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EVERFI Commits $100M to End Systemic Social, Economic Inequity in K-12 Schools

EVERFI Commits $100M to End Systemic Social, Economic Inequity in K-12 Schools

The social impact education provider will offer free digital education and tools to close gaps that lead to long-term, systemic inequalities for at-risk students.

73% of Execs Agree: Companies Must Take Stands on Social Justice Issues

WALKING THE TALK - But many executives cite barriers — such as pleasing too many stakeholders with differing views — as part of Corporate America’s challenge in making authentic progress on social issues.

Why the American Lung Association Supports Renewable Fuels

CLEANTECH - Experts with the ALA recognize that biodiesel not only reduces carbon emissions but can also provide health benefits associated with cleaner air.

Dentsu Aegis Network hits target of 100% renewable electricity

PRESS RELEASE - Global advertising and marketing company, Dentsu Aegis Network, today announces that it has achieved 100% renewable electricity across its worldwide operations

Primark and CottonConnect: Bringing Sustainable Cotton from Field to Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme — potentially the largest independent programme managed by a fashion retailer — enables it to trace the source of its sustainable cotton, right down to the community it was grown in.

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Brands for Good: How the World’s Largest Consumer Brands Are 'Accelerating Culture Change'

MARKETING AND COMMS - A who’s who of field experts, creatives and C-suite leaders gathered at Sustainable Brands’ latest virtual event to share the latest insights, research and progress toward advancing and scaling sustainable consumer behavior and lifestyle changes.

Business Resiliency: How Social Responsibility Has Strengthened Driscoll’s Farming Communities

SUPPLY CHAIN - Driscoll’s President Soren Bjorn discusses is creating shared value within its business and local communities.

Brands for Good Unveils Groundbreaking Research on Sustainable Consumer Behaviors

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The latest Socio-Cultural Trend Tracker research measures consumer progress against adopting 9 sustainable behaviors, the intention-to-action gap for each, and brand trust scores in the time of COVID-19. 

Science Based Targets Initiative Developing Global Standard for Corporate Net-Zero Targets

THE NEXT ECONOMY - SBTi has released a new paper that lays the foundations for establishing credible, science-based net-zero targets for the corporate sector.

Facing Finance's Race Problem: How a Diverse Financial System Can Narrow Inequality

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - When everyone involved in financial product development looks the same — either on paper, or by the color of their skin — then, what we ultimately create often fuels inequality.

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Google Has Erased Its Entire ‘Carbon Legacy,’ Sets Sights on 100% Carbon-Free Power

CLEANTECH - Google was the first major company to become carbon neutral, in 2007. Now, the tech giant says it is the first company in the world to eliminate its entire carbon footprint.

From Carbon Sinks to Carbon Banks: Could Mycelium Help Resolve Our Climate Crisis?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - NetZero’s forthcoming “Mycelium Balls” will put the massive carbon-sequestration ability of mycelium — which can double the environment’s natural carbon-capture rate — into the hands of everyday people.

Dr. Bronner’s Campaign Extols Healing Powers of Psychedelic Therapies

MARKETING AND COMMS - The company’s limited-edition “Heal Soul!” label on its 32oz. Castile Liquid Soaps aims to educate the public about these life-saving therapies, and the advocacy organizations and ballot initiatives that are advancing this work.

Why Self-Regulation of Cocoa Sourcing Is a Conflict of Interest

SUPPLY CHAIN - Without oversight or a watchdog, what imperative do companies have to make a tangible impact on the livelihoods of cocoa farmers over increasing profit margins? 

Dow reaches midpoint of “Valuing Nature” Goal; Company continues to deliver environmental and financial value through 2025 Sustainability Goals

PRESS RELEASE - Dow reaches $500MM in savings toward its $1 billion target from projects that are good for business and for ecosystems

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Cook-Illinois’ Sustainable Fuel Evolution

CLEANTECH - As one school bus company leads the charge toward more sustainable transportation, it shares lessons learned for businesses that want to cut greenhouse gas emissions in their own operations.

What Is Ocean-Bound Plastic? And Does It Really Matter?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - To fully address the plastic waste challenge, it is urgent to capture as much of it as possible. Diverting ocean-bound plastics is a worthy cause, but it only scratches the surface of the broader challenge of mismanaged waste.

In a COVID-19 World, Brands Need to Earn Customers’ Trust Through Sustainability

MARKETING AND COMMS - As fashion brands and retailers use the silver lining of COVID-19 to strengthen their sustainability commitments, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol can help them demonstrate their sourcing and supply chain commitments to meet customer demand.

Avery Dennison Fastener Solutions Introduces 100% Biodegradable Apparel Fastener

PRESS RELEASE - Avery Dennison Corporation Fastener Solutions has launched a tag fastener for the apparel industry that completely degrades within one year of exposure to soil microorganisms, without leaving behind microplastics or harmful substances.

McDonald’s, Loop Partner on Industry-First Cup Return Scheme

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Beginning in 2021, McDonald's customers in select UK restaurants will be able to choose a reusable hot beverage cup, which can be returned to be sanitized and reused.

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