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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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‘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. - 1 month ago

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. - 1 month 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. - 2 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. - 2 months ago

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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. - 5 months 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? - 5 months ago

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. - 6 months 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. - 6 months 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. - 6 months ago

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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. - 7 months 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. - 8 months ago

#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. - 8 months ago

New Lending Industry Alliance to Bolster Underserved Communities
New Lending Industry Alliance to Bolster Underserved Communities

Finance & Investment / Two longtime players in small-business lending and empowering low-income communities are joining forces to scale up equitable wealth creation in communities of color. - 9 months ago

Report: Existing Technologies Can Stem Flow of Plastic into the Oceans by 80%
Report: Existing Technologies Can Stem Flow of Plastic into the Oceans by 80%

Waste Not / We know the problem; and, increasingly, we know how to solve it. It’s time for decision-makers, including leading global consumer brands that have been identified as part of the problem, to start taking the necessary steps to prevent plastic from ending up in the ocean, now. - 9 months ago

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Regenerative Investing Key to Creating an Inclusive Economy
Regenerative Investing Key to Creating an Inclusive Economy

Finance & Investment / The recent spotlight on racial justice in the US has also highlighted the financial industry's role in perpetuating discrimination. Many have responded by donating money to nonprofits, but a regenerative approach to investing that start to undo decades of chronic underinvestment is needed. - 10 months ago

Impact Investing Grows, But There’s Still a Long Road to Financial Inclusion
Impact Investing Grows, But There’s Still a Long Road to Financial Inclusion

Finance & Investment / More funds and firms are targeting financially underserved communities, but the impact investing movement and government funding need to be more accessible and intentional to address systemic inequalities and racial disparities in investing. - 10 months ago

HP Sets Ambitious Plastic Goals, Doubles Down on Diversity Commitments
HP Sets Ambitious Plastic Goals, Doubles Down on Diversity Commitments

The Next Economy / Along with the release of its 2019 Sustainable Impact Report, the tech giant has set bold goals around reduction of single-use plastics and increasing recycled materials; and committed to doubling its number of Black executives by 2025. - 10 months ago

Achieving Racial Equity in the US Demands We Rethink Capitalism
Achieving Racial Equity in the US Demands We Rethink Capitalism

Finance & Investment / Fixing centuries of racism and unequal access will require big changes in how we do business if we are to truly move towards a more equitable, fair, and just economy and society. - 11 months ago

New Tool to Help Companies Zero in on Sources of Palm Oil Deforestation
New Tool to Help Companies Zero in on Sources of Palm Oil Deforestation

Supply Chain / WRI’s RADD (Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation) will be deployed initially in Malaysia and Indonesia, which together make up about 90% of palm oil production globally. According to WRI, it will detect deforestation weeks faster than existing optical-based systems. - 1 year ago

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Evolving Consumer Palates Demanding Better-Made Beverages
Evolving Consumer Palates Demanding Better-Made Beverages

Product, Service & Design Innovation / As we see greater attention to the growing climate crisis, plastic pollution and other global sustainability challenges, beverage makers who do more to reduce their impact stand to gain, while those stuck in a tone-deaf, business-as-usual model will be left behind. - 1 year ago

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