Nithin Coca

Media, Campaign and Research Consultant

Nithin is a freelance writer who focuses on global economic, and environmental issues with an aim at building channels of communication and collaboration around common challenges.

Nithin is a freelance writer who focuses on global economic, and environmental issues with an aim at building channels of communication and collaboration around common challenges. Besides Sustainable Brands, he contributes regularly to Triple Pundit, The Diplomat, Daily Dot, Entelligent, and numerous other global and regional media outets.

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Cotton Laundering Shows Risk of Business as Usual with China
Cotton Laundering Shows Risk of Business as Usual with China

Supply Chain / China’s importance to global supply chains as a key source of raw materials and labor puts brands at high risk of inadvertently supporting forced labor. Right now, the focus is on the garment industry; but other industries should pay close attention and ensure they are closely monitoring their entire supply chains. - 1 month ago

VF Corp Shows How Science-Based Targets Can Help Measure True Progress on Sustainability
VF Corp Shows How Science-Based Targets Can Help Measure True Progress on Sustainability

Walking the Talk / Setting climate targets is one thing, but achieving them has often proven a challenge. According to VF Corp’s VP of Global Sustainability, Jeannie Renne-Malone, part of the reason for the company’s success was due to making sustainability a company-wide effort rather than a niche project. - 2 months ago

The Engagement Imperative: How Organizations Can Align with Their Communities’ Needs
The Engagement Imperative: How Organizations Can Align with Their Communities’ Needs

Walking the Talk / How can organizations best align their core business activities with community wellbeing? That was the topic of a recent Sustainable Brands webinar hosted by EVERFI and featuring insights from AT&T, EcoRise and Hershey. - 2 months ago

How Kao Is Creating a More Sustainable, Beautiful, ‘Kirei’ Life for All
How Kao Is Creating a More Sustainable, Beautiful, ‘Kirei’ Life for All

Walking the Talk / Through its Kirei Lifestyle Plan, Kao aims to empower at least 1 billion people to live more gently and sustainably by 2030. We caught up with Kao’s Dave Muenz to hear about the company’s progress toward its goals; and how the pandemic has both impacted, but also provided opportunities for, progress on sustainability. - 2 months ago

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Education: The Missing Piece in Holistic CSR Strategies
Education: The Missing Piece in Holistic CSR Strategies

Walking the Talk / These forward-thinking companies' efforts show that committing to education as part of a brand’s CSR strategy is, truly, a commitment — but one that can pay dividends both to society and the company itself. - 4 months ago

Beyond One-Off CSR: How Brands Can Combat Inequities Over the Long Term
Beyond One-Off CSR: How Brands Can Combat Inequities Over the Long Term

Walking the Talk / Reversing ingrained social inequities is critical to achieving the UN SDGs and averting catastrophic climate change. The pandemic has laid bare the many costs of inequality — now is the time for brands to make good on their promises to address this global issue. - 5 months ago

How Education Helps Set a Better Foundation for Long-Term Sustainability
How Education Helps Set a Better Foundation for Long-Term Sustainability

The Next Economy / If you’re a brand that cares about the environment or society but doesn’t invest in education, you’re missing an opportunity to expand your impact. This connects to a larger issue — how CSR and sustainability go far beyond any company’s immediate customer base or market. - 6 months ago

Bumble Bee Plants ‘SeaTrees’ to Kick Off Ocean-Regeneration Initiative
Bumble Bee Plants ‘SeaTrees’ to Kick Off Ocean-Regeneration Initiative

Redefining Sustainable Seafood for the Future / Solving the oceans’ critical challenges will require more brands to directly invest in — and get involved with — restoration, regeneration and rehabilitation efforts. Bumble Bee’s partnership with SeaTrees provides a replicable model for what that can look like. - 7 months ago

‘Sustainability Is Not Enough:’ The Road to Regeneration in Malaysia and Beyond
‘Sustainability Is Not Enough:’ The Road to Regeneration in Malaysia and Beyond

The Next Economy / This week at SB’21 Kuala Lumpur, executives and practitioners across industries discussed the needed shift in power and focus — from extractive to regenerative business, and how we get there. - 9 months ago

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How AI Is Enabling Smarter, Scalable, Sustainable Water Solutions
How AI Is Enabling Smarter, Scalable, Sustainable Water Solutions

Product, Service & Design Innovation / What if artificial intelligence could be help solve some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges, such as water access? That is what DataRobot is trying to enable through its AI For Good program. - 9 months ago

SB’21 Asia-Pacific: In Asia, the Time for a Sustainable Recovery Is Now
SB’21 Asia-Pacific: In Asia, the Time for a Sustainable Recovery Is Now

The Next Economy / In many parts of Asia, COVID-19 is relatively under control; and the focus is on recovery. How the region responds, and how much companies push for a sustainable post-pandemic economy could influence the entire world, due to Asia’s place as the global driver of innovation and change. - 10 months ago

SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond
SB’21 Trend Watching: Brands’ Role in Reshaping the World in 2021 and Beyond

The Next Economy / At SB’s latest Trend Watching event, experts across a variety of fields and industries offered insights into how purpose-driven brands can effectively activate on everything from marketing to effective leadership to climate justice in our post-pandemic world. - 10 months ago

25 Brand Leaders Share Lessons Learned from Remaining True to Purpose
25 Brand Leaders Share Lessons Learned from Remaining True to Purpose

Walking the Talk / A new ebook compiles insights from dozens of interviews with business leaders from the Purpose 360 podcast. The ebook is designed to be easily shared with colleagues, to help advance discussions about purpose into actionable strategy and practice. - 1 year ago

New Guidelines, 2020 Brand Audit Aim to Finally Move the Needle on Corporate Plastic Stewardship
New Guidelines, 2020 Brand Audit Aim to Finally Move the Needle on Corporate Plastic Stewardship

Waste Not / Since scientists first raised the alarm about plastic pollution in the environment, brands have been slow to respond. Will the 2020 Brand Audit and new plastic-stewardship guidelines help accelerate an overdue shift away from single-use plastic? - 1 year ago

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Q&A: Embedding Diversity, Inclusion Into the World’s Largest Chemical Company
Q&A: Embedding Diversity, Inclusion Into the World’s Largest Chemical Company

Organizational Change / BASF has been recognized as a leader for its work to become a diverse and inclusive workplace, but Peter Eckes — BASF’s President of Global Bioscience — recognizes that much work remains to be done. - 1 year ago

The North Face’s Explore Fund Council to Help Create Equity in the Outdoors
The North Face’s Explore Fund Council to Help Create Equity in the Outdoors

Walking the Talk / Launching in 2021, the celebrity-led Explore Fund Council will focus on accelerating culturally relevant exploration opportunities and connecting diverse communities to the benefits of outdoor exploration. - 1 year ago

Did Lack of Transparency Invalidate Asia’s First Corporate Sustainability Bond?
Did Lack of Transparency Invalidate Asia’s First Corporate Sustainability Bond?

Supply Chain / The devil's in the details: Allegations of deforestation in Michelin’s natural rubber supply chain highlight the need for greater transparency in ‘green’ financing. - 1 year ago

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

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. - 1 year ago

Growing Pressure on Brands to Cut Supply Link Tainted with Uyghur Forced Labor
Growing Pressure on Brands to Cut Supply Link Tainted with Uyghur Forced Labor

Supply Chain / State-sanctioned camps, forced labor and cultural genocide are something no company should be involved with, directly or indirectly. - 1 year ago

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#JustBrands: To Effectively Address Equity, Brands Need to Rebuild From Within
#JustBrands: To Effectively Address Equity, Brands Need to Rebuild From Within

Organizational Change / Day 1 of Sustainable Brands’ Just Brands virtual event brought together business, racial justice and social good leaders for frank discussions on the context for racial inequities in the US, what equity really means in 2020, and businesses' role in creating it. - 1 year ago

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