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Shopanthropic is excited to announce our new Global Webinar Series on the sustainable and ethical retail space internationally. Our newly-launched webinar series will be hosted once a month. Over the course of the next few months, we will be engaging speakers from sustainable and ethical product companies and organizations around the world, to bring new perspectives and ideas for us to further the movement of sustainable/ethical products in the marketplace in Canada. Through a mix of talks, question/answer sessions and dynamic interactive experiences, we hope to shed light on ways to accelerate the ethical, fair trade and sustainable product movement in Canada.

Our first speaker in this exciting series is Carola Reintjes, the Chief Executive of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO, www.wfto.com). With more than 25 years of professional dedication, she has a long record of work in Fair Trade and Solidarity Economy. She is founding member of the first Spanish Fair Trade Organization, co-founder and ex-President of the Spanish National Fair Trade platform and founding member and President of the national Solidarity Economy network (REAS) during the last decade. She was elected President of the newly established European branch of WFTO (WFTO Europe) till 2010. Her academic background is Philology (English/Spanish) and a Master in Environmental Management. She has an extended record of published articles and conferences, and is co-author of a book on Fair Trade certification systems.

Join us on November 23rd, 2011at 10:30 am EST  for our first ever Global Webinar featuring Carola Reintjes! Stay tuned for more information on how to view this webinar!