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29 August 2015

General Mills CEO says climate change is threatening global food supply, calls on govts., firms & consumers to collaborate on solutions

Author: Jo Confino, Huffington Post (USA)

"General Mills Warns Climate Change Will Lead To Global Food Shortages",...

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29 July 2015
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Author: Concepcion Alvarez, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« Climat : 140 milliards de dollars, l'engagement de 13 poids lourds de l'économie américaine », 27 juillet 2015...

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27 July 2015

Best Practices from the Cocoa Initiative

Author: Cocoa Initiative

CHILD PROTECTION IN COCOA GROWING COMMUNITIES...

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23 July 2015

Forced Labor Commodity Atlas

Author: Verité

"Forced Labor Commodity Atlas"...

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22 July 2015

Full paper: "Community voice in human rights impact assessments"

Author: Oxfam America

Human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) are intended to minimize human rights risks, lessen adverse impacts, and strengthen positive outcomes of business investments on affected populations. For an HRIA to fulfill this purpose, it must consider the...

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14 July 2015

Hershey & other chocolate companies using more certified cocoa, but African farmers still mired in poverty

Author: Marc Gunther, Guardian (UK)

"Hershey's uses more certified sustainable cocoa, but farmers may not be seeing the benefits", 6 July 2015...

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30 June 2015
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Author: Make Chocolate Fair, Südwind

...Der weltweite Marktanteil von zertifizierter Schokolade ist von zwei Prozent im Jahr 2009 auf fast 16 Prozent 2013 gestiegen. Das zeigt das neue Kakao-Barometer, dessen deutsche Fassung das SÜDWIND Institut und INKOTA heute veröffentlichen. Die...

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23 June 2015
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Author: La Voix de l'Amérique

"Côte d'Ivoire : Quarante-huit enfants sauvés de l'exploitation dans les plantations de cacao", 23 juin 2015...

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10 June 2015

Tax evasion by multinationals undermines the rights of African women, say NGOs

Author: Samantha Spooner, Mail & Guardian Africa

'Multinationals dodgy tax dealings stripping African women of their rights', 10 Jun 2015:…[T]he…illicit financial flows (IFF) report commissioned by the UN and the African Union suggests that commercial firms are responsible for…Africa [losing] at...

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4 June 2015

ADM, Cargill & Nestlé appeal to US Supreme Court seeking dismissal of lawsuit alleging use of child labour in Ivory Coast cocoa plantations

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