It goes without debate that international supply or value chains only add real value to a selected group of companies and people. Cost and benefits are difficult to assess and even more difficult to be distributed in a ‘fair’ manner. The 2013 Max Havelaar lecture brought these three perspectives together in three lectures that each present a positive message:

(1) on the untapped potential of fair trade,

(2) on the inevitability of true pricing and

(3) on the future of fair banking. With key note speeches from Peter Blom and Adrian de Groot Ruiz.