On 9 April, we co-hosted a Skoll World Forum Ecosystem Event with Acumen focused on Cross-Sector Collaboration for Sustainable Supply Chains. The event was sponsored by Hershey, Bayer and Jacobs Foundation, and in delivered in partnership with the League of Intrapreneurs.
The event brought together over 100 participants representing leading global corporations, innovative social enterprises, experts and intermediaries. Through panel discussions and interactive breakout sessions, we explored different models of purposeful partnership between corporations and social enterprises. Throughout the day we shared specific examples and case studies of corporations, governments, NGOs, and social enterprises working together to build resilient supply chains that improve the livelihoods of people living in poverty.
Below are the videos of the opening and closing plenary sessions.
Opening remarks by Zahid Torres-Rahman, Business Fights Poverty and Yasmina Zaidman, Acumen
Plenary Panel: Sustainable Supply Chain Solutions in Cocoa: Why Adding Social Entrepreneurship to Your Toolkit Makes Sense
Panel discussion with Jeff King, The Hershey Company, Jacqueline Novogratz, Acumen, Carlos Velasco, Cacao de Colombia, and Hugh Whalan, PEG Africa. The session was moderated by Yasmina Zaidman, Acumen
Plenary Panel: Transformative Partnerships for Responsible Supply Chains
Panel discussion with Clive Allison, Unilever, Nick Martell-Bundock, Cargill, Mark Muckerheide, CARE Social Ventures, and Hina West, WWF. The session was moderated by Katie Hyson, Business Fights Poverty.
All video produced by our partner Be Inspired Films.