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With Tomorrow's Air, Travelers Can Help Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere
With Tomorrow's Air, Travelers Can Help Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The world’s first carbon-removal collective for the travel industry offers climate-clever travelers and small businesses the ability to contribute directly to carbon removal and storage.

What Have We Learnt About Building Post-Pandemic Cities for All?
What Have We Learnt About Building Post-Pandemic Cities for All?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Mobility is a fundamental aspect of cities; and a city only evolves when all of its inhabitants can fully participate in it. Inclusive urban mobility and accessible technologies are some of the best allies to forge cities for all and to improve the life of seniors and people with disabilities.

HMTX Industries Aims to Raise $1 Million to Battle Addiction Crisis
HMTX Industries Aims to Raise $1 Million to Battle Addiction Crisis

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The luxury vinyl maker’s support of this cause is a unique example of how companies are committing themselves to social sustainability — an important component of the corporate social responsibility model.

Aiming to Spark a Ripple Effect of Action, Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency
Aiming to Spark a Ripple Effect of Action, Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Despite the fact that COVID-19 essentially grounded international travel for the better part of 2020, the tourism industry’s collective decision to address the climate emergency has gained exponential momentum over the last few months.

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What Does It Really Mean to Call ‘Society’ Your Stakeholder?
What Does It Really Mean to Call ‘Society’ Your Stakeholder?

LEADERSHIP - For Sweden and its business leaders, an inclusive society and economy is both a matter of principle, and a source of resiliency and success over the long term. Of course, we’re not all Swedish — so how can others adopt the same mindset?

Complementary Studies Provide Glimpses into Consumers’ Minds During Most Difficult Year in Modern History
Complementary Studies Provide Glimpses into Consumers’ Minds During Most Difficult Year in Modern History

MARKETING AND COMMS - Amidst the uncertainty of the world during a global pandemic, two key pieces of 2020 research offered hope and optimism about what purpose-driven brands can achieve in 2021 — buoyed by new attitudes, opinions, and desires from consumers.

Purpose Governance: A New Role for Boards
Purpose Governance: A New Role for Boards

LEADERSHIP - Boards and the executives and advisors they hire need to be proficient in Purpose Governance, which will put their organizations on a viable path that creates value for the company and the society on which it depends.

Rally Around One Purpose. Millions of Customers at a Time.
Rally Around One Purpose. Millions of Customers at a Time.

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Only 38% of companies self-report as being customer-committed; and therein lies the problem: The challenge isn’t having a purpose, but living that purpose. Here are 4 ways to ensure a customer-centered purpose impacts the very people it was intended to.

Why Brands Need Purpose to Survive, Now More Than Ever
Why Brands Need Purpose to Survive, Now More Than Ever

WALKING THE TALK - We believe there is a purpose-profit loop, where conscious companies have better odds of actually creating more impact and more profit. Here is why brands need steadfast purpose to not just survive, but thrive, in a society where change is the only constant.

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New Campaign Supports Mental Health, Tells 2020 How We Really Feel About It
New Campaign Supports Mental Health, Tells 2020 How We Really Feel About It

MARKETING AND COMMS - Today, social impact agency Public Inc. launched a digital campaign in support of mental health — and a bitingly funny, cathartic send-off to acknowledge the dumpster fire of a year we've all had.

The Business of Sport Starts to Find Purpose
The Business of Sport Starts to Find Purpose

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In the aftermath of 2020, the business of sport has been awakened to the fact that in the age of social good, creating positive impact is a growing requirement for any business’s license to operate.

The Cost of Convenience: Is Holiday Shopping Undermining Our Communities?
The Cost of Convenience: Is Holiday Shopping Undermining Our Communities?

WALKING THE TALK - Yes, Virginia … There is a way to deliver both convenience and community this holiday season. It requires brands and retailers to lead with purpose, knowing that profit — both short- (i.e., purchases) and long-term (customer loyalty) — will follow.

2020’s Top 10 Trends in Purpose — and What They Could Mean for You in 2021
2020’s Top 10 Trends in Purpose — and What They Could Mean for You in 2021

WALKING THE TALK - In the midst of all the unrest and uncertainty, where did we see innovation, progress and possibility in 2020? Porter Novelli analyzed a year’s worth of Purpose-driven news, activities, campaigns and announcements; and distilled our 10 need-to-know trends for today and tomorrow.

Lessons from a Very Difficult Year
Lessons from a Very Difficult Year

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Life presents us with opportunities to learn lessons every day; whether we choose to take the lessons to heart is up to us. 2020 has provided exceptional opportunities for learning by forcing us to face exceptionally difficult circumstances.

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Governance in the New Decade: The Rise and Rise of Boardroom ESG
Governance in the New Decade: The Rise and Rise of Boardroom ESG

LEADERSHIP - ESG governance is now an established imperative for boards; and a new report sheds light on steps companies should pursue to ensure the long-term viability of their organizations.

Bid Adieu to This Dumpster Fire of a Year! The 2020 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Bid Adieu to This Dumpster Fire of a Year! The 2020 SB Holiday Gift Guide

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - No offense, 2020 — but it is high time we put you to bed and look toward the future. After the year we’ve had, we all deserve a little pampering — and so do the makers of these thoughtful, ethically made products …

Sustainability and Healthcare: Transformational Work During a Global Pandemic
Sustainability and Healthcare: Transformational Work During a Global Pandemic

COLLABORATION - Shaw is spotlighting organizations making a positive impact through initiatives that support the wellbeing of people and the planet. Here, we discuss a new sustainability initiative led by three of the most influential organizations working to transform health care: Health Care Without Harm, Practice Greenhealth and Greenhealth Exchange.

The Moment of Truth for Urban Mobility Decarbonization Is Upon Us
The Moment of Truth for Urban Mobility Decarbonization Is Upon Us

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Urban mobility has continued to evolve along with humans’ changing need for transport. Here are a few emerging technologies, public-private partnerships and city design initiatives fueling the transition to a sustainable future for urban mobility.

Murals Honor the Farmers Behind Our Favorite Products, Benefits of Fair Trade
Murals Honor the Farmers Behind Our Favorite Products, Benefits of Fair Trade

MARKETING AND COMMS - The murals were part of a Fairtrade America campaign during October for Fair Trade Month, to raise awareness of Fairtrade’s positive impacts. Shoppers voiced their choice for Fairtrade and won various Fairtrade prizes.

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Issues and Values in the Age of Pandemics, Disruption and Division
Issues and Values in the Age of Pandemics, Disruption and Division

WALKING THE TALK - I call the tying together of identity, values and purchasing “corporate citizenshop,” and it is growing — even in the midst of a pandemic, global economic issues, political uncertainty and much more.

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