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Why Fair Trade Makes a Difference, Despite Its Problems

Over the last couple of years, it seems that search terms for “ethical” and “fair trade” have all but been replaced by the word, “sustainable.” Don’t get me wrong. Sustainability is super important and, for many, the term itself implies safety and good wages for workers in the supply chain. But I also think that …

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Plastic Bans and Zero Waste Won’t Solve Everything | Policy-Driven Ways to Combat Climate Change

Though individual activism and the zero waste movement can be useful tools, they tend to ignore the fact that individual choices can’t solve the problem of climate change if policies and corporations don’t get on board with our actions.

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Why Charity Navigator Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All, Especially for Social Enterprises

Part of the Complexity Series Why Charity Navigator Doesn’t Work for Small Nonprofits Charity Navigator advertises itself as the authoritative source on responsible nonprofits. By combing financial data and assigning a score for things like fundraising, administrative, and marketing costs, along with transparency standards, it ranks nonprofits in order of best to worst. This sounds …

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