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A Common Thread: Timberland on Its Company-Wide Culture of Sustainability
A Common Thread: Timberland on Its Company-Wide Culture of Sustainability

WALKING THE TALK - News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship – in an era when the private sector is increasingly expected to play a positive role in improving our lives and societies. This is the 11th article in the series.

The 2 Most Important Pages of Your Sustainability Report
The 2 Most Important Pages of Your Sustainability Report

MARKETING AND COMMS - We’ve done a lot of thinking, and writing, over the years about the broad topic of corporate sustainability and citizenship reporting (see here and here for examples). But for this post, I’m going to narrow the focus to what I believe are the two most important pages of your report: the CEO Letter. Why? Simply put: It’s concise, it comes from the top, and (if properly constructed) it provides readers with critical insight into your citizenship approach — all in the span of one or two (hopefully not three) pages.

Target’s $14-Million Move Will Help More Kids Play Youth Soccer
Target’s $14-Million Move Will Help More Kids Play Youth Soccer

PRESS RELEASE - Soccer is one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S., with more than 9 million kids playing in youth soccer leagues last year alone. But getting in the game isn’t always easy—costs for equipment and registration fees can add up fast, and in some neighborhoods, there are no playing fields for miles around.

Member Spotlight: Nestlé’s Nelson Switzer shares what inspires his sustainability work
Member Spotlight: Nestlé’s Nelson Switzer shares what inspires his sustainability work

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Photo credit: Michael Cummo / Hearst Connecticut MediaNelson Switzer (@NelsonSwitzer), Chief Sustainability Officer at Nestlé Waters North America, discusses a beta project with environmental and social economists and what keeps the field of sustainability exciting for him. Read on to learn about Nelson’s time as a Karate instructor for inner-city youth, what he wishes people would stop saying about the nature of sustainability and more.

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P&G Elevates Its Racial Equality Discussion
P&G Elevates Its Racial Equality Discussion

PRESS RELEASE - Today, consumers increasingly expect companies to address social justice issues, with nearly nine-in-ten (87%) citing racial equality as an issue they would like companies to prioritize. Some companies have tried to shed light on the topic, but with little understanding of the community, their efforts backfired. However, one company with a longstanding history of support for racial equality recently dared to share a bold message.

'The Economy as Servant, Rather Than Master, of Nature': Fritjof Capra on Ecological Economics
'The Economy as Servant, Rather Than Master, of Nature': Fritjof Capra on Ecological Economics

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In a recent interview with author, educator and activist Fritjof Capra, we discussed the Earth Charter, an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century.

TSC: Supplier Engagement Better Equips Business to Tackle Supply Chain Sustainability Issues
TSC: Supplier Engagement Better Equips Business to Tackle Supply Chain Sustainability Issues

SUPPLY CHAIN - Integrating sustainability measurement, tools and practices into supply chains allows businesses create more sustainable consumer products and avoid risks to their bottom line says a new report from The Sustainability Consortium (TSC).

The 'Dirty Words' of Sustainability Messaging: Why We Need a New Approach
The 'Dirty Words' of Sustainability Messaging: Why We Need a New Approach

MARKETING AND COMMS - It’s no surprise that people simply do not want to talk about sustainability — and why it’s important in the first place.

Trending: New Netflix Films Tackle Climate Change, Factory Farming, GMOs
Trending: New Netflix Films Tackle Climate Change, Factory Farming, GMOs

MARKETING AND COMMS - Netflix has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, quickly emerging as an essential for Gen Z, Millennials and Baby Boomers alike. While shows such as "House of Cards" and "Thirteen Reasons Why" are the entertainment hub’s bread and butter, Netflix is now hoping to leverage its influence to turn viewers’ attention towards critical environmental and social issues. The network has signed on two new films that seek to bring the issues surrounding climate change and GMOs to the mainstream.

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‘The More You Sell, the Better You Make the World’: How Brands Can Create ‘The Good Economy’
‘The More You Sell, the Better You Make the World’: How Brands Can Create ‘The Good Economy’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Translated from Spanish — view original interview here. As more and more companies around the world realize the myriad benefits of “doing good” – to their reputations as well as to their bottom line, we’ve seen a surge of feel-good campaigns and initiatives aimed at engaging conscientious consumers. But are brands going far enough?

Member Spotlight: John Frey from HPE on the intersection of sustainability and spirituality
Member Spotlight: John Frey from HPE on the intersection of sustainability and spirituality

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Longtime SB Corporate Member, John Frey (@John_Frey), applies his diverse set of degrees in Safety Engineering, Divinity, and Missional Leadership to help customers come up with technological solutions to solve complex challenges while reducing environmental impact.

Why the Climate Movement Needs an Attitude Adjustment
Why the Climate Movement Needs an Attitude Adjustment

MARKETING AND COMMS - How do we stop climate change? This is the question of our generation: If we can answer it, we can stop the worst from happening — megadroughts, famine, cities sunk beneath the sea, and more.

Food Is a Human Right, Not a Commodity
Food Is a Human Right, Not a Commodity

WALKING THE TALK - Food is not a business like others. Food is not a commodity; it is not a consumer good - It is far more important. It is a human right, so defined by the United Nations. Food is part of each of us. Our food tells a point of view on the world, a meaning in life. But we have lost this meaning.

Why Monetization Should Not Be Used for Sustainability Accounting
Why Monetization Should Not Be Used for Sustainability Accounting

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - I have over the years developed a rule of thumb or criterion for assessing the efficacy of sustainability measurement and reporting methods that goes something like this: If it is possible for an organization to perform “well” according to the principles of a particular measurement and reporting system and yet still be putting vital resources or human wellbeing at risk, then the system itself fails on its face and should be rightly rejected.

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Are You JUST? The Benefits of Being a Practice-Centered Business
Are You JUST? The Benefits of Being a Practice-Centered Business

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - I still clearly recall a professional practice class in architecture school that made the distinction between two types of architecture firms: the Business-Centered Practice and the Practice-Centered Business. In my view, the former was a business that simply happened to practice architecture, while the latter existed to practice architecture and simply happened to function as a business.

Pepsi names North Carolina high school as Recycle Rally winner
Pepsi names North Carolina high school as Recycle Rally winner

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo has announced Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, as the first-place winner of the 2016–2017 nationwide Recycle Rally contest. The school recycled nearly 8.7 million bottles and cans during the school year, which PepsiCo says is the highest number recorded in the seven-year history of the Recycle Rally program. “Recycle Rally has provided more than 2,000 schools across the country the opportunity to make recycling easy, fun and rewarding,” says Tim Carey, senior director of sustainability at PepsiCo. “We are proud to offer leadership opportunities to students who are passionate about making positive changes in the environment. Students at Pine Forest exemplify how Recycle Rally participants can make an impact in their community and beyond.”

It Takes an Industry to Move the Needle on Sustainability
It Takes an Industry to Move the Needle on Sustainability

COLLABORATION - We can’t become sustainable by going it alone. This is the core tenet that has underpinned the vinyl industry’s sustainability efforts from the onset. As industry leaders first came together to talk about establishing a sustainability platform, there was a general consensus that this was an effort that had to be broad-based and encompass companies across the vinyl value chain.

What Might the Workplace Look Like by 2036?
What Might the Workplace Look Like by 2036?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Automation, artificial intelligence, the growth of the informal economy and shifts away from command-and-control power cultures are all trends that are profoundly shaping the workplace. But what will the future workplace look like? Of course, the honest answer is that we don’t really know.

SB'17 Detroit Highlights, Day 4: Human Capital, Better Business Models, and Knowing When to Shut Up and Listen
SB'17 Detroit Highlights, Day 4: Human Capital, Better Business Models, and Knowing When to Shut Up and Listen

COLLABORATION - How Detroit Can Become the Most Sustainable City in North America By Nithin Coca Joel Howrani Heeres It’s been an eventful week for Joel Howrani Heeres, the brand-new Sustainability Director for the city of Detroit, who welcomed over 1000 attendees at the final day plenary at SB ’17 Detroit, on what was just his fourth day on the job.

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SB’17 Detroit Highlights, Day 3: Show, Don’t Tell; Trust vs Truth, and Transformational Collaboration
SB’17 Detroit Highlights, Day 3: Show, Don’t Tell; Trust vs Truth, and Transformational Collaboration

BUSINESS CASE - Learning from Detroit: Designing a More Diverse, Prosperous and Equitable Economy by Mara Slade Image credit: TechTown In an afternoon panel packed with Detroit leaders, we heard firsthand how they are working in human-centered ways to grow the local economy and support Detroit entrepreneurs.

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