Seventh Generation: CSR & Sustainability News

Established in 1988, the Burlington, Vermont based company remains an independent, privately-held company distributing products to natural food stores, supermarkets, mass merchants, and online retailers across the United States and Canada.

Jeffrey Hollender Shares Four Reasons He Got Fired from Seventh Generation

Jeffrey Hollender took the stage at Sustainable Brands yesterday and he didn’t need a powepoint for the message he was going to deliver.…

Seventh Generation’s New Packaging Misses the Mark: What Needs to Be Done

I had an intriguing collision with reality this week. Ecologic, a company whose early test products I covered in early 2010, sent me…

The Inherent Uncertainty in Certified Products

This article has been updated since it was first published. The following is part of the Crowds of Ratings series by our friends…

Nominate Your Sustainable CEO

Last year I posted the question, “Who are our top sustainable CEOs?” Your responses were very enlightening. Last year’s top vote getters included…

Plain Talk from Former 7th Gen CEO Jeffrey Hollender on the Green Economy

I recently had the opportunity to interview Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation for our ongoing small business sustainability strategy…

CSR 2.0: Seventh Generation’s New Report Goes Beyond the THUD Factor

Seventh Generation’s new sustainability report, Corporate Responsibility 2.0 was released last week.  Those familiar with last year’s award-winning report (named by Ceres as…

How Working With Walmart Works For Seventh Generation

No doubt some were surprised by recent announcements that Seventh Generation would be teaming up with Walmart in a partnership that would make…

Radical Transparency: Seventh Gen’s Hollender Puts His Money on the Truth

It says something about our current state of affairs in business and government when someone in a position of responsibility makes news for…

8th Annual BALLE Business Conference Kicking Off in Charleston, SC

By Vale Jokisch Over the past two years we have heard countless mentions of the enormous bailouts for Wall Street and the concurrent…

Seventh Generation’s Jeffrey Hollender on Holistic CSR

Corporate Social Responsibly is more than just about selling sustainable products, issuing annual reports, and reducing carbon and water footprints: it's also about…

Jeffrey Hollender on His New Book, CSR 2.0, and Blowing Your Lawyer’s Mind

Yesterday, Jen Boynton published a review of Jeffrey Hollender and Bill Breen’s new book, The Responsibility Revolution. Be sure to check out the…

Buy This Book: The Responsibility Revolution

In my line of work, I read a lot of books about sustainable business. First there was the required reading for my MBA…

When to Dismount a Dead Horse

The Economist’s Corporate Citizenship Conference “Doing Well by Doing Good” wrapped up earlier last week and provided a variety of perspectives on what…

Defining Corporate Citizenship

How much of a role should business play in tackling global questions such as climate change, unemployment, restoring trust in the aftermath of…

10 Trends in Sustainability Reporting: Great Minds Think Alike

Don’t you love it when you are thinking about your best friend, and when the phone rings, she’s on the other line? That’s…