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The myriad new models and processes aimed at fixing the flaws in capitalism and laying the groundwork for practical, alternative economic frameworks designed to benefit all stakeholders.

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Healthy People, Healthy Ocean: How Conscious Consumers Are Helping Build a More Sustainable Seafood Sector

Healthy People, Healthy Ocean: How Conscious Consumers Are Helping Build a More Sustainable Seafood Sector

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. Recent research shows that people’s awareness of the link between their personal wellness and that of the environment has increased. How can simple solutions make a big impact? When it comes to food, we need to make it easy for people to make smart, sustainable choices.

SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond

At SB’s latest Trend Watching event, experts across a variety of fields and industries offered insights into how purpose-driven brands can effectively activate on everything from marketing to effective leadership to climate justice in our post-pandemic world.

Coalition Aims to Get US Back on Track with Paris Goals, Prove That ‘America Is All In’

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. As the US formally rejoins the Paris Agreement, a coalition of communities, businesses and institutions will play critical role in supporting an ambitious new US climate target and mobilizing whole-of-society climate action.

Destinations Limit Visitors, Define Ideal Travelers to Mitigate Overtourism

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. Popular destinations are increasingly prioritizing quality over quantity, dispersing travelers across larger geographic areas, and clearly defining the kind of travelers they want to attract. By addressing overtourism in this way, they also place locals’ wellbeing at the forefront.

7 Tips for Engaging Consumers on Circularity

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. If consumers are to embrace sustainable products en masse, they need better information to be able to make an informed choice — and this is where marketeers have a vital role to play.

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B Lab Outlines How, Why to Adopt Public Benefit Governance with New Playbook

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. More and more businesses are embracing the idea of stakeholder capitalism, but many are likely at a loss as to how to actually adapt their business models. B Lab’s new playbook is designed to help purpose-driven companies do just that.

New Plastic Credit Market Calls for Brands to Play a Key Role — Here's How

Plastic credits are poised to generate the momentum necessary to launch a circular plastic economy and give brands the opportunity to act. In order for brands to take action, they will need to follow these four priorities …

Latin America, Caribbean Embrace Transition to Circular Economy

A regional coalition, led by UNEP, will support access to financing by the public and private sector, with special emphasis on SMEs — to foster innovation and the implementation of specific projects in the region.

Finally, a New Era for the Voluntary Carbon Market

Thanks to some long-overdue digital transformations, carbon offsets can now be verified and issued on a near-real-time basis, software solutions handle costs and complexity, and accuracy is significantly enhanced. This is a win-win-win for project developers, carbon-offset buyers and the planet.

Introducing the Natural Next Step for Science-Based Targets

Setting science-based targets for nature — as Seventh Generation and other leading companies are doing — can bolster climate targets while also helping to protect and restore water, oceans, land and biodiversity.

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EVERFI Launches Black History Month Challenge to Promote Youth Education on Race, Equity

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. The company’s latest digital learning initiative aims to inspire students and spark critical conversations and learning around race and equity, year-round.

Landmark Review Calls for Nature to Be at the Center of Economic Decision-Making

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. The UK Government commissioned an independent, global Review on the Economics of Biodiversity in Spring 2019. The report urges policymakers to start valuing ecosystems and says GDP encourages unsustainable growth.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Sustainability, Climate Change Strategies

COVID-19 showed us that we can respond quickly to a crisis, and that industry collaboration is an achievable goal. Looking ahead, we have an opportunity to redefine our planet’s future by setting more ambitious sustainability goals and shortening the timeframe in which we deliver on them.

330+ Companies with Ambitious Science-Based Targets Exceeding Paris Emissions Goals

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. SBTi target-setters are ahead of schedule: Since setting targets, these companies are reducing annual emissions at a rate that exceeds the rate needed to limit warming to 1.5°C.

S’well’s New Sustainability-as-a-Service Platform Riding GroundS’well of Demand for Circular Products

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Best known for its fashionable reusable bottles and hydration accessories, S’well recently launched GroundS’well — a sustainability-as-a-service platform that aims to help brands improve consumer habits while decreasing single-use plastic waste.

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Trending: Welcome to the Age of Stakeholder Capitalism

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Two global coalitions have committed to make good on their companies’ DEI commitments; and adhere to a new set of Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics, respectively. Larry Fink’s annual CEO letter expounds on the need for both.

Apple, Starbucks Expand Efforts to Foster Racial Equity, Opportunity

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. If 2020 was the year major corporations pledged to do their part to help end systemic racism and inequities, 2021 will see whether many of them walk their talk. Here is how Apple and Starbucks are attempting to make good on their commitments …

Groundbreaking Report Shows Pathway to Scale for Reusable, Circular Packaging Models

In the report, Closed Loop Partners, IDEO and the NextGen Consortium share learnings from multiple pilots of reusable coffee cup systems that eliminate waste.

Prince Charles’ ‘Terra Carta’ Urges Business, Finance to Put Nature at Heart of 2030 Recovery Plan

Cross-Posted from Leadership. Inspired by the Magna Carta, the ‘Terra Carta’ (Earth Charter) calls on CEOs from around the world to engage and play their part in leading the global transition to a low-carbon future by 2030.

What Have We Learnt About Building Post-Pandemic Cities for All?

Mobility is a fundamental aspect of cities; and a city only evolves when all of its inhabitants can fully participate in it. Inclusive urban mobility and accessible technologies are some of the best allies to forge cities for all and to improve the life of seniors and people with disabilities.

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