Jacqui MacDonald

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Jacqui MacDonald "is a highly experienced and committed senior manager with a strong track record in building ethical and fair trade international businesses and developing dynamic partnerships. She is the co-author of Business and Poverty: Bridging the Gap. Ms. MacDonald is currently is a fair and ethical trade consultant (Just Trade) and works with a variety of institutions including the ITC, Commonwealth Secretariat’s Gender Programme, WEIGO (Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing), the IFC, the Co-operative College in the UK, The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), the ODI (Overseas Development Institute) as well as Verité.

"Ms. MacDonald was the Director of the DFID Resource Centre for the Social Dimensions of Business Practice after serving as General Manager, Fair Trade in the Body Shop. For six years she played a key role in creating The Body Shop International’s cornerstone fair and ethical trade strategies, as well as its Statement of Human Rights and Trading Charter.

"Jacqui complements her MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice with many years of service in a variety of socially progressive organisations and businesses. Her positions have included the following: chair of Day Chocolate Company( UK Fair Trade); director/trustee of Serrv International (US Fair Trade organization), Values Based Business Network, New Academy of Business, the fair trade charity TWIN, the Advisory board of WEIGO (Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing) Global Markets Programme and the Co-operative Retail Responsible Retailing Advisory Panel; former board member of the Ethical Trading Initiative; Executive Committee of the International Federation for Alternative Trade; member of IBLF’s International Partnership Unit’s Advisory Board; founding member of the UNAIDS Global Business Council on HIV/AIDS; vice-president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (Canada)." [1]

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  1. Verité Board of Directors and Advisors, Verite, accessed February 18, 2008.