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MONDELĒZ SEES THE ESG LIGHT! RAISES €2BN CHEAP CASH ON BOND MARKET

MONDELĒZ SEES THE ESG LIGHT! RAISES €2BN CHEAP CASH ON BOND MARKET

Let nobody say that Mondelēz hasn’t embraced ESG. The company just raised billions of dollars of cheap cash by labelling their bond issuance as ‘green’. The multinational with the cringing slogan of ‘snacking made right’.…

BARRY CALLEBAUT MOVES FORWARD ON ESG DISCLOSURE

BARRY CALLEBAUT MOVES FORWARD ON ESG DISCLOSURE

Barry Callebaut released a brief announcement showing their ranking position with a leading sustainability rating agency, Sustainalytics.  Sustainalytics is one of a few companies that crunches the numbers, often provided to it by the company…

SOCIAL CHANGE FROM ETHICAL COCOA AND COFFEE: MOKA’S STORY IN CAMEROON

SOCIAL CHANGE FROM ETHICAL COCOA AND COFFEE: MOKA’S STORY IN CAMEROON

By Erik Sanner This article is part of our FCIA Raising the Bar Column, produced by members of the FCIA exclusively for Bartalks. You can learn more about the. benefits of FCIA membership on their…

FROM WALL STREET TO COCOA FARM

FROM WALL STREET TO COCOA FARM

Here in Thailand, many city dwellers are closing up shop and moving out to the provinces where they have family and land. The two weeks to flatten the curve lockdown over the last eighteen months…

GREENWASHING IS A MOUNTING THREAT SAYS US EX-VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

GREENWASHING IS A MOUNTING THREAT SAYS US EX-VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

Ex-US vice president Al Gore has come out with some strong words against companies making vague long term promises of net-zero objectives. At Bartalks we’ve commented a number of times about some of the chocolate…

CÔTE D’IVOIRE JAILS 10 FROM BURKINA FASO FOR CHILD TRAFFICKING

CÔTE D’IVOIRE JAILS 10 FROM BURKINA FASO FOR CHILD TRAFFICKING

Ten men from Burkina Faso were jailed in Côte d’Ivoire last week for attempting to smuggle forty children between the ages of 10 and 17 years old. The children were earmarked for cocoa plantations and…

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