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Sekisui Chemical Launches New Global Website to Teach About SDGs

Sekisui Chemical Launches New Global Website to Teach About SDGs

SEKISUI SDGs Academy encourages users to think in an enjoyable way about the connections between themselves and the SDGs, through activities such as card games, which involve information about the company’s own products.

WWF’s New ‘ReSource’ to Give Visibility Into Companies’ Progress in Reducing Plastic

ReSource isn’t another commitment or a new partnership, by design: To join, companies have to publicly share data and progress on their plastic-reduction efforts.

JUST Capital: The Good Listener Transforming Capitalism

By leaning into its data, tirelessly communicating the value of policy transparency at the corporate level, and providing unbiased reporting to the US workforce and consumer, JUST Capital is flipping the narrative on capitalism.

Study: Most Brands' Support of Causes Is Not Breaking Through to Gen Z

New study from DoSomething Strategic reveals disconnect between brands and their support of social causes in minds of younger consumers. Savage x Fenty, Dove, and Love Beauty and Planet receive among the highest association between brand and cause.

6 Tactics for Optimizing Corporate Communications on Climate Action

Communications on climate action needs to be grounded in strategic, results-based initiatives — always. These six approaches will help ensure that your communications are impactful in reinforcing your company’s sustainability strategy.

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Sportswear, Outdoor Brands Lead on Transparency; Luxury Is Waking Up

On the sixth anniversary of the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed over 1,100 garment workers, Fashion Revolution’s most recent Transparency Index indicates slow progress across the industry.

Scientists, NGOs Call for ‘Global Deal for Nature’ to Protect Half the World’s Lands and Seas

Conservation scientists, NGOs and indigenous leaders urge governments to adopt a “Global Deal for Nature” as a companion to the Paris Agreement. A corresponding study establishes science-based conservation targets for the entire planet.

'Mdudu,' Political Correctness & Sustainable Storytelling

Doing good does not require everyone to be insufferably ‘good’; re-engineering narratives and characters to remove the inappropriate and sometimes highly imperfect humanity of them leaves a massive hole in the realm of sustainability communications.

How to Promote Your Sustainability Story on Social Media as a B2B Company

Social media thrives on compelling storytelling, and chances are that your sustainability efforts have the capacity to pull on your audience’s heartstrings better than another post promoting your product or service.

Behavior Change Pilot Makes UK Consumers ‘Smarter’ About Water Use

Not only did Anglian Water’s ‘Smarter Drop’ project deliver impressive reduction in water consumption amongst consumers, it created impressive gains in brand loyalty and trust for the UK utility.

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In Face of Rampant Seafood Fraud, Study Reveals Efficacy of MSC Label

Reports over the last decade have revealed an average global seafood mislabeling rate of 30%, but a study released today shows species mislabeling rate for MSC-certified seafood is less than 1%.

Storytelling for Sustainability: How Opening Up Can Open a Whole New Frontier

Our community has made tremendous strides in building a better world, but if we leverage the combined power of people and data to build a better narrative, we can open up a whole new era of possibilities. We’ve got to put some soul in sustainability.

5 Cultural Shifts Brands Should Adapt to in 2019

2018 marked some pretty major cultural changes, and that’s going to have effects on brand identity development.

Brands Expand Partnerships, Amplify Messaging in Support of Gender Equality

adidas, Diageo and HP launch new films and campaigns, while PepsiCo tackles gender equality in agriculture for International Women’s Day.

Study: Consumers Want to Trust the Fish They Are Eating

The vast majority of consumers across 22 countries would like to see sustainability information for seafood products in stores and on packaging.

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New Nat Geo, P&G Media Platform to ‘ACTIVATE’ Solutions to Global Issues

Nat Geo, P&G, Global Citizen launch storytelling partnership, documentary series to drive action around global challenges connected to extreme poverty

Was I Asleep During This Year’s Super Bowl?

Quick laughs, bad jokes, celebrities — but very few with a message

Giving Consumers a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Sustainable Forestry

With certified companies such as Procter & Gamble, the FSC is advancing a strategy to help consumers understand the impacts of their purchases.

What Are the Fastest-Growing Social Issues Consumers Care About?

“If there is one take-away for brands after reviewing this study, we hope it’s this: What matters most to your stakeholders should matter the most to your company.”

2019: The Year of the Civic CEO

New mediums of communication, power and trust produced the Civic CEO, and she is here to stay.

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