Sustainable Cocoa Supply Chain Roundtables

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The George Washington University Institute for Corporate Responsibility and the U.S. Department of State cooperated in an initiative to promote the sustainability of global cocoa supply chains. The goal was to identify programs and projects that are currently in place, or new ideas building on experience in the field, that could be candidates for funding by impact investors. The approach taken was to engage a broad coalition of organizations and individuals with expertise and experience working to advance sustainable cocoa supply chains. The initiative convened two Roundtables and conducted extensive interviews during the Winter and Spring of 2020. An emphasis was put on engaging diverse participants to ensure a ‘360 degree’ perspective that would promote a robust and comprehensive discussion on successful efforts and promising innovations that could be scaled through impact investing.

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