China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

In 2013, President Xi Jin Ping introduced an initiative to construct a modern-day equivalent of the Silk Road as part of the country’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In a move criticized by some as neo-colonialism, it has become Africa’s largest trading partner , establishing trade zones in several African countries and importing 1.4 China is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known.

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Sustainability pays off, but it’s not always traceable

Supply Chain Movement

The global middle class is growing even more rapidly: KPMG has calculated that by 2030 there will be three billion more middle-class consumers than in 2010. On top of that, it’s simply not considered cool to be a cocoa farmer in West Africa,” says Franka Seijbel from Amtrada.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

On Monday, I would speak in Orlando Florida at the Terra Technology event; and on Wednesday, present the keynote at the Logistic Summit & Expo in Mexico City. I am half-way through a spring speaking tour that will wrap-up in June with a speech in South Africa and Peru.

Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals

EFT

Investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts that sales of batteries to power EVs will rise from under $10 billion to $60 billion by 2030, which will require that the global availability of battery metals expands to meet swelling demand.