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How Corporates Can Team With The UN On Sustainable Supply Chains

How Corporates Can Team With The UN On Sustainable Supply Chains

A project organized by the The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and several partners, is designed to help cocoa producers earn a living wage from their role in supplying an £80 billion global market. The approach benefits chocolate manufacturers by enabling them to prove their supply chains are sustainable -a growing concern for both consumers and investors. The experiment could serve as a model for how large corporates might team with the UNDP on building transparent and sustainable supply chains for a whole variety of goods and services, helping to advance the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the process.

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.