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Will the Ugly American return to Cuba?

Julia Sagebien | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Julia Sagebien

What was unthinkable a year ago today, when diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba were re-established, has now become the new normal. American ...

Dollar Shave Club Just Got Bought For Many Many Many Dollars

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business

(Reuters) - Unilever Plc said it has agreed to buy U.S.-based men’s grooming brand Dollar Shave Club in a deal that would expand the consumer goods...

Companies Should Be Forced To Disclose Climate Risk, Unilever CEO Says

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business

Unilever chief Paul Polman said Wednesday that all companies should be forced to disclose to shareholders any risk that climate change might pose to t...

Let 5-year-old Sherry tell you how handwashing with soap saves lives

Myriam Sidibe | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Myriam Sidibe

Eunice, an expectant mother in Migori County, Kenya For twenty-six year old Eunice from Migori County,Kenya, celebrating her daughter Sherry's fifth ...

Axe And Dove Parent Company Promises No More Sexist Ads After Bleak Report

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.23.2016 | Women

It's no secret that sexism runs rampant in the advertising world, and now one company says it has made a commitment to do something about it. Unileve...

Silicon Valley's Obsession With Flying Cars Flies In The Face Of Business Logic

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This article first appeared as an op-ed on my column in Forbes. Bemoaning the state of innovativeness, Peter Thiel-- don of the PayPal mafia, Silicon...

Bernie and Common Good Capitalism Movement

Terry Mollner | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Terry Mollner

Senator Bernie Sanders now needs to make a decision. Should his movement be a fundamental movement, political movement, or both?

Take Your Child To Work Day Taken To A Whole New Level At Unilever

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents

Talk To Me is HuffPost's new parent-child interview series, and its most important goal is encouraging sons and daughters around the world to make tim...

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, Discusses Actions to Achieve Inclusive Capitalism

Inclusive Capitalism | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Inclusive Capitalism

While there are encouraging signs that momentum is building, there are many things that still need to change if we are to move to a genuinely more inclusive form of capitalism.

Sustainable Growth -- Who Is Responsible?

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.10.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

"Because we have become global so quickly, politics is changing rapidly in terms of the interdependence between different countries. In the past, you could solve the major issues in the world either within your own country or with a small group of countries."

Groundbreaking Business Coalition for the Equality Act Launches

Mary Beth Maxwell | Posted 03.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Mary Beth Maxwell

60 major businesses stepped up today to endorse the Equality Act -- a bill that when passed will change the playing field for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.

Brazil's "Green Municipalities": What Works? What Doesn't? Why?

Steve Zwick | Posted 03.07.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

In 2008, the Brazilian administrative district of Paragominas had one of the highest rates of deforestation in the Amazon. By 2010, it had turned itse...

Direct Engagement for Effective Business Leadership

Alice Korngold | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Alice Korngold

While most of us do not devote ourselves to causes in the way that Bryan Stevenson does, there is much for us to learn in how we live our lives and through service to our communities as volunteers and nonprofit board members.

Environmental Activism as if We Wanted to Win: It's Time to Stop Acting, and Start Doing What Matters

Bill Shireman | Posted 02.29.2016 | Green
Bill Shireman

On climate, however, our methods are often outdated and ineffective. Perhaps because we care so passionately, we seem to lack the strategic precision we need to win. We're making mistakes on the very issue that matters most.

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 w...

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 toxic mercury cont...

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

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.21.2016 | 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...