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Clearcutting the U.S. Open: Oakmont Cuts 15,000 Trees

No one wants to get called out. But in this case, you asked for it by repeatedly and unapologetically proclaiming on national TV…
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Invest In Cheese and Eat it Too at Maker’s Common

Featuring America’s best cheese, beer, wine and charcuterie, Maker’s Common “pays homage” to the creators of artisan noshes.
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The Cocoa Industry’s Road to Sustainability

Even as demand for cocoa climbs, smallholder cocoa farmers often struggle to make ends meet. Taco Terheijden, director of cocoa sustainability for Cargill…
71 percent of NIKE footwear is made from recycled materials from its own manufacturing process.

Nike Closes the Loop with Shoes Made From Trash

More than 70 percent of Nike footwear is made from its own trash, the company announced this month.
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Farmers Markets: A Sustainable Commerce Revolution?

You know your local farmers market means fresh, organic produce. But have you ever thought about what it means to the evolving economy?…
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Social Entrepreneurs: What’s In a Revenue Stream?

What are alternatives to the classic nonprofit and for-profit company structure? Learn how a social entrepreneur creates a sustainable nonprofit business model using…
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Chobani’s Secret: Employee-Owned Firms Beat the Competition

Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt, made headlines late last month when he gave 10 percent of the company's stock to his…
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How to Buy a Wind Farm: Lessons in Corporate Green Power

A corporate sustainability insider shares steps and missteps to using wind and solar contracts in a successful corporate energy strategy.
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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,…