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Big Challenges Need Big Solutions

Time is running out to solve the complex and far-reaching environmental and socio-economic challenges facing our planet. Issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and water depletion will affect us all. Yet no individual, community, business, or government can tackle them alone. We need to look beyond our own borders—be that of a farm, village or supply chain—to fully understand these challenges and implement effective actions to address them.

LandScale is a new initiative to help those who are ready to think big and collaborate between sectors or across an entire landscape to address these challenges and drive sustainability at scale. This initiative is co-led by the Rainforest Alliance, Verra, and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance, in collaboration with a growing number of global partners.

What is LandScale?

As the saying goes, “you can’t manage what you don’t measure.” At the heart of LandScale is the assessment framework, which provides a standardized approach for assessing and communicating sustainability status and trends across landscapes. This can help organizations involved in implementing jurisdictional or landscape approaches, as well as those sourcing commodities from or investing in rural landscapes, to:

How can LandScale Help You?

LandScale is designed to provide the private sector, governments, and civil society with objective and credible information about the status of and trends in sustainability performance at landscape scale. It can be used to:

LandScale Pilots

Early versions of the LandScale assessment framework are being tested in a number of different landscapes, which cover a range of different management structures, geographies, and commodities. The LandScale partners leading these pilots are providing critical input into the development process to ensure that it meets the needs of all key stakeholders.

If you would like more information on any of the pilot sites below, or are interested in becoming an early tester of LandScale, please contact us at You can read more about our Ghana pilot here and our Costa Rica pilot here.



Who is behind LandScale?


Global Partners


Advisory Group

Jonas Dallinger – GIZ

Raphaele Deau – WWF Landscape Finance Lab

Stephen Donofrio – Supply Change

Ernest Dwamena – Touton

Kim Frankovich – Mars

Dr. Axel Hebel – European Investment Bank

Jan Kees Vis – Unilever

Dr. Simon Lord – Sime Darby Plantation

Daniel Spethman – Working Lands

Christopher Stewart – Olam

Ruth Thomas – Global Agribusiness Alliance

Greg Watson – Inter-American Development Bank