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Ethical Sourcing

Sharing personal values as a basis for social entrepreneurship

Pioneers for Change | Posted 11.09.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Lara San Gil and Julie Kervadec Years ago I met my best friend, Julie, whilst studying for a Master in International Marketing in Madrid. Towa...

Fair Trade Coffee -- How About Fair Trade Air Travel?

Rob Britton | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

The fair trade movement and concern about ethical sourcing asks consumers, all of us, to think more carefully about what we buy, and to ask hard questions about how producers behave. Air travelers who believe they are people of good will, people who embrace the Golden Rule, should ask the same question when booking a trip.

The Man Who Fell To Earth - Some Musings on Innovation

Maureen Mahon | Posted 01.12.2016 | Technology
Maureen Mahon

My all time favorite musician and one of history's divine geniuses, David Bowie, died yesterday and it's got me thinking about what a difference one i...

Top 5 Office Design Trends of the 21st Century

Maureen Mahon | Posted 10.16.2016 | Technology
Maureen Mahon

The technologies industry has changed the way we approach office design. The traditional office model -- where executives inhabit the big corner offices and smaller spaces are carved out in proportion to employees' status -- is becoming a thing of the past.

Mom, There's a Slave in My Shirt

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Kelly Heinrich

In apparel, forced labor is found long before the fabric is sewn at a garment manufacturing factory. It starts as early as the cotton harvest.

Opportunity for Federal Contractors to Lead on Human Trafficking

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Kelly Heinrich

The award of a federal government contract is contingent upon a laundry list of complex, lengthy, substantial assurances. Through those assurances, i.e. regulations, the USG has the leverage to shape corporate policy and is doing so quite purposefully for human trafficking.

What Happens in Bangladesh Does Not Stay In Bangladesh: Key Lessons for Retailers

Diana Mao | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Diana Mao

The bottom line is that from the top down, human beings have to be appreciated and not depreciated.