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Centre for Economic Transformation

Chocolate for Everyone Week

How to close the living income gap in the cacao industry?


Chocolate is delicious. It's a product that is gifted for many different occasions, especially during the festive month in December. Chocolate is accessible to everyone, but not fair to everybody. The value chain is complex and involves many stakeholders.

The Centre for Economic Transformations is organizing a ‘Chocolate for Everyone week’.

During this week we zoom in on the big question: how can we close the living income gap in the cacao industry? Each day from 15 to 17 December there is a panel discussion with stakeholders from the industry to shed light on different pathways on how we could close this income gap. We will look at the role of transparency, biodiversity and close the week by exploring different perspectives on what should be done to create only fair and sustainable chocolate bars.

Check out the full programme below and sign up!


Wednesday December 15th

14:00 – 15:30 pm Panel discussion - Going beyond a living income: the role of biodiversity and natural capital.

Thursday December 16th

11:00 – 13:00 pm Living income hackathon (students only)

15:00 – 16:30 pm Panel discussion - Living income: the role of transparency and traceability

Friday December 17th

13:00 – 14:30 pm Panel discussion - Living income: what are the different pathways to close the living income gap?

15:00 – 16:00 pm Living income pitch competition

16:00 – 17:00 pm Online networking event

You need to sign up for each event individually, by clicking on the links. You will be redirected to Eventbrite.

For whom?

The Chocolate for Everyone week is for everyone, whether you are a student, lecturer, staff, (young) professional, corporate or entrepreneur. Your background does not matter. As long as you have an interest in chocolate. And, let’s be honest, who doesn’t?

Gepubliceerd door  Centre for Economic Transformation 10 december 2021


Startdatum 15 dec 2021
Einddatum 17 dec 2021


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