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Water and Investing: Is Your Portfolio on the Growth Side of Disruption?

By Lydia Miller, Senior Vice President, Dana Investment Advisors
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Water is a systemic risk to investors, as in many parts of the United States and other areas of the world this precious resource is in danger. Investors and market players should be deepening their research and investment process to tackle water risks, often hidden in holdings across all asset classes. As investors, how do we first protect our clients from these risks, and how do we position these same clients to benefit from the growth opportunities in companies that are providing innovative systems, products and services to solve water quantity, quality and resilience issues?

Forbes Names Whirlpool Corporation to Just 100 List

World's largest appliance manufacturer recognized in the consumer durables and apparel sector for its commitment to diversity and equality as well as energy-efficient consumer products
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December 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Forbes Magazine has named Whirlpool Corporation to its Just 100 list — a recognition that celebrates America’s best corporate citizens.

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

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A growing number of companies understand that advancing women is essential to business innovation, productivity, risk management, and market growth. This report, written by BSR in partnership with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), and sponsored by the Oak Foundation, draws on insights gathered from interviews with 10 multinational companies actively engaged in advancing women’s economic empowerment, as well as a comprehensive review of the latest literature and leading company practices and programs.

Walmart Puts Consumer Product Suppliers on Notice: The Chemical Phase-out Starts Now

By: Michelle Mauthe Harvey and Sarah Vogel
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Today dozens of consumer product makers will get a letter from Walmart detailing new requirements on phasing out a list of toxic chemicals found in goods sold by the world’s largest retailer. The comprehensive initiative is by far the largest and most ambitious of its kind. It reflects a growing trend in which consumer and wholesale purchasing power are combining to change the chemical makeup of the products we see on store shelves and bring into our homes.

Are Consumers Done with Fast Fashion?

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Both data and recent citizen activism suggest that consumers may finally recognize their role in sustainable fashion—and may be willing to pay the price for it. In the wake of the recent tragedy in Bangladesh, approximately 1.1 million people signed on to a campaign run by the advocacy group Avaaz pressuring retailers to invest in worker safety. But when consumers actually enter the dressing room, will a company’s social and environmental track record determine their choice of jeans?

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Both data and recent citizen activism suggest that consumers may finally recognize their role in sustainable fashion—and may be willing to pay the price for it. In the wake of the recent tragedy in Bangladesh, approximately 1.1 million people signed on to a campaign run by the advocacy group Avaaz pressuring retailers to invest in worker safety. But when consumers actually enter the dressing room, will a company’s social and environmental track record determine their choice of jeans?

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Putting More Muscle, Brains, and Heart into Sustainable Procurement

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To make sustainable procurement more effective, we need to apply more power in three areas: codes and policies, data and information, and leadership values. BSR Director Tara Norton discusses how we must use more "muscle, brains, and heart" to source sustainably--and to prevent tragedies like the factory collapse in Bangladesh from happening again.

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To make sustainable procurement more effective, we need to apply more power in three areas: codes and policies, data and information, and leadership values. BSR Director Tara Norton discusses how we must use more "muscle, brains, and heart" to source sustainably--and to prevent tragedies like the factory collapse in Bangladesh from happening again.

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“Build vs. Buy” to Address Conflict Minerals Compliance: Critical Cost and Resources Considerations

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The 11th hour is here. Thousands of companies in retail, consumer products, electronics, automotive and other impacted industries are making decisions to tackle the issue of conflict minerals within their supply chain now that the first reporting year, which began January 1, 2013, is in full swing. 

A New Milestone in the Journey Toward Sustainable Palm Oil

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By Simon Perry, Sourcing Manager for Sustainable Palm Oil, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group

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