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Educating Consumers About Buying Sustainably

How do you increase awareness of buying sustainably among consumers? The key is getting information to them.
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Healthy Foods Achieve Mass-Market Sales Levels

A record 43 percent of Americans now say they make their food and beverage purchases using the criteria of human and environmental health.
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Tipping Point: Three More Grocery Chains to Source Only Cage-Free Eggs

Three top grocery chains, including the two largest in the U.S., announced that they will switch to cage-free eggs by 2025. Is this…
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Key Purpose Developments That Will Influence Business in 2016

Purpose as a powerful strategy to conduct business from the inside out has gained substantial ground in 2015 and will only have more…
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Organics, Sustainability and the Environment: Where Does the Buck Stop?

Protecting our beautiful world and environment for future generations is the responsibility of all of us. We the people, the companies and the…
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GoodCorps Survey Evaluates How Consumers Understand Goodness

Ask anyone who’s launched a sustainable brand, and they might tell you that what consumers say they’ll do to support social and environmental…
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8 Branding Tips: Be Your Customers’ Best Friend

At the recent Women in Green Forum, there was some talk about branding and communication. Here are eight ways you can develop a…
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The Psychological Barriers to Sustainable Living

Based on logic, the arguments are solid: Change our behavior today to preserve current living conditions for future generations. So, what’s stopping us…
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Even in Business, Trust Leads to Growth

Last month, members of the Consumer Goods Forum, representing more than 400 top multinationals in the consumer goods industry, gathered to discuss a…
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Study: How Cyclists Think About Sustainability

Even though people’s best sustainability intentions don’t necessarily translate into consistent action, cyclists of all ages, tire preferences and political persuasions are thinking…
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5 Lessons on the Consumer Economy from Marketplace’s Series, ‘Consumed’

Five lessons from the radio show Marketplace's Consumed series which explored last week “how we consume, what we get from it, what it…
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Brand Reputation Management and Corporate Social Responsibility

Do sustainability and CSR actually impact companies’ reputation? While it does seem logical and there is no shortage of anecdotal evidence to support…
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How Food Waste Can Be Reduced By Consumers & Food Retailers

Food waste is a big problem in developed countries, but there are ways both consumers and food retailers can reduce it.
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Consumer Responsibility and Food Waste

There certainly is food waste on the production and retail end, however, food wasted by consumers is also a big problem.
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2012: Four Trends in Sustainable Consumption

Was 2012 a good year in terms of sustainable consumption, where people purchased more green products while adopting alternative and more sustainable practices,…