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Humanscale, EcoRise Partner to Bring Sustainability Education to Classrooms Across the US

COLLABORATION - Program will help teachers foster students’ leadership skills, critical thinking and environmental literacy; and provide a Student Innovation Fund for projects that improve schools’ environmental performance.

L’Oréal Pledges €150M to Support Vulnerable Women, Protect the Environment

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and to attempt to mitigate its consequences, L’Oréal has announced L’Oréal for the Future — an industry-first social and environmental solidarity program to address two key priorities …

#ItsInOurHands: Increasing Clarity Around Biodegradability

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In a recent Sustainable Brands webinar, Lenzing Group and a panel of experts discussed the implications and applications of biodegradable alternatives to fossil-based plastic products such as wet wipes; as well as efforts to engage the public on their benefits.

Community Support, Collaboration Signal Resilient Future for Co-operatives

WALKING THE TALK - 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.

Procter & Gamble and Cargill collaborate to bring nature-powered innovation, fueling the future for more sustainable products

PRESS RELEASE - The collaboration leverages P&G’s award-winning technology and Cargill’s bioindustrial expertise to deliver greener alternatives in the personal care space

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Talking to the Other Side: Keys for Setting Up Difficult Conversations

MARKETING AND COMMS - As we collectively grapple with issues that threaten our very existence, our new book reminds us that “othering” people won’t help us move forward. Instead, we need to temper how we engage with others by showing patience, kindness and empathy — regardless of political affiliation or beliefs.

LEAD on Climate 2020 to Be Largest-Ever Virtual Lawmaker Advocacy Day for Climate Action

MARKETING AND COMMS - 300+ businesses in the largest-ever call to action from business leaders to the US Congress will call for a build-back-better strategy that centers around a resilient, clean energy economy.

How Gap, MycoWorks, Thousand Fell Are Edging Fashion Closer to Circularity

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Denim and leather have helped style some of the most iconic fashion statements throughout history — so when taking apparel full circle, it makes sense to start with these types of classic materials that never seem to go out of vogue.

The Visa Foundation Announces Grantees to Support COVID-19 Recovery in U.S. and Canada

PRESS RELEASE - Funds will go to Feeding America, Food Banks Canada, American Red Cross, Direct Relief and Children’s Aid

The ‘Secret’ Ingredient in the World’s ‘Greenest’ Buildings? FSC-Certified Wood

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Across the country and around the world, thousands of buildings use FSC certification as a way to ensure that the wood materials used support responsible management of forests, keeping them intact and healthy for the people and animals who depend on them.

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Finding a Job with Purpose Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Finding a job in sustainability or social impact wasn’t easy even before COVID-19 blindsided and bludgeoned the global economy. Your sustainability and social impact job search will be challenging, but if you stay motivated and keep trying, you will eventually find a good fit.

Viral Ad Agency Offering Free Campaign to Small Business Hard-Hit by COVID-19

MARKETING AND COMMS - Harmon Brothers is holding a contest to offer its creative services to small businesses whose products or services are solving real problems for real people, free of charge.

Trending: Startups Find Surprising Ways to Fuel Shift Away from Animal-Based Proteins

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Startups in Israel and Colorado are hitting the lab to reinvent dairy products and pet treats, respectively, without a single animal protein (as we know it) in sight.

Unilever Marks Sustainable Living Plan’s 10th Year; New ‘Compass’ to Guide Further Progress

LEADERSHIP - In 10th and final year of the company’s Sustainable Living Plan, CEO Alan Jope reinforces commitment to sustainability leadership; calls for renewed action to tackle social inequality and the climate crisis in post-COVID world.

BASF ranks 14 on list of DiversityInc Top 50 Companies

PRESS RELEASE - For the eighth consecutive year, BASF was named one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, with a ranking of 14.

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Q&A: As Stakeholders Demand More from Business, B Corps Rise to the Occasion

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Here, Lisa Geason-Bauer, founder of Evolution Marketing, discusses the importance of diversity, inclusivity and employee engagement; as well as how B Corps are ideally placed to meet the rapidly changing needs of businesses today and in the future.

Campbell Announces New Sustainable Packaging Goals

PRESS RELEASE - Company plans to increase recyclability, recycled content and consumer education and infrastructure.

Upcycled Food Industry a Nascent Leader in Sustainability, Climate Solutions

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A recent survey of members of the Upcycled Food Association revealed several interesting findings, which I think demonstrates the scale and game-changing potential of the upcycled food opportunity. 

Giving Tuesday Now: The Jumpstart We Need to Reimagine Giving

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - #GivingTuesdayNow is an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. It’s an opportunity to give back to communities in safe ways that allow for social connection; to support the critical work of the nonprofit sector; and perhaps more importantly, to redefine the role of business.

Trending: Public, Private Sectors Rallying to Reduce COVID-Fueled Food Waste

WASTE NOT - In the face of rampant supply chain disruptions, resulting in mounting food waste, a nationwide distributor and an agricultural powerhouse are doing what they can to cut it out of the equation.

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