Articles by Tensie Whelan
Linking Supply Chains, Farmers and Sustainability : A New Rainforest Alliance report analyzes the financing needs for investing in sustainable supply chains
Development agencies, private sector actors and NGOs are working with farmers globally to help them adapt their farming to the needs of the 21st century. But the financial sector argely has been behind the curve. With The Citi Foundation and Rabobank, the Rainforest Alliance launched a finance initiative focused injecting sustainability into supply chain finance.
In April of 2011, Rainforest Alliance and Citi Foundation hosted a Sustainable Value Chain Finance Workshop, which established a dialogue across the full range of agricultural sector participants, including buyers, exporters, retailers, producers, insurers, private and public financial institutions, development agencies and civil society.