Our wonderful clients.
The most important thing to every member of the Shared Planet team is doing meaningful and impactful work with incredible clients driving progressive change. We have been fortunate to work with many of the organisations driving the important work in the social and environmental space. Here are some examples of the type of client work that we do.
Drafting a White Paper on the key barriers to financing the plastics circular economy
GLOBAL PLASTIC ACTION PARTNERSHIP
In 2021, the Shared Planet team helped GPAP to establish a new global finance taskforce aimed at increasing financial flows to plastic waste solutions. To design the value proposition for this task force, we interviewed stakeholders from across the private, public and third sector to define the areas in which the task force could have the most impact. We worked with the GPAP team to define the project outcomes, develop briefing materials and develop a roadmap for achieving success. As part of our work supporting the Finance Taskforce, we prepared a ‘state of play’ report detailing the challenges and opportunities facing the plastics circular economy. From the report, we drafted briefing materials that highlighted the key takeaways of the report. We tailored the briefing materials to suit the different audiences that GPAP was trying to inform. Shared Planet also contributed to a policy framework that was shared over social media to inspire governments to create a better environment for investment in the circular economy.
Analysing global policy, finance and governance trends globally and support for landscape approaches to fight deforestation across five markets
RAINFOREST ALLIANCE, CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL, CDP, USAID AND CLARMONDIAL
In 2023, we were retained by the Business Case for Landscape Action (Rainforest Alliance, Conservation International, The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Clarmondial and USAID) for a series of stakeholder deliverables in relation to Landscape and Jurisdictional Approaches in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Indonesia. The ultimate objective is to convene the private sector, governments, and local farmers and organizations in Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, and Indonesia to pilot a globally replicable landscape approach that leverages the complementary expertise of our partners while benefiting local and Indigenous communities and enterprises. Shared Planet’s role includes stakeholder mapping, financial institutional mapping, policy analysis, trend analysis and a review of governance mechanisms.
Supporting multi-stakeholder dialogue and drafting an Environmental Roadmap focused on commodity supply chains
TROPICAL FOREST ALLIANCE
Shared Planet supported the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) in the development of a value proposition narrative for Beef Partnership that aims to create a ‘blueprint’ of actions that will create a more sustainable beef supply chain between Brazil and China. The Beef Partnership aims to bring together stakeholders to mitigate both Chinese importers and Brazilian exporters exposure to environmental risk while also helping to drive impactful collaboration to halt deforestation in Brazil. Shared Planet was also tasked with identifying stakeholders to engage for this partnership and developing a stakeholder engagement strategy to secure buy-in for this initiative. Building on the stakeholder engagement and value proposition that were developed, Shared Planet advised the TFA on the most appropriate governance structure for managing their partnership and developed Terms of Reference to guide terms of engagement in the group.
Creating an East African research network on human-wildlife conflict
PENN AND OREGON STATE UNIVERSITIES
Shared Planet is currently working with the University of Penn State and Oregon State to convene two multi-stakeholder platforms of government, NGO and academic experts across East Africa. The aim of this stakeholder work is to establish an East Africa research centre of excellence that will be a hub for governments and park agencies and managers working on human-wildlife conflict in the East Africa region - by Africans, for Africans - and to connect academic experts with those on the front line of human wildlife conflict. Our work includes managing stakeholder engagement, website creation, narrative creation and supporting the Universities to manage the creation of the Network.
Building a global government coalition to build and advocate for a Nature-Positive Economy Roadmap
In 2023, Shared Planet was appointed by the World Wide Fund for Nature UK (WWF-UK) to develop a global campaign to advocate for the creation of a Nature Positive Roadmap (NPER). The nature positive goal is concerned with increasing natural capital, and therefore in addressing biodiversity loss and valuing the services that nature provides to society. A nature positive economy refers to an economy that is both resilient to and regenerative of nature and is based on the principles of sustainability and circularity. Shared Planet’s role focusses on the development of an advocacy strategy, engaging governments, mapping of potential forums for engagement and communications.
Support for a national nature rehabilitation programme
SAUDI GREEN INITIATIVE
In 2023, Shared Planet was retained by the Green KSA initiative - part of the Saudi Green Initiative - to support its development of a communications strategy for the 10 billion trees initiative. As part of our work to support the project, we conducted a landscape audit and stakeholder mapping to help Green KSA to understand the critical NGO, academic and other stakeholders involved in ‘afforestation’ (i.e. creating forests where none existed historically) discussions.We also analysed ‘reputation critical’ areas that are necessary to include in communications in order to be credible audiences, as well as a deep dive on the topic of afforestation itself – breaking it down into its component parts to understand the key parts of the ‘value chain’ to ensure communications was holistic.
Research and thought leadership support on food waste and redistribution
In 2023, Shared Planet partnered with City Harvest to support the organisation’s thought leadership and brand promotion efforts. We developed a flagship thought leadership report that will serve as an annual platform through which to illustrate the value of City Harvest’s work and the work of its partners. The report will highlight the benefits of City Harvest’s model and the impact that it has on the recipients, community partners and food donors from a value perspective. It will also serve as a ‘state of the nation’ summary of the value that food rescue is delivering to different stakeholder groups and be a snapshot of the scale, energy for and benefits of food rescue efforts each year.
Support for strategy on resource circularity and circular economy
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Shared Planet was retained by the Director of the WEF’s Centre for Resource Circularity (CRC) to support the development of a strategy for the CRC, which included a comprehensive landscape mapping of current models to evolve the linear economic model towards a circular one, as well as an assessment of different stakeholder groups working on circularity in order to identify the ‘white space’ and territory where WEF could have a distinctive and additive value proposition.
Support for a global multi-stakeholder platform to end plastic waste and pollution
THE GLOBAL PLASTIC ACTION PARTNERSHIP
Shared Planet worked with the Global Plastic Action Partnership between 2019 - 2022 to support its global secretariat, its National Plastic Action Partnerships (NPAPs) in Viet Nam, Ghana and Indonesia and its Regional Coordination Working Groups. Our work included many work streams including secretariat support, fundraising support, White Paper creation, and global stakeholder opinion research to inform the value proposition.
Creating a trends report on the state of feminist economic justice
FEMINIST ACTION NEXUS
Shared Planet was retained in 2023 by the Feminist Action Nexus (administered by WEDO - the Women's Environment and Development Organisation) to create a trends report on feminist economic and climate justice to provide a clear and comprehensive overview of the current feminist ‘state of the field’ with regards to economic and climate justice.
Building and co-leading a global campaign to fight whaling
Shared Planet built and co-leads a global campaign to stop the Grindadrap hunt of dolphins and whales in the Faroe Islands together with Sea Shepherd International. The work includes a multi-faceted advocacy campaign, building and running the campaign website and all social media work.
Support for funder engagement to support a global plastics environmental pact.
WRAP is a climate action NGO working around the globe to tackle the causes of the climate crisis and give the planet a sustainable future. WRAP is working to help tackle climate change and protect our planet by changing the way that products are produced, consumed and disposed of. Its Plastic Pact has achieved significant scale in a very short amount of time and is one of the iconic plastic-focused initiatives internationally and has enjoyed significant success and geographic expansion since its launch several years ago. Shared Planet was engaged in 2023 to support five markets with the Plastics Pact – South Africa, Kenya, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. Our work focuses on helping WRAP to expand its understanding of the stakeholder landscape as it relates to the five specific countries of focus and support its development of a longer-term strategy to ensure the viability of the Plastic Pacts.
Policy and stakeholder engagement support on responsible, sustainable and inclusive marketing
The Shared Planet team has worked for 25 years with Mars Incorporated globally on marketing and advertising policy. We have a deep expertise and knowledge of the advertising policy landscape and different elements of it – including sustainable and inclusive marketing – globally and have helped to analyse and build advertising policy as part of our advisory services for decades. Through the work of Shared Planet, we have helped Mars to be recognized as a global thought leader on issues related to marketing to children and child nutrition through issue analysis, advocacy positioning and the development of methodologies such as the Child Appeal Framework. Our support for Mars has helped it to be recognised by the Access to Nutrition Index as a global leader in the area of preventing marketing to children.
Building and co-leading a global campaign to fight whaling
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S HEALTH PARTNERSHIP
From 2019 - 2021, Shared Planet supported the Children and Young People’s Health Partnership (CYPHP) in their goals to raise their profile, engage policymakers, and spread and scale their model. CYPHP is a UK-based charity focused on access to care for low-income children and their access to integrated healthcare.
Support for the West African campaign to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing
Shared Planet supported Sea Shepherd through research and analysis consulting services, focusing on the issue of bycatch and marine biodiversity preservation along the coast of West Africa. The work included evaluating existing research and data on marine species, collating and analysing data on bycatch, and formulating new consumer opinion research to gauge perceptions and expectations on bycatch in advance of COP 26.
Supporting ecological restoration and agroforestry strategy creation
THE INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE (IUCN)
Shared Planet was retained by the IUCN in 2023 to support its work on the ecological restoration and agroforestry strategy for the Royal Commission of AlUla. Our research team worked with the IUCN reporting to the Nature & Heritage team of ecologists and specialists in AlUla. Our team led the delivery of the project to deliver a range of deliverables to assess the current situation in relation to the state of the ecology and habitats of AlUla County in Saudi Arabia. The work included drafting an IUCN Literature Review, international benchmarking report analysing policies, standards, strategies and guidelines, and contributing to other deliverables including a habitat mapping, GIS and maps report, DPSIR report and the final project report. The findings will be used to guide the ecological restoration project's baseline assessment and deliverables in 2023/2024.
Building an environmental awareness campaign for an UNESCO World heritage site.
ROYAL COMMISSION FOR ALULA
In 2023, Shared Planet was engaged by the RCU to support its first major environmental awareness campaign in AlUla County. The project included stakeholder opinion research, in-field data collection, a comprehensive landscape audit across 11 different environmental topics, the creation of a communications and partnership strategy, creating a progress management tool for the communications campaign to measure progress and contributing towards the creation of a visual identity and brand for the campaign.
Creating an IUCN Expert Report on Forests and Human Health
INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURE (IUCN)
In 2023, Shared Planet was retained by to support the creation of a global report on the positive impact of forests on human health. Our team supported the IUCN with an analysis of existing reports, convening an IUCN commissioner and expert workshops, developing thematic areas for consideration, drafting the expert report, and supporting IUCN communications on the report.