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Our Principles – Slave Free Trade
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All clothes produced may contain some form of #Slave labour. #Slavefreetrade is on a mission to eliminate slavery with #BLOCKCHAIN technology.  /
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Our Principles are built on our values. Our values relate primarily to the worst forms of human exploitation – child labour, forced labour, slavery, and human trafficking; it also includes comprehensive protections of workers’ rights according to international standards.
Application of the Principles enables us to assess whether products are produced and services rendered under legal, safe, fair and humane working conditions throughout the supply chain.
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Using Socially Responsible Investing to Enable Local Action
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thumbnail meetingoftheminds­.org – In 1971, in Rules for Radicals, a book still used to train organizers looking to bring about social change, Saul Alinsky wrote about the use of the shareholder proxy process to influence corporations…

 

New York delivers huge blow to the fossil fuel industry
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thumbnail inhabitat­.com – New York just sent a big message to the fossil fuel industry. The state is freezing all fossil fuel investments – and they are divesting almost $400 billion in pension funds from the industry, accord…

 

The Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2017
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thumbnail hbr­.org – The year 2017 has been a long, strange trip. The definition of sustainability in business evolved quickly — the topic in executive suites now covers a wide range of issues that address how a company …

 

The top 5 CSR stories in 2017
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thumbnail www­.eco-business­.com – It used to be just the governments who set the regulations for driving sustainability. But this year, the private sector has gained momentum in actually leading it. The transfer of leadership from go…

 

From ‘green energy to green pastures’—how clean tech is saving family farms from financial ruin
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thumbnail uk­.finance­.yahoo­.com – As a proponent of clean technologies, I have been visiting solar panel plants and wind turbine installments for much of my career. Recently, however, I’m spending more time knee-deep in mud talking t…

 

Does Modern Agriculture Hold the Solution to Hunger, Poverty and Climate Change?
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thumbnail www­.triplepundit­.com – Farming is part of who I am. I am passionate about advancing and advocating for modern agriculture. From my early days spent on our family farm in rural Tennessee and throughout a career devoted ent…

 

Millennials Appear To Be Leading The Charge To Social Impact Investments
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thumbnail www­.ubs­.com – Technological advancements are not only enabling increased automation and connection across many businesses, potentially transforming business models, but also enabling greater awareness of global ec…

 

California Poised To Hit 50% Renewable Target A Full Decade Ahead Of Schedule | CleanTechnica
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thumbnail cleantechnica­.com – Published on December 21st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley December 21st, 2017 by Steve Hanley Every year, the California Energy Commission releases its Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) report, which gives…

 

Particulate Air Pollution Exposure Associated With Lower Sperm Quality, Study Finds | CleanTechnica
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thumbnail cleantechnica­.com – December 21st, 2017 by James Ayre Lower sperm quality in men and exposure to particulate matter air pollution are linked, according to a new study published in BMJ Occupational and Environmental Medi…

 

Bubbles and Seawater Solve The Sustainable Hydrogen Fuel Problem
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thumbnail www­.triplepundit­.com – The news for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles has been something of a mixed bag lately. Last month Honda’s Clarity became the first ever fuel cell electric vehicle to make the Top Ten Engines list from le…