Ethical Chic: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love


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Beacon Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Award-winning journalist Fran Hawthorne has been a writer or editor at For­tune, BusinessWeek, Institutional Investor, and other publications. She is the author of four other books, including Inside the FDA, Pension Dumping, and The Overloaded Liberal. She lives with her family in New York City.


"Hawthorne's research provides clear, rational insights into our ethical choices, empowering us to be savvy shoppers."--Kirkus Reviews

"Ethical Chic will change the way you see the products lining the supermarket shelves, and even maybe the supermarket itself." --Michael Blanding, author of The Coke Machine

"Highly recommended."--John Rodzvilla, Library Journal, starred review

"Fran Hawthorne's illuminating book will delight fans of 'corporate social responsibility'--and enrage its critics. Her descriptions of Apple, for example, at once beloved and much criticized by the CSR crowd, aptly captures the essence of the debate."--Adam Lashinsky, author of Inside Apple

"In assessing corporate performance on social responsibility, Fran Hawthorne digs beneath the surface of some of America's most beloved companies. Given the multiple dimensions of sustainability and ethical performance, it can come as no surprise that she finds no company is perfect. But there are differences. Bravo to Ethical Chic for helping to illuminate which companies are on the right track."--Daniel C. Esty, co-author of Green to Gold

"A very informative look."--Booklist

"Ethical Chic is a lively and engaging look at the environmental, labor, and social practices of six legendary US companies. It's a must-read for any consumer interested in spending their money in socially conscious ways."--Sally Greenberg, executive director, National Consumers League