Overthinking the “Right” Choice: Cow’s Milk

Everything about this topic is complicated. It runs from how the cow was born and raised to how it is treated, which leads to how the milk gets extracted (and how often). The process in obtaining the milk. What does it mean for it to be “ethical”? This is not a means to turn someone…

All Things Almonds – The Good, Bad & Ugly

It’s not the first nor the last time you hear about almonds (milk) being great for your health yet terrible for the environment. It’s a selfish struggle to not care about the long term repercussions of our actions vs our health. The Good: Health benefits  (unless you’re allergic). Takes care of your brain, cholesterol, bone health, your…

Scorecards – Rating the Qualitative

What does the perfect scorecard for a company or product entail? Where do the gaps occur? What would the purpose of it be? Shine some light for us @ethisphere ! Previously, we spoke about how the lack of transparency are some issues for companies. IF majority of the rating systems out there obtain information in…

Coffee – Will it save itself?

Big chain coffee stores  and their transition to source ethical coffee…It’s been a long time coming and it’s finally here. It seems more of a standard than a choice nowadays. Maybe it’s a new way of marketing coffee to be “upscale” and worth the higher value. Nonetheless, I do believe it’s a good move by…

“Ethical” Santa

Ethically sourced gifts. What would that look like? Picture Santa on his sleigh delivering gifts of social justice… As blunt as this is, Santa’s world would not stray too far from reality. The perfect looking world would not have anyone questioning these questions of whether modern day slavery or if living wages was in play.…

Documentary: The True Cost #whomademyclothes #mythoughts

The documentary by Director Andrew Morgan called The True Cost depicts a problem that extends itself into corporations, their supply chain, factory workers (in 3rd world countries) and us (the consumers). It’s all about clothes, clothes and more clothes. Who makes them? What is the story behind them and what is the price we are…