wonder that some companies are shifting away from plastics. But encouraging this shift towards material choices that do little to improve end-of-life environmental impact would be the worst possible outcome for the planet.

Will We Get Closer to Circularity in 2020?
Will We Get Closer to Circularity in 2020?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - While the concept of a circular economy has made its way into the public consciousness; unfortunately, as of 2018, circularity globally is only at 9%. In order for circularity to deliver on its potential in this decade, we’ll need to see more of the following …

Looking Ahead: Operational Impacts of Supply Chain Disclosure, Due Diligence Laws
Looking Ahead: Operational Impacts of Supply Chain Disclosure, Due Diligence Laws

SUPPLY CHAIN - As many G20 nations work to curb modern slavery, organizations must be prepared for the residual impacts of the evolving legislation landscape.

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How Being a Benefit Corporation Can Legally Protect a Company’s Mission
How Being a Benefit Corporation Can Legally Protect a Company’s Mission

WALKING THE TALK - The rise of the benefit corporation is in direct response to shareholder primacy. Under benefit corporation frameworks governed by state law, corporations that operate according to a “doing well by doing good” ethos may be shielded from a range of acquisition tactics and shareholder suits.

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