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How Brands And Consumers Build A Sustainable Future

July 31, 2014 Comments


A study by Mckinsey and the CECP, Shaping the Future: Solving Social Problems through Business Strategy,  lays out four alternatives for our future: 1. Corporations respond to expectations for greater social responsibility and government allows corporations to voluntarily meet these expectations. 2. …

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How Coca-Cola Brings New Life Into Its Bottles And Brand

July 22, 2014 Comments


Coca-Cola is currently rolling out an innovative and environmentally responsible initiative called Coca-Cola 2nd Lives, starting in Vietnam and then expanding across Asia. At the heart of this effort is the intent to give their disposable bottles a second life …

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What The Lego PR Crisis Can Teach You About How To Protect Your Brand

July 17, 2014 Comments


Much has been written about the impact of social media on marketing and the demand for greater transparency and accountability from brands. The business landscape is now littered with examples of its impact from the ousting of high profile CEO’s …

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Sustainability Stories: Three Common Marketing Mistakes

July 9, 2014 Comments


Originally published in CSRwire In today’s radically transparent social business marketplace, the reputation of a company extends way beyond its marketing to include its supply chain, manufacturing processes, employee treatment and customer engagement. Likewise, full circle sustainability requires that companies …

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Yes, Consumers Actually Care and Purpose Pays Off

July 1, 2014 Comments


These days many companies are making efforts to put mindful and sustainable business practices into action. Yet despite daily stories of consumer activism, many still ask the important question: Does caring convert into action when it comes down to a …

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21st Century Leadership: 3 Master Strokes by Elon Musk

June 20, 2014 Comments


When Elon Musk announced last week that he would open source Tesla’s valuable intellectual property he commanded great attention across the auto industry and the private sector. Not only did he do something profoundly counterintuitive in terms of the traditional self-serving …

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Insights from Coca-Cola: Listen and Let Your Customer Be the Star of the Story

June 13, 2014 Comments


As the Global Marketing Director for Sustainability Strategy and Communication at The Coca-Cola Company, Javier Rodriguez Merino’s role is to share how Coca-Cola helps communities around the world and all the new ways it’s driving sustainable innovation. He’s also one …

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How Target Built a Brand Story That Benefits Employees, Customers, and Community

May 28, 2014 Comments


Many large corporations find themselves in a difficult bind. They are fully aware that their customers want them to be more socially responsible. Specifically, the Cone Communications / Echo Global CSR Study found that only 6% of global consumers believe …

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