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Fair trade is a better way to run the world of business. It allows people th dignity of not needing hand outs and allows to trade their way out of poverty.

Traidcraft – another year of change

So Saturday was my annual trip to the Traidcraft AGM. I have been to a few over the years – especially the 8 years when I was a director – there was no escape then. The following is a few reflections, as much…

Traidcraft’s New CEO – the four challenges that they face

Traidcraft is recruiting a new CEO. As a shareholder, company pension scheme member, former employee, former director, former fairtrader, former retailer, occasional fundraiser and life-long supporter, I have more than a passing interest in who is appointed and, perhaps more importantly, what they…

Kiva lost my money in Liberia – and I am pleased they did

This week I will have been making loans via Kiva for five years. I love the direct connection you feel with an entrepreneur thousands of miles away trying to make business work in a developing country. I have made 25 small loans, but…