In Memoriam: Bert Beekman (1952-2020)

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Bert Beekman, ‘the smiling pioneer of Fair Trade’, passed away on 23 March 2020, 17 years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Pauline Tiffen, editor in chief of the Journal of Fair Trade, wrote this short note to Bert in January 2020:   To Bert, Bert is unique. Unforgettable for the …

A Tribute to Mark Hayes

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A learned and thoughtful man, with a passionate and moral interest in economics, finance and money, Mark identified the historic and perpetual challenges in the financing of fair trade. He applied his unique knowledge of banking to tackle the distance, the trade cycles, the risks faced by small-scale producers on …