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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 …

Innovation

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 …

Millennials

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 …

Hospitality

“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 …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

Innovation

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 …

Autonomous Vehicle

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 …

Sustainability

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

Geert Peeters explains how Levi Strauss & Co. turned a drive to save water into an opportunity to innovate<p>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 …

Sustainability

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 …

Estée Lauder

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, …

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 …

Introducing The 'Corpsumer': Why Companies Need To Care About This 33% of Americans

In recent research, MWWPR identified a significant segment of the population that may force companies to rethink how they build brands and their relationships with consumers. This new segment, coined “CorpSumer,” comprises one in three Americans. They are unique in that they have a demonstrated …

Marketing

The year is 2037. This is what happens when the hurricane hits Miami

The climate is warming and the water is rising. In his new book, Jeff Goodell argues that sea-level rise will reshape our world in ways we can only begin to imagine<p>After the hurricane hit Miami in 2037, a foot of sand covered the famous bow-tie floor in the lobby of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami …

Negativity and Startups

2017 has not been a good year for good news in the startup world. VCs repeatedly sexually harassing founders, often over a period of years. Products that are dangerous, stupid or a mix of both. Company executives breaking the law in pursuit of delirious growth. Dumb product launches that insult …

M&S on what SMEs can do to turn sustainability into a success

en_GB<p>article<p>As new research shows SMEs struggle to implement sustainability into their business, M&S’ sustainability manager for food explains how to …

The global dominance of white people is thanks to the potato

In his economic masterwork <i>The Wealth of Nations</i>, the great Scottish economist Adam Smith reveals himself to be a deep admirer of Irish poor folk. Or, more specifically, their preferred food, potatoes.<p>“The chairmen, porters, and coal-heavers in London, and those unfortunate women who live by …

World History

Facebook Is 'Ripping Apart' Society, Former Executive Warns

Last month, former Facebook president Sean Parker expressed fears over what the social network is “doing to our children’s brains.” It was developed …

Jeff Bezos On How To Have a Beginner's Mind

<i>I’ve published a lot of words this week, including a</i> <i>feature in the current issue of</i> Fortune <i>on the evolution of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon (amzn), as a</i> …

Will the role of a sustainability professional ever become obsolete?

As sustainability becomes more embedded in core business operations, will the role of a sustainability professional ever become obsolete? Not in the …

Sustainability

'Would you be willing?': words to turn a conversation around (and those to avoid)

Choose your words carefully and you can get someone to change their mind, or see you in a new light<p>It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it – isn’t it? According to language analysts, we may have this wrong. ‘‘We are pushed and pulled around by language far more than we realise,” says Elizabeth …

Inside the Revolution at Etsy

The first time Josh Silverman addressed the staff of Etsy as their newly installed chief executive, he tried to connect with a work force known for its diversity, idealism and sincerity.<p>“Hello,” he said. “My name is Josh. I identify as male. My preferred pronouns are ‘him’ and ‘he.’ Most people …

Etsy