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IKEA, Unilever Sowing More Seeds for a Plant-Based Food Future
IKEA, Unilever Sowing More Seeds for a Plant-Based Food Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With the global plant-based meat and foods markets growing like a tsunami, it’s no wonder that more and more global food companies are positioning themselves to ride the wave.

Is Black Friday Dying? Consumers Say They Want to Spend Less This Holiday Season
Is Black Friday Dying? Consumers Say They Want to Spend Less This Holiday Season

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - New GlobeScan research found that 77% of consumers are interested in choosing products that last longer, and 53% said they were interested in buying fewer things, in general. But there remains a gap between intention and action.

Trending: H&M, Houdini Eliminating More Waste from Fashion
Trending: H&M, Houdini Eliminating More Waste from Fashion

WASTE NOT - H&M’s latest collection includes garments made from recycled metals; circular, bio-based fabrics and food waste; while Houdini Sportswear has open-sourced the design of its Mono Air Houdi, to guide the industry toward further circularity.

Global Banks Launch Industry Standard for Measuring, Reporting Financed Emissions
Global Banks Launch Industry Standard for Measuring, Reporting Financed Emissions

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The industry-led Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials' new methodology enables banks to measure and disclose the emissions associated with their financed activities.

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Operating vs Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: The Difference and Why It Matters
Operating vs Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: The Difference and Why It Matters

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The tremendous work to reduce operational carbon from buildings in recent years can be seen in the rise of net-zero energy buildings. But without a comparable focus on reducing embodied carbon in construction materials, that work will not lead to the hoped-for mitigation of climate change.

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Day 1: ‘The Most Vulnerable Are Always in Your Supply Chain’
UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Day 1: ‘The Most Vulnerable Are Always in Your Supply Chain’

SUPPLY CHAIN - What links the two major themes to emerge from the day — COVID and climate — is the need for companies to take steps to assist vulnerable people in supply chains, and to ensure their needs are always taken into account. 

Why Real Estate Needs a Seat at the Table in a Sustainable Future
Why Real Estate Needs a Seat at the Table in a Sustainable Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In the months and years to come, the real estate sector must play a critical role in creating a decarbonized environment — helping society prepare, respond, re-enter and ultimately re-imagine a sustainable future.

Report: Small Behavioral Interventions with Pilots Add Up to Massive Savings for Airlines
Report: Small Behavioral Interventions with Pilots Add Up to Massive Savings for Airlines

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - A new whitepaper details an 8-month study conducted with Virgin Atlantic — in which a behavioral intervention with pilots created $6.1M in fuel savings, and demonstrated the most cost-effective carbon-abatement solution in history.

Why a Solutions-Focused Mindset Is Essential for Creating a Sustainable Future
Why a Solutions-Focused Mindset Is Essential for Creating a Sustainable Future

LEADERSHIP - Rather than dwelling on problems, a solutions-centered focus — within individuals, organizations, governments, etc — naturally leads to breaking negative feedback loops, feelings of hopelessness, and cycles of redundant and unproductive work.

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Why Wait for Regulation — Instead of Doing Better Now?
Why Wait for Regulation — Instead of Doing Better Now?

BUSINESS CASE - Corporations are afraid of their costs rising — shareholder interests demand a high return on investment in order for companies to remain profitable and competitive. But it simply will not remain viable to be a corporation that doesn’t address its impact on the environment.

Designing for Circularity Turns Fashion Waste into a Viable Resource
Designing for Circularity Turns Fashion Waste into a Viable Resource

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As we continue to weather a pandemic, and the industry and brands rethink longer-term existential strategies, we face a rare opportunity for change — to future-proof the entire fashion industry for the long run.

More and More of Us Are Driving a Circular Economy in Our Own Homes
More and More of Us Are Driving a Circular Economy in Our Own Homes

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Electronic waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream. But 100,000 tonnes of e-waste could be avoided, if we fixed just 10% of perfectly repairable appliances. The appetite for repair is growing and I believe this approach is here to stay.

COVID, Customers Lead MGM to Open First Smoke-Free Las Vegas Strip Resort
COVID, Customers Lead MGM to Open First Smoke-Free Las Vegas Strip Resort

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The implications of Park MGM’s move to go smoke-free within the COVID-19 pandemic are important to consider. Perhaps COVID is the nudge the industry needs to prioritize people’s health and eliminate smoking on casino floors.

Q&A: Embedding Diversity, Inclusion Into the World’s Largest Chemical Company
Q&A: Embedding Diversity, Inclusion Into the World’s Largest Chemical Company

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - BASF has been recognized as a leader for its work to become a diverse and inclusive workplace, but Peter Eckes — BASF’s President of Global Bioscience — recognizes that much work remains to be done.

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Companies Must Follow Climate Science Straight to Capitol Hill
Companies Must Follow Climate Science Straight to Capitol Hill

MARKETING AND COMMS - Setting climate goals and claiming leadership while supporting laws that would oppose the realization of those goals is not just bad for a company’s reputation and the hiring of young talent — such misalignment also poses a systemic risk that is of increasing concern to investors.

Q&A: FSC on the Role of Brands in the Fight Against Climate Change
Q&A: FSC on the Role of Brands in the Fight Against Climate Change

SUPPLY CHAIN - As Forest Stewardship Council Director General Kim Carstensen explains, the certification helps brands take climate action by offering a simple way for consumers to make a difference, connected to tangible impacts in forests.

The North Face’s Explore Fund Council to Help Create Equity in the Outdoors
The North Face’s Explore Fund Council to Help Create Equity in the Outdoors

WALKING THE TALK - Launching in 2021, the celebrity-led Explore Fund Council will focus on accelerating culturally relevant exploration opportunities and connecting diverse communities to the benefits of outdoor exploration.

Gillette Reveals Men’s Feelings on Sustainability in 2020, Brand Goals for 2030
Gillette Reveals Men’s Feelings on Sustainability in 2020, Brand Goals for 2030

MARKETING AND COMMS - A global study by Gillette found that men are taking environmental concerns more seriously, as a result of COVID-19. And the company raises the bar for itself with the launch of its Ambition 2030 goals.

Meet the Punk Beer Brand Ripping Up the Rulebook to Protect Our Planet
Meet the Punk Beer Brand Ripping Up the Rulebook to Protect Our Planet

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It would be easy to view BrewDog as little more than stunt-based marketing experts. But the company has been busy making sure to leave a more impactful dent on our culture, putting the all-important issue of climate change front and center.

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Mastercard Partners to Digitally Empower Small Businesses in Latin America
Mastercard Partners to Digitally Empower Small Businesses in Latin America

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Bancolombia, Banco Galicia, Citibanamex and Mercado Libre are part of the Partnership, committed to accelerate business recovery and inclusive growth efforts in the region.

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