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Full-Time MBA - Interview Presentation

Social Responsibility and the Internet
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How the Internet will change the way we get informed
and buy from others around the world
Full-Time MBA - Interview Presentation
Social responsibility: the principles of fair trade
• Awareness raising and advocacy
• Capacity building and empowerment
• Sustainable and equitable trading relationships
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• Sustainable and equitable trading relationships
• Market access for marginalised producers
• The Internet provides application for these principles.
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Awareness raising and advocacy
• BondyBlog.fr represents a new form of advocacy journalism.
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• Initiated in Bondy during the 2005 riots, its purpose
is to allow people living there to express their views
and communicate about their day to day reality.
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Capacity building and empowerment
• Kiva.org allows anyone to invest in someone’s activity.
• A network of field
partners allow
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lenders to keep
track of their
repayments and
of the progresses
being made.
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Sustainable and equitable trading relationships
• Stores at Ebay.com enable direct trading from producers.
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• Fees are transparent and can be found on Ebay’s website at:
– http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/storefees.html
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Market access for marginalised producers
• Anyone with Internet access can participate!
– Either by having access directly
– Or through an aid organisation
• But Internet
access may not
be available in
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be available in
every situations.
• And even when
it is, the
consequences
may be
disastrous.
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Market access for marginalised producers (2)
• Regions of the world are quickly gaining access to the Internet.
12,7
11,3
7,7
5
3,66
2,65
2,3
4
Middle East
Africa
Latin America
Asia
Europe
Oceania
North America
World
Internet usage growth
from 2000 to 2008
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• Afghanistan’s usage was multiplied by 580 from 2000 to 2008!
• Growth brings countries close to Western standards:
– Vietnam’s usage was multiplied by 100 from 2000 to 2008.
Its Internet penetration is now 23%, similar to the US in 1996.
– Iran’s usage was multiplied by 92 from 2000 to 2008.
Its Internet penetration is now 35%, similar to the US in 1998.
12,7
0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
Middle East
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Changing the way we get informed and buy
• Change is already happening.
• Change is welcomed by many people.
• Change is essential for healthier exchanges with marginalised
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• Change is essential for healthier exchanges with marginalised
areas of the world.
• Change must be supervised and fostered by trusted
institutions.
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