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Avon Announces Healthy Forests, Beautiful World Program to Continue Support of Reforestation Efforts in Brazil and Indonesia – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

NEW YORK, Jun. 05 /CSRwire/ - Today on World Environment Day, Avon Products, Inc. [NYSE: AVP] announced a new global reforestation initiative, <b>Healthy</b> …

Inside San Francisco's quest to recycle all trash by 2020

<i>This article originally appeared at Yale e360.</i><p>San Francisco, the first urban area in the nation to mandate recycling and composting and begin …

7 Great Ways to Build Customer Loyalty | Inc.com

Getting customers is hard. Keeping them should be easier. But with fierce competitors building communities and aggressively marketing on price, you have to put real energy and effort into maintaining a consistent customer base. Just providing a great product or service is rarely enough to keep them …

What Disney's 'Bears' movie teaches about cause-related marketing

<i>This article first appeared at Shelton Insights and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>Pretty much everyone knows the importance and benefits of corporate …

5 Things Really Successful Learners Always Do | Inc.com

Many people claim to be a "lifetime learners," and with good reason. Scientists have warned that you need to keep your brain active if you want to avoid mental decay. But some people seem to learn easier and faster than others. These smart people often show creativity and innovation, and quickly …

Choosing the Right Marketing Channels

Being strategic about how you spend your time and where you direct company resources is an important practice in balance. Deciding which experiential …

Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the world of entrepreneurs, it seems the ecosystem of small businesses and startups are converging more than ever.<p>As the founders of tech startup Bolstr -- an investment marketplace focused on small businesses -- we’ve spoken with …

How To Keep Your Startup Alive Through Its First 3 Years | Inc.com

<i>Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of personal finance website LearnVest, set out on a mission in 2008: She wanted to create</i> <i>an inexpensive platform that would</i> <i>connect the 99 percent of Americans who do not have access to sound financial advice with trustworthy money managers.</i><p><i>But von Tobel says success</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Upcycled cardboard boxes become stylish and comfortable eco-chairs

By perching a seat and back made from laminated upcycled cardboard onto a simple yet ingenious metal frame, Re-Ply has redesigned the recliner and …

Forest suburbia is inhabited by self-sufficient tree-like homes

With its reliance on cars, propensity to sprawl out everywhere and annoying tendency to become storehouses of useless junk, suburbia is known to have …

A Picture is worth: Nothing secret about shark fin sales in Hong Kong

Just recently, TreeHugger had a whole slideshow entitled Shocking! Thousands of Mutilated Shark Fins Drying on Hong Kong Rooftops.<p>But down at street …

Hong Kong

Jessica Alba, sustainability entrepreneur, calls honesty the best policy

Consumer products companies seeking to make eco-friendly products more appealing to the average parent should study the script followed by Hollywood …

Wrapping paper embedded with seeds lets you grow veggies

Do you love the trend of paper products embedded with seeds? Here's a holiday twist: wrapping paper that can sprout vegetables!<p>Eden's Paper is …

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner: 3 Leadership Rules | Inc.com

Leading a company with 259 million users isn't easy, but LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner seems to have a good handle on it.<p>The social network for business professionals grew its 2013 third-quarter revenue a whopping 56 percent over the same period last year, to $393 million. Financial success makes any …

Leadership

Sustainability consultant turned entrepreneur stresses stories sell

Sustainability consultants are two a penny these days. What the world lacks are sustainability-minded entrepreneurs. Maurits Groen, a 59 year-old Dutchman, spent nearly 30 years in the first camp before he decided it was high time to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty.<p>"Since the …

South Africa

Social finance: the money's there but the entrepreneurs are not

Walk the halls of the ever increasing number of social finance networks and conferences in Europe and elsewhere, and you may notice something peculiar – you are not going to see many social entrepreneurs.<p>Instead, investors and (sometimes) donors talk to each other about their financing instruments: …

Entrepreneurship

Subscription Box Snacks | Gluten Free or Organic

Discover junk-free snacks and help fight childhood hunger.<p>Join the <b>Snack Smart, Do Good</b> club for only $7.99/month<br>• Get all-natural, organic or …

Ecommerce Trend for 2014: Buying Into the Subscription Service Model

This story appears in the December 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Ecommerce<p>Healthful snacks. Underwear. Software. More types of businesses are employing e-commerce subscription models.<p>Led by pioneers such as Birchbox, the cosmetics service that claims some 400,000 subscribers, the model is …

6 Gamified Fitness Apps for Running

<b>Fitness apps that will get couch potatoes up and running</b><p>Exercising is undeniable one of the best ways to keep in shape and running is arguably one of …

Toniic Institute Introduces New 7-Step Framework to Global Early-Stage Impact Investing – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25 /CSRwire/ - Impact investing in early-stage enterprises, although challenging, can be extremely rewarding and potentially …

Making Your Brand Come Alive Through Storytelling

Storytelling is second nature to direct marketers, and I was so glad to see that confirmed recently at the terrific <i>BtoB Digital Edge Conference</i> in New York City.<p>I almost didn’t go. A direct mail piece for the conference had languished in my purse for weeks until I decided at the last minute to fly …

Logic+Emotion

Today, the talk of the town amongst marketers is the potential for brands to act as publishers and media companies, going direct to their customers …

The 5 P's of Social Entrepreneurship

<i>Passion. Purpose. Plan. Partner. Profit.</i><p>Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Social Entrepreneur?<p>Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone. It takes vision, guts, dedication, and luck according to the experts below. Harvard professor Allen Grossman defines entrepreneurship as "an activity or behavior" …

Co-operative brand: collaboration just got complicated

Co–operatives are getting more complicated. The co–operative model has already been used, among other things, for retailing (consumers as members), for housing (tenants as members), for employee-owned businesses (workers as members) and for credit unions (saver-borrowers as members). But now …

The One Doc Your Sales and Marketing Teams Must Have | Inc.com

Are your marketing and sales team working together seamlessly to get more sales for your business?<p>If you answered "yes" consider yourself lucky. In almost every organization and business of every size there's opportunity for marketing and sales to be more closely aligned, to work together to …

Sustainability Marketing: The Power of True Stories

Organizer: Yale Center for Customer Insights<p>Date: 11.20.13, 08:30AM – 11.20.13, 07:00PM ET<p>Location:Yale Club NYC (50 Vanderbilt …

Business is Crucial to Effect Large-Scale Change

SXSWeco, like many others, is a conference about ideas, issues, solutions and lessons learned. There are many entities (NGOs and local governments, …

Marketing revolution: the rise of the relationship economy

It's an astounding fact: 73% of brands could disappear and consumers wouldn't care. How did this state of affairs, highlighted in Havas Media's 2013 Meaningful Brands research earlier this year, come about?<p>There seem to be two primary reasons – one based on what marketers have been doing and one …

Innovation

The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014

With new social networking platforms appearing from behind every corner, it can be hard to know exactly where to commit your time and resources. And as we move into the latter-half of 2013, it’s important to look ahead to where social networking is going, and how we can get on board.<p>As I think …