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The Balancing Act of CSR: Meeting Community and Stakeholder Expectations
The Balancing Act of CSR: Meeting Community and Stakeholder Expectations

WALKING THE TALK - While some proponents of CSR would like to believe that all CSR efforts can be beneficial in some way, the facts indicate otherwise. CSR is not black and white, and not all CSR proposals are created equal.

Discerning Offsetting: The Right Projects Can Take You from Carbon-Neutral to Climate+
Discerning Offsetting: The Right Projects Can Take You from Carbon-Neutral to Climate+

BUSINESS CASE - By making informed decisions on carbon credit selection, sustainability-minded companies can go beyond simply being carbon neutral — to inspire customers and employees alike with life-changing impacts.

How Brands Are Influencing Better Behaviors, Legislation, Supply Chains
How Brands Are Influencing Better Behaviors, Legislation, Supply Chains

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - On the fourth and final day of SB’19 Detroit, a host of brands shared lessons learned from efforts to engage consumers on everything from more sustainable food choices and healthier masculinity to much-needed changes in policy.

AI, Biomaterials, Circularity: The A-B-Cs of a Flourishing Future
AI, Biomaterials, Circularity: The A-B-Cs of a Flourishing Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - On Monday and Tuesday at SB’19 Detroit, dozens of encouraging stories and divergent strategies emerged from the growing roster of organizations on a mission to improve some of our most common products and services.

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BASF, Estée Lauder, RSPO Partner to Enhance Sustainable Palm Oil Production
BASF, Estée Lauder, RSPO Partner to Enhance Sustainable Palm Oil Production

SUPPLY CHAIN - The goal is to improve farmer livelihoods and their sustainable production of palm oil and palm kernel oil, through continuous education and technical support on implementing and maintaining sustainable palm oil practices.

The Body Shop’s Fairly Traded Recycled Plastic Highlights Human Side of Plastic Crisis
The Body Shop’s Fairly Traded Recycled Plastic Highlights Human Side of Plastic Crisis

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Body Shop is launching its first Community Trade Recycled Plastic from Bengaluru, India. Along with fighting plastic pollution, the initiative aims to drive social change and help empower people.

Study of Diamond Mining Reveals Impact on Local Communities, Challenges Stereotypes
Study of Diamond Mining Reveals Impact on Local Communities, Challenges Stereotypes

SUPPLY CHAIN - Trucost finds the world’s large-scale diamond producers infuse billions of dollars in benefits into communities, provide higher than national average wages and are working to minimize environmental impacts.

Prudential Pledges $180M to Promote Financial Wellness for Opportunity Youth
Prudential Pledges $180M to Promote Financial Wellness for Opportunity Youth

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Largest private sector investment to date will prepare next generation of global workforce with education and training, build financially stable communities and help break the cycle of poverty.

KadAfrica: Cultivating Young Ugandan Women’s ‘Passion’ for Fruit Farming
KadAfrica: Cultivating Young Ugandan Women’s ‘Passion’ for Fruit Farming

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Not only can girls earn money for themselves and their families, they can also access farmer training and classes on a range of subjects, including financial literacy, reproductive health, farming and entrepreneurship.

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Solar Mamas: Empowering Women to ‘Flip the Switch’ to Better Health, Renewable Energy
Solar Mamas: Empowering Women to ‘Flip the Switch’ to Better Health, Renewable Energy

CLEANTECH - Law firm Hogan Lovells has partnered with Barefoot College International to empower mostly illiterate women from off-grid areas around the world by training them as solar engineers, or “Solar Mamas.”

Could Diversification, Bean-less Brews Hold Keys to Coffee Sustainability?
Could Diversification, Bean-less Brews Hold Keys to Coffee Sustainability?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new report says crop diversification will help Vietnamese coffee farmers reduce their CO2 footprint, but makers of a new beverage that’s the molecular equivalent of coffee posit that it could be the wave of a climate-changed future.

Wisdom Fund Aims to Close Lending Gap for Women
Wisdom Fund Aims to Close Lending Gap for Women

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - New impact investment vehicle provides funding to underserved women of color and low-income women entrepreneurs across the US.

Hilton Challenges Its Hospitality Teams to Step Up Soap Recycling
Hilton Challenges Its Hospitality Teams to Step Up Soap Recycling

WASTE NOT - Hilton is ramping up its soap-collecting efforts around the world, with a goal of recycling 1 million bars for Clean the World to distribute on Global Handwashing Day (October 15).

Values-Based Investment Platform COIN Offers Portfolios Aligned with SDGs
Values-Based Investment Platform COIN Offers Portfolios Aligned with SDGs

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Backed by John Hancock, COIN offers customers eight Impact Areas to invest in with as little as $50.

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Living Incomes for Farmers Key to Ensuring Sustainability of Cocoa
Living Incomes for Farmers Key to Ensuring Sustainability of Cocoa

SUPPLY CHAIN - New Fairtrade Foundation campaign calls on the UK government and companies to end ‘shameful’ exploitation of cocoa farmers by 2030, in line with the SDGs.

How VSP Global Drives Growth, Impact Through Purpose
How VSP Global Drives Growth, Impact Through Purpose

WALKING THE TALK - The optical health company’s goal to “provide access to affordable, high-quality eye care and eyewear to the world” guides business development, branding, product innovation and other integral operations.

Classroom-in-a-Backpack Bringing Education to the Masses in Off-Grid Bangladesh
Classroom-in-a-Backpack Bringing Education to the Masses in Off-Grid Bangladesh

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Light of Hope had the rather ingenious idea of fitting a solar panel-powered classroom into a backpack.

SupplyShift-Ulula Partnership to Amplify Worker Voices in Supply Chains
SupplyShift-Ulula Partnership to Amplify Worker Voices in Supply Chains

COLLABORATION - Collaboration will allow companies to gain data-backed insight into worker treatment in their supply chains.

New Reporting Standard Aims to Drive Finance Towards SDGs
New Reporting Standard Aims to Drive Finance Towards SDGs

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Now, projects seeking funding must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of a third-party assessor, that they advance the SDGs.

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How Smart Tech Is Bringing Toilets to the Masses Across the Developing World
How Smart Tech Is Bringing Toilets to the Masses Across the Developing World

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Did you hear the story of the little girl in India who called the police to report her dad over a toilet?

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