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  • Inspirational Volunteers: Stephen's Story

    Shared Interest volunteers work within their own community to change lives around the world. They are unique in that they often don't see the end result of their time, as the impact of their role is not on their own doorstep. But what keeps Shared Interest volunteers committed to the organisation and fair trade on a long term basis? Find out more from Stephen who has been part of Shared Interest's voluntary network in the UK for several years.

  • Finalists for #coops 2012 Award

    We are delighted to be part of the shortlist for The Co-operative Awards 2012, which recognise the excellence, innovation and impact of co-operatives and mutuals across the country.

  • Social Enterprise Award Finalists

    Following the judging of the Social Enterprise Awards, Shared Interest has been voted a finalist in the International Social Enterprise of the Year category.

  • Dragon's Den with a bit of Comic Relief

    21 August 2012

    Two members of the Shared Interest team travelled to London to join Comic Relief's internal communications team for the day. Designed a little like TV's Dragon's Den, the aim of the session was to help discuss the rationale behind social investment versus grant-funding.

  • My Fortnight with Shared Interest

    17 August 2012

    Shared Interest volunteer Kelly Ho recently undertook a work placement with us. Read her story here.

  • Lessons in Co-operation from Around The World

    07 August 2012

    One of the areas in which I am growing my knowledge base is co-operatives.  So in the manner of co-operation, I've condensed a couple of these facts for you to enjoy and share.

  • Awards News

    11 July 2012

    We are delighted to announce that we have officially been shortlisted for the Third Sector Awards as well as entering the third round of the Private Business Awards.

  • Harriet Lamb Appointed New CEO of Fairtrade International

    04 July 2012

    Harriet Lamb has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Fairtrade International.

  • Rewarding Results

    01 June 2012

    Recognition through awards gives us a further opportunity to thank our Investors and Volunteers for their continued support. Without our committed supporters, we couldn't continue to strive for our vision of a world where justice is at the heart of trade finance.

  • Thanking Scotland This World Fair Trade Day

    On the eve of World Fair Trade Day 2012, the Shared Interest team travelled up to Edinburgh to meet with investors and their guests at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.