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Improving social sustainability of cocoa farmers: a case study of a multinational company’s sustainability program
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Efforts around the world to transition to more sustainable societies are afoot, and companies have a major role to play in this transition.  This research analyzed how multinational cocoa processing companies can strategically contribute to social sustainability of cocoa farmers. The authors present the cocoa challenge as a socially imbalanced system that cannot be continued indefinitely. In collaboration with a case study company, the authors evaluated how the sustainability program of the case study company incorporates social sustainability to determine what the gaps are in contributing to improving social sustainability of cocoa farmers and make use of the Framework for Strategic Development (FSSD). Building on their findings the authors offer guidance on how to implement strategic sustainable development in multinational cocoa processing companies to realize socially sustainable cocoa.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 65 p.
Keyword [en]
Strategic Sustainable Development, social sustainability, cocoa supply chain, multinational companies, farmers, poverty, child labor
National Category
Social Sciences Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-14959OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-14959DiVA: diva2:1128592
External cooperation
Multinational company in chocolate industry
Subject / course
SL2514 Master's Thesis (60 credits) in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Presentation
2017-05-29, J1650, Blekinge Institue of Technology - Valhallavägen 1, 371 41, Karlskrona, Sweden, 09:40 (English)
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Available from: 2017-08-07 Created: 2017-07-26 Last updated: 2017-08-16Bibliographically approved

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