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Third Sector Awards Shortlist Announced

We are delighted to announce that both Shared Interest Society, and our charity Shared Interest Foundation have been recognised at the Third Sector Awards.

Volunteers' Week

Volunteers’ Week provides the opportunity for us to join the nation in recognising the fantastic contribution people make to our communities by offering their time and commitment.

HELP US BUILD BACK, THIS WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY

Saturday 8th May is World Fair Trade Day, and the World Fair Trade Organization is promoting the message to ‘build back fairer’, following the disruption caused by Covid-19. For Newcastle organisation, Shared Interest, it also provides a valuable opportunity to reflect on the vital role farmers and workers play in providing the food we eat.

Ghana's Costly Wait for Trade Deal

As the UK finally approved its trade agreement with the European Union (EU) on 30th December, it transpired that trade deals between the UK and some countries had not been finalised in time for Britain exiting the EU the following day. Ghana is one of the countries still hoping to finalise a free trade agreement, and is operating under interim terms as negotiations take place.

MD Commended for Exceptional Leadership

Shared Interest Managing Director, Patricia Alexander, has been recognised for exceptional leadership for her response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 Statement

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to develop across the world, we are met with new challenges that test our resilience as a business. Our thoughts go out to those suffering and we thank those on the front line who are supporting us all during the crisis.

FIRST BENEFICIARY OF LIVELIHOOD SECURITY FUND

Bukonzo Organic Farmers Co-operative Union (BOCU) is the first beneficiary of our Livelihood Security Fund. The Ugandan Fairtrade coffee co-operative has told us that this support will reach 1,200 people.

Fairtrade farmers call on Nestle to continue their commitment

After a decade of sourcing cocoa and sugar from smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire, Fiji and Malawi, Nestlé has announced that, from October, its KitKat bars in the UK and Ireland will no longer be certified Fairtrade

Raising Funds to Support Communities during and beyond Covid-19

Shared Interest Foundation is relaunching its Livelihood Security Fund for developing world producers in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our charity is now appealing for donations to help farmers and workers in African and Latin American communities.

We are a Natwest Impact Champion

The NatWest SE100 celebrates the growth, impact and resilience of social ventures in the UK – by naming the most impressive 100 social enterprises of the year in a top 100 Index, and giving eight SE100 Social Business Awards for the most outstanding achievers.

SHARED INTEREST CELEBRATES ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVAL

We are delighted to share the news that Shared Interest has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development.

AGM 2020

Our 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, on the banks of the River Tyne in Gateshead.

AGM 2019

Our 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the Northern Design Centre on the banks of the River Tyne in Gateshead.

TRIBUTE TO MARK HAYES, FOUNDER AND RETIRED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SHARED INTEREST SOCIETY

As we enter our 30th year, it is with heartfelt sadness we share news that our founder Mark Hayes passed away on the 15th December after a long illness. I am sure you will join me in sending sincere condolences to his family.

NORTH EAST TIMES IMPACT AWARDS

We were delighted to hear that our Managing Director, Patricia Alexander was named the winner in the Global Impact category at the North East Times Impact Awards.

YOU CAN NOW INVEST IN US DOLLARS AND EUROS

We are pleased to inform you that the Rule changes, approved by members at the March AGM, have been registered by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and are now incorporated into our Terms and Conditions.

REACHING PRODUCERS THROUGH BUYER FINANCE

Despite the progress made in increasing the availability of financial services, the majority of people living in developing countries struggle to access finance. Read more about the buyers we are working with across the globe here.

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Featuring stories from our customers across the globe.

Award Success 2018

In October this year, Shared Interest Managing Director, Patricia Alexander was named as one of the top 100 Women in Social Enterprise at the prestigious awards held in London.

COMMUNIQUÉ DE TRAIDCRAFT

Nous sommes ravis d'annoncer que, suite à une vague de soutien, Traidcraft ne fermera pas le 31 décembre comme prévu, mais poursuivra ses activités avec une gamme réduite de produits.

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Featuring stories from our customers across the globe.

C'EST BON DE PARTAGER

Notre Directrice Générale, Patricia Alexander raconte au North East Times comment Shared Interest utilise l'argent des investisseurs pour transformer des vies dans des communautés parmi les plus défavorisées du monde.

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Featuring stories from our customers across the globe.

NEWSLETTER NUMÉRO 107

Retrouvez les témoignages de nos clients des quatre coins du globe.

GREGGS RENFORCE SON AIDE AUX PRODUCTEURS PENDANT LA QUINZAINE DU COMMERCE ÉQUITABLE

Pendant la Quinzaine du Commerce Équitable GREGGS, enseigne de boulangerie britannique, a aidé les producteurs de pays en développement à mieux gagner leur vie. Fort de ses 1 850 boulangeries à travers le Royaume-Uni, Greggs a ouvert un compte d'investissement durable auprès de Shared Interest.

NEWSLETTER NUMÉRO 106

Retrouvez les témoignages de nos clients des quatre coins du globe.

RÉCOMPENSES EN 2017

Shared Interest récompensée aux UK Social Enterprise Awards.

FAIRE PASSER LE MESSAGE

Merci à vous tous qui nous contactent et nous invitent au sein de vos organisations et réseaux locaux pour discuter de Shared Interest . C’est l’occasion pour nous de promouvoir notre cause auprès d’un public que nous ne pourrions pas atteindre sans vous.

PASSIONNÉS, ENGAGÉS ET INFORMÉS

Plus de 300 personnes nous ont rejoint lors de nos conférences à Cardiff, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool et Londres. Dans chaque ville, un intervenant s’est exprimé devant nos investisseurs, nos bénévoles et devant tous les nouveaux venus intéressées par notre cause.

RÉCOMPENSES EN 2016

Nous sommes ravis d'annoncer que Shared Interest Society et notre branche caritative Shared Interest Foundation ont toutes les deux été récompensées par plusieurs prix prestigieux.

DES COUREURS RÉCOLTENT DES FONDS POUR SHARED INTEREST FOUNDATION

Le dimanche 11 Septembre, cinq grands coureurs à pied se sont mêlés à 57 000 autres personnes dans les rues de Newcastle à l'occasion du semi-marathon Great North Run, au profit de notre branche caritative, Shared Interest Foundation.

2015 UNE ANNÉE EXCEPTIONNELLE

En 2015, Shared Interest soufflait sa 25ème bougie. Nous avons fêté l'événement avec un drapeau commémoratif qui a voyagé partout dans le monde, suivi d’une incroyable assemblée générale annuelle sur les berges de la rivière Tyne et nous avons aussi dépasser nos objectifs d'investissements et de prêts.

OUR SHARED INTEREST : NOTRE NOUVEAU PORTAIL INTERNET

Nous avons lancé un nouveau portail internet, plus sophistiqué, baptisé Our Shared Interest, qui sera plus interactif. Il vous sera possible de modifier des informations telles que votre adresse et, éventuellement, effectuer des transactions en ligne (aussi bien des versements que des retraits) depuis votre compte-titres.

PRIX DES BONNES PRATIQUES - ACTIVITÉS DE FINANCEMENT

L’offre de financement que propose Shared Interest a reçu le prix «Community Shares Standard Mark», un nouveau système de certification volontaire remise aux offres publiques de titres financiers qui suivent les règles des bonnes pratiques.