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Is It Wrong To Watch?- Around 3:15 p.m. yesterday, a building in Manhattans East Village neighborhood exploded and caught fire, injuring 19 people-three critically. As of this writing, at least two people are reported m...
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Zero waste: is it desirable or achievable? - live chat- What is the holy grail of sustainability With the circular economy on the tip of everyones tongue, from local authorities to research groups and business, is the ultimate ambition sending nothing...
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The fossil fuel divestment campaign is inherently flawed- The fossil fuel protest leadership is well aware of the flaws in divestment as an investment strategy, but marches on hoping to gain public awareness and political currency. At best, the complete c...
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Alternative economy: the rise of social innovation in Berlin- Survey the ubiquitous litter of cigarette butts and wall-to-wall graffiti and Berlin reeks of urban decay. With the exception of its exemplary Bauhaus architecture, the citys atmosphere is grey an...
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Will the smart machine help or hinder sustainability? - live chat- There is little in our society that wont be affected by the evolution of the smart machine - intelligent devices that use machine-to-machine technology - over the next 20 years. Driverless cars, "...
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Quiz: is your partnership working as well as it could be?- As the list of the worlds sustainability challenges grows longer, so too do the number of partnerships trying to tackle them. Business and NGOs, academia and industry, government and business and ...
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New social investment tax breaks could be 'win-win' for charities- As the election looms closer, the photo opportunities are coming thick and fast. Earlier this month cabinet minister Francis Maude showed up at a Scottish whisky refinery to launch a global campaig...
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Rockefeller Brothers Fund: it is our moral duty to divest from fossil fuels- On a perfect summer day in June 2014, on the grounds of a stately home overlooking the Hudson river, a handful of the descendants of Americas most enduring business dynasty made a fateful decision...
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Sustainable innovation – Innovation trends for 2015- Europes leading meeting place for corporate leaders delivering sustainable business. 12+ C-Suite and over 300 attendees will address some of the key issues and opportunities, including: sustainabl...
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Current Account -operativebank.co.uk - A step-by-step guide to switching your current account to us and earning £100 for yourself plus £25 for charity. If you dont already have a current account with us, youll need to apply for a Stan...
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What Next? - Approaches to ethical and reputational challenges in the cultural sector- In recent years a number of cultural organisations have become enmeshed in controversial issues which have challenged their artistic or organisational practice - Behzti (Dishonour) in Birmingham, B...
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Marijuana cultivation in California is sucking streams dry, says new report- With its dense forests, foggy climate and rugged coastline, Californias Humboldt County has long been synonymous with its biggest cash crop: marijuana. Cannabis has thrived here - both before and ...
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Ethics Rules Keep DeCode Genetics From Revealing Cancer Risks - Maps show how common certain risk-causing DNA mutations are around Iceland. The CEO of an Icelandic gene-hunting company says he is able to identify everyone from that country who has a deadly canc...
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Ethical Decision-Making Webinar Part II: Exploring Additional Case Studies- Ethical decision-making webinars are free, highly interactive, case-based webinars led by CFA Institute staff that provide participants with the framework to analyze situations from an ethics persp...
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ePatients: The Medical, Ethical and Legal Repercussions of Blogging and Micro-Blogging Experiences of Illness and Disease (CfP, Queen’s University Belfast, 11-12 September 2015) - Centre for Medical Humanities- Keynote Speakers: Anne-Marie Cunningham (Cardiff University) and Julia Kennedy (Falmouth University) Referring to the growth of online patient-initiated resources, including medical blogs, the BMJ ...
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Summer School on Science in Society related issues in Pandemics-scienceinsociety.eu - We have the pleasure to announce the First Edition (2015) of the Summer School on Science in Society related issues in Pandemics, promoted by the EU-funded project ASSET. The School aims at fosteri...
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Media and Journalism Awards: March 25 Edition - Heres a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If were missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and well add them to the li...
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Romance Cafe Bohemian Dress Ethical Fashion- Stunning romantic dress designed and handmade by KheGreen, we reserve all rights. Made from vintage cotton knit, cotton blend, jersey knit, chiffon and lace. Colors: Shades of Blue and green. Size:...
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'Prison Architect': A clever way of exploring how the penal system is run or an ethical offence?- But what he doesnt know is that in 10 minutes time, hes going to lose it completely when he discovers that Ive had the pool tables and the televisions removed from the prisons leisure facility...
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Ethical Yoga @ Conway Hall March/April 2015- Please book ALL classes through EVENTBRITE links above, each link corresponds to the correct class, SPACES ARE LIMITED! We hear a lot these days, that "yoga is good for us. But why is that and wha...
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Ethical tourism: why tourists should pay to not ride elephants in Thailand- When Broome resident Heather Beswick went on holiday to Thailand, she was already an animal lover. But getting up close to four tonne Asian elephants was unlike any experience shed ever had. "I ca...
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Ethical Buying- We put an enormous amount of love and care into making our products, so its important to us to find ingredient suppliers that do the same! We want to know where our ingredients come from and how t...
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Tg Green Teas Joins Ethical Tea Partnership - Tg Green Teas, founded by Dr. Hua He and Sophia Nadur, has recently announced its decision to join the Ethical Tea Partnership. The Ethical Tea Partnership was established in 1997 to examine and as...
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Nissan backs down over car safety controversy in India- The global organisation for car safety has won a David and Goliath style battle with car giant Nissan to improve the safety of a brand new model that it argued should never have been allowed to go ...
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MTN Group 2014 Sustainability Report released- MTN Groups efforts to advance social development in its markets through the integration of sustainable business practices into day-to-day activities, is yielding positive outcomes MTNs Sustainabi...
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Devices - How to buy  Learn more about the BQ Aquaris E4.5  Get the latest news on the worlds newest smartphone operating system  Mobile networks, handset makers and developers: start building your Ubuntu...
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Doesn't Comcast Control Enough?- Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund do not support or oppose any candidate for public office. We are nonpartisan organizations advocating for universal and affordable Internet access, diverse...
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Ethical Rules For Social Media Gain Clarity- On March 10, 2015, the New York County Lawyers Association ("NYCLA) weighed in on the ethical implications for lawyers who use social media websites for professional self-promotion. In Formal Opin...
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Our Ethical Policy- To maximize your viewing experience of this digital catalog, we recommend installing Adobe Flash Player Plugin. This installation will only take a few moments. Should you experience any issues with...
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Lily Cole in Conversation with Alain de Botton- No political system has given us as many wonders as capitalism. Yet from promoting inequality to wrecking our planet, addicting us to consumer products to encouraging irresponsible risk-taking, cap...
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Slow, Steady Growth to Publishing Success- There are numerous "make millions quick promises all over the Internet. At one time, indie publishing itself was one of those promises. A few brave souls who were first to jump in had great experi...
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People Are Furious About Wal-Mart's 'Fat Girl Costumes'- Wal-Mart is advertising Halloween costumes for plus-size women as "Fat Girl Costumes" on its website.  The retailers choice of wording, which was first reported by Jezebel, ignited an outcry on so...
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Ethical issues in self-publishing: Why you should care- Its probably safe to say that most of us dont think about ethics on a daily basis - at least not consciously.  But every once in a while we see, read or hear something that makes us think that so...
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Ethical Photography Contest on Instagram! (Yes, still $100 prizes) on globalsl.org- You spoke and we listened. Many of you are already on Instagram and ready to engage the Ethical Photography Contest framework there. Check out the rules - and know that you now have the option to c...
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Is It Ethical to Share Photos of Strangers on the Internet?- One of the great signifiers of this moment in time is the smart phone. But really, its the smart phones chief offering: the camera. In two seconds or less, you are equipped with the ability to do...
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The chocolate companies on the hunt for a sustainable Easter egg- For the ethical shopper, hunting for chocolate Easter eggs has always been a challenge. But thanks to new labelling laws and a dramatic sea change in manufacturers attitudes, palm oil may be one a...
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Asia series: Supply Chains – Strengthening the weak links- Responsible Business Summit Asia is the regions leading meeting place to learn where business leaders and innovators are heading around their sustainability and CSR strategy. 150+ leading brands an...
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golden balls- At the School for Social Entrepreneurs we use a variety of learning methods to provide tailored personal development and organisational support for social entrepreneurs from social enterprises, cha...
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Is being vegan the most ethical way to live? - Today is the last day of Meat Free Week, the annual jamboree for meat reducers. I hope youve enjoyed it. So should you take your dietary activism to the next degree and cut meat out completely Al...
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): SHUT DOWN COPENHAGEN ZOO!- I am in tears and devestated by the actions of the Copenhagen Zoo! This is WRONG in so many ways, and is why wild animals should not be capitve!!!! First off, shooting this 18 month old precious ge...
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Stop Euthanizing Healthy and Adoptable Animals in Shelters. I'm asking Majors of each City to please come front and center and stop healthy dogs and cats in your shelters being killed Be their hero, save them.- Im proposing for a creation of a new law a bill stopping euthanasia on all Healthy Adoptable Animals in Shelters across the States. They are euthanizing them daily. Pit Bulls are ALWAYS the first ...
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W e are addressing a pressing problem, which is the inability of most consumers to reliably distinguish genuine ethical brands from imposters. We started researching so-called ethical brands in 1997 and in 2003 we began developing our unbiased, scientific methodology for validating or authenticating de-facto ethical brands so that we could in turn license them to display the ethical brand logo logo - confident in the knowledge that each one is 100% genuine and easily identifiable as such at any point of purchase.

From the outset our challenge was enormous as we set out a number of must-have features for our licensing model, which included a data-driven, evidence based qualification process functioning in near real-time, with an architecture that scales globally. Nothing less than an absolutely unbiased, evidence-based system would do.

The eb licensing model has been thoroughly tested and shaped by the participation of more than 70 organizations on every continent. This approach enabled us to refine our methodology; architect a sustainable solution and unlock an incredible value proposition for brand owners - including a license that is authenticed not once a year but each and every day - free of charge.

Making the decision to eliminate license fees in late 2010 completed our proposition as it fulfilled the last remaining feature we had demanded from the outset, which is to ensure that an ethical brand license can not be bought. Since then we have been preparing for our formal entry into the market in Q3/2011. We have our sights set on licensing 1 million organizations in 52 countries. We hope you will join us.

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