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Role Businesses Should Play in Social Change

With many companies dedicated to building solutions for everyday problems, others are increasingly focusing on tackling major societal issues. With proper investment strategies,…
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BSR and the State of Corporate Responsibility

Last week, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and GlobeScan released their 7th annual State of Sustainable Business Report. Given BSR’s impressive membership provides…
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GoodCorps Survey Evaluates How Consumers Understand Goodness

Ask anyone who’s launched a sustainable brand, and they might tell you that what consumers say they’ll do to support social and environmental…
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How One U.S. Teenager is Creating Sustainable Profits

How many youth entrepreneurs do you know who can claim more than $125,000 in sales during their first two years in business, and…
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Rise of B Corps and the Revolution They Represent

There was a tangible excitement in the air last month as the international community gathered in New York to usher in the new…
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Divestment’s Impact is More Than Just Money

The divestment campaign – a grassroots movement to get public pensions, university endowments, and other large funds to remove fossil fuels companies from…
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Report: Collaborative Economy Has Opportunities for All Companies

A new report concludes that more than half of North Americans have “woken up to a new way a new way of getting…
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Businesses Set to Benefit From the New ISO 14001:2015 Standard

Details on the revised ISO 14001:2015 and expected impact of its launch.
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17 Goals to Rule Them All: How the SDGs Can Benefit Organizations

Ultimately, the SDGs will affect organizations and institutions of all shapes and sizes, from the European Union to municipalities and corporations, and engagement…
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The Trends That Are Creating the Next Wave of Sustainable Business Models

Today’s focus? Sustainability. Below are a few of the trends that are creating the next wave of sustainable business models.
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Long-Termism As a Near-Term Benefit

We must translate the vast horizon of sustainability into language that gets business to act in its interests today – sidestepping uncertainty and…
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Lawyers See ESG Risks as Central to Clients’ Interests

From a toothless “laissez-faire” approach to a corporate must-have.
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As Good As It Gets? Fortune’s ‘Change The World’ 2015 Ranking

Rankings are all about who’s on top, and who wants to be. The world needs every business to be a good corporate citizen.…
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The $250 Trillion Green Economic Revolution

Climate change economics is emerging as a disruptive mega-trend driven by estimates that the cost of global climate change will reach a staggering…
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Social Sustainability: How Well is Your Organization Doing?

Many organizations in the developed world struggle to understand what social sustainability has to do with them. Use this diagnostic, based on Max-Neef's…