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Update - Fair Trade International Symposium: Portsmouth 26-28 June 2018

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

Preparations for the upcoming Fair Trade International Symposium (Portsmouth Business School, Portsmouth, UK / 26-28 June 2018) are well under way.

Abstracts: the FTIS Steering Group has decided to offer a final extension until 16 February. Please confirm with Prof Matthew Anderson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you are planning to submit an abstract and whether you will be able to meet the 16 February deadline.

Update: a good range of papers have been received - both academic and policy-focused research, and work is underway on a possible special issue with the Journal of Business Ethics and a book proposal with Practical Action Publishing. In addition to the discussions on papers, there will also be a number of workshops covering topics such as: research dissemination and impact; Fair Trade universities (new campaigns and award schemes); Fair Trade research consortium for collaborative grant bids. 

More information on the conference (link to PDF): Fair Trade and the SDGs: Investigating the fairness of sustainable development

FTIS 2018 Conference Themes:

  • SDG 1 - No poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero hunger
  • SDG 5 - Gender equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible consumption and production
  • SDG 13 - Climate action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals