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Event Recap: The Future of Sustainable Sourcing

By Ulrike Hoessle

Panelists in GlobalWA’s Future of Sustainable Sourcing event. From left to right: Ed Brooks, Advisor, Agriculture and Rural Markets, Mercy Corps; Robin Barr, Global Director, TFT; Margaret Henry, Director, Sustainable Agriculture, PepsiCo; James Bernard, Director, Resonance. (Photo Credit: Ulrike Hoessle).

From the coffee you sip in the morning, to the soaps you use, to the clothes you wear, the core components of many of the products you use every day come from all over the world.

On June 21st, Global Washington hosted an event to discuss how non-profits and for-profits can work together to improve sustainability in corporate supply chains. The event moderator, James Bernard, from consulting firm Resonance, reminded the audience in his opening remarks how globally interconnected our daily lives are. Read More

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World Justice Project

By Joanne Lu

Ema Tapullima, the leader of the Amazon village Puerto Prado in Peru, wants future generations to be able to benefit from the native medicinal plants and animals in the rainforest that she grew up with.
Photo credit: Deborah Espinosa/WJP

Rule of law is the cornerstone of society. Though it’s not recognized, understood or appreciated enough, according to the World Justice Project, it is essential for development and human rights.

Bill Neukom, Microsoft’s first general counsel, was the president of the American Bar Association when he founded the World Justice Project in 2006. It began as a presidential initiative and evolved after his tenure into the independent nonprofit it is today, with offices in Washington, D.C., Seattle, Singapore and Mexico City.

The idea for the organization sprang from Neukom’s growing appreciation for rule of law as he traveled around the world for Microsoft and saw firsthand how important it was for development. Yet, not many people were working to promote it. There wasn’t even a clear definition for the term, as many people used it to mean many different things. Read More


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Americares Responds to Indonesia Earthquake

Stamford, Conn. – August 7, 2018 – Americares is responding to the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday evening, toppling buildings, destroying roads and sending powerful aftershocks throughout the island. Indonesian officials are reporting more than 100 people have died, and more than 200 are injured. As many as 20,000 people are currently displaced and thousands more crowd outdoor areas as aftershocks continue throughout the region.

“Medical care is often one of the most urgent needs following a disaster of this magnitude,” said Americares Director of Emergency Response Brian Scheel. “Our emergency response experts are headed to the impact zone ready to help families affected by the devastating earthquake.” Read More →

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