Walking the Talk

These companies have moved beyond pledges and are making good on their commitments to pursuing a purpose beyond profit.

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CVS Health Nixes Harmful Chemicals from Beauty, Personal Care Products

Following the announcement of its new store renovation initiative, CVS Pharmacy has revealed that it will be eliminating parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors in nearly 600 beauty and personal care products in its CVS Health, Beauty 360, Essence of Beauty and Blade lines. CVS Pharmacy will stop shipping store brand products that don’t meet these standards to distribution centers by the end of 2019.

Shell Considering Linking Executive Bonuses to GHG Emissions Management

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Coming off a string of apparent strides toward recognizing the benefits of sustainability – including ratifying a shareholder resolution that commits the company to investing in a low-carbon future, earning a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) earlier this year, launching an online tool for low-carbon startups to access financing, and last month

GSK Building Better Business from the Inside Out by Bringing Low-Cost Diagnostics to Africa

Last month, Ashoka Changemakers announced four winners of its League of Intrapreneurs: Building Better Business from the Inside Out competition, honoring initiatives within organizations that are pioneering game-changing models for business and society.

Puma, Microsoft Call For Forest Protection To Combat Climate Change at REDD+ Talks

Corporate leaders and experts on global warming and climate change policy came together on Earth Day in Sausalito, California for REDD+ Talks, an inaugural event focused on how emissions from deforestation contributes to global warming and how this will affect the business world.

Unilever Sales Increase While GHG Emissions Decrease by One Million Tons

On Monday Unilever announced that since 2008 it has reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its manufacturing and logistics operations by more than a million tons while also increasing sales by more than a quarter.

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"Do What You Love": Inspiration and Insights from Conscious Capitalism 2013

The Conscious Capitalism 2013 conference, which took place over the weekend in San Francisco, saw a host of inspirational and motivational talks about the potential of business, large and small, to change the course of the world for the better.

Novozymes Launches Social Enterprise To Improve Health, Environment in Mozambique

Danish biotech company Novozymes has embarked on a new venture aimed at boosting human and environmental health in Mozambique by giving some 400,000 people access to clean, locally produced cooking fuel.

Pepsi Achieves Safe Water Access Goal Two Years Early

On Thursday Pepsi announced it has reached its goal of helping three million people gain access to safe drinking water in Africa, Asia and Latin America two years ahead of schedule and now plans to double its target to helping six million by 2015.

Unilever Accelerates Zero-Waste Goal Amid Continued Growth

Unilever today announced that more than 50% of its factories achieved the goal of sending no waste to landfill in 2012. This achievement has prompted the company to stretch its original zero-waste target by bringing its commitment for 2020 five years forward.

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