Research and advocacy

Civil society organisations, government bodies and companies commission us to do research on sustainability issues and solutions in different sectors, such as cocoa, coffee, soy, textiles, footwear, IT hardware, and tourism.

We specialise in value chain analysis, sustainability standards development, gender equality and social impact assessments. We have also developed policy recommendations for governments in the areas of sustainable public procurement, supply chain responsibility, socially responsible investing and corporate accountability.

For examples of our work in this area, have look at what we have been doing for KPMG, Aidenvironment, the European Commission and Oxfam Novib.

Photo above: Rice seedlings in Huai’an. © IFPRI / Gwendolyn Stansbury.

Presenting findings at a high-level conference in Brussels. Photo: European Commission