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Murals Honor the Farmers Behind Our Favorite Products, Benefits of Fair Trade
Murals Honor the Farmers Behind Our Favorite Products, Benefits of Fair Trade

MARKETING AND COMMS - The murals were part of a Fairtrade America campaign during October for Fair Trade Month, to raise awareness of Fairtrade’s positive impacts. Shoppers voiced their choice for Fairtrade and won various Fairtrade prizes.

Research: In a Post-COVID 2021, Fashion Will Trend Toward Sustainability
Research: In a Post-COVID 2021, Fashion Will Trend Toward Sustainability

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Based on research conducted by the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol in 2020, here are three trends we can expect from the apparel industry — as we emerge from COVID-19 and toward a more sustainable future.

Combatting Food Insecurity Takes More Than a Village
Combatting Food Insecurity Takes More Than a Village

COLLABORATION - As Congress signs off for Thanksgiving, roughly 12 million Americans could soon lose jobless benefits. The hope is that people and companies continue to step up; government programs continue, and the flexibility the food supply chain has gained during COVID will enable a nimbler switch to accommodate future need.

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Day 1: ‘The Most Vulnerable Are Always in Your Supply Chain’
UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Day 1: ‘The Most Vulnerable Are Always in Your Supply Chain’

SUPPLY CHAIN - What links the two major themes to emerge from the day — COVID and climate — is the need for companies to take steps to assist vulnerable people in supply chains, and to ensure their needs are always taken into account. 

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Why Real Estate Needs a Seat at the Table in a Sustainable Future
Why Real Estate Needs a Seat at the Table in a Sustainable Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In the months and years to come, the real estate sector must play a critical role in creating a decarbonized environment — helping society prepare, respond, re-enter and ultimately re-imagine a sustainable future.

Q&A: FSC on the Role of Brands in the Fight Against Climate Change
Q&A: FSC on the Role of Brands in the Fight Against Climate Change

SUPPLY CHAIN - As Forest Stewardship Council Director General Kim Carstensen explains, the certification helps brands take climate action by offering a simple way for consumers to make a difference, connected to tangible impacts in forests.

6 Months Into the Pandemic, ‘Greener’ Jobs Are Safer, Higher Paid, More Resilient
6 Months Into the Pandemic, ‘Greener’ Jobs Are Safer, Higher Paid, More Resilient

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The monthly Green Jobs Report shows that “greener” enterprises align with more resilient jobs, higher pay for workers, fewer job losses, and the potential for better overall company and investor portfolio performance.

Collaboration, Not Competition, Is the Key to Affordable and Sustainable Fashion
Collaboration, Not Competition, Is the Key to Affordable and Sustainable Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is a knowledge-sharing platform and partnership for the entire cotton supply chain. It offers brands and retailers better access to the cotton data that they need to be more sustainable.

Did Lack of Transparency Invalidate Asia’s First Corporate Sustainability Bond?
Did Lack of Transparency Invalidate Asia’s First Corporate Sustainability Bond?

SUPPLY CHAIN - The devil's in the details: Allegations of deforestation in Michelin’s natural rubber supply chain highlight the need for greater transparency in ‘green’ financing.

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Mastercard Partners to Digitally Empower Small Businesses in Latin America
Mastercard Partners to Digitally Empower Small Businesses in Latin America

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Bancolombia, Banco Galicia, Citibanamex and Mercado Libre are part of the Partnership, committed to accelerate business recovery and inclusive growth efforts in the region.

How the Cocoa Industry Can and Must Change to Tackle the Climate Crisis
How the Cocoa Industry Can and Must Change to Tackle the Climate Crisis

SUPPLY CHAIN - Ceres’ new Investor Brief on Cocoa identifies three key challenges posed to the cocoa industry by shifting social and environmental conditions, and the actions companies can take today to mitigate the material financial risks embedded in cocoa supply chains.

New Standards, Certification Program Aim to Embed DEI Into Tourism
New Standards, Certification Program Aim to Embed DEI Into Tourism

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Travel Unity — a nonprofit focused on increasing diversity in travel through individual and community empowerment — has established a set of standards for DEI in travel and tourism, as well as the industry’s first holistic DEI certification program.

Kimberly-Clark, Kotex to Mentor Startups Focused on Women’s Health, Access to Sanitation
Kimberly-Clark, Kotex to Mentor Startups Focused on Women’s Health, Access to Sanitation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Toilet Board Coalition’s Women in the Sanitation Economy Innovation Lab has chosen five women-led, early-stage startups focused on women’s reproductive health and hygiene; and improving access to safe, sustainable sanitation options in underserved areas.

Greyston Bakery: The Path to — and ROI of — a Loyal, Engaged Workforce
Greyston Bakery: The Path to — and ROI of — a Loyal, Engaged Workforce

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - After 25 years at Kraft Foods, Rich Jamesley was drawn to Greyston Bakery five years ago by its mission in using business for social good. I caught up with him recently to hear more about the challenges and rewards of working for this people-first organization.

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‘Modern Metropolis’: Newsy Docuseries Examines the Collaborations Creating Sustainable Cities
‘Modern Metropolis’: Newsy Docuseries Examines the Collaborations Creating Sustainable Cities

COLLABORATION - A systems mindset illustrates how we're better together, how we're all connected, how a rising tide lifts all boats. That shift in thinking became evident as we documented the City of Cincinnati’s work to transform itself into a sustainable, "Modern Metropolis."

Biogen Puts $250M Toward Protecting the Climate, Human Health, Social Justice
Biogen Puts $250M Toward Protecting the Climate, Human Health, Social Justice

WALKING THE TALK - With its commitment to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2040, Biogen aims to accelerate progress on improving air quality and addressing the harm being done to vulnerable communities around the world.

MSC: Progress Has Been Made in Sustainable Fishing, But Change Needs to Happen Faster
MSC: Progress Has Been Made in Sustainable Fishing, But Change Needs to Happen Faster

SUPPLY CHAIN - According to a new report, over 17% of the world’s wild marine catch is now MSC certified; but consumers, brands and retailers must all help to accelerate the pace of change.

How Fairtrade Protects Company Supply Chains — and Brand Reputations
How Fairtrade Protects Company Supply Chains — and Brand Reputations

SUPPLY CHAIN - We caught up with Peg Willingham, newly minted Executive Director of Fairtrade America, to clear up the confusion around the concept of “fair trade”; and hear why Fairtrade is more important than ever.

Does Adopting Renewable Energy Feel Complex? 4 Considerations to Get You Started
Does Adopting Renewable Energy Feel Complex? 4 Considerations to Get You Started

CLEANTECH - When adopting a renewable energy strategy, here are four considerations all executives should keep in mind that will streamline the process and ensure their end results achieve their sustainability goals.

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Can We Halve Global Food Waste by 2030? Not Without Our Suppliers
Can We Halve Global Food Waste by 2030? Not Without Our Suppliers

WASTE NOT - While some nations and food companies have made encouraging progress and crossed the halfway mark towards meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, there’s still a long way to go.

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