Sustainability Solutions

Today, shifting consumer habits demand that companies demonstrate they are transparent and globally responsible. Customers simply won’t buy from brands that cannot meet these expectations.

We provide expert Business Development and Change Management Leadership to create and execute a corporate sustainability plan that strengthens your brand, grows your business, and ensures consumers have confidence in your company’s approach to sustainability.

Kip has worked with:

We are here to support all kinds of businesses , from startups to international corporations

If your company is not offering sustainable products, you are eliminating 2/3 of your customer pool and an opportunity to capture higher margin

Six in ten global consumers are interested in learning more about where foods come from. Transparency dominates consumer demand in 2021. Increasing transparency to meet evolving ethical, environmental and clean label consumer demands is key. Innova Consumer Survey 2020

Between 2015-2019 sustainability-marketed products grew 7.1x faster than products not marketed as sustainable. NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business/IRI Market Report
Sustainability-marketed branded products enjoy a significant price premium of 39.5% NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business/IRI Market Report
75% of consumers consider sustainability in their food purchasing decisions 2020 Market Survey of 12,000 consumers (age range 18-73)
81% of consumers will pay a premium for sustainable products 2020 Market Survey of 1,000 consumers (age range 18-73)

Partnering with
Sustainable Path Consulting

We are here to support all kinds of businesses

  • We provide comprehensive program design to lead your organization’s sustainability solutions from Inception to Shelf or any point in between.

  • We are your go to partner regardless if your company:
    • Is new to sustainability
    • Is seeking to take your program to the next level
    • Or wants to be an industry leader with a world class sustainability platform

  • Global Change agent for commercial divisions in Europe, Asia, North America and South America to ensure alignment and support around international sustainable supply chains.

How We Do It


  • How is your company currently positioned

  • What are your customers expectations

  • How are regulatory changes impacting your supply chain

  • What options are available to meet those expectations

  • Who are the key stakeholders that will need to be engaged


  • In House- Engage internal stakeholders in establishing deliverables

  • Supplier Network- Identify supplier capabilities that will support strategy


  • Working with your team, build the framework for the sustainable program that will meet the company's strategic goals

  • Framework will establish clear timeline and critical milestones to measure and report progress


  • Utilizing Sustainable Path’s network, bring together the enterprises best suited to allow you to realize your goals

Why Use Us

With over 20 years experience in building and managing  sustainable programs, we have designed, developed and executed innovative sustainability strategies from farm-based communities through to retail shelves for Fortune 100 companies.

Leadership Expertise

  • Global Change agent for commercial divisions in Europe, Asia, North America and South America to ensure alignment and support around international sustainable supply chains.

  • Recipient: Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Trend Setter Award 2011

  • Chairman: World Cocoa Foundation Executive Board 2008-2011

  • Committee member: National Confectioners Association Chocolate Cocoa Legislative Working Group 2019-2021

  • Vice Chairman: Cocoa Merchants Association Board of Directors 2020-2021

Awards and Public Engagements

  • Recipient: Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Trend Setter Award 2011

  • Noted Speaker at International Conferences: Retail Confectioners International, New York New York. ChocoVision, Davos Switzerland. Sosland Purchasing Seminar, Kansas City Missouri.

  • Guest Lecturer: Stanford University, Smith College, Georgetown University, New York University, Franklin and Marshall College, and Villanova University

  • Published Author: Manufacturing Confectioner, Coffee and Cocoa International, Candy and Snack Today

Consulting Services

No matter the challenge, we can provide solutions that work for your industry and your people.

Strategic Planning

Commodity Risk Management

Change Mgt. Strategy & Execution


Global Supply Strategy

Market Share Development

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

Project Management

Project & Program management


Alain Fredericq

"I have been fortunate to know and work with Kip for some 8 years during our time as officers of World Cocoa Foundation, although working in competing companies. And I want to highlight Kip's achievements as Chairman of the WCF. Thanks to his deep knowledge of Cocoa Supply Chain, his business acumen and personal commitment to Cocoa Sustainability, Kip was instrumental in bringing WCF to a worldwide respected foundation, bringing together all stakeholders of such a diverse cocoa supply chain. As Chairman of WCF, i have witnessed Kip's outstanding communication skills, his ability to interact with senior government officials as well as NGOs, cocoa farmers and industry peers, always with the highest level of integrity and business ethics. "

Alain Fredericq
Major Retired at Kakao Etexa
Venkata Murali

"Kip is a true partner with his suppliers and customers. He has high levels of professionalism, high work ethic and strong commercial skills. He has developed a long-term sustainable sourcing strategy for Blommer Chocolate that competition would find hard to match. In each of my interactions with Kip, I have found that there is something to learn from him - about cocoa, the futures markets, among a host of other things. As Chairman of the World Cocoa Foundation, he found innovative ways of getting any job done especially in bringing in industry participants from different companies and working towards achieving common industry objectives. It is a real pleasure interacting with Kip as an industry partner. "

Venkata Murali
Director Cocoa Trading at Barry Callebaut
Vipon Kumar

"Kip is a strategic leader with a world view. I have worked with Kip previously as his supplier of organic cocoa and it was a pleasure all the way. Kip is known in the industry for his thought leadership of the cocoa business. He is at the forefront of leading several initiatives involving sustainability. I have also attended Kip's seminars at Blommer Chocolate events, which are very thorough and thought provoking. Kip is very strategic in his business approach as well as he can easily get to the tactics to execute the strategy. Kip always keeps his word and is a go to person for many professionals in the industry. Kip's business style is relationship based, straight, above board and long-term basis. "

Vipon Kumar
Chair-CEO Advisory Boards
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