Tag: coffee

Corporate Activism is on the Rise

Looking at the role of corporations in society, we have entered a new era. The model previously taken for granted, one guided by a philosophy of passive shareholder value creation, has increasingly been called into question. It has been replaced by more activist models of corporate citizenship, such as corporate social responsibility (CSR) and triple-bottom-line […]

Starbucks and USAID Empower Colombian Coffee Farmers

Coffee farmers in Colombia faced challenges maintaining their crops during the country’s 50-year civil war. An alliance between Starbucks and the U.S. Embassy, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) is now helping farmers refocus on their crops with an emphasis on coffee quality. “At times, coffee farmers were unable to travel in certain areas […]