Wednesday 4 March 2015, 6.00-7.30pm
Is Fair Trade Still Relevant?
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre
Speakers: Adam Brett, Topical Wholefoods; Tom Allen, Trading Visions.
Chair: Professor Jude Howell
About the event:
Most people on the planet are now part of increasingly consolidated global supply chains. Climate change means we need to consume less. Inequality between and within nations continues to grow. Big businesses are moving away from third party certification initiatives. Is fair trade still relevant?
About the speakers:
Adam Brett co-founded Tropical Wholefoods, and is a director of Fullwell Mill. He has been a self-employed entrepreneur since 1990, working on the development of fair trade food businesses in Uganda, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Zanzibar and Zambia. He is also a Trustee and Judge for the Ashden Awards for Renewable Energy.
Tom Allen: (details to follow).
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEFairTrade
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