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General Mills Leverages Skills-Based Volunteerism Across the Globe

General Mills’ commitment to volunteerism is an inspiring example of a global company taking action locally to make a difference. TriplePundit spoke with Mary Jane Melendez, executive director of the General Mills Foundation, to learn more.

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The Global Effort to Make Beef More Sustainable

Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain formed a coalition, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, to improve sustainability — but many advocates aren’t buying it. To learn more about the organization’s aims and the future of the beef industry, 3p spoke with its new executive director, Ruaraidh Petre.

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The Business Sector Needs to Act on the Global Water Shortage

Approximately 700 million people suffer from water scarcity, and researchers estimate the situation will only grow worse. It’s vital for businesses to not only step up as water stewards, but indeed to push the envelope. Internal water targets are a step in the right direction, but they can set too low a bar.

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Billionaire Climate Activist Tom Steyer Pays $25M for Millennial Voter Drive

Earlier this week, Tom Steyer’s Super PAC, NextGen Climate, announced that it would fund a $25 million voter-registration drive to target millennials in seven battleground states.

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Unilever’s Toxic, 15-Year Legacy in India

Unilever likes to paint itself as the model corporate citizen. But when the media spotlight is off, the company reverts to using its power to skirt responsibility for its actions. That’s how it avoided cleaning up the toxic remnants of a former thermometer factory in Kodaikanal, South India, for 15 years.

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Nissan Mocks Tesla in Attempt to Boost Sales

Nissan raised a few eyebrows with a new advertising campaign that pokes fun at Tesla Motors — and the fact that it has at least 400,000 people waiting for a car that won’t ship until late next year.

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A Peek Into the Future of Mobility

A recent event hosted by Shell gathered leaders from across the mobility sector — from academics to auto industry execs — for a conversation on the future of transportation.

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.

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Twitter Chat: GRI & Alcoa Define “What Matters”

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You Be The Research: How Can Sustainable Design Drive Innovation?

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Get Ready for the Paris Agreement: Develop a Climate Action Plan

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GRI Global Conference 2016

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San Diego American Marketing Association’s 18th Annual Cause Conference

The West Coast’s largest cause and purpose-driven marketing conference is back and better than ever before. Now in its 18th year, the San…
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Sustainable Brands Barcelona – with Discount Code

Sustainable Brands® is the premier global community of brand innovators who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide with focused attention on understanding…
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Better Brands Sustainable Marketing Conference

Better Brands is not a sustainability conference! It is a marketing conference focused on how to communicate sustainability to build your brand.
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Sustainable Brands ’16 San Diego

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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