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SPECIAL SERIES: From Farm to Factory: A 3 Part Series on Social Impacts in Apparel

New Platform Seeks To Improve the Relationship Between Buyers and Suppliers

In the apparel industry, a brand’s own buying practices can often impede its suppliers’ ability to comply with codes of conduct, research finds. Better Buying, an online dialogue and rating platform now under development, seeks to solve this problem.

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Cliven Bundy’s Lawyer Hits Up Koch Brothers For Cash

Nevada lawyer Joel Hansen exposes the Koch brothers “states rights” connection to Cliven Bundy in an email acquired by Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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P&G Rolls Out New Plant-Based Tide Detergent

Last week, P&G released a new Tide product that the company says has the “trusted cleaning power” of its venerable detergent, only that this “Tide purclean” has a 65 percent bio-based formula.

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Monsanto Says ‘No’ to Bayer, But Still Faces Long-Term Struggles

After mulling Bayer’s takeover bid, Monsanto rejected the acquisition offer yesterday as being “incomplete and financially inadequate,” but said it would leave the door open to future discussions with Bayer. But the company’s pricey legal fights should temper investors’ enthusiasm for such a deal.

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Trump Can’t Derail Paris Climate Agreement

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would renegotiate the U.N. global climate deal, or at least America’s role in it. Meanwhile, Trump International applied for permits to build a sea wall to protect one of his golf courses from “global warming and its effects.”

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Pakistan Aims to Plant a Billion Trees in a Green ‘Tsunami’

A billion trees sounds like a lot, but the question is whether this is merely a political symbol or real action.

Following the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement, how can we measure the value of adaptation?

Putting a Value on Climate Adaptation

A Common Adaptation Unit can help the international community understand the output of adaptation funds pledged in Paris to deal with climate change. What would this unit look like?

Inside Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR is a business outlook that acknowledges responsibilities to stakeholders beyond shareholders, including suppliers, customers, and employees.

The Social Responsibility of Business

Ever since Milton Friedman famously proclaimed “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits” pundits have pondered whether his purist interpretation was really the only way.Must the word ‘profit’ always refer only to money ?

New Economics

Here we explore efforts to remake business economies and incorporate social and environmental benefit into a company's DNA. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy

The ROI of Sustainability

When it comes time to extend programs beyond the basics, it can be hard to justify the expense. Or is it? In this series we discuss the ROI of sustainability — what it means and how to track it. An editorially independent series brought to you by MeterHero.

From the Podium

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May

Can Carbon Neutrality Affect Climate Change?

This article is an overview of the benefits of carbon neutrality and how to achieve it. To learn more, join SCS’ webinar on…
16
May

Groundbreaking “Companies Vs. Climate Change” Conference Launched

Answering the call to humanity’s greatest challenge... CvCC will convene in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida November 30th through December 2nd, 2016.
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May

Itemcycle – Sell Your Used Apple Devices

Newly-formed startup Itemcycle launches website for buying used Apple devices. The website aggregates prices from top buyback companies to calculate higher offers for…

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Mobilize your brand to succeed in the 21st century economy. Discover how brands and business leaders are Activating Purpose with sustainability-led innovation that…
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The Responsible Business Summit 2016

Create positive impact through smarter strategy. #RBS16 leads the conversation with 400+ European brands on what it takes to be a business of…
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SOCAP 2016 with Discount Code

SOCAP16 will gather impact investors, social entrepreneurs, foundations, corporations, global nonprofits, and other valuable strangers all contributing to a vibrant marketplace. USE $200…
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