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Kingfisher's Caroline Laurie believes that the way the DIY retailer promotes products to customers will enable it to continue to grow revenue through sustainability

Price and performance dominant factors for sustainable products, says Kingfisher

EXCLUSIVE: Companies that "plaster their products with 'eco'" are unlikely to make the same connection with consumers, compared with those creating sustainable products that offer other tangible benefits such as better price and enhanced performance.

The centre will provide 240,000 litres of clean water per day to Kibera for drinking, washing and cleaning

Proctor & Gamble launches Kenyan solar-powered clean water project

Proctor & Gamble have launched a new CSR initiative to help bring 240,000 litres of clean water per day to Kibera in Nairobi.

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Raising the bar: Belu's refreshing take on sustainability

Ethical water brand Belu started out with a simple idea: that there is a better way to do business by minimising environmental impact and investing all profits in ending water poverty. Ten years on, Luke Nicholls investigates how the not-for-profit social enterprise is using its sustainable ethos to drive industry-wide change.

Jon Williams manages Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility at Achilles

Brand protection: engaging with suppliers for a more ethical supply chain

While most businesses have an understanding of what's happening with their first-level suppliers, it can be much more difficult to gain the same amount of insight from further down the supply chain, says Jon Williams.

VIDEO: Ethical branding must stand up against mainstream products, says Fairley

EXCLUSIVE Ethical products that draw too much on 'eco' branding could potentially stifle their success, says Green & Black's co-founder Jo Fairley. Scroll down for full video

Cadbury's decision to go Fairtrade with Dairy Milk in 2005 saw others major brands follow

EXCLUSIVE: Sustainability at scale 'best achieved' through multinationals

Initiatives such as Fairtrade and ethical production is best achieved when multi-nationals get on board, says Green & Black's (G&B) co-founder Jo Fairley.

MP Vince Cable has been urged to investigate the pricing tactics of UK retailers on bananas

EXCLUSIVE: Ben & Jerry's: Multinationals must lead us to a Fairtrade future

Multinational corporations must advance Fairtrade in order to see it become routine industry practice, says Ben & Jerry's global valuesled sourcing manager Cheryl Pinto.

Green & Black's: setting the bar on ethical trading

A Fairtrade pioneer from the outset, Green & Black's has thrust what was a niche set of ethical principles into the core of today's mainstream chocolate market. Leigh Stringer finds out how this once tiny start-up led to one of the world's largest chocolate producers making the move to Fairtrade.

Ethical food and drink sales increased by 36% in 2012, to £10.16bn

Ethical product sales grow 12% despite 'recessionary pressures'

Sales of ethical products grew by more than 12% in 2012 pushing the value of the ethical market to more than £54bn, according to new report.

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