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The $35 Billion Chocolate Giant Mars Was Once Notoriously Private. Here's Why the Company Is Now Speaking Out.

By Cadie Thompson

Mars — the company behind brands like M&Ms, Snickers, and Twix — has been around for more than 100 years. And for most of its history, it has been notoriously private, shying away from the public eye. 

But during the last few years, the Mars family and company executives have started to speak out. They've started to make this shift, at least in part, because consumers are starting to care more about where products come from than they had in the past. 

Mars Chairman Explains Why the $35 Billion Chocolate Giant Will Never Go Public

By Cadie Thompson

With more than $35 billion in annual sales, Mars Inc — the company behind brands like Twix, M&Ms, and Skittles — is one of the largest family-owned companies in the world. And it has been around for more than 100 years.

But as the company makes changes and invests in its future, there is one thing that will continue to stay the same for the chocolate giant, Mars chairman Stephen Badger told Business Insider in a recent interview. 

Tackling Malnutrition and Food Safety in India

Mars partners with philanthropic leader Tata Trusts to find new ways to improve the health and sustainability of communities in India
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Malnutrition is a major public health concern in India, particularly among children. According to UNICEF, over a third of the world’s malnourished children live in India, and 46 percent of children under the age of three in the country are too small for their age. 

Mars, Incorporated Receives First Ever 'Shared Value' Award At Third Annual Global Action Summit

Stephen Badger of the Mars board presented with the inaugural award in recognition of Mars’ work around Mutuality
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee, November 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Global Action Platform announced today that Mars, Incorporated has been awarded with the first-of-its-kind “Global Shared Value Award” at the third annual Global Action Summit in Nashville. Mars, Incorporated Board Member, Stephen Badger, received the award on behalf of the company, presented by Dr. Fareed Zakaria CNN host and moderator of the Summit.

Research Partnership To Explore The Concept Of Mutuality As A Business Model

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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October 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The traditional model of the firm is under scrutiny. A combination of the financial crisis, misconduct by financial institutions, controversial executive remuneration packages and tax practices has undermined confidence and trust in corporations. Yet, principled businesses can and do play a positive role in helping to make the world a better place – while supporting sustainable growth.

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