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Using Practices as Proxies

Posted by Mike McCreless and Jesse Last  |  May 30, 2014 9:53:00 AM

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Note: Last month, Root Capital published our inaugural issue brief on the emerging business case for financial institutions to conduct due diligence on the social and environmental practices of their borrowers and investees. 

This is the fourth and final installment in a series that goes deeper on that social and environmental due diligence, addressing questions such as: What do we look for in the business we lend to, and why? How do we go about it? And how do smallholder producers and agricultural businesses in Africa and Latin America benefit, as well as upstream exporters, processors, retailers, and consumers worldwide? 

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Topics: Stories of Impact

Trust and Credit: Critical Ingredients in the Mutually Beneficial Cycle

Posted by Mike McCreless and Jesse Last  |  May 8, 2014 5:02:00 PM

Ervin Miranda

Ervin Miranda, Nicaragua coffee cooperative COOMPROCOM’s general manager.

Note: Earlier this year, Root Capital published our inaugural issue brief, on the emerging business case for financial institutions to conduct due diligence on the social and environmental practices of their borrowers and investees.

This is the third in a series that goes deeper on that social and environmental due diligence, addressing questions such as: What do we look for in the business we lend to, and why? How do we go about it? And how do small-scale producers and agricultural businesses in Africa and Latin America benefit, as well as upstream exporters, processors, retailers, and consumers worldwide?

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Topics: Advisory Services, Stories of Impact

The Mutually Beneficial Cycle

Posted by Mike McCreless and Jesse Last  |  Apr 18, 2014 3:10:00 PM

mutually beneficial cycle

The mutually beneficial relationship between agricultural business, smallholder, and natural environment

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Topics: Advisory Services, Livelihoods

What is Social and Environmental Due Diligence?

Posted by Mike McCreless and Jesse Last  |  Mar 7, 2014 2:42:00 PM

Diaka Sall visiting Kuapa-Kokoo 

 

Diaka Sall, from the Root Capital Senegal office, visits Kuapa Kokoo, a Ghanaian cocoa producer cooperative and Root Capital client since 2011.

Note: Last month, Root Capital published our inaugural issue brief on the emerging business case for financial institutions to conduct due diligence on the social and environmental practices of their borrowers and investees. The issue brief has inspired a robust conversation around environmental due diligence, performance management and smallholder livelihoods on the CRS Coffeelands Blog

Today’s post marks the beginning of a series that goes deeper on that social and environmental due diligence, addressing questions such as: What do we look for in the businesses we lend to, and why? How do we go about it? And how do small-scale producers and agricultural businesses in Africa and Latin America benefit, as well as upstream exporters, processors, retailers, and consumers worldwide?

Read more

Topics: Advisory Services