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Safety First: NSF and the Quest for Global Food Sustainability

While weekly headlines tout the efforts of major food companies and NGOs working to increase the sustainability of the food industry through reducing waste, improving packaging and responding to consumer demand for healthier choices, organizations such as NSF: The Public Health and Safety Organization are working behind the scenes on an

Danone North America: The World’s Largest B Corp on the Future of Business

A global food company present in more than 130 markets, Danone has always had a purpose agenda, even when it was an unusual idea. Danone committed to combine economic success and social progress in 1972, when the company’s founder, Antoine Riboud, began Danone’s “dual project.” As Danone has grown, that commitment has been apparent in initiatives such as the Danone Way sustainable-development guidelines that have helped Danone subsidiaries improve their impact since 2001; and the establishment of Danone Communities, which began with a partnership with Mohammed Yunus in Bangladesh in 2006.

P&G Smashes 2020 Goals, Raises the Bar with 'Ambition 2030'

The Procter & Gamble Company today announced it has achieved many of its 2020 environmental sustainability goals, has plans in place to meet the rest and has established new, broad-reaching goals for 2030.

What Matters Most to Millennials? Millennials Want to Matter

This is the seventh in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find links to the full series below. The business world has been obsessed with the millennials for quite some time now. Millennials are the largest working generation and have considerable influence as purchasers and drivers of consumer preferences. Yet we believe that leading corporations don’t understand the millennial mindset.

The Key to Authentic Engagement: Purpose Metrics that Matter

This is the sixth in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find links to the full series below.

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Trending: Footwear Takes Steps Toward Sustainability

As a division of the fashion industry, the footwear sector has a hefty environmental footprint. However, a slew of emerging brands are gearing up to change footwear’s future, raising the bar for the rest of the industry by embracing sustainable sourcing, ethical labor practices and transparency.

How to Coach Employees on Purpose

This is the fifth in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find links to the full series below.

Going Beyond Less Bad: Redefining Products, Brands for Positive Impact

“We want all of our three billion products we sell every year to be well on the path to being truly sustainable by 2025.”

Kashi Certified Transitional Program Increases 400% in Just 2 Years

Kashi continues to expand its Certified Transitional portfolio, announcing that with the support of consumers, it will now source Certified Transitional ingredients from more than 4,200 acres of farmland across the US — a 400 percent increase since the start of the program in 2016. Participating farmers have received more than $1 million to support their transition from conventional to organic.

The Role of Business in Driving Sustainable Consumption, Production

Business is increasingly aligning its activities with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A recent report shows that 43 percent of the world’s largest 250 companies are now linking their sustainability reporting to the SDGs.

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Tesco, Nestlé Poised to Benefit Most from Impending Plant-Based Protein Surge

A shift in consumer awareness around sustainability is causing a surge in demand for plant-based proteins — an emerging market opportunity that global food companies won’t want to miss. Prepared by the FAIRR initiative, a collaborative forum for investors aiming to raise awareness of the risks and opportunities associated with livestock production, in collaboration with 57 large investors worth a combined $2.4 trillion, the report urges food companies to diversify their protein sourcing away from a reliance on animal proteins.

Gold Standard, WWF Publish Best-Practice Guide to Accelerate Corporate Action on SDGs

Climate and development standard and certification body Gold Standard and WWF Switzerland have published a new report that seeks to help the private sector define and deliver ambitious strategies to achieve the goals outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Thinking More Sustainably Across the Apparel Supply Chain

Sustainable production standards for clothing continue to rise, with attention to sustainable materials and practices becoming a more integral part of the global apparel industry. In an effort to mitigate its impact on the environment, the sector has been taking important steps toward more sustainable product solutions. But are we doing enough?

Trending: Shifting Attitudes Towards Sustainability Shaping More Than Just Supply Chains

Growing consumer demand for apparel and consumer products made in socially and environmentally responsible ways continues to drive companies away from a business-as-usual model. But corporate behavior isn’t the only thing being influenced by shifting consumer attitudes — the concept of the ideal partner is also being shaped by sustainability.

New Science-Based Goals, Carbon Pricing Scheme to Help Heineken ‘Drop the C’

Heineken has unveiled a new sustainability strategy that will see the brewer increase renewable energy production, set science-based targets across distribution, cooling and packaging, and pilot an internal carbon pricing scheme.

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Impact Assessments — A Driver of Change?

At dormakaba, we aim to become the trusted industry leader and to make access in life smart and secure. We also want to be smart about the choices we make as a company — including how we manage sustainability. That is why we decided to conduct a sustainability impact assessment of our business activities. Our goal is to responsibly manage our business, focusing our sustainability efforts where we can have the most impact.

Striving for Future-Fitness: A Lesson from the Suffragettes

Societal expectations shift incessantly, like stones on a beach. Some ideas ripple gently across our collective consciousness, leaving barely a trace, while others swell and gather momentum, swelling into waves capable of dislodging the largest rocks. Established norms, which until moments before seemed immutable, are swept away. On February 6th, 1918, the Suffragettes won the right for women in the UK to vote. Not all women — it took another decade for this particular rock to right itself — but one hundred years ago today was the moment that the wave came crashing inexorably down.

OMRON: Building a Sustainable Company by Responding to Social Needs

This post has been translated from Japanese — read the original interview here.

Wall Street’s 2018 Push for Purpose

On Monday morning, the 8th of January, Apple’s board members had probably just recovered their iPhones from their kids, who had been using them all weekend for gaming, when they saw an open letter posted online by two of the company’s major investors. The shareholders called on Apple to take action against smartphone addiction amongst children.

The North Face: Successful Programs Start with Motivated Workers

News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship — in an era when the private sector is increasingly expected to play a positive role in improving our lives and societies. This is the 16th article in the series.

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