Guest blogger

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What I do

Ed Mayo is Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, the national association for co-operative and mutual enterprises. 


Ed is chair of the participation charity, Involve, and former Chief Executive of the National Consumer Council and New Economics Foundation - in addition, he is Honorary President of the Community Development Finance Association.

One of the team that started the Fairtrade Mark in the early 1990s, he has championed the development since 2012 of the global co-operative marque, now used by businesses across 90 countries. Ed is co-author of the books 'Co-operative Advantage', 'Poverty, Social Exclusion and Microfinance in Britain' and 'Consumer Kids'. Lucy Siegle, The Observer, has said: "Ed has played a leading role in almost every environmental and ethical business initiative over the last two decades."