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Coffee Entrepreneur: How Ne​scafé Helped Wasiu Get Started

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It’s not yet 5am, but Wasiu Adeyeye has already cleaned his small pushcart and begun loading it with cups, hot water, sugar, stirrers and Nescafé coffee.

He’ll spend the day winding his way through the streets of Oshodi, a suburb of Lagos in Nigeria, selling fresh, hot coffee to street traders, commuters, office workers and shoppers.

Over the years, Wasiu has worked hard to gain the trust and friendship of his customers, and he now sells between 70-100 cups of coffee a day, smiling and chatting as he goes.

Ecocentricity Blog: Who’s Tired of Sucking?

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In the United States, we use 500 million plastic straws per day; enough to fill up 125 school buses a day.

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In the United States, we use 500 million plastic straws per day; enough to fill up 125 school buses a day.

Collaborating Toward the Good Life: A Conversation with Keurig Green Mountain’s Monique Oxender

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Erb Institute student, Lauren Baum sat down with Monique Oxender, CSO Keurig Green Mountain (and Erb Institute almuna) ahead of the Sustainable Brands Conference in Vancouver earlier this month to talk about collaboration, the circular economy and supply chain and what this means in terms of delivering the Good Life.

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Erb Institute student, Lauren Baum sat down with Monique Oxender, CSO Keurig Green Mountain (and Erb Institute almuna) ahead of the Sustainable Brands Conference in Vancouver earlier this month to talk about collaboration, the circular economy and supply chain and what this means in terms of delivering the Good Life.

Agroforestry Concessions Are a Strategic Mechanism for Smallholders in the Amazon. How Do We Make It Work?

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Every year, the Peruvian Amazon loses more than 100,000 hectares of forest due to expansion of the agricultural frontier over state forest land. In the last 15 years, a significant share of frontier dynamics has been closely related to the expansion of cash crops such as coffee and more recently, cocoa and other annual crops, grown mainly by migrant smallholder farmers. However, on state forest land, legal property titles cannot be granted.

They Weren't Expecting a Woman

Celebrating powerful women everywhere who inspire us to lead, stand out, and stand up for gender equality through Fair Trade
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In support of International Women's Day on March 8th, Fair Trade celebrates women everywhere who embody the #FairHer mission as role models for gender equality through their words and actions. We call on three women of Fair Trade to share their experiences and what they’ve learned along the way from bold, inspiring women in communities they work with through Fair Trade.

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In support of International Women's Day on March 8th, Fair Trade celebrates women everywhere who embody the #FairHer mission as role models for gender equality through their words and actions. We call on three women of Fair Trade to share their experiences and what they’ve learned along the way from bold, inspiring women in communities they work with through Fair Trade.

World Agroforestry Centre Publishes a Climate Change Atlas for Central America

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Lima, Peru – December 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ –  The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in collaboration with Bioversity International and The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) today published an Atlas titled ‘Suitability of key Central American agroforestry species under future climates’.

Good Health for All People in Colombia

Colombian health innovator Bive joins Business Call to Action by providing low-income families with access to timely, high-quality and affordable healthcare
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Colombia-based social enterprise Bive Healthcare has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide more than 27,000 low-income clients with access to timely, high-quality and low-cost healthcare services. To achieve this, the company will scale up its inclusive health model to three new regions across Colombia by 2020.

Bringing You a Perfect – and Sustainable – Cup of Joe

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Having a good cup of coffee is a morning ritual for most of us. There’s nothing like the aroma of that first cup.

How You Can Be Part of the Fair Trade Difference

By Fair Trade USA
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This piece was sponsored by Fair Trade USA and went through the normal editorial review process. 

We’re Putting Our Money Where Your Mouth Is

Our 2017 acquisitions and investments provide a glimpse of the company we want to be at Nestlé
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by Paul Grimwood, Chairman & CEO of Nestlé USA

People’s purchases can tell you a lot about them, whether it’s the clothes they favor, the food they crave, or the car they drive.

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