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Business Students to Assess Corporate Action on the Global Goals Through New Digital Platform
Business Students to Assess Corporate Action on the Global Goals Through New Digital Platform

COLLABORATION - The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has announced a new digital ‘Global Solutions Platform’ to engage business students to support the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals). The platform consists of two parallel projects through which business students will analyze and evaluate the quality of company activities as they relate to responsible and sustainable business operations, and highlight the most notable achievements of companies in each major industry.

Cargill Partnering to Tackle Child, Forced Labour in Cocoa Supply Chain
Cargill Partnering to Tackle Child, Forced Labour in Cocoa Supply Chain

STAKEHOLDER TRENDS AND INSIGHTS - On 21 September, Alliance 8.7 was launched during the UN General Assembly to end forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour. The aim is to galvanize political support and strengthen multi-stakeholder action on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7. Taco Terheijden, Director of Cocoa Sustainability at Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, reflects on the importance of SDG 8.7 and how the new Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System within the Cargill Cocoa Promise will strengthen its efforts to tackle child labour and forced labour in the cocoa supply chain.

New Global Forecast: SDGs Will Not Be Achieved Without ‘Extraordinary Action’
New Global Forecast: SDGs Will Not Be Achieved Without ‘Extraordinary Action’

LEADERSHIP - A new forecast by DNV GL concludes that while progress will be made towards many of the United Nations’ (UN’s) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals), there is a very real risk that they will not be met by 2030. The report predicts that action will not be fast nor fair enough, and will come at an unacceptable environmental cost — but reminds us that there is still time to reset the course of our “Spaceship Earth.”

SDG 2: New Agri-Business Alliance Aims to Tackle Global Food Security by 2030
SDG 2: New Agri-Business Alliance Aims to Tackle Global Food Security by 2030

COLLABORATION - Today, 37 leading agri-business companies have today launched the Global Agri-Business Alliance (GAA) in Singapore. Their aim is to collectively tackle the major environmental and social challenges facing agricultural supply chains and rural communities across the world.

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Project Breakthrough: Can Your Brand Deliver Exponential Solutions to the SDGs?
Project Breakthrough: Can Your Brand Deliver Exponential Solutions to the SDGs?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Declaring intent is oh-so-easy. CEOs and other business leaders do it all the time. But delivering against declared pledges can be a very different matter. In recent years, for example, thousands of companies have signed up to various international charters and business-to-business platforms pursuing sustainable development — and rolled up at the growing number of events celebrating incremental progress. Then, last year, somebody sat on the fast-forward button.

HealRWorld, Sustainable Brands, Geometry Global & PVBLIC Foundation Unite to Rally Global Businesses and Consumers in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals Adopted at the United Nations last September
HealRWorld, Sustainable Brands, Geometry Global  & PVBLIC Foundation Unite to Rally Global Businesses and Consumers in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals Adopted at the United Nations last September

PRESS RELEASE - SustainRWorld Day, which launches September 8th at the United Nations, is an initiative intended to rally the private sector to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by inspiring a movement to make every day SustainRWorld Day and celebrate our measurable progress each year.

Yet More Reports Tout Circular Economy as Road to Emissions Reduction, Job Creation
Yet More Reports Tout Circular Economy as Road to Emissions Reduction, Job Creation

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new report from relief and development charity Tearfund and the Institute of Development Studies suggests that businesses and governments could help save lives and create jobs by adopting a circular economy approach to waste management.

UNDP About to School China on Significance of SDGs
UNDP About to School China on Significance of SDGs

MARKETING AND COMMS - With about one-fifth of the world’s population, China has the ability to significantly contribute to the success of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The country made impressive strides in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals, particularly in poverty alleviation, and is well-positioned to build on that progress in the post-2015 development agenda despite the challenges it will undoubtedly face.

Brands for Humans: 5 Imperatives for Placing Humanity at the Center of Your Business
Brands for Humans: 5 Imperatives for Placing Humanity at the Center of Your Business

STAKEHOLDER TRENDS AND INSIGHTS - Like few times in our history, we are navigating a moment of profound cultural, political and economic transformation. On one hand, we’ve seen nearly every nation on the planet come together behind new Sustainable Development Goals and an historic Climate Accord that offers a bold and inspiring vision for the promise and possibilities of business and society.

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How to Ground Your Brand Purpose in Reality
How to Ground Your Brand Purpose in Reality

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - When you set out on your purpose journey, what steps can you take to ensure that your purpose will be genuinely transformational for your business? In the ten years that we’ve been championing purpose and helping organisations to craft purpose-led visions, we’ve learned lessons about how to ensure that purpose sticks. Above all, we’ve seen how vital it is for purpose to be grounded in reality. Right from the start, you must root your purpose in the political, economic, social and technological context in which you operate. We call this the ‘dig’ phase: a period of intensive research and analysis of the current environment and future trends that affect your business.

Unilever, Hubbub, WRAP Join Forces in Pursuit of a Zero Food Waste Britain
Unilever, Hubbub, WRAP Join Forces in Pursuit of a Zero Food Waste Britain

STAKEHOLDER TRENDS AND INSIGHTS - New research commissioned by environmental non-profit Hubbub and consumer goods giant Unilever reveals that in the first week of the summer break, £12 million worth of food will be thrown away as UK families head off on holiday; more than half of people surveyed admitted to throwing away perfectly edible food before they went on holiday. This unfortunate statistic is in keeping with 2015 research from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), which found the UK to be among the top food wasters in Europe.

Neighbourly Helping Businesses Align Philanthropic Efforts with SDGs
Neighbourly Helping Businesses Align Philanthropic Efforts with SDGs

COLLABORATION - Companies including SABMiller, Dow, Novozymes, and many others have begun to align their corporate responsibility targets with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since the United Nations (UN) launched them in September.

Millercoors Showcases Commitment to Alcohol Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Community Investment in 2016 Sustainability Report
Millercoors Showcases Commitment to Alcohol Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Community Investment in 2016 Sustainability Report

PRESS RELEASE - CHICAGO (July 18, 2016) – MillerCoors released its 2016 Sustainability Report, which provides a comprehensive review of the company’s 2015 efforts in the areas of alcohol responsibility, environmental stewardship and community investment. The nation’s second largest brewer continues to help prevent drunk driving and underage consumption, reduce water use and brewery waste, and create equal opportunities for women in beer.

BillerudKorsnäs Finds Business Opportunity in the SDGs
BillerudKorsnäs Finds Business Opportunity in the SDGs

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Increased environmental awareness will lead to completely new demands being placed on the packaging industry. BillerudKorsnäs, a Swedish provider of sustainable paper packaging materials and solutions, sees this challenge as a business opportunity. When BillerudKorsnäs’ partner, the French research platform Tara Expeditions, recently made a stopover in Miami on the way to the Pacific Ocean for an 18-month expedition, BillerudKorsnäs invited stakeholders in its U.S. market to discuss how the packaging industry can contribute in this regard.

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How SABMiller Is Furthering the SDGs to Help the World ‘Prosper’
How SABMiller Is Furthering the SDGs to Help the World ‘Prosper’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - International brewing company SABMiller released its 2016 Sustainable Development Report this week, detailing cuts to environmental impacts and updates to its ‘Prosper’ sustainability ambition to align more closely with the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNGC Recognizes Novozymes' Claus Stig Pedersen as One of Ten 2016 Local SDG Pioneers
UNGC Recognizes Novozymes' Claus Stig Pedersen as One of Ten 2016 Local SDG Pioneers

LEADERSHIP - Today at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016 in New York, Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Corporate Sustainability at biotech giant Novozymes, was announced as one of ten 2016 Local Pioneers of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Report: How Digital Solutions Can Drive Progress Toward the UN SDGs
Report: How Digital Solutions Can Drive Progress Toward the UN SDGs

CLEANTECH - The information and communication technologies (ICT) sector can play a vital role in helping achieve the objectives of the United Nation’s (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to new analysis prepared for the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) by Accenture Strategy. This would involve deploying an array of digital solutions to improve the quality of people’s lives, achieve equitable growth and protect the environment.

Living Your Purpose, Future-Fitness and the Interconnectedness of All Things: #SB16SD Day 2
Living Your Purpose, Future-Fitness and the Interconnectedness of All Things: #SB16SD Day 2

STAKEHOLDER TRENDS AND INSIGHTS - Tuesday’s morning plenary started with Raphael Bemporad, co-founder and principal of BBMG, sharing the thought, “What makes us the most human and what the world needs most is exactly the same.” That is, to build more sustainable brands, companies and people alike must set the intention to have more courage, wonder, empathy, connection, and joy.

Communicating purpose through brand among top drivers of corporate leadership: new poll of experts
Communicating purpose through brand among top drivers of corporate leadership: new poll of experts

PRESS RELEASE - Integrating purpose through a common brand promise and aligning sustainability strategy with internal culture and values are key drivers of corporate leadership according to the findings of the just-released 2016 Sustainability Leaders Survey by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Sustainable Brands.  The Sustainability Leaders Survey tracks expert opinions on the evolution of the sustainability agenda for two decades, along with views on the leaders and institutions most responsible for driving it forward. This is the first edition of the survey since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change in late 2015.

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Sustainable Water Management and Facilitating Global Access to Clean Water: Addressing SDG 6
Sustainable Water Management and Facilitating Global Access to Clean Water: Addressing SDG 6

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Although roughly 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, drinkable water is increasingly becoming a scarce resource. The United Nations has defined access to clean water as one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals; BASF supports the SDGs and is committed to a responsible use of water along the entire value chain.

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