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Working to Make Coffee the World’s First Sustainable Agricultural Commodity

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At Fair Trade USA we have long worked with a diverse range of stakeholders to deliver on our mission to empower farmers and workers around the world. Beyond the producer organizations at the heart of our movement we work with governments, traders, companies, NGOs, foundations, advocacy organizations and a wide range of committed and energized individuals who share our goals in support of justice and sustainability in coffee.

Shifting to a Digital Grid Forces System-Wide Grid Modernization

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We are at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, defined by its velocity and volume, scope and scale, and systems impact. The foundation of this new era is squarely built upon the success of the "digital grid." The first three revolutions—defined by the introduction of steam and mechanization, electricity and computing, respectively—all had profound societal impacts, but they lacked the exponential rate of technological breakthroughs and complexity that define the fourth.

Whole Planet Foundation® Prosperity Campaign Raises $3.4 Million

Funds which will enable Whole Planet Foundation to support an additional 100,350 microentrepreneurs and their family members.
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Whole Planet Foundation partners with microfinance organizations all over the world in order to serve the poorest entrepreneurs who have the least access to financial services. Listen to the words of microfinance staff from the US to Haiti, Morocco to Malawi, Burundi to Bhutan. 

Learn more about the Whole Planet Prosperity Campaign

Engaging Employers: Three Lessons from Impact Hiring

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A couple of weeks ago, influential employers—including T-Mobile, Gap Inc., and McDonalds*—came to New Orleans for an unprecedented gathering on jobs in the United States. Each had expressed enthusiasm for impact hiring—an approach that creates business value through hiring and investing in individuals who face barriers to economic opportunity. Through a cohort-based program designed and led by FSG, and supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and Walmart, employers began putting this enthusiasm into action in new ways.

Domtar and the Rainforest Alliance Host Landowner Event

Domtar and Rainforest Alliance Work Toward Better Forest Management
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More than 70 woodland owners interested in the future health of forestland, biodiversity and the planet recently learned about sustainable woodland management at a daylong event hosted by the Rainforest Alliance and Domtar at our Kingsport Mill in Tennessee.

Five Practical Steps for Conflict Minerals Due Diligence and SEC Disclosure Published by CFSI

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Recommendations Support Responsible Sourcing and Reporting
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their raw materials supply chains, today announced the publication of an updated white paper that details practical steps for companies to meet SEC conflict mineral reporting requirements and conform to OECD Guidance.

General Mills' 2017 Global Responsibility Highlights

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General Mills’ 2017 Global Responsibility Report highlights much of our important work and progress over the last year across four key focus areas: our food, our planet, our workplace and our community.

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