Governance

Evidensia's governance structure is geared towards ensuring that its approach and activities are credible, rigorous, transparent, and effective in meeting its goal.

Evidensia governance structure


Evidensia is a leading global effort to make credible evidence about the impacts and effectiveness of market-based sustainability approaches accessible to inform policy and practice in the field. Its governance structure comprises three bodies that each have a specific role and contribution towards ensuring that Evidensia’s approach and activities are credible, rigorous, transparent, and effective in meeting its goals. You can learn more about the role and responsibilities of the Research Council here.

This diagram shows the structure of Evidensia in layers from top to bottom. Within the top layer are Evidensia Stakeholder Council, Evidensia Steering Committee and Evidensia Research Council. In the bottom layer is ISEAL who lead the implementation, coordination and management of all Evidensia activities.


Evidensia Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is Evidensia’s central governance body accountable for its vision, mission and strategic direction. It is comprised of organisations that have an institutional commitment to the overall mission of Evidensia and its long-term goal of using credible evidence to inform sustainability policy and practice.

Kristin Komives
Kristin Komives
Director of Programmes
ISEAL

Monica McBride
Monica McBride
Director, Metrics, Food and Freshwater Team
WWF-US

Jeff Milder
Jeff Milder
Director, Global Programs
Rainforest Alliance


Evidensia Research Council

The Evidensia Research Council is a technical, independent governance body that has accountability for Evidensia’s overall research methodology, approach, activities. It also supports with research collaborations and partnerships.

Rachael Garrett
Rachael Garrett
Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences
ETH Zurich

Carolina Gonzalez
Carolina Gonzalez
Agricultural Economist / Deputy Director
CIAT-Biodiversity International / LAC

Axel Marx
Axel Marx
Deputy Director
Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

Gillian Petrokofsky
Gillian Petrokofsky
Associate
Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

Nick Salafsky
Nick Salafsky
Director / Co-Chair
Foundation of Success / Conservation Measures Partnership

Giel Ton
Giel Ton
Research Fellow / Director
The Institute of Development Studies / Centre for Development Impact


Evidensia implementation team

Evidensia’s core team leads the implementation, coordination and management of all Evidensia activities.

Poppy Hall
Poppy Hall
Coordinator, Impacts and Executive Office
ISEAL

Rita Mendez
Rita Mendez
Senior Coordinator, Impacts
ISEAL

Vidya Rangan
Vidya Rangan
Senior Manager, Impacts and evidence
ISEAL

Deanna Newsom
Deanna Newsom
Technical Advisor, Research and Methodology
Rainforest Alliance


Evidensia Stakeholder Council

The Evidensia Stakeholder Council is an advisory body providing a space to hear the perspectives and priorities of different stakeholders on questions of impacts and evidence needs. It also assesses the value and uptake of Evidensia’s activities, insights and analysis for business, government, policy and practitioner work.

Joko Arif
Joko Arif
Senior Advisor for Climate & Land Use
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Anita Chester
Anita Chester
Head of Materials
Laudes Foundation

Pascal Fabie
Pascal Fabie
Senior Advisor for Learning and Impact
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Santiago Fernandez de Cordoba
Santiago Fernandez de Cordoba
Senior Economist / Coordinator
UNCTAD / United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS)

Caroline Holme
Caroline Holme
Senior Director
GlobeScan

Katie Hyson
Katie Hyson
Director, Thought Leadership
Business Fights Poverty

Arjen Mulder
Arjen Mulder
Head of Knowledge Management & Learning
Solidaridad

Pablo Pacheco
Pablo Pacheco
Global Forest Lead Scientist
WWF

Robyn Paulekas
Robyn Paulekas
Senior Mediator and Program Manager
Meridian Institute

Heather Pfahl
Heather Pfahl
Sustainability, Strategy, Stakeholder Engagement and Systems Leader
Mars Inc.

Gregory Sampson
Gregory Sampson
Solutions Architect
International Trade Centre (ITC)

Aditi Sen
Aditi Sen
Policy Lead, Climate, Food and Land
Oxfam America

Rijit Sengupta
Rijit Sengupta
Chief Executive Officer
Centre for Responsible Business

Iris van der Velden
Iris van der Velden
Director of Learning and Innovation
IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative

Thomas van Haaren
Thomas van Haaren
Senior Manager, Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative
Consumer Goods Forum

Darrel Webber
Darrel Webber
Managing Director, Global Forest Strategies
Earth Innovation Institute

Zhang (Johnson) Sheng
Zhang (Johnson) Sheng
Partner
SynTao

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