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SB'19 Detroit: Transparency, Alliances Unsnarling the Tangled Webs We Weave
SB'19 Detroit: Transparency, Alliances Unsnarling the Tangled Webs We Weave

SUPPLY CHAIN - Monday and Tuesday at SB'19 Detroit were full of rich discussions from brands, technology providers and alliances driving holistic changes in supply chains and other complex systems — and shining light on problems along the way.

Q&A: Nat Geo on Its Mission to ‘Activate’ Global Citizens, Drive Change Through Stories
Q&A: Nat Geo on Its Mission to ‘Activate’ Global Citizens, Drive Change Through Stories

LEADERSHIP - National Geographic’s efficacy lies at the nexus of science, entertainment and purpose. We spoke with CMO Jill Cress to learn how this ‘purpose-native’ media giant maximizes its impacts through strategic partnerships.

Forum for the Future: Building Collaboration at the Intersection of Vision and Action
Forum for the Future: Building Collaboration at the Intersection of Vision and Action

COLLABORATION - CEO Dr. Sally Uren has a realistic understanding of collaborations and shares how combining forces is the way forward.

A Sustainable Tobacco Company? Philip Morris International Thinks It’s Possible
A Sustainable Tobacco Company? Philip Morris International Thinks It’s Possible

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - In its 2018 Sustainability Report, the tobacco giant explains how it is finding success creating a smoke-free future by transforming its business.

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'The Voice of Society': Why Your Company Could Use a ‘Social Board’ of Directors
'The Voice of Society': Why Your Company Could Use a ‘Social Board’ of Directors

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The board of directors of any organization exists to provide vision and guidance. Ideally, they are meant to steer companies in the right direction, and keep them out of trouble.

No More Band-Aids: We Need a Radical New Plan, Report Warns
No More Band-Aids: We Need a Radical New Plan, Report Warns

WALKING THE TALK - Rising nationalism and global migration among seven trends impacting future of sustainability, according to a new report from Forum for the Future.

A New Approach to Materiality: Backcasting to Prioritize What Really Matters
A New Approach to Materiality: Backcasting to Prioritize What Really Matters

NEW METRICS - It's time for a reverse materiality assessment — rather than trying to divine what matters most by forecasting from the unsustainable present, we must prioritize by back-casting from the sustainable future.

Utopies: Localizing the Sustainable Economy
Utopies: Localizing the Sustainable Economy

COLLABORATION - This is one of a series of interviews by students and alumni from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) with practitioners from the Sustainable Brands community, on a variety of ways organizations can, and are, Redesigning the Good Life.

Q&A: How Social Design Is Creating New Markets, More Engaged Cultures
Q&A: How Social Design Is Creating New Markets, More Engaged Cultures

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - This is one of a series of interviews by students and alumni from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) with practitioners from the Sustainable Brands community, on a variety of ways organizations can, and are, Redesigning the Good Life.

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Less Medley, More Value: Creating a New Quality for Corporate Reporting
Less Medley, More Value: Creating a New Quality for Corporate Reporting

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - This week at the COP24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland, the discussion about how to implement the directives of the Paris Agreement is in full swing.

Self-Disrupt to Redesign the Future of Work
Self-Disrupt to Redesign the Future of Work

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — R. Buckminster Fuller

Here’s why it makes sense for companies to support climate-related disclosure
Here’s why it makes sense for companies to support climate-related disclosure

PRESS RELEASE - Mainstream investors are increasingly conscious of the impacts of climate change and they want to know how companies disclose and manage climate-related risks. The TCFD provides recommendations that aim to meet investors’ demand for just such information. By adopting the recommendations, companies signal they are considering, and reacting to, the impacts of climate change on their business. It is an important first step in helping the market to allocate capital in ways that drive the transition towards a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

Off-Hours Consumer Delivery Systems May Unlock Sustainability at Scale
Off-Hours Consumer Delivery Systems May Unlock Sustainability at Scale

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - This article originally appeared on MeetingoftheMinds.org on October 22, 2018.

Targeting Energy Use Along Product Life Cycles: 4 Steps to Achieving SDG 7
Targeting Energy Use Along Product Life Cycles: 4 Steps to Achieving SDG 7

CLEANTECH - 20 percent of the world population lacks access to modern electricity, but access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is crucial to achieving many of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from poverty alleviation via advancements in health, education, water supply and industrialization to mitigating climate change.

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Future Value, Submerged Value, 'ROP' & Other Facets of the ROI of Sustainability
Future Value, Submerged Value, 'ROP' & Other Facets of the ROI of Sustainability

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Last week at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 conference in Philadelphia, PA, over 300 delegates from brands, NGOs, strategists and practitioners across sectors gathered to share the newest credible tools and solutions for assessing the ROI of Sustainable Business.

#NewMetrics18: Dos, Don'ts, Tools and Topics Critical to Sustainability Communication
#NewMetrics18: Dos, Don'ts, Tools and Topics Critical to Sustainability Communication

NEW METRICS - Last week at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 conference in Philadelphia, PA, over 300 delegates from brands, NGOs, strategists and practitioners across sectors gathered to share the newest credible tools and solutions for assessing the ROI of Sustainable Business.

Quantis Endorses EMF New Plastics Economy Global Commitment
Quantis Endorses EMF New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

PRESS RELEASE - Plastic waste and pollution have captured the attention of the public, governments, and businesses around the world. The search for solutions has started, and there is growing recognition that quick-fixes that address the symptoms is not enough. To effectively switch off the tap on the plastic problem, a systemic shift to tackle the root causes is needed. To further accelerate the sense of urgency and momentum gaining around marine plastic litter, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Aligns To Big Goals In Environmental Sustainability, Signs New Plastics Economy Global Commitment
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Aligns To Big Goals In Environmental Sustainability, Signs New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

PRESS RELEASE - Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. today announced the company is joining an ambitious effort to move the world closer to a circular economy in which plastic never becomes waste. Together with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the UN Environment Programme, and many industry-leading companies, governments, and NGOs this commitment will strive to meet goals to tackle one of the most urgent environmental issues of our time: plastic waste and the necessity of consumer packaging reform.

Global, Multisector Commitments Aim to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source; Is It Enough?
Global, Multisector Commitments Aim to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source; Is It Enough?

COLLABORATION - NOTE: This article was updated on October 30, 2018 at 11:45am ET. A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organisations including many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs. For some signatories, the Global Commitment is just one facet of their plan to overhaul their approach to plastic. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), in collaboration with UN Environment, and was officially unveiled at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali today.

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Danone accelerates the transition towards a circular economy of packaging
Danone accelerates the transition towards a circular economy of packaging

PRESS RELEASE - Danone announces a series of new commitments and actions to ensure its packaging will become 100% circular, and to accelerate the global transition towards a circular economy of packaging. This includes (1) initiatives to improve product design and develop alternative delivery and reuse models, (2) investments to develop effective, efficient and inclusive systems for increased collection and recycling, to boost recycling and (3) actions to preserve natural resources by reintegrating recycled materials into our packaging and developing use of renewable materials.

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