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THE NEXT ECONOMY - By thinking of suppliers more as business partners, companies such as Tengri are creating new models for ethical, regenerative supply chains.
WALKING THE TALK - The impact-driven chocolate brand hopes that Tony's Mission Lock will provide inspiration to other companies looking to protect their mission for the long term.
MARKETING AND COMMS - As Brand-Led Culture Change drew to a close, a number of insightful discussions got down to brass tacks and shared lessons learned while facing a number of nearly ubiquitous brand challenges.
MARKETING AND COMMS - On the final morning of Brand-Led Culture Change, keynote speakers tackled topics ranging from impactful partnerships and walking your ESG talk to the role of brands in creating a new ‘American Dream.’
SUPPLY CHAIN - Creating truly sustainable models that benefit local communities is a serious and often challenging commitment. But the benefits can be tremendous — both for the business and those in impoverished rural farming regions.
SUPPLY CHAIN - Too many brands have long taken a lackadaisical approach to ensuring their supply chains are free of forced labor risk. That is no longer an option if they intend to walk their ethical talk.
COLLABORATION - rePurpose Global, The Ocean Cleanup launch alliance of leading plastic-waste solutionists dedicated to empowering balanced and informed policymaking.
THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new report finds that only a handful of studies have examined whether and how a circular economy can alleviate poverty and benefit vulnerable communities in low-income countries.
COLLABORATION - When implemented thoughtfully, nature-based climate-action projects support biodiversity and connect communities, governments and other organizations to make long-lasting, impactful changes that no one group could do alone.
FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The ELC Charitable Foundation’s work supports programs at the intersection of environmental sustainability and social impact, including investments in communities around the ELC supply chain.
SUPPLY CHAIN - RISE will build on the proven approaches and expertise of the four founding organizations, delivered through a growing network of local partners in Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Egypt and Pakistan.
MARKETING AND COMMS - Hundreds of customers who scanned QR codes for restaurant menus across Canada in the past two months likely stumbled on secret menus instead, which revealed the hidden human costs behind popular food items.
SUPPLY CHAIN - While the 4th edition of the Chocolate Scorecard examines over 70 chocolate companies on their social and environmental performance, WNWN Food Labs’ ‘Wegg’ offers a look at a truly sustainable alternative.
CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - rePurpose Global helps Thrive Market achieve plastic neutrality for its own-brand products, while The Body Shop expands its refillable offerings in the US.
FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Much like 1%’s regular giving, the Impact Fund is being used to support a variety of initiatives; and that path will continue to evolve as the fund does.
PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The pharmaceutical and biotech giant is throwing its might behind two of our most pressing challenges by improving access to clean water and reducing water use in agriculture and its operations; and expanding its Nutrient Gap Initiative to include both food and supplements.
SUPPLY CHAIN - Many natural rubber users cannot claim that their rubber is sourced responsibly due to the highly fragmented market at the top of the supply chain. But a growing number of brands are using their influence to change that.
FINANCE & INVESTMENT - For brands that pulled out of Russia after the invasion of Ukraine, the cost was in the billions. But Russia is a tiny economy compared to China; and the costs of inaction on ESG issues could be multitudes of magnitude bigger.
MARKETING AND COMMS - The strategic initiative will include impact-focused brand activations and products to engage consumers in Global Citizen’s mission to end extreme poverty.
CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The FAO estimates livestock emissions could fall by 30% through wider adoption of existing technologies and best practices in animal health and husbandry. Only by taking a holistic food-systems approach that includes sustainable livestock can we make meaningful progress toward Sustainable Development Goals around hunger, poverty and climate action.