New Report Details Financing to Drive the Industry to Net-Zero

Recent studies estimate more than 2% of the global greenhouse gas emissions stem from the fashion industry. With the global average temperatures projected to rise by 3 degrees Celsius this century – well beyond the 1.5 degrees Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement – disruptive solutions and unprecedented actions are needed to curb emissions and achieve net-zero by 2050. A new report, co-authored by Fashion for Good and Apparel Impact Institute and sponsored by HSBC, for the first time charts a trajectory for the industry to meet the net-zero ambition,…

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New UN Women Report: What does gender equality look like today?

Progress towards gender equality is looking bleak. But it doesn’t need to. A new global analysis of progress on gender equality and women’s rights shows women and girls remain disproportionately affected by the socioeconomic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, struggling with disproportionately high job and livelihood losses, education disruptions and increased burdens of unpaid care work. Women’s health services, poorly funded even before the pandemic, faced major disruptions, undermining women’s sexual and reproductive health. And despite women’s central role in responding to COVID-19, including as front-line health workers, they are…

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Mediavine Champions Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in Company Report

Mediavine, the largest exclusive full-service ad management firm in the U.S., released its debut Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Report Card to demonstrate the measurable action the company has taken over the last year and a half to strengthen its D&I efforts internally and externally. Mediavine’s commitment has always been — will always be — to be an inclusive workplace for all. As of July 2021, Mediavine’s 112-employee company consists of 10% LGBTQ+, 38% BIPOC, 54% female, 44% male and 2% unspecified. In the first half of 2021 (January to June),…

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28% of Britons proactively support the LGBTQ community by promoting LGBTQ businesses, merchandise, or donations

Over the years, support for the LGBTQ community has grown stronger as countries legalize same-sex marriage and brands and celebrities openly voice their support. Piplsay, a global consumer research platform, surveyed 9,114 Britons and 30,600 Americans to get insights into their understanding and acceptability of the LGBTQ community. Access the full research report here. Here are the key UK insights from the report: Celebrating Pride: How accepting are we of LGBTQ? 64% of Britons think Pride events help make society more accepting of the LGBTQ community 45% of Britons want…

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Pandemic ad spend trends: New Mediaocean data shows green shoots in closed ecosystems

Just over a year since lockdowns and other distancing measures were first widely enacted, Mediaocean, the mission-critical platform for omnichannel advertising, today published proprietary data showing how major advertisers responded to the crisis. The analysis suggests an economy with pent-up energy, keen to stimulate consumer confidence and renewed growth as the world begins to see a route towards the end of the crisis. The first like-for-like comparison since the pandemic started shows a resurgence in marketing investment. Using data from the closed ecosystems optimisation solution acquired via 4C, Mediaocean sampled…

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