Collective Action and Investment in Landscape Initiatives: The Business Case for Forest Positive Transformation
This report from The Consumer Goods Forum Forest Positive Coalition of Action (CGF FPCoA) shares the value for businesses looking to invest in landscapes and jurisdictional-level approaches. Five reasons are presented as to why companies investing and engaging in landscape and jurisdictional-level initiatives makes good business sense. These reasons highlighted include cost efficiency through sharing costs with others in the landscape, increased supply chain security, the ability to achieve multiple ESG commitments at once as well as the mitigation of risks that are often present in the production of agricultural commodities.
These key benefits that form part of the business case are informed by interviews with coalition members and implementing organisations that are working at this level in their existing engagements. It also draws upon case studies in Siak, Indonesia, Mato Grosso, Brazil and Chiapas, Mexico to show how investing in landscapes is not only good for businesses, but has positive impacts for people, nature, and the climate. For more information on the CGF FPCoA, and their work in landscapes, you can access their 2022 Annual Report here.