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Part 1 - Our activities and operations

Shared Interest members

Our members and supporters

In order to fulfil our mission, Shared Interest Society depends on the support of members, donors, volunteers, and partners.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


Shared Interest works in partnership on an international level with organisations that share our values. These partnerships help us make meaningful contributions towards the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

Our lending

We lend in two ways: directly to fair trade producer groups (producer lending), and to fair trade wholesale or retail businesses (buyer lending). In this section we highlight the impact of our lending.

Fairtrade flowers from Kenya

Financial stewardship

Stewardship is defined by Shared Interest as doing the best we can with the resources entrusted to us. We consider stewardship in all aspects of our financial work.

Coffee berries in Latin America

Environmental stewardship

We consider stewardship in all aspects of our work and embed a culture of good environmental practice throughout Shared Interest, doing the best we possibly can with the resources entrusted to us.

Our projects

Our charitable arm, Shared Interest Foundation, provides technical assistance and business support to small-scale producer groups in Africa and Latin America.

Our team in Latin America working remotely during the pandemic

Our team

At 30th September 2020, Shared Interest had a team of 39. During the year, there were six new additions to the team (four temporary) and three colleagues left (two temporary).