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SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ‘NOT SUFFICIENT FOR FARMERS, ACCORDING TO STUDY

SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT ‘NOT SUFFICIENT FOR FARMERS, ACCORDING TO STUDY

According to a new study by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the efforts of global coffee buyers are not sufficient at ensuring that coffee growers earn a liveable income. The study highlighted 10 of…

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…

RECLAIM SUSTAINABILITY! PROGRAMME LAUNCHED IN HONDURAS

RECLAIM SUSTAINABILITY! PROGRAMME LAUNCHED IN HONDURAS

The RECLAIM Sustainability! programme has been officially launched in the coffee sector of Honduras, as of April this year. This initiative aims to promote sustainability in global value chains. One of the primary acts of…

A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF THE CARBON OFFSET MARKET

A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF THE CARBON OFFSET MARKET

Reference to Net Zero emissions feature heavily press releases and companies sustainability reports. But less visible are details on how those businesses will accomplish their goals! Dig deeper into the text, and among the enthusiastic…

COLOMBIA’S ‘JAGUAR’ COFFEE FARMERS AID CONSERVATION OF BIG CAT

COLOMBIA’S ‘JAGUAR’ COFFEE FARMERS AID CONSERVATION OF BIG CAT

Coffee farmers in Colombia have worked with conservationists to share their coffee trees inside a 93,500 hectares conservation zone in the region of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, with the endangered Jaguar. The concept was…

GREENWASHING IS BIG BUSINESS. THIS MIGHT BE ABOUT TO CHANGE.

GREENWASHING IS BIG BUSINESS. THIS MIGHT BE ABOUT TO CHANGE.

Your correspondent was listening to this week’s edition of the Economist on his morning walk (there is an audio version on their app) and the topic of greenwashing came up. This brief article is based…

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