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‘More Than a Background’ Campaign Highlights Challenges for Second-Chance Workers
‘More Than a Background’ Campaign Highlights Challenges for Second-Chance Workers

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The campaign from the Center for Employment Opportunities calls out the barriers justice-impacted people face in obtaining employment as a result of overreliance on background checks.

Direct Sourcing, Community Development Paving Paths to Sustainable Chocolate
Direct Sourcing, Community Development Paving Paths to Sustainable Chocolate

SUPPLY CHAIN - With major markets passing environmental and human rights due-diligence requirements, sustainable commodity sourcing may soon no longer be optional — and brands that have invested and built relationships with farmers will be the winners.

Leading the Way: 4 Women Inspiring Inclusion in STEM
Leading the Way: 4 Women Inspiring Inclusion in STEM

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - In celebration of Women’s History Month, we spoke to four women at Dow who recognize the importance of continuing to drive inclusion, diversity and equity as we advance the materials-science industry.

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.

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Social-Impact Investing: 5 Lessons from a Successful First Venture
Social-Impact Investing: 5 Lessons from a Successful First Venture

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - How T. Rowe Price brought capital to under-resourced communities and ensured it had the desired impacts, while inspiring pride and creativity among corporate associates.

$7M: How the Cost of a Super Bowl Ad Could Transform Lives
$7M: How the Cost of a Super Bowl Ad Could Transform Lives

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - We challenge all of these advertisers to skim the nonprofits below and think about diverting even $1M of their game-time spend to instead address urgent social issues.

How USAID Supports the Private Sector’s Sustainability Efforts
How USAID Supports the Private Sector’s Sustainability Efforts

COLLABORATION - We spoke with Keith Dokho, USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Secretariat Lead, about how the organization is shifting to support the private sector’s environmental and social progress.

Eastern Innovators Showing Feasibility of Circular Social Enterprises
Eastern Innovators Showing Feasibility of Circular Social Enterprises

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Southeast Asia and the Middle East are emerging as incubators for plastic-diversion innovations; and beyond putting a dent in plastic pollution, they are helping reduce poverty and making a circular economy the wave of the present.

New LEGO Initiatives Fostering Empathic Learning, Brick Circularity
New LEGO Initiatives Fostering Empathic Learning, Brick Circularity

WALKING THE TALK - In the US, LEGO’s ‘Community Builders Challenge’ builds on Comic Relief US’s Red Nose Day in School program; while it brings its LEGO Replay brick take-back program to the UK.

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WEF: Disinformation, Societal Fragmentation Top Global Risks as Environmental Threats Intensify
WEF: Disinformation, Societal Fragmentation Top Global Risks as Environmental Threats Intensify

THE NEXT ECONOMY - 'Global Risks Report 2024' calls for greater cooperation between the public and private sectors to focus global cooperation on rapidly building guardrails for the most disruptive emerging risks.

A Vindication of Packaging-Reuse Systems
A Vindication of Packaging-Reuse Systems

THE NEXT ECONOMY - How reuse models in Latin America have succeeded, and what the Global North can learn from them.

Building Trust to Propel Regenerative Ag Forward: Key Takeaways from COP28
Building Trust to Propel Regenerative Ag Forward: Key
Takeaways from COP28

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As we work to find common ground in addressing climate change, changemakers really need to examine what could happen if money and power weren’t a factor.

2024 Outlook: Sustainable Businesses Must Partner and Help Sustain Others
2024 Outlook: Sustainable Businesses Must Partner and Help Sustain Others

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Through Citizen Verizon, we have the opportunity and obligation to leverage our technology to drive positive societal impact across key areas: Digital Inclusion, Climate Protection and Human Prosperity.

Can a Systems Approach Unlock the Value of Waste? Yes, Here’s How
Can a Systems Approach Unlock the Value of Waste? Yes, Here’s How

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Alongside collaborators such as BanQu and New Energy Blue, we’re redefining what we think of as waste — designing for more sustainable materials and recyclability; and valuing people such as waste pickers and farmers, right from the start.

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First Roadmap for Financiers Implementing a ‘Just Transition’ Launched at COP28
First Roadmap for Financiers Implementing a ‘Just Transition’ Launched at COP28

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The new guidance will support the global financial sector in embedding just-transition practices in their operations to ensure a climate transition that leaves no one behind.

New Leadership Paradigms Fuel ‘Great Migration’ to Regenerative Business Future
New Leadership Paradigms Fuel ‘Great Migration’ to Regenerative Business Future

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Insights shared throughout the week at SB’23 San Diego highlighted the organizational shifts occurring — and those still needed — to bring a resilient future to life.

Brands Betting the Farm on Decarbonized, Regenerative Supply Chains
Brands Betting the Farm on Decarbonized, Regenerative Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - At SB’23 San Diego, a variety of brands and innovators discussed on-the-ground improvements cleaning up global and regional supply chains — and how to drive them further.

Regenerating Local: How Brands Can Bring Tangible Benefits to Communities in Need
Regenerating Local: How Brands Can Bring Tangible Benefits to Communities in Need

WALKING THE TALK - At SB’23 San Diego, several discussions and events explored the potential for social impact when we rethink business as usual.

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.

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EY, Microsoft Partner to Advance Sustainability Education Worldwide with ‘Green Skills Passport’
EY, Microsoft Partner to Advance Sustainability Education Worldwide with ‘Green Skills Passport’

COLLABORATION - The program will position learners ages 16 and over to thrive in the evolving market for jobs related to sustainability and climate change; and provide NGOs a platform to empower underserved communities with new, employable skills.

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