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    Impact Incentives project

    A project funded through the ISEAL Innovations Fund

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    Using market forces to scale sustainability

    What we do

    Working together, we can amplify impacts.

    About Us

    Through Impact Partnerships, brands and retailers support producers in transforming practices on the ground.

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  • Webinar Recording

    WATCH NOW: The Impact Alliance members together with ISEAL, WWF and MARS Petcare launch Impact Incentives.


    What are Impact Incentives?

    Impact Incentives are an evolution of the book & claim or credit trading systems. Incentives are issued to producers that meet a set of sustainability criteria (eg: zero deforestation).

    The physical goods and the Impact Incentives are traded separately from each other, eliminating the cost and complexity of traceability, while still allowing transparency.  Brands buy incentives to deliver financial support to the farmers for following best practices, and in turn can make sustainability claims.

    Impact Incentives allow brands to deliver support directly to the producers that are meeting their sustainability goals.


    By creating an Alliance, we can leverage our efforts to create a consistent system for defining and trading Impact Incentives across multiple commodities.

    Impact Incentives are supported by the Impact Alliance, a voluntary collaboration between global sustainability programs.

    The way they work is quite simple; farms that meet a chosen standard or benchmark will be able to sell incentives for their volume of output, and brands can purchase these incentives to balance out their use of these output materials.

    One-stop shop for brands: Companies that buy cotton, eggs, leather, beef, and soy can use a single platform to buy Impact Incentives for the different commodities they use.

    Increased value for brands: Companies can report on the combined impact of their Incentives purchases across multiple commodities.

    Easier for farmers: Farmers that have multiple outputs (eg: beef, leather, and soy) have a single system to work with.

    Bigger numbers: By reporting data on the collective impacts of the Alliance members, we can show more significant progress towards global goals than each member could individually. This, in turn, will increase the relevance of the Impact Incentives and the value to everyone involved.

    Greater reach: There is a huge marketing and PR opportunity by using the collective voice of the Alliance members, the stories of individual farmers, and the combined impact data. Together we can communicate and drive the recognition and value of sustainability efforts.



    Incentives work across multiple commodities and scopes.



    Incentives allow brands to bypass the cost and complexity of tracking materials along the supply chain.



    Because they are used by different industries, Incentives accelerate impact where it is needed most.


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    Collaborating for Big Change

    More and more NGOs support the Cage-Free Impact Incentives

    The cage-free egg market in Asia is nascent, and farmers need incentives to transition to cage-free production. However, no single country, business or organization alone can tackle the serious challenges facing our world today. That is why partnerships are so important and are recognized as a Sustainable Development Goal in their own right. We have received the support from impactful NGOs and there are still a lot to come.

    Check out the support letter which shows the power of collaboration when shaping positive change on food focused issues.

    Impact Incentives Launch Webinar Recording

    The Impact Alliance, joined by guest speakers from ISEAL, WWF, and MARS Petcare, announced the launch of the Impact Incentives program. Watch it to understand why you should be part of it.


    Impact Incentives Launch Webinar

    Join us to learn more about how Impact Incentives can be used across a range of commodities to accelerate impact and sustainability at the producer level. October 26th / 10:00-11:00 (EST) / 15:00-16:00 (CET)

    Impact Incentives has been chosen as one of the new six landscape grant ISEAL projects. 

    New ISEAL Innovations Fund projects to boost sustainability at landscape level.

    Can Impact Incentives help resolve a chicken-and-egg problem with cage-free eggs?

    The trading of credits is already used to spur sustainable production of palm oil, soy and other commodities. Can it do the same for cage-free eggs in Asia?

    Leather is transparency’s next big target

    Is leather being sourced ethically? New research suggests often not.

    The concept for Impact Incentives came about when Textile Exchange was asked to develop a solution for brands to address animal welfare in their leather supply chains. Given the cost and complexity of developing a traceability solution, we realized there needed to be a more efficient solution.

    Anne Gillespie - Director of Impact Acceleration, Textile Exchange & Chair Impact Alliance

    The connection between producers and big companies through an Incentive platform, is one of the most disruptive solutions for protecting ecosystems in private lands.

    Charton Locks - Head of Operations, Produzindo Certo

    Our participation in Impact Alliance will be an important tool for our clients and partners who are working to meet their cage-free egg commitments.

    Jayasimha Nuggehalli - Chief Operating Officer, Global Food Partners (GFP)

    ChainPoint is a software platform that supports different Chain of Custody models, including Book & Claim. We are proud to deliver the Impact Incentives platform for multiple commodity trading.

    Johan Zandbergen - Chief Executive Officer, ChainPoint

    Whether you want to achieve emission reduction commitments or voluntary targets, we'll find the right solution that fits your needs. We believe in the one-stop shop approach by the Impact Alliance and are fully committed to contribute our services world-wide

    Bram Bastiaansen - Chief Executive Officer, ACT Commodities

    The purpose of the Impact Alliance completely fits with our mission to advance, support, and communicate continuous improvement in sustainability of the global beef value chain through multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration.

    Ruaraidh Petre - Chief Executive Officer, Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB)

    ProTerra soy and sugar Impact Incentives are an efficient tool to help farms improve their agricultural practices and to promote and support sustainable non-GMO production through Impact Incentive premiums.

    Emese Brosz - Chief Executive Officer, Proterra Foundation

    Textile Exchange partners with other organizations and businesses to connect them to a powerful community and enable them to take action that is driving transformational change. Hence our role as initiators of the Impact Alliance!

    LaRhea Pepper - Chief Executive Officer, Textile Exchange

    Impact Incentives allow to leverage impact on the ground with a cost effective innovative concept applicable across multiple commodities and sustainability initiatives.

    Lieven Callewaert - Impact Alliance coordinator

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    This project is possible thanks to a grant from the ISEAL Innovations Fund, which is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO.