The overarching research questions of this Beyond Certification research project are:

  1. To what extent and in what ways are Beyond Certification sustainable commodity governance approaches contributing to more sustainable production processes and outcomes within targeted landscapes or jurisdictions?
  1. Through what interventions and change pathways can Beyond Certification sustainable commodity governance initiatives produce the most significant impacts on social and environmental change at sectoral, landscape or jurisdictional levels—both directly, and in interaction with other governance actors in specific sectors and places? 
  1. In what ways are the legitimacy and inclusiveness of market-driven sustainable commodity governance schemes being strengthened and/or undermined as a result of shifts towards Beyond Certification approaches?