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Inspiring the Next Generation of Farmers


By Hans Joehr, Head of Agriculture for Nestlé

Much of the debate around the future of food production focuses on whether we will be able to grow enough to feed the world’s increasing population.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. and The Cafe Femenino Foundation Work Together to Improve Lives in Coffee-Producing Communities

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December 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) has awarded the Café Femenino Foundation a $46,200 grant to support poverty reduction programs in Colombia and Peru in 2014. These funds will be directed toward coffee-producing communities in the Cauca Region of Colombia and throughout Northern Peru in communities located in Lambayeque, San Martin, Amazonas and Cajamarca.

Why Human-Centered Design May Be Key to Unlocking the Powers of Social Innovation

An MFA Design for Social Innovation student explains

Long before “design thinking” became the buzzword it is today, legendary American designers Charles and Ray Eames were invited to travel to India by the then Prime Minister of the country–Jawaharlal Nehru. The objective of their trip was to immerse themselves in India’s prevailing design culture, and address the issue of the increasing number of low-quality consumer goods being produced in the country at that time.

Lab-Grown Beef: A Meat Pie in the Sky?

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Cruelty free products abound in our 21st Century market place, from cosmetics to fake fur. But can you imagine a cruelty free filet mignon? It sounds like an oxymoron, or the stuff of a wacky sci-fi flick. But, as this week’s guest on Sea Change Radio explains, lab-grown meat is here and could hit the shelves within your lifetime.

Monsanto and Novozymes Team Up to Provide Sustainable Bioagricultural Solutions

The companies establish The BioAg Alliance to discover, develop and sell microbial solutions that enable farmers worldwide to increase crop yields with less input
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The Hershey Company Recognized for Commitment to Community; No. 2 in Consumer Staples Industry

Hershey amplifies global impact with programs that leverage its core business competencies
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HERSHEY, Pa., December 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) was recognized today as one of America’s most community-minded companies in The Civic 50, an annual recognition for companies that are committed to making a difference in the communities where they do business. Hershey was recognized as No. 2 in the consumer staples industry, No. 4 for measuring impact and No. 5 among mid-cap companies.

Tea, Cookstoves and Clean Energy in Bangalore


Pollinate Energy, a recently established non-profit based in Australia, aims to eradicate energy poverty in India. So how does a small start-up achieve such an ambitious feat?

To find out, follow the most recent blog post tracking the journey of three young AECOM engineers as they participate in Pollinate Energy's Young Professionals Program.


Tropical Forest Foundation Elects Sara Gutterman To Its Board of Directors

TFF Reinforces Its Commitment To Sustainable Forest Management With The Election Of Seven New Board Members
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Green Builder Media co-founder and CEO, Sara Gutterman, has been elected to the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) Board of Directors for a term that begins January 1, 2014. Gutterman joins a group of new directors that demonstrate TFF’s founding tradition to provide a forum for industry, conservation, and academia to join forces to encourage the adoption of sustainable forestry practices in the tropical regions of the world.

Monsanto Scales Up Ecosystems Training


In an effort to increase understanding of ecosystems and biodiversity internally, WBCSD member company Monsanto has recently decided to scale up Business Ecosystems Training (BET) for its Sustainability Champions Core Team and Environmental Affairs team. Until now, Monsanto had given BET to about 50 employees worldwide. New classes will be offered next year using an online training program adapted to the agricultural sector, and a special program for leaders across the organization.

Beer Is Good: Alaskan Brewing Co.'s Geoff Larson

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Do you think beer is good? If you do, you’re not alone. Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage worldwide, and one of the earliest fermented products humans ever crafted. There’s a new trend brewing in the ancient art of beer making – sustainability. Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is Geoff Larson, co-founder of Alaskan Brewing Company, a craft brewer that is just as committed to environmental stewardship as it is to making a tasty libation.


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