Leveraging Buying Power for Development - Ethical consumption and public procurement in Chile and Brazil

Lead Research Organisation: Royal Holloway, University of London
Department Name: Geography

Abstract

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Description To date, we have produced 65 outputs (see: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/my-esrc/grants/RES-167-25-0714/read). Academic outputs include 5 papers (4 in English, 1 in Portuguese) either published or under review. Findings are based on 32 focus groups with 179 participants and representative surveys with 2095 respondents.
Findings:
1) Public procurement as collective choice: As we argue in a forthcoming article, our data suggests that, in the logic of the CA, citizens might be better collectively than individually at making reasoned choices that support the lives that they have reason to value (Sen 1999).
There was great public support (up to 89% in Brazil, 81% in Chile) for using specific social and environmental criteria in state procurement. Crucially, on some criteria, they expected their state to buy more "ethically" than they themselves did, especially on the following: "environmentally friendly" (Chile only), "buying from Chilean/Brazilian companies", "buying from SMEs" and "buying organic" (all in both countries).

2) Views differed from Northern-centric EC literature. Instead of 'ethical consumption', in Brazil the term was "conscious consumption", in Chile "responsible consumption". There was strong emphasis on necessity, health and family well-being. We detected a "transition generation" of first generation university students who combined 1) parental narratives of thrift, 2) critical observations on consumerism, including international discourses they had picked up during their studies (some abroad) and 3) some disposable income. Local, national and international discourses intermingle, resulting from, and in, complex spatialities of discourses.

3) In Chile, the project created the most extensive survey data on EC and public procurement to date (open access database of UDP). In Brazil, the project caused the leading survey on EC (Instituto Akatu, since 2001) to integrate for the first time our survey module on ethical procurement (to be repeated biannually).
Exploitation Route UNCTAD, the United Nations Programme for Trade and Development, approached the project PI to present findings on sustainable public procurement on a UN Panel on "Promoting local IT sector development through public procurement", at the UN World Summit on the Information Society Forum, Geneva, 16 May, 2013 (1300 participants, 140 countries, 120 ministers and CEOs). Policy makers from Brazil, Sri Lanka and South Korea approached us with questions and were particularly interested.

The invitation to be a UN Observers and sole academic party in the UN high-level policy roundtable in Paris on sustainable public procurement led by UNEP was a further unexpected opportunity for impact. We offered a key academic contribution to the Paris roundtable shaping the future of sustainable public procurement in a forum where otherwise only policy makers and consultants were participating. Based on our findings, we lobbied for the integration not just of environmental, but also social criteria in the global SPP policy work. This was also a chance to demonstrate the value of evidence-based policy.

Academically, the project has the potential to a) further inspire research into EC and procurement to consider the global South. Our survey module instrument can be used to apply in another country survey and thus comparable data could be generated; b) be a landmark case study for the intensifying efforts to extend the CA to both sustainability and collective decision making.

At policy level, we continue to engage with Chilean and Brazilian policy makers to make the case for using these criteria in public procurement. Brazilian policy makers are keen to develop the discussion of environmental criteria setting and social criteria setting further at federal level.

As policy makers define processes, criteria and standards, this will impact on procurement contracts worth billions of pounds.
NGOs will be able to experiment with a new medium, the cartoon social video in Spanish and Portuguese, thus contributing to their effectiveness in campaigning.
UNEP's Sustainable Public Procurement Initiative (SPPI) is ongoing and while we lack funding to attend key policy workshops in person (e.g. in Beijing) we continue to participate in discussions online, especially in Working Group 4b: Sustainable Purchasing and Ecolabels. It is hoped that several countries will implement the UN guidelines which now include social criteria.

Based on the partnerships built between the researchers in UK, Brazil and Chile we are seeking further collaboration opportunities. Brazilian partners at UFRJ and the PI at Royal Holloway have already submitted a joint Expression of Interest to the UK-Brazil Newton Fund (RCUK is one of the partners in delivery) for a project on cultural production and consumption among the new Brazilian middle class, and are preparing a further joint proposal to the Newton Fund.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport

URL http://www.sustainablechoices.org
 
Description This was a 18-month (+6 month no-cost extension) project with researchers based in the UK, Brazil and Chile, and an NGO partner in each country. In 32 focus groups and representative surveys, we asked Brazilians and Chileans on their views on ethical consumption (EC) and state procurement. Impacts included: 1) The project advanced the operationalization of the capabilities approach (CA), using public procurement as a powerful case of collective choice and comparing it with individual EC choices. 2) Unsettling Northern-centric views of EC by offering divergent viewpoints from two Global South countries. 3) For the first time linking EC and public procurement in the same research, testing individual and collective choices side by side. Findings suggest that citizens may be better collectively rather than invividually at making reasoned choices that support the lives that they have reason to value (Sen 1999). 4) Creating a historical initial baseline dataset and replicable survey module for EC and sustainable procurement in Brazil and Chile. 5) Our data achieved a shift in the mind set of policy makers. Sustainable public procurement (SPP) discourse breaks with the orthodoxy which interprets "value" in public procurement too much as "low-cost". Instead, our findings convinced policy makers that (a) public procurement is a powerful lever for economic, social and environmental policy, (b) citizens demand their state to use social and environmental criteria, resulting in a mandate for policy action and implementation. 6) Further, we went beyond the current SPP policy work at global level, led by UNEP, and successfully influenced UN policy processes to include not just environmental, but also social criteria in SPP. 7) Capacity building among participating researchers; 12 NGO representatives were trained by the leading UK NGO Ethical Consumer magazine in using research for campaigning. 8) Ongoing collaborations - 2 further joint research grant applications, one successfull - the ESRC ES/M0116151/1 Food 2.0 Sustainable Food Futures Project. 1) The project advanced the operationalization of the currently most recognised heterodox approach to development, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen's capabilities approach (CA) (Sen 1999) by introducing public procurement as a powerful case study. The CA sees development in terms of the lives people have reason to value. It is pursued by hundreds of scholars but also critiqued as hard to operationalise, too individualistic and insufficient on the environment. Using sustainable public procurement, our project pushes forward the key CA research frontiers of a) operationalization, b) collective choice and c) sustainability. 2) Unsettling Northern-centric views of ethical consumption (EC). 90% of research on EC is conducted in N. America and Europe (Trudel 2009). Our findings from Brazil and Chile unsettle simplistic notions of EC generalised from Global North data. This direction of research is gaining momentum (see the 2015 Geoforum special issue on middle-class consumption in the global South to which we contributed the Latin American perspective) and we are a recognised pioneer project. 3) To our knowledge, we were the first project making the conceptual link between EC and state procurement, thus offering a response to the increasing calls for scaling up EC practice (e.g. Barnett et al. 2011). We offer data both on which criteria citizen-consumers claim they use themselves and which criteria they want the state to use. 4) Empirically, the project created a historic survey data baseline and methodology instrument for EC and sustainable procurement in Brazil and Chile. Capacity building Mentored early-career colleagues to next steps: PDRA Brightwell: competitive 5-year post-doc at UFF, Brazil. Chilean RA Agloni: PhD place, Sociology, University of Cambridge. Brazilian RA Afonso: permanent post as Associate Professor at UFRJ, Brazil. Networks We established collaboration between centres of excellence in EC research in UK, Brazil and Chile (incl. future work on papers, 2 joint applications to the UK-Brazil Newton Fund.
First Year Of Impact 2011
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Membership of UNEP Sustainable Public Procurement Initiative Advisory Board
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The SPPI convened by UNEP is encouraging governments to implement sustainability criteria in public procurement. Our research showed that there is strong public support for the introduction of these criteria.
 
Description Large Grant
Amount £681,234 (GBP)
Funding ID BH170896 RES/0321/TBC - Sustainable Consumption and Agri-food Ethics in the Global South 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 04/2020
 
Title Survey instrument on public procurement 
Description The project developed a survey instrument to use to ask the public about which criteria they want the state to use in public procurement 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This tool was for the first time used in representative surveys in Chile and Brazil and will allow longitudinal study of attitudes toward ecological and social criteria in public procurement 
 
Description Collaboration RHUL with Cuidadano Responsable 
Organisation Ciudadano Responsable
Country Chile 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The ERSC-DFID Choices project allowed the PI (Kleine) to develop a collaborative relationship with the leading Chilean ethical consumption NGO Ciudadano Responsable (CR). CR collaborated on research design and led on the dissemination of the research results to the Chilean public and press contacts.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Collaboration RHUL with Universidad Diego Portales (UNDP) 
Organisation Diego Portales University
Country Chile 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ERSC-DFID Choices project allowed the PI (Kleine) to develop a research collaboration with the Chilean Co-Investigator Dr Tomás Ariztía, one of the leading scholars in ethical consumption in Chile.
Collaborator Contribution - joint writing of papers
Impact - several research papers
Start Year 2011
 
Description Collaboration RHUL with Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 
Organisation Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Department Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research in Engineering (COPPE)
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The ERSC-DFID Choices project allowed the PI (Kleine, RHUL) and Prof Roberto Bartholo (Co-Investigator, COPPE-UFRJ, Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute - Graduate School and Research in Engineering) to develop a research collaboration.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Collaboration between RHUL and Ethical Consumer Research Association (ECRA) 
Organisation Ethical Consumer Research Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution ECRA, the publishers of the leading The Ethical Consumer Magazine in the UK, served a) in an advisory role to the project, b) mentored Brazilian and Chilean NGOs in using research data such as the data resulting from the ESRC-DFID Choices project and c) supported the project in communicating to UK public audiences.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Collaboration between RHUL and NGO Akatu 
Organisation Akatu Institute
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The ERSC-DFID Choices project allowed the PI (Kleine) to develop a collaborative relationship with the leading Brazilian consumption NGO Instituto Akatu. Akatu collaborated on research design and led on the dissemination of the research results to the Brazilian public and press contacts. Akatu operates the longest-running national representative survey of ethical consumption in Brazil, taking place every 2 years since 2000 and we were able to include our 5 questions in the 2012 edition of the survey. It was the first time that questions on sustainable public procurement were included in the survey and that related data was gathered on this scale, creating a baseline for Brazil.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Civil Society Video 1: Alejandro Campos' (ODECU) Reflections on ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Alejandro Campos, coordinator of the Chilean Consumer Association (ODECU), reflects on the ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted 2 key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One was with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with civil society brought together NGOs, arms-lengths bodies and campaign organisations from Brazil and Chile. In the morning we presented findings from the project, while in the afternoon Rob Harrison (Ethical Consumer Magazine, UK) offered a training workshop on using research data in campaigns for ethical consumption.

This is one of seven video clips in which members of civil society at the event reflect on the workshop and the project findings. The clips are in Portuguese or Spanish, with English subtitles.

All videos are also available via the Choices project Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The video put on record how our work had influenced the thinking of representatives of key NGOs and also allowed them to document their position which in turn will enrich the debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eORzts-oBCE
 
Description Civil Society Video 2: Generosa da Silva (CENATEC) Reflections on ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Generosa da Silva, representative of CENATEC, reflects on the ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted two key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One was with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with civil society brought together NGOs, arms-lengths bodies and campaign organisations from Brazil and Chile. In the morning we presented findings from the project, while in the afternoon Rob Harrison (Ethical Consumer Magazine, UK) offered a training workshop on using research data in campaigns for ethical consumption.

This is one of seven video clips in which members of civil society at the event reflect on the workshop and the project findings. The clips are in Portuguese or Spanish, with English subtitles.

All videos are also available via the Choices project Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The video put on record how our work had influenced the thinking of representatives of key NGOs and also allowed them to document their position which in turn can enrich the debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob1Ts75PWSs
 
Description Civil Society Video 3: Monica Chifolleau (Rede Ecológica) Reflections on ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Monica Chifolleau, representative of Brazilian NGO Rede Ecológica reflects on the ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted two key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One was with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with civil society brought together NGOs, arms-lengths bodies and campaign organisations from Brazil and Chile. In the morning we presented findings from the project, while in the afternoon Rob Harrison (Ethical Consumer Magazine, UK) offered a training workshop on using research data in campaigns for ethical consumption.

This is one of seven video clips in which members of civil society at the event reflect on the workshop and the project findings. The clips are in Portuguese or Spanish, with English subtitles.

All videos are also available via the Choices project Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The video put on record how our work had influenced the thinking of representatives of key NGOs and also allowed them to document their position which in turn will enrich the debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWAp62n9u5Y
 
Description Civil Society Video 4: João Paulo (IDEC) Reflections on ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact João Paulo, representative of the Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor (IDEC), reflects on the ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted two key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One was with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with civil society brought together NGOs, arms-lengths bodies and campaign organisations from Brazil and Chile. In the morning we presented findings from the project, while in the afternoon Rob Harrison (Ethical Consumer Magazine, UK) offered a training workshop on using research data in campaigns for ethical consumption.

This is one of seven video clips in which members of civil society at the event reflect on the workshop and the project findings. The clips are in Portuguese or Spanish, with English subtitles.

All videos are also available via the Choices project Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The video put on record how our work had influenced the thinking of representatives of key NGOs and also allowed them to document their position which in turn will enrich the debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB-YNf0T_-A
 
Description Civil Society Video 5: Dilma Pimatel (UFF) Reflections on ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dilma Pimatel, biologist from the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) reflects on the ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted two key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One was with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with civil society brought together NGOs, arms-lengths bodies and campaign organisations from Brazil and Chile. In the morning we presented findings from the project, while in the afternoon Rob Harrison (Ethical Consumer Magazine, UK) offered a training workshop on using research data in campaigns for ethical consumption.

This is one of seven video clips in which members of civil society at the event reflect on the workshop and the project findings. The clips are in Portuguese or Spanish, with English subtitles.

All videos are also available via the Choices project Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The video put on record how our work had influenced the thinking of Brazilian academics in related fields and also allowed them to document their position which in turn will enrich the debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmqq8DSbSLA
 
Description Civil Society Video 6: Francisco Caldeira (organic farmer) Reflections on ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Francisco Caldeira, small-scale organic farmer from Rio de Janeiro (State) reflects on the ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted two key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One was with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with civil society brought together NGOs, arms-lengths bodies and campaign organisations from Brazil and Chile. In the morning we presented findings from the project, while in the afternoon Rob Harrison (Ethical Consumer Magazine, UK) offered a training workshop on using research data in campaigns for ethical consumption.

This is one of seven video clips in which members of civil society at the event reflect on the workshop and the project findings. The clips are in Portuguese or Spanish, with English subtitles.

All videos are also available via the Choices project Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The video put on record how our work had influenced the thinking of civil society representatives and also allowed them to document their position which in turn will enrich the debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUZayDM1zd4
 
Description Civil Society Video 7: Lais Neves (Alana) Reflections on ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lais Neves, representative of the Brazilian NGO Alana, reflects on the ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro.


At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted two key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One was with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with civil society brought together NGOs, arms-lengths bodies and campaign organisations from Brazil and Chile. In the morning we presented findings from the project, while in the afternoon Rob Harrison (Ethical Consumer Magazine, UK) offered a training workshop on using research data in campaigns for ethical consumption.

This is one of seven video clips in which members of civil society at the event reflect on the workshop and the project findings. The clips are in
Portuguese or Spanish, with English subtitles.

All videos are also available via the Choices project Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The video put on record how our work had influenced the thinking of representatives of key NGOs and also allowed them to document their position which in turn will enrich the debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjoBTYPe_sY
 
Description Compras públicas y consumo responsable. Resultados del projecto Choices 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jose-Manuel Melero from the partner NGO Ciudadano Responsable explained key concepts of sustainable procurement and their multiple culturally specific interpretations, before presenting the latest data on citizens views' of sustainable procurement in Chile and Brazil resulting from the ESRC-DFID Choices project

Afterwards, decision makers from policy and key NGOs knew about our findings and could integrate them in their decision making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Consumo Consciente 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A long article on "conscious consumption" in Brazil in which the ESRC-DFID Choices project is also described

Readers of O Globo will understand more about the topic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Consumo Ético 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article in the Brazilian national newspaper O Globo introducing the ESRC-DFID Choices project on ethical consumption in Brazil and Chile
O Globo newspaper reported on our project and the group of partners involved

After reading the newspaper articles readers will have known about our project and the topic of sustainable consumption.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Consumo Ético e Compras Públicas Sustentáveis no Brasil e no Chile 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Brazilian RA Rita Afonso presented the project findings at the 3rd Day of Research and Outreach of the Instituto Superior de Educação of Rio de Janeiro.

after the talk, questions showed the increase awareness of the topic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Consumo Ético: um debate sobre movimentos de consumo consciente no Brasil 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview: The Brazilian partner was interviewed about ethical consumption in Brazil and the ESRC-DFID Choices project by the major Brazilian television station Globo http://oglobo.globo.com/videos/v/consumo-etico/1998366/

After the article was published readers will have known more about the project and the subject of sustainable consumption
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://oglobo.globo.com/videos/v/consumo-etico/1998366/
 
Description Digital Development Workshop 1 in Pretoria, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Digital Development Workshop brought together researchers from different disciplines, as well as representatives from business, international NGOs and third party research organisations. 29 partners from 10 countries were involved, 24 attended a 3-day workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://siid.group.shef.ac.uk/digital-development-strategic-network/
 
Description ESRC-DFID Project Workshop: Sustainable Choices - Individual consumption and state procurement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This was the kick-off workshop in Santiago de Chile, at which the project partners met: Royal Holloway, University of London; Universidad Diego Portales; Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Instituto Akatu and Fundación Ciudadano Responsable. The PI presented the project objectives and timeline and the team agreed working definitions, work packages, research and impact activities.

After the workshop, collaborators had achieved working definitions of key terms, had agreed timelines and deliverables and were ready to start the various work packages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2014
 
Description Focus Group Data from Brazil on Ethical Consumption (and Public Procurement) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation given by CI Prof Roberto Bartholo to participants from NGOs attending the Civil Society workshop organised by the project in Rio de Janeiro.

The presentation was originally given in Portuguese and is available in three languages, English, Portuguese and Spanish, from the project blog: www.sustainablechoices.info

Policy makers and leading NGO representatives were informed about the findings from the project and felt empowered to use it in their policy making or lobbying.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://sustainablechoices.info
 
Description Focus Group Data from Brazil on sustainable public procurement (and ethical consumption) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation given by CI Prof Roberto Bartholo to policy makers attending the workshop organised by the project in Rio de Janeiro.

The presentation was originally given in Portuguese and is available in three languages, English, Portuguese and Spanish, from the project blog: www.sustainablechoices.info

Afterwards, policy makers knew about our findings and could integrate them in their decision making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://sustainablechoices.info
 
Description Focus Group and Survey Data on Ethical Consumption and Public Procurement in Chile 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation given by CI Dr Tomas Ariztia to participants from NGOs and to policy makers attending the two related workshops organised by the project in Rio de Janeiro.

The presentation was originally given in Spanish and is available in three languages, English, Portuguese and Spanish, from the project blog: www.sustainablechoices.info

Policy makers and leading NGO representatives were informed about the findings from the project and felt empowered to use it in their policy making or lobbying.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.sustainablechoices.info
 
Description Introducing the ESRC-DFID Choices Project: Ethical Consumption and Sustainable Procurement in Chile and Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Overview presentation given by the PI Dr Kleine to participants from NGOs attending the Civil Society workshop organised by the project in Rio de Janeiro.

The presentation is available in three languages, English, Portuguese and Spanish, from the project blog: www.sustainablechoices.info

After the presentation, representatives from leading NGOs were more informed about the project and more likely to use the data in their advocacy work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://sustainablechoices.info
 
Description Introduction: Ethical Consumption and Sustainable Procurement in Chile and Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Overview presentation given by the PI Dr Kleine to policy makers from Chile and Brazil participating in the policy makers workshop organised by the project in Rio de Janeiro. It gives an overview of the ERSC-DFID Choices Project.

The presentation is available in three languages, English, Portuguese and Spanish, from the project blog: www.sustainablechoices.info

After the talk, policy makers and representatives of leading NGOs were more informed about the work of our project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.sustainablechoices.info
 
Description Leveraging Buying Power for Development: Ethical Consumption and Sustainable Procurement in Chile and Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A presentation by the Brazilian CI Prof Roberto Bartholo and RA Rita Afonso to an academic audience at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

After the talk, academics in Mexico felt more informed about the pioneering work of the Choices project on ethical consumption in the global South.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Policy Maker Video 1: Ana Maria Vieira de Santos Neto (Ministry of the Environment, Brazil) - Reflections on ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ana Maria Vieira de Santos Neto, Director the Secretariat for Sustainable Production and Consumption at the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, reflects on the ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted two key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One was with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with policy makers brought together policy makers from different ministries and agencies, from Chile and Brazil. The Choices project presented results and these presentations were filmed. However, the subsequent discussion which covered for example the challenges of implementing policy was conducted under Chatham House rules.

This is one of five video clips in which policy makers from Brazil and Chile reflect on the workshop and the project findings. The clips are in Portuguese or Spanish, with English subtitles.

All videos are also available via the Choices project Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The video recording offers a record of the way our work has impacted on policy maker thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn6Z4ZVgh_U
 
Description Policy Maker Video 2: Cristobal de la Masa (Ministry of the Environment, Chile) - Reflections on ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Cristobal de la Masa from the Chilean Ministry of the Environment reflects on the ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted two key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One was with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with policy makers brought together policy makers from different ministries and agencies, from Chile and Brazil. The Choices project presented results and these presentations were filmed. However, the subsequent discussion which covered for example the challenges of implementing policy was conducted under Chatham House rules.

This is one of five video clips in which policy makers from Brazil and Chile reflect on the workshop and the project findings. The clips are in Portuguese or Spanish, with English subtitles.

All videos are also available via the Choices project Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The video offers a record of the way our work has impacted on policy maker thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV3KxATYFdg
 
Description Policy Maker Video 3: Rosangela Neri (Ministry of Planning, Brazil) - Reflections on ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rosangela Neri form the Secretariat of Logistics and Information at the Brazilian Ministry of Planning reflects on the ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted two key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One was with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with policy makers brought together policy makers from different ministries and agencies, from Chile and Brazil. The Choices project presented results and these presentations were filmed. However, the subsequent discussion which covered for example the challenges of implementing policy was conducted under Chatham House rules.

This is one of five video clips in which policy makers from Brazil and Chile reflect on the workshop and the project findings. The clips are in Portuguese or Spanish, with English subtitles.

All videos are also available via the Choices project Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The video recording offers a record of the way our work has impacted on policy maker thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxuZ8wgRDH8
 
Description Policy Maker Video 4: Vera Lucia Oliveira Daller (Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil) - Reflections on ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Vera Lucia Oliveira Daller from the Department of Rural Cooperativism at the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture reflects on the ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted two key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One was with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with policy makers brought together policy makers from different ministries and agencies, from Chile and Brazil. The Choices project presented results and these presentations were filmed. However, the subsequent discussion which covered for example the challenges of implementing policy was conducted under Chatham House rules.

This is one of five video clips in which policy makers from Brazil and Chile reflect on the workshop and the project findings. The clips are in Portuguese or Spanish, with English subtitles.

All videos are also available via the Choices project Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The video recording offers as record of the way our work has impacted on policy maker thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXM0sTu7tWg
 
Description Policy Maker Video 5: Juliana Bastos Lohmann (SEBRAE) - Reflections on ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Juliana Bastos Lohmann from the Seriço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro- e Pequenas Empresas (SEBRAE), reflects on the ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted two key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One was with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with policy makers brought together policy makers from different ministries and agencies, from Chile and Brazil. The Choices project presented results and these presentations were filmed. However, the subsequent discussion which covered for example the challenges of implementing policy was conducted under Chatham House rules.

This is one of five video clips in which policy makers from Brazil and Chile reflect on the workshop and the project findings. The clips are in Portuguese or Spanish, with English subtitles.

All videos are also available via the Choices project Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The video offers a record of the way our work has impacted on policy maker thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed
 
Description Policy Maker Video 5: Juliana Bastos Lohmann (SEBRAE) - Reflections on ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Juliana Bastos Lohmann from the Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro- e Pequenas Empresas (SEBRAE), reflects on the ESRC-DFID Choices Workshop in Rio de Janeiro.

At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted two key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One was with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with policy makers brought together policy makers from different ministries and agencies, from Chile and Brazil. The Choices project presented results and these presentations were filmed. However, the subsequent discussion which covered for example the challenges of implementing policy was conducted under Chatham House rules.

This is one of five video clips in which policy makers from Brazil and Chile reflect on the workshop and the project findings. The clips are in Portuguese or Spanish, with English subtitles.

All videos are also available via the Choices project Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The video recording offers a record of the way our work has impacted on policy maker thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlqI91PFhKk
 
Description Projeto internacional analisa consumo ético no Brasil e Chile 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article in Brazilian national newspaper O Globo reporting on the ESRC-DFID Choices project An article in the Brazilian national newspaper O Globo about the project which appeared in print and online:

http://oglobo.globo.com/economia/defesa-do-consumidor/projeto-internacional-analisa-consumo-etico-no-brasil-chile-6656417

An article in the Brazilian national newspaper O Globo about the project which appeared in print and online:

http://oglobo.globo.com/economia/defesa-do-consumidor/projeto-internacional-analisa-consumo-etico-no-brasil-chile-6656417
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://oglobo.globo.com/videos/v/consumo-etico/1998366/
 
Description Qué es consumo responsable? Conceptos y datos desde la sociología del consume 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was one of two presentations introducing the workshop. CI Dr Tomas Ariztia explained key concepts and their multiple culturally specific interpretations, and presented the latest data on ethical consumption in Chile and Brazil emerging from the ESRC-DFID Choices project

After the talk, several participants asked to receive more information on the Choices project and where they could download findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description RCUK Digital Economy - Sustainable Society Network+ Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The PI Dorothea Kleine attended this workshop at the Science Museum which brought together 28 researchers from across the UK and from a variety of disciplines including Computer Science, Biology, Management, Geography, Psychology, Economics, Sociology Social Policy and Medicine. The aim of the workshop was to collectively shape future funding calls.

After the workshop, academics from different disciplines were aware of each others work in this area and more likely to form partnerships
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Survey Data on Ethical Consumption and Sustainable Procurement in Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation given by Dalberto Adulis from the partner NGO Akatu who conducted the survey in Brazil, incorporating questions from the project. The presentation was given twice, once to the participants from NGOs and once to the policy makers in the two related workshops organised by the project in Rio de Janeiro.

The presentation was originally given in Portuguese and is available in three languages, English, Portuguese and Spanish, from the project blog: www.sustainablechoices.info

Policy makers and leading NGO representatives were informed about the findings from the project and felt empowered to use it in their policy making or advocacy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://sustainablechoices.info
 
Description Sustainable Public Procurement - Briefing for Chilean Policy Makers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact At this briefing meeting, CI Tomas Ariztia and Jose-Manuel Melero from the partner NGO Ciudadano Responsable met with the Chilean government policy maker responsible for overseeing public buying policy and the official responsible for international links, to introduce the ERSC-DFID Choices project to them.

After the meeting, policy makers knew about the project. Later on, they would come back to us and propose a jointly organised workshop on sustainable procurement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description UNCTAD-BMZ Panel at the UN World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013: Promoting Local IT Sector Development through Public Procurement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a high-level panel at the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum. WSIS Forum2013 was attended by 1300 participants from 140 countries, and participants included 120 ministers, CEOs and civil society leaders. The panel was co-hosted by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the German Ministry for International Development (BMZ). The PI Dr Dorothea Kleine was invited to be the only academic amidst the policy makers on the panel and to report key findings from the project. She gave a slide presentation of key findings and discussed the implications of the findings for policy with an international audience of policy makers, business and NGO representatives. High-level panel at UN World Summit on the Information Society Forum - PI Kleine was the only academic invited on the panel to speak about the research and its implications for policies on sustainable public procurement to an international audience of policy makers, representatives of industry and civil society.

High-level panel at UN World Summit on the Information Society Forum - PI Kleine was the only academic invited on the panel to speak about the research and its implications for policies on sustainable public procurement to an international audience of policy makers

Policy makers requested more information and intended to integrate the findings into their policy decisions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description UNEP meeting: Brazilian and Chilean citizens' views of sustainable public procurement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The PI Dr Kleine and RA Dr Brightwell were invited to participate in the United Nations Environment Program NEP Sustainable Public Procurement Initiative Multistakeholder Advisory Committee meeting at UNEP, Paris. The meeting bought together 32 experts, including policy makers from countries including Chile, Switzerland, USA, Mauritius, Denmark, Japan, South Korea and France, as well as representatives of the development banks. NGO participants included the international Local Government Network for Sustainability, Ecoinstitut Barcelona, and the Forest Stewardship Council.

The meeting discussed the vision and principles of the newly formed SPPI network, the role of voluntary standards and state regulation, and the significance of agreeing international standards for monitoring progress in sustainable public procurement.

Dr Kleine and Dr Brightwell offered the findings from the ERSC-DFID Choices project about the views of Chilean and Brazilian citizens on sustainable public procurement and fed these into the discussions. The also advised on how academic research might be included in several of the planned work streams of the SPPI.

UN and national policymakers were informed about:
- the findings of the project
- how to integrate academic research into the workstreams of the SPPI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Video Podcast of ESRC-DFID Choices Project Workshop with Civil Society, Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted 2 key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with Civil Society brought together NGOs, arms-lengths bodies and campaign organisations from Brazil and Chile. In the morning we presented findings from the project, while in the afternoon Rob Harrison (Ethical Consumer Magazine, UK) offered a training workshop on using research data in campaigns for ethical consumption.

The workshop speakers spoke in either Portuguese, Spanish or English and there was professional three-way simultaneous translation available.

This podcast, alongside others, is available on the ESRC-DFID Choices Project YouTube Channel.

The workshop allowed for Chilean and Brazilian civil society representatives and policy makers to hear about our findings and discuss them with us. The recording of the workshop allows other civil society representatives, policy makers, and an interested public to find out about the findings and the discussions with the different stakeholders which ensued.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=069Rht8V3KU
 
Description Video Podcast of ESRC-DFID Choices Project Workshop with Policy Makers, Rio de Janeiro 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact At the end of the research phase and the start of the dissemination phase, the project hosted 2 key dissemination workshops in Rio de Janeiro. One with representatives from civil society and one with policy makers. The workshop with policy makers brought together policy makers from different ministries and agencies, from Chile and Brazil. The Choices project presented results and these presentations were filmed. However, the subsequent discussion which covered for example the challenges of implementing policy was conducted under Chatham House rules.

The workshop speakers spoke in either Portuguese, Spanish or English and there was professional three-way simultaneous translation available.

The morning's presentations and individual reflections by the policy makers on the workshop are available on the Choices project youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheChoicesProject/feed

The workshop allowed for Chilean and Brazilian policy makers to hear about our findings and discuss them with us. The recording of the workshop allows other policy makers, and an interested public to find out about the findings and the discussions with policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ1oKOtPkdg