Why I sit with a detergent company to talk about garbage

Contributing to the debate and action of sustainability standards and regulations is important to me both as a board member for the German Federation of Green Economy, European Sustainable Business Federation ; as a business owner of a cacao social enterprise who sees that the decisions in...

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Dayle Grant, who embodies the transformation the speaks of.

 

She was one of my first business mentors, who over the years demonstrated with her actions what elegant sovereignty could bring to transformation and change, especially in conservative companies. Her fresh ways, combined with deep understanding of the mechanics of ‘old school’ enabled...

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Wandering, and very Found

 

What they do well is, provide access to better standards and processes for new food businesses to become profitable as well as stick to their social or environmental quality goals. And that’s why I love Wandering Cooks, in Brisbane Australia.  A few weeks ago, my brother was between...

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Where I get my info, and how I process it.

 

 Personal and direct field experience is what many of us build and manage our business on, however what takes us from opinion to influence? From activism to systems change? Informing ourselves from validated sources, building the peer-reviewed reasoning and validation for our opinion and...

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How to make transnational companies accountable?

It is our belief at ChangeMaker.land that policy makers in the European Union, and around the world, need to commit to the effective safeguarding of fundamental rights. As we focus on positive impact in business, we specifically see that they have a duty to create a binding treaty to hold...

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Transforming Our World: The European Union & the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

ChangeMakers are realistic – we have big goals, and clear paths working towards them. Where we get our ideas from, and what paths to follow – are influenced by everything, from our direct environment of family and friends, to big international commitments.

It is easy to look at a big...

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Not So Sweet Sugar

Sugar production and consumption is increasing globally, as is the awareness of excessive consumption. But most are unaware of the consequences of sugar cane production itself.

We were investigating on behalf of a client recently.

Working conditions:

  • forced labour
  • child labour
  • lack of job...
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The Chicken, without an Egg

Poultry meat consumption is growing at an exceptional rate. According to FAO, it will overtake pork meat before 2020.

Main supplier of poultry meat in the world is reported to be coming from Thailand. [i]

This was not always the case, and when we look back to tipping points in the industry,...

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Palm Oil Leaves Fingerprints

ChangeMakers like us look to the big and small elements of positive impact around us, and clearly one of the daily instances of challenge to a fair and green world is something we can interact with multiple times, even before we get to the office in the morning. Palm Oil, from a breakfast bread...

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The European Union: Bringing the world together to ensure no one is left behind.

As the humble founder of a small enterprise, I realise how difficult it is to get a lot of needs met, while serving different goals. Even though I have the one vision, to use agroecology as a tool for making better chocolate with cacao farming development – it is, in the end, a mastery of...

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