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Grants awarded to date
A list of all of the projects supported by the ISEAL Innovations Fund since it was launched in 2016. Visit the ISEAL Innovations Fund page for more information -
ISEAL Resources in Spanish
ISEAL Resources in Portuguese
ISEAL Codes of Good Practice
Responsible Business Practices in the Indian Palm Oil Sector
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This 2014 report, prepared by Centre for Responsible Business with the support of ISEAL, analyses the landscape for the import and use of sustainable palm oil in India, looking at major drivers for and gaps in domestic demand.The report explores the reasons behind the low uptake of sustainable palm oil in India, the world's largest importer and consumer of the edible oil. It makes recommendations for Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and ISEAL on strategies they can use, as well as potential solutions, for supporting Indian companies to take greater sustainability leadership in the palm oil sector.
Annual Report 2017
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Guidance for researching sustainability standards
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A brief guidance note for academics, consultants, students and others researching sustainability standards. Take a look for tips and resources to help you navigate this field!
Report on lessons learnt about research design and methods
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This methodological paper from ISEAL shares insights and lessons learned from three ongoing impact evaluations that completed their baseline in 2016 and are due for end line evaluation in 2019. These baseline studies are part of the Demonstrating and Improving Poverty Impacts project and were undertaken in the cotton sector in India and the coffee sector in Kenya and Indonesia. This paper attempts to address fundamental conceptual questions that arise in the course of designing and undertaking impact evaluations of sustainability standards and to share cross-cutting learning from how the DIPI evaluations addressed them. These include questions such as: What is the role of theory-based evaluation in this field? How do we understand and study ‘treatment’ in the context of standards? What are selection effects and why should they matter? What constitutes credible counterfactuals? How and when can randomisation be achieved? What is meant by mixed methods? We focus on these questions as we consider them to be fundamental concepts that every impact evaluation in this field will encounter, irrespective of standard, sector or geography. A focus on these questions will also help strengthen the approach and robustness of impact evaluations undertaken by standards. The observations in this methods learning paper are targeted primarily at standards systems, and specifically their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) teams, but it is hoped that researchers and others will find it a useful read. Ultimately, our hope is that this is not read as a paper purely about methods and approaches to evaluation but helps understand the systems that we attempt to evaluate at a more fundamental level.
ISEAL Credibility Principles (Full document)
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This brochure outlines the ten principles for credible and effective sustainability standards systems.
ISEAL Sustainability Claims Good Practice Guide
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There are a myriad of 'sustainability claims' in the market today. The Good Practice Guide was developed through a multi-stakeholder consultation process to define good practice for scheme owners in setting and managing claims about their standards system.