Fairtrade ANZ's Blog

  • Dario Soto Abril

    Fairtrade: setting our sights on the future

    20 September 2017 by Dario Soto Abril, CEO of Fairtrade International

    An opinion piece by Darío Soto Abril, Chief Executive Officer of Fairtrade International. This piece first appeared on PlanetaFuturo/ElPaís on September 19, 2017 and is reproduced with their kind permission.

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  • Back the plan

    The need for zero carbon emissions by 2050!

    29 August 2017 by Molly Harriss Olson

    Climate action will not only safeguard New Zealand’s future. It will also support vulnerable communities who are already at the frontline of climate change.

    As New Zealanders gear up for an election on Saturday 23 September, Fairtrade and 13 other aid agencies have joined forces to urge political action on climate change.

    Back the Plan: Back to Zero calls on all New Zealand political parties to establish binding climate legislation and a Zero Carbon Act.

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    Transforming trade to transforming lives - What does it take?

    24 August 2017 by Molly Harriss Olson, CEO Fairtrade ANZ

    The Asia Pacific is often called the world’s economic powerhouse, and for good reason. The world’s most rapidly developing region is being transformed by population growth, a rising middle class and an explosion of economic activity. Governments and businesses view it as the global epicentre for development and, let’s be honest, the centre of potential commercial profits.

    Global management consultant McKinsey has tracked the centre of the world’s economic activity, finding that it is shifting south and east towards Asia at a rate faster than at any time in human history.

    As we know, trade is a central part of this economic movement and can be a force for good – or not. This explosive economic development comes at a price. An estimated 600 million people in Asia Pacific live in poverty – that’s more than half the world’s poor. More than 490 million are undernourished and another 11.5 million – or 56% of the global total for this metric – are trapped in modern forms of slavery.


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  • Preview Will

    Coffee is in my blood: Will Valverde looks back on 10 years since his first visit to NZ!

    17 August 2017 by Will Valverde interviewed by Fairtrade New Zealand

    As someone who has grown up surrounded by coffee farms his entire life, Will Valverde, well-known coffee connoisseur and educator speaks to us about his time with Fairtrade and the importance of striving for continual improvement with farmers and traders in today’s volatile coffee market.

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    Spoil Mum with a Fairtrade afternoon tea

    9 May 2017 by Stefanie

    Make Mum’s day with a special spread that you create just for her.

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  • Nazma Akter

    Giving a voice to Bangladesh’s Women Garment Workers

    24 April 2017 by nz_publisher

    Nazma Akter’s journey in the garment industry began when she started work at age 11. Her experiences were reflective of the sector’s attitude towards workers who were, in her own words, seen as ‘just there to make the business a profit’.

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    CEO Blog: Unlocking World Health

    7 April 2017 by Molly Harriss Olson

    Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand CEO Molly Harriss Olson explores what a healthy humanity looks like in light of this year’s World Health Day theme of depression.  

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