The Business Case of Commodity Programs

As traditional funding is drying up and new sources have very different requirements, our clients need to increase their understanding of business models and develop business cases within their commodity programs.

Aidenvironment uniquely has combined the skills necessary to bridge the gap between traditional donors, business and impact investors on the one hand and sector transformation and integrated landscape approaches to sustainability on the other. Through our unique combination of experience, we can bring parties together for their mutual benefit – helping them understand how the needs of each work together for the benefit of us all.

Aidenvironment offers a number of services to support its clients in identifying the business case for commodity programs. Co-creation workshops provide insights into critical success factors of the business, and the feasibility of new approaches. This is the starting point for the shift from donor based funding to a more business driven approach of, based on the feasibility of business cases.

Our financial models allow our clients to quantify the business case and forecast the expected impact on environment, economic development and livelihoods. At a more aggregated level, individual business cases of farmers, service providers and other businesses involved in the supply chain provide better insights into the business case at landscape, catchment or even sector level.

Through our work with Impact Investors we understand their needs. This puts us in a unique position advise on Impact Investment Strategies that blend traditional donor funding with impact investment finance.

For more information, please contact Frederik Claasen.


Figure: Calculating income and benefits at farmers’ gate