Business Action in and Beyond Supply Chains: How Public-Private Collaboration is Driving Landscape and Jurisdictional Impacts

Our current global production and consumption models negatively impact nature and reinforce social inequalities, necessitating an urgent transformation of these systems towards sustainability. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted an economic crisis of unprecedented scale that has further stressed food availability and food security due to disruptions in supply chains and revenue loss. Climate change will deepen and accelerate these impacts.

 

However, responding to COVID-19 presents an opportunity for commodity and food supply chain actors to build back better and lay the foundations of a more sustainable and resilient future. As key players in commodity and food supply chains, private sector companies have an important role in bringing positive change. Multi-stakeholder collaborations at the level of landscapes and jurisdictions in producer countries are showing promising results for achieving sector-wide transformation.

 

During this high-level event, the partners in the GEF-funded Good Growth Partnership (GGP) will come together with the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA), Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and commodity supply chain stakeholders to exchange knowledge, lessons learned and experiences on challenges and solutions for effective private sector engagement at national and subnational jurisdictional (together referred to as “jurisdictional”) and landscape levels to shift toward sustainable and resilient commodity supply chains and food systems. Concrete experiences on jurisdictional and landscape approaches will be shared by private sector actors and government institutions engaged at different scales in Indonesia (palm oil) and Ghana (cocoa), as well as by global leading companies involved in these supply chains.

 

Speakers:

  • Roselyn Fosuah Adjei, Director for the Climate Change &REDD+, Secretariat, Ghana Forestry Commission
  • Olivier Tichit, Director for Sustainable Supply Chain, Musim Mas
  • Barry Parkin, Chief Sustainability & Procurement Officer, Mars
  • Kathleen McLaughlin, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart

Date and time: Wednesday September 23rd, 2020, 3.004.30 PM CET

 

Registration via this link.

 

Further informationhttps://www.climateweeknyc.org/event/business-action-and-beyond-supply-chains