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How a Global Corporation Is Quietly Changing the World

Skoll Foundation | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

Many would recognize the brands belonging to the 120-year-old company, like Dove, Popsicle or Vim, but few know the name Unilever and most have no idea of its incredibly bold -- some would even say radical -- approach to business.

The Business Case for Low Carbon Growth

Paul Polman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Paul Polman

Earlier this month some two thousand business leaders, representing over six million companies, convened in Paris at the Business and Climate Summit.

These Leaders Prove Big Business Can Make The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact

To some business leaders, having a positive impact on society is just as vital as their companies' bottom lines. The Business for Peace Award, pres...

On International Women's Day, Business Leaders Call for Action

Richard Branson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Richard Branson

Business leaders call for action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and encourage business to build companies that truly value diversity

Clinton Global Initiative: A Market-Based Approach To Lift Millions Out of Poverty

Alice Korngold | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Alice Korngold

Imagine what might be accomplished with an infusion of capital for skills training and capacity-building to help such smallholder farmers to increase yields and their incomes, while farming their land more sustainably.

Human Rights: The Key to Changing Business as Usual?

Cherie Blair | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Cherie Blair

My advice to organizations I work with is always to be proactive rather than simply reactive when it comes to human rights issues.

"Ice Cream Social": The Ben & Jerry's Story

Christine Bader | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Christine Bader

I thought I knew the essence of the Ben & Jerry's story: scrappy start-up wins the hearts, minds, and stomachs of an adoring fan base, and eventually gets swallowed whole by a big multinational.

Modern Capitalism vs. Socialism

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Paul Mashegoane

There is a slogan out there of people, planet and profit. It is on this point that the global society is slowly reaching a boiling point where being exploited by the business community is unbearable.

Sustainable Shareholder Value

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

By making enlightened choices, a business like Unilever, with a market of consumers numbering in the billions can have a profound effect on our future.

Paul Polman: 'It's Just Ridiculous' To Expect Government To Solve All The Problems Alone

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business

Arianna sat down with Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, on HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday to talk about how businesses can solve major problems like c...

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.

Warsaw Launch of New Corporate Climate Lobbying Guidelines

Jules Peck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jules Peck

Getting this right can help companies provide proactive, constructive business input in order to help governments create effective climate policies. Businesses worldwide urgently need to play such as a role because getting this wrong is not conceivable.

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit: 'Architects of a Better World' -- Join Us!

Alice Korngold | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Alice Korngold

"Join us, and together we will build a better world for all to prosper," was the message at this week's high-spirited UN Global Compact Leaders Summit that included heads of global corporations, NGOs, and intergovernmental organizations.

Charity, Prosperity, and the Industrial Complex

Margaret Coady | Posted 10.16.2013 | Business
Margaret Coady

In finishing his piece, Buffett admits that he doesn't have the roadmap to lead us from our current world to the ideal he hopes for, and I can't fault him -- the distance indeed seems daunting.

Business Leaders Aim To Build A Better Version Of Capitalism

Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact

Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, and Jochen Zeitz, chairman of Puma, launched a nonprofit group called The B Team on Thursda...

Rio+20, Clearwater+40: Who Leads Now?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Judith Samuelson

We love a hero, and while negotiations continue and new issues arise every year, it is no exaggeration to say that Seeger and his activism saved the Hudson -- maybe even spawned the environmental movement. Who is the modern day equivalent?

Prince Harry Will Visit Nation's Capital

Posted 05.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Prince Harry will be in the nation's capital on May 7 to receive a humanitarian award from the Atlantic Council for his ongoing work to ...