US Department of Agriculture Prioritizes Worker-Driven Social Responsibility

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced its new Farm Labor Stabilization and Protections (FLSP) Pilot Program to address human rights violations against migrant farmworkers and to maintain a stable agricultural workforce.  Under this pilot, employers that improve conditions in their supply chain through the protections of a worker-driven social responsibility program—like the Fair Food…(Read more)

Plastics Circularity Investment Tracker Identifies $160B in Private Investments

In early November 2023, The Circulate Initiative, a US non-profit, published the key global findings of its Plastics Circularity Investment Tracker, an online tool for investors. For the period 2018-2023, the tracker identified 3,700 investment deals around the world and USD 160 B worth of investments in upstream and downstream products and services, including materials,…(Read more)

China-Singapore Green Finance Task Force

In climate finance for the global transition to clean energy, one of the most significant events of 2023 has been the establishment of the China-Singapore Green Finance Task Force. The group is chaired by Dr. Ma Jun, Chair of the China Green Finance Committee, and Ms. Gillian Tan, Assistant Managing Director and Chief Sustainability Officer…(Read more)

Young Impact Associates Graduate in Ghana

On July 8, 2023, 13 Ghanaian young professionals graduated from the Young Impact Associates program, a one-year professional development and leadership program in monitoring, evaluation, and learning, funded by the Mastercard Foundation. In announcing the graduation-which was held at Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studie sin Wa in Ghana’s Upper West…(Read more)