TEEB for Agriculture and Food: Operational Guidelines for Business Activities

Embark on a journey towards sustainability with this comprehensive guide, crafted to support businesses in navigating the complexities of the TEEBAgriFood Evaluation Framework. With practical examples, insightful case studies, and a structured approach, this guide serves as a vital tool for businesses committed to shaping a more sustainable and equitable future for generations to come.


Closing the Loop in Plastic & Packaging – Best Practices from Businesses in Indonesia

Being aware of the mentioned above problem, Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) through an initiative called Tackling Marine Litter by Seizing Circularity Opportunities share this working document of businesses’ smart practices and concrete actions in handling plastic waste in the spirit of EPR and circular business models titled Closing the Loop in Plastic & Packaging – Best Practices from Businesses in Indonesia.


Panduan Konservasi Ekosistem dan Lingkungan di Indonesia bagi Dunia Usaha di Sektor Tambang.

Buku panduan pengelolaan keanekaragaman hayati di sektor tambang disusun untuk memberikan panduan mengenai bagaimana cara pengelolaan keanekaragaman hayati pada praktek-praktek bisnis di sektor tambang.

Buku panduan ini disusun dengan memberikan latar belakang pentingnya buku panduan ini, definisi dan cakupan, pentingnya pengelolaan keanekaragaman hayati, metode dan tahapan pengelolaan serta sistem pengelolaan dan alat penilaian yang digunakan.

Selain itu di dalam buku panduan ini juga dilengkapi dengan berbagai kebijakan, tools serta studi kasus dalam pengelolaan keanekaragaman hayati yang diletakkan dalam kotak studi kasus untuk membantu pembaca dalam memahami apa yang dimaksud dalam langkah-langkah yang dijelaskan.

Unduh Buku Panduan



Optimizing Food Donations to Halve Food Loss and Waste


According to the EPA, one of the six ways of reducing food loss and waste that companies can do is through the redistribution of food surplus, also known as a food donation. This activity connects companies, individuals, or donors who have excess product absorption in the market to do good things by distributing surplus products that are still feasible to surrounding communities in need.

In addition, Michael Jones, International Program Manager of WRAP UK in the food donation working group discussion, also shared his experiences while handling the FLW program in the UK. In the UK, WRAP has a Courtauld Commitment 2030, a UK success story – a voluntary agreement that enables collaborative action across the entire UK food chain to deliver farm-to-fork reductions in food waste, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and water stress that will help the UK food and drink sector achieve global environmental goals.

He mentioned that there are several key drivers that encourage companies to make food donations, such as cost, corporate social responsibility, beneficiaries, and ease of implementation. However, in practice, sometimes challenges arise regarding product recalls, product damage, close or past sell-by dates, quantity, product ownership, product ownership, safety, and traceability, brand integrity, safety, and traceability, and incorrect labels. To help other companies around the world, WRAP has documented how to overcome these challenges on its website.

The one-hour discussion was attended by representatives from Nutrifood, Superindo, Great Giant Foods, FoodBank of Indonesia (FOI), FoodCycle Indonesia, Aksata Pangan, FoodBank Bandung, Surplus Indonesia, and East-West Seed. 

Find out more in https://grasp2030.ibcsd.or.id/

Vacancy for Regional Lead Coordinator of Tropical Forest Alliance South East Asia

  1. The Role

The Southeast Asia platform of the Tropical Forest Alliance is hosted by the Indonesian Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) based in Jakarta.  Regional Lead Coordinator will report to IBCSD senior leadership and work closely with TFA Secretariat Genewa.

The Regional Lead Coordinator has the dual role of:

  1. Developing and driving the implementation of the overall strategy for TFA in Southeast Asia, and;
  2. Mobilizing private sector engagement in the regional TFA platform
  1. Duties and Responsibilities

The Regional Lead Coordinator is expected to build and strengthen TFA’s relationships with relevant private sector actors in the region, including producers, traders, manufacturers, and retailers (in particular, members of the Consumer Goods Forum), financial institutions, as well as industry groups and trade associations with the objective of driving engagement with the TFA platform and catalyzing collective action to tackle commodity-driven deforestation. Specifically, the position’s responsibilities include:

  • Mobilizing a deeply-engaged coalition of private sector actors in the region
  • Strategic engagement with IBCSD/KADIN to strengthen TFA as a platform
  • Identifying and engage key private sector champions in the region who can build further support for our collective agenda
  • Anticipating key strategic questions and trends affecting TFA in Southeast Asia, evaluating them and driving proactive decision-making to adapt organizational goals
  • Generating customized strategies for individual companies or sectors when necessary
  • Shaping opportunities for a forest-positive narrative together with key industry players
  • Performing as subject matter expert at conceptualizing, delivering, monitoring and reporting on results
  • In collaboration with the TFA Communications Lead and the Southeast Asia Communications Consultant, design and implement a communications campaign that showcases progress, highlights effective company actions, and strengthens the forest-positive narrative
  • Contributing to TFA programming for events in the region
  • Representing TFA at relevant external events and meetings
  • Providing vision and leadership to the TFA team in Southeast Asia, ensuring effective interactions with the extended TFA team and consistent communications with partners in the region
  • Overseeing and ensuring the success of the TFA platform’s jurisdictional dialogues
  • Responsible for a sensible execution of the Southeast Asia budget


  1. Qualifications and Skills
  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in a relevant organization
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with private sector to mobilize targeted action
  • Experience with building coalitions or partnerships and driving pre-competitive collaboration
  • Ability to gain the trust of the TFA partners and other stakeholders in the region
  • Experience with corporate strategy and leading project-based teams through strategy planning, analysis, design and implementation
  • A holistic, deep understanding of the deforestation-free agenda, commodity production, and its links to the broader climate change agenda
  • Established network among key individuals and organizations associated with action around the environment, tropical forests, commodities and public-private sector initiatives in Indonesia
  • The ability to build a workplace culture that can embrace and execute change to meet organizational objectives
  • High standards of professionalism and integrity, actively promoting ethics and compliance within the team
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with a wide variety of partners from different backgrounds
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a can-do attitude
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia


Interested applicants should send the cover letter and CV to [email protected].

Closing date for application is up to July 31

Call For Proposal: Sectoral Roadmap Palm Oil and Cacao


The objective is to enhance the inclusive closed-loop partnership model, which is the primary approach in the agricultural sector to increase productivity, potential, and welfare of vulnerable smallholders of oil palm and cocoa to increase Indonesia’s cocoa and palm oil output.

Scope of Works

The consultant will develop a roadmap for sustainable palm oil and cocoa in a jurisdiction with details of the proposal as follow:

  1. Stakeholder mapping for the cocoa and palm oil industries at the jurisdictional level.
  2. Building an inclusive closed-loop partnership model, specifically a workflow to link farmers with companies, financial institutions, and the government for assistance, to increase productivity and welfare of smallholder oil palm and cocoa producers.
  3. Create directions and programs to support Government policies related to climate change commitments at the jurisdictional level.
  4. Develop green growth strategies and models with key stakeholders at the jurisdictional level by ensuring the sustainability of deforestation-free commodities and supply chains.

Document to submit

  • 2 Strategic Proposal max. 25 pages for each topic Cacao and Palm Oil 
  • Quotation for the 2 strategic proposal plan
  • For further details please download the Terms of Reference: https://rebrand.ly/TORTFARoadmap 

All documents should be submitted via email to jean@tropicalforestalliance by July 15, 2022

IBCSD Launches Book on the Business Contribution to Achieve Sustainable Consumption and Production (SDGs 12)

Sustainable Consumption and Productions strive to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, increase resource efficiency, and promote sustainable lifestyles which also can contribute substantially to poverty alleviation and the transition towards low-carbon and green economies.  A better understanding of the business’s value chain, product life cycles, environmental and social impacts of products and services are needed to lead and have the greatest potential to interfere, improve and make an impact while improving well-being.


Read the business contribution for more inspirations and insight 

Download here!

IBCSD TEEBAgriFood Operational Guidelines for Business Publication

This draft of TEEBAgriFood Operational Guidelines for Business has been translated in Bahasa to support agri-food businesses in Indonesia to apply the capitals approach. Although, the layout of this translation deviates from the original version and will be updated in the final version.  In 2022, the final version of the Guidelines in Bahasa will take into account the feedback provided during the roundtables consultation.

The Guidelines:

TEEBAgriFood-Operational-Guidelines – Bahasa translation

Skill for Green Jobs in Indonesia

This report hopefully can contribute and offer a sound baseline to the continuing dialogue and engagement efforts among the tripartite partners. As Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste stated, human capital & skills development is key priority of the government, and linking this to the country’s sustainability goals is a timely contribution to ongoing implementation of Indonesia’s long-term development plans. The information herein can be used as a starting point for current discussions, to reinvigorate the interest among key stakeholders, who are actively charting the country’s transition to a greener economy.

Please find the report here: wcms_706947.pdf (ilo.org