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For over 30 years we have been the hub of the ethical consumer movement. Our mission is to make global businesses more sustainable through consumer pressure.

We run campaigns on key ethical issues and are currently campaigning for a boycott against Amazon for their use of tax avoidance. We also collaborate on The Lush Prize, and set up the Fair Tax Mark and Save Our Bank. We also produce the Ethical Consumer Markets report. This has been acting as an important barometer of UK spending since 1999.

Ethical Consumer Week and Conference are annual events. Come along to connect with people, ethical businesses, and campaign groups to explore our collective power and the change we can ignite in our communities.

Some of our recent Conferences:


What role can consumer activism play in creating thriving communities?

Challenging Corporate Power and Supply Chains. Community Energy. Creating regenerative enterprises, inspired by living systems. Community Finance. Sustainable Food Systems.


Positive responses to the ecological emergency.

How consumers, businesses and campaigners can work together to help tackle climate change and environmental breakdown. Our sold out conference brought together campaigners, consumers, businesses and experts to investigate holistic approaches to the environmental crisis that incorporates human and workers' rights in our urgent move towards a zero-carbon future.


The world is in crisis.

From bright ideas addressing plastics, palm oil and clothing to thoughts on more fundamental systemic change, our 2018 conference discussed innovations in ethical consumption and the ways that they are transforming the role of the consumer.


Challenging corporate power in a changing political landscape.

Are corporations now ruling the planet? Do we need to get them out of politics or could some of them be allies in our renewed battle against the rise of racism, intolerance and climate denial Can everyday actions challenge and even channel corporate power?


How consumers, businesses, campaigners and governments can work together to advance ethical markets.

Why we need Ethical Markets and how can we protect and build on what we have? Collaborating on ethical purchasing by governments and local authorities. Collaborating on transparency and disclosure. Brexit - where next for Ethical Consumerism in the UK?