STRATEGY

Value Chain Development

Every organisation needs to know that its sourcing strategies are not contributing to environmental and social problems. Yet excluding upstream communities, perceived to be associated with such issues, can compound risks for the most vulnerable, while engaging them may instead reveal significant business opportunities. Balancing the two requires a rare skillset.

Our unique understanding

We’ve created many successful investment enterprises in Asia, Africa and South America on behalf of NGOs and for-profit businesses. Our clients know that they can rely on our strategy and management consulting skills, technical and subject matter expertise, and fundraising and marketing experience to bring about positive change in the value chain.

What we offer

Through our partner The Impact Facility, we offer clients the opportunity to invest in projects that add value to their businesses while promoting long-term social, economic and environmental sustainability in artisanal and small-scale mining communities.

Our services include:

Strategic thinking

Developing viable engagement mechanisms designed to empower vulnerable mining communities and meet your business investment needs.

Business modelling

Planning for sustainable, long-term engagement and capacity building that follows OECD due diligence guidance.

Best practice development

Establishing best practices and setting standards for chain of custody and traceability solutions, including blockchain-based applications.

Due diligence services

Auditing supply chain participants against agreed benchmarks, and providing ongoing third-party monitoring and verification. Read more on due diligence.

Financial strategies

Developing and managing finance instruments for impact investment.

Project management

Overseeing multi-stakeholder partnerships and corporate social responsibility grant projects.

Marketing and communications

Designing proactive consumer engagement strategies around responsible and ethical impact investment projects.

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Assheton Stewart Carter

International Speaker, Social Entrepreneur and Expert Business Consultant. Driven to create a truly sustainable ethical economy. Founder and CEO of TDI Sustainability and CEO and Trustee at The Impact Facility.