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The growth of purpose-driven business

B Lab UK has released new research showing that registered B Corps grew 28 times faster than UK GDP over the past 12 months. Average year-on-year growth of B Corps- businesses that achieve a high level of social or environmental outcomes - was 14% in the past year. 150 B Corps have registered...

Sustainable Development Summit and Climate Week NYC

New York has had a busy week. The last few days saw the city play host to the annual UN general assembly and Sustainable Development Summit as well as Climate Week NYC. At the UN the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were formally agreed by global leaders. The 17 goals lay out...

Generation Foundation Report: Allocating Capital for Long Term Returns

Generation Foundation, the advocacy initiative of Generation Investment Management, have published a report entitled 'Allocating Capital for Long Term Returns', to follow on from their 2012 Sustainable Capitalism report. This particular report addressees what Generation Foundation consider to be an 'inertia' in existing capital allocation models that they...

Our favourite headlines from Davos 2015

Not been following the Davos headlines? The Guardian Sustainable Business blog has been busy posting social and environmentally focused updates throughout the forum. Here are some of our favourite headlines: Will Unilever become the second publicly traded B Corp? Unilever's CEO says that the company may pursue the B Corp...