Africa

“S&P DJI launches new ESG Index for South Africa” – Africa Global Funds – June 20, 2019

On June 20, 2019 Africa Global Funds reported that “S&P Dow Jones Indices has launched the S&P South Africa Domestic Shareholder Weighted ESG Index, the newest addition to its global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) index family. Reid Steadman, Global Head of ESG, S&P Dow Jones Indices, said: ‘The S&P South Africa Domestic Shareholder Weighted […]

“Fair Trade USA Raises the Bar for Cocoa Farmers” – 3BL Media – June 11, 2019

In a press release distributed by 3BL Media on June 11, 2019 Fair Trade USA, “the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in […]