In the course of this series, we’ve seen the ways that corporate goodwill alone is not enough to ensure fair livelihoods for farmers, or to protect the planet that we all share. Nestle, and so many other corporations, are ready to dodge commitments in order to protect their profits. In this episode, we delve into the change needed to end exploitation as usual—and create space to thrive for the inspiring farmer- and community-led projects we’ve heard from throughout this series.
In our final episode of the season, we’re unwrapping our own thoughts on those questions and joining us is Charity Ryerson, Executive Director and founder of Corporate Accountability Lab (CAL). She’s suing Nestle and other big chocolate brands for their continued use of child labor—and a business model that is built on exploitation. This conversation explores creative strategies to raise the cost of business-as-usual, and the political change we need to build true corporate accountability. Listen for more ways to take action—not just as consumers, but as global citizens.
Take Action Beyond of the Episode: Add your name to our petition and tell Nestlé, Cargill, and other big chocolate companies to STOP using child labor in their supply chains. Then, join us on May 7, 2021 at 10 AM PST for a webinar in celebration of World Fair Trade Day: Building a Fair, Ethical Chocolate Trade. Featuring panelists from Alter Eco, Dr. Bronner’s, Norandino Cooperative, Equal Exchange, and Serendipalm—plus a live Q&A to follow! Seats are limited, so register now to reserve your spot!