Issue 1 December 2019

Featured Articles

Junior Achievement (JA) Biztown Jamaica

Junior Achievement (JA) Biztown Jamaica Since 2014, JA Biztown has transformed how 50,000+ primary school students combine business management and financial literacy learning with hands-experience in Jamaica. Junior Achievement Jamaica Junior Achievement (JA) Jamaica, a chapter of JA Worldwide, is dedicated to educating students in the areas of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness through…

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Rescuing Food For a Social Cause

By Jean-Claude Counand It was a winter night in the Hague. Dinner was at 8 pm. At 7:55pm, I arrived after peddling furiously to shatter the Caribbean stereotype of lateness. Triumphant, I locked my borrowed bike next to a wooden food cart and hurried inside. An odd sign, “Rescued Food: 604,302 kg” was the first…

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Towards a Circular Economy: Beyond Recycling

The rallying call for action to reduce plastic pollution and the effects of climate change is resonating across the world. As a population, we must reflect on how we got to this point and focus on solutions. Economic progress has led to the alarming depletion of natural resources and worsening of environmental pollution problems. This…

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Plastic & Styrofoam Legislative Ban in the Caribbean

[ApaNa Magazine Issue 1 December 2019] Caribbean governments ban the importation and/or use of single-use plastic and Styrofoam to reduce plastic pollution. The Caribbean Sea is the second most plastic-contaminated sea in the world after the Mediterranean Sea. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in a report on the Status of Styrofoam and Plastic Bags…

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CANARI Supporting the Blue-Green Economy of the Caribbean

ApaNa interviewed Nicole Leotaud, Executive Director of the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) to share some insights into CANARI’s role in promoting the Green-Blue Economy of the Caribbean, how the organisation works with regional partners and businesses to promote sustainable development in the region. CANARI is a regional technical non-profit organisation which has been working…

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Small Craft Chocolate Makers Change Caribbean Cocoa Industry

[ApaNa Magazine Issue 1] Chris Brennan, founder and director of​ Pump Street Chocolate, a Jamaican-born businessman living in the United Kingdom says small-craft (‘bean to bar’) chocolate-makers like himself have helped to liberalize the cocoa industry by insisting on good quality cocoa for their chocolate, paying reasonable prices for cocoa and cutting out the layers…

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Aligning Marketing Strategy with Social Causes

[ApaNa Magazine Issue 1 December 2019] A company’s brand and reputation influence customer perception and there is a growing link between social impact and financial performance. Consequently, companies must take a more strategic approach to secure their bottom-line benefits by aligning their marketing goals with their social objectives to meet the growing demands of consumers,…

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