Events & webinars
Each year the urgency to accelerate and scale collaborative action increases. So in 2023, we continued our work engaging with actors on the ground, incentivising collaborative landscape action, preparing for upcoming regulations, guiding on human rights and social issues, and building capacity and sharing knowledge.
23 November 2023
Proforest's Veronique Bovee, Deputy Director for Responsible Soucing, and Rodrigue Kreilmann, Corporate Sustainability Governance Manager at Mars, talk with Ian Welsh about how companies can help accelerate progress towards nature, people and climate goals on a landscape level. They discussed the importance of corporate leadership to drive this and peer collaboration.
27 October 2023
Proforest’s Tor Mooi See shared her views on the best practices of the palm oil industry at the Dialogue on Developing Countries' Efforts to Promote Supply Chain Resilience.
The webinar, organised by the Foreign Environmental Cooperation Centre (FECO) of the Chinese Ministry of Environment and Ecology (MEE) and World Resources Institute (WRI) China focused on providing updates on green supply chain policies, investment, and practices in strengthening the international collaboration on green value chains as part of the development of the green “Belt and Road” initiative lead by China.
18 October 2023
The MY Voice team organised a webinar to share latest updates and real-life usage examples of the Just Good Work (JGW) app. The JGW app is a free mobile app that helps to engage with and inform workers about their rights, and an important tool for businesses to implement responsible recruitment practices.
16 August 2023
In conversation with IDH at the 2023 Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue (SPOD), Veronique Bovee looks at how the palm oil sector needs to come together to address the impact of EUDR on smallholders and what Proforest is doing to support this.
29 June 2023
Proforest's Hélène Mbaididje, Senior Project Manager- Conservation & Land Use, speaking at the Land & Carbon Lab 2023 in Brussels, on examples and lessons learned from collective action in production landscapes, with a focus on the use of data and monitoring tools. Watch it here.
25 May 2023
This webinar was moderated by Proforest's Group and Europe Director, Ruth Nussbaum, featuring presenters from the AFi and insights from McDonald’s. It explores how companies in the agriculture and forestry sectors can use the Accountability Framework to take action across seven essential areas as they establish and improve their policies and practices.
19 April 2023
Representando a Proforest, Isabella Freire, Co-Diretora da Proforest América Latina, em parceria com a GTPS, participou do programa Planeta Campo do Canal Rural Produções para destacar a importância da colaboração na cadeia produtiva da pecuária sustentável. Para alcançar uma pecuária mais sustentável, é fundamental que todos os setores e elos da cadeia produtiva trabalhem em conjunto.
26 January 2023
To explore the new EU Regulation on deforestation-free supply chains (EUDR) and the concerns surrounding deforestation a panel event was held at Europe House. One of the panellists was Proforest's Mike Senior, Deputy Director - Conservation and Land Use, who expanded on the challenges inherent in protecting forests and safeguarding biodiversity.
21 December 2022
Looking back into the year 2022, reconnecting through our work in Responsible Sourcing and Production, in Production Landscapes around the world, from the field to conferences, and through Collaboration.
Thank you to everyone who made this possible, best wishes for the new year!
15 December 2022
This Jurisdictional Action Network webinar organised in collaboration with the HCV Network showcased examples of the HCV approach that have been implemented in practice in Kapuas Hulu, Indonesia and Mbangassina, Cameroon. Proforest's Hélène Mbaididje and Stephan Kitzbichler, GIZ, shared their first-hand experiences of using HCV screening and assessments at landscape scale. Watch the webinar here.
21 November 2022
In a talk with Ian Welsh, Proforest's Abraham Baffoe and Mike Senior discuss what good policies look like to ensure producer voices are heard, create incentives and transparency, and mitigate unintended consequences hindering progress. Listen to the full podcast here.
28 October 2022
Proforest's Mike Senior and Abraham Baffoe discussed how landscape approaches can work in practice. Speaking also about the leadership that is necessary from grower country governments, and why science-based targets for nature are going to be a key future innovation. Listen to the full podcast here.
14 October 2022
In this podcast, Proforest's Veronique Bovee and Mila Nuh talk about why preserving forests and ecosystems can mean adopting a pragmatic approach in working landscapes. Discussing some of the challenges encountered in Indonesia, the importance of collaboration with indigenous communities and how transparency fosters trust. Listen here.
14 June 2022
An Accountability Framework's webinar featuring Proforest's Justin Dupré-Harbord joined by experts from Forest Peoples Programme, Foundation of Sustainable Forest Peoples Indonesia, Landesa and Rainforest Alliance, sharing best practice on respecting Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities land rights in commodity supply chains. Watch the webinar.
9 June 2022
This webinar features Mike Senior, Proforest presenting the keynote speech for the Deforestation 3rd Roundtable. Watch the webinar.
10 March 2022
Introducing ISEAL's guidance for effective company actions in landscapes and jurisdictions, developed in collaboration with CDP, Proforest, TFA and WWF. Watch the webinar.
10 December 2021
Lessons learned from the Asunafo-Asutifi Landscape Programme in Ghana. More information here.
18 November 2021
The Collaborative Soy Initiative and Proforest present a new ‘magicube’ narrative for combining the best of approaches for conversion-free sustainable soy.
28 September 2021
A webinar organised by Proforest and Imaflora to present the new Voluntary Monitoring Protocol for Cattle Suppliers in the Cerrado, covering key results from the consultation process and next steps for the protocol, with the aim of transforming the beef sector in Brazil.
13 July 2021
We led a session on due diligence regulations and sustainable trade as part of Chatham House’s 31st Global Forum on Forest Governance, with viewpoints from government, smallholders, companies and those working on sustainable standards.