Sowing Seeds of OPPORTUNITY


Services include:

  • Identifying options to increase production standards in key sourcing regions and hedge supply and quality risks

  • Strategies to go beyond supply chain interventions and progressive purchasing policies (such as achieving zero net deforestation goals, or pursuing landscape approaches)
  • Advising businesses on how to effectively apply tools and measures of success in stronger production standards, such as through certification

Representative Work:

  • Researching and defining new models for climate-smart agriculture, particularly amongst key agricultural commodities, that are attuned to demand- and supply-side constraints and opportunities, encourage inclusive business models, in order to formulate market-based solutions that safeguard natural and social capital.

  • Development of a framework to evaluate economic, social and environmental benefits of pulse crops, as part of the UN International Year of Pulses in 2016.

  • Worked with a major US cosmetics company to establish criteria for success (social, environmental, financial) for a forest carbon scheme in Latin America.

  • Advised a major Canadian forest tenure holder on international climate change policy related to domestic and global forests and carbon offsets.