Fair trade is emerging as an important approach to long term sustainability and it promises to bring millions of people out of poverty while setting new standards in corporate social responsibility, human development and environmental protection.
The Centre for Public Interest Accounting at the Haskayne School of Business, Students’ Union and Development Studies Club are pleased to sponsor a free public forum on: “Fair Trade: Setting the standards for a more sustainable future.”
1. What do we mean by sustainability and to what extent can fair trade contribute to sustainability in Canada and the world?
2. What is the role of activist campaigns in changing corporations’ behaviours?
3. What are the challenges and opportunities of sustainability in higher education?
This forum brings together universities, involved institutions, non-profit organizations and the general public to discuss, debate and ultimately move forward with this timely and important topic.
Free fair trade coffee and tea will be offered as well as complimentary lunch.
Added by Carlos V on November 14, 2008