Paul Rice

Fair Trade USA Founder & CEO Wins Ethical Corporation’s 2019 Business Leadership Award

Paul Rice recognized for nonprofit’s work to empower farmers and workers for more than 20 years
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, is proud to announce that its founder and CEO Paul Rice was honored with the Business Leader of the Year Award at Ethical Corporation’s 10th Responsible Business Awards 2019 – the world’s leading celebration of responsible business excellence.

Fair Trade USA® Reaches $25 Million Goal in Transformative Capital Campaign

Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen. 

Video: Fair Trade USA Celebrates 20 Years of Impact

New Video Showcases the Organization's History and Plans for the Future
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Twenty years ago, Fair Trade USA’s Founder and CEO Paul Rice brought an idea from his field work in Nicaragua to a one-room office in Oakland, California. What started with coffee and conviction – and not much else – is now the leading market-based model of sustainable production, trade and consumption.

Since its launch with coffee in 1998, Fair Trade USA has:

How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend

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Don’t tell Paul Rice his idea is ridiculous. That idea you just scoffed at might just become a global phenomenon.

Rice is the president and CEO of Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization that sets standards for sustainability and worker safety and then certifies those products that have been produced in settings that meet its criteria. Products that have been audited are stamped with the Fair Trade emblem, allowing consumers to make more educated purchasing decisions.

Sprint Sends Eco Envelope; Fair Trade USA CEO Named Finalist in Entrepreneur Contest; Indiana University Calls for Sustainability Interns - CSR Minute for August 22, 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.

Paul Rice, President & CEO of Fair Trade USA, Selected as Finalist in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of 2012 Contest

Social Entrepreneur Recognized for his Work to Fight Poverty in Farming Communities
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(3BL Media) Oakland, CA - August 15, 2012 - Paul Rice, President & CEO of Fair Trade USA, has been announced as one of five finalists for the Entrepreneur of 2012 contest presented by The UPS Store®, the most prestigious award bestowed upon entrepreneurs today.  Now through September 17, the business community and consumers can vote for Paul Rice to become the Entrepreneur of 2012 by visiting entrepreneur.com/e2012.

Fair Trade: Even in Tough Times, Growing Fast

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The proliferation of labels and claims at the grocery store can befuddle even the most conscientious consumer. What to buy? Organic produce? Locally grown vegetables? MSC-certified fish? Fair Trade coffee or chocolate? 

Bay Area Chefs Wake Up the World with Fair Trade Brunch on May 14

Stag Dining Group Partners with Fair Trade USA to Celebrate World Fair Trade Day in San Francisco
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The members of Stag Dining Group have set out to make positive changes in the restaurant industry by creating unforgettable dining experiences with a keen eye on the social, economic and environmental sustainably of the entire supply chain. In honor of World Fair Trade Day, Chefs Jordan Grosser and Ted Fleury have carefully designed an exquisite brunch menu that showcases Fair Trade Certified ingredients, paired with coffee, tea and cocktails.  Attendees will learn how every menu can make a difference in Fair Trade’s effort to fight global poverty.

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The members of Stag Dining Group have set out to make positive changes in the restaurant industry by creating unforgettable dining experiences with a keen eye on the social, economic and environmental sustainably of the entire supply chain. In honor of World Fair Trade Day, Chefs Jordan Grosser and Ted Fleury have carefully designed an exquisite brunch menu that showcases Fair Trade Certified ingredients, paired with coffee, tea and cocktails.  Attendees will learn how every menu can make a difference in Fair Trade’s effort to fight global poverty.

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