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3 Ways to Tailor Your Programs to Invest in Girls
3 Ways to Tailor Your Programs to Invest in Girls

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Here, Shanna Marzilli — President & CEO of Plan International USA — outlines three key areas that every skills-training program should incorporate to build a better, more equal, future working world.

‘Quantum Nose’ Could Be Key to Sniffing Out Food Waste
‘Quantum Nose’ Could Be Key to Sniffing Out Food Waste

WASTE NOT - The University of Maryland’s NourishNet team has been awarded $5M from the NSF to develop its comprehensive, technology-based approach to tackling food waste and insecurity.

Tony’s Chocolonely Scales Impact Model While Delivering Record Growth
Tony’s Chocolonely Scales Impact Model While Delivering Record Growth

SUPPLY CHAIN - The impact-driven chocolate brand doubled farmer premiums, further reduced child labor and environmental impacts, and continued to grow its coalition of Mission Allies.

Streamlining Certification Will Help Scale a Sustainable Food System
Streamlining Certification Will Help Scale a Sustainable Food System

SUPPLY CHAIN - The often-arduous process for meeting sustainable certification requirements can be daunting, if not prohibitive, for smallholder farmers. Digitizing the process removes pain points for both farmers and the companies that source their crops.

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First-of-its-Kind Fund Aims to Catalyze Equitable Access to Reuse and Refill Solutions
First-of-its-Kind Fund Aims to Catalyze Equitable Access to Reuse and Refill  Solutions

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The $1M fund aims to finance deployment of reuse and refill infrastructure — particularly in FMCG, food service and delivery, grocery, e-commerce and retail — to combat global plastic pollution.

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.

Jones Snowboards Earns Industry-First Fair Trade Certification
Jones Snowboards Earns Industry-First Fair Trade Certification

SUPPLY CHAIN - The certification signifies attention to worker empowerment, fair wages and more; but whether it will galvanize competitors and partners to make such a commitment remains to be seen.

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How SustainCERT and Regrow Ag Are Transforming Cotton Cultivation
How SustainCERT and Regrow Ag Are Transforming Cotton Cultivation

SUPPLY CHAIN - SustainCERT, through its Value Change Initiative and partnership with Regrow Ag, is working to promote resilience across the cotton value chain.

Hellmann's Declares New Holiday to Fight Post-Super Bowl Food Waste
Hellmann's Declares New Holiday to Fight Post-Super Bowl Food Waste

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The mayo brand is once again aiming to inspire game-day partiers to reimagine mouthwatering dishes out of their leftovers, in honor of #SickofFoodWasteDay.

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.

This App Could Be Key to Securing Fisher Livelihoods, Restoring Fish Stocks
This App Could Be Key to Securing Fisher Livelihoods, Restoring Fish Stocks

SUPPLY CHAIN - Abalobi's easily scalable app enables traceability previously unseen in small-scale fisheries and connects fishers directly with buyers — reducing dependency on middlemen, resulting in fairer prices and ethical produce for consumers.

Promising Proteins Could Solve Many Food-Related Issues, If We Let Them
Promising Proteins Could Solve Many Food-Related Issues, If We Let Them

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - 2 new studies examine the potential of edible insects and mycelium to boost both human and planetary health, and the barriers and systemic issues that must be overcome to realize that potential.

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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.

These Underutilized Grains Hold the Key to Climate-Proofing Our Food System
These Underutilized Grains Hold the Key to Climate-Proofing Our Food System

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Sorghum and millets are versatile, fast-growing cereal crops able to produce reliable yields and high-quality nutrition amid variable climates and with low environmental impact.

Brands People Love on Purpose, feat. Tony's Chocolonely
Brands People Love on Purpose, feat. Tony's Chocolonely

WALKING THE TALK - We spoke with Aidaly Sosa — Tony’s Head of Marketing, USA — about the culture that drives the brand’s purpose to make chocolate 100% exploitation free.

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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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