With growing commitment by governments and businesses to tackle sustainability challenges, there is a need for understanding what approaches work where, why and how. Evidensia helps you access and interpret credible research on the sustainability impacts and effectiveness of supply chain initiatives and tools. It provides a portal to information and evidence and supports shared learning through its insights and analysis.
Evidensia was founded in 2019 by ISEAL Alliance, Rainforest Alliance and WWF with the support of the Global Environment Facility. Its approach and activities are overseen by a governance structure that works to ensure credibility, transparency and high value from all of Evidensia’s work. This includes an independent Evidensia Research Council that oversees and approves Evidensia’s research approach and methodology.
Read more about the governance structure and constitution here.
In addition to the founding partners, our other partners work to strengthen Evidensia by contributing and sharing content, identifying and filling knowledge gaps, providing strategic advice, helping connect Evidensia to other technology tools and raising awareness of the site.
Evidensia follows an open source principle to sourcing content that is relevant and meets basic research quality norms. All credible content selected or submitted to the site is then organised based on our evidence typology so you can find what you need. In our online library you will see transparent information about what category of evidence a specific resource belongs to that is determined by what type of research it is based on and how the study was designed. Where available, you will also find additional contextual and operational information about how specific tools and approaches work and the contexts in which they operate. This information is to ensure users appreciate the differences among various types of evidence and interpret evidence correctly.