The most evil organization in the world

I’ve said it before, but this quote floored me. Never expected this much transparency from one of the world’s most opaque organizations, the US Chamber of Commerce. From the Washington Monthly:  [A] large part of what the Chamber sells is political cover. For multibillion-dollar insurers, drug makers, and medical device manufacturers who are too smart and...

Seventh Generation’s “Tribute to a Visionary”

After a two year absence, I was invited to return to Seventh Generation to celebrate my induction into the Social Venture Network Hall of Fame. I was honored when Seventh Generation CEO John Replogle gave an exceptional speech to commemorate the occasion and I thought I would share it with you all. Click here to read the article and...

Survey: Sex, Condoms and Sustainability

These days, many products—personal care items, food, etc.—contain various chemicals and additives that, while legal in small amounts, may have effects on human health that aren’t fully understood. One area that has not received much attention is condoms. Please complete this survey and help us gain a better understanding of consumer feelings and...

CEO Activist, or Just Another PR Stunt?

In late September of this year, H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson met with People’s Republic of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to discuss an increase in textile worker wages and recommend annual wage reviews. Why would the CEO of a successful fashion giant want to increase wages when their costs rely on that very thing being low? There are a few opinions...

The Impact of a Corporate Culture of Sustainability on Corporate Behavior and Performance

A Harvard Business School “Working Paper” by Robert G. Eccles, Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim investigates the effect of a corporate culture of sustainability on multiple facets of corporate behavior and performance outcomes. The authors find that corporations that voluntarily adopted environmental and social policies by 1993—which they call High...