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Mary Jo Cook

Chief Impact Officer, Fair Trade USA

Biography

Partnering with 800 U.S. companies, Fair Trade USA is rapidly expanding in both food and manufactured products, building sustainable supply chains that create shared value for industry, farmers and workers. With 38% consumer awareness, Fair Trade USA and its partners have helped return over $300 million in additional income to farming families in 70 countries across the globe. As Chief Impact Officer, Mary Jo ensures Fair Trade works from origin to shelf by providing producers the services they need to access markets and become better business partners; helping businesses understand the role Fair Trade can play in their sustainability strategies; and engaging consumers so they understand the difference their everyday purchases can make. Prior to FTUSA, Mary Jo was the VP of Innovation and Sustainability at the Clorox Company. She was honored by Progressive Grocers as a 2012 Top Women in Grocery; and in 2006 was named by BusinessWeek as one of the top 25 “Innovation Champions."