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Helping Smallholders Improve Their Incomes

Eighty-four percent of the 570 million farms worldwide are less than two hectares and are owned and run by families.1
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January 27, 2015 / 3BL Media/ - These smallholdings, found mainly in low-income countries, support more than two billion people worldwide. 2,3

Google Hangout - Vote With Your Dollar: The Power of Fair Trade

Unicef USA's End Human Trafficking staff chats with leaders in the Fair Trade movement from Equal Exchange and Fairtrade America about the importance of Fair Trade and how it can help to empower communities and prevent human trafficking.
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October 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ - October is Fair Trade month, and to celebrate, UNICEF USA's End Trafficking team will be speaking with leaders in the Fair Trade movement from +Equal Exchange and +Fairtrade America about the importance of Fair Trade and how it can help to empower communities and prevent human trafficking.

National Be Fair Survey Infographic

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October is Fair Trade Month and the results are in. Philadelphia reigns as the Fairest City in America, according to the 2013 Be Fair Survey, with Boston and Dallas-Fort Worth following closely behind. To kick off Fair Trade Month, Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, celebrates America’s fairest cities and reminds consumers to Be Fair by choosing Fair Trade when they shop.

How Fair is Your phone?

How fair is your phone? Charlie Ashford says that gadget makers need to confront human rights issues in their supply chains.
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Last month, Samsung confirmed that its phones contain tin from Bangka Island, Indonesia. According to Friends of the Earth, tin mining on Bangka depends on child labour, destroys tropical forests and coral reefs, and kills an estimated 150 miners every year.

Living Wage: Challenges & Opportunities Ahead

SAI's Edwin Koster discusses the context of living wage issues, and opportunities ahead for a broader collaboration
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On January 30, 2012,the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) and Rainforest Alliance hosted a Seminar on a Living Wage in Amsterdam.

Retail Construction Services Creates Community Garden; Caber Coffee Launches Fair Trade Brand, Ethyco; Western Carolina U. Offers Entrepreneurship Course - CSR Minute for July 9, 2012

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Business+

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There are many ways to talk about it – triple bottom line, new way of doing business, good business – but whatever you want to call it, in this day and age, it comes down to a simple principle that to survive in this economy, it cannot be business as usual.  It must be business +.  What that plus stand for can be open to interpretation by an organization but the most obvious, and realistic opportunity that can demonstrate a tangible ROI is the integration of sustainability into the model.  This can show up in business operations, product development or the supply chain but if an organizatio

Fairtrade Most Widely Recognized Ethical Label Globally: Global Poll

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Bonn - October 10, 2011 - Fairtrade is cementing its position as a market leader in ethical labels and a trusted brand across 24 countries, according to a comprehensive global study of 17,000 consumers carried out for Fairtrade International by international opinion research consultancy GlobeScan.
 

L'Oreal - Because Sustainability Is Worth It

Cosmetic giant steps up engagement with first in a series of global stakeholder events
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I was recently invited to participate in L'Oreal's London stakeholder engagement forum to learn and discuss their approach to sustainable development. Amongst a small group of NGO's and sustainability experts it was a great opportunity to explore how a global cosmetic company balances its complex relationship with the environment and society. 

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I was recently invited to participate in L'Oreal's London stakeholder engagement forum to learn and discuss their approach to sustainable development. Amongst a small group of NGO's and sustainability experts it was a great opportunity to explore how a global cosmetic company balances its complex relationship with the environment and society. 

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