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Fordham University (United States)

Last updated on November 05, 2021 04:59 PM

About Fordham University :

Spes Nova @ Fordham University is committed to empowering Spes Nova's artisans around the globe through providing them product and market analysis, business advice, and access to new markets.

Spes Nova @ Fordham has grown out of the Students for Fair Trade Club, which seeks to educate Fordham students about the impact that their consumer choices may have on impoverished producers and laborers in the developing world, and advocates for the purchase of fair trade products, or those that are produced in ethical, safe, and fair working environments. In addition, Students for Fair Trade raises awareness about the realities of poverty, hunger, and other social problems throughout the world that may be alleviated through a more equitable market system of trade and cultural exchange.

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Mission Statement:

Spes Nova @ Fordham University promotes a social justice approach to business and commerce. 

Every day, millions of people throughout the world are forced to face the perils of extreme poverty. Among them are beautifully gifted artisans who work hard to fashion stunning, handmade works of art. Often times, however, the fruits of their labor are left either unsold or undersold, resulting in a cycle of unfair business practices and economic disadvantage.

However, we can reverse this injustice. Through Spes Nova, we work directly with artisans to provide a new, robust market for their products. They are paid fair prices that cover the costs of production and help increase living standards. In return, the artisans structure their businesses in the spirit of gender equality, transparency, accountability, and environmental sustainability.

Why Spes Nova work with this BDP:

Spes Nova launched its first pilot program at Fordham University in 2015. Since then, the University has been a key strategic partner for Spes Nova. The engaged administration, faculty, and students has led to a successful chapter formation, with repeated orders from our network of artisans. Fordham University also represents Spes Nova at many academic conferences.

Fordham is committed to providing its students a global education and turning them into active world citizens. 

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Spes Nova @ Fordham University

ID Number: 23423423423

BDP Registration Date: October 07, 2014

Yearly Revenue (USD): 8000

Total Assests (USD): 25000

Total Liabilities (USD): 5000