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Safia Minney

Founder of People Tree, Developer of the First Organic and Fair Trade Clothing Supply Chain; Recognized as "Outstanding Social Entrepreneur" by World Economic Forum

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Safia Minney Biography

An award winning, international social entrepreneur, speaker and advisor, Safia Minney has 20 years+ experience as a Global CEO of the company she founded, People Tree, developing the first sustainable and Fair Trade supply chains and standards with advisory roles with industry bodies. Minney is seen as a thought leader in sustainable fashion and influencer in Sustainability and Modern Slavery. Extensive experience in Japan, Asia and Europe. Speaks Japanese and has authored many books and documentaries and films on Fair Trade and sustainability in English and Japanese. Minney received an MBE for services to Fair Trade and Fashion industries.

Deep understanding of Fashion Retail:- planning, operational and innovation for sustainability to increase social impact and decrease environmental impact. Understanding of risk, critical path, sourcing, merchandising, marketing strategy and finance. Experience leading international, multi-stakeholder teams to deliver change and innovation.

Minney has an extensive international network in Sustainability and the Creative industries and is recognised by the World Economic Forum as an outstanding Social Entrepreneur. Minney combines purpose, commercial, digital communications to support companies’ sustainability transformation. With her experience in advertising and communications and social enterprise, Minney has a rare ability to translate better business practice through environmental, social and governance into stakeholder engagement and through internal and external communications to deliver cutting edge action for sustainability and brand loyalty.

Minney founded Global Village and People Tree in Tokyo, Japan. in 1991. In 1995, she started design and product development of Fair Trade and sustainable clothing, food and gift product ranges for the Japanese market and set up retail, wholesale and later Ecommerce. She developed a process of capacity building for Fair Trade and social enterprises in Asia, Africa and Latin America and started the “Market Exposure Program’. We pioneered the ‘Sustainable Fair Trade Management System’ for the World Fair Trade Organisation and were the first company to achieve Fair Trade certification label for our operations internationally. In 2010, she launched People Tree Europe in London.

Today Minney coaches senior leaders in sustainability, founders and senior management teams over the last three years and is certified to ILM7 in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. She consults on sustainable business, supply chains and marketing, clients include fashion companies, and pioneer brands in sustainability ranging from beauty to construction. International speaking engagements for key notes on Sustainability, Modern Slavery, and motivational Leadership and panel discussions at industry events. She founded REAL Sustainability, a CIC to promote sustainable living and leading and heads the not-for-profit with a team of friends. Minney is an Advisor with Business Declares a Climate & Ecological Emergency.

She is the author of many books in English and Japanese.

Speaking Topics
  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & TRANSPARENCY:

    Partnering, innovating and capacity building with suppliers to create social impact and environmental best practice. How to communicate to your customers and stakeholders to build sales and brand loyalty and set the agenda in your sector.

  • CREATING SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS:

    Building an operational design and buying plan to incorporate social and environmental best practice into conventional business models, products, services and marketing communications. What are the key environmental issues and how to avoid them.

  • ETHICAL, FAIR TRADE & MODERN SLAVERY FREE SUPPLY CHAIN:

    With the Modern Slavery Act companies with a turnover of £36million or more are obliged to report on what they are doing to eradicate slavery from their supply chains. We will use our expertise in Fair Trade, meeting environmental standards and better business practice to help drive operational change within your company. Our expertise lies in agricultural product, textile and crafts with production in Asia, Africa and Latin America

  • SOCIAL MARKETING, MEDIA AND BRAND BUILDING:

    Communicating best practice to customers and stakeholders to promote engagement and new environmental and social initiatives. How to create initiatives to deliver and show commitment to social value with examples of successful initiatives in Europe, Japan and Asia.

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS:

    Safia draws on her own experience pioneering social business and brand in Japan and Europe whilst juggling a family. Overcoming challenges through partnerships and collaborations and bringing leadership and income opportunities to women around the world to create social change.

  • SLOW FASHION. AESTHETICS MEETS ETHICS:

    A look at the global ‘ethical consumer’ movement, the rise of the eco lifestyle store, social enterprise and sustainable design and campaigning for social change.

Videos
Books
Slave to Fashion

Slave to Fashion

Slow Fashion: Aesthetics Meets Ethics

Slow Fashion: Aesthetics Meets Ethics

Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution

Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution

FAQs
  • How do I book Safia Minney to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Safia Minney for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Safia Minney, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Safia Minney or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Safia Minney

    Speaking fees for Safia Minney, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Safia Minney are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Safia Minney, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Safia Minney speak about?

    Safia Minney is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Climate Change, Earth Day, Economy and Finance, Entrepreneurism, Environment, Environmental Policy, Fashion, Green and Sustainability, Lifestyle, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Safia Minney travel from?

    Safia Minney generally travels from London, UK, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Safia Minney’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Safia Minney for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Safia Minney for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Safia Minney or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Founder of People Tree, Developer of the First Organic and Fair Trade Clothing Supply Chain; Recognized as "Outstanding Social Entrepreneur" by World Economic Forum

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Safia Minney Biography

An award winning, international social entrepreneur, speaker and advisor, Safia Minney has 20 years+ experience as a Global CEO of the company she founded, People Tree, developing the first sustainable and Fair Trade supply chains and standards with advisory roles with industry bodies. Minney is seen as a thought leader in sustainable fashion and influencer in Sustainability and Modern Slavery. Extensive experience in Japan, Asia and Europe. Speaks Japanese and has authored many books and documentaries and films on Fair Trade and sustainability in English and Japanese. Minney received an MBE for services to Fair Trade and Fashion industries.

Deep understanding of Fashion Retail:- planning, operational and innovation for sustainability to increase social impact and decrease environmental impact. Understanding of risk, critical path, sourcing, merchandising, marketing strategy and finance. Experience leading international, multi-stakeholder teams to deliver change and innovation.

Minney has an extensive international network in Sustainability and the Creative industries and is recognised by the World Economic Forum as an outstanding Social Entrepreneur. Minney combines purpose, commercial, digital communications to support companies’ sustainability transformation. With her experience in advertising and communications and social enterprise, Minney has a rare ability to translate better business practice through environmental, social and governance into stakeholder engagement and through internal and external communications to deliver cutting edge action for sustainability and brand loyalty.

Minney founded Global Village and People Tree in Tokyo, Japan. in 1991. In 1995, she started design and product development of Fair Trade and sustainable clothing, food and gift product ranges for the Japanese market and set up retail, wholesale and later Ecommerce. She developed a process of capacity building for Fair Trade and social enterprises in Asia, Africa and Latin America and started the “Market Exposure Program’. We pioneered the ‘Sustainable Fair Trade Management System’ for the World Fair Trade Organisation and were the first company to achieve Fair Trade certification label for our operations internationally. In 2010, she launched People Tree Europe in London.

Today Minney coaches senior leaders in sustainability, founders and senior management teams over the last three years and is certified to ILM7 in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. She consults on sustainable business, supply chains and marketing, clients include fashion companies, and pioneer brands in sustainability ranging from beauty to construction. International speaking engagements for key notes on Sustainability, Modern Slavery, and motivational Leadership and panel discussions at industry events. She founded REAL Sustainability, a CIC to promote sustainable living and leading and heads the not-for-profit with a team of friends. Minney is an Advisor with Business Declares a Climate & Ecological Emergency.

She is the author of many books in English and Japanese.

Safia Minney Speaking Topics

  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & TRANSPARENCY:

    Partnering, innovating and capacity building with suppliers to create social impact and environmental best practice. How to communicate to your customers and stakeholders to build sales and brand loyalty and set the agenda in your sector.

  • CREATING SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS:

    Building an operational design and buying plan to incorporate social and environmental best practice into conventional business models, products, services and marketing communications. What are the key environmental issues and how to avoid them.

  • ETHICAL, FAIR TRADE & MODERN SLAVERY FREE SUPPLY CHAIN:

    With the Modern Slavery Act companies with a turnover of £36million or more are obliged to report on what they are doing to eradicate slavery from their supply chains. We will use our expertise in Fair Trade, meeting environmental standards and better business practice to help drive operational change within your company. Our expertise lies in agricultural product, textile and crafts with production in Asia, Africa and Latin America

  • SOCIAL MARKETING, MEDIA AND BRAND BUILDING:

    Communicating best practice to customers and stakeholders to promote engagement and new environmental and social initiatives. How to create initiatives to deliver and show commitment to social value with examples of successful initiatives in Europe, Japan and Asia.

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS:

    Safia draws on her own experience pioneering social business and brand in Japan and Europe whilst juggling a family. Overcoming challenges through partnerships and collaborations and bringing leadership and income opportunities to women around the world to create social change.

  • SLOW FASHION. AESTHETICS MEETS ETHICS:

    A look at the global ‘ethical consumer’ movement, the rise of the eco lifestyle store, social enterprise and sustainable design and campaigning for social change.

Safia Minney Videos

  • Regenerative Fashion Book
    Safia Minney is a pioneer of Sustainable Fashion as Founder of People Tree & Fashion Declares. Regenerative Fashion is part guide, part manifesto,...
  • Safia Minney | We Need To Innovate
    Speaking at the SDIS 2021 during Meet the Pioneers of Sustainable Fashion. To learn more...
  • REAL Sustainability - Safia Minney, Business with Ethics
    Radical Practice Studio 2020/21 Reimagining future built environment models for 21st century regenerative practice In the midst of building...

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FAQs on booking Safia Minney

  • How do I book Safia Minney to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Safia Minney for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Safia Minney, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Safia Minney or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Safia Minney

    Speaking fees for Safia Minney, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Safia Minney are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Safia Minney, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Safia Minney speak about?

    Safia Minney is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Business, Climate Change, Earth Day, Economy and Finance, Entrepreneurism, Environment, Environmental Policy, Fashion, Green and Sustainability, Lifestyle, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Safia Minney travel from?

    Safia Minney generally travels from London, UK, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Safia Minney’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Safia Minney for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Safia Minney for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Safia Minney or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Safia Minney is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & TRANSPARENCY:, CREATING SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS:, ETHICAL, FAIR TRADE & MODERN SLAVERY FREE SUPPLY CHAIN:, SOCIAL MARKETING, MEDIA AND BRAND BUILDING:, WOMEN IN BUSINESS: and SLOW FASHION. AESTHETICS MEETS ETHICS:. The estimated speaking fee range to book Safia Minney for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Safia Minney generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Marty Metro, Jamie Margolin, Chad Pregracke, Sophia Kianni and Jasmine Crowe-Houston. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Safia Minney for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Safia Minney Speaking Topics

  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & TRANSPARENCY:

    Partnering, innovating and capacity building with suppliers to create social impact and environmental best practice. How to communicate to your customers and stakeholders to build sales and brand loyalty and set the agenda in your sector.

  • CREATING SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS:

    Building an operational design and buying plan to incorporate social and environmental best practice into conventional business models, products, services and marketing communications. What are the key environmental issues and how to avoid them.

  • ETHICAL, FAIR TRADE & MODERN SLAVERY FREE SUPPLY CHAIN:

    With the Modern Slavery Act companies with a turnover of £36million or more are obliged to report on what they are doing to eradicate slavery from their supply chains. We will use our expertise in Fair Trade, meeting environmental standards and better business practice to help drive operational change within your company. Our expertise lies in agricultural product, textile and crafts with production in Asia, Africa and Latin America

  • SOCIAL MARKETING, MEDIA AND BRAND BUILDING:

    Communicating best practice to customers and stakeholders to promote engagement and new environmental and social initiatives. How to create initiatives to deliver and show commitment to social value with examples of successful initiatives in Europe, Japan and Asia.

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS:

    Safia draws on her own experience pioneering social business and brand in Japan and Europe whilst juggling a family. Overcoming challenges through partnerships and collaborations and bringing leadership and income opportunities to women around the world to create social change.

  • SLOW FASHION. AESTHETICS MEETS ETHICS:

    A look at the global ‘ethical consumer’ movement, the rise of the eco lifestyle store, social enterprise and sustainable design and campaigning for social change.

Safia Minney Speaker Videos

  • Regenerative Fashion Book
    Safia Minney is a pioneer of Sustainable Fashion as Founder of People Tree & Fashion Declares. Regenerative Fashion is part guide, part manifesto, sharing stories of our interconnectedness with the...
    Safia Minney | We Need To Innovate
    Speaking at the SDIS 2021 during Meet the Pioneers of Sustainable Fashion. To learn more visit: https://www.weforum.org/events/sustainable-development-impact-summit-2021
  • REAL Sustainability - Safia Minney, Business with Ethics
    Radical Practice Studio 2020/21 Reimagining future built environment models for 21st century regenerative practice In the midst of building “recovery plans”, we argue we need to design...
    Safia Minney at the Conway Hall Ethical Gala
    The Ethical Gala, an annual event to showcase Conway Hall’s values and charitable work, was hosted by @BBC Radio 4 presenter Iszi Lawrence, with talks from Vagina Museum co-founder Florence...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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