Private Sector Engagement in Landscape and Jurisdictional Initiatives: How Companies can Engage, and What Claims can be Made about Their Engagement?

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This Jurisdictional Exchange Network webinar did a deep-dive on practical ways that companies could engage in landscape and jurisdictional initiatives. Participants heard directly from PepsiCo and Musim Mas, two companies that have taken concrete action in key commodity-producing landscapes.

Participants also became familiar with the structure of the recently published Landscape Scale Action for Forests, People and Sustainable Production: A Practical Guide for Companies, the interventions within the guidance, and how to use it.

To complement learnings on the practical ways to engage, the ISEAL Alliance will introduce their Good Practice Guide on the Verification of Jurisdictional Claims. This was followed by a discussion of what kinds of claims companies could make, and the type and quality of data they looked for on jurisdictional performance.

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Private Sector Engagement in Landscape and Jurisdictional Initiatives: Why and Where should Companies Engage?

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Engaging in jurisdictional and landscape-scale initiatives is an increasingly important component of corporate strategies to tackle commodity-driven deforestation in supply chains. This webinar, part of a series co-hosted by the Tropical Forest Alliance, UNDP, Proforest, WWF and ISEAL Alliance, was designed specifically to help companies understand how to begin this journey, by looking at two of the most fundamental questions: why should companies engage, and where?

Drawing on recently published guidance to companies including UNDP’s Value Beyond Value Chains and Proforest’s Engaging with Landscape Initiatives, the webinar was an opportunity to get a strong understanding of these important elements, and to hear directly from companies on their own experiences.

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Mobilizing Private Sector Action: Launch of the Jurisdictional Approaches Resource Hub

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Learn about the Jurisdictional Approach Resource Hub, a one-stop resource that brings together the collective experience and expertise of the Tropical Forest Alliance’s partners working to advance jurisdictional and landscape approaches to tackle commodity-driven deforestation.

This event also launched the “Landscape Scale Action for Forests, People and Sustainable Production: A Practical Guide for Companies” along with other tools and resources for companies to scale-up their engagement in landscape and jurisdictional initiatives.

An Overview of Select Jurisdictional Initiatives/Methodologies

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The webinar highlights several frameworks that are in development to assess or report progress towards sustainability at landscapes and jurisdictional levels. These include the IDH Verified Sourcing Areas (VSA), Rainforest Alliance’s LandScale assessment framework, and the Commodities/Jurisdictions Approach.

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Engaging with Landscape Initiatives: A Practical Guide for Supply Chain Companies

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The webinar introduces the process developed by Proforest to help companies identify where and how to engage with landscape and jurisdictional approaches. It highlights and draws lessons learnt from two different landscape initiatives, namely the work conducted by a coalition of palm oil producers and buyers in Siak and Pelalawan districts in Indonesia and the Ghana Cocoa and Forests REDD+ Programme. 

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A Closer Look: Produce, Conserve, Include (PCI) in Mato Grosso

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In this webinar, you will gain a better understanding of the ins and outs of Produce, Conserve, Include (PCI) in Mato Grosso, explaining the origins, how it was put together, the roles of key partners, the current governance model, measurement of progress against defined goals, etc. On the agenda are also concrete examples of private sector engagement in jurisdictional initiatives and how PCI ensures synergies with other platforms such as the VSA and CJA.

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How to Make Credible Claims about Jurisdictional Progress

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As jurisdictional initiatives start to be implemented around the world, we are slowly building a body of evidence about what works. This is being captured in part by measurement frameworks like IDH Verified Sourcing Areas and LandScale. ISEAL is supporting such initiatives by building alignment around the monitoring and verification practices that need to inform credible sustainability claims made by jurisdictional initiatives and the companies that source from them. In this webinar, ISEAL will present core ideas captured in their draft Good Practice Guide and explore how these can be of value to those that are supporting or implementing jurisdictional initiatives. The webinar is part of an ongoing ISEAL consultation.

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