From the U.S. candy industry pledging to reduce calories and sugar to Unilever announcing an update on its Sustainable Living brands, below are the issues and brands that caught our attention in May.
ISSUES WE’RE TRACKING…
The U.S. Candy Industry Pledges to Reduce Calories and Sugar – TriplePundit
This past month the National Confectioners Association (NCA) and its member companies in the snack and candy industry made a pledge to encourage portion control and reduce sugar content. By 2022, brands like Mars Chocolate, Wrigley and Nestlé will offer consumers more options in smaller packages with clear calorie labels.
Today, it’s clear that a growing number of enlightened CEOs understand that the purpose of business has to extend beyond making profits for shareholders. That is why Fortune and TIME have partnered to create The CEO Initiative – an initiative that will convene business leaders to exchange best practices and leadership techniques, develop solutions, track tangible results, and shine a spotlight on those making progress in addressing important social goals.
A new exhibit at a museum in Shanghai could do the trick in moving people to take action on human-caused environmental degradation. The immersive exhibit seeks to illustrate to the public the inevitable effects of climate change – like rising sea levels – that are often shoved into the distant future.
To support causes like social entrepreneurship in India, college success for low-income students in the U.S. and South Africa and data-driven education, Michael Dell announced an additional $1 billion commitment to his Foundation.
BRANDS WE’RE TRACKING…
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