Value Beyond Value Chains: How Collaboration Between Private Sector and Governments can Enhance Sustainable Commodity Production
This presentation highlights why cross-sectoral collaboration is essential to drive improved commodity sustainability and reduce tropical deforestation. The paper describes how private sector companies and financial institutions can begin engaging with sustainability efforts beyond their value chains at different levels of government, to generate both business benefits and positive systemic impact. It also breaks down what engaging beyond value chains means for different parts of the value chain. It show what this looks like for producers, primary processors and input providers, traders, manufacturers and brands as well as retailers.
The presentation also provides a background as to why we need a more sustainable commodity production model. It breaks down the risks of what unsustainable production can cause in terms of deforestation, climate change, biodiversity loss, depletion of fresh water sources as well as human rights abuses. This presentation builds on the work of the Value Beyond Value Chains (VBV) initiative, led by UNDP and supported by the Global Environment Facility.