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Brand-Led Culture Change Key to a Flourishing Future
Brand-Led Culture Change Key to a Flourishing Future

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - By prioritizing bold business imperatives and meeting deep human needs, brands can transform themselves into the leaders of a new, regenerative economy. But these initiatives cannot thrive in a closed system of communication.

‘Our Waters’ Documentary Highlights One Community’s Fight to Protect Its Coast from Commercial Exploitation
‘Our Waters’ Documentary Highlights One Community’s Fight to Protect Its Coast from Commercial Exploitation

MARKETING AND COMMS - As salmon demand has grown, so too have large-scale, environmentally destructive aquaculture projects. The community of Frenchman Bay, Maine is fighting a plan to build North America’s largest industrialized, open-net fish farms in their backyard.

Our Innate Psychology Is Fueling the Climate Crisis — Here’s How to Combat It
Our Innate Psychology Is Fueling the Climate Crisis — Here’s How to Combat It

MARKETING AND COMMS - We can’t keep communicating about climate change in ways that feed our evolutionary prejudices and continue kicking the can down the road. We must outsmart our biases using strategic communication tactics so we can take action when it matters — which is now. Here are 3 ways to hack our brains for climate action.

Politics and Purpose: The US Consumer Response to Purpose-Driven Marketing Across the Political Spectrum
Politics and Purpose: The US Consumer Response to Purpose-Driven Marketing Across the Political Spectrum

MARKETING AND COMMS - How does identifying with a certain political party, generation or minority group influence whether consumers think more highly or more disapprovingly of a brand taking on a cause? Here is what we learned.

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Great Expectations: Evaluating ESG Initiatives to Reach Target Consumers
Great Expectations: Evaluating ESG Initiatives to Reach Target Consumers

MARKETING AND COMMS - When it comes to ESG initiatives and their relationship to consumer behavior, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach; but leveraging ongoing research into consumer attitudes can help align corporate ESG initiatives that can help steer your brand through uncharted waters and changing sentiments.

Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Good Delivers Brand Trust and Loyalty While Driving Meaningful Change
Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Good Delivers Brand Trust and Loyalty While Driving Meaningful Change

MARKETING AND COMMS - When done thoughtfully, brands can use social media to champion sustainable living and generate positive outcomes that are favorable to people, the planet and their overall business results.

Campaigns from Fridays for Future, Universal Music Group Aim to Usher Young Voters to the Polls
Campaigns from Fridays for Future, Universal Music Group Aim to Usher Young Voters to the Polls

MARKETING AND COMMS - Fridays for Future reminds US voters about the real existential threat to our planetary health, while UMG launches new installments of its ‘Use Your Voice’ and ‘Pull Up to the Polls’ initiatives to support voter education and to help get young people to the polls this week.

New Metrics, New Narrative, New Models Reflect New Approaches to Ensuring Targeted Impacts
New Metrics, New Narrative, New Models Reflect New Approaches to Ensuring Targeted Impacts

NEW METRICS - One of many recurring themes at SB’22 San Diego was the need for a new lexicon and new metrics for the regeneration movement, which more accurately reflect the level of work and transformation needed to not only avert climate collapse but to enable a flourishing future for all.

‘If I Knew, I Would’: Why Brands Must Partner for Change at Scale
‘If I Knew, I Would’: Why Brands Must Partner for Change at Scale

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - COVID reshaped our capacity for collaborative change. We saw that, when people had the right information, they would act accordingly. We must help people understand how to participate in the sustainable economy and what their impact can be. Even more, we must change social norms so that people feel compelled to opt in.

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McCain Foods Enters the Metaverse with Regen Fries, Showing Potential of ‘Farms of the Future’
McCain Foods Enters the Metaverse with Regen Fries, Showing Potential of ‘Farms of the Future’

MARKETING AND COMMS - Through collaborations with Roblox and the first NFT-themed restaurant, Bored & Hungry, McCain is providing a fun way to help younger audiences understand the problems with conventional farming and the benefits of regenerative practices.

Generating Win-Wins: 4 Key Ingredients of Successful Social-Purpose Marketing
Generating Win-Wins: 4 Key Ingredients of Successful Social-Purpose Marketing

MARKETING AND COMMS - For a purpose-driven business, marketing must transform from traditional advertising to building a social-purpose ecosystem, requiring a fundamental shift in the way marketing is integrated and delivered. In a recent webinar, BCLC, PepsiCo and CLMBR discussed how they are shifting their marketing strategies to accelerate social purpose.

Tourism Pledges Expand in Scope, Intention as Industry Reinvents Itself
Tourism Pledges Expand in Scope, Intention as Industry Reinvents Itself

MARKETING AND COMMS - The success of tourism pledges lies with destinations, not travelers; and for any pledge to be effective, it must be used as part of a destination’s wider sustainable tourism strategy, rather than an isolated destination-management intervention.

Influencing the Influencers: How to Unlock Mass Adoption of Sustainable Products
Influencing the Influencers: How to Unlock Mass Adoption of Sustainable Products

MARKETING AND COMMS - We must not only create products that address environmental impact without compromising consumer experience, but also help consumers understand that they don’t compromise when they embrace more sustainable products. How? By influencing our industry’s influencers.

3rd Annual Fairtrade Mural Campaign Reminds Us All to Prioritize a Fair Deal for Farmers
3rd Annual Fairtrade Mural Campaign Reminds Us All to Prioritize a Fair Deal for Farmers

MARKETING AND COMMS - By celebrating the growers behind popular chocolate and tea brands, the murals remind the public to ‘Choose the world you want’ by supporting products and brands that help give farmers a sustainable livelihood.

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Amid Peak Fire Season, Coors Banquet Launches ‘Protect Our Protectors’ Program Benefiting Firefighters
Amid Peak Fire Season, Coors Banquet Launches ‘Protect Our Protectors’ Program Benefiting Firefighters

MARKETING AND COMMS - Proceeds from limited-edition Coors Banquet stubby bottles and a collaborative capsule collection with clothing brand Brixton benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

Crafting Transparency: Why Your Marketing Team Should Work Alongside Your ESG Team
Crafting Transparency: Why Your Marketing Team Should Work Alongside Your ESG Team

MARKETING AND COMMS - When companies miscommunicate sustainability information, there is usually no malicious intent but poor internal communication. Your marketing team will want to shout from the rooftop how sustainable your business is; but in a rush to do so, it can harm your brand — the very thing they have vowed to protect.

Study Shows Purpose-Driven Ads Fall Short in Gaining, Holding Attention; New Approaches Needed
Study Shows Purpose-Driven Ads Fall Short in Gaining, Holding Attention; New Approaches Needed

MARKETING AND COMMS - Joint research by GfK and the Goodvertising Agency reveals value of 'transformational campaigns that empower consumers, rather than those that tout product attributes.

Fashion Is Still Rife with Greenwashing; But There Is a Bigger Picture for the Guilty Brands
Fashion Is Still Rife with Greenwashing; But There Is a Bigger Picture for the Guilty Brands

MARKETING AND COMMS - Many would also argue that the fashion industry is not being judged harshly enough and gets away with a lot. But there are steps in the right direction and nuances within sustainability ‘misses’ which, if built on, will generate needed momentum.

Brand-Led Culture Change: A Primer on the Holy Grail of Today’s Purpose-Driven Brands
Brand-Led Culture Change: A Primer on the Holy Grail of Today’s Purpose-Driven Brands

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - On day one of Brand-Led Culture Change, brands, retailers, trend watchers and behavioral and cultural design experts examined the role and power of consumer-facing companies to create the socially and environmentally prosperous world we want to live in.

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Collaboration, Communication Key to Scaling Sustainable Forestry in Supply Chains
Collaboration, Communication Key to Scaling Sustainable Forestry in Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - In a recent webinar, FSC, Procter & Gamble and Stok discussed how companies can fulfill their role in the responsible sourcing and manufacturing of products derived from forests.

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