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Buy the change you want to see : use your purchasing power to make the world a better place

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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Prince Rupert Library 174.4 Mosb (Text) 33294002049427 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143133216
  • ISBN: 0143133217
  • ISBN: 9780525504993
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 262 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : TarcherPerigee, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-251) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction. Why a book about socially conscious consumerism? Why now? -- Wear your values: custom products that reflect more than your favorite logo -- This bracelet builds community: gifts that give back -- Your latte can improve lives: how coffee fuels economic development -- Why reinvent the wheel when you can repurpose it? Finding real value in overlooked places -- Not all factories are equal, or evil: line production done well -- Just desserts for everyone: making chocolate sweet for the farmers who grow it.
Summary, etc.: "Eager to change the world? Learn how you can have a greater social impact through your everyday purchases. The money we routinely spend on food, clothes, gifts, and even indulgences is an untapped superpower. What would happen if we slowed down to make more thoughtful decisions about what we buy? For "mom and pop" stores across the country, and artisan and agricultural communities around the world, every purchase matters. Consumers--whether individuals, small businesses, or corporations--are paying more attention than ever to how their goods are made; and retailers--large and small--are responding by investing in ethical and eco-friendly production. Yet figuring out which brands to support can feel overwhelming. Jane Mosbacher Morris has devoted her career to creating economic opportunities for vulnerable communities around the world, and in this valuable book, she shares her passion and insights on how we, as consumers, can create positive change too. Covering topics that range from why not all factories are evil, to how our morning coffee can be the easiest way for us to use our purchasing power for good, Buy the Change You Want to See makes us better informed consumers. Morris tells inspiring stories about how victims of human trafficking and natural disasters have been empowered by economic opportunity, and she offers practical ideas about how we can support these communities through our purchases--whether it comes to jewelry made from recycled materials in Haiti, sustainably grown and ethically sourced coffee and chocolate from farmers in some of the poorest regions of the world, or mass-produced jeans and shoes made in factories where workers are guaranteed decent working conditions and a fair wage"--
Subject: Business ethics
Social values
Purchasing
Consumption (Economics)

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