Since 2011, the Forest Governance, Markets and Climate (FGMC) programme has worked around the world to strengthen sustainable and legal forest management. As the FGMC programme entered its final phase, a Policy Evaluation and Learning Team (PELT) was appointed to work collaboratively with UK Government, to identify learnings across several broad themes, including how best to support company behaviour change.
As a member of this team, Efeca has produced a new study “Creating private sector behavioural change to sustainability: The use of tools and innovative approaches” which is now publicly available.
To accompany the report, a virtual panel discussion was held on the 12th August, to explore themes of the report including the movement from a focus on individual supply chain targets (e.g. 100% deforestation free by 2020) to supplier-based action, recognising the need to work beyond any one supply chain to create the required change on the ground. The expert panel featured:
- Dr Mike Senior, Global co-lead on Production Landscapes at Proforest
- Fernando Sampaio, Executive Director of the Produce, Conserve, Include (PCI) Strategy, Mato Grosso
- Adrienne Stork, Senior Program Manager, Supply Chain Accountability, Rainforest Alliance, and manager of the Accountability Framework Initiative
- Dr Emma Keller, Head of Sustainability, Nestlé UK and Ireland
The panel, facilitated by Efeca Director Emily Fripp, explored the impact of innovative approaches and tools in this evolving approach, and the role they play in helping to drive the wider market transition – supporting all companies, both ‘thought leaders’ and mass market ‘followers’ to create sustainable supply chains.