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An Open Letter to Green Mountain Coffee Roasters From Equal Exchange

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(3BL Media) West Bridgewater, MA - May 21, 2012 - In a rare business-to-business plea Equal Exchange has released an open letter to Larry Blanford, the CEO of fellow New England specialty coffee company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) in the form of a full-page color ad in today’s Sunday edition of the Burlington Free Press (Vermont) that strongly encourages the multi-billion dollar brand to with

CSR Job Posting: Social Certification Client Coordinator at SAAS Accreditation

Deadline: Position opened until filled
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Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) is an independent agency overseeing workplace audits about social issues. It accredits and monitors third party certifiers operating certification programs to social standards, including the Social Accountability 8000 standard for ethical working conditions. In 1997, SAAS began work as a department of Social Accountability 8000 standard (SA8000®); it was established as an independent not-for-profit organization in 2007.

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Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) is an independent agency overseeing workplace audits about social issues. It accredits and monitors third party certifiers operating certification programs to social standards, including the Social Accountability 8000 standard for ethical working conditions. In 1997, SAAS began work as a department of Social Accountability 8000 standard (SA8000®); it was established as an independent not-for-profit organization in 2007.

Be Green Packaging Successfully Completes AIB Food Contact Packaging Audit

Compostable packaging company receives AIB approval
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) August 3, 2011 - Be Green Packaging, LLC. today announced that it has successfully completed an AIB food safety audit of its China-based manufacturing facility.  The company, which produces a complete line of compostable and recyclable foodservice packaging from renewable plant fibers, conducted the audit as part of a larger campaign to certify the entirety of its operations by independent, 3rd party organizations. 

Plant Fiber Packaging Company, Be Green Packaging, LLC., Receives Renewed Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Certification

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) SANTA BARBARA, July 25th - Be Green Packaging, LLC. today announced that it has successfully completed its annual Cradle to Cradlecm recertification process.  The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII) is an international eco-certification body that maintains progressive environmental standards.  The organization requires an annual review of product materials and manufacturing processes to ensure compliance with its protocols.

Research Reveals Increased Consumer Demand for Fair Trade Certified-Labeled Products

Researchers from Harvard, the London School of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Release Study on the Value of Ethical Labeling
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A recent study conducted by reserachers at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institue of Technology and the London School of Economics, found the the Fair Trade Certified label has a large positive impact on sales.  The study also revealed that a substantial segment of consumers are willing to pay up to eight percent more for a product bearing the Fair Trade Certified label. 

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A recent study conducted by reserachers at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institue of Technology and the London School of Economics, found the the Fair Trade Certified label has a large positive impact on sales.  The study also revealed that a substantial segment of consumers are willing to pay up to eight percent more for a product bearing the Fair Trade Certified label. 

How Markets React to CSR Announcements

New Research
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Research in the Journal of Operations Management reveals share price drops when firms commit to voluntary emissions reductions. However, share price goes up when firms announce ISO 14 001 certification or corporate donations to environmental causes.

Announcements about new recycling programs, eco-friendly products, or LEED certification are all ignored by the markets.
 

CSR Minute: CorporateRegister.com Announces CR Reporting Award Winners; Five University of Texas Buildings Earn LEED Certification

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible 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 Responsible 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.

CSR Minute: Case Foundation Joins Startup America Partnership, with Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation; Hubbell Lighting Earns LEED Certification for University of Nebraska

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible 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 Responsible 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.

CSRminute: MetLife Earns 14th Energy Star Certification, Named to EPA's Energy Star Leader List; UPS Foundation Gives $2M Grants to Nine Environmental Programs

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TheCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible 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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TheCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible 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.

CSRminute: Alcoa Wins Cradle to Cradle Certification from MBDC; Sobel Media to Present Cause Marketing Panel

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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible 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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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible 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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