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Intrepid Travel Introduces 22 New ‘Impact Initiatives’ for 2022
Intrepid Travel Introduces 22 New ‘Impact Initiatives’ for 2022

THE NEXT ECONOMY - To provide experiences that enrich destination communities and travelers alike, the new initiatives span 16 countries and include activities such as meals at local establishments supporting women, migrants and seniors; and immersive tours preserving Indigenous and ethnic minority legacies.

5 Consumer Trends That Will Shape How Brands Source, Produce Goods in 2022
5 Consumer Trends That Will Shape How Brands Source, Produce Goods in 2022

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Consumer insights demonstrate need for brands to make good on their sustainability and human rights claims, and make it even easier for shoppers to shop their values.

Tony’s Chocolonely Aiming to Spark Further ‘Conversation’ with UK Chocolate Lovers
Tony’s Chocolonely Aiming to Spark Further ‘Conversation’ with UK Chocolate Lovers

MARKETING AND COMMS - The ethical chocolate maker has released three ‘Conversation Bars’ — available exclusively online and at Waitrose through January 25 — designed to provoke discussion around systemic issues in the chocolate supply chain.

Potty-Mouthed Campaign Raising Awareness of Lack of ‘F*ing Water’ for Canada’s Indigenous Communities
Potty-Mouthed Campaign Raising Awareness of Lack of ‘F*ing Water’ for Canada’s Indigenous Communities

MARKETING AND COMMS - Public Inc’s latest social-justice outcry, in collaboration with First Peoples Group, shines light on lack of government action to address insufficient access to clean water in nearly 70 Indigenous communities across Canada.

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Tony’s Chocolonely: The Advent of More Teachable Brand Moments?
Tony’s Chocolonely: The Advent of More Teachable Brand Moments?

MARKETING AND COMMS - “Tony’s has done a great job of raising awareness of an important issue; and there is a real risk that the overriding message that will be left, once the dust settles, is one of a brand getting it wrong — and that could undermine all of the important messaging that Tony’s tries to share through its purpose.”

Cotton Laundering Shows Risk of Business as Usual with China
Cotton Laundering Shows Risk of Business as Usual with China

SUPPLY CHAIN - China’s importance to global supply chains as a key source of raw materials and labor puts brands at high risk of inadvertently supporting forced labor. Right now, the focus is on the garment industry; but other industries should pay close attention and ensure they are closely monitoring their entire supply chains.

Innovation for Good Driving Both Internal and External Impacts for Kohler
Innovation for Good Driving Both Internal and External Impacts for Kohler

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - What happens when a company empowers its associates to think creatively and innovate with a social purpose? You find yourself with a potent strategic framework for solving for some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.

Conscientious Consumption: The SB 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Conscientious Consumption: The SB 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

WALKING THE TALK - With no end in sight to the pandemic and its many ripple effects, we can all use a little bit of brightness in our lives! So, here are some of the many companies, platforms and products aligned with a more intentional approach to consumption, that we’d be happy to support anytime.

Attention, Business Leaders: Environmental Rights, Human Rights Inextricably Linked
Attention, Business Leaders: Environmental Rights, Human Rights Inextricably Linked

WALKING THE TALK - Perhaps the takeaway of the week is that the ‘next 10 years’ of business and human rights coincide with the 2030 deadline for us to halve carbon emissions — and that environmental rights are now very clearly seen as human rights. Companies pursuing a net-zero strategy must make human rights central, too.

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2021 a ‘Landmark’ for Corporate Human Rights Litigation
2021 a ‘Landmark’ for Corporate Human Rights Litigation

WALKING THE TALK - On day two of the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, delegates discussed how environmental damage is being viewed as a human rights violation in a growing number of court cases around the world — and that the UN Guiding Principles may increasingly be criteria in court judgements.

Where Is the New Roadmap for Business and Human Rights Taking Us?
Where Is the New Roadmap for Business and Human Rights Taking Us?

SUPPLY CHAIN - As delegates from the UN launched the roadmap at day one of this year's Business and Human Rights Forum, full respect for human rights by business was described as a strategic — not just an operational — issue, requiring a change of corporate culture and of business models.

Natural Resources: Brands Partnering with Indigenous Communities on Forest Conservation
Natural Resources: Brands Partnering with Indigenous Communities on Forest Conservation

COLLABORATION - Consumer goods brands and retailers aiming to diminish their climate impacts or even become forest positive can find cost-effective solutions to protect forests when they partner with indigenous communities on the ground.

Roots of Change: How Fairtrade Is Unlocking Climate Resilience, Fairer Incomes for Cocoa Farmers
Roots of Change: How Fairtrade Is Unlocking Climate Resilience, Fairer Incomes for Cocoa Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - In a recent webinar, representatives from throughout the Fairtrade ecosystem, along with partners Lidl and Tony’s Chocolonely, discussed how the NGO and its partner brands are working to finally make cocoa farming sustainable for producers.

Blended Finance Offers the Best Approach to Climate Change Adaptation
Blended Finance Offers the Best Approach to Climate Change Adaptation

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - With so little time left, we must prepare for the colossal climate challenges yet to come. We hope our approach to public-private blended finance will inspire other multinationals, investors and climate funds to support protective measures that ensure the climate resilience of their supply chains and the global economy.

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Radical Hospitality: Inside a Cross-Sector Collaboration Delivering Life-Changing Impact
Radical Hospitality: Inside a Cross-Sector Collaboration Delivering Life-Changing Impact

COLLABORATION - Mobile shower pioneer LavaMaeX and Unilever brand The Right to Shower have built a partnership that’s given more than 38,000 unhoused people dignity, hope and a fresh sense of opportunity.

VF Corp Shows How Science-Based Targets Can Help Measure True Progress on Sustainability
VF Corp Shows How Science-Based Targets Can Help Measure True Progress on Sustainability

WALKING THE TALK - Setting climate targets is one thing, but achieving them has often proven a challenge. According to VF Corp’s VP of Global Sustainability, Jeannie Renne-Malone, part of the reason for the company’s success was due to making sustainability a company-wide effort rather than a niche project.

How Companies Are Joining Forces, Closing Loops, Optimizing Outputs in Complex Supply Chains
How Companies Are Joining Forces, Closing Loops, Optimizing Outputs in Complex Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - At SB’21 San Diego, innovators in the agriculture, electronics, food and plastics industries shared lessons learned from a variety of initiatives aimed at closing loops and optimizing value chains for a circular, regenerative future.

From Silicon Valley to Rural Africa: Boosting Energy Access with the D-REC Initiative
From Silicon Valley to Rural Africa: Boosting Energy Access with the D-REC Initiative

CLEANTECH - The potential for D-RECs as an instrument for transformative change is limited only by the corporate appetite for renewables, which at this point sees no signs of waning. While the infrastructure is currently being built and finalized, the chance to funnel investments is just around the corner.

Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet
Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Entrepreneur and author Marci Zaroff coined the term ‘eco-fashion’ back in the mid-‘90s. Here, we discuss why sustainable fashion has taken so long to have its ‘moment’ and how regenerative ag could heal the planet along with the damaging textile industry.

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Decolonizing Wealth: What If Money Could Heal Us?
Decolonizing Wealth: What If Money Could Heal Us?

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - In this excerpt from his bestselling book, "Decolonizing Wealth," award-winning author and philanthropic advisor Edgar Villanueva provides a glimpse into how money can help to disrupt some of the deep, systemic inequities in this country, instead of continuing to feed them.

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