The palm oil sector is facing entrenched social conflict between companies and communities. Community consent is proposed as a way of addressing and preventing such conflict and creating a ‘level playing field’.▶
Although social impact funds provide loans for enterprises aimed at having social impact, these funds seem to focus mostly on the business’ financial sustainability and much less on the likelihood that the business will generate the desired social...▶
Greetje Schouten (PhD) is a senior research fellow at the Partnership Resource Centre, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her research focuses on partnerships between NGOs, businesses and governments in the field of sustainable food and agriculture. Most of the research projects she is involved in have an action research component.