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Kruger Products leads by bringing everyone along on its sustainability journey

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In this short video you can see how Kruger Products works to drive sustainable change not only in its own company but across the entire consumer packaged goods industry. True leadership occurs when a company strives to do more than is expected. Kruger understands that it can’t be done alone.

You can learn more about Kruger Products and its Leaders in Sustainable Thinking Initiative by visiting them in the TSSS Innovation HUB.

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5 (less obvious) ways to make sustainability reporting more sustainable

Make-a-bigger-impactIf you’re wondering how a successful sustainability report can better resonate with investors then please check out the next TSSS event on Feb 5.  at 5pm EST Live & Livestream. Bay/Wall Street and Sustainability: Does your CSR Report Resonate with Investors?)

Is sustainability reporting sustainable? There are some that think it is. The practice is now more widespread than ever before and and legislation in different parts of the world is supporting increased non-financial disclosure. This would indicate that reporting is here to stay. On the other hand, there are some that think it isn’t. There are those who subordinate sustainability reporting to the new financial reporting trend called Integrated Reporting, while others advocate online interactive disclosures instead of reports.

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CSR isn’t getting the job done – now what?

CSR is dead – it’s over! So declared Peter Bakker – President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development – at the recent Sustainability Science Congress in Copenhagen.

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Bakker’s key argument is that leading companies are already going way beyond CSR and are integrating sustainability within everything they do, in recognition that business cannot succeed, if society fails. He urges us to innovate – to align with facts, to redesign what we mean by good performance, and to get inspired by new definitions of success.

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A Clear Mission Can Be Incredibly Powerful: Lessons from Ben & Jerry’s and Seventh Generation

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Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield and Vermont governor Peter Shumlin unveil the Food Fight Fudge Brownie flavor in June, developed to support the state’s legal defense over its law to require labeling of bioengineered ingredients. | Image credit: Food Business News

All businesses value consumer and employee loyalty and the opportunity to shape the playing field in which they operate. Mission-driven businesses such as B Corps Seventh Generation and Ben & Jerry’s are finding that having an authentic purpose that resonates with their customers opens the door to exciting approaches to activism that engage their base in powerful ways. The union of company and employee passions not only boosts loyalty but also can lead to successful advocacy for shared causes. Conventional companies seeking to emulate their successes should follow three key steps:

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An amazing summary of The TOP TEN Sustainability Reports of 2014

[Thank-you Elaine Cohen for an incredibly comprehensive year end look at the worlds most dynamic and impactful sustainability reports!]

Another year-end, another excruciating task picking out my Top Ten Sustainability Reports for 2014. It’s excruciating because narrowing my selection down to ten is probably the hardest thing I do on the CSR Reporting Blog each year. I am always tempted to go to 15, or 20, or 25… but why change a winning formula? Nevertheless, this year was particularly tough. There really are some great reports out there.

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