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Establishing Sierra Leone's First Formal Gold Mining Association for Responsible Trade

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Sierra Leone’s burgeoning artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector provides critical livelihoods for women and young men in a place where viable income-generating options are few. But the country’s ASGM sector is also largely informal and associated with a range of serious social and environmental challenges, including mercury use.

Women Climate Leaders Make a Difference in Communities Worldwide

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April 13, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Human-induced natural disasters are exacting a heavy toll on our planet's ecosystems and by extension local communities. Pact is working hand in hand with local communities to respond to climate change. Here, we share the stories of three staff members who are making a difference in communities around the world. 

Pact's Experts Discuss Why ESG Matters and Partnering for Positive Impact

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Roger-Mark De Souza is Pact’s Vice President for Sustainable Markets. Over his more than 20-year career, De Souza has built social, economic, health and environmental justice and resilience programs, teams and movements across the world to encourage local ownership and empowerment. David Bonnardeaux is the Director of Pact’s Environment practice.

Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Partners Commit $325,000 to Alleviate Global Poverty

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Each October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission. In 2005, Whole Foods Market launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation in countries around the world where the company sources products.  The Poverty is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty is Unnecessary Fund donors who collectively are committed to donating $325,000 to alleviate poverty through microcredit. 

Pact Apparel Recipient of Whole Planet Foundation 2021 Trailblazer Award

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Each year, Whole Planet Foundation honors a trailblazer advocate who supports our mission and fosters their own.

Pact Launches New Three-Year Strategy

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October 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Pact launched a new strategy this week that will guide its work over the next three years. The strategy directly engages with and responds to the needs and priorities of the communities Pact serves, addresses major new trends in the development sector and responds to the demand to change power relationships within the sector itself.

Holiday Purchases Power Her Potential: Gifts that Give Part I

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Divine Chocolate

Divine Chocolate is proud to partner with Whole Planet Foundation and continue the tradition of donating five cents of every Divine Chocolate Advent Calendar sold at Whole Foods Market to Whole Planet Foundation.

Announcing the Winners of the Living Progress Challenge

by Chris Wellise, Director of Strategic Initiatives for HPE Living Progress
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It was a day full of inspiration, creativity and emotion.

On August 3, I was honored to watch as the 10 finalists of the Living Progress Challenge gathered on stage at the New Lab venue in New York, and pitched their prototypes for digital solutions to accelerate social good.

Fair Trade USA Successfully Working With Brands To Ensure Ethical Apparel Production

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Bay Area-based nonprofit Fair Trade USA works across a wide range of industries to ensure ethical production of consumer products. The group's Fair Trade Apparel program, which was established in 2012, grew an astonishing 358% in 2014. 

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