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Case Code: FINC135
Case Length: 22 Pages 
Period: 2016 - 2018   
Pub Date: 2018
Teaching Note: Available
Price:Rs.500
Organization : Barry Callebaut
Industry : Chocolate
Countries : Global
Themes: International Marketing/ International Marketing mix/Sustainable Finance/
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Can Barry Callebaut Attract Sustainable Investment with its `Forever Chocolate` Strategy?

This case won the First Prize in the 2018 oikos Case Writing Competition (Sustainable Finance track), organized by oikos International, Switzerland
 
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INTRODUCTION

 
In June 2017, ING Group (ING) issued a syndicated loan facility to Barry Callebaut (Callebaut) with the interest rate of the facility coupled to its sustainability performance and rating. The move was in line with Callebaut’s sustainability strategy ‘Forever Chocolate’, targeting 100% sustainable chocolate by 2025. Forever Chocolate aimed to address the four biggest sustainability challenges in the chocolate supply chain – child labor, farmer poverty, its carbon and forest footprint, and sustainable sourcing. In its future chocolate plan, the company strove to scale up its own, besides promoting industry efforts to raise industry standards. By committing itself to sustainability ambitions, the company not only ensured availability of financial resources, but successfully linked the tenure of the credit facility and interest rate to its sustainability performance. The company was confident that it could reach its sustainability goals and make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025. ..

 

 
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