Consumers

Emergence Of Fair Trade Jewelry - By Marc Choyt

Marc Choyt is Founding Director of Fair Jewelry Action USA, http://www.fairjewelry.org, an environmental justice and human rights organization.
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The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.

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The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.

Growing Business Sustainability Expectations Among Eco-Educated Consumers

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Today’s more educated and eco conscious consumers are seeking out companies that deliver on what they claim.  Faced with an expanding set of consumer expectations, leading business sustainability minded organizations now realize that consumers and other stakeholders are in fact in a leveraged position to drive change in the business world. 

GlobeScan Radar Report - Webinar 05/25

Learn more about current consumer attitudes to company CSR performance
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 18, 2011 - Join CBSR next week for a webinar on consumer attitudes to CSR with partner GlobeScan, a world leader in providing research-driven insights to companies in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Chris Coulter, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Collaboration will provide an in-depth look at how Canadian consumers perceive company CSR performance.

The GlobeScan Radar Research Program is a research-based management tool that helps companies ensure their CSR initiatives, strategies and communications are well informed.

Consumer Behavior Could Drive Green Backlash

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 by Carol Pierson Holding

Green attitudes are up, but green behavior is down.

Several studies have just been released that illuminate the attitudes and behavior of consumers. First, the depressing news from a New York Times article – “As Consumers Cut Spending, ‘Green’ Products Lose Allure.”

CSR Minute: IKEA & Volvo "Top Sustainable Brands" for Swedish Consumers, Says New Study; American Cleaning Institute Releases Report on Eco-Metrics for Supply Chain

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Jewelry Trade Associations Pushing for Weak Rules on Blood Gold - By Fair Jewelry Action

Fair Jewelry Action (FJA) is a Human Rights and Environmental Justice Network within the jewellery sector. FJA promotes ethical and fair trade jewellery business by advocating traceability and transparency in the jewellery supply chain.
Summary: 

The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.

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The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.

How Business and Consumers Are Shaping the Green Landscape Together

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Thanks to the sustainable business strategies of leading organizations, there are more and more eco friendly products and services available.   Do you drink Coke? Pepsi?  Both companies are reducing water consumption, waste, and recycling  - all "behind the scenes" to the consumer.  To the non- green consumer, it's just a refreshing soda.  Who knew in that moment, they were going green?   

Expanding the Sustainable Supply Chain Conversation

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Businesses around the globe and across many industries find they have something in common: the search for greater supply chain value.  But who is leading the conversation?  Is sustainable supply chain management only a one-way conversation? 

American Consumers Willing To Drive Out of Their Way (Literally) For Cause-Marketing Product

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Since its inception, Whole Foods has become a symbol of sustainable agriculture, the highest industry standards, and the place to buy “the finest natural and organic foods available,” according to their web site. Due in part to its commitment to such causes, Whole Foods is also notoriously expensive. Yet the company’s continued success is a case-in-point of America’s willingness to pay more for what it perceives as a good cause. But what if there isn’t one near by? Will consumers still stay loyal to the cause it they have to drive further to support it?

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