“Creating a strong business and building a better world are not conflicting goals - they are both essential ingredients for long-term success.”

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William Clay Ford Jr., Executive Chairman,

Ford Motor Company

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TRADE

Trading activities provide an important contribution to First Concept’s bottom line. This surplus allows our company to re-invest in social and humanitarian campaigns. The company endorses the principle that profit maximization should not be the starting point but is a result of the ability to combine a profitable business with the ambition to build a better world.

Successful trading deals are often made when First Concept is engaged as ‘relationship manager’ on behalf of commercial partners who are interested in expanding their businesses into new markets. These activities are often carried out at cost on a profit-sharing basis.

Our involvement with humanitarian aid, human rights, development projects and governments around the world has allowed First Concept to build a high-profile network that provides a neutral platform for governments of commodity-supplying countries and international corporations to achieve a balanced relationship for the establishment of sustainable businesses that will serve the interests of all stakeholders involved: governments, investors and local communities.