About Fairtrade Fortnight 2019

Fairtrade Fortnight is the highlight of the year for the Fairtrade movement in the UK and in 2019 it will run from Monday 25 February until Sunday 10 March. Fairtrade is also celebrating 25 years of Fairtrade in the UK. A multi-faceted, celebrity fronted campaign will call on the British public to support a living income for some of the world’s poorest farmers and workers around the world.  Over 90% of British people recognise the Fairtrade Mark and during Fairtrade Fortnight the Foundation will be supported by the wide network…

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Guest Post – People, planet, and profit – measuring success the BCorp way

In 2017, Simply Business became an accredited B Corp. This accreditation recognises their strong track record of having a positive impact on people, society and the environment. They have very kindly written a guest post about their experiences in becoming a B Corp. This post has been written by Simply Business and is (c) to them, we hope that you find it interesting. It’s natural that as a business owner you want your ventures not only to survive but also to thrive. Success is an obvious goal – but have…

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Poor worse off as billionaire fortunes rise $2.5 billion a day

The 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw their wealth decline by 11 per cent last year while billionaires’ fortunes rose 12 per cent – or $2.5 billion a day, an Oxfam report published reveals. Public Good or Private Wealth? describes how decades of progress in reducing global poverty has slowed and is being undermined by the growing gap between rich and poor. The report, published as political and business leaders gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum, finds that 26 people now…

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Barnardo’s warns of the signs of sexual exploitation as Emmerdale child abuse story deepens

Barnardo’s is warning parents of the signs of sexual exploitation as the teacher/pupil abuse storyline between ITV’s Emmerdale characters Maya and Jacob deepens. In the soap, teacher Maya, (Louisa Clein) is in a relationship with David Metcalfe (Matthew Wolfenden), but she has been seen kissing and grooming 15-year-old Jacob, (Joe-Warren Plant), David’s adopted son. Jacob is shown as becoming increasingly vulnerable and confused. Anxious to impress her, he sends scheming Maya a topless selfie in the episode on Monday Jan 14. Young survivors of sexual abuse and Barnardo’s experts have…

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Banishment during menstruation a senseless practice that must end: WaterAid

News of the death of a woman and her two sons in rural Nepal after she was banished to a small shed during menstruation must serve to strengthen efforts to banish the practice, WaterAid said today. Media have reported that a 35-year-old mother and her nine- and seven-year-old sons were most likely suffocated by smoke after a blanket they were using for warmth in the frigid cold caught fire in Nepal’s remote western Bajura district.  The practice of chhaupadi, or banishment during menstruation, was outlawed by Nepal’s Supreme Court in…

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