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Atlanta’s Food Forest Pioneering Potential Solution to Urban Food Deserts
Atlanta’s Food Forest Pioneering Potential Solution to Urban Food Deserts

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill caters to one of 35 food-insecure communities in Georgia’s capital — and provides a scalable model for other cities to begin to address this all-too-common systemic inequity in US cities.

Why Community Clean-Up Action Is More Important Than Ever
Why Community Clean-Up Action Is More Important Than Ever

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Noticing that litter is a problem is the first step in taking action to create a cleaner, more sustainable planet. The next step is taking action. Partner with community members and local organizations to get involved and create meaningful change.

Is Sustainable Business ‘Complicit,’ a ‘Distraction,’ and ‘Duplicitous’? A Response, Part 2
Is Sustainable Business ‘Complicit,’ a ‘Distraction,’ and ‘Duplicitous’? A Response, Part 2

WALKING THE TALK - Schendler is clearly most right in his assertion that sustainable business has not achieved its potential. But I believe it is still possible for the field to become the hero we need more than ever, along with other complementary and synergistic changes from others.

Just Brands ’21: Where the Rubber Meets the Long, Bumpy Road to Truly Equitable Workplaces
Just Brands ’21: Where the Rubber Meets the Long, Bumpy Road to Truly Equitable Workplaces

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - At Sustainable Brands’ latest Just Brands event, experts from across the spectrum of business discussed corporate efforts to support diversity, equity, inclusion and justice issues — and how stakeholders will no longer tolerate a gap between commitments and actions.

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Corporate Treasurers Get Serious About Shifting Cash to Communities
Corporate Treasurers Get Serious About Shifting Cash to Communities

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - There’s been some skepticism regarding the announcements of big corporate investments in CDFIs and minority deposit institutions — are these one-offs just to generate a press release or first steps on long-term commitments?

Is Sustainable Business ‘Complicit,’ a ‘Distraction’ and ‘Duplicitous’? A Response, Part 1
Is Sustainable Business ‘Complicit,’ a ‘Distraction’ and ‘Duplicitous’? A Response, Part 1

WALKING THE TALK - It will take many things to address society’s many immense problems. But there’s no reason an elevated sustainable business sector (or better, someday, a sustainable business-centric economy) can’t play a disproportionately positive and critical role.

Reimagine Gender: Helping Corporate America Create Truly Inclusive Workplace Cultures
Reimagine Gender: Helping Corporate America Create Truly Inclusive Workplace Cultures

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - We caught up with Reimagine Gender CEO Lisa Kenney, to discuss why it's critical for businesses to embrace a broader understanding of gender.

Epicurious Chops Beef to ‘Encourage More Sustainable Cooking’
Epicurious Chops Beef to ‘Encourage More Sustainable Cooking’

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The web's most award-winning food site is encouraging home cooks to expand their culinary repertoires and embrace less resource-intensive menu options.

In a COVID-19 World, What’s the Future of Organisational Purpose?
In a COVID-19 World, What’s the Future of Organisational Purpose?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As immense disruption continues around the globe, the spotlight on the role of business in tackling social and environmental challenges is intensifying. Here, Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, outlines why now is the time to re-evaluate corporate purpose.

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How Able Made’s Circular Products Are Fueling Healthier Communities
How Able Made’s Circular Products Are Fueling Healthier Communities

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Able Made is a purpose-driven lifestyle brand created to help empower city youth and support nonprofits with its sustainably made apparel and accessories, and programming aimed at a creating healthier communities through the power of design and sport.

Is Your Brand Really Making Progress Towards Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice? 
Is Your Brand Really Making Progress Towards Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice? 

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - More companies are outlining policies and setting targets for DEIJ, but meeting those commitments remains a challenge. At Just Brands ‘21 (May 6-7), major companies share keys to implementation of authentic strategies, to realize the moral and business imperative of becoming a truly inclusive brand. 

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.

How to Effectively Visualize Sustainability in Our New, More Empathetic World
How to Effectively Visualize Sustainability in Our New, More Empathetic World

MARKETING AND COMMS - There is an urgent need to move the visual language of sustainability forward, so being able to represent both technological and societal progress is key.

Businesses Must Understand the Intersections of Mental Health, Sustainability
Businesses Must Understand the Intersections of Mental Health, Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As we emerge from COVID-19 and mental health rises up the corporate agenda, how can businesses incorporate the subject into their core sustainability agenda, rather than treat it as a separate issue?

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Chipotle Now Offering Employees Free Degrees in Agriculture, Culinary, Hospitality
Chipotle Now Offering Employees Free Degrees in Agriculture, Culinary, Hospitality

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As part of Chipotle’s mission to ‘cultivate a better world,’ it has expanded its debt-free degree program to include nearly 100 degree options in these fields at 10 US universities.

P&G, Dove Push for More Equitable Representation in Media
P&G, Dove Push for More Equitable Representation in Media

MARKETING AND COMMS - The two companies are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to increasing inclusion, both in their messaging and in the media at large.

Microsoft, LinkedIn Expand Initiative to Enable More Inclusive, Skills-Based Tech Economy in US
Microsoft, LinkedIn Expand Initiative to Enable More Inclusive, Skills-Based Tech Economy in US

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The companies have launched a variety of new tools and services aimed at fostering a more inclusive tech workforce in the US, with a specific focus on women and underrepresented minorities.

Breakthrough: 7 Unlocks to Scaling Healthy and Sustainable Living
Breakthrough: 7 Unlocks to Scaling Healthy and Sustainable Living

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - So, what’s still preventing consumers from living more in line with their values? GlobeScan has identified seven critical “unlocks” to help consumers to change their behaviors, and start aligning their lifestyles with their values and aspirations.

8 Mental Models for Wise Leadership in a VUCA World
8 Mental Models for Wise Leadership in a VUCA World

LEADERSHIP - Wise leaders build agile, inclusive and sustainable businesses. But how can you do that in times of crisis? Here are 8 mental models for building inner resilience to take responsible and sustainable actions in VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) situations.

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Anheuser-Busch Revitalizes St. Louis Community, Spent Barley with New Production Facility
Anheuser-Busch Revitalizes St. Louis Community, Spent Barley with New Production Facility

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As part of a recently announced $1B planned investment across the US, a new production facility that repurposes spent grain will create jobs and further the brewer’s commitments to sustainability and the St. Louis Community.

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