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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.

Electronics Giants, Global Orgs Launch Circular Electronics Partnership

Cisco, Dell, Google and Microsoft are among the founding members of the alliance — which sees the biggest names in tech, consumer goods and waste management working together to enable a circular economy for electronics by 2030.

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is with This Socially Impactful Money Move

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. We’re calling on companies across the country to deposit $1M of their banked dollars today into credit unions serving low-income communities. Thanks to our partnership with Inclusiv, this is one smart, seamless, socially conscious money move.

Carbon Offsets: Sowing the Seeds of a Climate-Resilient Future

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. As companies race to address climate change, unlocking the carbon potential from responsibly managed forests creates a powerful new way for companies to offset their unavoidable emissions.

Safety, Nature, Resourcefulness Are Key Features of Sustainable Urban Design

The move toward more sustainable, inclusive and safer cities isn’t just better for the environment. These spaces contribute to a higher quality of life, foster community, encourage collaboration, and are more resilient and economically productive.

Best Foot Forward: Could Fashion Be the Next Big Thing in Corporate Social Purpose?

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. A growing breed of fashion brands has adopted social purpose to propel their business models. They are transitioning themselves and the entire industry to be a force for good in the world. And that’s fashionable.

Cities Can Have Something for Everyone When Created by Everyone

At Cabify, our team’s female representation more than doubles the technology sector’s average. Safe and inclusive transport plays a crucial role in socially sustainable development — so, if we want truly inclusive cities, we must also listen to women.

From Coal Mine to Clean Energy: How One Company Can Make a Difference

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Talking about climate change didn’t resonate with the Koch team. But when we talked about capturing and monetizing wasted resources, their ears perked up. We’ve been transparent with the economics of this project, so that others may imitate it — which would give us all a chance to help avert climate disaster.

‘Net-Zero Emissions by 2050’ and ‘2°C’ Climate Targets: The Devil’s in the Details

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. If you are truly looking for ways to maintain or establish your company as a leader in sustainability, and to minimize backlash from critical stakeholder groups, get thee to a 1.5°C science-based target as soon as you can.

SB’21 Asia-Pacific: In Asia, the Time for a Sustainable Recovery Is Now

In many parts of Asia, COVID-19 is relatively under control; and the focus is on recovery. How the region responds, and how much companies push for a sustainable post-pandemic economy could influence the entire world, due to Asia’s place as the global driver of innovation and change.

Crowdsourced Impact Investing Mobilizes Regeneration Effort in Portugal

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. GoParity — an innovative investment platform that finances sustainable projects through crowdlending — has enabled the villagers of fire-ravaged Belver, Portugal to expedite access to much-needed recovery funds and quickly begin reforesting.

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.

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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