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Communicating Sustainability

2017: Time to Stand Up and Speak Up

While it may seem that we have taken – and are taking – giant steps backwards, it is important to remember that evolution happens when the climate changes. And faced with this ‘climate change’ – people, governments and businesses are standing up and speaking up for what matters – environmentally, socially and economically. That will, ultimately be the thing that matters most from 2017. If we continue to act.

SPECIAL SERIES: Dreamforce 2017

How Nonprofits Harness Artificial Intelligence to Make a Better World

Artificial intelligence’s potential is limitless – from refugee assistance, to helping students at risk of not completing school, to shortening the response time for teens who are in a personal crisis. Leaders from the education and tech sectors talked about AI’s benefits during the recent Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.

Tipping Point Brings Corporate R&D to Social Ills

Nonprofit Tipping Point Community, which works to combat poverty and homelessness in the Bay Area, has realized that solutions to intractable problems like education reform, housing and support for reducing homelessness don’t just depend on public funding. They emerge from innovative research and collective dialogue with all stakeholders. We chat with Founder and CEO Daniel Lurie and Tipping Point’s T Lab Director, Stephanie Lewis about their innovative and effective approach.

Milan’s Lush Vertical Forests Scale Up Like Skyscrapers

How do you “green” a city that doesn’t have adequate room for parks and greenspaces? If you are Stefano Boeri, Milan’s innovative thinker, you plant upwards. His Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) has become a model for how to cut CO2 and add oxygen to densely packed cities.

Why Human Rights Are Good for Business

In 2017, we are operating in times unlike anything we have ever seen before. Consumer demand for transparency is at all-time high. Million-dollar marketing campaigns are losing out to consumer video uploads and online activism.

Beyond Insurance Payouts: Tallying Up the Cost of Hurricanes

The impact of yearly hurricane seasons can no longer be measured solely in how much private insurers have to pay out of pocket to rebuild homes. Harvey, Irma and Maria are teaching us valuable lessons about what’s really at stake when the climate deals a blow.

SPECIAL SERIES: Dreamforce 2017

In the Face of Climate Change: The Challenges of Sustainability Leadership

Many environmental leaders, from multiple sectors, have refused to be intimidated by the scale and complexities of climate change. The obstacles to taking on climate action are many, including communicating the risks to citizens in the first place. After all, many people understandably have a hard time wrapping their heads around this phenomenon. At Dreamforce 2017, these sustainability leaders explained the tactics by which they are cracking this nut.

SPECIAL SERIES: Dreamforce 2017

How Women Leaders in Technology Transform the Non-Profit World

In recent years, the nonprofit sector has witnessed more women ascending to technology management positions. These leaders are on the front lines of discussions on management and employee engagement. And at a time when many organizations are shifting to a social enterprise model, technology remains central to NGOs’ missions.

Workers Sew a Nightmare into Zara’s Supply Chain

It is news no apparel company wants to hear: allegations of slavery or any form of bonded labor in a supply chain. But the story of some apparel workers in Turkey tucking notes in some of Zara’s clothing has generated the fast fashion retailer headlines for all the wrong reasons.

How Good Amplifies the Value of Sports Partnerships

Uniting brands and fans, and the sports and entertainment they love, around collective action for social good goes beyond marketing, cause marketing and sports marketing into helping to effect substantial social change.