The framework’s five focus areas—Brand Safety, Data Ethics, DE&I, Responsible Journalism and Sustainability—signals a new media era where scale serves clients through a commitment to make advertising work better for people.
World Federation of Advertisers, WFA, has launched the world’s first-ever open-source guide to tackling diversity and representation issues throughout the entire creative process, from defining the business and brand challenges to evaluation and analysis.
Procter & Gamble launches content creation platform targeting black creators across advertising, film and TV
Titled “Widen The Screen,” it will include new films and initiatives that feature more diverse storytellers, combat bias against all people fueled by misrepresentation, increase investment in Black-owned and operated media and employ more diverse creators.
Carlsberg has joined the PEFerence consortium as a partner in the development of the biobased PEF material.
TikTok Community Guidelines spells out that any content that depicts or promotes the poaching or illegal trade of wildlife is not allowed on its platform and will be removed when identified.
She will take over from CEO David Kenny, who has held the CDO title in addition to CEO, since February 2019.
The Group has announced it is investing a total of 7 billion euros (Opex and Capex) over the next ten years in measures to reduce its CO2 emissions.
Ballard Power Systems announced a purchase order from Arcola Energy, for Ballard FCmoveTM-HD fuel cell modules to power a passenger train planned for demonstration during COP26.
The Coca-Cola Company has announced a holistic strategy to achieve water security for its business, communities and nature everywhere the company operates, sources agricultural ingredients for its beverages and touches people’s lives by 2030.
World Woman Foundation has released the Digital Gender Diversity Impact Report in partnership with Hootsuite, Georgetown University’s Business for Impact, and VMLY&R Commerce.
Havas Group has obtained ISO 14001 certification for 32 of its entities based in France.
Heineken has partnered with a not-for-profit research technology organization, Glass Futures and its supplier Encirc to create sustainable low carbon glass bottles by developing technology and improving processes across manufacturing and the supply chain.
Coca-Cola has delivered on its decade-long drive to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs, the company has announced.
Unilever has announced it will eliminate the word ‘normal’ from all of its beauty and personal care brands’ packaging and advertising, as part of the launch of our new Positive Beauty vision and strategy.
Volvo Cars is committed to becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electric car market and plans to become a fully electric car company by 2030.
Samsung Electronics has announced that four additional Young Leaders will join Generation17, a joint initiative with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to accelerate progress towards achieving the 17 Global Goals, or the Sustainable Development Goals.
The star-studded creative campaign invites youth from across Africa and the globe to join the movement to end the world’s oldest deadliest disease.
Kantar, the world’s data, insights and consulting company, has announced the addition of Jeremy Schwartz, former CEO of The Body Shop and Pandora, to the leadership team of Kantar’s Sustainable Transformation Practice.
Orange is joining forces with ENGIE, the developer of solar and wind power in France, to deliver a global renewable energy supply solution in the country.
IKEA has shared the first details of a new partnership with an entire city where ambition is to create community solutions for a better life at home.
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that 20 new signatories around the world have joined The Climate Pledge:
The trial with glass bottle supplier, Encirc, uses 100% biofuel and increases recycled content of the bottles to 100% while maintaining quality.
DIMPACT, the pioneering initiative to help the digital media industry map and manage its carbon impacts, is moving beyond proof of concept.
For several years, IKEA has been working with social entrepreneurs to create a better everyday life through long-term job opportunities and livelihood for people who need it the most.
The Coca-Cola Company’s first-ever paper bottle prototype is transitioning from the lab to the marketplace this summer through a limited online trial in Hungary.
UK independent factual production company Icon Films has announced a joint commission from VICE TV and VICE World News to produce ‘Unknown Amazon with Pedro Andrade’, a new documentary series that explores the unique diversity of Amazonia and the people who live there.
Total has joined the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as a strategic partner and accelerates its R&D program for carbon neutral shipping solutions
The Carlsberg Group’s Sustainability Report 2020 shows solid progress towards the targets set out in its Together Towards ZERO plan, stating its continued commitment to tackling the global challenges the company faces.
Planet KIND packaging is recyclable and made with 85% recycled paper, 85% recycled plastic or infinitely recyclable aluminum.
Heineken has announced that it has become part of the world’s first coalition to develop and enhance safeguards to prevent the online sale and delivery of drinks containing alcohol to minors and to reduce harmful drinking among adults.
Replacing all virgin polyester with recycled is an important step on the way to transforming into a circular business and fulfilling the goal to use only recycled or renewable materials by 2030.
KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme has been renamed the KLM Corporate SAF Programme, Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
The new business area Volvo Energy is set to strengthen the Volvo Group's business flow of batteries over the life cycle as well as the customer offer for charging infrastructure.
European consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of brands offerings beyond marketing and advertising and are keen to invest in companies that contribute to social good.
The IKEA business has for many years been committed to using its size and reach to eliminate forest degradation and deforestation around the world.
Apple has announced a set of major new projects as part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) to help dismantle systemic barriers to opportunity and combat injustices faced by communities of colour.
Unilever has announced a wide-ranging set of commitments and actions to help build a more equitable and inclusive society by raising living standards across its value chain, creating opportunities through inclusivity, and preparing people for the future of work.
Poland is accelerating its transition from fossil fuels with the construction of two new wind farms financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Total and global electric utility company Engie have signed a cooperation agreement to design, develop, build and operate the Masshylia project, France's largest renewable hydrogen production.
The Carlsberg Foundation has granted DKK 19.5 million, approximately €2.7 million to a new Semper Ardens research project anchored by Carlsberg Research Laboratory.
Procter & Gamble (P&G) Oral Care seeks to advance healthy oral care habits to transform people’s health while reducing impact on the planet through its new sustainability commitments.
Unilever and Innova Partnerships have launched a joint venture biotechnology company, Penrhos Bio, to commercialise a technology that means self-cleaning surfaces could become a reality.
Channel 4 has announced that it has appointed Ally Castle as its new Creative Diversity and Disability Lead.
The Unilever Board has announced the intention to put its climate transition action plan before shareholders and seek a non-binding advisory vote on the company’s ambitious emissions reduction targets and the plans to achieve them.
Logitech International has been named for the first time to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe, in recognition of its commitment to sustainable business practices.
Consumer goods multinational Procter & Gamble has announced its commitment to 2,021 acts of good for 2021, starting with its next major wave of contributions of health, hygiene and cleaning products.
Jungle Cup is the world’s first plastic-free disposable coffee cup that biodegrades in 12 weeks without industrial processing, introduced by BrandBase
Amazon has announced 26 new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects totaling 3.4 gigawatts (GW) of electricity production capacity, bringing its total investment in renewable energy in 2020 to 35 projects.
Logitech has teamed up with Girls Who Code, joining the international non-profit in its essential mission to close the gender gap in technology worldwide.
Heineken, Nouryon, Philips and Signify have formed the first consortium to sign a Pan-European green energy deal securing additional renewable electricity for Europe.
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that 13 new signatories have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040.
The Coca-Cola Company is partnering with Global Citizen in 2021 to drive sustainable change.
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that Boom Supersonic, Cabify, JetBlue, Rivian, and Uber have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040.
As a signatory of the UN 'Business Ambition for 1.5°C' pledge, Nestlé is one of the first companies to share its detailed, time-bound plan and to do so ahead of schedule.
Procter & Gamble Oral Care has unveiled its newest packaging innovation across its leading toothpaste brands, Crest, Oral-B and Blend-a-med.
As one of the world’s largest food providers, IKEA is taking the next step towards making healthy and sustainable food more affordable and desirable to the many people.
The UK Advertising Association (AA), in partnership with the IPA and ISBA, has launched Ad Net Zero, an industry-wide initiative to help UK advertising respond to climate crisis.
Lifestyle product retailer MINISO opened its 100th post-IPO physical store this November, signaling a market expansion streak amidst industry-wide scale back and closings.
Recently, Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks, handed over the keys of a D Wide Z.E. truck to Thomas Amstutz, CEO of Feldschlösschen, a subsidiary of the Carlsberg Group.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the expansion of green energy and Poland’s green recovery with a loan of €39 million to finance two new wind farms.
ReneSola and Innova entered into a strategic partnership agreement to co-develop utility-scale projects in the UK.
Unilever has announced a new annual global sales target of €1 billion from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives, within the next five to seven years.
Honeywell announced Total will use Honeywell UOP Ecofining process technology to produce renewable fuels, primarily for the aviation industry, at its Grandpuits platform at Seine-et-Marne in north central France.
Logitech International, a design company and maker of cloud peripheral products, has announced its commitment to incorporating post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR) into its products at scale
Beiersdorf has now achieved a real breakthrough: the bottle and cap of the new NIVEA Naturally Good Body Lotion has been designed to use 50% less plastic.
Sterling and Wilson Solar announced the opening of its new office in Spain, following its international expansion strategy.
Siemens Mobility, Siemens Energy join forces to drive development of hydrogen mobility in Germany and Europe
Siemens Energy and Siemens Mobility have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop and offer hydrogen systems for trains.
Coca-Cola is the first company in the Netherlands and Norway to bottle its entire portfolio of locally produced beverage brands in 100 per cent recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) packaging.
MINISO, Japanese-inspired lifestyle product retailer, opened its inaugural outlet in Paris, first store to open in Europe since the company's successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
W. P. Carey, a net lease REIT specializing in corporate sale-leasebacks, build-to-suits and the acquisition of single-tenant net lease properties, announced a €87 million sale-leaseback of a 27-property supermarket portfolio.
AGCO, a global company involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, has announced Louisa Parker-Smith Director of Global Sustainability.
Worldwide media, CXM and creative communications company, dentsu international, has committed to become a Net Zero emissions business by 2030.
Unilever, owner of brands including Dove, Seventh Generation and Magnum, continues to make progress towards its ambitious commitments for a waste-free world.
RTL Group today announced it has completed the sale of its entire shareholding in Vancouver-based BroadbandTV to BBTV Holdings Inc., effective 28 October 2020, for €102 million.
BT and EE customers are set to benefit from Ericsson 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) connectivity following the company’s selection as BT’s 5G RAN provider in the UK capitals London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff and other major cities.
ReneSola Power, a fully integrated solar project developer, and Novergy, a subsidy-free solar platform announced a strategic partnership to co-develop utility-scale projects in the UK.
JA Solar announced it supplied all photovoltaic (PV) modules for Spain's first grid-connected floating solar plant which is located in the Sierra Brava reservoir in the Extremadura region.
IKEA and Flow Loop are partnering up to develop water recycling shower solution to inspire and enable people to be more water efficient.
Dutch multinational bank ING has published its second progress report on Terra, ING’s approach to steer its €600 billion lending book in line with the climate goal of the Paris Agreement.
Barclays, a British multinational investment bank and financial services company, has announced the launch of a new campaign to drive awareness amongst consumers on the benefits of helping the food system become carbon net zero.
Nokia has outlined a vision of a 5G-enabled world that delivers economic prosperity, opportunity for all people and a healthier planet.
Aleph Commodities, an investment and energy trading company headquartered in London, along with co-investors, has acquired a majority stake in InterTank Nordic AB, an independent storage management and operations company in Sweden.
SAP has announced 5 & 5 by '25, a corporate initiative targeting five per cent of addressable spend with social enterprises and with diverse businesses by 2025.
Heineken Spain has signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Iberdrola, a multinational electric company, which guarantees the supply of green electricity to the brewer’s four factories in Spain and offices.
Following IKEA’s commitment to inspire and enable people to live a healthier and more sustainable life at home, all non-rechargeable alkaline batteries will be removed from the global home furnishing range by October 2021.
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that Best Buy, McKinstry, Real Betis, Schneider Electric, and Siemens have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040.
Nokia President and CEO, Pekka Lundmark has signed a joint UN Statement, UNITED IN THE BUSINESS OF A BETTER WORLD which was presented to the UN Secretary General
With over 40,000 partner enterprises, McDonald’s Austria is the principal partner of Austrian agriculture in the catering sector.
Amazon has announced Climate Pledge Friendly, a new program to help make it easy for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products.
Google Cloud and Unilever have announced that they will advance sustainable business practices together using technology to expand the use of data for eco-friendly decision making.
Cargill builds $21m House of Chocolate complex in Belgium to facilitate customer innovation in dynamic chocolate market
In a move to facilitate better product development and enhance the customer collaboration experience, Cargill unveiled its plans for a “House of Chocolate” complex at its Mouscron, Belgium site.
As the European Commission sits down to discuss proposals for a new 2030 emissions target, more than 150 European businesses, investors and business networks are calling on EU leaders to back the ambition set out in the European Green Deal.
Valoya, the research driven manufacturer of horticultural LED grow lights has expanded its RX-Series line of greenhouse LEDs with two new models - RX500 and RX600.
Rainshine and UK's Five Fifty Five partner to develop, produce extraordinary stories for audiences worldwide
Rainshine Entertainment and Five Fifty Five announced a strategic joint venture, where the two companies will work together to develop, produce, and distribute extraordinary content.
Amazon has announced the first recipients of investments from The Climate Pledge Fund: CarbonCure Technologies, Pachama, Redwood Materials, Rivian, and Turntide Technologies.
Heineken has announced that it is piloting fully automated dispensers in major retail outlets for customers to purchase high quality & fresh draught beers to enjoy at-home using 100 per cent reusable bottles.
Food and beverage multinational Nestlé is intensifying its actions to make 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
HP has rolled out the planet’s most comprehensive carbon neutral Managed Print Service offering for HP-branded devices
Global advertising and marketing company, Dentsu Aegis Network, has announced that it has achieved 100 per cent renewable electricity across its worldwide operations where markets allow.
Arcesium LLC, a global financial technology and professional services firm has expanded its footprint into Europe, opening a new office in London.
H&M announced a collaboration with the luxury Italian brand, Giuliva Heritage. Family-owned and known for its flawless tailoring, Giuliva Heritage takes classic menswear silhouettes into the world of womenswear.
Dutch supermarkets offer chicken meat that is more sustainable without any anticompetitive agreements, study
Dutch supermarkets nowadays offer a lot more chicken-meat varieties where the chickens have lived better lives.
Sony Corporation has set a long-term environmental plan “Road to Zero” to achieve a “zero environmental footprint” by 2050 throughout all stages of its product lifecycles and business activities.
Apple has announced it will invest in the construction of two of the world’s largest onshore wind turbines, a source of clean, renewable energy that will bring its supply chain and products one step closer to carbon neutrality.
The Coca-Cola Company has joined the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)’s roster of Worldwide Paralympic Partners.