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Boosting Farmers’ Income While Strengthening Climate Resilience in Colombia

Colombian family restaurant business lifts living standards for smallholder’s farmers while protecting the environment
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BOGOTA, Columbia, May 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Colombian restaurant chain Crepes & Waffles has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to sustainably improve the income of 100 smallholder farmers in the Montes de Maria region of Colombia by 2020. Additionally, Crepes & Waffles will regenerate large areas of the country’s dry forest by creating better conditions for water conservation, contributing to farm resilience and food security.
 

Strengthening the Social Economy: A Conversation With Catherine LaCour, Chief Marketing Officer at Blackbaud

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson speaks with Catherine LaCour, chief marketing officer at Blackbaud, about how organizations can strengthen the social economy to build a better world. The conversation kicks off with an explanation of what the social economy is, and how greater participation and greater effectiveness are the hallmarks of a strong social economy.

BSR18: A New Blueprint for Business

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By Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

The world is changing at a rapid pace.

The business agenda is changing, and the sustainability agenda needs to change with it. At the BSR Conference 2018 in New York City November 6-8, we will be presenting “A New Blueprint for Business,” defining a path that enables business to thrive in societies that prosper.

Ecolab to Receive World Environment Center’s 2018 Gold Medal Award for Corporate Sustainability

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May 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that Ecolab will receive the Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development during the 34th annual Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 17.   Doug Baker, chairman and CEO of Ecolab, will accept the award on behalf of the company. 

Stomachache? Soil gets them, too

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If your mother told you it’s important to chew your food, she was right. Dr. Kris Nichols, microbiologist and former chief scientist of Rodale, can scientifically prove it.

“We all have microbes that process food in our stomachs, and if you don’t chew your food well, the microbes get upset and lead to a stomachache,” she says.

General Mills Is Spending More to Develop Organic Ingredients That Customers Can Trace

Organic and natural sourcing led to a push for healthier soil.
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By Kristen Leigh Painter

General Mills became a food giant by pioneering ideas to get people in and out of the kitchen more quickly. Now, it has moved to the front lines of an agricultural movement it didn’t start.

A series of investments in recent months for its growing portfolio of natural and organic products has been aimed at fortifying the land where its food is grown.

Announcing the Global Engagement Forum: Live, Hosted by PYXERA Global, October 10 - 11

Advancing four solvable problems within the global Goals—skills gap: STEM, energy poverty, post-harvest loss, and marine debris
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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - PYXERA Global is proud to announce the third Global Engagement Forum: Live, to be held on October 10-11, 2018 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The invite-only forum focuses on four solvable problems within the Sustainable Development Goals. Leaders and experts from business, government, and nonprofit organizations will come together for two days of intensive collaboration.

EFI Welcomes Rouge River Farms to Its Growing Family of Ethical Suppliers

EFI-certified Rouge River Farms sweet corn now available in Costco Wholesale locations on the East Coast
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WASHINGTON, May 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Rouge River Farms joins a fast-growing network of certified growers that have made a commitment to improve labor conditions, food safety and pest management through Equitable Food Initiative’s workforce development program.

The company’s farming and packing operations in Clewiston, Florida, became EFI's first certified grower shipper on the East Coast after meeting more than 300 rigorous indicators, based on independent assessment by third-party certifier SCS Global Services.

Harnessing Uganda’s Agricultural Potential to Improve Farmers’ Lives

Socially-focussed agribusiness improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers whilst strengthening Uganda’s agricultural value chain
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TORORO, Uganda, May 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ --  Divine Masters Ltd (DML), a Ugandan socially-focussed agribusiness enterprise, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with the aim to incorporate 96,000 Ugandan farmers into its agricultural value chain, increasing their production yields, reduce post-harvest losses through climate adaptation practices, improve access to markets and increase household income by 10 percent by 2020. 

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