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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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New, UN-Backed Chocolate Bar Enables Consumers to Directly Impact Farmer Livelihoods

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. The Other Bar is an experiment in influencing consumer behaviour through quantifiable proof of impact. If it can prove that consumers will buy and be loyal to impactful products, the hope is that bigger brands will want to follow suit, turning their marketing dollars into impact.

Maldives, Parley for the Ocean Creating New Model for Healthy ‘Future Island Nations’

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. They plan to develop a scalable model for government- and industry-led responses to ocean and climate threats, and establish proof of concept for a new economy in which harmful materials and business practices are relics of the past.

The Climate Crisis-Mitigation Opportunity in America’s Backyard

With a narrow window to address the climate crisis, businesses must make the most of the opportunities in front of us. Family-owned forests offer a natural climate solution that can deliver real impact today and well into the future.

Do We Need Science-Based Targets for Plastic?

How much plastic recycling is enough to save our seas? It might be time to do the math and set forth quantifiable expectations and accountabilities for plastic production, use and recovery, as we’ve started to do with emissions.

Wanted: ‘Moonshot' Thinking for the Planet’s New Challenges

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. 'Moonshot' thinking means applying disruptive, innovative thinking to difficult problems. Today, we have access to means and resources that were unimaginable 50 years ago. Let’s make the impossible possible again.

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Emerging Food Trend a Win for Sustainability

Increasing the diversity of foods used won’t just deliver flavor and a unique sales angle, but also support more resilient and sustainable production.

SB’19 Montevideo: The Road to a Healthy World Is Paved with ‘Transformative Promises’

In the first gathering of the SB community in Uruguay, change agents from a wide swath of perspectives shared their visions of what’s necessary to course-correct our way to a healthy, flourishing future — and where the power really lies in driving change.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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