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General Mills Issues Its 2014 Global Responsibility Report

General Mills just issued its 2014 Global Responsibility Report. I received an advanced review copy and spoke with Chief Sustainability Officer Jerry Lynch…

Video: The Basics of Palm Oil in Honduras

How is palm oil made? What is it used for? Where does it come from? Here's a quick video that should get you…

Asia Pulp and Paper: One Year After the Forest-Clearing Moratorium

Feb. 5 marked the anniversary of APP's announcement by company Chairman Teguh Ganda Wijaya that it had stopped the destruction of natural forest…

11 Steps to Sustainable Agriculture in the Anthropocene Age

We have now entered the age of the Anthropocene, where humans dominate the earth. Our collective activities are causing great changes even to…

Five 2013 CSR Best Practices That Grew Profits

Corporate social responsibility made the leap in 2013 from being a “do good” corporate responsibility to a best practice for growing profits.

Rainforest Alliance’s Shop The Frog Week

The frog icon is recognized worldwide as representing authentic green products, certified by Rainforest Alliance. September 16-22, 2013 is follow the frog week.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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.

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…