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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Poll Finds Disconnect Between Spanish, Latin American Mobility Preferences, Sustainability

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. While private car is the preferred mode of transport for Spanish and Latin Americans, 70% think cars take up too much space in cities. Cabify is working to raise awareness on the impact of transport and advancing a pioneering environmental strategy to decarbonize urban mobility.

Carbon Footprint Measurement and Challenges: A Case Study

Cuningham was commissioned to estimate GHG emissions for a company with $6.6B in annual sales and operations in 14 states, with 305 locations comprising more than 4M square feet. Companies’ real work begins when their GHGs are known and they can decide how to respond to newfound knowledge about their impacts.

Scaling Reuse Must Include Consensus on Safety, Design, Considerations for Cities

Cities are complex ecosystems that both exacerbate and suffer from the scale of packaging waste. Standards for key areas of design, safety and city programming minimize risk, drive collaboration and provide trustworthy information for stewarding game-changing reuse strategies.

Trending: Baby Steps on Eliminating Transport Emissions Still Leave Big Carbon Footprint

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Wednesday was Transport Day at COP26; and promising corporate and government pledges came together from airlines, automakers and the shipping industry. But the question remains: Are we doing enough, fast enough?

Blended Finance Offers the Best Approach to Climate Change Adaptation

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. With so little time left, we must prepare for the colossal climate challenges yet to come. We hope our approach to public-private blended finance will inspire other multinationals, investors and climate funds to support protective measures that ensure the climate resilience of their supply chains and the global economy.

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Consent and the Climate Crisis: How Learnings From #MeToo Can Reframe the Conversation

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. If #MeToo has taught us anything, it’s that the privileged cannot ultimately succeed if others suffer as a result. So, too, humanity cannot thrive if nature, future generations and the less privileged have no voice in the decisions we make.

‘Lead With We’: How to Drive Business Growth Through Collectivized Purpose

Cross-Posted from Leadership. Business leaders are best positioned to facilitate meaningful change — not only for our bottom lines, but for the collective good. Together, we will create a transcendent practice of business that restores and protects the natural and social systems on which all our futures depend.

Ready to Kelp: How the ‘Kelp Bill’ Unlocked a Potential Game Changer in the Climate Fight

Now finally legal in New York, kelp farming is an environmental engineering solution ready-made for sequestering carbon and nitrogen, improving soil health, cleaning up waterways and creating jobs — a ‘suite of benefits’ that could make it a climate game changer.

Dramatically Decarbonizing Our World: A Blueprint for Global Circularity

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. With specific investments, partnerships and innovations all directed at the various steps of the plastics system, Dow’s approach provides a blueprint for how industry can build a foundation for a circular economy and the reduction of emissions.

SBTi Launches World-First Net-Zero Corporate Standard

Cross-Posted from New Metrics. The Standard clarifies that rapid action to halve emissions before 2030 and long-term deep emissions cuts of 90-95% before 2050 are crucial for net-zero targets to align with science.

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Tourism Carbon Labels Educate Travelers, Motivate Companies to Reduce Emissions

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Given the pandemic pause, it’s hard to say whether these labels will sway decision-making for travelers. Regardless, these publicly shared labels hold travel companies accountable for measuring, sharing and continuing to reduce their carbon emissions.

Report: US Plastics Production to Outpace Coal in Driving Climate Change by 2030

Beyond Plastics says the report's estimates are conservative; many emissions remain uncounted because current regulations do not require the industry to report them.

Corporations Are Ready to Act: Will Regulators Step Up at COP26?

Almost 1,000 companies have already adopted 1.5°C-aligned, science-based targets — now, we need governments to harness this momentum and work to provide clarity for companies that are ready to accelerate their climate action with equally ambitious policies and incentives.

Marci Zaroff: Regenerative Ag Can Heal the Textile Industry — and the Planet

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Entrepreneur and author Marci Zaroff coined the term ‘eco-fashion’ back in the mid-‘90s. Here, we discuss why sustainable fashion has taken so long to have its ‘moment’ and how regenerative ag could heal the planet along with the damaging textile industry.

Your Gender Story: Why Embracing Our Human Complexity Is Key for Regenerative Leadership

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. Creating truly gender-inclusive workplaces requires more than just including pronouns in email signatures. Reimagine Gender CEO Lisa Kenney explains why a broader understanding of gender is critical for leaders going forward and why getting to know our own Gender Stories is the first step.

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Co-Creating Breakthrough Solutions for the Future We Want

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. To regenerate the system, we have to regenerate how we work together. What if we brought the experience of elders and the courage of the next generation together with the brand leaders tasked with shifting paradigms and making essential decisions?

Clearing the Way for Action: The Need for Coordination, Consistency to Close the Loop on Plastics

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. Dow aims to not only provide more sustainable products, but to share our expertise to support people and our planet’s wellbeing. For that expertise to reach its highest potential, it must be backed by international cooperation at every level.

Decolonizing Wealth: What If Money Could Heal Us?

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. In this excerpt from his bestselling book, "Decolonizing Wealth," award-winning author and philanthropic advisor Edgar Villanueva provides a glimpse into how money can help to disrupt some of the deep, systemic inequities in this country, instead of continuing to feed them.

Cartier, Kering Lead Initiative to Future-Fit Watch and Jewelry Production

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. The two luxury giants and the Responsible Jewellery Council have partnered on an industry-first initiative to broaden and strengthen efforts to transform the jewelry industry for climate resilience, with the SDGs at their core.

OPLN: Experiential Learning for the Win (or, How to Really Turn the Tide on Global Plastic Pollution)

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. 2019’s Ocean Plastics Leadership Summit transformed not only its host organization and its 165 participants — it catalyzed action around plastic waste at an unprecedented scale. We caught up with Ocean Plastic Leadership Network founder Dave Ford to learn more.

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