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Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2013

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

This year, like recent years, saw some continuation of big trends: with a few exceptions, the international policy community keeps failing to come to a meaningful agreement on climate change.

The Year in Food: McD's, Big Food Tweets, Great Reads, and GMO Seeds

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.

Coke Split In Two

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business

Dec 12 (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co said it would divide its North American business into two units, as part of its plan to return to a franchise model ...

Big Corporations Abandoning Conservative Group That Pushes Changes in State Laws

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

It's amazing how a little sunlight will change the behavior of some of the biggest names in corporate America -- sunlight here meaning greater transparency and accountability.

The Private Sector and Poverty: Harnessing Firepower, Recognizing Limits

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Jobs, innovation, wealth creation: the private sector has great potential to pull people out of poverty. And as developing countries open their doors to greater trade and investment, the reach, influence and impact of private companies grows.

The Dark Side of Coca-Cola's Healthy Brands

Ocean Robbins | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Ocean Robbins

In the last few years, sales of natural and organic foods have become big business. Annual revenues have nearly tripled since 2001, and they now exceed $91 billion. Healthy food isn't just for hippies any more, and corporate America wants in on the action.

Big Soda Double-crosses Michelle Obama's "Drink Up" Water Program -- in Less Than 3 Months

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

For those working diligently to promote tap water consumption, all is not lost.

Coke Suspends Ad Campaign For Best Reason You Could Imagine

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact

Even while Coke sales are declining, the soft drink giant is still putting its advertising on hold to focus on a more important cause. Coca-Cola an...

6 Food Facts You Never Saw Coming

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 11.21.2013 | Taste

How much chocolate is lethal for humans?

Big Trouble for Coca-Cola

Ocean Robbins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Ocean Robbins

With demand for the company's carbonated and artificially flavored sugar water declining, hope for Coca-Cola's profitability has been increasingly resting on the brands it markets as healthier alternatives. But there's a problem.

The Food Ties That Bind: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2013 Conference

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Dietitians for Professional Integrity released "The Food Ties That Bind," a report that details the messaging Big Food shared with dietitians at 2013 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo.

Campaign Uses 'Gross-Out' Method To Successfully Combat Teen Obesity

Posted 11.15.2013 | Parents

All over the country, public officials are seeking ways to combat America’s obesity problem. Last year, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a ...

Coca-Cola's Plan To Keep You From Drinking Water

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

"Cap the Tap" is a perfect example of the doublespeak that Big Food and Big Soda often employ. The carefully calculated veneer of wanting to be "part of the solution" and "offering choices" to consumers is negated by efforts like this one, which basically paints tap water as an enemy.

Blind Taste Test: Ranking 9 Classic Colas, From Mexican Coke To Zevia

Thrillist | Posted 11.11.2013 | Taste

Snap on your safety goggles before proceeding.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Pepsi

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.08.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Diving into the world of Pepsi is a difficult one -- what was once a simple drink is now an entire corporation that owns multiple other brands. You may have had no idea that Tropicana is actually a product of PepsiCo.

Lean Goes Better with Coke - the Future of Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

In 2012 I got together with Alexander Osterwalder, Henry Chesbrough and Andre Marquis to think about the Lean and the future of corporate innovation. ...

Your Beloved Mexican Coke Is In Trouble

Quartz | Matt Phillips and Roberto A. Ferdman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business

Quartz: Mexico’s new soft drink tax could push the nation’s Coca-Cola makers away from the cane sugar that’s made “Mexicoke” a cult hit ...

When Will You Stop Taking Money From Junk Food Peddlers? An Open Letter to the Presidents of AND and AAP

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Sponsorship is an issue that has reached critical mass for both Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Academy of Pediatrics. When your organizations take money from junk food manufacturers it is embarrassing to your members, detrimental to your reputations and harmful to the health of Americans.

All Out Demonstrates Outside Coca-Cola Headquarters

Joe Mirabella | Posted 12.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

On Monday, October 28, 2013, All Out hired three trucks to circle Coca-Cola's global headquarters in Atlanta with billboards urging the company to call for a repeal of Russia's anti-gay laws before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Is Corporate Philanthropy Dead as We Know It, or Should It Be?

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

The initiative's difference stands out when corporations realize that they are large enough and have plenty resources and skills to address social problems in our communities. And, the catch line is they can make profit while doing that.

Coca-Cola Debuts The Clothing Line We Don't Really Need

Posted 10.24.2013 | Style

Coca-Cola has debuted a 200-piece clothing line by vintage designer Dr. Romanelli, aka DRx, reports Ad Week. The streetwear collection was inspired...

Ryan Grim

Anti-Gay Advocate, LGBT-Friendly Companies Pair Up On Energy | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- FedEx and other corporations with gay-friendly policies have partnered with an anti-gay evangelical organization as part of a lobbying e...

The Problem With Diet Coke

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Diet Coke, the country's No. 2 soda, may be losing some of its pop. During a conference call with analysts Tuesday, a...

Rachel Tepper

Does Your Kid Hate Water? This Might Be Why | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Alicia Amos's 2-year-old daughter, Beauly, doesn't drink water. "We always have to add a little bit of juice," the Richmond, Va., mother lamented in a...

The Bitter Secret of Sugar

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

As global demand for sweets increases, so does the rush for land to grow sugarcane. Companies that produce and supply sugar to Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and other food and beverage giants are kicking poor farmers off their land and violating their rights.