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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

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Food and beverage giant PepsiCo pledges to achieve zero-emissions by 2040

Being one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, it comes as no surprise that PepsiCo also has a ginormous carbon footprint. In 2019 alone, the company was responsible for putting 57 million metric tons into the atmosphere. Aware of the key role it plays as an industry leader to Read More...

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Apple unveils details of its $100m initiative to promote racial equality

Back in June, Apple pledged to invest $100 million to promote racial equality and help dismantle systemic barriers faced by communities of color. Now the company is shedding some light on how that money will be spent exactly. As part of its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, the company Read More...

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Unilever to invest €1bn in making its cleaning products fossil fuel-free

A couple of months ago, Unilever announced a bold commitment to invest €1 billion over the next decade in projects that will benefit the environment and will help deliver on its goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2039. In a bid to take it a step further, the consumer goods giant is now Read More...

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These US firms are part of a global reforestation effort to plant 1tn trees

Over the last couple of years, scientists have increasingly underlined the key role that reforestation can play in tackling climate change and, more recently, a growing number of reputable companies have pledged to plant trees as part of their sustainability efforts. Salesforce, for instance, Read More...

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Facebook boycott shows us outdoor companies know corporate responsibility

Last Friday, The North Face became the first major brand to join an advertising boycott of Facebook. The move was in solidarity with civil rights organizations like the NAACP and Anti-Defamation League, as well as Color of Change, Free Press, Common Sense, and Sleeping Giants, which launched the Read More...

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PayPal commits to invest $530 million to support minority-owned businesses

Along with elected officials, corporate leaders also have an important role to play when it comes to addressing racial inequality. Now, in the wake of worldwide protests against racial injustice, some of the world’s biggest corporate players are stepping in to support action against this societal Read More...

More than 200 business leaders

More than 200 business leaders urge UK government for a green recovery

From cities devoid of air pollution to flourishing wildlife, the pandemic has shown what the world can look like if we take timely action against the climate crisis. But if we are to achieve a meaningful impact in solving this urgent global challenge, it is paramount that we have the business world Read More...

Giant media publisher pledges

Giant media publisher pledges to become carbon-neutral by 2030

The coronavirus pandemic may have infused the world with uncertainty, but one thing remains clear: the climate crisis is not going away. With that in mind, global media company Condé Nast, publisher of Vogue, GQ, The New Yorker, Wired, and others, has recently committed to becoming carbon-neutral Read More...

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Nike donates 30,000 shoes to healthcare workers fighting the pandemic

While healthcare workers are generally always operating in high gear to save lives, the pressure and intensity of their jobs have increased dramatically with the coronavirus pandemic. In a sign of appreciation of their superhero efforts, sportswear company Nike is donating 30,000 pairs of shoes Read More...

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The pandemic is expected to make businesses more socially responsible

The corporate world has long been under the radar to do its part in tackling issues like inequality and climate change. Now as businesses struggle to survive the pandemic, some might emerge with better social and environmental practices. At least that’s what Harvard Business School professor Read More...