Poverty alleviation constitutes a multi-faceted problem. It is on the one hand extremely local and leads to enormous deprivation of at least half of the world’s population. But on the other hand, it is an extremely international problem as well through the operation of global markets – in particular of resources – and the functioning of value chains. It has increasingly become acknowledged that the role of corporations and the private sector is vital for sustainable solutions to poverty.

climate change, sustainability
Fifth Max Havelaar Lecture, Rotterdam, 25 October 2011
Erasmus Research Institute of Management

van Tulder, R. (2011). Fair Trade and Climate Change. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/50026