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Social Accountability International's Newsletter - July 2011

The latest news and events on CSR and supply chain management from Social Accountability International
Summary: 

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000® certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

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SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000® certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

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Phillips Mushroom Farms Donates to Support the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard Development Process

Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI – July 5, 2011 – Leonardo Academy recognized Phillips Mushroom Farms for its generous donation to support the development of the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard. This standard will provide guidance to producers on how they can increase the sustainability of their production and provide a system for documenting and communicating these sustainability achievements.  The National Sustainable Agriculture Standard will empower producers to sell and buyers to buy sustainable agricultural products.

How to Use CSRHUB for Company Benchmarking

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 By Jana Petrikova

Several times we have been asked how to use CSRHUB to do benchmarking. One approach to this would be to look at a controversial, but well-known and well-studied company, such as Monsanto.

Standards Committee Makes Strides toward Developing National Sustainable Agriculture Standard at Annual Meeting

Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - May 2, 2011 - Leonardo Academy reports that significant progress was made during its fourth national face-to-face meeting of the multi-stakeholder Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee. Standards Committee members and observers convened at Gap Corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California, and those participating remotely were able to join the meeting online.

Mission Aligned Exits - What's Your Method?

Success stories and investment opportunities at Spring Venture Fair
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The Investors' Circle network invested more than $12 million into for-profit social and environmental enterprises in 2012 with aims to move even more in 2013.  Join one of the most active angel networks in the US (HALO Report) on May 8-9 in San Francisco to hear vetted pitches from 15 high-impact deals that are seeking investment and engage in a due diligence process right away. 

Bon Appetit Mgmt Co and United Farm Workers Release Groundbreaking Farm Labor Report

Farmworkers lack legal protections, rights that other sectors take for granted
Summary: 

The Inventory of Farmworker Issues and Protections in the United States is a groundbreaking report on farmworker rights released today by sustainable food service provider Bon Appetit Management Company and United Farm Workers (UWF), with support from Oxfam America. The most comprehensive picture released to date of the reality faced by 1.4 million crop farmworkers, it highlights the working conditions and abuses suffered by America’s least-valued but critically important workforce: the people who pick our food. PDFs of the executive summary and full report, along with high-resolution photos of farmworkers, can be downloaded from http://bamco.com/page/114/farmworker-inventory.htm.

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The Inventory of Farmworker Issues and Protections in the United States is a groundbreaking report on farmworker rights released today by sustainable food service provider Bon Appetit Management Company and United Farm Workers (UWF), with support from Oxfam America. The most comprehensive picture released to date of the reality faced by 1.4 million crop farmworkers, it highlights the working conditions and abuses suffered by America’s least-valued but critically important workforce: the people who pick our food. PDFs of the executive summary and full report, along with high-resolution photos of farmworkers, can be downloaded from http://bamco.com/page/114/farmworker-inventory.htm.

Call for Applications: Twelve Open Seats on the National Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee in the Producer, User and General Interest Categories

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - October 28, 2010 - Leonardo Academy is seeking applications for twelve vacant seats on the National Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee within the Producer, User, and General Interest categories.

Portioning California's Water for Farms, Fish, and Families

What food professionals, chefs, restaurateurs, and consumers should know about urgent water issues in California
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Forum on Water for Farms, Fish, and Families -- What food professionals, chefs, restaurateurs, and consumers should know about urgent water issues in California
 
When:   October 4, 2010, Wine and cheese reception at 5:30 p.m, followed by a moderated panel discussion at 6:30 p.m.
 
Where: The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 320, Berkeley, CA 94704

Cost:   Admission is $20 per person; $10 for students with valid student ID.

Tickets available through EventBrite or at the door.

Order tickets here.

Press Release
Forum on Water for Farms, Fish, and Families -- What food professionals, chefs, restaurateurs, and consumers should know about urgent water issues in California
 
When:   October 4, 2010, Wine and cheese reception at 5:30 p.m, followed by a moderated panel discussion at 6:30 p.m.
 
Where: The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 320, Berkeley, CA 94704

Cost:   Admission is $20 per person; $10 for students with valid student ID.

Tickets available through EventBrite or at the door.

Order tickets here.

Seven New Members Selected for National Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee

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Leonardo Academy announces the appointment of seven new members to the SCS-001 Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee.

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Leonardo Academy announces the appointment of seven new members to the SCS-001 Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee.

Food Security Project is a New Model for Self-Sufficiency for Orphans in Conflict-Torn Regions

Equator Coffees Launches Chido’s Blend Coffee to Provide Critical Support
Summary: 

 Chido Govero, a young Zimbabwean woman, trains orphan girls to grow highly nutritious food using plant matter from coffee farms – creating a solution for food insecurity, climate change, and orphan self-sufficiency. Equator Coffees releases Chido’s Blend, with 100% of the profits supporting Chido’s work. www.EquatorCoffees.com/Chido.

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 Chido Govero, a young Zimbabwean woman, trains orphan girls to grow highly nutritious food using plant matter from coffee farms – creating a solution for food insecurity, climate change, and orphan self-sufficiency. Equator Coffees releases Chido’s Blend, with 100% of the profits supporting Chido’s work. www.EquatorCoffees.com/Chido.

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