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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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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.
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Business + Money Management, Political Science, Reference
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: Adult
Author: Jane Mosbacher Morris & Wendy Paris
Street Date: January 29, 2019
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-8078
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Jane is inspiring meaningful social change!
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Matt J — 1 month ago
I've connected in person with Jane and believe in her vision to transform the supply chain as the CEO of To the Market to bring ethical and sustainable practices to scale. Jane has visited and seen needs in the world first-hand and she is passionate about inspiring others to empower makers of all si...see moreof the reviewer's review
Love TO THE MARKET, so Cannot Wait!
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Cyndy Peterson — 1 month ago
I have been a HUGE fan of TO THE MARKET and their ethical survivor-made goods since they launched a couple years ago. Hello, Christmas presents. When I read about TO THE MARKET on their website, I loved the journey of the founder, Jane, from State Department in counter-terrorism to retail CEO. So un...see moreof the reviewer's review
5 out of 5 stars
Concerned Consumer — 2 months ago
I have been following Jane’s journey since she left the State Department. I am looking forward to reading not only about her global adventures, but also about I can make better choices as a consumer who is looking for advice on buying goods that are ethically made.