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How Kao Is Creating a More Sustainable, Beautiful, ‘Kirei’ Life for All
How Kao Is Creating a More Sustainable, Beautiful, ‘Kirei’ Life for All

WALKING THE TALK - Through its Kirei Lifestyle Plan, Kao aims to empower at least 1 billion people to live more gently and sustainably by 2030. We caught up with Kao’s Dave Muenz to hear about the company’s progress toward its goals; and how the pandemic has both impacted, but also provided opportunities for, progress on sustainability.

How ESG Is Forever Changing Investing, Design in the Built Environment
How ESG Is Forever Changing Investing, Design in the Built Environment

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Simply returning profits to investors is no longer a good enough measure of success. If any stakeholder does not see benefits in the design of a capital project, then gaining support is unlikely. Is your organization ready for multi-stakeholder investment and design?

Hey, Corporate America: Please Stop Saying, ‘We’ve Always Done Sustainability!’
Hey, Corporate America: Please Stop Saying, ‘We’ve Always Done Sustainability!’

WALKING THE TALK - Because it begs this response: “Really? If you’ve been doing sustainability for decades, why is the planet (and the human race) in the trouble it’s in?” And corporate America doesn’t really have a good answer to that.

Your Gender Story: Why Embracing Our Human Complexity Is Key for Regenerative Leadership
Your Gender Story: Why Embracing Our Human Complexity Is Key for Regenerative Leadership

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Creating truly gender-inclusive workplaces requires more than just including pronouns in email signatures. Reimagine Gender CEO Lisa Kenney explains why a broader understanding of gender is critical for leaders going forward and why getting to know our own Gender Stories is the first step.

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Co-Creating Breakthrough Solutions for the Future We Want
Co-Creating Breakthrough Solutions for the Future We Want

COLLABORATION - To regenerate the system, we have to regenerate how we work together. What if we brought the experience of elders and the courage of the next generation together with the brand leaders tasked with shifting paradigms and making essential decisions?

What Happens When an Environmental Leader Finally Claims the Mantle? NRS Asked Triple Gap & Valutus to Find Out
What Happens When an Environmental Leader Finally Claims the Mantle? NRS Asked Triple Gap & Valutus to Find Out

MARKETING AND COMMS - A leader in the water sports industry, NRS was shy about tooting its sustainability horn. So, it asked us: How much value does the market place on brand-level commitment to sustainability vs. product-level initiatives? Turns out, touting any of the brand’s many attributes generated a significant increase in consumer preference.

Decolonizing Wealth: What If Money Could Heal Us?
Decolonizing Wealth: What If Money Could Heal Us?

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - In this excerpt from his bestselling book, "Decolonizing Wealth," award-winning author and philanthropic advisor Edgar Villanueva provides a glimpse into how money can help to disrupt some of the deep, systemic inequities in this country, instead of continuing to feed them.

OPLN: Experiential Learning for the Win (or, How to Really Turn the Tide on Global Plastic Pollution)
OPLN: Experiential Learning for the Win (or, How to Really Turn the Tide on Global Plastic Pollution)

COLLABORATION - 2019’s Ocean Plastics Leadership Summit transformed not only its host organization and its 165 participants — it catalyzed action around plastic waste at an unprecedented scale. We caught up with Ocean Plastic Leadership Network founder Dave Ford to learn more.

The Purpose Advantage: How to Activate Purpose to Build New Brand Value
The Purpose Advantage: How to Activate Purpose to Build New Brand Value

WALKING THE TALK - Join us at SB’21 San Diego on Monday, October 18th — for a 2-hour workshop designed to arm every participant with the ideas and tools necessary to create a more powerful and purposeful brand.

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'Bringing Humanity Back to Business': 10 Insights from Paul Polman
'Bringing Humanity Back to Business': 10 Insights from Paul Polman

LEADERSHIP - Carol Cone — internationally recognized Purpose pioneer and host of the Purpose 360 podcast — spoke with the former Unilever CEO and fellow Purpose pioneer on the eve of the release of his new book, "Net Positive."

Q&A: The Role of Corporate Integrity, Authenticity in a Polarized World
Q&A: The Role of Corporate Integrity, Authenticity in a Polarized World

WALKING THE TALK - As governments and public entities remain slow-moving, companies backing their values with action matters more than ever. But for those unsure how to respond to shifting expectations, how do they know they’re leading in a responsible way?

P&G, Walmart Collaborate on Interactive Experience to Help Guide Better Purchases, Habits
P&G, Walmart Collaborate on Interactive Experience to Help Guide Better Purchases, Habits

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The two companies have teamed up to develop an interactive, educational and entertaining experience designed to educate families on how they can conserve resources in their homes with a few simple changes.

BAND-AID® Brand's OURTONE™ Launch Kicks Off Partnerships Benefiting Black Nurses
BAND-AID® Brand's OURTONE™ Launch Kicks Off Partnerships Benefiting Black Nurses

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - BAND-AID® Brand used the launch of OURTONE™, which offers bandages to match a more diverse array of skin colors, to connect more deeply with and support the work and equity of Black nurses across the US.

Is Employee Critical-Thinking Training the Next ESG Frontier?
Is Employee Critical-Thinking Training the Next ESG Frontier?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Can businesses do anything to mitigate their employees’ vulnerability to fake news? And should they? Corporate schooling might be an uncomfortable idea, but it could be essential to the future of US capitalism and democracy.

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Tourism Industry’s Vision for the Future is Collaborative, Locally Focused
Tourism Industry’s Vision for the Future is Collaborative, Locally Focused

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Many people are becoming more aware of their environmental footprint and the impact they have on people and the planet. This awareness can be harnessed by the tourism industry to shift passive sea-and-sun tourists into more conscientious, actively engaged travelers.

A Just Transition: How Nestlé is Taking a New Approach Across Our Value Chain
A Just Transition: How Nestlé is Taking a New Approach Across Our Value Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - Whether in our personal lives or in business, doing only what is required or expected is generally unsatisfying. If your plan of action means doing the bare minimum, the status quo is the likely result.

Stanley Black & Decker Commits $25M to Train Over 3M Skilled Trade Workers
Stanley Black & Decker Commits $25M to Train Over 3M Skilled Trade Workers

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As the latest company to use its size and scale to help equip the next generation of workers, SBD’s ‘Empower Makers’ grants aim to advance and accelerate vocational skills training programs in the next five years — and change misconceptions that these careers are not financially rewarding.

P&G Becomes Latest Multinational to Accelerate Climate-Action Plans
P&G Becomes Latest Multinational to Accelerate Climate-Action Plans

COLLABORATION - The consumer goods giant has shared a new Climate Transition Action Plan, new science-based targets and a goal of net-zero emissions — Scope 1-3 — by 2040.

Carlsberg Group Joins Companies Using Marketing to Drive Climate Action
Carlsberg Group Joins Companies Using Marketing to Drive Climate Action

MARKETING AND COMMS - The brewing giant joins 16 other global companies in signing onto the World Federation of Advertisers’ Planet Pledge, which aims to change marketing from a driver of consumption into a catalyst for more sustainable thinking and behavior.

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Trending: Tech Giants Laying Groundwork for More Diverse, Equitable Tech Economy in US
Trending: Tech Giants Laying Groundwork for More Diverse, Equitable Tech Economy in US

WALKING THE TALK - HP, HPE, Intel and Microsoft are launching the HBCU Technology Conference, to equip students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to excel in tech careers; while Apple has expanded its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative with $30M worth of new programs.

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