The recent Bloomberg’ article “Victoria’s Secret Revealed in Child Picking Burkina Faso Cotton” contains serious allegations of child labor on a farm which appears to be part of a Fair Trade cooperative.
While this situation did not involve any business or producer partners of Fair Trade USA, we are saddened and dismayed to learn of any instance of child labor within or outside the Fair Trade system.
Social entrepreneurs, those organizations and individuals who work to improve major social issues, don't have the networks and financial systems of traditional entrepreneurs, Sally Osberg, president of the Skoll Foundation told a Stanford MBA audience. Like Ginger Rogers dancing in a 1940's musical, they face the same issues as traditional entrepreneurs, but must do it backwards in high heels.
World of Good Development Organization becomes Good World Solutions, Partners with Fair Trade USA to Increase Transparency and Promote Economic Empowerment
Oakland, CA – November 22, 2011 – Good World Solutions, (formerly World of Good Development Organization) best known for its award-winning Fair Wage Guide, today announced that it has re-launched under a new name and partnered with Fair Trade USA in order to expand its technology tools and reach over a million workers.
Multiple Ingredients Products Policy to be Reviewed by Dec. 1
Multi-stakeholder consultation and engagement have always been core to our organization. We celebrate the diversity of perspectives and models in the global Fair Trade movement and we continually seek to learn from other approaches.