Working collaboratively with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) team, Enabling Outcomes drafted a Theory of Change and supporting narrative. Activities included facilitating a team workshop and 1:1 stakeholder consultations. This process helped reinforce core areas of BCI’s work, identified areas for deepening and broadening BCI’s impact and influence to scale better cotton, and helped inform the scope of the monitoring and evaluation framework.
Enabling Outcomes researched corporate strategies to address sustainable and ethical sourcing and emerging initiatives and trends in corporate sustainability programs. It also analyzed expectations that corporates have in relation to sustainability standards and certification organizations. The work included assessing Fairtrade’s current offerings vis-a-vis these trends and expectations. Based on this research and analysis, Enabling Outcomes put forth a series of recommendations for Fairtrade to consider in order to deepen its engagement with corporates.
Enabling Outcomes worked with C&A Foundation to create theories of change that articulate the desired impact of the foundationʼs strategy. The work entailed identifying key intended outputs and outcomes and recommendations on how to monitor, measure, evaluate and articulate impact. This work will help socialize the impact themes to internal and external stakeholders and influence tools and processes for measuring impact.
One of the primary objectives of the MSC Chain of Custody (CoC) Program Review is to enable greater growth for food service companies and organizations selling directly to final seafood consumers. These ‘consumer-facing organizations’ (CFOs) include contract caterers, restaurant chains, fish counters at retailers, and independent restaurants and fishmongers. Enabling Outcomes provided comparative research with other certification schemes and advice as to different approaches for Chain of Custody Program improvements that would help to make the compliance process more user-friendly for these organizations whilst still maintaining the credibility of the MSC eco-label. The work of Enabling Outcomes helped MSC to shape the options presented for its public consultation on the CoC Program.
Enabling Outcomes led the evaluation of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Capacity Development Fund—a grant platform to fund projects that create tools and insights that can help the SME sector in emerging markets. This evaluation included developing an impact framework for the fund, which included a theory of change and metrics. The evaluation also encompassed measuring the impact of the individual grants as well as the collective impact of the fund. The work culminated in developing a strategy for improving the fundʼs impact as well as its attractiveness to the donor community, leading to greater support for grantee and a rebranding as the “Catalyst” Fund.
Enabling Outcomes developed a draft impact framework for AIM-PROGRESS, the forum of leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers that collectively enable and promote responsible sourcing practices and sustainable supply chains. The framework was designed to better understand and articulate the link between the collective work of AIM-PROGRESS and positive impact on the lives of those who work within the supply chains of their members. The work included a theory of change linking the strategy and activities of AIM-PROGRESS to key output metrics and outcomes and a proposed metrics scorecard.