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Building Capacity for Truly Equitable Development

Supporting social change leaders and entrepreneurs from non-traditional backgrounds requires an investment on many levels besides just capital.
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How George Clooney Could Help Nespresso Solve Its Coffee Pod Problem

George Clooney has just joined Nespresso's Sustainability Advisory Board to focus on sustainable coffee farming in South Sudan.
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New Consortium Takes on the Chai Challenge

By Heather Connon A nice cup of tea is the usual prescription for everything from severe shock to a tiring day. But the…
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Hershey’s Commits to 100% Certified Cocoa By 2020

The Hershey Company announced on October 3, 2012 that 100 percent of its cocoa will be from certified sources by 2020. There's just…
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Why Certifications Like Rainforest Alliance Matter

One certification program that keeps growing, avoids controversy, and now scores more multinationals under its umbrella is Rainforest Alliance
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A Caffeinated Adventure Through Two Sustainable Guatemalan Coffee Farms

The following article is part of a series on the Rainforest Alliance’s effort to bring fair and sustainable trade to coffee growers in…
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Cup of José: Rainforest Alliance’s Approach to Coffee Production and Hotel Mgmt

In Guatemala, we visited two Rainforest Alliance certified coffee farms and two Rainforest Alliance verified hotels, all of which reflected local character and…
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Caribou Coffee Goes 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified in the U.S.

Caribou Coffee has announced in January that all of its American stores will sell only coffee sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms.
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For the Love of Chocolate: Rainforest Alliance’s Sustainable Cocoa Program

As a nod to Valentine’s and the associated obsession with chocolate, Rainforest Alliance hosted a webinar on February 13, 2012: “Greening the Cocoa…
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Moving from Stakeholder Engagement to True Collaboration

For many companies, stakeholder engagement is no longer looked at as just a way to placate stakeholders or balance their competing interests. Stakeholder…

Reinventing the Role of Paper in the Digital World

The following is a guest post by our friends at Opportunity Green (a 3p partner ) – an award-winning sustainability conference featuring global business…
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NGO Collaboration Required For Strong Corporate CSR

Environmental NGOs have often been perceived as anti-business, anti-growth, tree-loving, bunny-huggers. However, they have evolved to become organized, structured and strategic. Instead of…
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Is Gibson Guitars Unfairly Bullied or Have They Really Screwed Up… Again?

Last week, for the second time in two years, federal agents raided the facilities of Gibson Guitars, probably the most well-known guitar maker…

Nestlé and Rainforest Alliance Partner to Improve Coffee Sourcing

In the coming decade, Nestlé will work on improving coffee yields while mitigating environmental damage with the sustainable agriculture advocacy group The Rainforest…

A View from Britain: Greenwashing Profiteers

By Siobhán McGurrin, journalism graduate student, UCA London In recent years, Britain has established itself as a forerunner in ethical consumer consciousness due…