ABOUT THE RESEARCH FUND
New approaches to address conservation challenges seek to leverage private and finance sector interventions to achieve positive conservation outcomes. These supply chain sustainability initiatives aim to transform supply chains through finance sector interventions, corporate sustainability commitments, and certification and standards systems.
With funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Walmart Foundation, Meridian Institute established the Supply Chain Sustainability Research Fund to increase collective understanding of outcomes associated with supply chain sustainability initiatives in agriculture, seafood, and forest supply chains. To guide the process, Meridian convened multidisciplinary expert work groups to establish a joint research agenda and develop theories of change that articulate how market interventions are anticipated to result in conservation outcomes. Through this approach, the groups assessed each assumption for existing evidence to support the claims and identify hypotheses in need of testing. (Funders were not involved in the selection of researchers nor the content of the research.)
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