Sustainable markets blogs
18 March 2013
Consumer demand for palm oil is growing fast. How do we reduce the forest footprint of commodities like palm oil, and increase demand for ‘deforestation-free’ ones?
27 February 2013
Scorecards that rate big brands according to their social and environmental policies can help shine a light on hidden corners of global supply chains that customers and investors rarely see. But their proof is in impacts on people and planet.
18 February 2013
Those designing forests businesses that are ‘fit for life’ won’t be taking any inspiration from Doha airport, says one weary blogger.
13 February 2013
Here’s a step by step guide to the issues so you can both impress your lover with lovely blooms or choccies and your new-found knowledge on how to share the love more widely.
11 February 2013
With London Fashion week almost here, the fashion industry can learn lessons from SOKO, a Kenyan textiles supplier, on how to produce great fashion that also improves local livelihoods.
22 January 2013
Political and business leaders gathering in Davos will discuss ‘resilient dynamism’, but their distrust of informal economies is a missed opportunity.
12 December 2012
What are the barriers to engaging small-scale producers and low-income consumers, and how can private sector interventions be improved to reach the poorest?
28 November 2012
Our new book shines light on how small-scale farmers are making their choices — about how to modernise appropriately, and about balancing costs, risks, benefits and uncertainties.
15 October 2012
The Food and Agriculture Organization's 2012 World Food Day focuses on co-operatives.This time around co-operatives need to be what the small-scale farmers actually want. Sometimes that means something quite informal.
6 September 2012
New deals between flower-growers in Kenya and big retailers such as Walmart offer African farmers a chance to expand.