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The Global Engagement Forum: Live Convenes Leaders for Cross-Sector Collaboration

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WASHINGTON, October 17,2018 /3BL Media/ – Last week, the 2018 Global Engagement Forum: Live convened leaders and experts from business, government, and nonprofit organizations to collaborate around solving specific problems within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Hosted by PYXERA Global, the Forum convened over 300 leaders, experts, and stakeholders in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 

Fair Trade USA and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council Partner to Pilot the Fair Trade Add-on to Some ASC Certified Farms

New collaboration will focus on further improving social and environmental performance in the aquaculture industry.
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the leading certification and labelling program for responsible aquaculture, have signed an MOU to pilot Fair Trade USA’s requirements in some ASC-certified fish farms.

Coffee in Crisis: How to Take Action

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

Fair Trade USA Celebrates National Coffee Day With #JustOneCup

As world coffee prices dip below $1/pound, non-profit challenges consumers to make #JustOneCup of their daily coffee Fair Trade Certified to uplift coffee farmers during the market crisis.
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OAKLAND, Calif., September 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Saturday, September 29th is National Coffee Day and Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, has launched its #JUSTONECUP campaign to remind coffee drinkers of the the importance of choosing Fair Trade.

PepsiCo Is Launching an Accelerator Program

by Danielle Wiener-Bronner
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PepsiCo will fund startups to learn how they do business and stay on top of the hottest food trends.

The company announced on Thursday that it is launching a North American accelerator program to help food and beverage startups grow.

The six-month program, Nutrition Greenhouse, gives ten startups $20,000 each and matches them with a mentor from Pepsi. The mentors will offer guidance on strategy, fundraising, product development, supply chain management and more.

At the end of the program, a winner will receive an additional $100,000.

19 Finalists Announced for Clean-economy Startup Pitch Competition

VERGE Accelerate to feature startups accelerating solutions in the circular economy, clean energy and sustainable transportation.
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August 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - GreenBiz Group has selected 19 innovative startups to pitch their ventures from the main stage of VERGE 18, in Oakland, Calif., October 16-18. The entrepreneurs — selected through a competitive process — are developing clean-economy solutions across three key markets: the circular economy, clean energy, and transportation and mobility.

Sappi's Jennifer Miller Reflects on Community Engagement as Key to Success

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Jennifer Miller, Chief Business Sustainability Officer, reflects on how customer, colleague and community connections build stronger companies. 

Working Toward Packaging That Doesn't Cost the Earth

In the first of a series of interviews with the sponsors of the Sustainability Awards 2018, Georg Müller-Hof, VP marketing, introduces Avery Dennison’s sustainability vision to Packaging Europe.
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What do you consider the key sustainability challenges for packaging and packaged goods?

An International Dialogue With Sappi's Sustainability Leadership

Jennifer Miller and Valli Moosa exchange thoughts on sustainable forestry
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Sappi Limited board member and SETS Committee Chair Valli Moosa and Sappi North America’s Chief Business Sustainability Officer Jennifer Miller exchange thoughts on sustainable forestry.

Strengthening the Social Economy: A Conversation With Catherine LaCour, Chief Marketing Officer at Blackbaud

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson speaks with Catherine LaCour, chief marketing officer at Blackbaud, about how organizations can strengthen the social economy to build a better world. The conversation kicks off with an explanation of what the social economy is, and how greater participation and greater effectiveness are the hallmarks of a strong social economy.

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