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Equal Exchange: A Mission Accomplished

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by Ted Ketcham, editor, GreenMoney

It was a fortuitous sharing of vision and willingness to take risks that drove Equal Exchange founders Rink Dickinson, Jonathan Rosenthal, and Michael Rozyne in 1986 to move forward with their vision of Fair Trade and a better world. The three were managers at a food cooperative in New England who dreamed of a large and inclusive economy that lifted up the prosperity of growers in the Third World — growers whose poorly paid labor had long kept the wealthy in comfort and the growers in poverty.

Ripple Foods Is Funding Women Entrepreneurs During Women's History Month

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Throughout Women’s History Month, Whole Planet Foundation and sponsors are helping to alleviate global poverty, celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and collectively raise $50,000 to support them with microcredit.

Global Citizen Promotes Liza Henshaw to President; Caralene Robinson Joins Executive Team as Chief Growth Officer; Lee Rolontz Elevated to Global Head of Broadcast & Original Content

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NEW YORK, February 14, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Global Citizen, the leading international advocacy organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty, has announced that industry leader Liza Henshaw has been elevated to the role of President after six years as Chief Operating Officer; Caralene Robinson has assumed a permanent position as Chief Growth Officer; and Lee Rolontz’ global role will expand as she takes on the position of Global Head of Broadcast and Original Content.

Ecocentricity Blog: Energy Burdens

By: John A. Lanier
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While my family and I light a fire to create a mood, many in our community are struggling to afford to keep their whole houses warm. What is to be done about energy burdens?

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While my family and I light a fire to create a mood, many in our community are struggling to afford to keep their whole houses warm. What is to be done about energy burdens?

Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Partners Commit $325,000 to Alleviate Global Poverty

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Each October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission. In 2005, Whole Foods Market launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation in countries around the world where the company sources products.  The Poverty is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty is Unnecessary Fund donors who collectively are committed to donating $325,000 to alleviate poverty through microcredit. 

Infographic: Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Are Alleviating Poverty in the United States and Around the World Through Microcredit

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Each quarter Whole Planet Foundation compiles field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to low-income entrepreneurs living in countries where Whole Foods Market sources products. With a small loan – the current average first loan size is $174 – an impoverished entrepreneur has the opportunity to create or expand a business, often home-based, and generate income for herself and her family. 

ideas42, Wells Fargo Aim to Tackle High Costs of Living in Poverty in the U.S.

Three-year, $15 million initiative taps entrepreneurs to develop new technologies to alleviate hidden burdens of low-income communities, improve economic opportunity for all
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Millions more Americans slipped into poverty over the past year, creating fresh concerns about deeply rooted racial inequities and structural barriers to financial prosperity.

Chobani Renews Commitment to Whole Planet Foundation Supplier Alliance for Microcredit

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For two weeks beginning June 23, supplier partners are supporting the Whole Planet Foundation Prosperity Campaign in select Whole Foods Market stores to alleviate poverty in countries that supply the company’s stores with products. 

Stonyfield Organic Joins the Whole Planet Foundation Supplier Alliance for Microcredit

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For two weeks beginning June 23, supplier partners are supporting the Whole Planet Foundation Prosperity Campaign in select Whole Foods Market stores and online to alleviate poverty in countries that supply the company’s stores with products. 

How Women Founders Can Shine in 2021 and Beyond

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by Dr. Cathy Key, President of World Tree USA LLC, an agroforestry company that grows trees for the purpose of carbon drawdown and timber production. Dr. Key oversees the Company’s operations in 5 countries. 

How do women founded companies make their mark in what is still very much a man’s world?

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