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Join us as we dive into the challenges of responsible sourcing, the impacts to business and society when done well, and not so well. This live written discussion will take place on Thursday 25 April 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST
Climate change, urbanisation, population growth, the technology revolution - each impact supply chains, particularly those of food, profoundly. Leading corporations recognise that these issues impact their business, their bottom lines and the future prosperity of the communities in which they operate; many realise that they can’t address these issues alone - but how to collaborate on these complex topics is not yet certain.
Join this live written discussion, on Thursday 18 April 15:00 GMT / 10:00 EST, to dive into the challenges of responsible sourcing, the impacts to business and society when done well, and not so well. In particular, hear in depth from organisations trying to tackle the problems cocoa farmers in West Africa are facing - who are living on less than $2 per day, are aging out of farming and tackling pressures from cocoa tree diseases, limited land tenure, and the vagaries of a global commodity market. Collaboration is taking place at unprecedented levels, but is it enough?
During this discussion you will hear from those on the front line, collaborating to generate responsible sourcing; cultivate a deeper understanding of the role of entrepreneurship in tackling poverty for farming communities, and ways to strengthen existing entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial efforts while building more sustainable supply chains; catalyse actions that initiate or scale effective partnerships that can address urgent sustainability and poverty issues facing the food and agriculture industries, with a particular emphasis on cocoa and; create connections that lead to mutually beneficial partnerships and investment among global corporations, social enterprises and intermediaries to make progress on the SDGs.
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