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SDG 2: New Agri-Business Alliance Aims to Tackle Global Food Security by 2030
SDG 2: New Agri-Business Alliance Aims to Tackle Global Food Security by 2030

COLLABORATION - Today, 37 leading agri-business companies have today launched the Global Agri-Business Alliance (GAA) in Singapore. Their aim is to collectively tackle the major environmental and social challenges facing agricultural supply chains and rural communities across the world.

Project Breakthrough: Can Your Brand Deliver Exponential Solutions to the SDGs?
Project Breakthrough: Can Your Brand Deliver Exponential Solutions to the SDGs?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Declaring intent is oh-so-easy. CEOs and other business leaders do it all the time. But delivering against declared pledges can be a very different matter. In recent years, for example, thousands of companies have signed up to various international charters and business-to-business platforms pursuing sustainable development — and rolled up at the growing number of events celebrating incremental progress. Then, last year, somebody sat on the fast-forward button.

HealRWorld, Sustainable Brands, Geometry Global & PVBLIC Foundation Unite to Rally Global Businesses and Consumers in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals Adopted at the United Nations last September
HealRWorld, Sustainable Brands, Geometry Global  & PVBLIC Foundation Unite to Rally Global Businesses and Consumers in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals Adopted at the United Nations last September

PRESS RELEASE - SustainRWorld Day, which launches September 8th at the United Nations, is an initiative intended to rally the private sector to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by inspiring a movement to make every day SustainRWorld Day and celebrate our measurable progress each year.

Yet More Reports Tout Circular Economy as Road to Emissions Reduction, Job Creation
Yet More Reports Tout Circular Economy as Road to Emissions Reduction, Job Creation

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new report from relief and development charity Tearfund and the Institute of Development Studies suggests that businesses and governments could help save lives and create jobs by adopting a circular economy approach to waste management.

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UNDP About to School China on Significance of SDGs
UNDP About to School China on Significance of SDGs

MARKETING AND COMMS - With about one-fifth of the world’s population, China has the ability to significantly contribute to the success of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The country made impressive strides in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals, particularly in poverty alleviation, and is well-positioned to build on that progress in the post-2015 development agenda despite the challenges it will undoubtedly face.

How to Ground Your Brand Purpose in Reality
How to Ground Your Brand Purpose in Reality

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - When you set out on your purpose journey, what steps can you take to ensure that your purpose will be genuinely transformational for your business? In the ten years that we’ve been championing purpose and helping organisations to craft purpose-led visions, we’ve learned lessons about how to ensure that purpose sticks. Above all, we’ve seen how vital it is for purpose to be grounded in reality. Right from the start, you must root your purpose in the political, economic, social and technological context in which you operate. We call this the ‘dig’ phase: a period of intensive research and analysis of the current environment and future trends that affect your business.

Neighbourly Helping Businesses Align Philanthropic Efforts with SDGs
Neighbourly Helping Businesses Align Philanthropic Efforts with SDGs

COLLABORATION - Companies including SABMiller, Dow, Novozymes, and many others have begun to align their corporate responsibility targets with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since the United Nations (UN) launched them in September.

Millercoors Showcases Commitment to Alcohol Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Community Investment in 2016 Sustainability Report
Millercoors Showcases Commitment to Alcohol Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Community Investment in 2016 Sustainability Report

PRESS RELEASE - CHICAGO (July 18, 2016) – MillerCoors released its 2016 Sustainability Report, which provides a comprehensive review of the company’s 2015 efforts in the areas of alcohol responsibility, environmental stewardship and community investment. The nation’s second largest brewer continues to help prevent drunk driving and underage consumption, reduce water use and brewery waste, and create equal opportunities for women in beer.

BillerudKorsnäs Finds Business Opportunity in the SDGs
BillerudKorsnäs Finds Business Opportunity in the SDGs

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Increased environmental awareness will lead to completely new demands being placed on the packaging industry. BillerudKorsnäs, a Swedish provider of sustainable paper packaging materials and solutions, sees this challenge as a business opportunity. When BillerudKorsnäs’ partner, the French research platform Tara Expeditions, recently made a stopover in Miami on the way to the Pacific Ocean for an 18-month expedition, BillerudKorsnäs invited stakeholders in its U.S. market to discuss how the packaging industry can contribute in this regard.

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How SABMiller Is Furthering the SDGs to Help the World ‘Prosper’
How SABMiller Is Furthering the SDGs to Help the World ‘Prosper’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - International brewing company SABMiller released its 2016 Sustainable Development Report this week, detailing cuts to environmental impacts and updates to its ‘Prosper’ sustainability ambition to align more closely with the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNGC Recognizes Novozymes' Claus Stig Pedersen as One of Ten 2016 Local SDG Pioneers
UNGC Recognizes Novozymes' Claus Stig Pedersen as One of Ten 2016 Local SDG Pioneers

LEADERSHIP - Today at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016 in New York, Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Corporate Sustainability at biotech giant Novozymes, was announced as one of ten 2016 Local Pioneers of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Report: How Digital Solutions Can Drive Progress Toward the UN SDGs
Report: How Digital Solutions Can Drive Progress Toward the UN SDGs

CLEANTECH - The information and communication technologies (ICT) sector can play a vital role in helping achieve the objectives of the United Nation’s (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to new analysis prepared for the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) by Accenture Strategy. This would involve deploying an array of digital solutions to improve the quality of people’s lives, achieve equitable growth and protect the environment.

Communicating purpose through brand among top drivers of corporate leadership: new poll of experts
Communicating purpose through brand among top drivers of corporate leadership: new poll of experts

PRESS RELEASE - Integrating purpose through a common brand promise and aligning sustainability strategy with internal culture and values are key drivers of corporate leadership according to the findings of the just-released 2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Sustainable Brands.  The Sustainability Leaders Survey tracks expert opinions on the evolution of the sustainability agenda for two decades, along with views on the leaders and institutions most responsible for driving it forward. This is the first edition of the survey since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change in late 2015.

Sustainable Water Management and Facilitating Global Access to Clean Water: Addressing SDG 6
Sustainable Water Management and Facilitating Global Access to Clean Water: Addressing SDG 6

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Although roughly 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, drinkable water is increasingly becoming a scarce resource. The United Nations has defined access to clean water as one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals; BASF supports the SDGs and is committed to a responsible use of water along the entire value chain.

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Gatekeepers to Gateways: Trade Associations Key to Gaining Ground in Industry Sustainability
Gatekeepers to Gateways: Trade Associations Key to Gaining Ground in Industry Sustainability

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The recent launch of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the commitment last month of over 170 countries to the Paris climate agreement illustrate global consensus regarding the sustainability issues we need to tackle to put society and the planet on a secure path.

Smart Partnerships, IoT, Certifications Helping Brands Meet Consumer Demand for Better Products
Smart Partnerships, IoT, Certifications Helping Brands Meet Consumer Demand for Better Products

CLEANTECH - Since the introduction of the first ecolabels and standards for organic products in the late 1980s and '90s, sustainability standards and certifications have proliferated across myriad industries. From food to manufactured goods, standards and certifications are helping consumers and businesses alike make better purchasing decisions to ensure they respect the triple bottom line.

Stakeholder Relations - Invest in It Before You Need to Rely on It
Stakeholder Relations - Invest in It Before You Need to Rely on It

COLLABORATION - As the world’s leading chemical company, BASF has products in all kinds of industries; it employs 112,000 employees globally, services a variety of customers, and has relationships with shareholders and a large numbers of societal stakeholders. Any company’s set of relevant stakeholders in business, government and civil society will change with time; a clear picture is essential for effective engagement. Rather than relying on inflexible stakeholder mapping tools, it might be more appropriate to have skilled people and organizational structures in place for ongoing stakeholder analysis and engagement.

7 Trends at the Intersection of Sustainability and Purpose to Watch This Year
7 Trends at the Intersection of Sustainability and Purpose to Watch This Year

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - There is widespread consensus in the global Sustainable Brands community that purpose is trending in the business world, especially among brands that are looking beyond the next quarter and trying to figure out how to thrive in the middle and long run. Such brands are not only wisely taking actions to future-proof themselves, but are also smartly leveraging a strong zeitgeist of purpose-driven behavior in society in general – that verifiable wave of health-conscious consumers, meaning- and balance-seeking employees, future-focused students and increasingly influential faith-based and spiritual communities.

SDG #2: Young Entrepreneurs Are Key to Feeding the World
SDG #2: Young Entrepreneurs Are Key to Feeding the World

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Building a stronger and more equitable food system requires the fresh thinking, talents, and skills of our youth. We have the potential to feed everyone, including the millions of people globally who are most vulnerable to hunger and its serious consequences. Having worked for one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies for more than a decade, I know that the next generation of farmers, business managers, NGOs, public advocates, and students can together help us reach the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goal aimed at ending hunger (SDG 2).

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Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Join Market Research Partnership to Tackle SDGs
Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Join Market Research Partnership to Tackle SDGs

COLLABORATION - There is yet another new group that can be filed under Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. Yesterday, Unilever and several industry partners announced the creation of an open platform to share their ideas, data, and insights on addressing key global challenges.

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