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10 Sustainable Business Stories That Shaped 2015

Andrew Winston | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Andrew Winston

The year 2015 was a pivotal time when humanity turned more decisively toward building a thriving and sustainable world.

On the Flight Path to Tomorrow's Digital Supply Chain

David P. Storch | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
David P. Storch

Global supply chain leaders in every industry are embracing digital practices that are setting new standards--and leaving companies with traditional supply chains in the dust. This new digital supply chain is opening a world of opportunities for a range of businesses with increased visibility and control.

A View From Paris: Business Stepping Up

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Andrew Winston

The last two weeks in the City of Light have been dedicated to defying terrorism and intolerance and moving the world toward a solution to climate change.

What Business Leaders Need to Know About the Paris Climate Conference

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.06.2015 | Green
Andrew Winston

The myth that creating a clean economy will damage the economy is crumbling, and all countries -- but especially China and India -- are coming in with serious offerings. So barring some unforeseen problem, an agreement to reduce carbon emissions between now and 2030 will come to fruition.

How Can Business Make a Difference In Paris?

Paul Polman | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Paul Polman

The reality is that for the summit to succeed, business leaders must and will stand shoulder to shoulder with world leaders and play a critical supporting role in empowering national governments to agree a path to prosperity for us all.

Leading Special Forces for Sustainability: How Peter Bakker and the WBCSD Isolate, Take Action, and Deliver Measurable Impacts on 9 Global Priorities, Part 2

Mark Coleman | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Part 2 - Leading Special Forces for Sustainability, A Conversation with Mr. Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustaina...

We Have 7 Days

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy We have seven days, was the message sent out on Sept. 25 2015 over the internet. The day marked a historic landmark, as over 193 ...

A New Approach for Multinational Corporations and Social Enterprises to Tackle Poverty in Africa

Alice Korngold | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Alice Korngold

Together, Dow, Acumen, Unilever and other participating MNCs, NGOs, and SEs, are developing and continuously improving on a process to leverage each other's greatest assets to grow their enterprises and build a better world.

Fortune Magazine's 'Change the World' List Needs More Hard Data

Andrew Winston | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Andrew Winston

Fortune Magazine has taken on a fascinating and very challenging task of ranking companies that are "changing the world" for the good. Their new list ...

This 'Anaconda' Parody Calls Out Unilever For Polluting Indian Town

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

 A new take on Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" is calling out consumer goods giant Unilever for exposing residents of Kodaikanal, India, to to...

Women in Business Q&A: Kathy O'Brien, Vice President of Skin and Marketing Services, Unilever North America

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kathy O'Brien is Vice President of Skin and Marketing Services Unilever North America. She is a member of the North American Leadership Team, where sh...

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.

Empowering Women One Brand at a Time

Techonomy | Posted 06.05.2015 | Technology
Techonomy

Why so much activity stirring around the boundaries of gender? And why now? As cultural insight mavens, we see something fundamental taking place. Some people are calling it the Fourth Wave of feminism. Fed up with everyday sexism and forged by other forms of activism, women are empowered by social media and other communications technologies.

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.

Climate Change This Week: Nerd Power, Deadly Heat Waves, Biblical Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.

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...

Mass Transit, Compact Cities, Can Save Planet $3 Billion By 2030

Paul Polman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Paul Polman

Halting all tropical deforestation and forest degradation could reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 3 gigatonnes of carbon-dioxide equivalent per year.

Nel Capila: Define Your Success and Keep Challenging Yourself

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Getting digital marketing campaigns right is something what most people could aspire to do. For Nel Capila, Country Digital Manager at Unilever Indonesia, the journey involves constantly learning, brushing up her digital skills through workshops and seminars and experimentation.

When Doing Well While Doing Good Could Be Bad For You

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Inclusive business, or business that pursues opportunities in traditionally unattractive market segments, ought to be a strategic imperative for corporations and investors.

BuzzFeed Deletes Post Critical Of Advertiser

Gawker | J.K. Trotter | Posted 04.10.2015 | Media

Wednesday afternoon, BuzzFeed published a post by staff writer Arabelle Sicardi that openly criticized a bizarre advertising campaign by Dove. (A samp...

Ritchie Goenawan: Challenges Can Be Daunting, Have a More Positive Outlook

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Having experienced competing in various marketing programs prior to his graduation, Ritchie Goenawan knew where he wants his career path to lead him. Now, working as Regional Brand Manager, Foods, South East Asia for Unilever Asia, he shares some of the most important and fulfilling moments of his career.

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.

Can Brands Be Enlightened?

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Nick Seneca Jankel

Strategic brand management is a well-advised and profitable route. If a brand can capture the hearts and minds of its hard-to-please consumers and, even better, harness a 'spirit of the times', it will benefit from commitment, passion and even advocacy.

This Initiative Could Help 60,000 Poor Farmers

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact

Farmers in the developing world will soon benefit from an effort aiming to pull their communities up the economic ladder. The Enhanced Livelihoods ...

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.