News & Events




Online event: Water stewardship of palm oil and natural rubber in Indonesia

The first online webinar in the Spotlight series on the ISEAL Innovations Fund project "Boosting sustainability practice and performance at the landscape level through good water stewardship" brings together two globally traded commodities: Palm Oil and Natural Rubber. The goal is to explore practical ways to strengthen water stewardship using landscape and jurisdictional approaches.


Webinar: Crop diversification in India's organic cotton sector

In a webinar the Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) will present the results of a research project on cropping diversification in the Indian organic cotton sector.


Online Seminar: What can we learn from existing due diligence laws?

Invited by SÜDWIND, FIAN, Germanwatch and Inkota, experts discuss due diligence obligations in supply chains of different countries.


Online Event: Connecting across Commodity Systems

How do we succeed in transforming the sector sustainably in terms of better coordination of different initiatives? This question and more will be discussed at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) event.


Roundtable Discussion: Business and Human Rights

The fifth roundtable hosted by the Agency for Business & Development will discuss how partnerships between companies and civil society can help end child labor in all its forms.


Online seminar: Due Diligence Act – What does it mean for companies?

In the online seminar, the Agency for Economic & Development with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) provides information on the specific requirements of the Due Diligence Act.


Online seminar: Environmental impact of food production

On February 23, the VHS-Bonn, together with the University of Augsburg and the University of Greifswald, will provide information on the true costs of food (‘True Cost Accounting’).


Study: Smallholder agricultural supply chains – Sustainability is (currently) not sustainable

For the past 8 months, INA has been participating in an action research programme to develop a cross-commodity understanding of how to create durable smallholder agricultural supply chains. The report on findings to date was launched this in December. Here are its main findings.


Third annual kick-off meeting of the Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains Initiative (INA)

The annual kick-off meeting of the Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains Initiative (INA) took place in early February. Held for the first time as a virtual event, the 63 participating stakeholders exchanged views on existing projects of the initiative as well as possibilities for future activities.


Study: Empowerment before retreat - an approach to support corporate due diligence?

The study was conducted on the occasion of the debate on human rights due diligence for companies. It explores the question of the extent to which legal entrenchment would lead to the withdrawal of companies from supply chains in developing and emerging countries ("cut and run").