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Universities Launch Collective Response to the Sustainable Development Goals
Universities Launch Collective Response to the Sustainable Development Goals

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - A significant source of cutting-edge research, innovation and ideas, universities are uniquely positioned to accelerate progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — a notion that is supported by the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC).

Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities
Nestlé to help 10 million young people access economic opportunities

PRESS RELEASE - Nestlé has today announced a new ambition for its global youth initiative: Nestlé needs YOUth. By 2030, Nestlé will help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities. The global initiative brings together all of the efforts to support young people around the world that Nestlé undertakes on its own and with others, including the Alliance for YOUth. In addition to employability, the initiative now also focuses on the next generation of farmers and entrepreneurs across Nestlé’s value chain. It also seeks to encourage innovation, including through a challenge on the HENRi@Nestlé open innovation platform.

DuPont Releases Sustainability Report, Cites Progress Toward 2020 Goals and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
DuPont Releases Sustainability Report, Cites Progress Toward 2020 Goals and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

PRESS RELEASE - DuPont has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward its 2020 Sustainability Goals and ongoing engagement in areas reflected in the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as food security, environmental stewardship, and diversity and inclusion.

Report: North America Lags Behind Europe, Asia in Sustainability Reporting
Report: North America Lags Behind Europe, Asia in Sustainability Reporting

MARKETING AND COMMS - The Centre for Sustainability Excellence (CSE) has released its second annual Sustainability Reporting Trends in North America report, highlighting trends from 551 companies in Canada and the United States during the 2015-2016 period. The report reviews reporting practices, external assurance practices, the presence of carbon footprint metrics and financial performance.

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US Cities Plagued by Poor Performance on SDGs
US Cities Plagued by Poor Performance on SDGs

NEW METRICS - US cities still have a long way to go towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the first-ever US Cities SDG Index, which ranks the 100 most populous metropolitan areas in the US based on their performance on the SDGs.

Molson Coors Aims to 'Raise the Bar on Beer' With New 2025 Sustainability Goals
Molson Coors Aims to 'Raise the Bar on Beer' With New 2025 Sustainability Goals

MARKETING AND COMMS - Molson Coors Brewing Company has released its 2017 Our Beer Print report, announcing a bold, new sustainability strategy and goals to guide the company through 2025. This is the first sustainability report released since Molson Coors closed on the acquisition of MillerCoors from SABMiller in October 2016, making it one of the world’s largest global brewers.

Expedia Combating Poverty, Climate Change with Revenue-Sharing Carbon Offset Program
Expedia Combating Poverty, Climate Change with Revenue-Sharing Carbon Offset Program

THE NEXT ECONOMY - To help reduce global economic inequality along with greenhouse gas emissions from its corporate travel, travel giant Expedia, Inc. has invested in four community-owned carbon offset projects from the global nonprofit Carbon Offsets to Alleviate Poverty (COTAP).

Using Our Scale to Make a Difference: Target Unveils 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Using Our Scale to Make a Difference: Target Unveils 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

PRESS RELEASE - At Target, our guests shop with us knowing they can expect more—not just in the products and experiences we offer, but that we hold ourselves to the highest standards as a company. And we’re continuing to transform our business to create a positive impact for people and the planet. “We’re committed to making our business economically, environmentally and socially sustainable,” says Jennifer Silberman, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). “And beyond that, we have an opportunity to transform the guest experience beyond the register in a way that unlocks long-term business value. With the power of our team, and our scale as one of the country’s largest retailers, we hope to be a catalyst for change across the industry.”

Member Spotlight: Laura Palmeiro from Danone on new metrics, the relationship between drones and yogurt, and more
Member Spotlight: Laura Palmeiro from Danone on new metrics, the relationship between drones and yogurt, and more

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Laura Palmeiro (@laurapalmeiro), Sustainability Integration Director at Danone, sits down with us to share her thoughts on the importance of numbers to back up a good story, the value in advising a tech startup and sharing high tea with the Prince of Wales. Though fairly new to the SB Corporate Member Network, Laura has dived right in. She also recently joined SB’s Advisory Board. Read more to learn about the value she derives from participating in these communities.

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People, Planet, Play: A New Name for our Longstanding Commitment
People, Planet, Play: A New Name for our Longstanding Commitment

PRESS RELEASE - People, Planet, Play is Caesars Entertainment’s commitment to our communities, environmental excellence and Responsible Gaming.

Trending: Pro-Ocean Orgs Use YouTube, Video Games, Fashion to Educate Consumers About Marine Plastics
Trending: Pro-Ocean Orgs Use YouTube, Video Games, Fashion to Educate Consumers About Marine Plastics

MARKETING AND COMMS - Eight million tons of plastic trash find their way into the world’s oceans every year. If this trend continues, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Considerable action is required to avoid this fate, but more and more organizations are beginning to step up to the plate. Creative campaigns that seek to engage consumers through multi-media and innovative products are proving to be an effective way to reach and educate wide audiences quickly, accelerating the uptake of behaviors and actions that could spur meaningful change.

Google, Global Advertising Groups Tap YouTube to Mobilize Gen Z Around SDGs
Google, Global Advertising Groups Tap YouTube to Mobilize Gen Z Around SDGs

MARKETING AND COMMS - Google and Common Ground — an alliance of six major advertising holding companies — believe Generation Z could be the key to unlocking an SDG-aligned future. To drive widespread awareness and mobilize action among mission-driven youth around the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, the two organizations have launched The Common Future Project action campaign.

6 Months In, IKEA's 'Food Is Precious' Initiative Has Prevented Over $980K Worth of Food Waste
6 Months In, IKEA's 'Food Is Precious' Initiative Has Prevented Over $980K Worth of Food Waste

WASTE NOT - IKEA has been making considerable progress towards its sustainability goals by embracing disruptive design and investing in sustainable materials. While the Swedish retailer has largely focused its environmental efforts on its home goods portfolio, the brand is now turning its attentions to tackling food waste.

SDG Progress Report Reveals Slow Start to Delivering on 2030 Agenda
SDG Progress Report Reveals Slow Start to Delivering on 2030 Agenda

NEW METRICS - Two years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, companies are finally beginning to align their sustainability strategies with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are increasingly being used to inform decision making and guide strategy, which is helping drive innovation and create new value along the value chain.

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Still Talking About CSR? How to Accelerate Your Sustainability Visions for the Future
Still Talking About CSR? How to Accelerate Your Sustainability Visions for the Future

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - If you haven’t updated your sustainability or corporate social responsibility approach in the last few years, you are putting your company at risk.

New MSC Report Spotlights Certification's Role in Delivering the SDGs
New MSC Report Spotlights Certification's Role in Delivering the SDGs

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has released a new report highlighting the positive impact certification can have in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The MSC Global Impacts Report 2017 details more than a thousand examples of positive change being made by certified fisheries to safeguard fish stocks and marine habitats.

L'Oréal, McDonald's Commit to Nix Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains
L'Oréal, McDonald's Commit to Nix Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Forests play a critical role in mitigating global climate change and deforestation is responsible for 10-15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, as well as habitat loss and social conflict. With the development of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the protection of forests has become a top priority for policymakers, investors and consumers.

Report: Lack of Engagement of Middle Management Impeding Progress on SDGs
Report: Lack of Engagement of Middle Management Impeding Progress on SDGs

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - According to a new study released by Frost & Sullivan and GlobeScan on behalf of CSR Europe, a lack of middle management engagement is creating obstacles for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Scouts to Embark on Worldwide Service Project Leading Up to 2019 World Scout Jamboree
Scouts to Embark on Worldwide Service Project Leading Up to 2019 World Scout Jamboree

PRESS RELEASE - Imagine the impact of the world’s 50 million Scouts each spending 10 hours to better their communities over the course of 50 days in 2019. This is the vision of the first-ever “Season of Service” announced today as a worldwide service project leading up to the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, a celebration of Scouting attended by youths from more than 165 countries. Supported by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, the Season of Service effort will give every Scout the opportunity to be involved in community service and to share their experiences with others. In hosting such an effort, we hope to inspire a global movement of volunteerism and leadership by example.

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SDG Fund Strives to Improve Working for Peruvian Quinoa Producers
SDG Fund Strives to Improve Working for Peruvian Quinoa Producers

COLLABORATION - The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Fund and the Permanent Mission of Peru to the United Stations have revealed the results of their new program to improve working conditions of quinoa producers in the Peruvian regions of Ayacucho and Puno.

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