Consumers are becoming more and more socially conscious and want the goods and services they use to measure up. Here are five companies that make an effort to make the world a better place while making a tidy profit for themselves:
Disney is making the food at its theme parks more healthful, and in 2015, it will begin applying nutritional standards to the foods advertised on its networks. Is this good-nutrition shift altruism, or just smart marketing? CEO Robert A. Iger says it's both.
Earlier this year, Ethisphere published its fifth annual list of the World's Most Ethical Companies. You'll be interested in which ones made the top of the list -- Best Buy, Starbucks, American Express, Target, General Electric -- but what's more important is how.
Ben & Jerry's, the progressive ice cream brand with the hippie ethos, has announced its support for Occupy Wall Street. But the free ice cream it donated Tuesday was cold comfort to some protesters, who wondered how a brand owned by a mammoth multinational conglomerate can genuinely support their anti-corporate message.