Assessing the Impact of Fair Trade Coffee: Towards an Integrative Framework

  title={Assessing the Impact of Fair Trade Coffee: Towards an Integrative Framework},
  author={Karla Utting},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  • Karla Utting
  • Published 1 April 2009
  • Economics
  • Journal of Business Ethics
This article presents an impact assessment framework that allows for the evaluation of positive and negative local-level impacts that have resulted from “responsible trade” interventions such as fair trade and ethical trade. The framework investigates impact relating to (1) livelihood impacts on primary stakeholders; (2) socio-economic impacts on communities; (3) organizational impacts; (4) environmental impacts; (5) policies and institutional impacts; and (6) future prospects. It identifies… 

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