By 2050 the world’s population is projected have to grow to approximately 9 billion. As competition for agricultural commodities and inputs intensifies and our ability to satisfy this demand is increasingly constrained by economic, social and environmental factors, innovative solutions will be required to ensure that we make better, more efficient, use of resources and in some cases find more sustainable alternatives whilst increasing productivity and driving economic prosperity. PwC is working with organisations including agribusiness, the wider private sector, governments, NGOs and multilateral organisations on a range of sustainability and climate change related projects. Recent projects include; climate change risk mapping for soft agricultural commodity sourcing; sustainability strategy support for agri businesses; evaluating the business case and socio-economic benefit for local sourcing of agricultural raw materials, climate change training for African agri-businesses, the development of a methodology and carbon calculator for understanding emissions from small holder agriculture in Africa, and assessments of market and financial opportunities for climate-smart agriculture.
Extensive forensic skills and supply chain experience We have carried out independent investigations and advised on governance improvements in some of the highest profile reputational crises of recent years.
We believe the benefits of a robust, independent review of the facts are considerable. Our specialists help companies respond decisively – a key first factor in maintaining trust and protecting shareholder value.
We work with clients to define and implement enhanced supply chain risk management strategies and capabilities. This can range from conducting supplier risk assessments and audits, supply chain and procurement strategy and organisation redesign, deployment of automated monitoring technology as well as crisis management, financial restructuring and company turnaround, and administration/liquidation services. We can:
• Deliver forensic investigations to identify what may have gone wrong, the potential consequences, and provide support in claims management.
• Perform risk profiling and assessment of the supply chain to quickly identify and quantify key sources of risk, dependency and vulnerability.
• Assess the effectiveness of the control environment and audit approach and re-perform audits to provide assurance as required.
• Deploy risk monitoring solutions to ensure compliance with agreed standards.
• Develop robust supply chain risk management methodology, tools and capability.
• Redesign supply chain structure, strategy and organisation to optimise balance between cost and resilience.