Sustainability

News and Articles About Sustainability

Making a Business of Premium Coffee for Premium Social Impact
Impact Investing

Making a Business of Premium Coffee for Premium Social Impact

Based in Rwanda, KZ Noir buys coffee from more than 10,000 regional small farmers and employs over 1,200 seasonal staff, including more than 800 women.
Jessica Pothering
The 4 Pillars of Ethical Enterprises
Business Model

The 4 Pillars of Ethical Enterprises

Is your business model moral? Start by asking these questions.
David Hagenbuch
Chipotle Stops Selling Pork at Hundreds of Locations After Supplier Violates the Chain's Animal-Welfare Standards
Chipotle

Chipotle Stops Selling Pork at Hundreds of Locations After Supplier Violates the Chain's Animal-Welfare Standards

The burrito chain suspended purchases from a major pork supplier after an audit revealed it had failed to comply with Chipotle's standards for treatment of animals.
Kate Taylor
Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1
Styrofoam

Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1

Starting this summer, Styrofoam takeout containers and packing peanuts will no longer be allowed in the city.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.
McDonalds

McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.

A revamped McCafe in Australia has opened as 'The Corner,' selling not burgers and fries, but brown rice and lentils.
Kate Taylor
Sweet Tooth No More? Americans Are Ditching Prepackaged Desserts.
Food Businesses

Sweet Tooth No More? Americans Are Ditching Prepackaged Desserts.

Here's why the Twinkie got into trouble: Health-conscious Americans just aren't buying packaged cookies and cakes as much anymore.
Kate Taylor
This Unlikely Fast-Food Chain Just Became the First to Roll Out an 'All-Natural' Burger
Sustainability

This Unlikely Fast-Food Chain Just Became the First to Roll Out an 'All-Natural' Burger

Carl's Jr. is serving up burgers made from grass-fed, free-range cows.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales
McDonalds

McDonald's Slashes Menu in Bid to Turn Around Sales

The fast-food chain is finally taking serious action to fix slumping sales, making menu cuts while focusing on fresher, higher-quality food.
Kate Taylor
Sweet Deal: How One Company Found a New Way to Support Cacao Farmers
Impact Investing

Sweet Deal: How One Company Found a New Way to Support Cacao Farmers

Maya Mountain Cacao helps farmers focus on sustainable techniques and a better product while investors make a profit.
Jessica Pothering
Twitter Co-Founder Launches 'World Positive' Investing Fund
Social Entrepreneurs

Twitter Co-Founder Launches 'World Positive' Investing Fund

Ev Williams and a handful of seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneurs unveil their latest project: Obvious Ventures.
Catherine Clifford
One Entrepreneur, Three Radically Different Companies: Here's How She Did It
If I Knew Then

One Entrepreneur, Three Radically Different Companies: Here's How She Did It

As the co-founder of Cisco and Urban Decay, Sandy Lerner has made an impact in the worlds of technology and cosmetics, and now she is working to change the country's food production infrastructure through organic and sustainable farming.
Nina Zipkin
Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen
Fast Casual Restaurants

Investors Toss $18.5 Million at Salad Chain Sweetgreen

Shake Shack's founder Daniel Meyer, billionaire Steve Case and other investors are sold on the healthy, seasonal fast-casual.
Kate Taylor
Going Gangster: Samsung Reports Sustainability Efforts in Rap Video
Sustainability

Going Gangster: Samsung Reports Sustainability Efforts in Rap Video

'Here we go, one scheme/Samsung to the rescue/Put wings to your dreams/ Everyone just listen.'
Geoff Weiss
This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries
Food Businesses

This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries

The supplier of McDonald's French Fries just got the green light from the Department of Agriculture to commercially plant genetically-modified potatoes that resists bruising and produces less of a chemical that may cause cancer when fried.
Kate Taylor