Financing Your Fair Trade Enterprise

Four fair trade finance experts will share their experience raising funds and lending to fair trade enterprises.  Topics will include debt vs equity financing, how to manage your lending relationships, and an overview of several creative alternative financing models which have been successfully used to launch and grow fair trade organizations.  Attendees may book one-on-one sessions with each panelist afterwards to further discuss their own financial needs and challenges.


BILL HARRIS – CoFounder & CFO, Café Campesino




CASEY JOHNSON – Social Enterprise Lending Manager, RSF Social Finance




DANIEL FIRESIDE – Capitol Coordinator, Equal Exchange




GINA ROGARI – Associate Director and Program Manager, Artisan Alliance and Aspen Global Innovators Group



Wednesday, March 27 from 1:00 – 2:15 PM

Dewitt Room

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