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Why disabled voices must be included in the climate crisis conversation

Disabled people are often on the frontline of the climate crisis, yet their voices are largely excluded from conversations on solutions to it. In this article, Anna Parisi, Co-Founder, Untapped, discusses the steps businesses can take to help ensure marginalised groups are not left behind. Part of our disability inclusion focused channel, Accelerate.

Exploring the Circular Economy and SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production – with Marcelo Behar, VP Sustainability, Natura &Co.

As part of our 'Regenerate' series, in partnership with 2N Management, we are exploring the way organisations are applying circular economy practices across multiple industries as an effective framework for achieving the UN Global Goals, speaking to the leaders who are changing the way we produce and consume goods. In this article, Marcelo Behar, VP Sustainability at global cosmetics group Natura &Co, shares the steps its subsidiary brands are taking to reach their target of 95%+ renewable ingredients, and 95%+ biodegradable formulas, by 2030.

Fighting for disability rights in the post-COVID era

To mark International Day for Persons with a Disability (IDPD), Anna Parisi, Co-Founder, Untapped, highlights some of the individuals leading the charge to remove barriers preventing people with disabilities from participating fully in social and economic life.  Part of our disability inclusion focused channel, Accelerate.

How businesses can make reuse scalable and viable, with Tom Szaky, Founder & CEO, TerraCycle

As part of our 'Regenerate' channel, in partnership with 2N Management, we hone in on one of the main objectives in a circular economy - the drive to eliminate waste and pollution. We are inviting entrepreneurs working towards extending the lifespan of the products, materials and services they use, to share with their success stories and the barriers that still affect them whilst operating in a predominantly linear system. In this article, Tom Szaky, CEO and Founder of TerraCycle and Loop, articulates how multi-stakeholder partnerships are essential in driving action and innovation in the reuse space.

How Businesses Can Shape the Future of Recycling

Tom Szaky, CEO and Founder of TerraCycle and Loop, is on a mission to eliminate the very idea of waste. Here he proposes that while consumer preferences determine demand, businesses and industry must create access to recycling programmes and steward redesign to drive change. This article is part of our 'Regenerate' channel, in partnership with 2N management.

How private sector partnerships supported Action Against Hunger India’s pandemic response, with its CEO and Executive Director, Snigdha Sahal

235 million people need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021, an increase of 35% from 2020 (as per the Global Humanitarian Overview report). Conflicts, rising hunger, disease outbreaks and climate change continue to endanger the vulnerable. In a time of uncertainty and loss, humanitarian workers across the world have stepped up their efforts to provide the essentials, which most of us take for granted. We explore what support is required from businesses to support their critical work. In this interview, Snigdha Sahal, Executive Director of Action Against Hunger India, outlines how her organisation has been affected by the pandemic and why private sector partnerships were key to its response.

Justice Champion Spotlight: Johnny Webb, CEO, HiddenLight Productions

As part of our Reimagining Justice channel, in partnership with Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ), we're profiling justice champions, shining a spotlight on the organisations and leaders working to build a more fair and equal society. This month's Justice Champion Spotlight is on the CEO of HiddenLight Productions, Johnny Webb. Interviewed here by RBIJ CEO, Celia Ouelette, he discusses using film as a tool to educate audiences on the iniquities of the justice system.

Justice Champion Spotlight: Raphael Rowe

As part of our Reimagining Justice channel, we're profiling justice champions, shining a spotlight on the organisations and leaders working to build a more fair and equal society. This month’s Justice Champion Spotlight falls on Raphael Rowe, journalist and presenter of Inside the World's Toughest Prisons. He discusses why he has set up the Raphael Rowe Foundation, and how he hopes it will advance his mission to end the dehumanisation of people in prison and build safer societies.

The Circular Economy and SDG 2: Zero Hunger – with Steve Butterworth, CEO, Neighbourly

Continuing our deep dive into the Circular Economy as an effective framework for achieving the UN Global Goals, we are focusing on the impact that businesses implementing circular and regenerative practices can have on SDG 2: Zero Hunger. Neighbourly facilitates the daily redistribution of surplus food to thousands of local good causes across the UK and Ireland for Lidl, Aldi, M&S and Sainsbury's, as well as other organisations in the supply chain. We spoke to its CEO, Steve Butterworth, to explore how circular practices help address food insecurity, and what businesses can do to help serve communities.