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As MNCs Retrench, Reigniting the Power of Global Brands

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

In an era of diminishing profits for global corporations, brands are bulwarks against commoditization. They are not expenses. Strategic investment is ...

Here's One Way To Keep Oceans From Having More Plastics Than Fish

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.24.2017 | Impact

Each year, 8 million tons of plastic wind up in the ocean. At this rate, by 2050, we’ll have more plastic than fish in our big blue seas. That threa...

A New Year, A Time To Re-Commit

Alice Korngold | Posted 01.15.2017 | Impact
Alice Korngold

No matter how dispirited anyone may be about problems facing the world, there is an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution.

Dreaming Big On Human Rights -- Ending Violence And Discrimination Against Women

Paul Polman | Posted 12.09.2016 | Business
Paul Polman

This has been a year when many women have spoken out about the discrimination and violence that is still a reality for millions of women and girls around the world.

Why businesses must adapt to the Sustainable Development Goals

Paul Polman | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Paul Polman

On the surface, it looks like the world has never been more prosperous than it is today. In the last 50 years average per capita income has almost tri...

One Giant Conglomerate Is Buying Up All The Hip, Green Companies

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business

Unilever announced Monday that it plans to buy Seventh Generation, adding the eco-conscious home goods company to its stable of chic, green brands. Th...

The Search for Meaning in Business

Andrew Winston | Posted 09.19.2016 | Impact
Andrew Winston

Last month, 10,000 academics attended the annual Academy of Management meeting in California. These b-school educators came from all over the world to...

For Large Corporations, the Potential for Positive Environmental Impact Is Huge

Tom Szaky | Posted 09.12.2016 | Green
Tom Szaky

Recycling and sustainability are becoming increasingly visable as key factors for action at the consumer-level. The need for environmentally-sound pra...

Why Unilever Disrupted Itself

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This article first appeared in the Harvard Business Review. Buttoned-down Unilever just paid $1 billion dollars for the Dollar Shave Club. The scrapp...

We Need a Language for Spin, Believe Me

Alan Kelly | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Alan Kelly

Call it influence, persuasion, manipulation or propaganda...we need a language and a system to understand spin. From marketing to sales to PR to adve...

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 12.28.2016 | Business
Andrew Winston

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