Who we are
Commodity Trader with a Difference – Aspuna Group is a new London-headquartered social impact commodities business. We are a University of Cambridge Executive MBA spin-out with the core team consisting of experienced executives with backgrounds in Commodities Trading, Banking, Market Research & Analysis and Commercial Law. Aspuna’s first operations are in the soft or agricultural markets, with a view to be active in other commodities classes in the future.
Focusing initially on Africa, Aspuna’s operations are vertically integrated with a strong commitment to local processing as a powerful vehicle for socio-economic development . Aspuna Group’s products will thus be distinguishable through the company’s sourcing and production methods.
We have made strong and fair partnerships with our local suppliers and producers the core of our strategy; placing great emphasis on socially responsible processing and trading. It is therefore an imperative for our business to add social and economic value to the communities we operate in.
In an increasingly socially and environmentally conscious consumer world, Aspuna’s customers can be assured that the purchase of its locally processed commodities has a direct social impact on the livelihoods of small-holder farmers and their wider communities. In addition our relatively small manufacturing operations allow for a greater degree of transparency and traceability – two aspects that have gained enormously in significance over the past few years.
Origin of our name
A Global Business Aspuna Group is a word creation, derived from the English word ‘Aspire’ and the Wolof word ‘Aduna’ (based on the Arabic word ‘Dunya’), meaning ‘World’.
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