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Why Self-Regulation of Cocoa Sourcing Is a Conflict of Interest
Why Self-Regulation of Cocoa Sourcing Is a Conflict of Interest

SUPPLY CHAIN - Without oversight or a watchdog, what imperative do companies have to make a tangible impact on the livelihoods of cocoa farmers over increasing profit margins? 

Building Back Better Demands More Thoughtful Tourism
Building Back Better Demands More Thoughtful Tourism

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - COVID-19 has demonstrated that changes must be made in order to support and secure the future of travel. Along with elevated safety protocols, a genuine commitment to sustainability provides a roadmap to a more responsible travel industry.

US Corporates, Governments, NGOs Join Global Push to Plant 1T Trees
US Corporates, Governments, NGOs Join Global Push to Plant 1T Trees

COLLABORATION - Healthy and resilient forests are a key part of efforts to combat the negative impacts of climate change. Studies have shown trees can reduce temperatures by 9 degrees and energy costs by $7.8 billion a year. 

We Need Safe Water to Fight COVID-19 — And We Need to Provide It Now
We Need Safe Water to Fight COVID-19 — And We Need to Provide It Now

COLLABORATION - Now that we have entered a moment of heightened global awareness of safe water as a cornerstone of public health and community well-being, we must join hands with others to make the investments needed to save lives. 

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General Mills, Nestlé, Walmart CEOs Lead Coalition to End Food Waste Worldwide
General Mills, Nestlé, Walmart CEOs Lead Coalition to End Food Waste Worldwide

WASTE NOT - The Coalition of Action to End Food Waste aims to enact measures that benefit the environment and the global economy, and ensure more food makes it to stores and onto consumers’ tables.

Nimble Nonprofit Pivots to Fulfill Its Purpose During the Pandemic
Nimble Nonprofit Pivots to Fulfill Its Purpose During the Pandemic

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Desai Foundation’s advice to purpose-driven organizations dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic is to look beyond the immediate practicalities and be open to new ways to deliver on end goals.

Slowly But Surely, Fairphone Paving the Way to a More Ethical Electronics Industry
Slowly But Surely, Fairphone Paving the Way to a More Ethical Electronics Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - Latest Fairphone Impact Report reveals benefits of social and environmental programs; while LCA of the Fairphone 3 shows that using a smartphone for over 5 years can reduce CO2 emissions by about 40%.

Global Maker Challenge Finalists Tackling Food, Trade, Justice, Circularity
Global Maker Challenge Finalists Tackling Food, Trade, Justice, Circularity

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - This year’s global challenges centered around four themes: Sustainable and Healthy Food for All, Climate Change/Circular Economy, Innovation for Inclusive Trade, and Innovation for Peace and Justice.

Illinois Soybean Farmers Sowing Seeds of a Sustainable Future
Illinois Soybean Farmers Sowing Seeds of a Sustainable Future

CLEANTECH - Illinois has maintained its leadership in US soybean production for nearly a century, thanks to its climate and ongoing commitment to sustainable agriculture and conservation best practices.

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Q&A: Meet the Team Helping Brands Stay ‘Grounded’ in Their Purpose
Q&A: Meet the Team Helping Brands Stay ‘Grounded’ in Their Purpose

MARKETING AND COMMS - NYC-based brand strategy agency Grounded is on a mission to help brands, retailers and nonprofits activate their purpose and close the stubborn consumer intent-to-action gap.

Implementers, Catalysts and This Moment in History
Implementers, Catalysts and This Moment in History

LEADERSHIP - "If you’re going to do something great, why not spread it around? Why not be a catalyst and amplify the impact exponentially?" — Daniel Aronson

CSR v CSV: The Difference and Why It Matters
CSR v CSV: The Difference and Why It Matters

BUSINESS CASE - Creating Shared Value (CSV) is the business model that will accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. It's a game-changing shift from Corporate Social Responsibility and the traditional mindset that business can either do good OR make a profit, to a model that can improve the world.

From What to How: Enter the Era of Transformation
From What to How: Enter the Era of Transformation

LEADERSHIP - With a goal of contributing to change and understanding how COVID-19 will influence sustainable development; at Quiero, we have undertaken an ambitious project: #aBetterWay — a search for answers from our global community of leaders based on reflection, learning and action.

Partnership Brings ‘Radical Hospitality’ to Unhoused People Worldwide
Partnership Brings ‘Radical Hospitality’ to Unhoused People Worldwide

COLLABORATION - The case study of German mobile hygiene startup GoBanyo illustrates the social impacts of the collaboration between Unilever’s The Right to Shower initiative with mobile hygiene pioneer LavaMaex.

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Your SDG Strategy Must Consider More Than Your Financials
Your SDG Strategy Must Consider More Than Your Financials

NEW METRICS - The Sustainable Development Goals serve as an urgent call to action for companies to pay as much attention to their *extra-financial* performance as to their *financial* performance.

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.

Private Sector Can (and Must) Clean Up the Oceans
Private Sector Can (and Must) Clean Up the Oceans

WASTE NOT - The private sector must collaborate with the public sector to clean up plastic pollution in our waterways. Entities such as the TerraCycle Global Foundation have an opportunity to increase conservation and create value for all stakeholders in the work towards healthier oceans.

Research Shows Business Imperative for Authentic Action to Address Social Injustices
Research Shows Business Imperative for Authentic Action to Address Social Injustices

WALKING THE TALK - The latest Porter Novelli Purpose Tracker reveals a new mandate for US companies to authentically and substantively address racial inequality and myriad social justice issues.

Circularity, Human Rights, Regeneration Pillars of Natura’s 2030 ‘Commitment to Life’ Strategy
Circularity, Human Rights, Regeneration Pillars of Natura’s 2030 ‘Commitment to Life’ Strategy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - “We are confident that we will be able to reach these targets by 2030, but we are ambitious to get there sooner; because that is what the planet needs and what our consumers are asking for.” — Christopher Davis, The Body Shop

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Is your SDG Response Defensive, Selective or Holistic?
Is your SDG Response Defensive, Selective or Holistic?

MARKETING AND COMMS - Take a minute to scan your last sustainability report’s CEO statement, and to peel back the glossy SDG infographics. Can you say, hand on heart, that your company’s current SDG response really is creating system-wide value?

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