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Unilever Improves Supply Chain, Faces Challenges with Customer Behavior

Unilever released on Tuesday its first year’s progress report on the progress it made against its Sustainable Living Plan targets. The results so…
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Pulling Indian Farmers Out of Poverty

This is the official entry of Akhila Vijayaraghavan for the Rio Blogger Prize. The winner of the prize gets to go to Rio…
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IDEO Offers Social Entrepreneurs a Platform to Share Innovative Design Approach

What do successful social entrepreneurships have in common? A key element is design. One of the best design concepts is IDEO’s “human centered…
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Kraft Foods Reduces Packaging and Travel Miles

Kraft Foods recently announced they have cut 45 million pounds of weight from the packaging of their products since 2010. According to their report…
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Heineken Needs Help Designing a Greener Six Pack

As part of its efforts to become the greenest brewer in the world, Heineken is taking a broader look at the ways to…
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NIKE, NASA Just Do It, Partner on Waste

NASA and NIKE kicked off “LAUNCH: Beyond Waste Challenge” to find 10 “game changing” innovations that could revamp current waste management systems.

Transforming Lives Through Transformer Clothing

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Can Crowdsourcing Really Work for Unilever?

Unilever has a vision of a better future for our world and its business and it needs your help to make it happen.…

Launch: Beyond Waste Innovation Challenge

Launch is a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership between NASA, USAID, US State Department, and Nike to use the "power of prizes" to encourage startups…
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Technology for Good: GE’s Progress on Cancer Research and Treatment

For almost half a century GE has been on the front lines of cancer research, combining technology and a culture innovation to fight…
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Technology for Good: GE’s Evolution from Financier to Green Tech Start-up Investor

In 1905 GE established its financial services business with the launch of a small utility finance company. Now as we face an uncertain…
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Bill Gates on the Five Miracles Needed for Energy and Climate Challenges

Bill Gates is dedicating an increasing amount of time and resources in pursuit of clean energy solutions. His goal is to get the…
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Fostering Competitiveness and Innovation Capacity in the United States

By G. Nagesh Rao Social media has transformed the outlook for entrepreneurs and for innovation as a whole. The speed at which knowledge…
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Technology for Good: GE’s Journey For Better and More Efficient Light

Second in our GE Technology for Good Series, Leon Kaye explores the company's long journey from incandescent light bulbs to LED technologies that…
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US Patent Office Launches “Patents for Humanity” Challenge

Last month at the White House’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Summit for Global Development, UnderSecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property David Kappos launched…