Teen Vogue Unveils Generation Next Designers

Teen Vogue is continuing to support up-and-coming designers during a trying year for fashion through its Generation Next initiative — and like much of 2020, it will take place largely virtually.

Krystal Paniagua, Tolu Coker and Elliss, all based in London, and New York brands Theophilio and Abacaxi have been tapped to join the mentorship initiative, now in its second year, with editors stating that the designers encapsulate their ethos of the new guard of fashion, embracing themes of diversity, representation, inclusivity and sustainability.

Since the pandemic and resulting travel restrictions have meant the now online-only fashion and culture vertical for younger readers is unable to bring all of this year’s group over to New York Fashion Week for a glitzy in-person fashion presentation like in 2019, editor in chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner is ensuring they still get the support they need virtually. That includes a series of mentorship sessions

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Walmart unveils ‘ultimate life hack,’ a $98 membership with access to gas, groceries and free delivery

WMT) will debut its highly-anticipated annual subscription-based membership called Walmart+ this month.” data-reactid=”16″Walmart (WMT) will debut its highly-anticipated annual subscription-based membership called Walmart+ this month.

AMZN) — Walmart’s fiercest retail competitor — and is being offered at a discount to the tech giant’s wildly popular, $119 per year Prime subscription.” data-reactid=”17″The annual membership, which launches nationwide on Sept. 15, will cost $98 per year, or $12.95 per month, the company said. The perk is a clear shot across the bow at Amazon (AMZN) — Walmart’s fiercest retail competitor — and is being offered at a discount to the tech giant’s wildly popular, $119 per year Prime subscription.

massive spike in its e-commerce business, as consumers stocked up on pantry essentials and other merchandise during lockdowns.” data-reactid=”22″It also solidifies Walmart’s own status as an online behemoth in its own right. Throughout the pandemic, Walmart reaped

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Hilfiger Unveils ‘Make It Possible’ Sustainability, Inclusivity Platform

Tommy Hilfiger has revealed an ambitious program to accelerate the company’s sustainability mission.

Its platform, called “Make It Possible,” is an approach to environmental and social sustainability that reinforces the company’s commitment to create fashion that “Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All.” At the outset, the company is committing to 24 targets centered around circularity and inclusivity, outlined across four pillars toward 2030.

They are:

• Circle Round: Make products to be fully circular and part of a sustainable loop.

• Made for Life: Operate with sensitivity to planetary boundaries, in the areas of climate change, land use, freshwater and chemical pollution, from what the company buys to where it sells.

• Everyone Welcome: Be a brand that works for every Tommy Hilfiger customer, always inclusive and completely accessible.

• Opportunity for All: Create equal access to opportunity — no barriers to success.

Hilfiger’s strategy is supported by parent company PVH

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Ripple Exec Unveils P2P Payments Platform Using XRP

A Ripple executive has unveiled a payments platform based on XRP that will work in popular web browsers.

  • Craig DeWitt, the blockchain payment infrastructure firm’s director of product, made the announcement via Twitter on Sunday claiming “anyone can use it” to purchase physical goods online using the XRP cryptocurrency.
  • Payburner, a personal project of Dewitt’s, is a non-custodial XRP wallet designed to operate as a plug-in within the Chrome and Brave web browsers.
  • DeWitt told CoinDesk in direct messages that the plug-in is an example of a “growing XRP ecosystem” that leverages Xpring.
  • Xpring is a Ripple project that provides tools and funding for developers and startups working with XRP.
  • Payburner, currently in beta release, allows users to send and receive payments worldwide and instantaneously, Dewitt said.
  • The beta version builds on an earlier Payburner plug-in by integrating PayID, an identifier for payments used by entities such as
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Verizon unveils new business plan with the goal of going carbon neutral by 2035 and retraining 500,000 employees for emerging tech jobs

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  • Verizon announced Tuesday it’s launching a new business plan called Citizen Verizon, which includes a number of socially responsible goals, like becoming carbon neutral by 2035. 

  • Diego Scotti, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon, said that the company including socially responsible goals in its business strategy is an important distinction. It means the company is encompassing stakeholder capitalism in its business model. 

  • Scotti agreed that more brands are moving toward stakeholder capitalism, the belief that companies should be accountable to not only their shareholders, but to their workers and communities in which they do business.

  • Other companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Unilever have recently shared pledges to become carbon neutral (or carbon negative) in the coming years. 

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Verizon, one of the country’s largest telecommunications providers, announced Tuesday it is launching a “responsible

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Robert Half’s Protiviti Unveils Business Resilience Tool

Robert Half International Inc.‘s RHI subsidiary Protiviti announced yesterday that it has launched a complimentary assessment tool aimed at enabling companies address coronavirus-associated business disruptions and related workforce re-entry and business transformation challenges.

Known as the Navigating Business Resilience tool, it helps businesses fast-recognize and prioritize their problem areas and threats, and suggests a set of best-suited tools and processes.

The online tool carries out assessment by developing a heat map of critical pain points that an organization faces, enabling visual mapping of issues and prioritizing attention areas through an interactive dashboard. Upon completion of this assessment, businesses receive a custom online report consisting of delivery timelines and approaches, a full view of the organization, priorities to be worked on immediately, and an overview of best-suited Protiviti tools. The report can be saved and referred to any time.

According to Patrick Scott, executive vice president, Industry Programs, Protiviti, “We

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