Developing knowledge & capacity building
To achieve positive environmental and social impacts, people at all levels of companies, government and civil society need to understand the challenges of responsible sourcing and production. Once they are aware of the problems and opportunities, they can make meaningful commitments to change.
These key players also need practical information, tools and guidance to help them turn commitments into action. So, by developing and sharing knowledge and capacity, we support them in this transition pathway.
Our practical guidance and briefing notes range from thought leadership such as the NDPE Implementation Reporting Framework to our Responsible Sourcing Toolkits to introductory courses on natural resource conflict management or mainstreaming gender equality, for example. We also develop and support locally adapted tools and guidance that allow people to better understand and take ownership of issues and solutions in their own area.
We run our own training (online and in person) and provide long-term mentoring, offer webinars for companies and governments, and partner with organisations such as RSPO and HCV Network to run accreditation courses.