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Social and Environmental Factors in Finance: Looking at the Bottom Line

Today author Jesse Last of Root Capital, a social investment fund that provides credit and financial training to agricultural enterprises in Africa and Latin America, discusses how Root Capital integrates social and environmental factors into credit decisions. The organization supports businesses that are … Continue reading

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B-ADAPT: Adapting to Climate Change with a Landscape Approach

By Gabriel Sarasin (Project Manager B-ADAPT, African Model Forest Network), Marie-Eve Landry (Program Development and Innovation Agent, Cuso International), Mariam Faye (Project Management Assistant, Cuso International) Community focused management of reforestation and restoration efforts concluded last week’s blog posts. Our … Continue reading

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Risky Business: A Landscape Approach to Sustainable Supply Chains

By Gabrielle Kissinger, Lexeme Consulting On Wednesday, we saw how partnership and collaboration can facilitate the move towards sustainable agricultural production at a landscape scale. Yet risk is still a constant concern within supply chain management. In today’s post, author … Continue reading

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Getting the Markets Right for Integrated Landscape Management

Still emerging from the afterglow of the Global Landscapes Forum, the topics of a ‘Green Economy’, market incentives, and private sector partnerships have all garnered considerable interest on the frontiers of sustainable landscapes. The economic realities driving land use and … Continue reading

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Accounting for Natural Capital

Last week we observed World Population Day with an acknowledgement that a growing human population requires certain resources to sustain itself, and the current approach to using land and water resources will not allow us to remain within certain planetary … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Business: Landscape Approaches to Reduce Risk

From beer brewing in Bogota to mochas in Mexico, for the past few weeks the Landscapes Blog has covered the role of landscape approaches in business operations and supply chains, in light of the Landscapes Initiative’s release of Reducing Risk: … Continue reading

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C.A.F.E Ole: Starbucks and Sustainable Sourcing at the Landscape Level

The following is the last case study featured in the Landscapes Initiative’s Reducing Risk: Landscapes Approaches to Sustainable Sourcing report. These case studies are meant to demonstrate how a landscape approach can benefit businesses and supply chains by managing environmental and … Continue reading

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Bringing Business Onboard

For the past few weeks, business has been the topic of focus on the Landscapes Blog. Centered around the Landscapes Initiative’s launch of Reducing Risk: Landscape Approaches to Sustainable Sourcing, the Blog has highlighted examples demonstrating a business case for … Continue reading

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Now on Tap: How SABMiller is Brewing a Better Future in Bogota

Today marks the launch of the Landscapes Initiative’s “Reducing Risk: Landscapes Approaches to Sustainable Sourcing” report. The report aims to demonstrate how a landscape approach can benefit businesses and supply chains by mitigating risks. Best practices are highlighted in three case … Continue reading

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Businesses and the Landscape Approach: Achieving Real Sustainability

By Lee Gross, Project Manager, EcoAgriculture Partners By now most everyone is familiar with eco-certifications of some kind: USDA Organic, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM are just a few we have been living with for at least … Continue reading

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