About Supply Change
ABOUT SUPPLY CHANGE
Forest Trends introduces the Supply Change Initiative as a transformational resource for businesses, investors, governments, and the civil society organizations that support and hold them accountable; providing information on the extent and value of commitment-driven commodity production and demand.
Supply Change is in its first phase of development. As the markets for these commodities evolve, so will Supply Change explore new metrics, new markets, and new means to inform game-changing supply chain solutions. We encourage companies and other stakeholders to provide the Supply Change team with additional links and resources that will enhance and expand our market coverage.
HARNESSING THE POWER OF COLLABORATION
Current Strategic Partners include CDP and WWF. These organizations have joined Forest Trends with a common vision that Supply Change will empower companies to pursue transparency, action, and leadership to mitigating their environmental impacts through improved commodity value chain management.
Supply Change combines Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace’s 10 years of technical expertise in tracking and analyzing environmental markets, WWF’s decades of support to supply-chain sustainability through strong corporate partnerships, and CDP’s ever-strengthening track record of harnessing capital markets and B2B customers to encourage corporate disclosure of environmental data.
Forest Trends also endorses the Forest 500 website developed by the Global Canopy Programme, which takes a complementary approach to our shared goal of transparency that enables sustainable forest-risk commodity production and procurement.
Data from this growing cadre of collaborators complements our analysis of the composition of commitments and companies’ progress toward their targets; the influential role of civil society and certifications; and prospects for success. Supply Change is built upon public data sources including CDP’s significant global collection of corporate environmental data; and information gleaned by WWF from commodity roundtable annual member reports, individual company websites, sustainability reports, and related announcements.
Forest Trends thanks the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), JPMorgan Chase & Co., the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), and the Program on Forests (PROFOR) for financially enabling the development and launch of the Supply Change project. Current supporters are the the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UNEP.
We hope this project will inspire real progress in the form of new commitments to supply change and public disclosure of environmental performance, recognizing the collective benefits of a transparent marketplace.
SUPPLY CHANGE STEERING COMMITTEE
This project is expertly guided by the following Supply Change Steering Committee members.
- Mohamed Imam Bakarr – The Global Environment Facility
- Paul Hartman - The Global Environment Facility
- Jacinto Coello - United Nations Environment Programme
- Ersin Esen –United Nations Environment Programme
- Katie McCoy - CDP
- Elizabeth Schueler – WWF
- Megan Weidner – Bunge
- Bruce Wise – International Finance Corporation
Supply Change is an initiative of Forest Trends and is managed by Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace. Forest Trends collaborates with CDP and WWF, who provide invaluable time, insights, networks, and data to the development of this freely available online resource and asociated reports. In all cases, collaboration does not constitute endorsement of collaborators or their respective projects, including the Supply Change Initiative itself.
About Forest Trends
Forest Trends works to conserve forests and other ecosystems through the creation and wide adoption of a broad range of environmental finance, markets, and other payment and incentive mechanisms. Forest Trends does so by 1) providing transparent information on ecosystem values, finance, and markets through knowledge acquisition, analysis, and dissemination; 2) convening diverse coalitions, partners, and communities of practice to promote environmental values and advance development of new markets and payment mechanisms; and 3) demonstrating successful tools, standards, and models of innovative finance for conservation.
CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the global system for companies, cities, states and regions to measure, disclose, manage and share vital information on their environmental performance. CDP, voted number one climate research provider by investors, works with 803 institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. More than 5,800 companies, representing close to 60% global market capitalization, disclosed environmental information through CDP in 2016. CDP now holds the most comprehensive collection globally of primary corporate environmental data and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.
WWF is one of the world's leading conservation organizations, working in 100 countries for over half a century. With the support of almost 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat climate change.