Patagonia: CSR & Sustainability News

Patagonia, Inc. is a Ventura, California-based clothing company, focusing mainly on high-end outdoor clothing. It was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1972.

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Patagonia and Wild Ideas Buffalo Team Up for Ecology

The history of the Great Northern Grasslands tells a story of heartbreak. But they also reflect an enormous ecological legacy as the home…

The Quick & Dirty: From Snake Oil Sellers to Activists Brands

The simple truth is that a majority of companies are still simply not doing their part. Here's what it looks like on a…
Packaging made from recovered ocean trash? Stop it, we're getting weak in the knees!

3p Weekend: 7 Brands We’re Crushing On this Valentine’s Day

To celebrate this day of love, this week we're tipping our hats to seven brand crushes that have never let us down.
After a visit to Patagonia's headquarters in Ventura, California, one special employee stuck out. He not only represented the brand, but also underscored how important engaged employees are to a sustainable company.

Patagonia: The Incomparable Authentic Brand

Authenticity is the brand term du jour. When you look past all the hype, it just comes down to creating a company that…

14 Outdoor Companies Pledge to Boost Women’s Leadership

Fourteen outdoor industry companies, including REI and Patagonia, joined together to pledge more leadership roles for women. REI backed up its pledge with…

3p Weekend: Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers From Our Favorite B Corps

If you waited until the last minute for stocking stuffers (again), bypass those dollar-store trinkets, and give a gift you believe in.

Why B Corps Should Expand Their Health and Wellness Programs

One of the best areas for B Corps (and other sustainable businesses) to improve is by providing health and wellness programs to their…

Patagonia Launches Black Friday Worn Wear Swap with Yerdle

Patagonia continues its Black Friday tradition of defying the consumer spirit by launching another Worn Wear event -- this time in concert with…
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What Defines a Social Innovator Anyway?

Sifting the wheat from the chaff at Social Innovation Summit Silicon Valley 2014.
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Patagonia’s New, Decentralized Approach to Sustainability Management

About six months ago, Patagonia, a global leader in sustainable apparel, dissolved its sustainability department. This is a development Rick Ridgeway, vice president…
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Patagonia’s Investment in Yerdle Shows Sharing Economy Maturing

Patagonia has announced an investment in Yerdle, a startup where users can use a smartphone app to give and receive things for free.
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How B Corp Certification Helps Benchmark and Improve Performance

B Corp certification helps you benchmark, compare, and improve the social and environmental performance of your entire company.
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What’s the Difference Between Certified B Corps and Benefit Corps?

Certified B Corporations and benefit corporations are often, and understandably, confused. They share much in common but have a few important differences.
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Patagonia Giving Away Plant-Based Wetsuit Technology

Patagonia is sharing its plant-based wetsuit technology with the goal to have it become a game-changer in the surf industry.
Timberland employees recently surpassed 1 million volunteer hours served.

3p Weekend: 7 Companies That Make Employee Volunteering a Priority

To give you a bit of a mental boost this afternoon, we rounded up seven industry-leading companies that are make employee volunteering a…