Unfair Trade: The shocking truth behind ‘ethical’ business
Many of our favourite brands now openly espouse 'ethical' credentials, so how is it that they can import billions of pounds' worth of goods from the developing world every year while leaving the people who produce them barely scraping a living? Are they being cynically opportunistic? Or is it that global commerce will always be incompatible with the eradication of poverty? And, if so, are charity and fair trade initiatives the only way forward?
In Unfair Trade Conor Woodman travels the world - from Nicaragua to the Congo and from Laos to Afghanistan - to establish the truth. In the course of his journeys he uncovers some truly shocking stories about the way big business operates, but he also sees a way forward that could reconcile the apparently irreconcilable.
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Review: Unfair Trade: How Big Business Exploits The World's Poor And Why It Doesn't Have ToUser Review - Mahi - Goodreads
Interesting insights on the unfair world of international trade, claimed CSR and business ethics!!! Read full review
Review: Unfair Trade: How Big Business Exploits The World's Poor And Why It Doesn't Have ToUser Review - Vikas Datta - Goodreads
A most captivating book laying bare in seven case studies the inequities of global trade despite some attempts at a remedy which is scarcely doing anything... the chapters on Congo and Afghanistan are particularly revealing! Read full review