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What happens when members play games to learn about data?

It will have been difficult to avoid the talk around data in sustainability standards over the past few years. Data is changing the way we ...

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Blog Post - Anonymous - 14 Nov 2017 - 0 comments

ISEAL members explore opportunities for collaboration at Members’ Week 2017

The spirit of collaboration was in the air at Members’ Week in October, which brought together representatives of ISEAL member ...

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Blog Post - Eleanor Radford - 14 Nov 2017 - 0 comments

Public policy and private standards – bridging the gap to mainstream sustainability

Private standards emerged to address pressing sustainability issues in the absence of effective regulation. With policy-makers increasingly ...

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Blog Post - David D'Hollander - 10 Nov 2017 - 0 comments

Global Coffee Platform report finds support aimed at smallholder coffee farmers delivers more benefit than agribusiness models

A Global Coffee Platform report at the end of a four-year public-private partnership supporting small-scale coffee growers in Tanzania, ...

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Blog Post - Suzanne Clift - 7 Nov 2017 - 0 comments

ISEAL welcomes Textile Exchange as Associate Member

We are pleased to announce that Textile Exchange has been accepted as an Associate Member of ISEAL, joining a growing number of initiatives ...

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Blog Post - Joanne Maimaris - 25 Oct 2017 - 0 comments

New models for increasing producer benefits through sustainability standards and trade in Africa

The potential for sustainable trade to be a catalyst for socially and environmentally sound development on the African continent is ...

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Blog Post - Joshua Wickerham 乔舒华 - 20 Oct 2017 - 0 comments

Unlocking the potential for change: driving continual improvement

Continual improvement is central to both standards systems and businesses alike for identifying and making changes that result in better ...

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Blog Post - Andrina Beaumond - 28 Sep 2017 - 0 comments

Maximising the value of information for assurance and beyond

This blog piece comes from the discussions of the joint Assurance and M&E Communities of Practice meeting held in Zurich in June 2017. A growing need to demonstrate evidence of ...

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Blog Post - Andrina Beaumond - 26 Sep 2017 - 0 comments

Sustainability at scale: the promise of regional approaches – new ISEAL insights briefing

It is increasingly common wisdom that we’re not going to achieve our collective global sustainability goals by certifying the good ...

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Blog Post - Patrick Mallet - 17 Nov 2017 - 0 comments

Getting a better picture of the level of multi-certification in coffee and cocoa

Four ISEAL members, Fairtrade, Global Coffee Platform, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ, have embarked on an innovative joint effort to get a ...

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Blog Post - Adam Romo - 16 Nov 2017 - 0 comments