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Clare Lissaman

Location
United Kingdom
Main Contact
Clare Lissaman
Tel: +44 (0)20 7739 7692

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Consultant on Ethical Trade and Supply chains.


Profile

Clare Lissaman is a consultant on ethical and fair trade. She has a particular focus on labour standards in global supply chains, helping disadvantaged producers to access mainstream markets and exploring the impact of trade on poor communities. Clare works with business large and small, NGOs and innovative projects. Clare is also an experienced trainer, developing and implementing training courses on social accountability and ethical trade to several UK retailers. Clients include Adili.com, Gap Inc, Bureau Veritas, the Fairtrade Foundation (where she helped launch Fairtrade cotton), Traidcraft and 21st Century Leaders.

Clare was formerly the UK director for RUGMARK – the certification, labelling and development initiative working to end exploited child labour in south Asia’s rug industry. She read Oriental Studies (Chinese) at Oxford and previously worked in Hong Kong and China, first with a Belgian trading company, then moving to the aid and development agency, Crossroads International. She also ran the Hong Kong Asian Conservation Awareness Programme.

A trained social and environmental auditor, Clare has a breadth of knowledge and experience in the challenges of building up sustainable supply chains, the ins and outs of standards and certification and a passion and belief that trade can, and should, benefit rather than exploit poor communities.


Ethical Focus & Policy

Sustainable supply chains, the ins and outs of standards and certification in particular focus on labour standards in global supply chains, social accountability and ethical trade.