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Circular Economy and SDG 2
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.
end the dehumanisation of people in prison and build safer societies
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.
Natura
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.
innovation in the reuse space
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.
Snigdha Sahal
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.
International Federation of Red Cross
How businesses can support humanitarian work, with Alessandro Fedele, Global Head of Private Sector Unit, International Federation of Red Cross
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.
re-entry
Justice Champion Spotlight: Tatiana Begault
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 Tatiana Begault, Re-Entry Community Coordinator at Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana. Based in New Orleans, Tatiana utilises her in-depth understanding of mind and behaviour to help justice-impacted individuals successfully re-enter society in Louisiana - and works with businesses to do the same. We spoke to her about the need for meaningful second chances, and why employers should adopt fair hiring practices.
Paralympic
Furthering the UN Global Goals: how Paralympians are striving for more than medals
This month sees the start of the Paralympic Games, and we will explore the transferable skills between sport, employment and entrepreneurship, as well as highlight athletes who have set up businesses to tackle food poverty, mental health, childhood development and the disability employment gap. This is a collaboration with two of our Knowledge Partners, Untapped and thinkBeyond. In this article, Anna Parisi, Co-Founder, Untapped, shines a light on Paralympians who are focusing on social impact projects outside of their lives as athletes.

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