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SC Johnson releases list of fragrances in its Glade air fresheners

SC Johnson disclosed the fragrance list of its Glade product line, which includes air fresheners and room sprays. Photograph: Richard T Nowitz/Corbis

The consumer product giant is the first multinational company to disclose fragrance ingredients, which are considered trade secrets, by product

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Do corporate mega mergers inhibit social responsibility?

A demonstrator holds a poster during a World March Against Monsanto event in Lisbon in May. Photograph: Armando Franca/AP

A Monsanto-Syngenta deal proposal is on the cards, but mega mergers can often stand in opposition to sustainable corporate culture

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Unilever, Patagonia cement their positions as the world’s most sustainable brands, says new report

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Interface, Marks and Spencer, Ikea and Nestle also made the list of top ranked companies in this year’s Sustainability Leaders Report

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The good, the bad and the ugly: sustainability at Nespresso

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The single-serve coffee maker supports growers, but also creates a lot of waste. Its story illustrates the power and limitations of corporate sustainability programs

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Business leaders prepare for limited UN climate deal in Paris

Upwards of 1,000 business representatives turned up at a business summit on tackling climate change in Paris this week. Photograph: HOUPLINE RENARD/SIPA/REX/HOUPLINE RENARD/SIPA/REX

Private sector could help close the expected shortfall in emissions reductions necessary to stop 2C of global warming warming, suggests Unilever CEO Paul Polman at climate and business summit in Paris . . . → Read More: Business leaders prepare for limited UN climate deal in Paris

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Companies cannot keep shying away from setting tough climate targets

In Paris this week business leaders called on governments to lock in the right frameworks and targets to help address climate change. Photograph: © redbrickstock.com/Alamy

Only a handful of companies are setting emission reduction targets in line with what climate scientists say is necessary – that must change

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2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues

“Brands are a reflection of what a society considers important”. If this holds true, then brands exercise a strong influence over peoples’ thought processes. But can brands take a stand on social issues to create a deeper connect with society? . . . → Read More: 2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues

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2015: ‘Let’s ask the right questions about corporate compensation’

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C-Suite. Can CEO compensation be linked to long-term sustainability goals? If so, then, the current obsession for short-term quarterly results must give way to long-term goals. . . . → Read More: 2015: ‘Let’s ask the right questions about corporate compensation’

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Top 10 Sustainability Campaigns of 2014

In 2014, corporate has shown positive signals by drawing out new strategies to become more responsible. . . . → Read More: Top 10 Sustainability Campaigns of 2014

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What really inspires millennials to live more sustainably?

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Unlike much market research, an on-site eye tracking study showed people’s actual reactions in everyday life environments to messages and products, rather than just recording what they said. Photograph: BT

 

This article titled “What really inspires millennials to live more sustainably?” was written by David Benady, for theguardian.com on Monday 22nd December 2014 09.46 UTC

The task of persuading the public to live more sustainably is getting a boost from the latest technology which is showing how we react to sustainability messages in the real world.

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