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5 Important New Frontiers of Social Impact Measurement
5 Important New Frontiers of Social Impact Measurement

NEW METRICS - Within the evolution of risk and impact measurement, we are seeing growing demand for proven methodologies and best practices around quantifying social impact — here is a sample of five important frontiers of social impact measurement, each of which will have its own session at New Metrics ’19.

Harnessing Business Purpose to Safeguard Our Oceans
Harnessing Business Purpose to Safeguard Our Oceans

COLLABORATION - Our Ocean 2019 gathered leaders from government, business and civil society to discuss solutions and actions for a clean healthy and productive ocean. It set the stage for bold action to safeguard our oceans — and the sense of urgency is mounting.

How Forward-Thinking Brands Are Investing in Forests
How Forward-Thinking Brands Are Investing in Forests

BUSINESS CASE - More and more mission-driven organizations are making positive environmental changes, often through partnerships with other companies and nonprofit organizations. One of the major ways businesses can contribute to environmental efforts is by planting trees.

World Food Day: Celebrity Chefs, Soil SuperHeroes Out in Force to Save Our Food System
World Food Day: Celebrity Chefs, Soil SuperHeroes Out in Force to Save Our Food System

MARKETING AND COMMS - In honor of World Food Day (Oct 16), Green America highlights the farmers and food companies leading the regenerative ag revolution; and the World Food Program launches its global Stop the Waste campaign.

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European CEOs Identify 5 'Jobs to Be Done’ to Foster Enduring, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Model
European CEOs Identify 5 'Jobs to Be Done’ to Foster Enduring, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth Model

LEADERSHIP - Report features insights from discussions with 27 top business leaders as part of Xynteo’s Europe Delivers program — including CEOs of AXA, Danone, EDF Energy, IKEA Group, Mastercard, Nestlé, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Tesco.

A Cleaner, ‘Greener’ World: Hilton Expands Soap Recycling for Global Handwashing Day
A Cleaner, ‘Greener’ World: Hilton Expands Soap Recycling for Global Handwashing Day

WASTE NOT - Hilton properties have collectively recycled four million pounds of soap, resulting in 11 million soap bars being distributed to communities in need in 127 countries. Starting today, soap recycling is now a brand standard across over 5,300 Hilton properties.

BASF Collaboration to Develop Closed-Loop Process for Recycling EV Batteries
BASF Collaboration to Develop Closed-Loop Process for Recycling EV Batteries

CLEANTECH - The ReLieVe project will develop and scale the process and structuring of an integrated industrial sector — from collection and recycling of end-of-life batteries, to the manufacturing of new electrode materials.

94 Mayors Recognize Global Climate Emergency, Support Global Green New Deal
94 Mayors Recognize Global Climate Emergency, Support Global Green New Deal

LEADERSHIP - At the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, mayors of 94 cities herald a Global Green New Deal to “drive an urgent, fundamental and irreversible transfer of global resources away from fossil fuels and into action that averts the climate emergency.”

Trending: Public-Private Partnerships Foster Solutions for Climate-Resilient World
Trending: Public-Private Partnerships Foster Solutions for Climate-Resilient World

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance has launched six new financial instruments for climate-related projects in developing countries; while the World Economic Forum has convened public and private partners to launch the Coalition for Climate-Resilient Investment.

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A 100-Year Journey: Achieving Sustainability for All in the Coffee Industry
A 100-Year Journey: Achieving Sustainability for All in the Coffee Industry

BUSINESS CASE - Global demand for coffee continues to rise, but climate change is expected to shrink suitable land for Arabica coffee beans by 50 percent by 2050. Japan's Key Coffee is working to protect the future of coffee, starting in Tana Toraja, Indonesia.

Sustainability Expectations Rising in the Construction Industry: Toolkit Can Help
Sustainability Expectations Rising in the Construction Industry: Toolkit Can Help

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - With rising demands from multiple stakeholders to reduce construction’s environmental impact and accelerate its social benefits, a guide for the sector provides a handy checklist for construction companies to keep up with the times.

Insights from the Big Apple: How Do We Turn the Glitz of Climate Week into Action?
Insights from the Big Apple: How Do We Turn the Glitz of Climate Week into Action?

WALKING THE TALK - Climate Week NYC saw the UN declare the 2020s “the decade of delivery.” But while progress has been made, are we too self-congratulatory, staying comfortable within our own echo chambers? Are we really delivering enough at the scale and pace needed?

Transformational Goals in Corporate Strategy: A Review of the ESG Goals of 50 Global Companies
Transformational Goals in Corporate Strategy: A Review of the ESG Goals of 50 Global Companies

NEW METRICS - Transformational ESG goals seek to make changes across companies’ entire value chain and even society. But in a recent review of 50 of the Fortune 250 companies, incremental ESG goals are still the norm.

Mastercard, Clothing Giants Partner to Help Garment Workers Secure Financial Futures
Mastercard, Clothing Giants Partner to Help Garment Workers Secure Financial Futures

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - By partnering with companies with labor-intensive supply chains, Mastercard is creating digital solutions to give workers more control and transparency over their earnings and savings.

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Maldives, Parley for the Ocean Creating New Model for Healthy ‘Future Island Nations’
Maldives, Parley for the Ocean Creating New Model for Healthy ‘Future Island Nations’

COLLABORATION - They plan to develop a scalable model for government- and industry-led responses to ocean and climate threats, and establish proof of concept for a new economy in which harmful materials and business practices are relics of the past.

New Partnership Aims to Improve Hygiene, Nutrition in Indian Children
New Partnership Aims to Improve Hygiene, Nutrition in Indian Children

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The collaboration between Unilever-Lifebuoy and The Power of Nutrition aims to reach mothers and expectant mothers in rural India via mobile app, to reduce infant mortality and boost overall health through handwashing.

With Less Than 4,000 Days to Go, Business Contribution to SDGs Falling Woefully Short
With Less Than 4,000 Days to Go, Business Contribution to SDGs Falling Woefully Short

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Despite some progress since the goals were launched in 2015, advancement over the past four years has been stifled due to socioeconomic, geopolitical and technological uncertainties, hindering CEOs’ sustainability efforts.

UPDATE: Salesforce’s Sustainability Cloud Empowers Business to Drive Impactful Climate Action
UPDATE: Salesforce’s Sustainability Cloud Empowers Business to Drive Impactful Climate Action

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Salesforce reinforces sustainability commitments at UNGA and Climate Week NYC with stakeholder engagement, STEM investments, and a new carbon accounting product.

50 Leading Mobile Operators Now Disclosing Climate Impacts Through CDP
50 Leading Mobile Operators Now Disclosing Climate Impacts Through CDP

CLEANTECH - The commitments are part of a GSMA-led climate initiative to develop a decarbonization pathway for mobile sector.

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Good Fashion Fund Seeks Sustainable, Scalable Supply Chain Solutions
Good Fashion Fund Seeks Sustainable, Scalable Supply Chain Solutions

SUPPLY CHAIN - If we are to really shift the textile industry from one that is harming workers, local communities and the environment to one that is circular and sustainable, scalable solutions will be necessary.

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