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Fair Trade USA Joins 1% for the Planet ‘My Planet Pass’ Program to Encourage Environmental Activism

New My Planet Pass bundles make it easy for individuals to support Fair Trade USA and other nonprofits
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Fair Trade USA is partnering with 1% for the Planet on 'My Planet Pass,' a bundled program that makes environmental giving easy. 

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Fair Trade USA is partnering with 1% for the Planet on 'My Planet Pass,' a bundled program that makes environmental giving easy. 

Impact Investing and Building the Next Economy

A Millennial's view on today and tomorrow
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by Nikishka Iyengar Founder and CEO, The Guild 

Ecocentricity Blog: The Devil Made Me Do It

Guest Blog by Jim Hartzfeld
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Studies are accumulating that show that financial performance does not have to be sacrificed to create social good. A new crop of CEOs are passionately leading their companies in this new direction that seemed utter folly 25 years ago. 

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Studies are accumulating that show that financial performance does not have to be sacrificed to create social good. A new crop of CEOs are passionately leading their companies in this new direction that seemed utter folly 25 years ago. 

EcoPlanet Awarded Recognition by Government of Nicaragua

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EcoPlanet Bamboo was recently awarded a certificate of recognition by various government agencies for the positive impact the company is having on Nicaragua's environment and natural resources.

The award was presented to CEO and Co-Founder Troy Wiseman, by the Minister of the Environment & Natural Resources (MARENA), the Mayor of the City of Managua and the President of Environmental Organization FONARE.

The Power of Job Creation

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by EcoPlanet Bamboo

Poverty and the unsustainable use of land often go hand in hand for forest dependent communities across the developing world, leading to severe forest degradation and eventually forest clearance. In such areas, the development of stable livelihoods is arguably one of the most important aspects in the transition of a population from one depending on small scale shifting agriculture, to a cash economy that can co-exist within areas set aside for conservation purposes.

EcoPlanet Bamboo Triples West African Operations

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Chicago, June 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- EcoPlanet Bamboo has signed a long-term lease, tripling the size of its Ghana forestry operations to 26,000 acres (10,500 hectares). This expanded area will enable the landscape scale restoration of a highly degraded ecosystem in a commercially viable manner. Remnant forest patches and native vegetation are conserved, and a full canopy cover established, securing critical ecosystem functions while also providing sufficient raw fiber to develop an integrated and sustainable bio-based economy.

How Conscious Capitalism Can Transform Communities, Landscapes and Industry

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In January of this year, EcoPlanet Bamboo had the opportunity to feature a short documentary on our West African operations at the Sundance Film Festival. The event was attended by a range of movie stars, prominent environmentalists, and a large audience.

Watch the full video at: www.ecoplanetbamboo.com/ghana_video

From B.U.M to Bamboo

by Troy Wiseman
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Creating positive social change has been a deep seeded desire from my earliest memories and is part of who I am. Although a firm believer in capitalism, it is my heart for people that drives me and has been at the core of my entrepreneurial career since leaving home at 17, with nothing but $300 and a dream. That dream was to build a company where people wanted to work hard, felt they mattered and were encouraged to reach for the stars.

The CSR Scoop - 5/08/2015

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“CSR is a current world view and one that needs to be embraced.”  We heard message loud and clear this week in in political blogs, HR reports, generational studies, international award ceremonies, and more. Read on to learn about why businesses are clamoring to grow and evolve their corporate citizenship strategy and how CSR professionals, HR departments, philanthropists, and the nonprofit sector are involved with this shift.


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The Elders of Tata: India’s Forgotten Fathers of Conscious Capitalism

by Josh Caplan
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In each sector of public life, there are heroes we adore. For music, it's The Beatles and Michael Jackson. In the sports world, Michael Jordan fits the bill. So while social entrepreneurs like myself may not attempt to lip sync or slam-dunk, we have our own heroes to look up to. I myself am eternally inspired by social entrepreneurship pioneers, Dr.

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