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VF Corp. Looks to Cut Chemicals in Textile Manufacturing

With its CHEM-IQ program, VF Corp. is not only turning a potential reputational risk into an innovative opportunity, but it is also reassuring…

New Technology Helps Companies Choose Products, Ingredients Based on Sustainability

How can a manufacturer reformulate a cleaning product to contain fewer harmful chemicals, and how can a retailer stock its shelves with more…

Target Pushes ‘Long-Term Value’ in 2013 Sustainability Report

"It’s about making sure the partnerships we take, the processes we follow and the products we sell are helping us create long-term value…

Target Teams Up with GoodGuide to Rate Sustainable Products

Target is teaming up with the makers of GoodGuide to develop a Sustainability Product Standard to rate thousands of products for health, transparency…

The Truth Will Out: A Distinct and Fast-Growing Market

According to a 2011 study by OgilvyEarth of US consumers, about 16 percent of those surveyed are deeply committed to purchasing green and…

Bar Codes Apps Allow Consumers To Make Informed Choices

Smart phone bar code apps allow socially conscious consumers to make informed shopping choices.

Expanding Sustainability Data: Emerging Sources

The following is part of a series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and corporate social responsibility…

The Inherent Uncertainty in Certified Products

This article has been updated since it was first published. The following is part of the Crowds of Ratings series by our friends…

GoodGuide Names Levi’s Top Jeans Brand

The GoodGuide has named Levi Strauss & Co (Levi’s) as the Top Jeans Brand.  GoodGuide rates companies on both environmental and society assessments,…

The Virtuous Circle is Alive at Clorox

Much to my chagrin, there's no playbook for the successful corporate merger of sustainability, growth and employee engagement. However, there are living examples…

Crowdsourcing CSR Stories

The big financial research firms, standards organizations, not-for-profits, and government sources each offer their own top-down, carefully organized version of how companies are…

GoodGuide Keeps Growing: A Cool Tool to Help Consumers Change the World

We live in a world of choices like a fish lives in a world of water. But how do we know, which choices…

Crowds of Ratings: How Group Wisdom Affects CSR Data

The following is a guest post by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and corporate social responsibility ratings…

SB10: Real Companies, Sustainable Profits

The Sustainable Brands 2010 (SB10) conference scheduled for June 7-10 in Monterey, California, will offer four days of speakers from some of our…

Starbucks Shareholders Vote Down Recycling, Company Resists Cooperation

Starbucks, a company not new to environmental criticism, was recently faced with a seemingly modest proposal by a Starbucks shareholder to consider a…