Seventh Generation: CSR & Sustainability News

Established in 1988, the Burlington, Vermont based company remains an independent, privately-held company distributing products to natural food stores, supermarkets, mass merchants, and online retailers across the United States and Canada.

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SXSW Interview: Chris Miller of Seventh Generation

Chris Miller is Director of Corporate Consciousness for Seventh Generation. He works across the company to develop and implement strategies for sustainability. His…
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Four Emerging Trends in Corporate Social Responsibility

New Media and CSR: Communicating Corporate Good, moderated by TriplePundit's very own Nick Aster, identified four major emerging trends in Corporate Social Responsibility…
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Jeffrey Hollender’s Recipe for a Better (European Style) Future

Jeffrey Hollender’s talk on Tuesday at NYU wasn’t probably listed on Time Out NY, but nevertheless it was one of the best shows…
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If You’re Happy With Your Work, You’ll Create Much Greater Value

All unhappy people are alike in that they negatively affect a business’ financial bottom line. Several years ago, Gallup estimated that Americans who…
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SOCAP11: Jeffrey Hollender on his Encore to Seventh Generation

Jeffrey Hollender co-founded Seventh Generation Inc., the country’s largest distributor of non-toxic, all natural cleaning, paper and personal care products. Seventh Generation pioneered…
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The Secret Sauce is People. It’s People!

At Sustainable Brands ’11, there’s much talk about, well, brands. But what powers those brands? Employees. People. In the pursuit of innovation, competitive…
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Jeffrey Hollender Shares Four Reasons He Got Fired from Seventh Generation

Jeffrey Hollender took the stage at Sustainable Brands yesterday and he didn’t need a powepoint for the message he was going to deliver.…

Seventh Generation’s New Packaging Misses the Mark: What Needs to Be Done

I had an intriguing collision with reality this week. Ecologic, a company whose early test products I covered in early 2010, sent me…
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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…
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Nominate Your Sustainable CEO

Last year I posted the question, “Who are our top sustainable CEOs?” Your responses were very enlightening. Last year’s top vote getters included…
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Plain Talk from Former 7th Gen CEO Jeffrey Hollender on the Green Economy

I recently had the opportunity to interview Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation for our ongoing small business sustainability strategy…
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CSR 2.0: Seventh Generation’s New Report Goes Beyond the THUD Factor

Seventh Generation’s new sustainability report, Corporate Responsibility 2.0 was released last week.  Those familiar with last year’s award-winning report (named by Ceres as…
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How Working With Walmart Works For Seventh Generation

No doubt some were surprised by recent announcements that Seventh Generation would be teaming up with Walmart in a partnership that would make…
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Radical Transparency: Seventh Gen’s Hollender Puts His Money on the Truth

It says something about our current state of affairs in business and government when someone in a position of responsibility makes news for…
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8th Annual BALLE Business Conference Kicking Off in Charleston, SC

By Vale Jokisch Over the past two years we have heard countless mentions of the enormous bailouts for Wall Street and the concurrent…