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Credit unions are increasingly an alternative for banks and payday loans - After more than a hundred years of being outside the mainstream financial services sector, last April it looked as though credit unions might start edging their way in. £38m million of government f...
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Rifles for a four-year-old: when corporate donations go bad - In early September, rifle manufacturer Henry Repeating Arms created 100 custom rifles featuring an engraved sunflower and the words "Get Well GraysonĚ in cursive script on the butt. The proceeds fr...
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If you plant different trees in the forest, is it still the same forest? - In northern Minnesota, theres a near-mythic expanse of lakes and boreal forests known as the North Woods, packed with spruces, firs, red and bur oaks, and other trees. Its in danger of vanishing ...
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Brazil must target smallholders to curb rising deforestation - Farmers with smallholdings are not responsible for most of the destruction of Brazils Amazon rainforest, but their contribution to deforestation is rising and must be addressed if the country is t...
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Tobacco industry facts and statistics - quiz - While tobacco consumption globally is decreasing, Africa is experiencing a huge rise in cigarette sales. Test your knowledge on the tobacco industry with our quiz Ę Ebola may be in the headlines, b...
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Inspections are not enough to fix garment factories in Bangladesh - In his blog last week, Alan Roberts, executive director international operations at the Accord on Fire and Building Safety, outlined the progress made by the Accord so far. More than 175 primarily ...
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How partnerships can pay for business and rural workers - Accessing the so-called Base of the Pyramid is tougher than it sounds. First, your product has to fit. If its flat-screen TVs or iPads you are looking to flog, then dont expect to sell too many t...
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Disney World's biogas facility: a model for converting food waste into energy - Millions of people a year visit Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, the worlds most popular theme park. These days, some of the food that they dont eat - as well as some of the food they do - end...
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Book review: Revisiting the social licence to operate- John Morrisons new book raises important questions about how we structure the relationship between companies, governments and wider society Concepts such as corporate responsibility (CSR), corpora...
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‚ÄėEthical‚Äô funds still pouring money into coal, oil and gas, new report finds - Should ethical investment funds be putting millions of pounds of peoples money into oil, gas and coal companies A new report says too many UK ethical funds are still invested in fossil fuels and ...
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Energy saving for extremists: put a sponge in your letterbox - Check your tariff, switch provider and insulate your home. Then take some simple measures to reduce your daily energy use: switch appliances off standby and set your thermostat to come on when you ...
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Brothers We Stand Birthday Party - Find and buy tickets for niche and underground events - Billetto.co.uk- HI BROTHERS AND SISTERS. We are Brothers We Stand. an ethical menswear startup based in East London. After 365 days of serving you the freshest environmentally and socially sound gear, were gettin...
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Richard Reed of Innocent Drinks talks about ethical enterprise- Richard Reed shares his start-up story as part of the Inspiring Entrepreneurs series at the British Librarys Business and IP Centre. Would you like your business to be ethical Or are you already ...
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Central America Trail with Frontier ‚Äď travel the backpacker route of Central America and volunteer on a conservation project- Combine exciting adventure travel with a project placement and experience the best of Central America on an unforgettable adventure trip with Frontier through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua...
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Terra Tech Corp. (TRTC): I agree completely. low and not ethical.- I agree completely. low and not ethical. TRTC up 35+% in two days. This "golden goose" can sure move quick. I dont know about you but I can feel the buzz in the air. This is but a small taste, a p...
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Great Lengths: real, ethical hair extensions - Great Lengths- In the past, there has been an air of concern surrounding the ethicality of the hair extensions industry. As a company, we at Great Lengths have always ensured that were able to trace every strand...
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Mediagazer: Guardian's reporting on Whisper was ethical; some journalists' reactions are troubling (Ryan Chittum/Columbia Journalism Review)- Mediagazer presents the days must-read media news on a single page. The media business is in tumult: from the production side to the distribution side, new technologies are upending the industry. ...
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Jane McCredie: A gentle reproach- YOU dont see the word "gentleĚ in the title of a scientific paper all that often. But there it is atop a paper coauthored by two homeopaths and two prominent Australian medical ethicists, Associat...
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Data Scientists Say Ethical Standards Are Needed- A new study shows that most data scientists around the world believe a set of ethical standards should exist when it comes to data collection and research. Data scientists from around the world are...
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Code Words ¬Ľ Blog Archive ¬Ľ Ebola in America- Ebola virus disease is a terrifying ailment. After transmission, symptoms start two to 21 days later. The often-deadly disease usually begins with a fever and progresses to more serious symptoms, s...
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TWENTY QUESTIONS: ETHICAL RESEARCH DILEMMAS FOR PHD STUDENTS (PhD Students and Research Ethics, Part A)- KEY INSIGHT:  The PhD timeline, from admission through graduation, is a unique period in a scholars life. It is a time when students are apprentices, learning from faculty mentors how to become re...
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Is Content Curation an Ethical Content Strategy?- The question over the ethics involved with content curation is not a new debate. Its been going on for years, and I expect it to go on for years to come. Regardless of that continuing debate, one ...
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Holdall Bag - What Daisy Did- Store > Goat leather bags > Holdall Bag Holdall Bag Leather Holdall Bag Width 11.5 inches  Depth 5.5 inches  Height 9 inches  Front pocket dimensions  Width 4 inches  Height 5 inches  Side pocket d...
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Editorial Ethics Policies - Joystiq- This page outlines the general policies that guide the professional conduct of all editors of and contributors to Joystiq.com and its network of sites. These policies uphold our goal to provide unb...
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Resources - Good Money Week on Facebook Good Money Week on Twitter Good Money Week on Youtube Add your voice Search Good Money Week on Facebook Good Money Week on Twitter Good Money Week on Youtube Sign up to ...
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Ringing ethical endorsement for Phone Co-op with Fairphone link-up- The Phone Co-op has become the UKs only mobile provider to stock Fairphone ethical smartphones. The Android-based Fairphone, which emerged from a successful crowdfunding project, is built with con...
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News from the Edge - There can be no doubt that the variety of information available on the internet is incredibly wide and varied, and limited only by the imagination of its users. As with all aspects of life, this di...
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The Phone Co-op offers UK's first ethical smartphone - The Fairphone, the first smartphone to be marketed as being free of "conflict mineralsĚ, has arrived in the UK this week, after the Phone Co-op inked an exclusive distribution deal for the new tech...
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How to invest in social and environmental change - live chat - Money makes the world go round and what you do with that money has a key role in shaping what kind of world that will be. The appetite for more ethical, sustainable investment seems to be on the ri...
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Nairobi ethical fashion initiative takes people out of poverty - Oneindia Tamil Videos- GOVT FORMATION IN MAHARASHTRA SHOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE BJP TO NNIS With BJP falling short to get absolute majority in Maharashtra, there is growing talk of BJP and Shiv Sena coming together for gover...
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The ethics of The Guardian's Whisper bombshell : Columbia Journalism Review- The Guardian happened upon a huge story while discussing a journalism partnership with Whisper, whose social media app promises anonymity to users, encouraging them to share their secrets. It turns...
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Green & Ethical MoneySaving - MoneySavingExpert.com Forums- We think its important you understand the strengths and limitations of the site. Were a journalistic website and aim to provide the best MoneySaving guides, tips, tools and techniques, but cant ...
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How Ethical is Ethical Shopping? - Martin Stevenson Abstract From December 2014, EU Regulation 1169/2011 will require products containing palm oil to be labelled explicitly mentioning the same. It is a move that has been welcomed by...
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"Positive investment" market tops £3.25bn - 18 Oct 2014 - News from BusinessGreen- Financial Portfolio Manager (Solar)- London - Permanent Taylor Hopkinson are currently working with a leading investment company who are involved in a large of renewable projects across the globe. ...
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Can fashion become a zero waste industry? - live chat - The generally accepted idea behind high street fashion stores is that you walk in empty handed and leave juggling bags of shiny new things. However, brands including The North Face, Puma and H&M no...
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Was It Ethical To Tell Koko The Gorilla That Robin Williams Died?: SFist- As you might recall, after Robin Williams died in August of this year, the Woodside, California-based Gorilla Foundation announced that Koko, their famous gorilla, was in mourning, having met the a...
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BBC Two - Matters of Life and Death, Matters of Life and Death trailer- A compilation of short films that pose ethical questions through real-life stories.
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John Simm Uncut The Perfect Everyman By Alison Jane Reid - Ethical Hedonist-hedonist.com - More updates from Alison Jane and the man himself  on Intruders and Code of Killer, hopefully next week! When time and filming allows. It was supposed to happen on Friday. John was called back to t...
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tmi.me - ola_asumah: @fakoyabolanle- @fakoyabolanle Dont be surprise abt dat,they all lacked moral n ethical values tho n dont forget OBJs letter 2 GEJ,we all knew they re planning mayhem bt it will fall on dem n their generations t...
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Did You Know That Visitors Read Only Twenty Percent Of Web Pages?-j.cu.cc - Did you know that visitors on average read only twenty percent of your pages This was already evident in an experiment of some years ago by Jacob Nielsen . It is a very interesting experiment, whi...
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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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