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SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond
SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At SB’s latest Trend Watching event, experts across a variety of fields and industries offered insights into how purpose-driven brands can effectively activate on everything from marketing to effective leadership to climate justice in our post-pandemic world.

The Zero-Waste Movement Is Taking Hold in the Restaurant Sector
The Zero-Waste Movement Is Taking Hold in the Restaurant Sector

WASTE NOT - For a growing number of restaurant operators and diners, our throwaway culture is no longer acceptable. The growing landscape of zero-waste dining and zero-waste restaurant logistics is cause for optimism that a low-waste restaurant industry is achievable. 

Trending: Major Brands Partner to Cultivate Regenerative Ag Supply Chains
Trending: Major Brands Partner to Cultivate Regenerative Ag Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Allbirds, icebreaker and Smartwool throw their weight behind the industry’s first regenerative wool platform; and The North Face and three other companies join Indigo Ag’s program to incentivize farmers to shift to regenerative practices.

To Be an Anti-Racist Brand: Start by Being Aware, Additive and Alive
To Be an Anti-Racist Brand: Start by Being Aware, Additive and Alive

WALKING THE TALK - The next frontier of sustainability is regeneration — building brands that actively restore and renew a system. And that’s as true for our systems that continue to allow racial injustice as for our environmental ecosystems.

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Dole’s ‘Sunshine for All’ Fund Strives to Close Gaps on Good Nutrition
Dole’s ‘Sunshine for All’ Fund Strives to Close Gaps on Good Nutrition

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The $2M annual fund will aim to address gaps of food affordability and waste, as well as accessibility and acceptability, around the world. Dole is seeking strategic partners to help develop solutions.

Corporations Can Support BIPOC Communities by Putting Their Money to Work
Corporations Can Support BIPOC Communities by Putting Their Money to Work

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - It is critical to understand and address the intersectional links between access to affordable housing, education, job creation and improved public health; and we look forward to continuing our work with organizations that target their dollars towards these needs within the communities they seek to serve.

TAZO, SZA Partner to Bring Climate Justice to Most Impacted US Communities
TAZO, SZA Partner to Bring Climate Justice to Most Impacted US Communities

COLLABORATION - The TAZO Tree Corps will work with American Forests to help bring cleaner air and combat climate change in communities of color across the US, by increasing ‘tree equity.’

Trending: Scalable, Circular Solutions Promise to Revolutionize Plastic Packaging
Trending: Scalable, Circular Solutions Promise to Revolutionize Plastic Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New innovations from Nature Valley and the winners of Closed Loop Partners’ Beyond the Bag challenge continue to chip away at consumer packaging waste.

Corporate Political Responsibility: The Missing Link in Companies’ ESG Strategies
Corporate Political Responsibility: The Missing Link in Companies’ ESG Strategies

WALKING THE TALK - The disconnect between many companies’ public sustainability ambitions and their non-public lobbying efforts can no longer be excused. The Erb Institute’s Corporate Political Responsibility Taskforce is helping companies connect the dots.

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Destinations Limit Visitors, Define Ideal Travelers to Mitigate Overtourism
Destinations Limit Visitors, Define Ideal Travelers to Mitigate Overtourism

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Popular destinations are increasingly prioritizing quality over quantity, dispersing travelers across larger geographic areas, and clearly defining the kind of travelers they want to attract. By addressing overtourism in this way, they also place locals’ wellbeing at the forefront.

New Plastic Credit Market Calls for Brands to Play a Key Role — Here's How
New Plastic Credit Market Calls for Brands to Play a Key Role — Here's How

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Plastic credits are poised to generate the momentum necessary to launch a circular plastic economy and give brands the opportunity to act. In order for brands to take action, they will need to follow these four priorities …

Latin America, Caribbean Embrace Transition to Circular Economy
Latin America, Caribbean Embrace Transition to Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A regional coalition, led by UNEP, will support access to financing by the public and private sector, with special emphasis on SMEs — to foster innovation and the implementation of specific projects in the region.

What Would You Do with $6M? Quantifying the Social Impact of a Super Bowl Ad
What Would You Do with $6M? Quantifying the Social Impact of a Super Bowl Ad

MARKETING AND COMMS - Reaching 100 million people at once comes at a high cost — but the sticker price of a Super Bowl ad comes with deeper implications, both for brands and society. What if that money was used for good?

Finally, a New Era for the Voluntary Carbon Market
Finally, a New Era for the Voluntary Carbon Market

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Thanks to some long-overdue digital transformations, carbon offsets can now be verified and issued on a near-real-time basis, software solutions handle costs and complexity, and accuracy is significantly enhanced. This is a win-win-win for project developers, carbon-offset buyers and the planet.

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#WhoMadeMyClothes: Transparency Has Become a Fashion-Industry Imperative
#WhoMadeMyClothes: Transparency Has Become a Fashion-Industry Imperative

SUPPLY CHAIN - When it comes to one of the world’s most polluting and exploitative industries, more and more consumers are demanding transparency. We have the technology to deliver end-to-end transparency and to support the reinvention of the fashion industry.

Landmark Review Calls for Nature to Be at the Center of Economic Decision-Making
Landmark Review Calls for Nature to Be at the Center of Economic Decision-Making

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The UK Government commissioned an independent, global Review on the Economics of Biodiversity in Spring 2019. The report urges policymakers to start valuing ecosystems and says GDP encourages unsustainable growth.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Sustainability, Climate Change Strategies
How COVID-19 Has Impacted Sustainability, Climate Change Strategies

THE NEXT ECONOMY - COVID-19 showed us that we can respond quickly to a crisis, and that industry collaboration is an achievable goal. Looking ahead, we have an opportunity to redefine our planet’s future by setting more ambitious sustainability goals and shortening the timeframe in which we deliver on them.

330+ Companies with Ambitious Science-Based Targets Exceeding Paris Emissions Goals
330+ Companies with Ambitious Science-Based Targets Exceeding Paris Emissions Goals

WALKING THE TALK - SBTi target-setters are ahead of schedule: Since setting targets, these companies are reducing annual emissions at a rate that exceeds the rate needed to limit warming to 1.5°C.

Trending: Welcome to the Age of Stakeholder Capitalism
Trending: Welcome to the Age of Stakeholder Capitalism

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Two global coalitions have committed to make good on their companies’ DEI commitments; and adhere to a new set of Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics, respectively. Larry Fink’s annual CEO letter expounds on the need for both.

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Global Innovation Competition Seeks Solutions to Microplastic Pollution
Global Innovation Competition Seeks Solutions to Microplastic Pollution

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Conservation X Labs’ $650,000 challenge aims to “harness planetary genius” to create solutions to replace plastic in textiles and textile manufacturing.

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