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How can we design a better food system for tomorrow?

People’s relationship with food is changing in ways that impact our health, our culture and environment. At this inflection point, the opportunities …

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The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2018

An insight into millennials’ vision of the world.

This survey reaffirms the image of young people I have from my meetings with youth around the world: they are optimistic, empathetic and view …

The friend effect: why the secret of health and happiness is surprisingly simple

A study has found that regularly eating meals alone is the biggest single factor for unhappiness, besides existing mental illness. Why is hanging out with friends so helpful?<p>For some, eating alone can be a joyous thing: forking mouthfuls of pasta straight from the pan, peanut butter licked off a …

Corporate Citizenship

Chris Hughes Made Millions at Facebook. Now He Has a Plan to End Poverty.

<b>FAIR SHOT</b> <b><br>Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn</b><br>By Chris Hughes<br>211 pp. St. Martin’s Press. $19.99.<p>Chris Hughes, as he will be the first to tell you, has too much money. As he relates in his new book, “Fair Shot,” he co-founded Facebook, asked his roommate Mark Zuckerberg for 10 percent of the …

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

<i>(After this story was published, Facebook came under harsh criticism from lawmakers in the United States and Britain. Read the latest.)</i><p>LONDON — As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.<p>The firm had secured …

Cambridge Analytica

Is Big Business Really That Bad?

Large corporations are vilified in a way that obscures the innovation they spur and the steady jobs they produce.<p>In 1952, Charles Wilson, then the president of General Motors, was nominated by Dwight Eisenhower to become secretary of defense. During his confirmation hearing, Wilson was asked …

Economics

Capitalism’s New Zeitgeist

Welcome to the tipping point of capitalism.At a time defined by political scandals, nuclear threats, and turbulence on Wall Street, business is …

Forum for the Future Sheds Light on Global Trends Shaping the Future of Sustainability

In a new report, <b>Forum for the Future</b> calls on leaders to better understand the dynamic trends that are shaping the future in order to create …

Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His …

Journalism

Target

Fueled by rising expectations among Millennial shoppers for purpose-driven brands and the imperative to design more relevant shopping experiences at …

Larry Fink's Letter to CEOs

Dear CEO,<p>As BlackRock approaches its 30th anniversary this year, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the most pressing issues facing investors …

Management

Plastics now a 'competitive issue' for business, CIWM chief warns

EXCLUSIVE: Eliminating unnecessary uses of plastic from production and supply chains is quickly becoming a "competitive issue" for businesses, with …

Plastic

How Delivery Apps May Put Your Favorite Restaurant Out of Business

When Michelle Gauthier opened Mulberry & Vine, in 2013, so-called fine-casual restaurant chains like Sweetgreen and Dig Inn had not yet blanketed New York City in grain bowls and kale-Caesar salads. Gauthier, who lives in Tribeca, wished that there were somewhere other than the salad bar at Whole …

UberEATS

“Just don’t be a dick"

David Goldberg, CEO & Founder at Founders Pledge, on how we can build big, profitable companies that don’t leave the world worse off than how we …

Amazon Health

It’s pretty rare for the same company to feature in two consecutive Weekly Articles; yesterday’s announcement of a health care initiative involving …

Health Care

Trending: Plastic Packaging Takes Backseat to Seaweed, Origami-Inspired Alternatives

Though the normalization of single-use plastic packaging has made plastic pollution out to be an insurmountable problem, consumers’ and brands’ …

Sustainability

Trending: Brewing Up Sustainable Solutions for Plastic Tea Bags, Six-Pack Rings

2018 is gearing up to be a big year for packaging innovation. Already we’ve seen food industry giants such as <b>Coca-Cola, Evian, Amcor</b>, <b>Iceland and</b> …

Sustainability

The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought

Silicon Valley CEOs are supposed to be sacrosanct. So how did it all go wrong at Uber?<p>A year ago, before the investor lawsuits and the federal …

TrendSights Analysis: Cruelty-Free - Addressing animal cruelty concerns through the promotion of high animal welfare standards

"TrendSights Analysis: Cruelty-Free" is part of GlobalData's TrendSights series and explores how brands can provide a superior and more unique fit …

Mark Zuckerberg

Our next update on our 2018 focus to make sure Facebook isn't just fun but also good for your well-being and for society...<p>We're making a series of …

Levi's: making water less jeans

Levi Strauss & Co. probably isn't the first company that comes to mind when you think about water. You're probably more likely to think of a drinks manufacturer, where water is a more intrinsic raw material to the end-product and who regularly assess their water consumption.<p>As a clothing company …

104 Companies Join Bloomberg’s Inaugural Gender-Equality Index

Over 100 companies spanning 24 countries and 10 sectors have joined <b>Bloomberg</b>’s inaugural <b>Gender-Equality Index</b> (GEI), a reference index measuring …

Gender Equality

The New CEO Activists

When we first started studying CEO activism, three years ago, we never imagined how significant this phenomenon would become. At the time a small but growing band of executives were taking public stands on political and social issues unrelated to their companies’ bottom lines. Since then, …

5 sustainable business trends for 2018

So into another year on the sustainable business journey and time once again to peer into a complex future to build up some scenarios for what may …

The Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2017

The year 2017 has been a long, strange trip. The definition of sustainability in business evolved quickly — the topic in executive suites now covers a wide range of issues that address how a company navigates environmental and social challenges. From carbon footprint to taking a stand on human …

Meet Your New Brand Advocate: The ‘CorpSumer’

Brand loyalty and brand advocacy are the keys to market share and profit growth, and we are all chasing it. We create content, brand experiences, and …