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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Are the Greatest Brands in the World Sustainable?

What makes a brand a great brand? And is there something common to all the great brands that differentiate them from the ordinary…
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10 Outstanding CSR Reports

In an earlier post, Christian Hicks, Creative Director of Corporate Responsibility at AHA! listed seven signs he uses to determine if a company…
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Walmart’s Sustainability Efforts Stall Under New Leadership

Several years after Lee Scott’s departure as CEO, something has gone seriously wrong with Walmart's sustainability progress. Was Walmart ever serious? Yes. I’ve…
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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…