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How impact investing can tackle commodity dependence and reduce poverty

Date: Wednesday 19 October
Time: 3pm CET 

Tackling poverty is a core purpose for many impact investments, including those we make at the Common Fund for Commodities. But how can investors make sure their money genuinely supports people to build more prosperous lives? 

We’re running a webinar, following the UN’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, to discuss some of the key factors that enable investments to provide long-term economic security for the world’s poorest smallholder farmers. 

Guest speaker Professor Jomo Kwame Sundaram will be joining our expert CFC panel, featuring Chief Strategist Andrey Kuleshov and Risk and Portfolio Manager Hector Besong. Professor Sundaram has extensive development experience gained in leadership positions at the UN and FAO, and in his current roles which include visiting fellowships at the Khazanah Research Institute and Columbia University.   

They will cover a range of topics including:

  • The challenges of investing in commodity dependent countries.
  • How to build partnerships with local commodity businesses and governments that deliver real value.
  • And examples of our investments that have successfully supported smallholders. 

Whether you are an impact investor or seeking to benefit from impact investment, this webinar will provide practical insights that will help your organisation contribute to the eradication of poverty.

To join us, simply register here

21st Call for Proposals

Impact finance for global value chain to support SMEs in the commodity sector.

21st Open Call for Proposals in support of commodity development activities is now closed.

You can still access all the information relating to the submission process in this Call for Proposals, but we are no longer able to accept new proposals now under the 21st Call.

Any new proposals may enter 22nd Call for Proposals which will be announced soon.


To contribute to poverty alleviation by strengthening the income-generating capacity of commodity producers and mitigating vulnerability to their economic well being.


To strengthen and diversify the commodity sector in developing countries and transform it to be a major contributor to poverty alleviation and sustained economic growth and development.


Making commodities work for everyone