Goodbye CSR, Hello New Normal

“CSR” has served us well for several decades, but now it’s time to go. So many companies around the world have integrated the near-genius concept of doing-good-while-doing-well into their DNA that the distinction no longer resonates.

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Introducing the Sustainability Truth-O-Meter

Nothing jolts you more than public claims that make you flat-out wonder if they’re true. When you are on the front lines of corporate sustainability issues, these charges are distracting, damaging and can elicit disdain — but you cannot ignore them.

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Report Helps Manufacturers Calculate Products’ Land, Water Footprints

Growing global demand for consumer goods is putting key resources – and our economy – under increasing pressure, yet all too often companies are not fully aware of the true extent of their natural resource demands.

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Want to Make a Change? Don’t Forget the Human Element

There is a consensus among the top brass that sustainability delivers business value. And yet, studies show that despite the prominence of sustainability on the executive radar, there is a disconnect between intention and action.

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Capitalism: Making Altruism Sustainable

Those with a genuine interest in helping the poor can apply capitalist principles to understand the needs of the market and provide it with what it needs.

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Fix More, Buy Less: Can Patagonia Help Rebrand Repairs?

If something breaks, you fix it. At least in theory. When it comes to Patagonia, Worn Wear is by no means the company’s first foray into sustainability and marketing programs that border on potentially cutting into its own sales margins.

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How Social Entrepreneurship Can Change the World

In a world where environmental regulations are often pitted against business profits, imagine an economy where those two forces are working harmoniously. Social entrepreneurship offers that chance.

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7 Green Innovations That Are Changing the Way We Do Business

Innovation—from sustainable transportation to revolutionary battery storage device—plays a tremendous role in making positive and long-lasting change to protect our precious planet.

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