top of page

International business and trade can serve as drivers for good 

Trade Impact Foundation.

Working toward a more sustainable and impactful marketplace through research and education.

Trade Impact Foundation

We promote a more impactful global marketplace, through engagement with the business and trade community, education and interdisciplinary research at the intersection of human rights and the global economy. 


What is "The Trade Impact"?

The positive and negative impact of international trade on global human rights.


Trade Impact Academy

Tackle the world's toughest challenges - with your team!​Supporting business leaders and teams to drive positive impact in the marketplace through interactive learnings across sustainability, fair trade and business impact.

Learn more and plan your team's workshop TODAY.


Our Publications.


Events and Updates

Year in Review - TIF 2022 (Social Media).png

Our 2022 In Review outlines the work we have done this past year in promoting awareness of The Trade Impact, conducting a variety of research, and education activity through the launch of Trade Impact Academy

Fair Trade Roundtable - Nov 2022.png

Our Fair Trade Roundtable was held on November 17, 2022 at the Sustainable Fashion Community Center in Times Square, and included participants from both the non-profit and private sectors. This Report summarizes the key takeaways from the discussion and includes commentary on how we define Fair Trade today, how Fair Trade can support People and Planet going forward and how we can each support this vision. Read the Report here.


Ongoing Projects


  • We have published three in-depth whitepapers which explore the intersections of human rights and the global economy, substantiate the opportunities provided by examining The Trade Impact, and review how far we have come in our understanding of corporate responsibility, human rights and sustainability. Our publications can be found here.

Core Research: The Opportunity for Market-Driven Progress 

Product_Social post Jan of Social.png

  • Our Visible Choices Initiative sheds light on the consequences of our everyday decision-making - whether as consumers, business or investors. Ongoing projects include industry-specific Global Marketplace Analyses, other research publications and education-based activities. 

Visible Choices Initiative

Untitled design (5).png

  • Peace and tolerance is in the interests of business and society alike. And yet, conflict and violence is rampant around the world. Our Center for Trade and Tolerance explores the role of international business and trade in facilitating international cooperation and peace-keeping, examines the interconnected nature of international trade and tolerance of those who differ from ourselves and highlights opportunities for the trade community to contribute to greater tolerance and mutual understanding.

Center for Trade and Tolerance

Untitled design (4).png

Podcast: Unlocking Impact


  • Listen to our Unlocking Impact podcast to explore how the global economy intersects with human rights and sustainability. Episodes topics include sustainable fashion, carbon neutrality, ESG and forced labor, and include insightful conversations with a variety of experts. Check out the latest episodes here.

Join our mailing list

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and be the first to know of events and updates!

Subscribe today!

Thank you for subscribing!


bottom of page