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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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Trending: 4 Steps Forward for a Circular Economy for Fashion

Eastman's new Naia Renew portfolio, ASOS’ first circular collection, and the launch of brands Borobabi and Covalent add to the budding landscape of fashion that chips away at the rampant waste created by the industry.

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.

Rubicon Reports Progress on Building a New Plastics Economy

In 2018, we committed to grow the volume and quality of recycled plastics by 15% each year. This year, Rubicon is proud to report a 40% increase in the volume of recycled plastics from 2018 to 2019, which far exceeds our goal.

How Companies Can Accelerate Their Transformation to Net Zero

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Net Zero Now™ helps companies strengthen customer relationships, drive sales growth, improve their procurement strategy, and deliver the transformation that is required to address the climate emergency.

Enabling Climate-Smart Eating: Lessons from Our Carbon-Labeling Journey

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Food choices are motivated by everything from emotional triggers to individual dietary needs and social norms. But information is power. The carbon transparency movement is here, and we hope other brands will join us in hastening its spread. 

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Survey: Gen Z Counting on Brands to Help Create a ‘Radically Better Future’

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. New BBMG-GlobeScan study finds the next generation of citizens is looking for transformative brand leadership, co-created solutions, and radical change for the future they want.

Hey, Milton … Here We Are, After 50 Years of Friedmanomics

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. What is the responsibility of business? Fifty years on, it’s clear there’s more to the answer than you thought.

Walmart Announces Goal to Become a Regenerative Company

The world’s largest retailer targets zero emissions by 2040 and aims to protect or restore at least 50M acres of land and 1M square miles of ocean by 2030 — but are there gaps in its plan?

EVERFI Commits $100M to End Systemic Social, Economic Inequity in K-12 Schools

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. The social impact education provider will offer free digital education and tools to close gaps that lead to long-term, systemic inequalities for at-risk students.

73% of Execs Agree: Companies Must Take Stands on Social Justice Issues

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. But many executives cite barriers — such as pleasing too many stakeholders with differing views — as part of Corporate America’s challenge in making authentic progress on social issues.

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Science Based Targets Initiative Developing Global Standard for Corporate Net-Zero Targets

SBTi has released a new paper that lays the foundations for establishing credible, science-based net-zero targets for the corporate sector.

Facing Finance's Race Problem: How a Diverse Financial System Can Narrow Inequality

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. When everyone involved in financial product development looks the same — either on paper, or by the color of their skin — then, what we ultimately create often fuels inequality.

Google Has Erased Its Entire ‘Carbon Legacy,’ Sets Sights on 100% Carbon-Free Power

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Google was the first major company to become carbon neutral, in 2007. Now, the tech giant says it is the first company in the world to eliminate its entire carbon footprint.

Dr. Bronner’s Campaign Extols Healing Powers of Psychedelic Therapies

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. The company’s limited-edition “Heal Soul!” label on its 32oz. Castile Liquid Soaps aims to educate the public about these life-saving therapies, and the advocacy organizations and ballot initiatives that are advancing this work.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Sustainability, Equity and Resilient Design

Here, Purpose Built Communities president Carol Naughton discusses how sustainability and designing for resiliency can help to end intergenerational poverty, strengthen economically diverse communities and aid in neighborhood revitalization.

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Report: Unlocking Manufacturer Innovation Key to Achieving Circular Fashion

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. With the COVID-19 and climate crises threatening industry’s dominant business model — which is based on continued growth in production — circular models will need to be at the heart of fashion’s growth plans going forward.

Building Back Better Demands More Thoughtful Tourism

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. COVID-19 has demonstrated that changes must be made in order to support and secure the future of travel. Along with elevated safety protocols, a genuine commitment to sustainability provides a roadmap to a more responsible travel industry.

Casey’s General Stores: Fueling Community Growth Through Biodiesel

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Through its commitment to supporting local producers and providing customers new fuel options, Casey’s has become a key player in the biodiesel industry.

Planned Obsolescence and Your Right to Repair

Have you ever wondered why some consumer goods don't last? From cell phones to household appliances and clothing to automobile tires, some products we use every day could last much longer. But they don't.

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

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. 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. 

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