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Training for migrant workers in Hanoi, as part of an Oxfam-funded programme designed to empower workers to claim their rights from their employer or local authority.Photo: Oxfam in Vietnam

Words and actions: lessons from Unilever's supply chain

OPINION: Five years ago, Oxfam and Unilever agreed to an unusual collaboration. Oxfam conducted a study on labour rights in Unilever's Vietnam supply chain and operations. Liesbeth Unger...

Photo: A small coffee plantation in Honduras, farmers like Francisco are being heavily affected by the impacts of climate change. Credit: Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

Business must show more commitment and collaboration on climate change

OPINION: At the Paris climate summit there were promising signs from the private sector about taking action on climate change, but the path to a low carbon future is still far from clear....

Sugarcane plantation within Jatayvary Indigenous Land, Ponta Porã, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Credit: Tatiana Cardeal/Oxfam

Will business continue to feed climate change?

OPINION: As business representatives gather for a climate summit in London Irit Tamir explains why the food and beverage sector should play a prominent role in reducing global emissions. ...

Flowers at a pack house in Kenya. Credit: Gerry Boyle/Oxfam

Supplier treatment: why Tesco and other supermarkets should integrate business and ethics

The actions that large companies take to source their products have direct implications for workers in their supply chains. In the wake of a critical report about Tesco's treatment of its suppliers,...

Onion pickers harvest onions in the yellow onion field in Hanareb, Barda, Azerbaijan. Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

What is a human worth? Bold commitments from business needed

Business has a key role to play in tackling inequality, but the evidence suggests this isn't happening. Erinch Sahan, Global Adviser on Business and Markets, proposes corporate targets that would...

Tea picking in Mulanje, Southern Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Gender mainstreaming in Malawi’s tea sector

Together with Oxfam, the Ethical Tea Partnership recently organised a workshop looking at gender mainstreaming in Malawi's tea industry as part of Malawi 2020, a scheme to improve living standards...

Measurement of national success according to NEF

Success is not just measured by GDP

Good jobs, wellbeing, health, the environment and fairness could be the best indicators of national success, according to the New Economics Foundation (NEF). Bethany Farr, Team Coordinator for our...

Behind the brands campaign poster

How the Behind the Brands campaign has driven change in corporate policy

Over the last three years Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign has leveraged the power of consumers to persuade the world's largest food and beverage companies to account for what happens in...

Sukitha, a member of a dairy cooperative which Oxfam helped set up in Muruganwr Si Lanka, buying fruit and vegetables at a local shop. Credit: Abir Abdullah/Oxfam

Business and development: fashion, unbridled enthusiasm and cold showers

This week, the UN Private Sector Forum will discuss the role of the private sector in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here Erinch Sahan, Private Sector Policy Adviser,...

A worker in an apple cooperative in Serbia, with Artur Gomktsyan, Economic Justice Programme Officer in Armenia. Credit: Nino Gvianishvili/Oxfam

Towards economic empowerment – together

Drawing on their experiences visiting Serbian cooperatives and businesses last March, Audrey Lejeune, Programme Learning Adviser, and Shekhar Anand, Regional Livelihood Development Lead, explain...