Project: Changemakers Forward

Project: Changemakers Forward

2014-2015 | Changemakers Forward

Changemakers Forward is an online community for, by and about being changemakers, supporting each other to thrive and sustain our mission to make the world a better place.

Like many others, we’ve always loved making a difference. Too often this meant traveling a path that doesn’t exist yet. It’s hard to know where to start or how to have what it takes to follow through.

Together we can change this: Through […]

Report: Technology Innovations for Sustainability Standards

Report: Technology Innovations for Sustainability Standards

2015 | ISEAL Alliance

Today’s sustainability standards systems are challenged to keep up with a rapidly evolving technological landscape. While the corporate world has learned to integrate data flows across global supply chains, most standards systems are lagging behind. This report explores the relevance of current trends in technology to sustainability standards – from mobile data collection and the internet of things, to open data and blockchains – and proposes […]

Project: ASI Client Satisfaction Study

Project: ASI Client Satisfaction Study

2013-2015 | Accreditation Services International

Accreditation Services International (ASI) is one of the world’s leading accreditation bodies for sustainability standards systems.

ASI conducts an annual survey to solicit feedback from its clients, i.e. scheme owners and certification bodies for ASC, FSC, MSC, RSB and RSPO. The results are used to inform the organizational development of ASI and to instigate conversations with clients and stakeholders.

Since 2013, ON:SUBJECT is the lead contractor for the study. As […]

Revue: Pathways to Change at #15NTC

Revue: Pathways to Change at #15NTC

So, I spent most of last week in Austin at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (also known as #15NTC). I’d been working with NTEN (the host organization) for a while on their Editorial Committee, and I was very grateful for the invitation to link up with the community live and in person.

I feel the same way Austin, but I think we should see other people. #15NTC pic.twitter.com/svV5cc1qrD

— Doug Phillips […]

Participatory Strategic Planning

Participatory Strategic Planning

Participatory Strategic Planning (PSP) is a consensus-oriented process that helps an organization, network or community come together in developing a strategic approach for the next few years.

Part of the suite of processes called Technology of Participation, Participatory Strategic Planning consists of four stages:

First, the group determines their vision for the future of the organisation or community.
Second, they describe the obstacles that are preventing them from reaching their vision.
In the third stage they move on […]

Projects: LIFE Climate Action

Projects: LIFE Climate Action

2014-2016 | European Commission

When the EU approved new funding for its LIFE programme for 2014-2020, they included a new sub-programme for climate action, with the aim to

Contribute to the shift towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy;
Improve the development, implementation and enforcement of EU climate change policy and legislation; and
Support better environmental and climate change governance at all levels.

ON:SUBJECT provides expert evaluations of project proposals submitted under the governance and information strand of […]

Workshop: CEC Members Assembly

Workshop: CEC Members Assembly

2015 | IUCN Commission on Education and Communication

IUCN CEC is a network driving change for sustainability. More than 1,000 members volunteer their professional expertise in learning, knowledge management and strategic communication to achieve IUCN goals.

When the current chair Juliane Zeidler visited the Netherlands, we co-organized a meeting with IUCN and CEC members in the country to exchange ideas on meaningful CEC activities and how members can contribute.

Project: Learning for Change Dialogues

Project: Learning for Change Dialogues

2014-2015 | International Climate Fund / DFID

The UK’s International Climate Fund was set up to help developing countries adapt to climate change, take up low-carbon growth and tackle deforestation.

However, we are not making fast enough progress; there are neither international treaties or binding commitments nor sufficient action on the ground. Estimates say that we need to double our rate of innovation and act in order to meet the challenge.

The Learning for Change […]