JEFF KING, Senior Director, Global Sustainability and Social Impact
Companies compete for mindshare all the time; who has the best Superbowl ad?; can you be pulled away from your social media for a quick five seconds?; and yes, companies even want to talk about the great sustainability work that they do to ensure they are recognized for doing the right thing and making a difference.
UPALA, Costa Rica, August 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Costa Rican-based Nahua Cacao has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) intending to improve the quality of life of at least 200 low-income cocoa farming families in rural Costa Rica by increasing their income and strengthening their knowledge through improved sustainable agricultural practices by 2021.
From December 1-31, a group of select Whole Foods Market supplier donors are giving a portion of sales in select Whole Foods Market stores to support microlending programs in the U.S. and around the globe through Whole Planet Foundation. Their generous contributions will fund microloans for entrepreneurs, primarily women, giving them the opportunity to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Here’s another list of supplier partners whose products will give back to Whole Planet Foundation in December!
Every day millions of farmers in West Africa support their families and communities by growing the cocoa that goes into delicious Hershey products. They are the people behind some of our most iconic treats, so we want to help them overcome the biggest issues they face. And the pressure isn’t just on people—farming is placing strain on local environments where cocoa is grown.
Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen.
Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.
The world needs forests. They are vital to maintain biodiversity and to help combat climate change.
At the same time, forests have suffered since the invention of the plough, as people have cut them down to plant crops for food and cash. The bulldozer just made things worse.
Over 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, and deforestation has wreaked havoc. Only 17% of the original forest remains in Côte d’Ivoire, while only fragments of the once magnificent Guinean forest can still be found.
Woman-founded 88 Acres first opened its doors in Boston, where Whole Planet Foundation funds microcredit through microfinance partner Grameen America. Their goal was to open their bakery in an area of need to drive job growth in the community. Through their continued partnership with Whole Planet Foundation, 88 Acres also creates economic prosperity by finding microloans to support women microentrepreneurs domestically and internationally.