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On the Trail of The B Team

A Bard MBA in Sustainability student tracks the success of the B Team: a group of corporate leaders who take as a self-evident truth that purpose, not profit, must form the foundation of any business that wants to stick around.

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Tyson Foods: A Bigger Polluter Than ExxonMobil?

Environment America has accused Tyson, its subsidiaries and contract chicken farms of releasing at least 104 million pounds of pollutants into surface waters across the continental U.S. from 2010 to 2014. That’s more than seven times the amount that ExxonMobil released during the same period.

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Local Food Cooperatives as a Cornerstone for Rural Community Development

What if you could directly help a businesses and community members at the same time? You can, if that business is a co-op.

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Eliminating Unconscious Bias in Talent Management

“The recruiting process is a great example of where many businesses are moving beyond what has ‘always worked’ and looking for ways to proactively reach underrepresented groups of candidates,” said Elena Richards, talent management lead in the office of diversity at PwC.

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California Dominates Solar, With More Than 50 Percent of all U.S. Capacity

We all knew that California was ahead on solar, but these figures are just astounding.

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Big Hawaii Accelerator Backs the Little Wind Turbine That Could

A unique, small-scale approach to wind energy has gotten the seal of approval from the Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii startup incubator backed by GE and the U.S. Navy.

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Updated Barbie Dolls Tackle Body Image with Diversity

Mattel’s new lineup of Barbie dolls is adding diversity to the classic toy and expanding the conversation about healthy body image for young girls.

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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Feb

Sustainable Brands Announces ‘Activating Purpose’ Theme for SB’16 San Diego Conference, June 6-9, 2016

REI, Caesars Entertainment, JetBlue Airways, HP Enterprise and 2016 Rio Olympics among organizations confirmed to speak at SB'16 San Diego.
03
Feb

Employer Stock Opportunities: Should You Buy In or Not?

Investing in stock requires careful analysis of the market and the company you’re looking to invest in. No matter how great you might…
03
Feb

Case Study: Patagonia’s Circular Economy Strategy

Ethical Corporation just launched an exclusive case study comprehensively detailing the circular economy work of one industry leader: Patagonia.

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Feb

Hotel Council of San Francisco’s “Stay Green Forum”

CA Lt. Governor Newsom will keynote the Hotel Council of San Francisco’s first “Stay Green Forum” on Feb. 17, 2016 at the Hilton…
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29
Feb

GLOBE 2016 Conference & Innovation Expo

GLOBE is North America’s largest and longest-running Conference and Exposition series dedicated to business innovation for the planet. A world-leading sustainability GLOBE Conference…
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12
Apr

Responsible Business Summit USA 2016

The Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Summit USA is America's premier CSR and sustainability conference. Through workshops, roundtable debates and case study sessions delving…
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18
May

GRI Global Conference 2016

Join GRI and up to 1,500 sustainability leaders from around the globe to exchange leading-edge knowledge on best practices, innovations and trends that…
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07
Jun

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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Upcoming 3p Events

09
Mar

Triple Pundit and thinkPARALLAX present… Perspectives

Join us on March 9th in San Francisco from 6:30-8:30pm for food, drinks, and a spirited discussion to envision CSR Utopia.
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