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Defining Corporate Purpose is the Only Way Forward

The future of sustainable development is being shaped by events such as the U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights held earlier this…
In 1932, E. Merrick Dodd wrote in the Harvard Law Review that the corporation as "an economic institution which has a social service as well as a profit-making function."

The Deep Legal Roots of the Business Case for Sustainability

In 1932, E. Merrick Dodd wrote in the Harvard Law Review that the corporation is "an economic institution which has a social service…
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Is CSR Dead? Oh No, Not That Question Again …

The opportunity to attend a recent Barclays debate at the British Library in London entitled “Is CSR Dead” seemed just too good an…
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Why a Chinese Pizza Chain is Hot for Sustainability

Beijing-based retail food chain Gung Ho! Pizza (GHP) saw environmental, economic, and social benefits from improving its sustainability.
B Corp certification is an important step to becoming a truly sustainable business. But it's only half the battle, says

Certified B Corps Are Only Halfway Done

B Corp certification is an important step to becoming a truly sustainable business. But it's only half the battle, says one entrepreneur.
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What is the Future of SOCAP?

Investors who want to learn more about investing capital toward social good don’t have to wait until the annual SOCAP (Social Capital Markets…
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How Generation Z Will Make CSR A Business Norm

Generation Z is the first generation born in the 21st century, with ages ranging from 2 to 19. They represent about 25 percent…
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5 Brands Going Big on Sustainability

Get inspired by five companies taking their own approach to sustainability innovation.
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Entrepreneurs Seize Opportunity in Seafood Traceability

The seafood industry has one of the most complicated supply chains in the world, often with five to seven companies involved from catch…
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Your Questions About Refurbished Electronics Answered

How much do you know about refurbished electronics? Would you buy them? Would you sell your company's old equipment? Let's take a look…
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How Can Public-Private Partnerships Achieve Sustainable Change?

We've just witnessed the member countries of the U.N. agree to 17 Global Goals that will, all going well, transform our world by…
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More Innovation is Needed in Sustainability Reporting: Consider ‘4-D’

Caterina Camerani, a sustainability expert at AkzoNobel, recently attended the New Metrics’15 conference in Boston, where she gave a keynote address and presented…
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How Some Long-Term Investors are Fighting for Sustainability

Last week, Ceres released an illuminating analysis of how some major companies are responding to shareholder engagement on environmental, social and governance (ESG)…
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Policy Points: How Business Can Influence Workplace, Trade and Campaign Financing

A sustainable economy will depend on policies that will help advance change on a societal level. Here are three important policies that can…
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On SDGs, U.K. B Corps and the Future of Sustainable Business

Each of the SDGs requires business to get involved in some shape or form if they are to be achieved. And if the…
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