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Ben & Jerry's Commits Another $25,000 to Alleviate Poverty Through Whole Planet Foundation

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Since 2020, Ben & Jerry’s has donated $25,000 to Whole Planet Foundation to fund 174 microloans and create 921 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs – mostly women. We welcome Ben & Jerry’s again this year to the $25,000 Poverty is Unnecessary Fund and look forward to continuing our work together towards our collective mission of empowering people to change their own lives.

Ben & Jerry’s: Why Brands Taking Stands is Smart Business

by Jan Lee
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Few brands are as famous for their social activism than Ben & Jerry’s. The Vermont ice cream maker with global revenues of more than $1.2 billion (2015) is as much known for its social conscience as for its creamy, irresistible ice cream flavors.

Ben & Jerry’s: Why Brands Taking Stands is Smart Business

By Jan Lee
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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.

Companies "Rock the Vote" for Election Day

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As Election Day draws near, the conversation around the upcoming U.S. Presidential election has reached a fever pitch. And although many companies are steering clear of public partisan support, all can agree that encouraging consumers to get out to vote is paramount. Here's a roundup of company efforts to "rock the vote:”

New Rules, New Game: Unilever’s Socially Responsible Brands Boost Profits - The Minute

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Some mainstream economists still question the value of integrating ESG factors into the P&L of companies. Their arguments usually quote Milton Friedman’s ‘60s truism that a corporation's responsibility is to make as much money for the stockholders as possible. They often don’t mention Friedman’s ‘70s qualifier, that those profits are to be made in sync with the basic rules of society, including those of “ethical custom.”

By Investing in a Vermont Farmer, Ben & Jerry’s Invests in the Environment and Business Success

Working with NativeEnergy, the ice cream maker creates a model to help improve Vermont farmers’ operations with an innovative manure management
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BURLINGTON, VT, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Chris Wagner, who owns the Green Dream Farm in Enosburg Falls, has a new set-up that provides him with low-cost bedding for his herd and reduces the greenhouse gas produced by his cows.  Wagner was able to install the technology by partnering with NativeEnergy, a Vermont-based carbon offset and project development company, and Ben & Jerry’s, the iconic Vermont ice cream maker.

Supply Chain Sustainability in Action: Ben & Jerry’s Linked Prosperity

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Here’s one more reason to dig into some Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia:  they provided critical funding for a greenhouse gas emissions reduction project on a picturesque Vermont dairy farm. With separation equipment, waste is processed into sanitary bedding for cows—reducing the production of methane, a greenhouse gas more than 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Besides significant reductions in methane, the project increases the financial strength of the farm and has the potential to create even higher quality milk than we already enjoy with every bite of Chunky Monkey.

Business Support for Policy Action on Climate Change Grows 20-Fold as the “Climate Declaration” Hits First Anniversary

17 Major Companies Meet with Congressional Leaders to Push for Climate Policies; IKEA Announces Purchase of Major Wind Farm in Illinois
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WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – On the heels of a new UN report detailing damaging and accelerating impacts of climate change, top business executives from IKEA, JLL, Mars Inc., Sprint and VF Corp. met today with members of the Congressional Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change to discuss climate-related impacts on their companies, actions t

Invest in Prosperity: Join Shared Value Innovators May 13-14 in New York

Business and social sector professionals reimagine the intersection of business and society at the Shared Value Leadership Summit
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Register for the Shared Value Leadership Summit: Investing in Prosperity to advance shared value in your organization and network with leaders in the field.

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Register for the Shared Value Leadership Summit: Investing in Prosperity to advance shared value in your organization and network with leaders in the field.

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