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Can we survive “Tesla-Time” innovation?


By BRAD ZARNETT
Published: FEB 17, 2015

We don’t have the luxury to wait decades for Tesla-styled innovation. We need the next innovative and disruptive business approach and/or technology that solves our climate challenges, NOW.

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


By TARA GALLAGHER
Published: DEC 29, 2014

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 way

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Warby Parker shows that donating eyeglasses is a successful business model


By PHILLIP HAID
Published: DEC 22, 2014

Approximately 15% of the world’s population cannot effectively learn or work because of poor eyesight - Warby Parker intends to do something about it.

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Helping Empower Boards to Unlock the Value of Corporate Sustainability


By HELLE BANK JORGENSEN
Published: DEC 07, 2014

The UN Global Compact's new program will help Board members play a more pivotal role in helping companies unlock the value of corporate sustainability.

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Shared Value Starts with Embedding a Social Mission into the Corporate Culture


By MARC PFITZER
Published: NOV 21, 2014

Creating shared value entails embedding a social mission in the corporate culture and channeling resources to the development of innovations that can help solve social problems.

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Top 3 Myths of Why CSR Strategies Fail?


By ANGELA PARKER
Published: NOV 19, 2014

Without question, a solid strategy that aligns with business initiatives while empowering employee choice is essential. But introducing a new strategy implies change. And change is hard.

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Well Beyond Recycling: The Evolution of the Chief Sustainability Officer


By ALEXANDRA KUELLER
Published: NOV 11, 2014

During their analysis of the CSO position, the Weinreb Group found some interesting statistics.

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Levi’s: Squeezing the Water Out of Our Jeans


By MICHAEL KOBORI
Published: OCT 23, 2014

Today, one of the biggest initiatives at Levi Strauss & Co. is sustainability. And if we hadn’t asked ourselves the difficult questions, we never would have landed on and launched our most sustainable, innovative, and influential product offering t

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5 ways boards of directors can support sustainability


By HELLE BANK JORGENSEN
Published: OCT 22, 2014

The board’s engagement with the company’s sustainability risks sends a strong message to company leaders and employees. If the board is not aligned in its views on corporate sustainability, how can the company expect everyone else to be aligned?

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Solving social problems and making lots of money…Richard Branson leads the way.


By PHILLIP HAID
Published: OCT 06, 2014

Sir Richard Branson sits down with Phillip Haid to discuss business, failure, persistence and social good. According to Branson, "...business is simply a group of people working together, so the quality of the experience and the pride in working for

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Enabling Future Leaders to Think Sustainably – Kruger Products Develops Education Program


By BRAD ZARNETT
Published: SEP 23, 2014

Embedding sustainability even further into society is important to Kruger Products so in 2012, the company partnered with the Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (STAO) hoping to share much of what it learned in the realm of sustainability wit

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The Evolution of a Canadian Sustainability Leader: Kruger Products Shares its Journey


By ADINA KAUFMAN
Published: SEP 16, 2014

Innovation defines Kruger Products…its leadership team has long been ahead of the curve on sustainability and is committed to bringing about widespread change.

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A vision to make the world a better place – thanks TOMS!


By PHILLIP HAID
Published: SEP 04, 2014

It is a simple concept. Sell a pair of shoes today, give a pair of shoes tomorrow. “Shoes for a Better Tomorrow” quickly became “Tomorrow’s Shoes” which then settled into TOMS, with a simple and powerful promise — a better tomorrow.

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Want to beat your competitors? Embrace profitable good


By PHILLIP HAID
Published: JUL 21, 2014

A new approach in marketing is called “profitable good” and it involves shifting from the current mindset of “doing charity” (because that’s what good corporate citizens do) to thinking about social impact that has a direct positive impact

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Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty, encouraging women to love themselves for who they are, is embedded in all the company's campaigns and messaging.

Unilever’s corporate challenge: make a positive contribution or perish


By PHILLIP HAID
Published: JUN 17, 2014

According to Unilever CEO, "if you want to exist as a company in the future, you have to make a positive contribution. Business needs to step up to the plate.”

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A Recipe for Award Winning Sustainable Wine: Mix Vision with Equal Parts Passion & Courage


By ADINA KAUFMAN
Published: DEC 15, 2013

Southbrook Vineyards is a business defined by its pursuit of quality while maintaining a long-term focus on environmental and social responsibility.

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The Swedish Government Leads the Way on Sustainability


By FRANCISCA QUINN
Published: NOV 15, 2013

In 2007, Sweden became the first country in the world to require that state-controlled companies report on their sustainability activities in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Now it’s going further, requiring these companies t

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Changing metrics is a start but the real shift will begin when we start to think differently


By JO CONFINO
Published: NOV 01, 2013

The real key to transforming our economy towards greater sustainability is to change the way we think about progress and success.

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When the CEO drives culture the effects can be dramatic: Welcome to Vancity – a new way for Banking


By TAMARA VROOMAN
Published: SEP 20, 2013

The public is calling for changes in the financial system in response to the excesses and failures of recent years and increasingly urgent social and environmental challenges. People are hungry to hear about ideas that move us beyond the banking melt

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VIDEO: Perhaps the most influential CEO when it comes to Sustainability: Paul Polman of Unilever


By BRAD ZARNETT
Published: AUG 22, 2013

The CEO of Unilever, Paul Polman calls on business leaders, politicians and NGOs to embrace systems thinking, and to recognise they cannot deal with the world’s environmental and social challenges in isolation.

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Umicore CEO Mark Grynberg, “Sustainability is part of everything we do.”


By MARC GUNTHER
Published: FEB 13, 2013

Chances are, you don’t know Umicore, but the company’s products are everywhere on earth – and beyond.

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    Can we survive “Tesla-Time” innovation?


    By BRAD ZARNETT
    Published: FEB 17, 2015
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    We don’t have the luxury to wait decades for Tesla-styled innovation. We need the next innovative and disruptive business approach and/or technology that solves our climate challenges, NOW.

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    Naomi Klein: Focusing on Climate Change is Getting Us Nowhere – We Need to Focus on the System!


    By BRAD ZARNETT
    Published: OCT 09, 2014
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    Great chat with Naomi Klein about her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. QUOTE: This economic system is failing the vast majority of people and P.S.... it’s also destabilizing the climate..

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