Liz Umlas speaks on Transformative Organizing panel

The conference, aimed at both academics and practitioners in the field of business and human rights, explored tools, strategies and examples of engagement. Umlas spoke on a panel entitled “Transformative Organizing,” which looked at innovative ways in which workers (through trade unions, worker centers and NGO allies) are organizing to address rights violations in the workplace.

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Liz Umlas Co-authors Stanford Social Innovation Review Cover Story on Human Rights and B Corps

This month Croatan Institute senior fellow Liz Umlas and Columbia University’s Joanne Bauer published two articles looking at the human rights considerations of certified B Corporations and benefit corporations, a relatively new form of social enterprise.

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Croatan Institute Part of Multi-Sector Partnership Funded to Mobilize Investment in Regenerative Agriculture

Acting Chief of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Leonard Jordan announced $700,000 in funding through the USDA Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program to a multi-sector partnership, led by Chicago-based environmental nonprofit Delta Institute, aimed at mobilizing capital for these impact investments.

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Investors Launch New White Paper on Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture across Asset Classes

A group of investors released a new white paper, Impact Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture across Asset Classes: Financing Resilient Value Chains through Total Portfolio Activation.

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Croatan Institute Releases New White Paper on Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture

A group of investors released a new white paper, Impact Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture across Asset Classes: Financing Resilient Value Chains through Total Portfolio Activation.  The paper was prepared by Croatan Institute with the guidance and close collaboration of Iroquois Valley Farms, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Organic Agriculture Revitalization Strategy (OARS), RSF Social Finance, Root Capital, and Trillium Asset Management. 

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