This category is about the relation between business economies and sustainability and CSR. Company economies have great impact on how much effort they put into their CSR strategy and incorporating green strategies can have an effect on company growth.

Economics
Conscious Capitalism
B-Corps
Business Models
Circular Economy
Sharing Economy

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Hellmann’s Drops Suit, Unintentionally Boosts Vegan ‘Mayo’ Sales

Hellmann’s decision to drop a suit against its startup competitor Hampton Creek was more a lesson in changing attitudes about food than right-or-wrong values. With an increasing focus on vegan foods and consumer support for small, innovative concepts that are touted as sustainable, Just Mayo was the expected winner in this tussle. But it may just point to a new trend in food marketing, too.

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My 2014 Sustainability Moment of Optimism

When I talk about optimism, I’m not talking about burying your head in the sand or daydreaming about a utopian future, but about a very realistic “hopefulness and confidence about the future,” which is exactly what I found in September at TED@Unilever.

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10 Ways Politics Shaped the Environment in 2014

How important was environmental protection in 2014? Well, to be honest, our findings are a mixed bag. While California comes out first for its progressive efforts to stop the effects of toxic chemicals, other regions of North America fell woefully short in bolstering legislation against greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. But on the whole, 2014 was a get ’em done year.

Coming in 2015: Aftershocks of the Market Basket Revolution

This year’s battle over the fate of a supermarket chain is emblematic of the dilemma that will continue to face American businesses in 2015: extracting maximum value for shareholders or reinvesting in workers’ long-term value.

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New Teachers: How to Make Your CV Stand Out

Your CV is probably the first thing a potential employer will see, so it needs to be good. Take some time to look through these tips to make sure you send over a winning CV.

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New Study Shows Record-Setting Wealth Gap

Post recession, most American families are in about the same place they were over 20 years ago wealth-wise, a Pew Research Center survey of consumer finances shows.

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Dutch Bankers Now Asked to Take an Oath of Ethics

The Dutch Banking Association will now require bankers to sign a Hippocratic Oath, similar to the one used by doctors where they promise to do no harm. The question is: Are they just words, or will they make a difference?

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eBay’s Christmas Gift to ALEC: No Renewal

Cutting ties with a lobby organization right before Christmas can be risky business — that is, unless you know that your consumer base really wants you to. eBay’s announcement last week that it would be dropping its membership in ALEC is telling. So are the announcements by other similarly influential companies that have objected to ALEC’s bold climate change policies.

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The Secret Side of Business Sustainability

There are certain elements of virtually every business that can have a negative impact on the company’s sustainability, which many business owners often overlook.