Tag: Greg Asbed

CIW’s Greg Asbed named 2017 MacArthur Fellow!

CIW’s Greg Asbed named 2017 MacArthur Fellow!

Prestigious award calls Worker-driven Social Responsibility "visionary strategy... with potential to transform workplace environments across the global supply chain." The CIW's Fair Food Program, and the broader Worker-driven Social Responsibility paradigm of which the FFP was the pioneering model, received perhaps their most significant recognition to date when the MacArthur Foundation announced this year's list of recipients of the acclaimed MacArthur >> Read More

CIW speaks at OSCE conference in Moscow on stopping human trafficking…

[caption id="attachment_26529" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Greg Asbed of the CIW (second from left) participated on the first day of the OSCE conference as part of a panel titled "Private Sector Initiatives and Practices Addressing Human Trafficking". He described the Fair Food Program and its well-documented success in fighting forced labor, and challenged the assembled corporations, government representatives and NGOs to aim >> Read More

CIW honored with 2016 Leadership Award by James Beard Foundation at moving ceremony in NYC!

[caption id="attachment_24878" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The CIW's Lucas Benitez and Greg Asbed (third from right and far right, respectively) join their fellow Leadership Award honorees, from left, John Boyd Jr (President, National Black Farmers Association), Rep. Jim McGovern (Congressman, Massachusetts), Anna Lappe (Founder, Small Planet Institute), and Raj Patel (author, activist, academic). James Beard Foundation President Susan Ungaro (third from left) >> Read More

New York Times Magazine, Civil Eats take on “Big Food” and the Food Movement…

“Then we found the unlocked door in the castle wall... It was the corporate brand.”As the Wendy's Boycott picks up steam across the country, the CIW and the Campaign for Fair Food took center stage in two timely articles this past week -- one from Michael Pollan in the New York Times Magazine and another from Elizabeth Grossman in Civil Eats -- asking key >> Read More

CIW honored with prestigious 2016 James Beard Leadership Award!

James Beard Foundation recognizes CIW co-founders Greg Asbed, Lucas Benitez, "For their innovative work in forging a new human rights model in the food industry supply chain..."Last week, the James Beard Foundation announced that it is recognizing CIW co-founders Greg Asbed and Lucas Benitez with its 2016 James Beard Annual Leadership Award!  Each year, the Foundation, which resides at the >> Read More
CIW receives Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts in Combatting Modern-Day Slavery at White House Forum!

CIW receives Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts in Combatting Modern-Day Slavery at White House Forum!

  [caption id="attachment_21123" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Secretary of State John Kerry announces the presentation of the 2014 Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking in Persons to the CIW at yesterday's White House Forum on Human Trafficking. The citation reads: “For its extraordinary efforts to combat human trafficking by pioneering the Fair Food Program, empowering agricultural workers, and leveraging >> Read More
“This is not a film about oppression, it’s actually a film about transformation”…

“This is not a film about oppression, it’s actually a film about transformation”…

[hupso title="'This is not a film about oppression, it's actually a film about transformation' - @EvaLongoria @Chrislhayes" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/11/food-chains-media/"]   MSNBC, Washington Post and many, many more national media weigh in on "Food Chains" and the movement for Fair Food! The day has finally arrived, and "Food Chains" hits theaters in major cities around the country today.  Ahead of its release, >> Read More

BREAKING: CIW to receive 2014 Clinton Global Citizen Award!

[hupso title="BREAKING: @ClintonGlobal presents @CIW with Global Citizen Award at #CGI2014" url="http://ciw-online.org/blog/2014/09/clinton-global-breaking/"] Clintons to honor CIW for groundbreaking impact of Fair Food Program at gala award ceremony in New York City on September 21... The news was announced on the Clinton Global Initiative website Thursday afternoon: Clinton Global Citizen Awards Established in 2007, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards embody President Bill >> Read More

TalkPoverty.org, a project of Center for American Progress, runs great read on the Fair Food Program…

[hupso_hide][hupso title=".@talkpoverty, @BillMoyers run great read on #FairFoodProgram" url="http://ciw-online.org/"] Moyers & Company also picks up article analyzing worker-led approach that drives success of CIW's Fair Food Program... Over the past generation, Corporate Social Responsibility programs (a field known by the acronym "CSR") – based on a mix of corporate-drafted vendor codes of conduct, voluntary compliance, and periodic auditing – have been embraced and >> Read More

Fair Food movement takes Berlin by storm!

[hupso_hide][hupso title="CIW, @FoodChainsFilm takes @berlinale by storm!" url="http://ciw-online.org/?post=18202"] Compelling new documentary, "Food Chains," premieres at 2014 Berlin Film Festival to sold-out screenings, generates serious buzz at star-studded festival...   What happens when Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, Golden Globe Award nominee Eva Longoria, best-selling author Eric Schlosser, and an incredibly talented and dedicated crew of filmmakers and producers join forces >> Read More