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3p Weekend: These Execs Prove Sustainability is Big Business

While incoming U.S. President Donald Trump seems tied to the tired sentiment that sustainability kills business, some of the country's most successful corporate…

Net Impact Celebrates 22 Years of Breaking Boundaries

Twenty-two years ago, a small group of MBAs and entrepreneurs had a great idea. In the midst of a world where business was…

Unilever CEO Paul Polman Pockets Extra $722K for Sustainability Work

Unilever rewards Paul Polman for sustainability, business guidance to the tune of $11 million, significantly above average European CEO pay.

Unilever and UN Agency Team Up to Support Small Farmers

Unilever and IFAD ink an agreement to bring small farmers into the corporations supply chain. Is this more than just a great marketing…

Forget Sustainable Consumption. Focus on Sustainable Citizenship

While the sustainable business world keeps focusing on ways to increase sustainable consumption as a path to a more sustainable future, when we…

Unilever: Project Sunlight to Encourage Environmentally Friendly Consumer Behavior

Unilever goes all-in on sustainability marketing with a worldwide "behavior change" campaign to encourage sustainable consumption.

Sustainability Needs a Broccoli-Style Extreme Makeover

New York Times’ Michael Moss posed a challenge to the ad agency Victors & Spoils: How would you get people to want to…

4 Partnership Lessons from Unilever’s Lifebuoy Handwashing Campaign

By the time you finish reading this article (let’s say 5 minutes from now) 20 children around the world will die because of…

How Sustainability is Growing Unilever’s Brand Equity and Profits

Unilever is working toward a new business model that “...enables responsible, equitable growth that is decoupled from environmental impacts.” This vision is the…

Where Should the ‘Responsibility’ in CSR End?

A company's responsibility used to stop at the factory gates, but now covers the entire life cycle of the product from cradle to…

Is Jeff Bezos Really a Long-Term Guy?

After the news broke last week that Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million, everyone, from the commentators to newspaper headlines seemed…

6 Leadership Attributes for Leading Companies to Sustainability

This report focuses on the sustainability challenges that remain great and growing and the role business has to play in providing the much…

5 Lessons on the Consumer Economy from Marketplace’s Series, ‘Consumed’

Five lessons from the radio show Marketplace's Consumed series which explored last week “how we consume, what we get from it, what it…

Unilever’s Progress Report Provides Important Lessons in Mainstreaming Sustainability

Earlier this week, Unilever released its second Sustainable Living Plan progress report. Comprehensive and rich in detail, this report provides not just an update…

Marc Engel, Unilever’s Chief Procurement Officer on the Company’s Progress

Marc Engel, Unilever’s Chief Procurement Officer talks about the company’s progress in sourcing agricultural raw materials sustainably.