On the 17th of October hundreds of thousands of people in Sweden will celebrate ”Fairtrade Challenge”. SE Forum will of course take part in the challenge and welcomes you to an SE Bar with Fairtrade in focus! Our inspirational guests for the evening have a desire to change the world through their businesses: Barista and Smiling Cashew.

The focus of the event will be on the following topics:

  • How social entrepreneurs deliver solutions for better working conditions for people living in poverty.
  • The challenges entrepreneurs face when choosing to certify products with Fairtrade.
  • What we all can do to empower farmers and workers in the developing world

When and where?

Thursday, October 17th, 18:00-20:00 at Impact Hub, Riddargatan 17D, Stockholm
18:00-19:00: Presentations by Björn Almér and Joakim Söderling + discussions
19:00-20:00: Mingling & Networking [Faitrade snacks and drinks will be provided]

Sign up for the event here

About Björn Almér, CEO Barista Fair Trade Coffee
Björn and his co-workers, Nina and Maria, started Barista in 2006 with two goals in mind: to provide cafés that were serious about coffee, and at the same time, promoted an ethical way of thinking. Today Barista is “the first ethical coffee shop in Scandinavia” and has won several prices such as “Änglamarkspriset” for the best environmental work.

About Smilling Cashew
Smiling Cashew sells cashew nuts, which are grown and harvested in Gambia, and then directly sent to Sweden. The main problem with the cashew industry in Gambia is that when the local farmers have harvested their nuts they are usually sent to India to be peeled, often under miserable working conditions. Smiling Cashew wants to change this!

SE Forum invites you to an evening of discussions and mingling. Bring your ideas and join us in this inspirational seminar. The seminar will be held in English.