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Planet over Profit campaign stall at the Better Business Summit

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On Wednesday (17th) and Thursday 18th January, volunteers from Manchester Friends of the Earth ran a stall at the Better Business Summit promoting the Planet over Profit campaign.

We were talking to people about the campaign and asking businesses to support the Good Business Matters  campaign. Friends of the Earth are part of the Corporate Justice Coalition which is running this campaign calling for a new UK law that requires companies to avoid harm to people and planet in their supply chains.

Our world’s natural resources are being exploited to make countless everyday products, from chicken produced by soy-fed animals to soaps made with palm oil. Many companies involved in these global supply chains are wreaking havoc on our planet’s life support systems.

And this environmental destruction comes hand in hand with human rights abuses, particularly for people in poorer countries. These communities bear the brunt of deforestation, land grabbing and displacement, while global corporations reap the profits.

While many of us are conscious about the choices we make, shady practices from businesses behaving badly make it hard to see the impact of what we buy. But they must be held accountable for any damage they cause.

Manchester FoE campaign stall at the Better Business Summit @ MMU

A big thank you to Hannah from Better Business Network for giving us the space at the Summit.

If you would like to learn more about the Planet over Profit campaign or get involved please email us at  office@manchesterfoe.org.uk

Planet Over Profit webinar (6.30 – 7.30pm Wednesday 24th January
Join the free workshop to develop your campaign knowledge and confidence on the Planet Over Profit campaign. Book your (free) place via Eventbrite.

This will be the first of our regular webinars for groups campaigning on, or wanting to start on, the Planet Over Profit campaign. We will share some campaign updates and highlight what’s coming up for the year, hear from a local group about how they have engaged with the campaign, have space to share ideas for campaigning around International Day of Forests, and talk through the support and resources available for the campaign.

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