Benita Matofska is a visionary change-maker and author of a book on sharing economy - 'Generation Share: The Change-Makers Building the Sharing Economy.' In this episode, Benita unpacks sharing economy and discusses with Erinch Sahan the role of Fair Trade Enterprises in the broader new economy. She also reminds us of the power of humour, human connectivity and building a new economy for people and planet.
Social Enterprise + Fair Trade (WFTO)
What exactly is a social enterprise? How can they transform the business world? In this episode, Erinch Sahan speaks with John Steel, CEO of Cafedirect, and Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK on the future of mission-led enterprises and the role of ethical business.
Published: 30th January 2020
Social entrepreneur Kathy Marshall shares her journey with Sabahar, an Addis Ababa-based Fair Trade Enterprise. Learn first-hand insights from Kathy on running a social enterprise, like dealing with challenges, growth, social and environmental impact, and their deep community involvement, a natural penchant for mission-led enterprises. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or someone interested in social and business innovations, Kathy’s story is for you!
Published: 31st October 2019
Human rights thinker and former UN special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter discusses with WFTO Chief Executive Erinch Sahan what an ambitious agenda for business and human rights would look like, how to transform business models and how trade can be made fair. This podcast is a special edition for the first anniversary of the Fair Trade Charter www.fair-trade.website.
Published: 23rd September 2019
This week’s episode is about improving social equity, sustainability and product quality in the framework of a Fair Trade Enterprise model. Our guest Elvira Zingg, quality manager of Gebana, shares insights based from their enterprise’s experience.
Published: 12th September 2019
Ellilta Products is a story of a social mission transformed into a business that positively impacts the lives of many women and children. They use the profit of their thriving enterprise to broaden the reach of their social mission: to help women and girls rescued from prostitution. They make high-quality fashion accessories from upcycled materials sold in the United States.
Published: 29th August 2019
Maroma is a Fair Trade Enterprise from India that is built to benefit its workers and their community. It is part of the wave of all-natural products that is seeing increased consumer demand - specialising in body care products and fragrances. As a social enterprise, they have leveraged their commitment to people and planet to create high quality products.
Published: 22nd August 2019
Common Objective (CO) co-founder Clare Lissaman shares her views on the future of ethical fashion and how the fashion industry is increasingly becoming more transparent and sustainable. At the end, of the discussion Clare gives her take on the unique opportunities for social enterprises. CO is an online matchmaker for the ethical fashion chain.
Published: 25th July 2019
In our new podcast, Jonathan and Helen discuss their new initiative to allow consumers to directly tip the maker of the product. This podcast explains how tip me works, and how it benefits businesses in the promotion of ethically-made products.
Published: 11th July 2019
On International Cooperatives Day we hear from Ed Mayo, the secretary general of Cooperatives UK. Ed is helping drive new ideas on creating a Fair Trade economy. He talks about where and how cooperatives thrive, and why they are a bold idea in a world of ecological and social challenges. He gives the story of coops in Japan, Finland, Spain and more, and highlights the emerging area of platform coops.
Published: 4th July 2019
This week, Erinch speaks with Laura Cave from BAFTS- a leading network of independent Fair Trade shops in the UK. Laura tells her story of founding a social enterprise to collaborate with and benefit artisans in Peru.
Published: 27th June 2019