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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.

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?

The Art of Failure: Lessons for Brands from the Bottom of the Pyramid
The Art of Failure: Lessons for Brands from the Bottom of the Pyramid

SUPPLY CHAIN - Let me tell you a few things about failure — a subject on which I’m something of an expert.

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Soap Recycling Creating Win-Win-Win for Hotels, Women, Developing Communities
Soap Recycling Creating Win-Win-Win for Hotels, Women, Developing Communities

WASTE NOT - It was 2014 and social entrepreneur Samir Lakhani was working on sustainable aquaculture projects in the villages of Northern Cambodia. Watching a mother wash and bathe her new baby using laundry powder rather than soap is a vision that has stayed with him to this day. It was also the inspiration for his next business venture. “I noticed that nobody seemed in good overall health — whether it was an infection that wouldn’t go away or a child with diarrhea,” he told Sustainable Brands in a recent interview.

APP, MTG Partner to Turn 1K Women from Forest Communities into Herbal Entrepreneurs
APP, MTG Partner to Turn 1K Women from Forest Communities into Herbal Entrepreneurs

COLLABORATION - The Indonesian Network of the United Nations Global Compact today announced a partnership between Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Martha Tilaar Group (MTG) — a leading Indonesian manufacturer of cosmetics and herbal medicine — to train 1,000 women from forest communities to help preserve herbal plants and become self-sufficient entrepreneurs.

The Developing World Is Taking Over Renewable Energy
The Developing World Is Taking Over Renewable Energy

CLEANTECH - Last year, the leading economies in renewable energy investment growth were not to be found in North America or even Europe — the leaders in growth were countries often described as developing, such as China, Brazil, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Argentina. These big shifts in renewables investment have, in fact, been emerging since 2004, and portend a strong outlook for continued growth in global renewable energy investment and reaching carbon-reduction targets.

UNICEF, LIXIL Partner to Provide 250M People Access to Basic Sanitation by 2021
UNICEF, LIXIL Partner to Provide 250M People Access to Basic Sanitation by 2021

COLLABORATION - Sanitation is one of the most pressing social and public health challenges today. 1 in 3 people worldwide do not have access to a safe toilet — and 892 million people have no choice but to defecate in the open. Every two minutes, a child dies from a preventable diarrhea-related disease — approximately 288,000 children each year. The issue also contributes to the number of girls who drop out of school, since they are especially affected by a lack of hygiene and sanitation during their period.

Can Transparency Alone Transform the Fashion Industry?
Can Transparency Alone Transform the Fashion Industry?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Transparency has become a bit of a buzzword in the fashion industry and judging by the number of times it was mentioned at this year’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit, it is a trend that we are not going to shake anytime soon. Quite the contrary, transparency is reshaping how brands and retailers interact with their suppliers and consumers. But can it really transform the entire fashion industry? C&A Foundation’s Leslie Johnston hosted a panel of experts to find out.

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The Hundred People Behind Your Favorite Pair of Jeans
The Hundred People Behind Your Favorite Pair of Jeans

SUPPLY CHAIN - Have you ever stopped to think about how many people were involved in making the clothes you buy? Chances are you have heard about or read The Travels of a T-shirt in a Global Economy or listened to Planet Money’s piece on making a t-shirt. Both are incredibly interesting examinations of the effects of global trade on the fashion industry, developing countries and garment workers.

Creating a #FashionRevolution: How to Campaign for Change
Creating a #FashionRevolution: How to Campaign for Change

MARKETING AND COMMS - Proposing a new idea and convincing others of its validity is no easy task. Even more so when you’re dealing with complex issues such as supply chain transparency, or trying to shift the ‘take, make and waste’ model of the fashion industry to one of circularity.

A Win for Cocoa Farmers and Forests: Ghana Grants First-Time Ownership of Timber Trees
A Win for Cocoa Farmers and Forests: Ghana Grants First-Time Ownership of Timber Trees

SUPPLY CHAIN - For the first time ever in Ghana, cocoa farmers have obtained official ownership of non-cocoa trees on their farms. Some 150 farmers in the country’s western region will now be able to include shade trees as part of their business plans, providing additional sources of income in the form of timber while reducing deforestation and the effects of climate change.

Garment Worker Diaries Reveal Working Conditions, Wages in Bangladesh, India, Cambodia
Garment Worker Diaries Reveal Working Conditions, Wages in Bangladesh, India, Cambodia

MARKETING AND COMMS - A first-of-its-kind research project led by Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) in partnership with Fashion Revolution and C&A Foundation gives the most comprehensive picture yet of the living and working conditions faced by female garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India.

Blockchain Will Revolutionize Marketing — Are You Prepared?
Blockchain Will Revolutionize Marketing — Are You Prepared?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - "We want to create "radical impact", as we like to call it: create access to better quality coffee than the one sold by the leading multinationals and make sure that the people growing our coffee make a better living by bringing value-adding activities back to their countries. But how do we measure and show what we actually do with Moyee?” said Guido van Staveren van Dijk, CEO of Moyee Coffee, describing one of the key challenges his company is facing.

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Slavery Risk Tool Allows Businesses to Identify Human Rights Violations in Seafood Supply Chains
Slavery Risk Tool Allows Businesses to Identify Human Rights Violations in Seafood Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program, already the global standard for environmentally responsible seafood, has created a new tool that allows businesses to assess the potential risk of forced labor, human trafficking and child labor in fisheries.

Trending: Cocoa Giants Embrace Sustainability, But Consumers Remain Key to Lasting Progress
Trending: Cocoa Giants Embrace Sustainability, But Consumers Remain Key to Lasting Progress

SUPPLY CHAIN - The cocoa industry is undoubtedly changing for the better, but the road to a sustainable sector is a long one. According to industry experts, long-term, sustainable change can’t be made without paying farmers a premium.

2nd Livelihoods Carbon Fund Poised to Prevent 25MT of C02 Emissions
2nd Livelihoods Carbon Fund Poised to Prevent 25MT of C02 Emissions

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - On December 11, 2017, ahead of the One Planet Climate Summit, Crédit Agricole, Danone, Firmenich, Hermès, Michelin, SAP, Schneider Electric and Voyageurs du Monde will officially launch the new Livelihoods Carbon Fund.

Toilet Board Coalition Rallies Global Businesses Around Sanitation Economy
Toilet Board Coalition Rallies Global Businesses Around Sanitation Economy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - According to the World Health Organization (WTO) 1 in 3 people don’t have access to a clean and safe toilet. The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC), along with LIXIL Group Corporation (LIXIL) - a manufacturer of building materials, Firmenich and Kimberly-Clark are working together to transform sanitation systems into a smart, sustainable and revenue-generating economy.

Thread Partners with Kiva to Raise $10K, Rev Up First Mile Micro-Loan Program
Thread Partners with Kiva to Raise $10K, Rev Up First Mile Micro-Loan Program

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Certified B Corporation Thread is taking its commitment to end poverty by creating dignified jobs and responsible, high-quality fabrics to the next level with the announcement of a partnership with nonprofit Kiva. The startup, which transforms plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti and Honduras into responsible fabrics, has used Kiva’s direct-to-social enterprise loan program to raise $10,000 for its zero-interest micro-loan program.

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Fashion Transparency Index Reveals Even Top Brands Lagging in Supply Chain Transparency
Fashion Transparency Index Reveals Even Top Brands Lagging in Supply Chain Transparency

SUPPLY CHAIN - Four years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in which 1,134 people were killed, Fashion Revolution has released its 2017 Fashion Transparency Index, which ranks 100 of the biggest fashion companies on their social and environmental policies, practices and impacts.

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