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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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How WestRock Is Collaborating Its Way Toward a More Circular Economy

Here, WestRock shares insights from its Climate Week panel with the Coca-Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, GreenBlue and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

Trending: Levi’s, thredUP Fuel Growing Momentum Behind Secondhand Fashion

The launch of the Levi’s Secondhand marketplace and the rebrand of thredUP reflect growing consumer support of a circular economy and pride in wearing used clothes.

Greyston Bakery: The Path to — and ROI of — a Loyal, Engaged Workforce

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. After 25 years at Kraft Foods, Rich Jamesley was drawn to Greyston Bakery five years ago by its mission in using business for social good. I caught up with him recently to hear more about the challenges and rewards of working for this people-first organization.

‘Modern Metropolis’: Newsy Docuseries Examines the Collaborations Creating Sustainable Cities

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. A systems mindset illustrates how we're better together, how we're all connected, how a rising tide lifts all boats. That shift in thinking became evident as we documented the City of Cincinnati’s work to transform itself into a sustainable, "Modern Metropolis."

Biogen Puts $250M Toward Protecting the Climate, Human Health, Social Justice

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. With its commitment to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2040, Biogen aims to accelerate progress on improving air quality and addressing the harm being done to vulnerable communities around the world.

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When Do Carbon Credits Make Sense for Companies?

Addressing your company’s carbon footprint takes a comprehensive approach. Carbon offsets are a viable component of a larger strategy; and when procured smartly, can also help companies meet their other sustainability needs and goals.

Does Adopting Renewable Energy Feel Complex? 4 Considerations to Get You Started

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. When adopting a renewable energy strategy, here are four considerations all executives should keep in mind that will streamline the process and ensure their end results achieve their sustainability goals.

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.

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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. 

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?

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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.

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.

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