Violaine Berger

head of Mitigation of Deforestation Impact Theme
Sustainable Trade Initiative, IDH

Violaine Berger leads the Mitigation of Deforestation Impact Theme of IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, a foundation which mission is to accelerate and up-scale sustainable trade by building impact oriented coalitions of companies, civil society, governments, knowledge institutions and other stakeholders in key commodity sectors. She provides guidance to the IDH Landscape team on strategies to address deforestation and develops the IDH approach to sustainable landscapes, where governance is strengthened, agricultural products are grown sustainably (Production), forests are safeguarded (Protection), and farmers and communities thrive (Inclusion) – IDH’s PPI approach. Before joining IDH, she led the Ecosystems & Landscape Management Cluster of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global coalition of some 200 companies focusing on sustainable development.