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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?

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.

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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.

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.

We Need a Vaccine for Business, as Well
We Need a Vaccine for Business, as Well

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The pandemic has taught us that everything is interdependent. Global thought leaders agree on the opportunity and need for several key shifts to materialize in business; and they agree on the ingredients necessary for the cure, as set out below.

What Gets People to Act: Doom and Gloom or Rainbows and Sunshine?
What Gets People to Act: Doom and Gloom or Rainbows and Sunshine?

MARKETING AND COMMS - The negative framing that accompanies “traditional” climate communications risks turning people off, but exclusively positive framing has its own issues. Long story short, we need both. Here are a few tips for choosing the right one.

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Food Rescuers Shouldn't Fight Over Limited Supply; Instead, Diversify
Food Rescuers Shouldn't Fight Over Limited Supply; Instead, Diversify

WASTE NOT - I’ve always been frustrated by infighting between food-rescue organizations working together to distribute scarce food donations — mostly from retailers. So, here’s my list of untapped sectors of the food system — where food is almost always genuinely going to waste.

To Fight COVID-19, We Must Invest in Water Access for Vulnerable Communities
To Fight COVID-19, We Must Invest in Water Access for Vulnerable Communities

COLLABORATION - The PepsiCo Foundation and WaterAid are launching a new program to build sanitation facilities and community water systems in the harsh, arid region of La Guajira, Colombia — with the goal of increasing access for the indigenous Wayuu people.

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is with This Socially Impactful Money Move
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is with This Socially Impactful Money Move

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - We’re calling on companies across the country to deposit $1M of their banked dollars today into credit unions serving low-income communities. Thanks to our partnership with Inclusiv, this is one smart, seamless, socially conscious money move.

Tide Aiming to Decarbonize Laundry by Reducing Carbon, Plastic, Hot-Water Washing
Tide Aiming to Decarbonize Laundry by Reducing Carbon, Plastic, Hot-Water Washing

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Laundry giant’s 2030 Ambition goals center on turning consumers to cold water, exploring carbon capture and reducing virgin plastic — so that ‘every load of laundry does a load of good.’

Safety, Nature, Resourcefulness Are Key Features of Sustainable Urban Design
Safety, Nature, Resourcefulness Are Key Features of Sustainable Urban Design

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The move toward more sustainable, inclusive and safer cities isn’t just better for the environment. These spaces contribute to a higher quality of life, foster community, encourage collaboration, and are more resilient and economically productive.

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Trending: Nike, Chipotle Tie Exec Compensation to Diversity, Sustainability Metrics
Trending: Nike, Chipotle Tie Exec Compensation to Diversity, Sustainability Metrics

WALKING THE TALK - In the past week, both Nike and Chipotle announced new sets of environmental and social goals — and systems with which their executives’ compensation will be tied to achieving them.

It’s Time to Break Free from Sustainability’s Ivory Tower
It’s Time to Break Free from Sustainability’s Ivory Tower

MARKETING AND COMMS - One major reason that most sustainability writing is bad is that it’s written by a microscopic number of smart people who think and talk the same way, unintentionally excluding the bulk of audiences that need to be spoken to.

Cities Can Have Something for Everyone When Created by Everyone
Cities Can Have Something for Everyone When Created by Everyone

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At Cabify, our team’s female representation more than doubles the technology sector’s average. Safe and inclusive transport plays a crucial role in socially sustainable development — so, if we want truly inclusive cities, we must also listen to women.

New WeSpire Research Finds Significant Drop in Corporate DEI Programs in 2020
New WeSpire Research Finds Significant Drop in Corporate DEI Programs in 2020

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The 10th annual study reveals that HR departments apparently underestimated employee concerns about racial equity and social unrest. Was the pandemic, or lack of company buy-in, to blame?

SB’21 Asia-Pacific: In Asia, the Time for a Sustainable Recovery Is Now
SB’21 Asia-Pacific: In Asia, the Time for a Sustainable Recovery Is Now

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In many parts of Asia, COVID-19 is relatively under control; and the focus is on recovery. How the region responds, and how much companies push for a sustainable post-pandemic economy could influence the entire world, due to Asia’s place as the global driver of innovation and change.

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SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond
SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At SB’s latest Trend Watching event, experts across a variety of fields and industries offered insights into how purpose-driven brands can effectively activate on everything from marketing to effective leadership to climate justice in our post-pandemic world.

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