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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
Press Release

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.

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

Press Release

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.

Leading Brands and Retailers Partner to Increase Fair Trade Offerings as Part of Sustainable Coffee Challenge

Major Commitments to Fair Trade Certified™ Coffee Support Farming Communities Facing Industry-Wide Pricing Challenges
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, in collaboration with the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, announces a group of joint commitments with major partners deeply committed to sustainable coffee sourcing and improved farmer livelihoods. This announcement comes at a pivotal moment for c

Japanese Bag Manufacturer Empowering Women in the Philippines by Teaching New Skills and Providing Fair Wages

Building on a local palm-leaf weaving tradition, bag maker Sulci employs Filipino women to crochet their high-quality goods, providing reliable incomes while teaching new skills
Press Release

TOKYO, March 12, 2019 – Japanese raffia bag manufacturer Sulci joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide new skills and reliable incomes to working mothers in the Philippines by teaching crocheting and providing 100 jobs to women living in Carcar City, Cebu Island, by 2020.

ITS Sustainable Mobility Maritime Transport Foundation and Costa Group Have Signed a Cooperation Agreement: 12 Months on Board and 1200 Hours of Lessons for the Training of New Engineer Officers

Today the press conference for the presentation of the project was held in Regione Campania Council room
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NAPLES, Italy, March 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today at the headquarters of Regione Campania (Sala De Sanctis, Via Santa Lucia), eng. Felice Siciliano, President of the ITS MSTM Foundation (Sustainable Maritime Transport Mobility), and Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises, signed - in the presence of the Education Councillor Lucia Fortini - an important cooperation agreement: Costa Group will work with the ITS Foundation in the training of students who are preparing to become engineer officers.

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