Anniversary flags well
on their way
For the last three months five flags have been travelling around
the globe collecting signatures and messages of support in
preparation for Shared Interest's 25th anniversary next
Upper limit raised to
In April, the upper limit for Shared Interest member investment
was raised to £100,000.
Sustainable Business Awards Winner
In May Shared Interest was announced as winner in the Innovation
category of the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards.
Interest marks World Fair Trade Day by thanking members in
This month Shared Interest celebrated World Fair Trade Day with
members in Scotland on May 9.
Upper limit for member
investment raised to £100,000
Did you know the amount you can invest with Shared Interest
Society increased to £100,000 in April 2014?
Share Capital hits
Shared Interest is celebrating hitting the £30m
mark in Share Capital.
Social Lenders Join Forces to Develop Industry Standards, Best
Practices for Smallholder Agricultural Finance
The Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) is
an alliance of social lending institutions, also referred to as
impact-first agricultural lenders, targeting agricultural
businesses in the "missing middle" in low- and middle-income
countries. CSAF members convene on a pre-competitive basis to
exchange learning, identify best practices and develop industry
Shared Interest marking International Women's Day
Shared Interest is working with the World Fair Trade
Organisation (WFTO) to mark International Women's Day by
celebrating the inspiring women who participate in fair trade
enterprises and by urging governments and organisations to embrace
an agenda for change.
Award success for
Shared Interest Society and Shared Interest Foundation have
been recognised for a number of prestigious awards.
Record turnout for
A record number of members turned out for this year's AGM
in London on March 14.
Interest welcome women's handcraft producers to the
Shared Interest have been hearing about the Masaai culture
from women's handcraft group Namayiana, on their visit to
Shared Interest Foundation sponsor South West Business
Shared Interest Foundation sponsored the lunch at the South
West Fairtrade Business Awards 2014 at City Hall, Bristol on
Going bananas for fair
Shared Interest staff and volunteers got involved in a range of
activities to promote Fairtrade Fortnight, which
concluded on 9 March, this year.
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