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:
Developing viable engagement mechanisms designed to empower vulnerable mining communities and meet your business investment needs.
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.
Developing and managing finance instruments for impact investment.
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.
Solar Stewardship Initiative
To support this mission, TDi used our extensive research and strategy capabilities to help develop an end-to-end programme that can be adopted by a broad range of the supply chain, with a particular focus on battery manufacturers and recyclers. At the heart of the programme is a set of seven guiding principles on lead stewardship.
Partnership to Propel Global Common ESG Best Practice in the Lithium Industry
As the world moves rapidly towards greener transport and more efficient energy use and storage, the International Lithium Association (ILiA), the not-for-profit industry association representing the global lithium value chain, today announces a wide-ranging agreement with TDi Sustainability to explore standards and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the lithium industry.
Lessons in sustainable supply chain management: what consumer electronics can learn from the Fairphone approach
I was invited to speak alongside other experts at the launch of Fairphone’s ‘Fair Materials Sourcing Roadmap 2023’. The creation of this roadmap has been a lengthy and complex process. But this plan of action gives Fairphone the ability to demonstrate publicly how it is addressing sustainable supply chain management sourcing. We are proud to have played a part in its creation.
Solar Stewardship Initiative
To support this mission, TDi used our extensive research and strategy capabilities to help develop an end-to-end programme that can be adopted by a broad range of the supply chain, with a particular focus on battery manufacturers and recyclers. At the heart of the programme is a set of seven guiding principles on lead stewardship.Read More
Equitable Origin Platform
Equitable Origin, an independent non-profit organisation that aims to protect people and the environment through equitable natural resource development, asked TDI Sustainability to help develop a group of online assessment tools – the EO Platform – to efficiently measure the performance of energy projects and suppliers.Read More
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