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The Top 10 Green Business Stories of 2010

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Here's my attempt to capture the most important stories that affected the greening of business in 2010 and my predictions for the future.

Pepsi Tries To Turn Beverages Into Snacks With Tropolis

Wall Street Journal | VALERIE BAUERLEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PepsiCo Inc. is betting that consumers want to "snackify" drinks. As part of its strategy to tap into the market for more nutritious convenience food...

USO & Tostitos Offer Up a Fiesta of Good Will for Those Far From Home

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

A handful of brands seem to be coming up with a viable solution to use the college platform, the bowl platform, and the good will of the holiday season to create an effective win for all involved.

Help Pepsi Give Back to Primates

Brenda Scott Royce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Scott Royce

Having used apes to entertain and promote its products, it seems fitting that Pepsi should direct some of its charitable spending toward caring for these creatures. But it's not up to Pepsi, it's up to you!

Millennium Development Goals: Drive to Combat Global Ills Gets a Boost at UN Summit

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

If one were to judge a forum's importance by the level of participation, then the MDG Summit was clearly a big success: But was it as strong on the substantive side?

What Are Today's Best And Worst Brands?

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 08.04.2011 | Small Business

When Hugh Hefner announced his intention to take Playboy Enterprises private in July, the struggling company's stock climbed more than 40 percent in o...

Pepsi To Expand Charity Program In 2011

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK — PepsiCo plans to expand its popular Refresh Project, a charity program that has generated tens of millions of votes and countless Twe...

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Sheldon Silver's State-Business Stock Ties

nydailynews.com | By Kenneth Lovett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY - Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver owns stock in 30 companies with business before the state, the Daily News has learned. The shares are a pote...

Why I Stopped Asking You to Vote for NeighborGoods in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge

Micki Krimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Micki Krimmel

The allure of $50,000 to support NeighborGoods was difficult to ignore, but after months of fruitless work, I will no longer be asking anyone to vote for us in the Pepsi Refresh challenge.

In Defense of San Francisco Values

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Geri Spieler

The Republicans are doing what they do best: Obfuscate the issues, blame, complain, point fingers and make up stuff up instead of offering real solutions about real problems.

Gatorade's Rebranding: So Confusing It Requires A New Ad To Explain It

DailyFinance | AIMEE PICCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you've recently taken a trip down the beverage aisle in your supermarket, you may have noticed something funky going on with Gatorade. It's not onl...

Pepsi Aims To Refresh The Damaged Gulf

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK — Pepsi is expanding its popular Refresh Project charitable program to help communities affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico...

Pepsi's 'Dream Machine' Pays You To Recycle

Inhabitat | Sarah Parsons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Traditional vending machines require cash before providing folks with a tasty beverage. The Dream Machine, a new type of vending kiosk, embraces a muc...

A Foursquare Graduation: Jeremy Arnon's Interview with Tristan Walker

Ben Arnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Arnon

Not that Foursquare needs any more free press, but here's my conversation with Tristan Walker, who serves as VP of Business Development at the uber-popular startup Foursquare.

Corporate Social Media Usage: No one really knows how and we're all in the same boat.

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Denis Campbell

"Authentic voice" and "customer dialogue" were the buzzwords as 400 corporate marketing experts gathered for a day-long social media conference in London.

The Soda Tax Wars

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

Armies of deep-pocketed lobbyists are marshaling astroturf front groups to give Coca-Cola and Pepsi's opposition to soda taxes a respectable air.

'The Road From Ruin': Are We Naive Idiots For Thinking Business Can Be Anything But Greedy?

Matthew Bishop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matthew Bishop

We don't believe capitalism will ever be perfect, or that you can entirely drive out the dark side of human nature. But we can do a lot better than we have done so far.

Harnessing Fan Support to Impact Your Bottom Line

Frank Cooper III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Frank Cooper III

The world has changed significantly since 2007, causing a critical evolution in our thinking and brand behavior. Thus, consumers not only expect to be involved in brand decisions, they want to lead.

Does America Also Need Cultural Health Care?

Rob Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Patterson

The majors were an almost ghostly presence at SXSW 2010. The indies have now seized the day within the leading-edge music market.

Pepsi Will Remove High-Calorie Sodas from Schools by 20

walletpop.com | Sarah CoffeyMar 17th 2010 at 6:00AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PepsiCo, the world's No. 2 soft-drink maker, says it is removing its full-calorie sweetened drinks from schools in more than 200 countries by 2012. Th...

Pepsi Outdoes Coca-Cola, Plans To Stop Selling Sugary Drinks In Schools Worldwide

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — PepsiCo plans to remove sugary drinks from schools worldwide, following the success of programs in the U.S. aimed at cutting down on ...

Public Space = Public Health

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In a city with many neighborhoods starved for public space, CicLAvia promotes a creative way to make over LA for a few hours a week by converting city streets to pedestrian thoroughfares.

Pepsi's Refresh Everything Vs. Coke's Live Positively: Which Soda Wins The War? (POLL)

HuffPost | Claire Grinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For years, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have been at odds in the beverage category, pushing each other forward in the race for market share, innovation, and ...

Demi Moore and Kevin Bacon Do Good in a Battle for Charity

Jason Pollock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jason Pollock

Pepsi is investing more than $20 million this year to fund great ideas, big and small through the Pepsi Refresh Project. Join today and your vote will help great ideas become a reality.

Pepsi's Refreshing Campaign

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dennis Whittle

Our theory of social change is that new ideas are born from optimism, a curious mind and a creative spirit. We can make a difference by equipping p...