Our Partners

Partnerships continue to play a key role across all areas of Shared Interest; they are vital to the sustainability and capacity of projects and activities across the organisation.

Shared Interest has partners across a variety of sectors including, fair trade, co-operatives and social finance and we value the diversity and multiple connections this enables us to have. As our partners cover all aspects of the organisation they also cover all parts of the world with partners at local, regional, national and international levels. Our overseas offices in Kenya, Peru, Ghana and Costa Rica also play a key role in our ability to strengthen partnerships within these respective regions.

Who are our key partners

BAFTS The British Association of Fairtrade Shops is a network of independent fair trade shops across the UK promotes fair trade retailing and provides a point of contact and communication

BOND The UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development

Comic Relief Charity based in the United Kingdom raising money for projects at home and abroad

Co-operatives UK The national trade body that campaigns for co-operation

The Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) An alliance focused on creating a thriving, sustainable and transparent financial market to serve the financing needs of small and growing agricultural businesses in low- and middle-income countries worldwide.

Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) Church-based investor coalition and membership organisation working for economic justice

European Fair Trade Association (EFTA) is an association of ten Fair Trade importers in nine European countries

Fairtrade Africa Fairtrade farmers & workers in Africa: 315 farmer organisations involving over 700,000 producers in 29 countries

Fairtrade Federation (USA) FTF USA is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organisations fully committed to fair trade

Fairtrade Foundation UK-based charity that works to empower disadvantaged producers in developing countries by tackling injustice in conventional trade.  Promoter and licensee of the Fairtrade Mark

Fairtrade International (FLO) Setting Fairtrade standards and supporting producers

Rwandan Forum for Alternative Trade (RWAFAT)  A business support network for fair trade handcraft producing groups in Rwanda. Established in 2010 as part of a project run by Shared Interest Foundation.

Swaziland Fair Trade (SWIFT) A membership organisation providing training, trade and advocacy to support fair trade businesses in Swaziland. Shared Interest Foundation has been working in partnership with SWIFT since 2010 on a project funded by Comic Relief.

UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) Member association of the United Kingdom social, ethical, and green investment industry and community

World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) Global representative body of over 450 members committed to 100% fair trade