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Why Working with Social Innovators Advancing Racial, Ethnic Equity Is Smart Business
Why Working with Social Innovators Advancing Racial, Ethnic Equity Is Smart Business

WALKING THE TALK - New Schwab Foundation research provides scalable lessons on how to drive value creation by addressing systemic socioeconomic exclusion at the local and global levels.

Meeting Stakeholder Demand for Non-Financial Value
Meeting Stakeholder Demand for Non-Financial Value

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The companies that take time to plan, implement and communicate their sustainability progress will be the best prepared to earn the most business value from this ongoing shift in stakeholder influence.

Hakodate Carl Raymon: 100 Years of Trust, Dedication and Creating Shared Value
Hakodate Carl Raymon: 100 Years of Trust, Dedication and Creating Shared Value

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Japanese ham and sausage producer still uses the production traditions of its founder. To understand the roots of this brand value, we must go back in time to learn about the life of Carl Raymon himself.

G Adventures Expands Commitment to Tourism with Positive Environmental, Community Impacts
G Adventures Expands Commitment to Tourism with Positive Environmental, Community Impacts

SUPPLY CHAIN - The tour operator is reforesting 13 countries severely impacted by climate change and relaunching its Ripple Score — a tour-evaluation rating that lets travelers see how much of their trip fees remain in the communities they visit.

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Supporting Farmers in Landlocked Countries to Enter the Nutraceuticals Market
Supporting Farmers in Landlocked Countries to Enter the Nutraceuticals Market

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Overcoming commodity dependence is a complex challenge. Here are steps that brands, impact investors and governments can take to help smallholder farmers in LLDCs benefit from the nutraceuticals market.

Cosmohub Opens Travelers’ Eyes to India's Skies While Supporting Local Communities
Cosmohub Opens Travelers’ Eyes to India's Skies While Supporting Local Communities

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Astrostays launched in 2019 to promote tourism while training local youth in astronomy to show off the Himalayas’ night sky. Now, Cosmohub is a more scalable, sustainable model — a connected community space that highlights local folklore and traditions along with stargazing.

Regenerating Local: Starting Small to Build Exponential Shared Value
Regenerating Local: Starting Small to Build Exponential Shared Value

WALKING THE TALK - This week at SB’23 San Diego, over 1K sustainability practitioners have converged to share insights, tools, inspiration and collaboration opportunities aimed at building a regenerative future for all. Here, our opening-night keynotes highlight the first of many examples this week of businesses creating benefits on the ground.

Understand the Systemic Nature of the Challenge — and the Role of Your Business in the System
Understand the Systemic Nature of the Challenge — and the Role of Your Business in the System

LEADERSHIP - Leaders with an activist mindset look for new ways of working with and through others to mobilise change: showing up with a commitment to drive change systemwide, beyond the performance of their own business.

Nature Positive Initiative Aims to Promote Alignment, Integrity in Race to Save Global Biodiversity
Nature Positive Initiative Aims to Promote Alignment, Integrity in Race to Save Global Biodiversity

NEW METRICS - The NPI will clarify and standardize the term ‘nature positive;’ and drive synergies across the many actors supporting and implementing changes towards the goal of halting and reversing nature loss by 2030.

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More Companies with Large Water Footprints Are Taking Action; But Gaps Remain
More Companies with Large Water Footprints Are Taking Action; But Gaps Remain

WALKING THE TALK - Adequate water-stewardship goals must address the full range of water issues across the value chain — including amount of water used, impacts on water quality, ecosystem health and communities’ access to safe water.

Brands Rally to Bolster Maui in Wildfire-Relief Effort
Brands Rally to Bolster Maui in Wildfire-Relief Effort

COLLABORATION - Here are some of the companies and organizations that have stepped up to contribute to relief for the affected community.

Free, Open-Source Recycling Ecosystem Is Making Plastic ‘Precious’
Free, Open-Source Recycling Ecosystem Is Making Plastic ‘Precious’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Precious Plastic is all about democratizing circularity. And it’s enabling a new form of craftsmanship: One in which anyone, anywhere, can start a small business recycling and making new products from plastic waste.

Landmark Report Sets Out 7 Steps for Embedding Nature, Equity Goals into Global Financial Activity
Landmark Report Sets Out 7 Steps for Embedding Nature, Equity Goals into Global Financial Activity

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Taskforce on Nature Markets asserts an unprecedented shift towards accurately pricing nature in global markets must occur to deliver on nature, climate and equity goals.

How Food Companies Are Incentivizing Suppliers to Rein in GHGs
How Food Companies Are Incentivizing Suppliers to Rein in GHGs

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new report from WWF examines the efficacy of rewards for climate-smart on-farm practices in getting suppliers’ help in eliminating Scope 3 emissions.

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At Long Last, There’s a Metric for Quantifying the Monetary Value of Sustainability Investments
At Long Last, There’s a Metric for Quantifying the Monetary Value of Sustainability Investments

NEW METRICS - Astanor Ventures’ Impact Multiple on Investment methodology translates the expected and realized benefits of invested-in products or services into monetary terms — helping investors make more informed, strategic decisions.

‘Big Build’ Brings Mars Closer to Goal of Restoring 1M Corals Worldwide by End of 2023
‘Big Build’ Brings Mars Closer to Goal of Restoring 1M Corals Worldwide by End of 2023

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The massive coral-restoration project took place in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia — in the world’s most biologically complex marine ecosystem in the Coral Triangle — alongside Indonesian community partners.

The Materiality Matrix Is Like Grandma’s Ham
The Materiality Matrix Is Like Grandma’s Ham

NEW METRICS - The key lesson is to question older practices to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose. After all, practices can morph over time to the point they become ends in themselves — so ubiquitous that no one questions them.

The Stories We Tell to Tell Other Stories: Remember People in Sustainability Reporting
The Stories We Tell to Tell Other Stories: Remember People in Sustainability Reporting

MARKETING AND COMMS - All this diligent measurement, often seen in hundreds of pages of meticulous reporting, removes sustainability from the realm of common interest. Sustainability is for everyone and should be understood by everyone; shared understanding is the first step for shared action.

What CFOs Need to Know About Fast-Emerging Biodiversity-Credit Markets
What CFOs Need to Know About Fast-Emerging Biodiversity-Credit Markets

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - When companies invest in biodiversity credits, the ‘unitization’ of biodiversity outcomes in the form of credits takes the guesswork out of designing the investment. But they are not intended to offset an equivalent, negative impact on biodiversity elsewhere.

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10K Farmers, 18 Countries, 8 Commodities & 4 Ways to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Food System
10K Farmers, 18 Countries, 8 Commodities & 4 Ways to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Food System

SUPPLY CHAIN - For all the time and money spent examining challenges in global agriculture, little is spent understanding farmers’ perspectives. The Small Farmer Atlas is a starting point for companies and policymakers to center the perspectives of small-scale farmers in the design of sustainability and procurement policies.

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