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The Power of Your Cup on National Coffee Day

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Americans drink more than 400 million cups of coffee per day. If tomorrow each one of us woke up and made just one cup Fair Trade, we would drive at least an additional $2 million dollars back to coffee farmers to help them address some serious challenges. In just one day. Because of one little choice. That’s pretty amazing.

Live #CiscoChat September 21st: Developing Public-Private Partnerships to Achieve Large-Scale Impact

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Big issues call for big solutions. Declining community health, poor economic sustainability, and insufficient access to education are just a few of societal challenges we face. But when governments, companies, and nonprofits collaborate strategically, their powerful public-private partnerships (PPPs) can help to overcome them.

Tetra Pak Index 2017 "Connected Consumers"

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Dennis Jönsson, President and CEO of Tetra Pak Group, shares his thoughts on the latest Tetra Pak Index’

Tetra Pak Index: The Connected Consumer
The 10th edition of the Tetra Pak Index, published in collaboration with General Assembly, focuses on the fast-moving, information-saturated world of the connected consumer.

Running Raises $140,000 for Entrepreneurs

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Thank you to our friends who ran a Virtual 10K with us from August 3-7 this year. The combined impact of our $10,000 Fund partners, runners, Whole Foods Market® Team Members, virtual runners and more, this year added up to $140,000 raised for impoverished women all over the world to start their own businesses. That equals about 748 average first microloans! Our team was thrilled to celebrate the second year of the Virtual 10K Run, adding a fun run in Austin, Texas and partnering with our sponsors to create excitement in cities all over the USA.

Lunchbox Inspiration for Adding Fair Trade to Your Back to School Routine

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On average, parents will pack over 170 lunches for their child in one school year. That's a lot of sandwhiches! With the help of Fair Trade, you can turn every single one of those lunches into an opportunity to improve the world, and support the people who make our food.

To help get you inspired, we've teamed up with some friends to highlight a few fun ways to add Fair Trade Certified goodies to your kid's lunchbox.

Schneider Electric Livestream: The Disruptive Power of Innovation

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Digitization has created unprecedented global connectivity — from corporate sites down to individual pieces of technology. Steve Wilhite, Senior Vice President at Schneider Electric, will discuss how this innovation disrupts the way organizations currently strategize their energy and sustainability programs. The event will be livestreamed from the company’s Energy & Sustainability Perspectives Summit, a gathering of more than 200 industry leaders.

5 Ways to Go Back to School with Fair Trade

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The school year is upon us. While some of us are getting into a new groove and (if we’re still on top of it) packing lunches and planning outfits the night before, the rest of us are still tying up those odds and ends on our back-to-school shopping list.

GE Healthcare Masters Social Impact Content Sharing on Instagram

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With over 700 million users, Instagram has quickly become the go-to platform for younger audiences. And, as the social media channel grows and builds out its marketing abilities, brands are beginning their foray into the world of Instagram advertising. Recently, one brand took an entirely new approach, harnessing the platform to drive home a long-form social impact message on the short-form channel.

Globally Crowdsourced Innovation: 3 Steps to Accelerating Impact and Success

by Christopher Wellise, Senior Director, Sustainability & Social Innovation
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Businesses must adapt and innovate now more than ever – and in order to truly be successful, it cannot be done in a vacuum. As we all know, business can be immensely successful when it listens to its audience and has the ability to quickly turn ideas into action. It’s these ideas that in turn can change lives.

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2017 International Society of Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Conference in Vienna, hosting the world’s largest gathering of innovation management professionals.

Carter Work Project Twitter Party

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Please join us on Thursday, June 29, for a Twitter Party celebrating Habitat’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, which will be held this year at sites throughout Canada in early July. President and Mrs. Carter and hundreds of volunteers will build alongside 150 future homeowners, all in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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