Fair Trade
Coffee child labour: Under-researched and ‘undetected’   
(Wednesday - August 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Conservation International
Source: Beverage - The Sustainable Coffee Challenge –initiated by Conservation International and Starbucks, is aiming to get industry, governments and NGOs on the same page on how to address labour issues in coffee. Lumina Intelligence has...
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Trump threatens to pull out of WTO   
(Wednesday - August 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: UPI.com - Aug. 14 (UPI) --U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the World Trade Organization, saying "we'll leave if we have to." At the site of an under-construction petrochemicals plant in Monaco, Pa., for a speech...
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Is Tourism an Antidote to the Global Wave of Nationalism and Xenophobia'   
(Tuesday - August 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Council on Foreign Relations
Source: World Politics Review - Stewart Patrick is the James H. Binger senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of “The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World” (Brookings Press: 2018). His weekly WPR column appears...
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North Macedonia's President Orders Action On Corruption Scandal   
(Tuesday - August 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Verité
Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - A right-wing Italian newspaper, La Verita, recently started publishing audio and video ... RFE/RL's Balkan Service promotes the values of democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression in a region where genuine media freedom...
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CSR Cheat Sheet part 2: Progress patchy in drive to close loop on fashion   
(Tuesday - August 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Source: Ethical Corp - Giving direction to their efforts is the Global Fashion Agenda, which is supported by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Fashion Positive. Progress, however, is mixed. According to a recent...
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Media must stop quibbling about ‘white supremacy’ vs. ‘white nationalism’   
(Tuesday - August 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Council on Foreign Relations
Source: Washington Post - “The challenge is that, unlike in the past, this violence is not fueled by identifiable terrorist organizations or terrorist leaders,” writes Bruce Hoffman from the Council on Foreign Relations. “Rather, it is...
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Memorandum on Reforming Developing-Country Status in the World Trade Organization   
(Tuesday - August 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: The White House - Section 1. Policy. The World Trade Organization (WTO) was created to spur economic growth and raise standards of living by establishing international trade rules premised on principles of transparency, openness, and...
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How to Stop Trump’s Trade War Madness   
(Tuesday - August 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Council on Foreign Relations
Source: New York Times - Jennifer Hillman (@J_A_Hillman), a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a professor at Georgetown Law Center, is a former general counsel in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
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A U.S.-China Currency War' What You Need To Know   
(Tuesday - August 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Council on Foreign Relations
Source: OPB - “Over the past several months, the [market] pressure has been toward a weaker yuan, but China has been resisting [depreciation of the yuan],” says Brad Setser, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a...
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Trump’s Push to Bring Back Jobs to U.S. Shows Limited Results   
(Tuesday - August 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Council on Foreign Relations
Source: New York Times - That’s wrong, said Brad Setser, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who tracks international investment flows. Commerce Department statistics show that the repatriated funds came mainly from low-tax...
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