FOR-BENEFIT

VALUE CHAINS

ALLIANCE

A GROWING

COMMUNITY

Building on preliminary convenings in 2019 at Davos, the Bellagio Center and UNGA, over the past year, the FBVC Alliance has rapidly become a growing community of cross-sector collaboration platform between policy-makers, business leaders, technology pioneers, academics, civil society and labour leaders advancing sustainable, inclusive development through systemic transformation of global value chains.

ALLIANCE AIMS

The Alliance aims to increase the number of purpose-driven, ‘for-benefit’ enterprises in global value chains through mutually reinforcing efforts that reduce barriers and strengthen the supportive ecosystem that these types of enterprises need to succeed. (i.e. access to finance, capacity building, policy reforms, etc)

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IT WORKS BY

WORKING TOGETHER

Leveraging the purchasing power of corporations and governments, the Alliance will create large scale market demand through a for-benefit procurement practice preference. Governments, IOs, financial institutions, NGOs and other actors will in turn respond with market support / ecosystem development, such as financing, policy reforms, impact investing, consumer action, technical assistance, and other support. (e.g. State of California, 22 countries across Ibero-America, the African Development Bank, etc.).

Leveraging >US $100 Billion in aggregated purchasing power, The Alliance declares purchasing preference for for-benefits in their supply chains.

Alliance members work together to develop policy reforms, impact investing, consumer action, technical assistance, and other field-building support.

Davos 2020 - Champion members of The Alliance announce global for-benefit procurement preference

ALLIANCE SUPPORT TOOLS

Through cross-sector collaboration, The Alliance will co-create an evolving set of tools, guidelines, continuous improvement processes and other support materials that Alliance members and others can utilize to implement a for-benefit procurement practice preference, develop pilots, share learnings, start or join working groups, get training, find and identify for-benefits, launch consumer campaigns, etc.

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LEVERAGING CURRENT EFFORTS

The Alliance, which is currently co-chaired by Robert Metzke, Chief of Staff & Global Head of Sustainability, Innovation and Strategy, Philips, Phillips, and Dave Ingram
Chief Procurement Officer, Unilever, will leverage efforts already underway by The Fourth Sector Group (4SG), and its partners. Current such efforts include a joint initiative with the World Economic Forum (FSDI), and the Ibero-American Fourth Sector Project, led by Rebecca Greenspan… State of California’s Fourth Sector Initiative, FSMI, and others.

Robert Metzke
Chief of Staff & Global Head of Sustainability, Innovation and Strategy, Philips
Dave Ingram
Chief Procurement Officer, Unilever 

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LAUNCHING THE ALLIANCE

The launch of this Alliance is driven by support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and by partners, like Philips, Unilever, Hersey’s, BMW, Verizon, Salesforce, SAP, Accenture, KPMG, CARE Consulting, the British Academy’s Future of the Corporation programme, and the International Chamber of Commerce; who have been collaborating over the past year on actionable approaches for leveraging the power of global value chains as mechanisms for improving the state of the world.

 

The result of this collaboration has created a roadmap to an official launch of the Alliance during the WEF AM / Davos 2020, where champion members of the Alliance will be discussing what this effort means for their organizations, regions, and institutions.

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Build Trust and Loyalty with Customers and Employees

Gain Respect of Regulators

Build a More Resilient Value Chain

THE 'BUSINESS CASE'

Value chains offer big opportunity for MNCs.
More for-benefits in corporate value chains reduces social and environmental harms such as inequality, forced-labor, and deforestation, while delivering on many dimensions of benefit, such meeting sustainability goals, and attracting good talent. 

Deliver across all SDGs

Reach New Markets

Reduced Reputation Risk 

Attract Impact Investors

Promote Innovation

Sleep Better at Night

PRIVATE
ENTERPRISE IS CRITICAL TO ACHIEVING THE SDGS

MNCs have an important role to play, they  are critical to achieving SDGs, creating a healthy GDP, promoting balanced distribution of wealth,....

OPPORTUNITIES
FOR MNCs

For MNCs, the cross-sector collaboration of this Alliance will provide the opportunity to:

  • Tackle supply chain challenges at their root level,

  • Create diversity and resilience in value chains,

  • Gain access to new markets while helping to build the required ecosystem,

  • Reduce risk posed by supplier malpractice,

  • Meet new policy and regulatory requirements,

  • Meet consumer expectations for sustainability,

  • Drive solutions across all SDGs

  • Balance the pay inequality.

  • Help MNC’s enhance and deliver on their corporate values,

  • Assist with societal issues and problems,

  • Create new employment opportunities for people of diverse origins and backgrounds,

  • Reduce overconsumption of natural and other finite resources,

  • Reframe buying and supplying ecosystems and the relationships between the players

HOW

Through cross-sector collaboration, The Alliance is coming together on the creation of an evolving set of tools, guidelines, continuous improvement processes and other support materials that Alliance members and others can utilize to implement a for-benefit procurement preference, develop pilots, share learnings, start or join working groups, find and identify for-benefits, launch consumer campaigns, etc.

DEFINE

Define the key levers of change in commercial value chains and in the enabling environment;

DEVELOP

Develop a For-Benefit

Procurement Guide to articulate the business case and corresponding framework for companies to adopt a

procurement preference for for-benefits;

FACILITATE

Facilitate the design of pilot

efforts for integrating for-benefits into commercial value chains.