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New Guide Outlines 7 Principles for Partnering with Frontline Communities
New Guide Outlines 7 Principles for Partnering with Frontline Communities

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Business Guide to Advancing Climate Justice grounds its principles in the experiences of the communities most affected by climate change to empower businesses to prioritize regenerative practices and social responsibility.

Industry Working to Make Chocolate Production Sweeter for Cocoa Farmers
Industry Working to Make Chocolate Production Sweeter for Cocoa Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - Waitrose is the latest retailer to partner with Tony’s Open Chain — a Tony’s Chocolonely initiative to end exploitation in the industry; while the World Cocoa Foundation launches a methodology for measuring household income and living incomes for farmers.

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.

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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5th Annual Chocolate Scorecard Paints Bittersweet Picture of the Industry
5th Annual Chocolate Scorecard Paints Bittersweet Picture of the Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Scorecard — which evaluates global chocolate manufacturers, brands and retailers on social and environmental criteria in seven areas — helps consumers make ethical purchasing decisions and incentivizes companies to improve their performance in these areas.

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.

‘The Value of Values’: Lessons from Tony’s Chocolonely
‘The Value of Values’: Lessons from Tony’s Chocolonely

WALKING THE TALK - The story of impact-driven chocolate maker Tony’s Chocolonely has important lessons for sustainability practitioners — which makes its story even sweeter.

Major Companies, Investors Still Blind to Their Role in Deforestation
Major Companies, Investors Still Blind to Their Role in Deforestation

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Global Canopy’s 10th annual Forest 500 report reveals that, despite some pockets of progress, voluntary private sector action has failed to generate meaningful progress on commodity-driven deforestation.

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.

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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.

$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.

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.

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Will the Fashion Industry Come Clean on the Data Point That Matters Most for Circularity?
Will the Fashion Industry Come Clean on the Data Point That Matters Most for Circularity?

WASTE NOT - With 'Speak Volumes,' we aim to draw awareness to overproduction and create a more just distribution of responsibility for fashion waste clean-up — which builds on our overall goal of promoting a shift towards a justice-led, circular fashion economy.

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.

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.

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.

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