Commodity trader impacts in ‘hour-glass’ supply chains
29 Oct 20
Janina Grabs, Sophia Carodenuto and Ian Welsh
Janina Grabs from ETH Zurich and Sophia Carodenuto from the University of Victoria discuss with Ian Welsh their research into why commodity traders – large and small – remain largely invisible from a consumer perspective despite their importance in commodity supply chains. They argue that because of their close relationship with farmers, traders have a key role in helping brands deliver on their deforestation commitments.