Kate Brandaw Ellis
Budget & Project ManagerEcosystem Marketplace
Kate works as the Project and Budget Manager with the Ecosystem Marketplace initiative, overseeing financial management of the department, aiding new business development opportunities, and designing project work plans to achieve organizational goals. She previously worked as a Senior Associate and Research Assistant with the Supply Change initiative, investigating commodity based corporate commitments which reduce or eliminate deforestation. Prior to joining Forest Trends, she interned with the office of United States Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, assisting legislative staff on issues pertaining to the environment and public works. She also has experience researching corporate sustainability practices with Nike’s Innovation Department. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Redlands.
There is growing corporate ambition to address commodity-driven deforestation and human rights abuses in global supply chains. Still, gaps remain between commitments and results for the “big five” forest-risk commodities: cattle, soy, timber and pulp, palm oil, and cocoa. Full findings and trends in corporate no-deforestation and nature-positive commitments post 2020 can be found in our […]