Earthworm Foundation

Nyon, Switzerland
Joined February 2020

We work where value chains impact people and nature. We help to change sourcing and production practices to respect communities and environments.

Presence in: Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Women's Rights

Earthworm Foundation (formerly known as The Forest Trust) has 20 years of experience in finding solutions to the major social and environmental problems that our world is facing today. That was just the start.

Our vision is for future generations to not simply survive, but to thrive. We want to build a world where the balance between people and the environment, value and profit, people’s beliefs and actions is maintained and where human, natural and capital resources become a force for good. For that, we must change and heal the nature of our relationships, ensuring we respect each other and the very elements that allow us to live.

We work where value chains impact people and nature the most but also where we can most impact value chains. It is in changing sourcing and production practices that we see the potential to positively affect our world’s climate, habitats and people.

While we work with individuals all along value chains, we focus on empowering those that are most affected by industry’s negative trends – The people that care for our lands and produce our everyday needs. We work to preserve forests, oceans and socils because our future depends on their life-sustaining functions.Ultimately all of our work is aimed at preserving the climate that allows life on Earth to thrive.