Molly Harriss Olson

CEO of Fairtrade Australia

Molly Harriss Olson is the CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand. She served nearly six years on the Board of Fairtrade International and as Chair for the ?nal two. Recognised for her leadership on sustainable business and development for more than three decades, Ms Olson has convened, led and been a member of numerous boards, business leadership and sustainability initiatives, including The World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow. In 2014 she received The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of In?uence Award. Ms Olson worked at the White House as the founding Executive Director of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, appointed by President Clinton in 1993.

Network collaboration for positive change

Creating collaborative networks of ethical enterprises helps provide credibility, develop capability and grow markets. But it isn’t easy. Relying on membership dues from small, ethical businesses or a minority segment of ethical consumers means that paying for authentic audits and providing developmental opportunities for members is tough. Hear from the leaders of the leading network collaborators in the ethical enterprise space, who will share their challenges and learnings as well as the opportunities that come from effective collaboration.