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Fair Trade USA® Raises the Bar for Cocoa Farmers

Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.  

IOC Receives Delivery of Zero-Emission Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles from Toyota

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A fleet of Toyota Mirai zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell cars was delivered to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Today in Lausanne (Switzerland) As a key part of the organization’s mobility plan.

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A fleet of Toyota Mirai zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell cars was delivered to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Today in Lausanne (Switzerland) As a key part of the organization’s mobility plan.

The Responsible Business Summit West Returns for 2019

Leaders from HPE, UN Environment, Microsoft, Fedex, CDP, DSM & Metlife confirmed for San Diego Flagship
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June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ — CEOs and business leaders from North America’s most innovative, responsible brands will descend on San Diego to discuss how to lead the change to a clean, inclusive future through innovation, collaboration and investment at Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit West, October 9-10.

The Value of Food, Responsible Consumption and Fighting Against Food Waste: Costa Cruises Food Waste Reduction Project

Costa Cruises has put food issue at the very heart of its sustainable development strategy, focusing in particular on the objective on cutting food waste.
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May 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Costa Cruises has put food issue at the very heart of its sustainable development strategy, focusing in particular on the objective on cutting food waste.

VIDEO | Meet Dr. Mary Battrell, Staff Veterinarian for Smithfield Foods

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Meet Dr. Mary Battrell, staff veterinarian for Smithfield Foods. Dr. Battrell has spent over 20 years ensuring that Smithfield’s animals are safe, comfortable, and healthy. Her motto is: "Every pig. Every pen. Every day. Food, water, comfort, care."

Koch Industries: How We Think About our Role as a Business in Society

Jim Hannan, executive vice president and CEO for Koch – Enterprises, shares his perspective on what really makes Koch companies different
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In my more than two decades at Koch Industries, I have witnessed—and been part of—remarkable transformations inside the company and the business areas in which we operate. Working at Koch is probably unlike working for most other companies. Spend a few hours at one of our manufacturing facilities or offices across the country, and you might notice the difference, too. 

It was a privilege to share a slice of that at The Atlantic’s recent Power of Purpose Summit in New York. At Koch, we think about the role of business in society a little differently than others might. 

Scotiabank Bolsters Employee Engagement with "Way We Work" Initiative

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At our headquarters in Toronto, Canada, our Way We Work (W3) initiative is bolstering employee engagement by creating innovative Activity-Based Working environments, referred to as “Ecosystems.” Activity-Based Working provides employees a flexible work environment with a variety of work stations for each activity they engage in during the day. State-of-the-art tools and technology make for a high degree of mobility and connectivity within the workspace.

Bloomberg LP Expands Parental Leave Policy from 18 to 26 Weeks of Fully-Paid Leave for Primary Caregivers

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Gender Neutral Policy Also Covers Adoptions and Foster Placements

Updated Policy Is Double the Average of Communications and Finance Industries and 63% More than Average for Tech Firms

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Gender Neutral Policy Also Covers Adoptions and Foster Placements

Updated Policy Is Double the Average of Communications and Finance Industries and 63% More than Average for Tech Firms

Ecocentricity Blog: The Triple Bottom Line Approach

By: John A. Lanier
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"True triple bottom line thinking is not about doing well and doing good, but rather about doing well by doing good. Strong triple bottom line companies seek to operate in a way that creates value in all three realms simultaneously. It’s about more of all, not some of each, and it requires a business to be honest about the harms it inflicts and authentic in seeking to eliminate those harms."

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"True triple bottom line thinking is not about doing well and doing good, but rather about doing well by doing good. Strong triple bottom line companies seek to operate in a way that creates value in all three realms simultaneously. It’s about more of all, not some of each, and it requires a business to be honest about the harms it inflicts and authentic in seeking to eliminate those harms."

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