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Global Public Thinks GDP Should Include Health, Education, Environmental Data
Global Public Thinks GDP Should Include Health, Education, Environmental Data

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The 2020 GlobeScan-Ethical Markets “Beyond GDP” survey finds that an average of 72% of people across 11 countries would prefer to broaden GDP to incorporate these additional data.

Trending: Returnity, Venetian Resort Working to Cut Out COVID Waste
Trending: Returnity, Venetian Resort Working to Cut Out COVID Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Surgical mask upcycling and antimicrobial, reusable packaging solutions are some of the latest initiatives aiming to clean up some of our COVID-fueled, plastic-covered mess.

Q&A: Dole ‘Promise’ Sees Shift to New, Shared Value Principles by 2025
Q&A: Dole ‘Promise’ Sees Shift to New, Shared Value Principles by 2025

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Dole Packaged Foods’ new sustainability commitment is based on a Japanese philosophy called 'sampo yochi' — in which business operates for the good of the seller, the buyer and society.

Meet the Innovators Ensuring the COVID Plastic Boom Doesn't Last Forever
Meet the Innovators Ensuring the COVID Plastic Boom Doesn't Last Forever

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With health concerns momentarily outweighing mindful consumption, global efforts to wean the world off of single-use plastics have ground to a halt — and suddenly, in the race to protect citizens, plastic is everywhere. Thankfully, lockdown has also triggered radical innovation and ingenuity.

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Financial Future for Factory Farms Looks Grim, Post-COVID
Financial Future for Factory Farms Looks Grim, Post-COVID

SUPPLY CHAIN - New ‘Pandemic Ranking’ from $20T investor network warns that, with over 70% of animal agriculture firms at ‘high risk’ of creating future pandemics, COVID-19 could be the “straw that breaks the meat industry’s back.”

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.”

The World Has Changed, But Investor Interest in ESG Remains. What’s Expected of Your Company?
The World Has Changed, But Investor Interest in ESG Remains. What’s Expected of Your Company?

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - As the crisis continues to unfold, ESG topics will continue to grow in importance. Companies will be judged by their ability to withstand financial shocks, but also by how they’ve treated their employees, clients and communities.

CaterCow Cares: The COVID-Sparked Pivot That Really Puts People Before Profit
CaterCow Cares: The COVID-Sparked Pivot That Really Puts People Before Profit

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In what could end up being a swan song for the company, CaterCow has truly put altruism ahead of self-preservation during the ongoing pandemic.

12 More Brands Using Their Powers for Good During the Pandemic
12 More Brands Using Their Powers for Good During the Pandemic

WALKING THE TALK - As the COVID crisis wears on, we wanted to applaud 10 more of our Sustainable Brands community members that have donated their time, money and products and/or pivoted their business models to get people in need what they need, fast.

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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 …

4 Ways Smaller, Sustainable Brands Are Adapting to COVID-19
4 Ways Smaller, Sustainable Brands Are Adapting to COVID-19

WALKING THE TALK - These four Fairtrade-certified brands show that during times of crisis, brands can support their communities — near or far — with some creativity and hard work, regardless of size.

How Curbing Deforestation Can Help Protect Us Against Future Pandemics
How Curbing Deforestation Can Help Protect Us Against Future Pandemics

BUSINESS CASE - Deforestation often increases the proximity of bats and other animals to humans, bringing together species that would not otherwise live together and creating a perfect storm for the creation of new zoonotic diseases.

US Consumers Looking to Business, Rather Than Government, for Leadership During Pandemic
US Consumers Looking to Business, Rather Than Government, for Leadership During Pandemic

WALKING THE TALK - The "Porter Novelli COVID-19 Tracker: Insights for a Time of Crisis" highlights the need for US companies to step up, authentically, to address the public’s needs and expectations.

Apple, Google Team Up on Contact-Tracing System for COVID-19
Apple, Google Team Up on Contact-Tracing System for COVID-19

COLLABORATION - If only we had a reliable system for tracking the spread of the coronavirus, and future outbreaks … The two tech giants are collaborating on just that — and they insist it won’t compromise public privacy.

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The Time Is Now for Brands to Lead with Higher Values
The Time Is Now for Brands to Lead with Higher Values

WALKING THE TALK - It’s during moments of great difficulty that our authentic selves shine through — and the same is true for companies. Long after the COVID-19 crisis passes, the world won’t forget the values-driven companies that led with a conscience. The time is now to decide: How will your brand be remembered?

When Changing Our Behavior Becomes a Public Health Imperative
When Changing Our Behavior Becomes a Public Health Imperative

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - According to Krukow Behavioral Design, a combination of the right colors, behavioral transmitters and social norms can help fuel the mass behavior change necessary from stemming the spread of COVID-19.

Pandemic Sees Brand Leaders Putting Purpose Before Profit
Pandemic Sees Brand Leaders Putting Purpose Before Profit

WALKING THE TALK - While the government stalls under pressure to provide necessary aid to the millions affected by COVID-19, a silver lining to this pandemic is being revealed as more and more businesses exemplify efforts to put people before profit.

The Lizard, the Lion and the Lamb: The Tension Between Fear, Action and Just Being Present
The Lizard, the Lion and the Lamb: The Tension Between Fear, Action and Just Being Present

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - As individuals, we’re experiencing multiple concurrent responses to the crisis, which confuse and further un-nerve us. We are oscillating between fear and uncertainty, the urgent prompt to act; the rise of compassion and love, and also a need to cocoon and wait it out. These responses are reflections of how we function as human beings.

With More CEOs at Home with Their Children, Could This Pandemic Be the Catalyst Sustainability Needs?
With More CEOs at Home with Their Children, Could This Pandemic Be the Catalyst Sustainability Needs?

WALKING THE TALK - As CEOs spend time reconnecting with their children at home, investors open laptops at kitchen tables and policymakers have more time than ever to consider our future; is now the time when long-term, sustainable decision-making will finally trump all else?

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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. 

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