SHP Toolkit Webinar Series

The SHP Toolkit webinar series, held monthly, will be a series of conversations with experts in particular botanical sustainability topics. Topics will include: The Business Case for Sustainability, Creating a Culture of Sustainability and Regeneration, Sourcing Raw Materials, Relationships through the Supply Network, among others.

Other than the first of the series, these free webinars will be held live on Zoom on Thursdays from 2:00-3:00 EDT. Participants will be invited to submit questions in advance. Recordings will be shared here once the webinar is complete.


Certifications as a Path to Sustainability? A Conversation about the Opportunities and Limits of Certification

This webinar will focus on the social and economic dimensions of growing and harvesting botanical raw materials for the global market. We will talk about economic inequities in the industry, especially for producers; the role of certifications (both B Corps and those specific to products/sourcing) to address those inequities; and the limitations and risks of those certifications.

Speakers: Jan Von Enden, Martin Bauer Group; Kevin Casey, Banyan Botanicals; Yuca Waarts, Wageningen University.

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST.
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Jan Von Enden is Head of Group Sustainability – Supply Chains at Martin Bauer Group. He has a background in tropical agriculture and spent most of his career in coffee producing countries, such as Peru, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea and others. As part of the Executive Management of a coffee focused family foundation, he has been designing and leading industry – governments supported sustainability programs with the objective to enhance the economic and social well-being of small-scale coffee farming families worldwide. Having joined the botanical sector recently, he is now dedicated to apply his experience in a new setting.

Yuca Waarts holds and MSc in Agricultural and Environmental Economics from Wageningen University (2003) after which she worked at an NGO to ensure rural economic development while conserving or enhancing biodiversity. Yuca works at Wageningen University & Research since 2008 as a Senior Researcher and Project Manager for sustainable value chain development.

Kevin Casey grew up in Southern California and studied Philosophy and Business at the University of San Diego. He was first introduced to yoga and meditation on a trip to India and deepened his practice while on surfing adventures in Central America, Indonesia and Australia. He attended The Ayurvedic Institute where he studied with Dr. Vasant Lad and later worked on staff in their herbal pharmacy before going on to start Banyan Botanicals with Scott Cote in 1996.

Joint Webinar with the FairWild Foundation

May 20,  10 am, EST.
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