Ethical Consumer Conference 2014


Consumer Campaigning: Past, Present and Future

Ethical Consumer's 25th anniversary event.


Thanks to all those who attended the Ethical Consumer conference 2014.

We had a day of lively debates and speakers focusing on consumer campaigning for sustainability and social justice.

See below for audio and images from the day.



Celebrating the successes of the last 25 years 




Consumers’ Associations around the world:

Luke Upchurch, Consumers International 



The growth of Fairtrade:

Tim Aldred - Head of Policy & Research,  Fairtrade Foundation 



The anti-apartheid boycott of South Africa:

Christabel Gurney, ACTSA



The growth of the Ethical Consumer movement:

Rob Harrison - Ethical Consumer co-editor and Director  








The big issues of our time




Environmental crisis, food and consumption:

Prof Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University London's Centre for Food Policy 



Fast fashion and the disposable society:

Orsola De Castro, Fashion revolution and estethica 



BDS - Israel / Palestine: 

John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want



Emily Kenway, Founder of Amazon Anonymous








The future of consumer campaigning




The future of ethical finance:

Bruce Davis, Joint Managing Director of Abundance Generation 

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Campaigning tools of the future: 

Laura Townshend, 38 Degrees Director of Communications 



The future of the ethical market: 

Dr Joanna Long, Researcher at Ethical Consumer



The future of ethical business and campaigning: 

Miquel Ballester, Head of Product Strategy at Fairphone








Discusssion groups












 The Stall holders



Richard from the Fair Tax Mark, Henry from the The Co-operative Phone and Broadband and Lucy from the Social Enterprise Mark.



Images from Iona Wolff








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