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When Seedling Met Soil: A Coffee Bean Origin Story

How Nestlé coffee is raising the bar on sustainable growing and community development
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Your morning ritual probably feels like it starts when coffee hits your lips. But actually, it started before you rolled out of bed. In the case of this coffee, it started on a farm in Armenia, Colombia.

Ohio Employers and Investors Urge Senate to Oppose Energy Bill

HB 114 would constrain clean energy investment in Ohio
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October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As Ohio Senate lawmakers hear testimony on HB 114, major businesses, investors and trade associations representing more than 30,000 employees, are voicing their opposition to the proposal. The businesses state that HB 114 would dismantle the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards and create prolonged uncertainty for the private sector. 

New Study Reveals Lighter Environmental Footprint for Fibers Sourced from Flax and Recycled Clothing

Peer-reviewed LCA commissioned by global fashion pioneer Stella McCartney compares ten different fiber inputs for manmade cellulose fiber
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LONDON, VANCOUVER, and EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) today announced the release of a groundbreaking Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental performance of ten different raw material sources of manmade cellulose fiber (MMCF).

New CDPQ Commitments Demonstrate Bold Investment on Climate

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October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - A new strategy announced today by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the second largest Canadian pension fund with more than USD $228 billion in assets under management, demonstrates that they are committed to tackling climate change risks and seizing investment opportunities embedded in the low-carbon economy, Ceres said in a statement today.

A Look Into Fair Trade

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Fair Trade Certified works unlike any other ethical label by enabling direct economic benefit for farmers, workers, and fishermen. It’s simple: each time you buy something that's Fair Trade Certified, you help drive additional money—called Community Development Funds—back to the people who worked hard to make that product according to rigorous Fair Trade standards.

Sustainable Brands Spotlights SB’17 Copenhagen Program

H&M, Novozymes, IDEO, Max Burgers among leaders sharing industry insights
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sustainable Brands® reveals the full program and networking highlights for its upcoming conference, SB’17 Copenhagen.

SCS Global Services Named Sustainability Leadership Award Winner

First Company in Its Category to Earn This Recognition
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as one of five winners of this year’s Sustainability Leadership Awards by the Business Intelligence Group.  As a leading international third-party certification body and standards developer specializing in sustainability issues, SCS is the first company of its kind to earn this award.

The Power of She: The Fair Trade Difference

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Most of the people who make Athleta clothes are women. Which is kind of fitting (pardon the pun) when you think about it. It’s also what drove us, back in January, to partner with Fair Trade USA to create more than 40 Fair Trade Certified styles. Because our mission is to empower women and girls to achieve their limitless potential. All women and girls, including the women making our tanks, tights and tees.

What Fair Trade Actually Means—and 4 Products You Can Feel Good About Buying

By Locke Hughes
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What do Patagonia, Keurig, and Costco have in common? At first glance, not a lot. One brand makes activewear, one sells coffee, and another sells… well, just about everything in between.

But they have one important similarity you may not know about: They all sell fair trade products ranging from tea and coffee to apparel, body care, and home goods.

Four Trends for Optimism on World Food Day

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Feeding the world is a mounting challenge for our food system, as climate change impacts collide with burgeoning population growth. And more mouths to feed means demand is rising globally for resource-intensive meat, just as water scarcity and challenges such as deforestation accelerate. But today on World Food Day, I see exciting trends that give me hope. The food sector is beginning to step up. More and more food companies are doing their part to tackle urgent sustainability challenges, while also ensuring our long-term global food security.

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