How political territories can boost sustainable business
Cocoa, coffee, sugar, palm oil – these are all important ingredients of some of the world’s most beloved treats and addictions. But they’re also some of the trickiest products to source sustainably and have frequently been the cause of deforestation and livelihood destruction across their chequered cultivation histories.
In recent years, consumers, governments, civil society and companies themselves have begun to demand commodities that are produced in more sustainable ways. This has led to a plethora of company commitments, platforms and initiatives that attempt to remove deforestation from major commodity chains. Such platforms include the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA), which held its annual meeting in Colombia in early May.
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