The Purpose of Business and the Circular Economy


by Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle 

In college, one of my professors taught a popular theory of economics that a company’s sole purpose is to deliver profit to shareholders. Since then I’ve found that, yes, of course you want a company to be profitable so it can continue to exist. But the purpose of business to me is what it does — what service it provides, what product it makes, and how it helps people, society, and the planet.

Black & Veatch Launches New Environmental Business Unit

New organization focuses company’s vast experience in delivering environmental solutions as clients seek environmental science, regulatory, climate and sustainability solutions
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As enterprises thoughtfully work to meet environmental objectives from regulators, shareholders and consumers, Black & Veatch announces the launch of a dedicated environmental business unit to support those objectives.

Corporate Sustainability & Consumers: 3 Trends Every Company Needs to Know


As the realities of climate change become more and more apparent, a commitment to sustainability is no longer a nice-to-have for the companies of the world — it’s a business imperative, especially in the eyes of consumers.

Antea Group shares three important sustainability trends related to consumers, as well as key takeaways, that every company needs to pay attention to.

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New Trends and Technologies in Foodservice: Third-party Delivery Food Safety

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The upswing in demand of third-party food delivery means restaurateurs need to tackle these issues head-on.

Learn more about Food Safety Month

PNC: Chip Burning Sparks Concern for Consumers

Learn the warning signs of potential chip card tampering before activating your new or replacement debit and credit cards.

It was only a matter of time. The introduction of new technology starts the clock ticking for criminals in a race to figure out how to crack it. Just as consumers became accustomed to inserting their credit or debit card for a purchase instead of swiping at the point of sale, fraudsters have applied cunning creativity to breach the security of chip cards. And it is the chip itself that has become the focus of the fraudsters through chip burning.

The Brewing Environmental Problem of Retail Returns

With the growth of e-commerce, we must get smarter about reverse logistics
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Today’s consumers have been trained to expect enjoyable, efficient and personalized shopping experiences – all at a bargain price. But this no longer just applies to the front-end purchasing experience. Now consumers expect to be delighted even when returning goods to retailers.

Greenwashing: What Is It, and How Does Domtar Avoid It?

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February 15, 2017 ​/3BL Media/ - As people across the globe become more aware of environmental issues and healthy living, the desire for green products and services is growing. But with all the various eco labels and environmentally friendly claims made by products these days, how can consumers know which labels are accurate and which fall into the category of greenwashing? Learn more by visiting the Domtar Newsroom

Aflac Survey Shows the Growing Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility for Consumers and Investors

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Billionaire Warren Buffet famously said that “It takes 20 years to build a reputation, and five minutes to ruin it.  If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” As we begin approach the promise of a new year, Mr. Buffet’s words provide a reminder for businesses and consumers about the importance of a strong reputation.


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