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Are Your Electronics Socially Responsible?

As organizations work to meet sustainability standards across their entire supply chain, they’re taking a hard look at the socioeconomic impacts of the…
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The Business Sector Needs to Act on the Global Water Shortage

Approximately 700 million people suffer from water scarcity, and researchers estimate the situation will only grow worse. It's vital for businesses to not…
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When Creating Shared Value Causes Value Destruction: The Case of Nespresso

Earlier this year, the city-state of Hamburg, Germany banned the purchase of products that are hard to recycle or create unnecessary pollution, including…
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The Business Case for E-Cycling

Do you have an old flip phone or game system in your basement or garage just gathering dust? Businesses may have old equipment…
A tree-planting is great, but today's Earth Month campaigns need to go further.

Earth Month Campaigns, All Grown Up

Over the last decade, marketers have learned from missteps of greenwashing during the month of April. Earth Month marketing has transformed to reflect…

Healthcare Initiative is Changing the Way Hospitals Do Business

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative is a national call for health systems to improve patient care and cut costs by changing the way they…
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$90M Grant for Sustainable Food Will Link Nonprofits and Private Sector

A major $90 million sustainable food supply initiative will set up collaborative efforts to transform the production of top commodities such as beef,…
Silverio Mungia Carrillo, 28, migrant worker from San Miguel Tenextatiloyan, Puebla, harvests a Fair TradeCertified cucumber.

The Face Behind Your Food: Three Farmworkers Share Their Stories

Lupita López Dearcia Comitán is a farmworker in Sonora, Mexico.  She’s forty-four years old, has five children, and just so happens to grow…
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The 2016 International Home and Housewares Show — A Sustainable Assessment

March, this year, is a big month for expos, and the first one we attended this month was the International Home and Housewares…
State Farm volunteer moves boxes of food at the Houston Food Bank. How can your company scale CSR efforts globally? Read on for some ideas.

Top 4 International CSR Insights for Fortune 500 Companies

How can companies scale their corporate social responsibility programs internationally -- without incurring extra risk? Founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, Pamela Hawley, provides…
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Etsy Shares 10 Social Impact Tips

Etsy not only provides crafts that would look great on your wall and one of the only legit “you can work from home”…
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Tiny Town Fights ‘Clean Coal’ Ash Disposal Whack-a-Mole

The "clean coal" publicity push rings hollow in the community of LaBelle, Pennsylvania, and the nearby Fayette maximum security prison.
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Decade-Long Walmart Partnership Offers Sustainability Lessons

The Environmental Defense Fund and Walmart are touting a decade of partnership that has resulted in large-scale sustainability progress, with lessons for other…
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Crawl-Walk-Run: Gaining Sustainability Momentum

In the U.S., consumer awareness, the demand for more transparency and continued compression on margins are providing an opportunity for private brands to…
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The State of Green Behind the Scenes of Film and TV

What has this behemoth of an influential industry done to make itself more sustainable inside and out?
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