Professional services firm Accenture is working with a number of firms, including Mastercard and Amazon Web Services, to introduce a circular supply chain.
This leverages digital identity, payments and blockchain to directly reward sustainable practices of small-scale growers and suppliers. Tara Nathan, Executive Vice President, Humanitarian & Development at Mastercard, comments: “For the 3.4 billion people - almost half the world’s population - that still struggle to meet basic needs, we believe that digital technologies are largely untapped. To put more people onto the path from poverty to prosperity, we need to create an ecosystem that streamlines access to education, health, commerce, and more.
“Through our work with smallholder farmers in Kenya, India, Mexico and elsewhere, we’ve deployed digital solutions helping to drive commercially sustainable social impact, and we understand that collaboration is essential for this journey.”
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