Carnauba wax collecting in Brazil, photo courtesy of GIZ Louisa Lösing

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.

Margaret Arbuthnot
Margaret Arbuthnot
Director, Commodity Markets
World Wildlife Fund

Kristin Komives
Kristin Komives
Director, Programmes
ISEAL

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 would also assess the value and uptake of Evidensia’s activities, insights and analysis for business, government, policy and practitioner work. The Council is currently being constituted and this page will be updated when the process is complete.

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