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Socially Responsible Business

 

Innovative, ethical, and community-minded business practices

 
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The Truth About Ben and Jerry’s

Contrary to myth, the sale of Ben & Jerry’s to corporate giant Unilever wasn’t legally required.

 

New App for Conscious Consumers

Free2Work is a mobile app that allows shoppers to scan a product for information on human rights and other issues.

 
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Bettering the Used Book Business

Better World Books has found a way to make a profit and donate more than $11 million for literacy programs and libraries worldwide.

 
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Banking on Low-Income Families

The Center for Community Self-Help provides financial services to those who can’t afford to live without them.

 

Changing Business from the Inside Out

A look at how to steer corporations toward doing good for people and our planet—from the inside.

By Tim Mohin | 1 | Jun. 11, 2012
 
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A Lifeline for Mothers

Merck for Mothers—a 10-year, $500 million initiative—aims to improve the odds for vulnerable women around the globe.

 
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Leveraging Corporate Responsibility: The Stakeholder Route to Maximizing Business and Social Value

Leveraging Corporate Responsibility explores stakeholders' impact in order to help companies fully realize the potential of their corporate responsibility initiatives.

By C.B. Bhattacharya | Mar. 2, 2012
 
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Better Health Care, Higher Productivity

By providing factory workers with health care training, HERproject reduces absenteeism and turnover at some of the world’s biggest clothing brands.

 
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Shrinking Your Plastic Footprint

Getting companies to reduce their use of plastic is the focus of the Plastic Disclosure Project.

 
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Go Local, Go Global

Ekos cosmetics tap Brazil’s rich biodiversity for profits and social good.