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Starbucks Joins the Conservation International Movement

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Since 1998, Starbucks has partnered with Conservation International (CI), a nonprofit organisation, to promote coffee production practices that conserve biodiversity, maintain healthy ecosystems and support economic and social development in coffee production landscapes.

Virgin Atlantic offers Fairtrade tea and coffee aboard all flights

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In September 2007, following a series of blind tastings of a variety of Fairtrade teas and coffees, Virgin Atlantic announced a switch to offering passengers a variety of Fairtrade products, including organic green and white teas from QI teas, a range of fresh and instant coffees by Costa Coffee...

Chevron subsidiary partners with local charity to engage impoverished communities in Angola

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Search for Common Ground, an organisation dedicated to conflict transformation, has been working in Angola's oil-rich enclave of Cabinda since October 2006. In a private-public partnership co-funded by USAID and Chevron's local oil subsidiary, SFCG has collaborated with nine impoverished fishing...

Coffee Kids partners with private sector to rebuild coffee farmers' community in Indonesia

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In late April 2005, the Aceh Tsunami Relief Fund, established by the NGO Coffee Kids, in partnership with the corporation ForesTrade Inc., began a project to support the reconstruction of local community infrastructure in the coffee-growing Gayo Highland region in Central Aceh, Indonesia.

Sainsbury's assisted a charity gardening enterprise

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Sainsbury’s was one of the few companies which supported Mow & Grow when it was a tiny voluntary group. Its funding in the early days ensured its survival of this social enterprise offering a gardening and horticultural service to those in need.

British Gas supports Save the Children improve the living conditions and lives of children in Britain

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In 2004, Save the Children UK and British Gas partnered to launch the 'Help Yourselves' scheme, a funding project designed to make one million homes in Britain warmer, safer and more comfortable. Since then, over 180 grants of £1,000 or £3,000 have been given to groups of vulnerable children and...

Haygrove establishes Gambia is Good to market fresh produce

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Gambia is Good is a fresh produce marketing company which was conceived as a partnership between Haygrove Limited and Concern Universal, a leading development charity, with the purpose of linking small scale rural producers with the high value tourist market.

Lex Mundi Legal Services Allows Social Entrepreneurs To Use Their Top-class Legal Expertise Pro Bono

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The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation calls upon Lex Mundi's unique global network of 160 top tier business law firms to provide legal assistance to 'social entrepreneurs' on a pro bono basis. By providing social entrepreneurs with access to critically needed legal assistance, the foundation joins the...

Freshfields provides necessary assistance to Crossroads as they ship much-needed goods to aid marginalized populations

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The Freshfields Hong Kong office holds volunteer days for Crossroads Foundation, a relief agency that ships goods donated by Hong Kong residents to marginalized populations in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. The office sends personnel to volunteer on a weekly basis to help the charity sort...

SEFADES, Oxfam and Twin Holdings support fair trade of Haitian coffee

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RECOCARNO (Réseau des Coopératives Caféières de la Région Nord), a network of eight small coffee-producer cooperatives in northern Haiti, was launched with support from several partners, including a fair trade buyer, local and international NGOs, and an international strategic marketing expert.