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Fair Trade and Sustainability Conference

Nov 25 2008 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

 

Setting the standards for a more sustainable future

http://www.ucalgary.ca/fairtrade

Great Hall, Rozsa Center, University of Calgary
Campus Map: http://www.ucalgary.ca/map

Fair trade is emerging as an important approach to long term sustainability and it promises to bring millions of people out of poverty while setting new standards in corporate social responsibility, human development and environmental protection. The Centre for Public Interest Accounting at the Haskayne School of Business, Students? Union and Development Studies Club are pleased to sponsor a free public forum on: ?Fair Trade: Setting the standards for a more sustainable future.?

Questions include:

  1. What do we mean by sustainability and to what extent can fair trade contribute to sustainability in Canada and the world?
  2. What is the role of activist campaigns in changing corporations' behaviours?
  3. What are the challenges and opportunities of sustainability in higher education?

This forum brings together universities, involved institutions, non-profit organizations and the general public to discuss, debate and ultimately move forward with this timely and important topic.

RSVP: November 21, 2008 to Sylvia Fuchek
sylvia [dot] fuchek [at] haskayne [dot] ucalgary [dot] ca or 403-220-3812

There is no cost to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Location

Great Hall, Rozsa Centre
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted November 21, 2008 by Anonymous

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