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Circularity, Human Rights, Regeneration Pillars of Natura’s 2030 ‘Commitment to Life’ Strategy

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. “We are confident that we will be able to reach these targets by 2030, but we are ambitious to get there sooner; because that is what the planet needs and what our consumers are asking for.” — Christopher Davis, The Body Shop

How to Use Nature to Make Progress Across Several ESG Goals

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Investors and shareholders leading the push for greater ESG performance recognize that ESG challenges are complex, evolving and nuanced. The Family Forest Carbon Program allows companies to address a range of critical ESG issues that benefit the environment and rural communities.

Stella McCartney, Telus Join Initiative to Tackle Paper Packaging Problem

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Participation in Canopy’s Pack4Good initiative to keep the world’s ancient and endangered forests out of packaging supply chains doubles, with the addition of 11 new companies.

Fairtrade America Calls for Democratization of Data Across Supply Chains

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Farmers working within complex supply chains require democracy in data to obtain a living wage. If the goal is supply chain sustainability, then data needs to be shared among all stakeholders. 

Indigo Ag, Anheuser-Busch Rice-Growing Partnership a Major Win for Growers, Environment

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. After a successful pilot year, the two companies report GHG emissions and water savings well beyond their original targets — growers saved over 2 billion gallons of water and reduced emissions over 26%.

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300+ Business Leaders Tell Congress: We Can Build Back Better

Last week’s LEAD on Climate 2020 sent a message to Congress that business leaders have not lost sight of the climate crisis — even as they tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Washington should follow their lead.

Report Outlines Critical Actions for Beauty Brands to Sustainably ‘Make Up the Future’

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. A new report published this week by sustainability consulting group Quantis maps the urgent actions that cosmetics and personal care brands must address to achieve sustainability in today’s fast-changing world.

155 Business Leaders Push Governments for Net Zero COVID-Recovery Plan

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. In the largest-ever, UN-backed, CEO-led climate advocacy effort, major multinationals — all part of the Science Based Targets initiative — reaffirm their own commitments to achieving zero-carbon economy and call on governments to match their ambition.

Phin’s Food and Shelter Drive Needs Your Help to Benefit Those Affected by COVID-19

The social good relationship platform is donating its services in May and beyond in a bid to reach those affected by the crisis — and seeking corporate donors for the nationwide campaign.

Humanscale, EcoRise Partner to Bring Sustainability Education to Classrooms Across the US

Program will help teachers foster students’ leadership skills, critical thinking and environmental literacy; and provide a Student Innovation Fund for projects that improve schools’ environmental performance.

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Trending: Public, Private Sectors Rallying to Reduce COVID-Fueled Food Waste

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. In the face of rampant supply chain disruptions, resulting in mounting food waste, a nationwide distributor and an agricultural powerhouse are doing what they can to cut it out of the equation.

SB’20 Yokohama: Collaboration, Co-Creation Tackling the Challenges Facing Japan and the World

On the theme of “Delivering the Good Life,” SB'20 Yokohama was held on February 19–20 in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, just outside of Tokyo. The fourth SB conference in Japan attracted 231 speakers and more than 3,300 attendees, making it the largest-scale event in the global Sustainable Brands community.

Q&A: How Companies Can Benefit from the AFF’s Family Forest Carbon Program

The American Forest Foundation’s new program harnesses the collective potential of smaller US landowners to help them participate in carbon markets and carbon-credit schemes — not only benefiting them, but helping the companies that support them fuel the fight against climate change.

SB Corporate Members Collaborate to Drive Circular Innovation

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. When BASF and its customer and fellow Sustainable Brands Corporate Member, Stanley Black & Decker, realized they had similar interest in recycling technologies for plastics and battery materials, they decided to launch an innovation challenge.

Apple, Google Team Up on Contact-Tracing System for COVID-19

If only we had a reliable system for tracking the spread of the coronavirus, and future outbreaks … The two tech giants are collaborating on just that — and they insist it won’t compromise public privacy.

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Reimagining Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships in Times of Crisis

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. In a time when needs are growing but government resources are constricted, nonprofits are being asked to do more with fewer resources. Promises made by companies to fulfill the needs of their communities and their stakeholders are more important now than ever before — which is why we need social impact solutions that can do both.

Biodegradable, Recyclable: Designing Products for a Better End-of-Use Outcome

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. As part of an effort to recognize and learn from a wide array of organizations about the ways we can each make a positive impact on people and the planet, Shaw is spotlighting 10 diverse organizations intently focused on products and initiatives that support the wellbeing of people and the planet.

#WeStandTogether: What Better Time for Companies to Demonstrate Their Purpose?

During this time of crisis, it becomes self-evident that the Sustainable Brands community will provide the leadership and optimism our communities need. Collectively, we were built for this moment.

Teach a Man to Fish: Why Some Travel Companies Support Microfinance

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. While sustainable tourism offerings are increasing along with traveler interest in giving back to the communities that they visit, most operators support local organizations through donations. But a growing wave are opting for microfinance to create larger, lasting impacts for more people.

Pandemic Sees Brand Leaders Putting Purpose Before Profit

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. While the government stalls under pressure to provide necessary aid to the millions affected by COVID-19, a silver lining to this pandemic is being revealed as more and more businesses exemplify efforts to put people before profit.

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