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EVERFI Commits $100M to End Systemic Social, Economic Inequity in K-12 Schools
EVERFI Commits $100M to End Systemic Social, Economic Inequity in K-12 Schools

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The social impact education provider will offer free digital education and tools to close gaps that lead to long-term, systemic inequalities for at-risk students.

73% of Execs Agree: Companies Must Take Stands on Social Justice Issues
73% of Execs Agree: Companies Must Take Stands on Social Justice Issues

WALKING THE TALK - But many executives cite barriers — such as pleasing too many stakeholders with differing views — as part of Corporate America’s challenge in making authentic progress on social issues.

Why the American Lung Association Supports Renewable Fuels
Why the American Lung Association Supports Renewable Fuels

CLEANTECH - Experts with the ALA recognize that biodiesel not only reduces carbon emissions but can also provide health benefits associated with cleaner air.

Primark and CottonConnect: Bringing Sustainable Cotton from Field to Fashion
Primark and CottonConnect: Bringing Sustainable Cotton from Field to Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme — potentially the largest independent programme managed by a fashion retailer — enables it to trace the source of its sustainable cotton, right down to the community it was grown in.

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Brands for Good: How the World’s Largest Consumer Brands Are 'Accelerating Culture Change'
Brands for Good: How the World’s Largest Consumer Brands Are 'Accelerating Culture Change'

MARKETING AND COMMS - A who’s who of field experts, creatives and C-suite leaders gathered at Sustainable Brands’ latest virtual event to share the latest insights, research and progress toward advancing and scaling sustainable consumer behavior and lifestyle changes.

Science Based Targets Initiative Developing Global Standard for Corporate Net-Zero Targets
Science Based Targets Initiative Developing Global Standard for Corporate Net-Zero Targets

THE NEXT ECONOMY - SBTi has released a new paper that lays the foundations for establishing credible, science-based net-zero targets for the corporate sector.

Facing Finance's Race Problem: How a Diverse Financial System Can Narrow Inequality
Facing Finance's Race Problem: How a Diverse Financial System Can Narrow Inequality

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - When everyone involved in financial product development looks the same — either on paper, or by the color of their skin — then, what we ultimately create often fuels inequality.

Why Self-Regulation of Cocoa Sourcing Is a Conflict of Interest
Why Self-Regulation of Cocoa Sourcing Is a Conflict of Interest

SUPPLY CHAIN - Without oversight or a watchdog, what imperative do companies have to make a tangible impact on the livelihoods of cocoa farmers over increasing profit margins? 

What Is Ocean-Bound Plastic? And Does It Really Matter?
What Is Ocean-Bound Plastic? And Does It Really Matter?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - To fully address the plastic waste challenge, it is urgent to capture as much of it as possible. Diverting ocean-bound plastics is a worthy cause, but it only scratches the surface of the broader challenge of mismanaged waste.

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Sustainability, Equity and Resilient Design
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Sustainability, Equity and Resilient Design

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Here, Purpose Built Communities president Carol Naughton discusses how sustainability and designing for resiliency can help to end intergenerational poverty, strengthen economically diverse communities and aid in neighborhood revitalization.

Report: Unlocking Manufacturer Innovation Key to Achieving Circular Fashion
Report: Unlocking Manufacturer Innovation Key to Achieving Circular Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - With the COVID-19 and climate crises threatening industry’s dominant business model — which is based on continued growth in production — circular models will need to be at the heart of fashion’s growth plans going forward.

Building Back Better Demands More Thoughtful Tourism
Building Back Better Demands More Thoughtful Tourism

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - COVID-19 has demonstrated that changes must be made in order to support and secure the future of travel. Along with elevated safety protocols, a genuine commitment to sustainability provides a roadmap to a more responsible travel industry.

Planned Obsolescence and Your Right to Repair
Planned Obsolescence and Your Right to Repair

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Have you ever wondered why some consumer goods don't last? From cell phones to household appliances and clothing to automobile tires, some products we use every day could last much longer. But they don't.

Growing Pressure on Brands to Cut Supply Link Tainted with Uyghur Forced Labor
Growing Pressure on Brands to Cut Supply Link Tainted with Uyghur Forced Labor

SUPPLY CHAIN - State-sanctioned camps, forced labor and cultural genocide are something no company should be involved with, directly or indirectly.

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The Role of Business in the Racial Equity and Justice Movement
The Role of Business in the Racial Equity and Justice Movement

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Every problem that confronts the US today can be traced back to racist ideology. Businesses cannot survive on just the small percentage of the very wealthy buying goods. Mass incarceration, poverty, healthcare disparities — all of these issues affect your bottom line and profits.

US Plastics Pact Aims to Ignite Further Change Toward Circular Economy for Plastic
US Plastics Pact Aims to Ignite Further Change Toward Circular Economy for Plastic

COLLABORATION - 60+ brands, retailers, government agencies, and NGOs collaborate to advance all plastic packaging to become reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

Algramo Brings Refillable, Waste-Free Cleaning Products to NYC
Algramo Brings Refillable, Waste-Free Cleaning Products to NYC

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In partnership with major brands and small business owners, Algramo gives consumers a better way to refill household-name cleaning products through a cost effective, smart dispensing system.

#JustBrands: To Push Cultural Change, Brands Must Unpack Their ‘BAGS’
#JustBrands: To Push Cultural Change, Brands Must Unpack Their ‘BAGS’

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - After a humbling, informative and inspiring first day, day two of Sustainable Brands’ Just Brands virtual event examined case studies of DEI excellence in practice.

Fashion, Beauty Brands Pushing the Envelope with Sustainable Packaging Stories
Fashion, Beauty Brands Pushing the Envelope with Sustainable Packaging Stories

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Sustainable packaging is on track to becoming the norm in both industries, leaving the thing that sets brands apart as the way they communicate the message.

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#JustBrands: To Effectively Address Equity, Brands Need to Rebuild From Within
#JustBrands: To Effectively Address Equity, Brands Need to Rebuild From Within

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Day 1 of Sustainable Brands’ Just Brands virtual event brought together business, racial justice and social good leaders for frank discussions on the context for racial inequities in the US, what equity really means in 2020, and businesses' role in creating it.

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