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Sell Responsibly… or Else? It’s Time to Face (Over)-Consumption and Come Up with Creative Solutions

MARKETING AND COMMS - We shouldn’t lure people into buying more than they need; but rather, help people make it all add up to a more meaningful life. Brands might be able to keep afloat on a short-term strategy and hide behind a cloak of innocence, but every dinosaur step is one closer to extinction.

UPS Invests in Arrival, Accelerates Fleet Electrification with Order of 10,000 Electric Delivery Vehicles

PRESS RELEASE - UPS commits to purchasing 10,000 of Arrival’s vehicles - purpose built for UPS

Big Finance Is About to Unify Its 3 Distinct Sustainability Brands

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - To profit from sustainability, financiers first must be set free from the current profit-and-risk framework; so they, too, can see the infinite possibilities that lie beyond a carbon-based economy.

One Family: How Driscoll’s Is Working to Safeguard Its Farming Communities

SUPPLY CHAIN - Driscoll’s One Family philosophy has played a key role in helping the company navigate challenges such as labor standards, immigration reform and water stewardship. We spoke to Soren Bjorn, President of Driscoll's of the Americas, about the impact it has had on the farming communities who produce its berries.

Looking Ahead: Operational Impacts of Supply Chain Disclosure, Due Diligence Laws

SUPPLY CHAIN - As many G20 nations work to curb modern slavery, organizations must be prepared for the residual impacts of the evolving legislation landscape.

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Danone North America Announces Partnership with rePlant Capital

PRESS RELEASE - Danone North America, a leading food & beverage company and the world's largest Certified B Corp, today announced its partnership with rePlant Capital, a financial services firm dedicated to reversing climate change.

Danone North America and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Join Forces to Leverage $3 Million in Federal Funding for Shared Commitment to Regenerative Agriculture

PRESS RELEASE - Danone North America, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), today announced a unique, multi-year agreement aimed at improving the economic resiliency and soil health of farms.

Tech for a Better World: A Look at Standout Products from CES 2020

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Health. Accessibility. Food. Smart everything. CES 2020 showed that technology should not only be about greater speed or convenience in our lives — it should positively impact people and the world.

What Will a Circular Economy Mean for Branding?

MARKETING AND COMMS - While a circular economy will present huge challenges to most brands' conventional business models, there are huge opportunities for those who embrace and adapt to this change — while those who drag their heels with incremental changes will undoubtedly fall behind.

How Being a Benefit Corporation Can Legally Protect a Company’s Mission

WALKING THE TALK - The rise of the benefit corporation is in direct response to shareholder primacy. Under benefit corporation frameworks governed by state law, corporations that operate according to a “doing well by doing good” ethos may be shielded from a range of acquisition tactics and shareholder suits.

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Growing Coalition of Companies Reignites Efforts to Get US Voters to the Polls in November

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Time to Vote is reigniting its 2018 efforts, building on its past results and working to engage even more employers in the lead-up to the all-too-critical 2020 election — and it’s looking for more businesses to join the cause.

We Need a Business Revolution — and We Can’t Base It on the Kindness of CEOs

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Entrepreneurs and investors across the US and Europe see the need to redefine ownership and governance — so much so that a grassroots global movement is emerging to develop and support business models rooted in stakeholder governance.

Japanese Companies, Schools Join Forces on Career Education to Promote Sustainable Society

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Companies are keen to get involved in school education to improve awareness and understanding of their products and industry, but also to nurture human resources and potential future employees.

Regenerative Sourcing Helping Companies Meet Sustainability Goals

SUPPLY CHAIN - Regenerative agriculture can be a powerful tool for helping companies to reach climate and sustainability goals that can be promoted through responsible sourcing strategies.

Caesars Entertainment Recognized as 'Most Responsible' Company by Newsweek Among High-Profile Accolades

PRESS RELEASE - Caesars Entertainment Corporation , one of the world's most diversified gaming and entertainment companies, concluded 2019 with a run of prominent corporate responsibility recognitions, including being named among the "Most Responsible" companies in America by Newsweek magazine.

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Report: Overhaul of Paper, Textile Industries Can Halt Climate, Extinction Crisis in a Decade

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Canopy’s ‘Pulp Thriller’ outlines a plan to save the world’s forests and climate by replacing 50% of forest fiber from pulp manufacturing with next-generation, alternative fibers such as agricultural residues and waste cotton.

Powering Inclusive Growth from the Ground Up

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - As the digital age ushers in a ‘new generation of inequalities’ around information, technology and education, the private sector must play a pivotal role in connecting people to the resources and networks they need to get by and get ahead in a changing economy.

Shaw Industries Ranks Among Forbes’ List of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2020

PRESS RELEASE - For the second consecutive year, Forbes Magazine has recognized Shaw Industries Group, Inc.’s commitment to promote a corporate culture of diversity and inclusion by naming Shaw as one of “The Best Employers for Diversity.”

Starbucks Commits to a Resource-Positive Future, Giving More than It Takes from the Planet

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In a public letter to all company stakeholders, CEO Kevin Johnson sets 2030 science-based targets for carbon, water and waste as part of a multi-decade aspiration.

6 Ways to Create an Innovative Workplace

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - At most organizations, inspiration and purpose drop as you move down management levels. The best leaders find ways to motivate people at every layer — from those in the C-suite to employees toiling in the basement boiler room.

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