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Transformative transparency and a deforestation free economy: how supply chain information can improve supply chain governance and sustainability

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The last few decades have given rise to an era where, due to the scale and speed with which information is collected and made available, information transparency processes such as monitoring, disclosure, dissemination and verification are increasingly capable of forging entirely new modes of sustainability governance for global commodity supply chains. In this seminar, Toby will present the work of an exciting new initiative, Transparency for Sustainable Economies – Trase, that is attempting to revolutionize supply chain transparency for sustainability. Toby will also build on the work we are during in Trase to explore some of the opportunities, but also the risks, of bringing new levels of information transparency to the sustainability agenda.

Trase is a supply chain transparency initiative that seeks to transform our understanding of how companies, governments and other actors involved in the trade of agricultural commodities are linked to impacts and opportunities for more sustainable production – and to place this understanding in the hands of those who can make a difference. At the core of the Trase initiative is www.trase.earth, a new open-access information system and online platform for supply chain transparency. Our work is motivated in particular by the ambition set out in the sustainability pledges of an increasing number of governments, companies and investors to achieve deforestation free supply chains – in many cases by 2020.

This talk is part of the CCI Conservation Seminars series.

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