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Sustainability pathways with Fairtrade: unlocking equality and climate resilience with fairer incomes

Sustainability pathways with Fairtrade:
unlocking equality and climate resilience with fairer incomes

Wednesday, 3 November 2021
11:30am EDT / 8:30am PDT / 4:30pm BST / 5:30pm CEST
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Most of us love a bar of really good quality chocolate. But how we do know if behind that critical raw ingredient – cocoa – the wellbeing of people and planet are held to equally high standards?

Join us for a one-hour session packed with tips on how to build credibility, trust and value for your business. You’ll learn how industry peers are tackling some of the challenges in cocoa, exploring three major issues – equality, climate crisis and income security.

There will be live examples of how we work with different companies, who will share the impact of our partnership. You’ll also hear about Fairtrade’s consumer pull, and how we can support you to meet your sustainability goals through a combination of certification and licensing and communications tools. Meanwhile, representing cocoa farmers, Fairtrade Africa’s Anne Marie Yao, known in cocoa-growing communities as ‘Mama Cocoa’, will share perspectives on equality from the cocoa fields, and explain the impact of a growing number of businesses choosing Fairtrade certified cocoa.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn directly from senior industry leaders, including two of Fairtrade’s most innovative global commercial partners and experts.

Can’t join in real time? Register anyway! We will send you a recording of the webinar.


Cécile Henrard
Senior Business Development Manager
Fairtrade Belgium

After more than 10 years in the FMCG sector in various senior positions (brand management, trade marketing, key account management), Cécile decided to start working for Fairtrade Belgium as Business Development Manager on cocoa. Thanks to her expertise and knowledge of the retail market, she works closely with Belgian retailers to support them on their way to developing a more sustainable cocoa supply chain. She also builds and nurtures strong relationships and partnership with chocolate brands.

Anne-Marie Yao
Regional Cocoa Manager
Fairtrade Africa

Anne-Marie Yao is the Regional Cocoa Manager at Fairtrade Africa. Affectionately known as Mama Cocoa by the farmers she works with, is Fairtrade’s Regional Cocoa Manager for Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Formerly a Senior Consultant at Fairtrade International, in her current role Anne Marie develops, coordinates and implements Fairtrade cocoa strategy.

Etienne White
Vice President, Brands for Good
Sustainable Brands

Etienne is a marketing and sustainability strategist, writer and speaker. She currently leads Sustainable Brands' Brands for Good — a collaboration of leading brands committed to unleashing the power of their collective brand influence to accelerate mainstream consumer behavior change at scale, and fuel the adoption of sustainable lifestyles.

Paul Schoenmakers
Impactus Prime / Head of Impact
Tony’s Chocolonely

He’s our sweet yet sometimes bitter conscience – our Impactus Prime Paul. Paul guides the impact team through all programs and activities we do for our partner cooperatives in Ghana and Ivory coast. As a chemical engineering and development studies graduate, Paul has catalyzed change in global corporates as well as national governments, so it was chemistry at first sight when we met in 2017. Under Paul’s rule we’ve pushed for legislation in the Netherlands and developed a platform through which we share our sourcing principles. Speaking of impactus – veni, vidi, vici!

Philippe Weiler
Head of Sustainability / CSR Manager

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