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Woolworths: Progress on Ethical, Sustainable Sourcing

Woolworths Limited, Australia’s largest retailer, (once upon a time an American icon too) reports that it is making “continued progress” in reducing emissions…
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Yves Béhar’s 7 Principles of Holistic Product Design

At the 2011 Opportunity Green Conference, Yves Béhar, founder of fuseproject, presented his seven principles of holistic design. This post examines these principles…

Shaw’s Supermarkets Launches Sustainable Seafood Program

Last month, Shaw’s Supermarkets, owned by SUPERVALU, launched a sustainable seafood program in partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Gulf…
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Your Marketing Career: Making It Socially Responsible

A career panel at the 2011 Net Impact Conference featured experts from the marketing and branding industries. The panelists spoke about their career…
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Mountain Riders Alliance: Skiers Founding a Movement through Social Media

How the power of social media has been leveraged to found a movement that is seeking to revolutionize the ski industry. The buzz…
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Building Sustainable Businesses in Africa

Industrialization in Africa must start from the bottom up, by building sustainable businesses run by locals that don't rely on outside charity or…

Shipping Industry Gets Serious About Sustainability

Shipping lines, shipbuilders, banks, insurers and shippers have joined forces on a major sustainability initiative “designed to help the industry make long-term plans…
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Leading Sustainability Consultancy Emphasizes the Importance of Value Chain Management

The Tomorrow’s Value Ratings  (TVR) is out with some surprising findings about the state of sustainable business. TVR is an annual assessment of corporate sustainability…
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Bank of America – Now with “Fee” Checking!

Bank of America is the first of a number of banks looking to unveil a monthly debit card fee upon its' customers. This…
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How are You Hearing About Occupy Wall Street?

Will places like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter be the next stage where we can actually get uncensored news about the current events happening…
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Will McKinsey’s ‘Business of Sustainability’ Report Elevate the Triple Bottom Line?

McKinsey has a unique ability to frame a conversation.  During the last decade when a price on greenhouse gases seemed imminent, every Fortune…
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Sustainability Lessons We Can Learn from Jackie Robinson

An international consortium of leading accounting organizations just released a survey that describes how small and medium-sized businesses are profiting from sustainability. The…
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Method Proves Value Matters More than “Green”

Instead of marketing "green-ness", sustainable companies should focus their efforts on innovative design, and a clear message that is relevant to their customers'…
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Greening for Survival, And the Bottom Line

By Ashok Kamal For decades, it has been clear that a better understanding of sustainability is necessary to ensure humanity’s survival. Now the…

How-to Guide for Manufacturer Sustainability

Deciding to operate in sustainable and socially responsible manner is one thing, but for many companies, knowing how to achieve that goal is…