Date: September 15th, 2021
Companies across industries are looking for ways to make their supply chains more sustainable, resilient, and socially responsible. Social enterprises can be valuable partners in achieving these goals. Social enterprises as mission-led organizations—whether for-profit or non-profit—that tap market forces for financially sustainable, scalable impact. These impact-driven enterprises are on the frontlines of innovating new ways to solve key sustainability challenges, responsibly source from farmers and communities around the world, and advance new products and services for emerging market consumers.
Catalyst 2030 and Resonance just released new research on how and why companies partner with social enterprises in their value chains and beyond. Here, we’ll speak with Alexandra van der Ploeg, Head of CSR at the global technology company SAP, and Dan Viederman, Chair of the Catalyst 2030 Private Sector Working Group and Managing Director of the Working Capital Fund, about what it takes—and why it matters—for companies to engage impact-driven partners in their supply chains.
Steve Schmida, Founder, Chief Innovation Officer, Resonance
Alexandra van der Ploeg, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, SAP
Dan Viederman, Managing Director, Working Capital Innovation Fund
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