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SecondMuse Set to Tackle Ocean Plastic in Collaboration with Circulate Capital, U.S. State Department, Ocean Conservancy and More

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SecondMuse and Circulate Capital Launch Incubator Network at the Ocean Partnership Summit alongside the G7 Environment Ministerial Meeting According to Ocean Conservancy, scientists estimate that more than 8 million metric tons of plastic is entering our ocean every year. At this rate, within a decade, our ocean would be filled with one pound of plastic for every three pounds of fish. While the need to reduce the amount of trash in the ocean is abundantly…

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Empire State of Impact: Meet Attia Taylor

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“I love that I’m able to build a community within the 2M family and in the projects we work on daily.” Attia Taylor Attia Taylor is the Community Manager for the SecondMuse Cities team supporting all Futureworks programming on and off line. Her role focuses on strengthening the community experience and communicating across programs to create a seamless experience for participants, partners, and sponsors. Attia is passionate about building and cultivating communities through journalism, creativity,…

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Where Are They Now: Aquacelerator Innovation Continues

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Kicking off in Perth, Australia at the end of 2017, Aquacelerator was an effort to revolutionize the aquaculture industry, develop local economies across the Indian Ocean region, and improve our relationship with oceans, fishing, and aquatic life, by connecting inspiring innovators with the networks capable of turning their ideas into reality. Led by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) InnovationXchange, in partnership with SecondMuse, Aquacelerator advanced the global adoption and scale of…

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Leaving Comfort, Loving Community: Meet Blake Garcia

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“I’m a Texan who loves home (and the Longhorns), but I knew I had to step out of my comfort zone.” Blake Garcia Blake has served in key roles on projects leading client engagement, program design and operations, as well as developing and managing strategic partnerships and networks. His work has spanned supporting local economic development initiatives in the State of Texas and New York City to building global innovation programs that have collectively engaged…

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Indonesia, Inspiration, Innovation: Meet Simon Baldwin

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“… I’m passionate about harnessing the engine of commerce to create social, environmental and economic value with the communities that we work with.” Simon Baldwin Simon leads the Indonesian branch of SecondMuse where our efforts focus on creating economic, social, and environmental value by supporting new venture creation. Simon is particularly passionate about the role that new businesses can play in creating social value in emerging markets like Indonesia. In today’s blog, we invite you to meet…

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Joining the Systems Change Dialogue at Responsible Business Forum Jakarta

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“Whether we collaborate around a group of entrepreneurs, a program for smallholder farmers, or a trade policy, what RBF made loud and clear is that, in today’s interconnected world, we must break down the barriers that have previously siloed our work if we want to make meaningful progress.” David Ball David brings to SecondMuse and LAUNCH a multifaceted approach to finding the right levers to accelerate innovative solutions to complex social and environmental challenges. Over the…

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How Can You Use Communications to Build Community?

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At SecondMuse, in our work and in our company, we aspire to create environments where learning, experimentation, and creativity can flourish. One aspect where this has been paramount is in our storytelling and communications. Over the last two years, SecondMuse has placed an added focus on leveraging the digital tools at our fingertips to engage with communities – reaching more than 150 million people through social media – and, even more, to build the communities…

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Progress as a Team Sport: Meet Na’im Zerbes

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“There is beauty in seeing or being part of a group of individuals who significantly outperform their individual average ability.” Na’im Zerbes Na’im works with SecondMuse supporting the global Cities Team. He joined SecondMuse in 2016 to research and map the systemic forces operating behind tertiary education and workforce development. Before joining SecondMuse, Na’im coordinated the regional implementation of a program for the civic empowerment of junior youth, accompanying and training youth mentors to empower…

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Witnessing Extremes, Working Toward Equity: Meet Natalia Arjomand

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“Although only a child, I knew that it was not just that so many of those near me were inflicted with such hardships. This principle is what led me to my studies and has shaped the impact that I hope to make.” Natalia Arjomand Natalia joined SecondMuse as a consultant with experience in sustainability, shared value, strategy and finance. At SecondMuse she has worked closely in systems transformation focusing on the power of social innovation to…

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SecondMuse Celebrates 2 Years as a Certified B Corporation

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Two years ago, SecondMuse became a Certified B Corporation™. Today, we are proud to announce recertification and an improvement in our score to 104.7, indicating an improvement in our environmental, team, community, and governance practices.   What is a B Corporation? B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab that meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.   SecondMuse is among a thriving community of more than 2,400 Certified B Corps from…

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