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Marks & Spencer Invests in Bangladeshi Clean Cookstoves

Environmental initiatives and humanitarian needs often go together, as retail giant Marks and Spencer is proving more and more these days. Its latest…
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MIT Study Makes the Case for Sustainability

The message of the new study is quite clear – more companies see sustainability as a core business driver, and innovate and profit…
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Forest Footprint Disclosure’s New Report Shows Slow Progress by Business

Don't miss the Forest Footprint Disclosure's (FFD) fourth annual report - given the extremely important role forests play in most of the major…
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H&M Launches First Global Clothing Collection Recycling Program

Last week, H&M announced it will launch a clothing collecting initiative worldwide. Since it looks like clothing collection programs are becoming popular with…
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Zara Commits to Go Toxic-Free by 2020

On Saturday, Greenpeace announced that Zara has agreed to eliminate all discharge of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020.…
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Marks & Spencer Sales of Socially Responsible Items Reaches 1 Billion

Over 30 percent of M&S products sold stores worldwide have a minimum of one Plan A quality, and meanwhile sales at the global…
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Lessons in Leadership from the CEO with the World’s Most Sustainable Suit

Marc Bolland, CEO of Marks & Spencer, addressed the audience at BSR a week ago. I couldn’t stop thinking that even if 15…
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Marks & Spencer Raises the Bar on Safe Use of Chemicals in Textile Production

In response to the Greenpeace “Detox” campaign, Marks & Spencer announced new commitments to make the use of chemicals in textile production safer,…

Symbolic Rather than Substantive CSR Action to Maximize Financial Impact?

A new paper entitled “Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words? The case of CSR” explores not if CSR affects financial performance, but rather…
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CSR in the Early Days of Capitalism

Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School professor and historian explains how we can find examples of corporate responsibility, especially with regards to companies’ social…
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5 Lessons on Consumers’ Preference for Purpose

Edelman's global research provides some interesting figures showing the power of purpose among consumers, including some valuable lessons both for consumers and companies.…
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Is M&S’s Shwopping a True Revolution or a Philanthropic Effort Doomed to Fail?

The new M&S new shwopping campaign has an ambitious goal - recycling as many clothes as M&S sells – that’s around 350 million…
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Grocery Chain Delves into Packaging Technology to Save 800,000 Strawberries

Do you like strawberries? There’s a good chance you do. After all this is one of the tastiest fruits around and if you…