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The Next Economy

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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What the CEO ‘Purpose of Business’ Declaration Is — and What It Isn’t

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. 181 CEOs have signed on to broader purpose — skepticism is warranted, but this is potentially a BFD. Now, let’s see if these companies deliver, and help them when they do — and challenge them when they don’t.

Purpose at Work: How Brandless Creates Community by Making Better Stuff Available to All

Communicating your brand’s purpose is vital to creating emotional connections with your customers. But it must be done authentically and in line with your overall brand positioning, story and tone of voice.

The World in 2030: 9 Megatrends to Watch

Look, we could all just wait and see where these historic waves take us. But I prefer that we all work proactively to ensure that a better, thriving future is the one we choose.

First Batch of Salmon Gold™ Enters Supply Chains of Tiffany & Co, Apple

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. An innovative approach to sourcing gold responsibly and restoring fish habitats in Alaska and Canada, Salmon Gold meets the needs of manufacturing and retail companies that responsibly source minerals for their products.

7 Things to Know About the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land

The IPCC's new report highlights the critical importance of land — both as a source of greenhouse gas emissions and as a climate change solution.

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Q&A: How Akamai, VPPAs Are Paving the Way for a Corporate Clean Energy Future

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Akamai, which has committed to power the internet more sustainably, took part in the US’ first corporate aggregated VPPA — a game-changing approach for smaller renewable energy buyers.

New Book Shows How, 10 Years In, Sharing Economy Is Improving Millions of Lives

Published to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the sharing economy, 'Generation Share' captures 200 untold stories of how sharing models are saving and transforming the lives of millions across the world.

Report: Food Giants Capitalizing on Consumers’ ‘Appetite for Disruption’

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. $5.3 trillion investor coalition reports on how global food companies including Tesco, Carrefour and Nestlé are responding to consumer demand for alternative proteins

200 CEOs Call on New EU Leaders for Sustainable Europe by 2030

Cross-Posted from Leadership. The CEOs say they will be calling on three newly elected EU leaders to work with them to implement an overarching strategy for a Sustainable Europe by 2030.

New Film Highlights South Africa’s Unsung Plastic Waste Heroes

A new short documentary explores the lives and livelihoods of the young men indirectly serving the environment through recycling as a means of income.

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10 Breakthrough Technologies That Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It

How can the world feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while also advancing economic development, protecting and restoring forests, and stabilizing the climate?

New Online Library, Curriculum Aiming to Engage Students, Researchers on the SDGs

Cross-Posted from Leadership. The aim of this new venture from academic publishing giant Taylor & Francis is to enable students and tutors to deliver the change they want throughout their careers and lives.

Trending: Ratcheting Up to Sustainable Activewear, Inside and Out

ALLIED Feather & Down relaunches its global supply chain education and traceability tool for outdoor brands and consumers, while Arc’Teryx goes circular with Rock Solid Used Gear.

6 Ways to Shift Business for Real, Positive Impact

Cross-Posted from Leadership. To answer the call of this climate emergency, we need business to shift from being ‘less negative’ to being ‘for good,’ and to redefine ‘profit’ to include social and environmental benefit.

Higher Education Needs a Higher Bar to Equip Us for a Flourishing Future

Our consumption and production systems will soon need re-engineering, so that all nine billion of us can live well within our planetary boundaries. Are higher education institutions doing enough to equip our professionals for these roles?

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‘Good Stuff’ Pop-Up Brings Circular Economy to Life in Manhattan

Can frustration over a broken toaster and a balky vacuum, exacerbated by the sleeplessness that goes with mothering a newborn, catalyze the scaling up of a circular economy for consumer products?

PepsiCo’s Multi-Pronged ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Initiative Launches in Peru

The PepsiCo Foundation’s US$2M grant to Ciudad Saludable will support recyclers and their organizations to become part of the recycling system within the country.

Philip Morris International Is Now in the Life Insurance Business

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. 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.

Indigo to Remove 1 ‘Terraton’ CO2 from Atmosphere Through Regenerative Farming

“The potential for agricultural soils to capture and store atmospheric carbon dioxide is the most hopeful potential solution that I know of to address climate change.” — Indigo CEO David Perry

AI, Biomaterials, Circularity: The A-B-Cs of a Flourishing Future

On Monday and Tuesday at SB’19 Detroit, dozens of encouraging stories and divergent strategies emerged from the growing roster of organizations on a mission to improve some of our most common products and services.

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