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The latest developments supporting a shift toward sustainable consumption, as well as specific ways brands are encouraging less wasteful behaviors.

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Air, Water and Earth: Reducing Environmental Impacts Across the Three Elements

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. With goals to achieve carbon-neutral factories by 2030, to reduce CO2 emissions in its supply chain, combat deforestation and step up its efforts to tackle littering, PMI is working to reduce its environmental impacts, end to end.

Global Consumers Say ‘Save the Planet’; Some Economic Growth Can Wait

60% of consumers surveyed agree protecting the environment should be given priority, even if it slows economic growth. But as we’ve seen for years, while consumers widely agree on the need for sustainability, behavior is slow to change.

New Tool to Help Companies Zero in on Sources of Palm Oil Deforestation

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. WRI’s RADD (Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation) will be deployed initially in Malaysia and Indonesia, which together make up about 90% of palm oil production globally. According to WRI, it will detect deforestation weeks faster than existing optical-based systems.

Trending: CDP, LA, NYC Call for Radical Shift in Companies’ Treatment of Forests

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. New CDP research says industry 2020 zero-deforestation commitments are now impossible; and Councilmembers and Indigenous activists in New York and LA call for a boycott of Brazilian meat companies and a shift toward plant-based diets.

Combating Child Labor on India’s Tobacco Farms

Child labor and other labor abuses are recurring problems characteristic to tobacco-growing and other agricultural communities in countries such as India. But Philip Morris International’s Agricultural Labor Practices is creating a step change.

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How Better Storytelling Can Get People to Vote: Lessons from the European Elections

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. I strongly believe in the power of emotional storytelling that cuts through. We need to make people *feel* something. More than ever, we have to stand up for the values that we believe in — and to do that well, we need to take more risks. 

As REI Prepares to #OptOutside for 5th Year, CEO Says It’s Not Enough

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. Outdoor retailer unveils aggressive, new sustainability commitments around waste and eliminating unnecessary packaging; urges employees, business leaders and consumers to “opt to act” on waste.

New Partnership Aims to Improve Hygiene, Nutrition in Indian Children

The collaboration between Unilever-Lifebuoy and The Power of Nutrition aims to reach mothers and expectant mothers in rural India via mobile app, to reduce infant mortality and boost overall health through handwashing.

Alaska Airlines Asks Guests to #FillBeforeYouFly, to Reduce Inflight Plastic Waste

Alaska’s new initiative aims to rally flyers to bring their own water bottle and fill it before they board; the airline will now plant trees when guests bring their own pre-filled water bottle.

Purpose at Work: How to Engage Consumers to Do Good at Scale

Consumers want to help brands shape their culture and impact. To ignite impact-driven consumer engagement you must build awareness, create a foundation for action, and inspire consumers to join you.

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Trending: Google, Prince Harry Aiming to Help People, Industry Decarbonize Travel

Google’s new ‘green’ Maps feature highlights users’ lowest-carbon transport options; while new Travalyst initiative aims to protect destinations by encouraging sustainable practices across the travel industry.

In ‘Game Changers,’ Veggie Athletes Prove Everything We’ve Been Taught About Protein Was a Lie

New documentary follows world-class, high-performance athletes who’ve gone veggie and are beating their meat-eating counterparts at their own game — while also improving the health of the planet.

A 10-Step Plan for Halving Food Loss and Waste by 2030

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. The **UN** set a global goal to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Alarming figures show just how big of a challenge remains. The size of the prize is huge. So, too, must be the action to seize it.

How Dow Is Helping Global Communities Tackle Plastic Waste

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. By helping to incentivize, develop and scale circular and environmentally beneficial projects, we can maximize the value of waste, empower communities and create a more sustainable future.

Clothing Giants Join Forces to Fight Gender-Based Violence in African Factories

Levi Strauss, The Children’s Place and Kontoor Brands have launched a pilot program aimed at ending gender-based harassment at five factories owned and operated by supplier Nien Hsing Textile Co., in Lesotho.

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Helsinki’s Flow Festival Introduces Artist Sustainability Rider

The Flow Festival’s new Sustainability Rider is a ready-to-use set of clauses that artists can add to their existing riders — tackling items from transportation and food to recycling and energy production.

Burgers for Biodiversity? How Much Difference Can the Impossible Burger Really Make?

For a country that loves its burgers, the Impossible Burger’s swift uptake has been a bit of a surprise. But it shouldn’t be — Impossible Foods is giving people what they really want: taste, health and ethics.

KLM Issues Global Call to Industry, Travelers to 'Fly Responsibly'

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. Just ahead of its 100th birthday, the Dutch airline calls on global aviation industry, individual travelers to join forces for sustainable air travel — or take the train, instead.

Philip Morris International Is Now in the Life Insurance Business

PMI’s new insurance company, reviti, offers discounted premiums to people who quit smoking or switch to e-cigarettes, and incentives for continued improvements in lifestyle habits.

Impossible Foods Celebrates Consumer Paradigm Shift to Plant-Based Meat

The report also offers a first look at soon-to-be-published research that helps quantify the ways that plant-based diets can literally turn back the clock on climate change.

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