Innovation and Sustainability in the Value Chain

GVces, in partnership with Citi, and with Citi Foundation sponsorship, launched in December 2011 the 'Innovation and Sustainability in the Value Chain' project, which aims at promoting innovation for sustainability in small and medium businesses present in large enterprises value chain. 31/05/2015
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Large Enterprises
Innovative and sustainable products, services and business models Collaboration between large enterprises and SMBs Process improvement, cost/risk reduction, effectiveness in the use of resources
Small and medium businesses

 

Specific project goals are:

  • Produce and spread knowledge on sustainable innovative practices in the value chain
  • Acknowledge and encourage innovation for sustainability in small and medium businesses present in large enterprises value chain
  • Mobilize large enterprises to elaborate innovative sustainability strategies for their production chains
  • Create spaces for experience sharing and networking, mobilizing social players around the topic of innovation and sustainability in the value chain

 

The concept of the project includes:

  • Supplier development: more effective and sustainable
  • Enhancement of the entrepreneurs' products or business model
  • Innovative business models in distribution and reverse logistics