Press Releases



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 year.


Upper limit raised to £100,000

In April, the upper limit for Shared Interest member investment was raised to £100,000. 


Guardian Sustainable Business Awards Winner

In May Shared Interest was announced as winner in the Innovation category of the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards.

Shared Interest marks World Fair Trade Day by thanking members in Scotland

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 £30m

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 standards.


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

Shared Interest Society and Shared Interest Foundation have been recognised for a number of prestigious awards.

Record turnout for AGM

A record number of members turned out for this year's AGM in London on March 14.

Shared Interest welcome women's handcraft producers to the UK

Shared Interest have been hearing about the Masaai culture from women's handcraft group Namayiana, on their visit to the UK.

Shared Interest Foundation sponsor South West Business Awards

Shared Interest Foundation sponsored the lunch at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2014 at City Hall, Bristol on March 6. 


Going bananas for fair trade

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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