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How Saas Startups Are Reshaping Social Equality in Tech

How Saas Startups Are Reshaping Social Equality in Tech

The tech sector can, and should, be the leader at showcasing the advantages of diversity. In many ways, we are all limited by the tools that we use. The cloud is enabling companies to overcome many barriers that were, until recently, impenetrable. 

Ahead of Black Friday, Brands Join Fight Against Paper Packaging Problem

COLLABORATION - 22 more brands have joined Canopy’s Pack4Good campaign to greatly reduce the three billion trees cut down every year for paper packaging.

Combatting Food Insecurity Takes More Than a Village

COLLABORATION - As Congress signs off for Thanksgiving, roughly 12 million Americans could soon lose jobless benefits. The hope is that people and companies continue to step up; government programs continue, and the flexibility the food supply chain has gained during COVID will enable a nimbler switch to accommodate future need.

IKEA, Unilever Sowing More Seeds for a Plant-Based Food Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With the global plant-based meat and foods markets growing like a tsunami, it’s no wonder that more and more global food companies are positioning themselves to ride the wave.

UPS Foundation Wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Top Citizenship Award

PRESS RELEASE - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Nikki Clifton, The UPS Foundation, World Food Programme (WFP), National Museum of African American History and Culture, Carolyn Cawley

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Is Black Friday Dying? Consumers Say They Want to Spend Less This Holiday Season

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - New GlobeScan research found that 77% of consumers are interested in choosing products that last longer, and 53% said they were interested in buying fewer things, in general. But there remains a gap between intention and action.

Trending: H&M, Houdini Eliminating More Waste from Fashion

WASTE NOT - H&M’s latest collection includes garments made from recycled metals; circular, bio-based fabrics and food waste; while Houdini Sportswear has open-sourced the design of its Mono Air Houdi, to guide the industry toward further circularity.

Baking-In Purpose: How to Transform Siloed Actions into an Authentic, Systemic Strategy

WALKING THE TALK - As each company has its own culture and complexities, there is no single recipe for success — but there are several considerations that I think can be applied to almost any organization.

Committing to Compostable: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Journey to Create a 100% Plant-Based Cleansing Cloth

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - Transitioning the market-leading Neutrogena make-up wipes to 100% plant-based fabric will massively increase the reach of the innovation, and illustrates the potential for transforming products across numerous brands and sectors. The company plans to share information about the new fabric with the industry.

Global Banks Launch Industry Standard for Measuring, Reporting Financed Emissions

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The industry-led Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials' new methodology enables banks to measure and disclose the emissions associated with their financed activities.

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GM Boosts Investment, Grows Electric Portfolio to Lead in EV Race

PRESS RELEASE - General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Mary Barra revealed that the company will offer 30 all-electric models globally by mid-decade.

UN Business and Human Rights Forum, Day 3: Business Must Approach DEI Issues Through a Human Rights Lens

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The irony at this Forum is that so much of the conversation is about abuses in company supply chains, often far outside company walls. However, race discrimination is also close to home — taking place every day within the companies themselves. 

Tetra Pak research study reveals food safety-environment dilemma

PRESS RELEASE - This year's Tetra Pak Index report, titled COVID-19 and the Food Safety-Environment Dilemma, shows how consumer priorities have shifted in an uncertain world.

Colgate-Palmolive Earns Top Scores in 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices & Outlines 2025 Sustainability Goals

PRESS RELEASE - Company Sets Ambitious Targets for Reducing Plastic Waste, Conserving Water and Improving Oral Health

Operating vs Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: The Difference and Why It Matters

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The tremendous work to reduce operational carbon from buildings in recent years can be seen in the rise of net-zero energy buildings. But without a comparable focus on reducing embodied carbon in construction materials, that work will not lead to the hoped-for mitigation of climate change.

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UN Business and Human Rights Forum, Day 2: What’s New in Mandatory Human Rights ’Due Diligence’ Law?

SUPPLY CHAIN - Companies are obliged to monitor and manage environmental and human rights standards in their supply chains. This week saw major steps forward in support for enforcing human rights due diligence by law, as well as major debates in shaping the new laws. Here are my 10 takeaways from the debates.

Gildan Listed on the 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the Eighth Consecutive Year

PRESS RELEASE - Gildan Activewear Inc. announced today that it has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index.

How Your Company Can Enact the #1 Solution for Combating Climate Change

WASTE NOT - Consumers are increasingly aware of food waste, and its impact on food access and on climate change. Those businesses that commit to responsible food-waste recycling can turn a problem into a point of pride, customer loyalty and cost reduction.

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Day 1: ‘The Most Vulnerable Are Always in Your Supply Chain’

SUPPLY CHAIN - What links the two major themes to emerge from the day — COVID and climate — is the need for companies to take steps to assist vulnerable people in supply chains, and to ensure their needs are always taken into account. 

SB’21 ASIA-PACIFIC, the First Regional Hybrid Conference, to Be Held on February 24-25, 2021

PRESS RELEASE - Sustainable Brands® is pleased to announce its first HYBRID (both live and virtual) conference “SB 2021 ASIA-PACIFIC” is being prepared to debut February 24-25, 2021, hosted live from Yokohama, Japan. The event will convene the largest dedicated community of brand and sustainability innovators in the Asia-Pacific Region.

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