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Nestle Admits To Slave Labor, May Prompt Other Companies To Come Clean

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nestle's admission that slave labour is used to produce its seafood sourced from Thailand sets an examp...

Breaking Western Water Taboos

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 10.26.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

For public agencies, the drought has highlighted how unprepared the region is for growing pressures from population growth and from climate change, which has already been implicated in worsening the severity of the drought.

My 10 Cent Request to the 'SUPER GIRLS' of Davos

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

October11 was the International Day of the Girl, sadly more than a billion girls and young women had nothing to celebrate. They have not been invited to share the wealth of opportunities that all human beings deserve.

Water Scarcity and Red Shuttleworth's High Plains Fandango

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
K.J. Wetherholt

Like any natural resource, usage and abuse affect more than just one party, and those most vulnerable are often the ones who bear the brunt of such abuse the most. Political, economic, social, and environmental effects of water scarcity are only now beginning to register among the public.

How Do We Get Businesses Working Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

One of the most significant changes since the declaration of the Millennium Development Goals, set to conclude this year, is that the private sector is now seen as a key stakeholder. With governments reneging on prior commitments, and given the projected $3 trillion to $4.5 trillion price tag to achieve the SDGs, corporate participation is essential.

'Americans Are Just Simply Not Dieting Anymore'

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Do calories count for anything these days? Not according to Jeff Hamilton, the president of prepared foods at Nestle USA, who has seen sales of Lea...

Digital Commerce in China: Cheap Tricks or Deep Love?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Chinese marketers - indeed, marketers everywhere -- need to "rebuild" corporate structures to align assets. True, "pain from change" is unavoidable. But downward vortex of commoditization will be more difficult to bear.

Lydia O'Connor

Nestle Denies California Bottled Water Factories Contribute To Drought | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.08.2015 | Green

Nestle, the world's largest food company, on Tuesday defended its bottled water operations in drought-plagued California after critics slammed the com...

Aging Strategy in Healthcare Stocks

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

This megatrend towards healthy and active aging stretches far beyond healthcare and pharmaceuticals. With more people over 60 than ever before, and with a social and fiscal need to keep them healthy and productive, a number of forward-looking businesses are getting in on the game.

KFC, Pizza Hut & Taco Bell Commit to Deforestation-Free Palm Oil. Who's Next?

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

KFC's parent company, Yum! Brands, which also owns Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, announced today that by the end of 2017 it will only buy palm oil cooking oil from suppliers that protect tropical forests and peatlands--swampy areas that store even more carbon. That's a big deal.

Coal Is Dying: So What Should Sen. McConnell Really Do for Miners

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green
Andrew Winston

The end of coal as an important global commodity is coming - not in the next few years, but it's coming fast. So the Senator is wasting his energies trying to stop progress and should instead help those who will be hurt by the shift.

Paolo Mercado: Focus on Building Skills, Not Careers

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

How do you turn the most difficult situations of your career into the most triumphant one? Paolo Mercado, Head of Marketing & Consumer Communication -- GCR Nestle China Ltd, shares how growing up in a family that allowed him to discover his creative side early has helped kick start his career in the creative industry.

Beirut+ TV: Lebanon's Online Animated Satire

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's tough being a satirist amid countless known and invisible threats, but that hasn't deterred Maya Zankoul, Toni Yammine and their merry group from poking fun at all things Lebanese via Beirut+ TV.

Business: Part of the Problem? No, Part of the Solution

Paul Bulcke | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Paul Bulcke

Now is the time for us to find collaborative ways to shape, form and work together, share ideas and solutions and form partnerships to create the kind of world, and the kind of opportunities, that future generations deserve.

Why Are The Girl Scouts Getting Into the Sugar Bomb Beverage Business?

Laurie David | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie David

The controversy over the Girl Scouts using cookie sales to raise funds may be nothing new, but a new arrangement with Nestlé steps way over the line in its willingness to compromise our children's health for the sake of corporate profits.

Nestlé to Overhaul Farm Animal Treatment Across the Globe

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The world's largest food company has spoken: Cruelty on factory farms has got to go.

The World Will End This Summer -- According to Hollywood

Forest Trends | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Forest Trends

In portraying our response to climate change, Hollywood has made an enormous - and erroneous - assumption. The apocalyptic visions presented by the mo...

West Virginia's Poisoned River National Park

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Pat LaMarche

In the case of Blair Mountain, West Virginia's request for federal government resource protections are twofold: to protect the ecology of the mountain and to protect an integral part of the history of middle class gains against the brutal mining policies of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Companies That Produce 90 Percent of Our Food

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.24.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Quick, what do Hot Pockets and Alpo have in common?

This Country Will Vote On A $25 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business

The world's most expensive country may adopt the world's highest minimum wage on Sunday. Switzerland will vote on a measure to raise its minimum wa...

Emerging Markets, Consumer Insight and Business Strategy

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Emerging market consumers exist in environments in which institutions designed to protect the economic and political interests of individuals are relatively immature.

Taste Test: Ranking The Best British Chocolate Bars

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 10.22.2013 | Taste

Uh oh, there might be something better than a Snickers bar.

Watch Out, Reese's

Posted 10.18.2013 | Taste

Nestle is coming for you.

PHOTOS: Contest Winner Receives Prize... 17 Years Late

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business

Seventeen years ago, James Barnard was 11 years old and living in the village of Scamblesby, Lincolnshire in the U.K. Upon purchasing a pack of Polo m...

New and Improved Hot Pockets? Buyer, Be Aware

Christina Pirello | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

If you're going to take the trouble tell us that you're using better quality ingredients, why not go all the way and offer a really fresh and wholesome product? Are Hot Pockets new and improved?