April 4th, 2011
02:39 PM ET

Profit at the expense of good business?

By Carmen K. Iezzi, Special to CNN

Editor's Note: Since 2006, Carmen K. Iezzi has served as executive director of the Fair Trade Federation, a trade association based in Washington, D.C., that supports North American organizations committed to fair trade.

At what expense do we maximize profits?

At the cost of children's lives?

At the cost of the planet's resources?

At the cost of good business sense?

CEOs, you may tell us that in order to maximize profit for your shareholders, you must turn to cheap, even child, labor. Yet, these practices come at the expense of good business sense, on top of the clear social, moral, and environmental costs. FULL POST