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Are We Capable of Enacting Lasting, Positive Change After Disruption and Crisis?

Are We Capable of Enacting Lasting, Positive Change After Disruption and Crisis?

The shadow of the unknown due to COVID could derail progress we’ve made toward a more sustainable future or it can motivate us to do better, faster. Now is the time for stakeholders throughout every organization to dig deep and figure out what they want their future to look like, and how they can make that happen.

Community Support, Collaboration Signal Resilient Future for Co-operatives

The coronavirus pandemic has made clear the importance of each person and business acting individually to work toward a shared goal that benefits society as a whole. Co-ops are inherently set up for resilience, as they act with the best interest of the community in mind.

Shelter from the Storm: Overcoming Challenges to Build a Resilient, Sustainable Society

In a recent conversation about the role of his company in ensuring a sustainable future in times of increasing uncertainty, MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings’ Shiro Fujii said, “We don’t see ourselves simply as an insurance provider, but as a risk solutions expert.”

12 More Brands Using Their Powers for Good During the Pandemic

As the COVID crisis wears on, we wanted to applaud 10 more of our Sustainable Brands community members that have donated their time, money and products and/or pivoted their business models to get people in need what they need, fast.

4 Ways Smaller, Sustainable Brands Are Adapting to COVID-19

These four Fairtrade-certified brands show that during times of crisis, brands can support their communities — near or far — with some creativity and hard work, regardless of size.

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90+ Companies Now Certified Climate Neutral

Barely a year since its launch, almost 100 brands are now sporting the label, demonstrating full accountability for their carbon footprint.

US Consumers Looking to Business, Rather Than Government, for Leadership During Pandemic

The "Porter Novelli COVID-19 Tracker: Insights for a Time of Crisis" highlights the need for US companies to step up, authentically, to address the public’s needs and expectations.

Reimagining Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships in Times of Crisis

In a time when needs are growing but government resources are constricted, nonprofits are being asked to do more with fewer resources. Promises made by companies to fulfill the needs of their communities and their stakeholders are more important now than ever before — which is why we need social impact solutions that can do both.

The Time Is Now for Brands to Lead with Higher Values

It’s during moments of great difficulty that our authentic selves shine through — and the same is true for companies. Long after the COVID-19 crisis passes, the world won’t forget the values-driven companies that led with a conscience. The time is now to decide: How will your brand be remembered?

How to Pursue Sustainability During COVID-19: A Tactical Guide for Brand Professionals

This global pandemic is critical and companies should dedicate every resource to helping their customers get through it, but in the spirit of protecting ourselves from one existential threat, we shouldn’t let another one go completely unnoticed.

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Pandemic Sees Brand Leaders Putting Purpose Before Profit

While the government stalls under pressure to provide necessary aid to the millions affected by COVID-19, a silver lining to this pandemic is being revealed as more and more businesses exemplify efforts to put people before profit.

With More CEOs at Home with Their Children, Could This Pandemic Be the Catalyst Sustainability Needs?

As CEOs spend time reconnecting with their children at home, investors open laptops at kitchen tables and policymakers have more time than ever to consider our future; is now the time when long-term, sustainable decision-making will finally trump all else?

What Being a B Corp Has Meant for Our Brand

Consumers are demanding more from the companies they buy from, and those who don’t adapt to these new standards will be rightfully left behind. B Corps need to set an example by making the triple bottom line more than a requirement for their certification.

How Being a Benefit Corporation Can Legally Protect a Company’s Mission

The rise of the benefit corporation is in direct response to shareholder primacy. Under benefit corporation frameworks governed by state law, corporations that operate according to a “doing well by doing good” ethos may be shielded from a range of acquisition tactics and shareholder suits.

Microsoft Will Remove Its 45 Years' Worth of Carbon Emissions by 2030

The tech giant has committed to carbon-negativity within a decade, and erasing its entire carbon footprint — everything it has emitted since its founding in 1975 — by 2050.

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Attention, Businesses: Don’t Let Your Trade Associations Undermine You on Climate Action

We know that companies have many issues to juggle and that representation on one issue can outweigh misrepresentation on another. However, on climate, we don’t have time to waste.

Tackling the Social Barriers to Good Health

Abbott’s new Future Well Communities program works to fight diabetes by partnering with local stakeholders to address the social determinants of health.

Inside the 2019 CSR Risk and Performance Index: Regional and Sector Comparisons

Despite overall sustainability performance remaining mostly steady, EcoVadis’ latest CSR Risk and Performance Index shows significant differences between regions and industries.

How Business Can Avoid Fuelling Conflict and Work to Build Peace

On the third and final day at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, it was clear all businesses are being asked to address a fourth ‘p’ — peace. As well as helping to prevent conflict, companies are increasingly taking responsibility for sustaining peace.

Anti-Corruption, Respect for Human Rights Are Part of One Holistic Business Challenge

What Legal Counsels and Chief Compliance Officers have to learn from sustainability and human rights experts is that this can never be a question of compliance alone.

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