Innovating Solutions to Deforestation: Cross-Sector Collaboration in the Amazon
Hull BR *, Kimmel C, Robertson D
Professors, Virginia Tech, Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, 900 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203, US
- *Corresponding Author:
- Robert Bruce Hull
Professor, Virginia Tech
Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability
900 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203, US
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 14, 2016, Accepted Date: February 22, 2016, Published Date: February 28, 2016
Citation: Hull RB, Kimmel C, Robertson D (2016) Innovating Solutions to Deforestation: Cross-Sector Collaboration in the Amazon. J Entrepren Organiz Manag 5:172. doi:10.4172/ 2169-026X.1000172
Copyright: © 2016 Hull RB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Global supply chains bring jobs and opportunities to developing regions but also can cause problematic impacts to businesses, governments, communities, and environments where production occurs, such as the deforestation occurring in the Amazon. Innovative strategies are being developed in response to these challenges. This case study examines how an international agriculture corporation (Cargill), collaborated with local farmers, farmers union, government agencies, and an international environmental organization (The Nature Conservancy) to innovate solutions to deforestation in Brazil caused by soybean production. Collaborators developed and delivered a program that increased soybean production and decreased deforestation. They did so by making compliance with existing laws financially feasible, easily monitored, evenly enforced, and reliably rewarded.