Portsmouth Business School

Fair Trade International Symposium 2018

Fair Trade and the SDGs: Investigating the fairness of sustainable development


Conference date: 26 - 28 June 2018

Venue: Portsmouth Business School, Portsmouth, UK.

"Fair Trade is an example of the active and inclusive partnerships we need in our pursuit of the SDGs. Fair Trade promotes sustainable and equitable production and consumption patterns that keep our planet healthier and our societies more inclusive.'

Joakim Reiter, Former Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

The Sustainable Development Goals require the combined action of government, civil society and business in order to develop solutions to the complex challenges of poverty, inequality and climate change. Fair Trade has been recognised as a socially focussed business model that can promote and support the roadmap to a sustainable food and agriculture system (Business and Sustainable Development Commission, 2017).

The aim of this conference is to investigate the ethics and practice of fairness that constitute the processes, goals and indicators of sustainable development. We encourage researchers and practitioners to use the SDGs as a lens to explore and assess Fair Trade's contribution to date and potential to support a global agenda towards sustainable development.

Further Information

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  • Further information

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  • Travel Scholarships for FTIS Delegates

    For FTIS 2018, we are pleased to be able to offer financial assistance to help support travel to Portsmouth and participation by delegates from institutions based in the Global South.

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    Travel Scholarships for FTIS Delegates
  • Call for Papers

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    Call for Papers
  • Dr. Vandana Shiva

    Dr. Vandana Shiva has made significant contributions to the areas of intellectual property rights, biodiversity and sustainable agriculture. Dr. Shiva will deliver a special address on ‘Fair Trade and sustainable food production’.

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    Dr. Vandana Shiva
  • Venue Travel and Accommodation

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    Venue Travel and Accommodation

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