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AccountAbility Updates Signature Sustainability & Performance Guidance

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LONDON and NEW YORK,  May 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The 2018 AccountAbility Principles

AccountAbility is today releasing its next-generation sustainability management framework and guidance –  the 2018 AccountAbility Principles. The AA1000AP (2018) is a timely, informed update to the firm’s internationally accepted, principles-based approach to sustainability management for the 21st century.

Meet Latha and Gautam, Mother and Son in Tirrupur

She worked hard to create a better future for her son. Now, he wants to do the same for her in return.

In July 2017, some of the workers at Bestitch Knits in Tiruppur, India, the Fair Trade Certified™ factory where Latha Maheshwari works, learned that her 18-year-old son, Gautam, needed help paying for his third semester fee for higher education to be able to stay in school. When workers brought this up at their Fair Trade Committee meeting, the group decided they wanted to help.

How Taiwanese Companies Are Responding to the Sustainable Development Goals

By Richard Chen, Manager, Veda International Corporation

Climate change is a global challenge, and financial, supply chain and other related risks derived from climate change are among the top of the list of potential major impact risks. Taiwanese companies, like many global companies around the world, are beginning to realize the severity of the situation. Taiwanese businesses are using the Sustainable Development Goals to help guide progress and business operations for the future.

Spilling the Beans: Peru's Coffee Value Chain in a Changing Climate

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Climate change will affect Peru’s northeastern coffee region across all links in the crop’s value chain, though primary production will be impacted most significantly, according to a recent study from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

La Prensa Gráfica: Premiarán a entidades que promuevan la innovación de mipymes


Le Groupe-conseil baastel Itée (Baastel), y RioSlum Studio organizaron el concurso “El Poder de Crecer”. Este es impulsado por una coalición de organizaciones denominada la Red de Innovación e Impacto, y es financiada con fondos del Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos.

La iniciativa busca identificar organizaciones especializadas en el desarrollo de las micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas (mipymes) en la región y reconocer su aporta al crecimiento económico de los países otorgándoles recursos, según un comunicado publicado por las entidades que convocan al certamen.

La Prensa Gráfica: Non-profits to Be Awarded for Promoting Innovation Among MSMEs

By Javier Orellana

The US Department of State together with World Environment Center (WEC), Le Groupe-conseil baastel Itée (Baastel), and RioSlum Studio launched the “Power to Grow” Challenge. The challenge has been promoted by a partnership called La Red de Innovación e Impacto, funded by the US State Department.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful Award More Than 900 Recycling Bins Through 34 Grants to Improve Recycling in Public Parks

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STAMFORD, Conn., May 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Public space recycling efforts in dozens of communities across the U.S. will be getting a boost this spring thanks in part to a significant contribution by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) in partnership with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful.

Smithfield Wean-to-Finish Farm 360° Virtual Tour

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Step inside one of our wean-to-finish farms, where piglets live and grow until they reach market weight.

Take our virtual reality tour at


INFOGRAPHIC: Animal Care at Smithfield Foods

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Learn more about Smithfield’s industry-leading approach to keeping its animals safe, comfortable, and healthy in its 2017 Sustainability Report at


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