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Follow the growing amount of collaborative work — cross-functional, cross-sector, pre-competitive and more — bringing about massive, disruptive, needed shifts to business as usual.

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Ahead of Black Friday, Brands Join Fight Against Paper Packaging Problem

Ahead of Black Friday, Brands Join Fight Against Paper Packaging Problem

22 more brands have joined Canopy’s Pack4Good campaign to greatly reduce the three billion trees cut down every year for paper packaging.

Combatting Food Insecurity Takes More Than a Village

As Congress signs off for Thanksgiving, roughly 12 million Americans could soon lose jobless benefits. The hope is that people and companies continue to step up; government programs continue, and the flexibility the food supply chain has gained during COVID will enable a nimbler switch to accommodate future need.

UN Business and Human Rights Forum, Day 2: What’s New in Mandatory Human Rights ’Due Diligence’ Law?

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Companies are obliged to monitor and manage environmental and human rights standards in their supply chains. This week saw major steps forward in support for enforcing human rights due diligence by law, as well as major debates in shaping the new laws. Here are my 10 takeaways from the debates.

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Day 1: ‘The Most Vulnerable Are Always in Your Supply Chain’

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. What links the two major themes to emerge from the day — COVID and climate — is the need for companies to take steps to assist vulnerable people in supply chains, and to ensure their needs are always taken into account. 

Q&A: FSC on the Role of Brands in the Fight Against Climate Change

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. As Forest Stewardship Council Director General Kim Carstensen explains, the certification helps brands take climate action by offering a simple way for consumers to make a difference, connected to tangible impacts in forests.

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Corporate Collaboration Drives Recovery from Historic Wildfires

Cross-sector collaborations help ensure that this high-impact work is carried out with urgency and awareness. Through our Wildfire Restoration Collaborative, eight of our major corporate partners have committed to help drive awareness and action around wildfire recovery.

Collaboration, Not Competition, Is the Key to Affordable and Sustainable Fashion

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is a knowledge-sharing platform and partnership for the entire cotton supply chain. It offers brands and retailers better access to the cotton data that they need to be more sustainable.

Embracing Collaboration Is Key to Delivering the Low-Carbon World We Need

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. A recent collaboration between Shell Energy and Wells Fargo shows how the corporate world has responded to the evolving market — and how using renewable energy just makes good business sense.

Mastercard Partners to Digitally Empower Small Businesses in Latin America

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Bancolombia, Banco Galicia, Citibanamex and Mercado Libre are part of the Partnership, committed to accelerate business recovery and inclusive growth efforts in the region.

How WestRock Is Collaborating Its Way Toward a More Circular Economy

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Here, WestRock shares insights from its Climate Week panel with the Coca-Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, GreenBlue and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

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‘Modern Metropolis’: Newsy Docuseries Examines the Collaborations Creating Sustainable Cities

A systems mindset illustrates how we're better together, how we're all connected, how a rising tide lifts all boats. That shift in thinking became evident as we documented the City of Cincinnati’s work to transform itself into a sustainable, "Modern Metropolis."

Why Collaboration Is Crucial for Plastics Industry Disruption

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. To date, plastic recycling has nibbled around the edges. Just like with the climate crisis — no single nation or company can fix our plastic pollution problem on its own; success will only be realized via coordinated efforts.

Can We Halve Global Food Waste by 2030? Not Without Our Suppliers

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. While some nations and food companies have made encouraging progress and crossed the halfway mark towards meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, there’s still a long way to go.

Primark and CottonConnect: Bringing Sustainable Cotton from Field to Fashion

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme — potentially the largest independent programme managed by a fashion retailer — enables it to trace the source of its sustainable cotton, right down to the community it was grown in.

Why We're Committed to Ensuring Access to Parks for All by 2050

At 10 Minute Walk, we are working with city leaders across the US to make sure that 100 percent of people in US cities have access to safe, quality green space within a 10-minute walk by 2050.

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US Corporates, Governments, NGOs Join Global Push to Plant 1T Trees

Healthy and resilient forests are a key part of efforts to combat the negative impacts of climate change. Studies have shown trees can reduce temperatures by 9 degrees and energy costs by $7.8 billion a year. 

We Need Safe Water to Fight COVID-19 — And We Need to Provide It Now

Now that we have entered a moment of heightened global awareness of safe water as a cornerstone of public health and community well-being, we must join hands with others to make the investments needed to save lives. 

US Plastics Pact Aims to Ignite Further Change Toward Circular Economy for Plastic

60+ brands, retailers, government agencies, and NGOs collaborate to advance all plastic packaging to become reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

General Mills, Nestlé, Walmart CEOs Lead Coalition to End Food Waste Worldwide

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. The Coalition of Action to End Food Waste aims to enact measures that benefit the environment and the global economy, and ensure more food makes it to stores and onto consumers’ tables.

Strengthening Collaboration Between Farmers and Landowners Key to Improving Conservation

The relationship between non-operating landowners, which own 62% of Midwest farmland, and the farmers to whom they rent land is vital to achieving wide-scale adoption of soil-health and nutrient-management practices across US croplands.

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