Hershey Wins P3 Impact Award for its CocoaLink Program to Improve the Lives of Cocoa Farmers in Ghana

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New York, Sept. 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) was honored today at the Concordia Summit with the prestigious P3 Impact award for its CocoaLink mobile phone program in Ghana.  

The Fair Trade Guide to the 2014 FIFA World Cup

How does your favorite team stack up in terms of production of Fair Trade Certified goods?

The 2014 World Cup is well underway in Brazil. As you sit on your comfy couch with your Fair Trade certified coffee (or sneak in a game at work —don’t worry, we won’t tell!) and watch countries go head-to-head in the world’s most universally popular sport, we hope you'll take some time and learn about the positive impact that Fair Trade has on farmers in these countries.

Case Studies: Clean Water Campaign Changes Lives in Ghana and Kenya

Corporate sustainability partners enable projects that install thousands of households water filters

NativeEnergy’s Clean Water Campaign is improving the lives of thousands by installing water filters in homes across Kenya, Ghana, and other communities. Simple, proven household Hydraid water filters eliminate 90-99% of bacteria and parasites while eliminating the common practice of burning unsustainably harvested firewood to boil dirty water. Carbon reductions deliver additional value to address corporate greenhouse gas emissions goals.

Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Kearney Offsets Training Emissions with NativeEnergy

Carbon credits fund the Ghana Clean Water Project, providing household water filters
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BURLINGTON, VT., Jan. 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – From the Andes to the Alps, Hannah Kearney has traveled thousands of miles training to defend her place on the podium in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on February 8. While glaciers melt under the pressure of greenhouse gas emissions, Kearney is determined to reduce her part in climate change by offsetting all Olympic training travel with NativeEnergy.

National Geographic, REVERB and Musicians Help Deliver Clean Water to 10,000

Early buyers keep innovative Help Build® carbon offset projects on track to reach goal of 20,000 lives changed by the end of 2014
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BURLINGTON, VT, November 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Through NativeEnergy’s Clean Water Campaign, National Geographic Expeditions, REVERB, and artists that work with REVERB have provided essential upfront funding for the installation of Hydraid® biosand filters in households lacking access to clean water. The Clean Water Campaign, using NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ project model, installs water filters in Kenya, Ghana, and Honduras with communities in Ethiopia and India under review for subsequent projects.

Ghanian Shea Butter Non-Profit Collective Shifts to For-Profit Model


Four years ago, SAP and PlaNet Finance joined forces on a multilateral partnership to improve Ghana’s shea butter supply chain. The result was the StarShea Network, a non-profit collective that provided a combination of mobile technology, education and microfinance to rural shea nut farmers and butter producers in Northern Ghana. Now the network has transitioned to an incorporated, stand-alone business, SAP announced yesterday.

StarShea Nonprofit in Ghana Becomes an Independent Social Business With Technology and Services Donated from SAP

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WALLDORF , November 7, 2013 /3BL Media/   As part of SAP’s commitment to help build more sustainable economies, four years ago PlaNet Finance and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) came together to form the StarShea Network. Now the non-profit collective has transitioned to an incorporated, stand-alone business.

Financing Brings Opportunity to Africa


Economic development is welcome in any part of the world, but especially in emerging economies. In these areas, financing new business is often a struggle due to a lack of lending institutions or lending policies. That's where Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (Cat Financial) comes in.

Mondelez International Sends Employees on Mission to Cocoa Communities in Ghana

Nine "Joy Ambassadors" from Seven Countries Debut Skills-Exchange Program
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DEERFIELD, Ill., Oct. 10, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Mondelez International, the world's pre-eminent maker of chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, is sending nine employees from around the world to learn and serve in cocoa-farming communities in Ghana.  The pilot Joy Ambassadors program gathers employees from seven countries – Brazil, China, the U.S., the U.K., Russia, Sweden and Switzerland – to learn directly from cocoa communities about their successes and challenges, while sharing employees' diverse business skills. 


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