SPOTT’s technical advisory groups provide guidance on its development, including the design and function of the indicator frameworks and the selection of companies for assessment. Advisors do not conduct assessments; these are undertaken only by the SPOTT team at ZSL.

Technical advisory group participation does not imply direct endorsement of any assessment result.

ZSL would like to thank the following experts for contributing to the development of SPOTT:

Palm oil:

  • Tim Steinweg, Aidenvironment
  • Eugenie Mathieu, Aviva Investors
  • Oliver von Hagen, Barry Callebaut
  • Robert-Alexandre Poujade, BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Ben Ridley, Credit Suisse
  • Hilde Jervan, Etikkrådet
  • Gabriel Thoumi, Independent Advisor
  • Rachel Barre, Celine Godard and Nisrine Carmen Zaaraoui, L’Oréal
  • Naasir Roomanay, Ninety One
  • Maria de Filippo, PRI
  • Peter van der Werf, Robeco
  • Tetsuro Takase, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group
  • Boris Patentreger, Jane Tousco and Ariane Denis, Transitions
  • Sabrina Goncalves Krebsbach, WWF UK

Timber and pulp:

  • Andy Roby, Independent Advisor
  • David Hadley García, NEPCon
  • Clotilde Henriot, Client Earth
  • Eugenie Mathieu, Aviva Investors
  • J T Lee, Credit Suisse
  • Marieke Abcouwer, ABN Amro
  • Robert-Alexandre Poujade, BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Richard Donovan, Independent Advisor
  • Seiji Kawazoe, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group

Natural rubber:

  • Christopher Schwarz, Rainforest Alliance
  • Eleanor Warren-Thomas, University of York
  • Linda Preil, Einhorn
  • Martin Haustermann, Global Nature Fund
  • MaryKate Bullen, New Forests
  • Mikako Awano, Suscon
  • Mooi See Tor and Bilge Daldeniz, Proforest
  • Tetsuro Takase and Seiji Kawazoe, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group
  • Amy Smith, WWF