Ben Conard

Partnerships Associate, Clinton Foundation

For his work in the movement, Fairtrade International named Ben one of the Top 10 Biggest Fair Trade Advocates in the World and #1 in the U.S. His passion for fair trade has taken him to the TEDx stage and on-the-ground to farms in Ecuador and artisan workshops in India. Trying his hand in the corporate world, Ben intrapreneurially joined a global Fortune 500 company. Out of more than 17,000 candidates, he was selected as the 2019 North American CEO for One Month at The Adecco Group. And out of more than 260,000 candidates worldwide, Ben was a Top 10 Global Finalist. Ben celebrates all cultures and people. As a U.S. Ambassador for the 33rd Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, Ben spent a year in Germany representing the US to strengthen diplomatic relations. And as a human rights activist, he was named 40 LGBT Leaders Under 40 by Business Equality Magazine. Dedicated to great taste, consumer health, and sustainable sourcing, Ben founded Five North ChocolateĀ®, an award winning, Certified LGBT Business EnterpriseĀ® supporting cacao farmers around the world by creating deliciously nutritious, Fair Trade Certifiedā„¢ chocolate snacks.

Ben is speaking at

Expand & Engage: Workshop Session
March 19, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


  • Jonit Bookheim (Speaker) Co-Founder & Director of Sales and Outreach, Mata Traders
  • Ben Conard (Speaker) Partnerships Associate, Clinton Foundation


Starting a business is a major endeavor. Creating one that operates based on values and equity is an imperative. Hear how two successful entrepreneurs built their businesses using Fair Trade as an operating principle, and how you can too. 

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