How it all began
Stakeholders working on sustainable soy have individual values, diverse interests and expert knowledge and do not yet function as a community of experts. Each of the initiatives, projects and strategies contribute to a sustainable soy supply chain, but…
Some initiatives may be partly overlapping, actions may be missing, or synergies may be overlooked.
Joining forces on common ambitions, sharing lessons and expertise and aligning strategies to reach those, could be a significant accelerator in the efforts of building more sustainable soy supply chains.
The need of joining forces on common ambitions, sharing lessons and expertise and aligning strategies to reach those has led to the setup of the Collaborative Soy Initiative. The Collaborative Soy Initiative is a collaborative framework and can be referred to as ‘the coalition of the willing’. It is composed of soy stakeholders who have the will to collaborate in order to accelerate the efforts of building sustainable soy supply chains.
The Collaborative Soy Initiatives was set up as a result of the brainstorm sessions and reflections by 25 experts of the soy sector on developing solutions for mainstreaming responsible soy. These brainstorm sessions used the Malik Institute Syntegration methodology and were initiated by RTRS.