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It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint: How to Avoid Burnout in Social Impact Careers
It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint: How to Avoid Burnout in Social Impact Careers

WALKING THE TALK - Here, Roshan Paul and Ilaina Rabbat, co-founders of the Amani Institute, provide a dashboard for both aspiring and established changemakers to reflect on their motivation, their limitations and their overall fortitude for life in a social impact career.

Initiative Offers Guidance to Help Vacation Rental Events Become More Sustainable
Initiative Offers Guidance to Help Vacation Rental Events Become More Sustainable

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The tourism industry is responsible for approximately 8% of global carbon emissions. For every event that commits to more sustainable practices, the VR sector does its part in helping the tourism industry as a whole become more resilient in the face of climate change.

How Amazon Is Making Sustainable Shopping Easier
How Amazon Is Making Sustainable Shopping Easier

MARKETING AND COMMS - Since 2020, Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly program has helped customers discover and shop for more sustainable products. We asked Amazon's Adam Werbach how the program began, what the company has learned, and his vision for the program’s future.

Effective Storytelling Can Inspire Positive Action for People and Planet
Effective Storytelling Can Inspire Positive Action for People and Planet

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Marketers are the co-creators of our societal narrative, and a brand’s messaging has the ability to drive culture change. Never before has the power of the stories we tell held such importance or latent opportunity.

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Sustainability or Spin? Why Straight Facts Matter Most
Sustainability or Spin? Why Straight Facts Matter Most

MARKETING AND COMMS - As demand for better brands continues to increase, we can expect an exponential increase in two things: ‘green’ brand claims and the level of public scrutiny. Before your brand team loses time, money and precious brand equity, check out this summary of resources to help you stay the course.

Conquering the Grass Ceiling: Female Farmers Feeding America and the World
Conquering the Grass Ceiling: Female Farmers Feeding America and the World

SUPPLY CHAIN - As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it seems only fitting to focus on the women working to feed our country. From raising dairy and beef cows to vegetables and other crops — women are slowly becoming the face of the next generation of US farmers.

The Sustainable Brands Network, Ukraine & the Power of Community
The Sustainable Brands Network, Ukraine & the Power of Community

WALKING THE TALK - SB amplifies the actions of its global community and governments in support of Ukraine and reflects on the conflict’s potential impacts on long-term sustainability efforts.

Transparency and Traceability Must Drive Sustainable Fashion
Transparency and Traceability Must Drive Sustainable Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - Traceability is the foundation upon which we can truly revolutionize the fashion industry, revealing the actual costs of products and ensuring that the wealth generated from production gets redistributed more fairly.

New Bank of the West Report Highlights Major Consumer Knowledge Gaps in Sustainable Finance
New Bank of the West Report Highlights Major Consumer Knowledge Gaps in Sustainable Finance

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Fossil fuels and other climate-risky endeavors are still big money for banks; and even if consumers find their bank continues to fund them, it’s something they often feel powerless to change.

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Green Science Policy Institute: Engaging Across Sectors to Drive Meaningful Change
Green Science Policy Institute: Engaging Across Sectors to Drive Meaningful Change

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The Institute’s work includes education and cross-sector partnerships to reduce harmful chemicals in products. We spoke with Senior Scientist Tom Bruton, PhD to learn more about the organization’s history, cross-sector collaborative efforts and focus in the midst of a global pandemic.

New Platform to Help Apparel Brands Illuminate Darkest Corners of Supply Chains
New Platform to Help Apparel Brands Illuminate Darkest Corners of Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Laudes Foundation’s Transparency in Action portal features best practices, expert advice, tools and resources — including information on existing and upcoming legislation — for brands to take informed steps towards transparency and expand their current efforts.

New Consumer Research Highlights Sustainability Opportunities for Brands in Asia
New Consumer Research Highlights Sustainability Opportunities for Brands in Asia

MARKETING AND COMMS - The first-ever Asian version of the Socio-Cultural Trend Tracker shows the huge opportunity that await brands for meeting conscious consumers’ needs and desires in Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia.

EU Proposes Plan to Hold Companies Accountable for Human Rights Violations
EU Proposes Plan to Hold Companies Accountable for Human Rights Violations

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence would oblige companies to identify, prevent, and mitigate human rights and environmental violations in their value chain. But there is debate over whether companies can be reasonably expected to control their entire value chain, down to the smallest suppliers.

Meet Svart: The World’s First Off-Grid, Energy-Positive, Luxury Resort
Meet Svart: The World’s First Off-Grid, Energy-Positive, Luxury Resort

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The futuristic hotel is being built using a ‘360-degree, holistic circular approach.’ With a data-driven approach to next-level ecotourism, Svart’s goals include not only its guests’ relaxation, but education on environmental conservation, and changes in ‘attitude and behavior.’

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Visa Commits $100M to Help Minority Depository Institutions Drive Economic Mobility
Visa Commits $100M to Help Minority Depository Institutions Drive Economic Mobility

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - MDIs are trusted providers for communities of color and include some of the oldest minority-owned US banks; they play a unique role in increasing access to financial services for underserved populations.

Why the Business World Should Use India as a Model for Corporate Social Responsibility
Why the Business World Should Use India as a Model for Corporate Social Responsibility

WALKING THE TALK - In India, CSR is approached with a rigor not found anywhere else in the world. Here, we see how businesses around the world can learn from the Indian approach to CSR — to ensure that every dollar spent has the best societal impact, while improving your brand value.

5 Key Trends at the Intersection of Health, Wellbeing and Design
5 Key Trends at the Intersection of Health, Wellbeing and Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Here, Shaw Industries’ VP of Global Sustainability, Kellie Ballew; and Rachel Hodgdon, CEO of the International WELL Building Institute, discuss game-changing trends in building design — all centered around a new focus on human health and wellbeing.

Super Bowl 2022: Glimmers of Purpose Messaging Brighten Push for Consumption as Usual
Super Bowl 2022: Glimmers of Purpose Messaging Brighten Push for Consumption as Usual

MARKETING AND COMMS - Except for a clutch of ads for EVs, it seems the climate crisis is not yet a force driving brand messaging at the Super Bowl. But a few brands seized the opportunity to drive adoption of sustainable behaviors at scale.

There’s an Opportunity for Purpose Leadership in the Metaverse Gold Rush
There’s an Opportunity for Purpose Leadership in the Metaverse Gold Rush

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Companies getting into the gold rush of the metaverse can, like many before them in burgeoning industries, put profit first with little thought to the implications on society. Rarely have we been able to proactively factor in brand purpose and ESG planning into the early stages of an industry; and we have the unique opportunity to get it right this time around.

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Why There Won’t Be Quite So Much Waste from the Big Game This Year
Why There Won’t Be Quite So Much Waste from the Big Game This Year

WASTE NOT - From cups and straws to the over 300 million gallons of beer expected to be drunk in the US this weekend, companies are stepping up with innovative solutions to rein in the fallout from one of our most wasteful celebration days of the year.

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