Claribel B. David

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David declares in this video that sustainable globalisation accepts the logic of free markets but rejects the excesses of neo-liberalism and abuses of state regulation. She points out the dangers of corporations becoming regimes in their own right and that corporate social responsibility and consumer awareness need be increased.

Claribel B. David is currently Vice President of the International Fair Trade Association (IFAT), a global network of 400 fair trade organizations in 70 countries whose mission is to improve the livelihood and well-being of disadvantaged producers in the South. For the past 12 years, she has devoted herself to volunteer work in the fair trade movement. As a staunch fair trade advocate, she has pioneered various initiatives in the Philippines and the Asian region that has rippled through the entire global fair trade movement. In 2002, she was at the forefront in the formation of the Asia Fair Trade Forum (AFTF), now a strong network of 90 fair trade companies from 11 countries in Asia representing thousands of grassroots producers in the craft and food sector. Under her guidance as the Convenor and first Chair of the AFTF, she has led the network through many challenging developments and in carrying out various programmes and projects that realistically cater to the needs and concerns of Asian producers. Prior to her active involvement in the International Fair Trade Movement, she had a successful career in banking and finance.

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