Supply change: Corporations, Commodities, and Commitments that Count

dc.contributor.authorPeters-Stanley, M.
dc.contributor.authorMcCarty, B.
dc.contributor.authorBaldwin, J.A.T.
dc.contributor.authorZwick, S.
dc.titleSupply change: Corporations, Commodities, and Commitments that Counten
dcterms.abstractThe world's leading businesses, public figures, and their influencers persist in the great experiment to embed the value of nature into the cost of doing business. Their latest solutions increasingly depend on the public sector for both the money and the means to protect critical ecosystems. Yet governments that have refereed escalating private land use and underfunded public ecosystem protection agree that private capital and input is essential to close the yawning gap between the resources they have and need. Viewed in this light, the groundswell of private sector commitments to eradicate deforestation and degradation via better-managed commodity supply chains could be the long-awaited solution to incentivize practice change along the entire value chain. However, questions arise about the effectiveness of voluntary commitments and about how commitments will coexist with existing certification frameworks and other public and private actions. Last year saw a verifiable flood of private sector commitments targeting full implementation by 2020. This leaves scarce time for stock-taking and strategizing within and across sectors. A shortage of comprehensive, reliable, publically available intelligence about sustainable commodity markets compounds these challenges and hinders coordination. In response, Forest Trends introduces the Supply Change project as a transformational resource for businesses, investors, governments, and the civil society organizations that support and hold them accountable; providing real-time information on the extent and value of commitment-driven commodity demand. In Supply Change: Corporations, Commodities, and Commitments that Count, Forest Trends captures publically-available data from 243 companies describing 307 commitments that result in this inaugural snapshot of corporate commitments and performance when available. Data from a growing number of collaborators complements our analysis of the composition of commitments and companies' progress toward their targets; the influential role of civil society and certifications; and prospects for success. As the markets for these commodities evolve, so will Supply Change explore new means to inform game-changing supply chain solutions. We hope this project will inspire real progress in the form of new commitments to supply change and public disclosure of environmental performance, recognizing the collective benefits of a transparent marketplace.en
dcterms.accessRightsOpen access
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCourtesy of Supply Change, a project of Forest Trends. 2015.
dcterms.licenseCopyrighted; all rights reserveden
dcterms.publisherForest Trends
fsc.evidenceCategoryFSC impact-related
fsc.focus.sustainDimensionPolitical, legal, systemic
fsc.subjectEconomic Impacts
fsc.subjectForest Operators
fsc.subjectCost-benefit Analysis
fsc.subjectBreak-even Analysis
fsc.subjectFinancial Returns
is.contributor.funderTypePrivate funds (NGOs, companies, VSS self-funded etc)
is.contributor.memberForest Stewardship Council
is.evaluation.collectionCompany/certified entities /co-op data records
is.evaluation.dataSourcePrivate company data
is.evidenceSubTypeMonitoring report - collective
is.evidenceTypeMonitoring report
is.focus.productsForestry products
is.focus.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible Production and Consumption
is.focus.sustainIssueConsumers and supply chains
is.focus.sustainLensSupply chain benefits
is.focus.sustainOutcomeSustainable sourcing
is.focus.systemElementMandE outcomes and impacts
is.focus.systemElementMandE performance monitoring
is.identifier.schemeNameForest Stewardship Council
is.identifier.schemeNameProgramme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
is.identifier.schemeNameSustainable Forestry Initiative
is.identifier.schemeTypeSustainable sourcing codes,%20Commodities,%20and%20Commitments%20that%20Count.pdf