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94 Mayors Recognize Global Climate Emergency, Support Global Green New Deal

At the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, mayors of 94 cities herald a Global Green New Deal to “drive an urgent, fundamental and irreversible transfer of global resources away from fossil fuels and into action that averts the climate emergency.”

With Less Than 4,000 Days to Go, Business Contribution to SDGs Falling Woefully Short

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Despite some progress since the goals were launched in 2015, advancement over the past four years has been stifled due to socioeconomic, geopolitical and technological uncertainties, hindering CEOs’ sustainability efforts.

Redesigning the Purpose of Business for Humanity: Let’s Talk Know-How

A few weeks ago, The Business Roundtable reached a major milestone on the path toward a broadly accepted redefinition of business purpose. What's next? We have some ideas.

6 Exceptional Young, Female Activists Recognized for Environmental Leadership

A signature element of Earth Island Institute’s year-round New Leaders Initiative, Brower Youth Award winners demonstrate passion and leadership, as well as a commitment to the communities their work serves.

3 Ways Your Company Can Answer the Business Roundtable’s Call to Support Communities

Last month, 181 CEOs in the Business Roundtable (BRT) agreed to new principles for how corporations should act. But how can we develop policies, strategies and programs that really do “support the communities in which we work,” as the principles state?

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180 CEOs Redefine Corporate Purpose to Promote ‘An Economy That Serves All’

The new Statement outlines a modern standard for corporate responsibility; while framed in the context of the US, it should serve as a new standard for business globally. 

Automakers, California Reach Landmark Agreement on Clean Emission Standards

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Ford, VW, Honda and BMW — which together represent about a third of the US market — are using their collective heft to fight for cleaner air in the US.

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

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

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.

Report: Highest-Emitting Companies Off-Track to Meet Paris Climate Goals

Landmark ‘State of the Transition’ research assesses 274 high-emitting companies for $14 trillion-backed Transition Pathway Initiative, and puts investors on “emergency footing.”

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6 Ways to Shift Business for Real, Positive Impact

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.

Business for Nature: Our Economy, Wellbeing Depend on Restoring Biodiversity

A diverse group of influential international organizations has launched a global coalition to elevate a business call for comprehensive action to reverse nature loss and restore the planet’s vital natural systems.

The Evolution of the CMO

Considering today's rapidly changing media landscape, it's clear that the scope and sphere of the CMO role has shifted dramatically.

Committing to the Sustainability Journey: How Do You Know When Your Company Is ‘Ready?’

Deciding if you’re ready is a lot like deciding if you’re happy. “Ready” doesn’t mean totally or even confidently prepared. Here’s a starter checklist to help you know when your company is ready — and any one of these can be enough of a spark to light a fire.

Why Leaders Must Drive Change by Putting the SDGs at the Heart of Business

With only a little over a decade left to meet the SDGs by 2030, it is crucial to maintain — or, better said, create — a stable and fair world. To accelerate our actions to achieve the Goals, we need trust. And that trust will grow when we achieve the Goals.

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#BrandsforGood on Mission to Bring ‘Good Life’ to Life for Consumers

When SB’s Corporate Member group agreed they hadn’t cracked the nut as to how to create that elusive “pull factor” toward more conscious consumer habits and purchasing behaviors, the Brands for Good collaboratory was born.

Q&A: Nat Geo on Its Mission to ‘Activate’ Global Citizens, Drive Change Through Stories

National Geographic’s efficacy lies at the nexus of science, entertainment and purpose. We spoke with CMO Jill Cress to learn how this ‘purpose-native’ media giant maximizes its impacts through strategic partnerships.

SB’19 Paris: The Future of Leadership Is Bold, Brave and Feminine

Europe’s largest event on innovation and sustainability, Sustainable Brands '19 Paris — taking place this week — echoes the growing call for a shift away from ‘command and control’ styles of leadership. Because time is running out…

3 Lessons Learned from SB’19 Paris, Day 1

Sustainable Brands ‘19 Paris could not have opened at a more apposite moment. Across Europe, activists demanding more action on issues that matter have taken over the narrative. — the expectation for those in power to take action has reached a fever pitch.

Luke’s Lobster Grows Impact, Revenue by Working With Fellow B Corps

“B Corp acts as a filter. You’re much more likely to get quality and follow-through in a long-lasting way from a B Corp.”

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