Fair Future

Reflecting on a fair future.

More than 300 business leaders, political figures, campaigners, NGOs and producers came together on 15 October 2014 for Fair Future, an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the FAIRTRADE Mark in the UK. Broadcaster and Observer ethical journalist Lucy Siegle described the day, held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, as ‘an opportunity to kick the tyres of a movement’ that has achieved much – but as Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International commented, ‘still stands in the foothills of a mountain of injustice’.

To read about the rest of the day and to listen to some of the event speakers, see below. 

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Listen to event speakers

Listen to Secretary of State for International Development, Rt Hon Justine Greening's speech

Listen to Chair of the Fairtrade Foundation’s National Campaigner Committee, Sue Bentley's speech

Listen to TV presenter and businessman, Nick Hewer's speech

Listen to Managing Director of Waitrose, Mark Price's speech

Listen to Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, Michael Gidney's speech


With thanks to our headline sponsor:

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Thanks also to our co-sponsors:

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