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Transparency, Purpose, and the Empowered Consumer: A New Paradigm for Advertising

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In the past several years, the advertising industry has undergone dramatic changes that have created an array of challenges and opportunities:

BSR Conference 2014 Speaker Video: Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation spoke at the BSR Conference 2014: Transparency and Transformation, which took place November 4-6 in New York, during a plenary session. Watch the full video now:

Sustainable Lifestyles to Drive Sales, Market Share, and Innovation within Five Years

BSR and Futerra Survey of 50 Global Businesses Examines Consumer Behavior and Sustainability
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PARIS, September 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Increasing numbers of businesses are enabling sustainable consumer behaviors such as recycling, healthy living, the purchase of sustainable products, product take-back, and water conservation. According to new survey results released today by BSR and Futerra, business leaders expect exponential growth in consumer interest and business action on these sustainable lifestyles issues within five years.

Sustainable Brands Unites Global Partners for First Look at Project on Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Behavior Change

International collaboration led by Eight Sustainability Platform launches today at Sustainable Brands conference in Rio de Janeiro
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® announced today that the Emerging Economies Consumer Behavior Change Project will launch at the Sustainable Brands Rio conference in Brazil.

Does 'Green' Help or Hinder Behavior Change?

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The Green Power Hike, which recently took place in Hong Kong, is an annual fundraising event that focuses on environmental conservation and education. It’s a great initiative, but it serves as another reminder of just how inundated my daily life has become by the word “green” and how many different meanings the word has come to adopt. I am beginning to think that green is going through an identity crisis. 

Potential Over Profits: In Conversation With Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs’ Jean-Luc Beylat

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Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France President Jean-Luc Beylat—who recently spoke at a Grand Débats event at BSR's Paris office—sees the potential for innovation to solve sustainability challenges. But can long-term thinking and fast-paced technology coexist?

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Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France President Jean-Luc Beylat—who recently spoke at a Grand Débats event at BSR's Paris office—sees the potential for innovation to solve sustainability challenges. But can long-term thinking and fast-paced technology coexist?

The Case for the Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Food-Producing Animals

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For years, antibiotics have been administered on meat-producing farms to treat sick animals or prevent infections when there is a known disease risk. The meat industry also uses antibiotics for non-therapeutic purposes to grow animals faster or to compensate for the effects of overcrowding or unsanitary conditions. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the use of antibiotics in food-animal production accounts for approximately 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States.

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