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5 Questions to Ask Before Labeling a Business with the ‘S-Word’

We tend to call everything 'sustainability,' for the lack of a better term to describe the wide cross section of business activities we…

The Quick & Dirty: The Future of Business is in the Past

Businesses somehow lost their reason to exist, and now people are starting to look for the values they share with your company because…

From Addis Ababa: Sustainable Development Goals Within Reach

Taking place now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the third International Conference on Financing Development has received relatively little attention -- despite its importance…
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Ikea Demonstrates That, Dirty or Not, Fuel Cells are Coming

Ikea hooked up with Bloom Energy to become the latest high-profile global company to adopt fuel cells for clean, renewable on-site energy generation.
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Banks, Brilliant Innovation and the Evolution of NGOs

How can banks join forces with NGOs to create partnerships that redefine social innovation? In this interview with Marc Stoiber, Audette Exel of…
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Here’s What You Need to Know About Revisions to ISO 14001

ISO's environmental management standard is due for an update in September. Here are some of the expected changes.
The Forbidden City, shrouded by smog in 2014. Beijing's notorious air pollution problem stems not only from the city's 5 million cars, but also from extensive coal use. Staff members at Hormel Foods' Beijing plant decided to take action by cutting their own emissions.

Hormel Cuts Coal Emissions in China Plant

Beijing's notorious air pollution problem stems not only from the city's 5 million cars, but also from extensive coal use. Sustainability was the…
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5 Truths About Credible Labels

How does a company know the right questions to ask when developing an ethical label or claim? Companies need to dig deeply into…
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Turning the Ocean Liner Around: Coca-Cola Shows How It’s Done With New PlantBottle

Coca-Cola steps up its PlantBottle to achieve 100 percent bio-based materials and pledges 60 percent global penetration by 2020, while preparing for new…
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Sodexo Reaches Across Supply Chain to Cut Carbon Emissions

One of the world's largest providers of food services and facilities management, Sodexo, aims to cut carbon emissions across its supply chain by…

The Next Stage of Organizational Evolution

The current shift in business is what biomimicry expert Giles Hutchins refers to as a shift from ‘firms of the past’ to firms…

Why We Should Teach Everyone Character

Character, also known as emotional intelligence, doesn't need to come from blood, sweat, tears and a stint in Outward Bound. It can be…
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Rio 2016 Olympics: Amidst Doubts, One Stadium Stands Ready

The 2016 Summer Olympics are now less than two years away, and the situation remains complicated in Rio. Demonstrations against corruption, poor public…

Sustainability Brand Valuation Measures Up

Sustainability proponents know intuitively that sustainability's contribution to corporate value is great but that we have generally failed to convince skeptics that estimating…
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Sustainability’s Missing Stakeholders: Nature and the Future

The definition of stakeholders in materiality is broadening beyond people. Let's ask Nature or the Future whether our current sustainability challenges constitute a…