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Local and national interests clash in Indonesia's palm oil industry- The industry of palm oil, the product found in everything from chocolate to lipstick that is habitually reviled by environmentalists, is facing new challenges due to unrest in key producing regions...
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Marijuana legalization clashes with drug testing in the workplace- At a Society for Human Resource Management conference in Washington DC last month, a session on drug testing in the workplace was so heavily attended that organizers had to switch rooms to accommod...
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How much do you know about the nuts you snack on? - quiz- Consider yourself a professional snacker of nuts Find out how much you know about them and share your score with @GuardianSustBiz using #knowyournuts Join live chat on biggest risks to our supply ...
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Taxpayers spend £11bn to top up low wages paid by UK companies- Research published last week by Citizens UK found that companies in the UK are paying their workers so little that the taxpayer has to top up wages to the tune of £11bn a year. The four big superma...
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BP renewable energy archive still closed despite promise to open to public- A BP archive containing scientific knowledge on renewable energy projects collected over decades as a result of a multi-billion-pound research programme is still closed to the public despite promis...
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Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we are closer than ever to catastrophe- In the five years since the Deepwater Horizon accident, the oil and gas industry has not retreated to safety. Instead, it has expanded its technological horizon in ways that make it harder to fores...
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Chinese researchers alter embryo DNA: Do results cross ethical tripwires?- For the first time, scientists have altered genes in human embryos and allowed them to briefly develop. The research crosses a boundary that scientists have avoided since the dawn of genetic engine...
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Openwords - foreign language learning app with open data.- Over half of the worlds people do not have a language learning app suited for their language or needs. Billions of people around the world speak a language with less than 100 million native speake...
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Tech Trends 2015, Amplified intelligence- Analytics techniques are growing in complexity, and companies are applying machine learning and predictive modeling to increasingly massive and complex data sets. Artificial intelligence is now a r...
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First experiment 'editing' human embryos ignites ethical furor - Biologists in China reported carrying out the first experiment to alter the DNA of human embryos, igniting an outcry from scientists who warn against altering the human genome in a way that could l...
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Chinese Scientists Edit Genes of Human Embryos, Raising Concerns- The experiment with human embryos was dreaded, yet widely anticipated. Scientists somewhere, researchers said, were trying to edit genes with a technique that would permanently alter the DNA of eve...
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Ethical Chocolate Companies- Fortunately, there are exceptions.  Organic and Fair Trade chocolate is almost always ethically sourced. Cocoa from outside West Africa is almost always ethically grown.  Very often the label will ...
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Webinars - Missed a webinar Make sure to visit our online members only Webinar Library to listen to past webinars. Please note, one (1) CEU has been approved for all LIVE webinars. Now you may also recieve 1...
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Schick Creates 'Comfortopia' On The Onion- Schick has launched a campaign that leverages its relationship with The Onion for the personal care brands Xtreme3 razors. Called "Comfortopia, the effort extends the brands "Indisposable Comfor...
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Can we design machines to automate ethics? – Tom Chatfield – Aeon- For the French philosopher Paul Virilio, technological development is inextricable from the idea of the accident. As he put it, each accident is an inverted miracle... When you invent the ship, you ...
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The Vegan Taff: PHB Ethical Beauty Animal Testing Policy- A few days ago a reader sent me an email to ask about the brand PHB Ethical Beauty. I was unfamilar with the company so sent them an email to find out their cruelty-free status. Here is what I aske...
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Glorious Saturday vibes!- Hype is your local area in real time. We feature whats going on right now! From gallery openings, gigs, and street art to restaurants, bars, weather, and news, were the source for how you should ...
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Illegal trade in endangered wildlife thriving on eBay despite controls- Illegal online trafficking in imperiled wildlife is rampant, and attempted controls are few and largely ineffective. Log on to most any international internet store that deals in wildlife or wildli...
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BrewDog snubs the establishment with £25m fundraising project- BrewDog, the independent Scottish craft beer maker, has launched Britains biggest crowdfunding project - attempting to raise up to £25m from enthusiasts in a campaign that blames traditional finan...
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Two years after Rana Plaza, have conditions approved in Bangladesh’s factories?- On 24 April 2013, an eight-story garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The buildings fall killed 1,134 people and injured hundreds of others. The Rana Plaza tragedy was no...
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International Businesses Standards Organization (IBSO)- We, business owners, leaders from business, international agencies and institutions, non-government and civil society organizations, academia and the media, by signing the Worldwide Charter for Fai...
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Another HSBC AGM, another pack of lies- The ever supportive Joel Benjamin (@Gian_Tcatt) attended the HSBC AGM today in London. Once again he asked Chairman Douglas Flint about the banks provisions for the fraud revealed on these pages. ...
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How NOT to Run an Ethical Business - Sue Ellam explores the damage you can do to your business unless you diligently follow ethical practices and treat your clients as your first priority. I have noticed that clients appear to have be...
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Is the Obama administration lowering the bar on green electronics?- Environmental advocates fear that an executive order from the Obama administration last month may spell the beginning of the end for a federal ratings system aimed at greening Americas electronics...
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Valve's Paid 'Skyrim' Mods Are A Legal, Ethical And Creative Disaster- Valve and Bethesdas announcement of a jointly run paid Skyrim mods store has been met by nothing but fury from fans over the past 24 hours. Even modders, whom the idea is supposed to benefit, are ...
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Ethical Content Marketing – Are You Doing It Right?-designs.com - With all of the spamming and scamming that happens daily on the Internet, how do you know that what youre doing is ethical Not only is it just plain bad to be unethical, its also not effective. ...
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Forbes: Valve's Paid 'Skyrim' Mods Are A Legal, Ethical And Creative Disaster • /r/KotakuInAction- Erik also wrote a piece on this and had pretty much the same conclusions as Paul. I find it pretty interesting that both of them call out the stupidity of this move, while people like our friend Na...
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5 tools to check if your clothing is ethically made- Look down at what youre wearing. Do you know who made it and where On April 24, 2013, a factory complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh, called Rana Plaza - where thousands of laborers worked on outsourced ...
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Valve's Paid 'Skyrim' Mods Are A Legal, Ethical And Creative Disaster • /r/technology- /r/technology is a place to share and discuss the latest developments, happenings and curiosities in the world of technology; a broad spectrum of conversation as to the innovations, aspirations, ap...
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In Washington, a handful of corporations lobby against climate change- Brad Figels official title is vice president of public affairs at Mars, the global food manufacturer, but he describes his job more simply. "Im a lobbyist, he says. "Ive learned to admit it, h...
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US water parks stricken by drought attempt to conserve a dwindling resource- California and the American south-west are suffering the worst drought in a generation. But despite consumers and businesses being urged to drastically cut their water usage, water parks requiring ...
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McDonald's to axe deforestation from its global supply chain- On Tuesday, global fast food giant McDonalds pledged to end deforestation across its entire supply chain. The announcement follows recent similar pledges by Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Yum Brand...
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Ethical Shoes and Trainers- Over the last twenty years, sweatshops have become synonymous with the big-name shoe brands; Nike, Adidas, Reebok and Puma. By the end of the nineties, these companies had been accused of a whole r...
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA): Shut down this barbaric butchers/slaughter house- Every animal is worth fighting for, whether the Animal is due for slaughter, its last remaining days/hours should be pain/cruelty free. Having witnessed the barbaric treatment of these animals due...
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State of Sustainability 2015 report- Ethical Corporations "State of Sustainability 2015" report represents an industry first - a comprehensive and vital report on the current state of CSR across the world. Simply enter your details i...
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'Being ethical is worth it' - The death of Wladyslaw Bartoszewski is like a caesura in the bilateral relations between Germany and Poland. Bartoszewski was a contemporary witness and victim of Nazi Germany, someone whom no one ...
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Donate now! - Jeremy Hammond is a beneficiary of the Courage Foundation. A former member of the hacking network Anonymous, Jeremy is a gifted, young computer programmer currently spending a decade in prison. He ...
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » TED CRUZ: Clinton Foundation Should Return Foreign Donations. Then they’d have no money left. N…- TED CRUZ: Clinton Foundation Should Return Foreign Donations. Then theyd have no money left. No loss to charity, though: Only 15% of Clinton Foundation Donations Go To Charities. Its like its ju...
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M.DW.DE - News - 'Being ethical is worth it'- The death of Wladyslaw Bartoszewski is like a caesura in the bilateral relations between Germany and Poland. Bartoszewski was a contemporary witness and victim of Nazi Germany, someone whom no one ...
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Today's News - The Typewriter- The polls are hugely tight in the UK, with both major parties looking like they will not be able to govern in their own right. Talk of coalition deals has begun to intensify, with UKIP and SNP fron...
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Anti-Fascism Fight Lays Down Italy’s Ethical Foundation - President / Sputnik International- ROME (Sputnik) - As Italy is celebrating the 70th anniversary of liberation from Nazi Germany, Italys President Sergio Mattarella said on Saturday that ideals of fight against Fascism that constit...
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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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