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Fair Trade Futures – Opening Event Companies operating in the Bournemouth and Poole area were invited to explore how a values-based approach could be good for business, the community and the environment. The programme commenced with an Opening Event at Avonbourne School on 3rd March 2011. Key questions explored included: Could Fairtrade be more than just the right choice of coffee and tea in the canteen? Can businesses be more successful if they operate in ways that are fair, ethically sound and genuinely environmentally friendly? Participating companies have been invited to continue working with the Earth Charter and to share their progress at a Reception in the summer.


Programme Partners Avonbourne School is an International Business and Enterprise College. The school prides itself on providing girls with an excellent 21st century education which inspires them to greater achievements and successes throughout life. The Earth Charter is a declaration of ethical principles for the 21st century. It seeks to inspire a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the human family, community of life, and future generations. CarbonSense has provided strategic thinking, board and management engagement and training for companies, communities, local government and government departments as well as most of the country’s leading museums. Fair Trade Futures forms part of a unique three year programme to enhance global awareness and understanding, responsible practices and sustainable development in UK business. It is being undertaken with support from DFID. The project is supported by Bournemouth Borough Council through the Bournemouth 2026 Partnership.


For more information contact: Antony Turner 01626 777274 antony@carbonsense.org

Bill Rigby 0207 183 1847 billrigby@earthcharteruk.org


Fair Trade Futures Opening Event Note