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How Toms Shoes and Warby Parker Give Differently

Companies typically execute one of two corporate social responsibility strategies: vertical or horizontal. Find out how Toms Shoes and Warby Parker use these two giving strategies to make a difference.

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16 Major Companies and Agencies Say No to Chemical Flame Retardants

Those days when parents dressed their kids in jammies that have been treated with chemical flame retardants — and tucked them into similarly treated bedding — may be coming to an end. Last week, 16 major names signed a pledge to do without furniture that has been treated with chemical flame retardants.

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The Street Store: A Lesson for the Sharing Economy?

The South Africa-based Street Store may be less than a year old, but its brand name is already recognized in cities across the globe. Its secret? It isn’t trying to sell anything. And best of all, it’s the communities its principles touch that are getting the message out. Pure sharing economy ethics 101.

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TriplePundit’s Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

To save you some time sifting through the ever-growing — and often greenwashed — list of “eco-products,” this week we rounded up 15 sustainable presents that are sure to please everyone on your list. Holiday shopping = done.

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Social Sustainability and Sport

As the sustainability movement in sport expands, it’s time to embrace and leverage the power of people. Along with environmental and economic considerations, social sustainability completes the picture and provides a nexus of excellence and success.

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TransCanada’s Keystone Backup Plan

According to documents leaked to Greenpeace, the Canadian company TransCanada has a backup plan in case Keystone fails to get approval.

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America is Aging: What More Do We Need to Know?

Rob Lowe, a seemly ageless Hollywood actor, is a brand ambassador for Genworth, a leading provider of long term care insurance, attempting to bring the subject of an aging America out of taboo and into the limelight.

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What It Takes to Change the Way the World Eats for the Better

Deanna Bratter of WhiteWave Foods explains how the company makes sustainable acquisitions, like Horizon and Earthbound, to enhance its triple bottom line — and how other companies can chase their sustainability goals.

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Seamus Mullen Trumpets the Secret Power of Good Food

Mullen shares his antagonistic relationship with food, prolonged illness, and the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis that precipitated his commitment to healthful eating. With a family history in food, and a childhood spent on a small farm in Vermont, Mullen was only introduced to institutional food when he went to boarding school (where he suffered from salmonella).