Monthly Event: Cocoa Life – empowering women in a sustainability program

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Monthly Event: Cocoa Life – empowering women in a sustainability program

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  • Monthly event
    August 15, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cocoa Life

Empowering women in a sustainability program

 

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With Margreet Groot

 

Without cocoa there is no chocolate, but without the next generation of cocoa farmers there is no cocoa. Mondelēz International as the world’s largest chocolate company, and one of the largest buyers of cocoa worldwide, has an interest in securing a sustainable supply of quality cocoa to continue to provide consumers the brands they love such as Milka, Cadbury and Toblerone.

Cocoa Life is Mondelēz International’s cocoa sustainability program.
Cocoa Life aims to transform the company’s cocoa supply chain by investing directly in creating empowered, thriving cocoa communities as the essential foundation for sustainable cocoa. With its $400 million investment over 10 years in Cocoa Life, Mondelēz International is committed to empowering 200,000 cocoa farmers and improving the lives of more than 1 million people in cocoa communities.

On Cocoa Life’s 8-year journey of empowering women within the program, the team learned that they are a catalyst for change and amplify the impact of the program. Therefore women’s empowerment is a cross-cutting theme. It means being deliberate about making the interventions work through equal opportunity and access to training and inputs. This way men and women are given the chance to improve their families’ livelihoods though increased household income

 

 

Margreet leads the communications strategy and manages the budget for Cocoa Life, the cocoa sustainability program for Mondelez International, the world’s largest chocolate company.
Cocoa Life aims to transform the company’s cocoa supply chain by investing directly in creating empowered, thriving cocoa communities as the essential foundation for sustainable cocoa. With its $400 million investment over 10 years in Cocoa Life, Mondelēz International is committed to empowering 200,000 cocoa farmers and improving the lives of more than 1 million people in cocoa communities.
She also leads the program’s women’s empowerment work stream, which is critical for the amplifier effect women have on the impact of the program.

Margreet joined the company in 2009, then known as Kraft Foods and brings +8 years of experience working in marketing development, working with various business stakeholders, in virtual teams and managing creative agencies supporting marketing.
Margreet is multi-lingual, has a background in business, international relations and CSR and has lived, studied and worked in the Netherlands, South Africa, Denmark, India and Switzerland.

Furthermore, she is the president of GreenBuzz Zurich, a network that connects sustainability professionals in Zurich to advance sustainability across sectors and organisations.

 

 

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