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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.

How the Cocoa Industry Can and Must Change to Tackle the Climate Crisis
How the Cocoa Industry Can and Must Change to Tackle the Climate Crisis

SUPPLY CHAIN - Ceres’ new Investor Brief on Cocoa identifies three key challenges posed to the cocoa industry by shifting social and environmental conditions, and the actions companies can take today to mitigate the material financial risks embedded in cocoa supply chains.

Kimberly-Clark, Kotex to Mentor Startups Focused on Women’s Health, Access to Sanitation
Kimberly-Clark, Kotex to Mentor Startups Focused on Women’s Health, Access to Sanitation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Toilet Board Coalition’s Women in the Sanitation Economy Innovation Lab has chosen five women-led, early-stage startups focused on women’s reproductive health and hygiene; and improving access to safe, sustainable sanitation options in underserved areas.

How Fairtrade Protects Company Supply Chains — and Brand Reputations
How Fairtrade Protects Company Supply Chains — and Brand Reputations

SUPPLY CHAIN - We caught up with Peg Willingham, newly minted Executive Director of Fairtrade America, to clear up the confusion around the concept of “fair trade”; and hear why Fairtrade is more important than ever.

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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.

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? 

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.

We Need Safe Water to Fight COVID-19 — And We Need to Provide It Now
We Need Safe Water to Fight COVID-19 — And We Need to Provide It Now

COLLABORATION - Now that we have entered a moment of heightened global awareness of safe water as a cornerstone of public health and community well-being, we must join hands with others to make the investments needed to save lives. 

Nimble Nonprofit Pivots to Fulfill Its Purpose During the Pandemic
Nimble Nonprofit Pivots to Fulfill Its Purpose During the Pandemic

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Desai Foundation’s advice to purpose-driven organizations dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic is to look beyond the immediate practicalities and be open to new ways to deliver on end goals.

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Slowly But Surely, Fairphone Paving the Way to a More Ethical Electronics Industry
Slowly But Surely, Fairphone Paving the Way to a More Ethical Electronics Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - Latest Fairphone Impact Report reveals benefits of social and environmental programs; while LCA of the Fairphone 3 shows that using a smartphone for over 5 years can reduce CO2 emissions by about 40%.

Global Maker Challenge Finalists Tackling Food, Trade, Justice, Circularity
Global Maker Challenge Finalists Tackling Food, Trade, Justice, Circularity

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - This year’s global challenges centered around four themes: Sustainable and Healthy Food for All, Climate Change/Circular Economy, Innovation for Inclusive Trade, and Innovation for Peace and Justice.

Social Impact: A Sales Tool for the Post-Pandemic World
Social Impact: A Sales Tool for the Post-Pandemic World

WALKING THE TALK - While the majority of companies recognize that social impact is valuable, few have managed to successfully integrate it into one of the most mission-critical activities: their sales strategy.

Q&A: Dole ‘Promise’ Sees Shift to New, Shared Value Principles by 2025
Q&A: Dole ‘Promise’ Sees Shift to New, Shared Value Principles by 2025

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Dole Packaged Foods’ new sustainability commitment is based on a Japanese philosophy called 'sampo yochi' — in which business operates for the good of the seller, the buyer and society.

Ambitious Vision for Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry
Ambitious Vision for Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers Promises Greater Resilience for Textile Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New report highlights the huge potential of manmade fibers such as viscose, modal and lyocell to create a more sustainable future, and outlines a sector-wide vision that could revolutionize multiple industries.

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Sisters’ Social Enterprise Breaking the Cycle of Limited Personal Mobility in the UAE
Sisters’ Social Enterprise Breaking the Cycle of Limited Personal Mobility in the UAE

WASTE NOT - Meet Charicycles — the upcycled cycles that are helping improve mobility and air quality in Dubai, while improving the wellbeing and motivation of children in refugee camps.

SDGs Key to (Re)Building Tourism with an Eye Toward the Future
SDGs Key to (Re)Building Tourism with an Eye Toward the Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The travel industry has done a poor job integrating the SDGs into business operations and reporting on them. But the Goals offer guidance on how to develop destinations that can appropriately manage tourism’s footprint and minimize environmental impact while benefiting local communities.

Fairtrade America Calls for Democratization of Data Across Supply Chains
Fairtrade America Calls for Democratization of Data Across Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Farmers working within complex supply chains require democracy in data to obtain a living wage. If the goal is supply chain sustainability, then data needs to be shared among all stakeholders. 

Trending: Brands Continue Work to Build Traceable, Regenerative Ag Supply Chains
Trending: Brands Continue Work to Build Traceable, Regenerative Ag Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - In the name of continued improvement for the benefit and sustainability of their respective industries and the agricultural communities that supply them, Timberland and Hershey unveil new measures to ensure ethical supply chains for leather and cocoa, respectively.

Trending: Investors Show How to Stay the Future-Proof Course in a Post-COVID World
Trending: Investors Show How to Stay the Future-Proof Course in a Post-COVID World

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - A new toolkit provides a roadmap for addressing risks to the ‘S’ part of ESG investing; while a new case study validates the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation’s bet on a fossil-fuel-free portfolio.

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How 3 CPG Companies Invigorated Their Brands Through Plastic Neutrality
How 3 CPG Companies Invigorated Their Brands Through Plastic Neutrality

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Plastic Neutral Certification enabled these brands to immediately address the growing concerns of their customer base, tell unique stories on their sustainability commitment, and differentiate themselves from the competition on the aisle and in the customer’s mind.

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