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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. 

World Refugee Day: Taking Steps for the Globally Displaced

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What if San Francisco was suddenly empty? Or New York City? Or both? Imagine over 9 million people fleeing their homes, families and friends, schools, and jobs—leaving two of the United States’ most populous cities nearly empty. Our world would look different—we would notice and want to know what’s going on. We would want to help.

Ten Billion Dollars & Counting: Helping Small Businesses Globally

Darrell Esch, Vice President of Global Credit, PayPal
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For more than 20 years, PayPal has been helping small business owners achieve their dreams. In the beginning, we provided marketplace sellers with a secure way to accept electronic payments from buyers. In 2013, we started pursuing another path: providing our small business owners with much needed access to capital in order to grow. So, in response, we launched PayPal Working Capital as a way to bring our merchants the financing they so desperately needed. 

Fair Trade Certified™ Tea Takes the Stage at World Tea Expo as Demand Brews

Fair Trade USA supports tea industry growth with staffing boost, increased on-the-ground support
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, recognizes the potential growth in the sustainable tea category, as evidenced by sales that are outpacing the conventional tea market. The nonprofit organization has responded by onboarding additional international field staff and partnership development team members, and increasing outreach to producer communities to ensure the growing demand for high-quality Fair Trade Certified™ tea can be met.

PayPal #77 on JUST Capital Culture of Health Top 100 list

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PayPal has been recognized on JUST Capital’s Top 100 U.S. Companies Supporting Healthy Communities and Families. Ranking at #77, PayPal is committed to investing in healthier workers and communities by paying a living wage, providing good benefits, fostering strong community relationships and minimizing pollution.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Graduates Women Entrepreneurs from the DreamBuilder Program

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July 26, 2019 - More than 300 entrepreneurs from Peru’s Arequipa region recently received their diplomas after finishing the DreamBuilder training program.

Empowering Women in Conflict-Affected Communities in India

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A social enterprise aims to create sustainable employment and high wages for conflict-affected areas in Northeast India 

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A social enterprise aims to create sustainable employment and high wages for conflict-affected areas in Northeast India 

Industry Leaders Sign MoU on Responsible Tin Sourcing

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HERTFORDSHIRE, England and ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The International Tin Association (ITA) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), on behalf of its Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation across the entire tin value chain and further strengthen progress on responsible production and sourcing of tin.

Inclusiveness 4.0

Modern advances in technology make employment of people with disabilities possible beyond limits
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Modern advances in technology make employment of people with disabilities possible beyond limits

Ecocentricity Blog: Pulling a Thread

Guest Blog by Chantel Lanier
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This year Chantel Lanier has been on a personal quest to learn more about the environmental impact of fashion, and what she has learned is staggering.

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This year Chantel Lanier has been on a personal quest to learn more about the environmental impact of fashion, and what she has learned is staggering.

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