Challenges and solutions for scaling up ethical consumption patterns
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2w ago
On this week's podcast, Leida Rijnhout, WFTO's Chief Executive, shares her thoughts on the weaknesses of our broken economic system. Mass consumption is inevitably causing environmental damage and affecting more vulnerable communities worldwide. What could be the role of governments in facilitating the development of more ethical consumption patterns? Listen to our podcast to know how SMEs and domestic markets can play a crucial role in building a new ethical global economy. 12 January 2023 ..read more
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Provocateurs Not Philanthropists
Social Enterprise + Fair Trade (WFTO)
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4M ago
How can meaningful and lasting impact be created even with limited means? In our podcast episode, author and impact advisor Maiden Manzanal-Frank sat down with our Chief Executive Leida Rijnhout to discuss her new book “Provocateurs Not Philanthropists: Turning Good Intentions into Global Impact” — a practical handbook to navigate the complexity of systemic change from the bottom up. According to Manzanal-Frank, the real innovators are those who enable change starting from their own communities and societal spheres. Unlike philanthropists, provocateurs are not fixers nor they have silver bulle ..read more
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The future of Fair Trade fashion
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1y ago
What does the future of fashion look like and how are market opportunities shifting for Fair Trade Enterprises? In this episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Christine Gent, Global Community Director of Fashion Revolution and MADE51 WFTO Fair Trade Expert, and Johny Joseph, Creative Handicrafts Director about brand transparency, conscious consumption and innovations and market opportunities for social enterprises and Fair Trade in the fashion industry ..read more
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Fair Trade Principle 3: Fair Trade Practices
Social Enterprise + Fair Trade (WFTO)
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2y ago
On this second episode of our 10 Principles of Fair Trade series we are joined by Michelia of TradeAid and Nancy of Freeset to discuss Fair Trade Principle 3: Fair Trade Practices in more detail. How did these these two Fair Trade Enterprises remain committed to Fair Trade practices during the pandemic, how did they initiate new projects to respond to the emerging needs and how has this crisis impacted their work ..read more
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Principle 2: Transparency and Accountability
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2y ago
On this second episode of our 10 Principles of Fair Trade series we are joined by Selyna of Selyn and Martin of El Puente to discuss Fair Trade Principle 2: Transparency and Accountability in more detail. In response to this crisis, mainstream businesses have delayed, put on hold, or cancelled their orders, so how did these Fair Trade Enterprises respond to the challenges and how do they prioritise transparency and accountability in all areas of their work ..read more
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Pirates, holacracy and rebuilding a Fair Trade pioneer: Traidcraft reinvented
Social Enterprise + Fair Trade (WFTO)
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2y ago
What can pirates teach you about management and rule-breaking? And can we really do away with bosses? Robin Roth, CEO of Traidcraft PLC, tells the story of a Fair Trade pioneer that has been reborn. He talks through their recent success on ecommerce, the challenges facing Fair Trade social enterprises and how he's implemented decentralised management to create a nimble new social enterprise ..read more
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Principle 1: Opportunities for Disadvantaged Producers
Social Enterprise + Fair Trade (WFTO)
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2y ago
On this first episode of our 10 Principles of Fair Trade Series we are joined by Ueli of WomenCraft and Kanika of Conserve India to discuss Fair Trade Principle 1: Opportunities for Disadvantaged Producers in more detail. We will learn the problems and obstacles that both Fair Trade Enterprises have to face during the pandemic and the help and support that they have shown to their artisans during this difficult time ..read more
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Conversation with Roopa Mehta, WFTO President - 2nd Anniversary of the Fair Trade Charter
Social Enterprise + Fair Trade (WFTO)
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2y ago
Two years since the adoption of the International Fair Trade Charter, WFTO has joined forces with a wide coalition of civil society organisations to demand the transformation of the economy and the trade system through just and sustainable COVID-19 policies. In this special episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Roopa Mehta, WFTO President, about the evolution of the Fair Trade movement, the challenges and opportunities that have risen in recent years and the prospect of Fair Trade Enterprises becoming a model of alternative business ..read more
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Conversation with Nicolette Naumann, Vice President of Ambiente
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2y ago
How are trade shows impacted by the current pandemic? In this episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Nicolette Naumann, Vice President of the world's leading consumer goods trade show, Ambiente, and she shares her insights and best practice as the world rises from the COVID-19 crisis ..read more
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Social Enterprises in times of pandemic
Social Enterprise + Fair Trade (WFTO)
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2y ago
What makes an enterprise truly a social enterprise? In this episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with Lucy Findlay, Managing Director of Social Enterprise Mark CIC, on how social enterprises are coping during the current pandemic and their vision of a world populated by more mission-led enterprises ..read more
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