Our Strategy

Multi-Stakeholder Governance

At INOBU, we believe that real transformation is outside the reach of any one group of actors. Systemic change is only possible when diverse actors collaborate to solve the problems causing environmental degradation and rural poverty. Read More

Jurisdictional Sourcing

Jurisdictional sourcing - a jurisdiction-wide approach to commodity sourcing - has the potential to transform our commodity supply chains: reducing the cost of sustainability sourcing for companies, and opening new markets for small-scale farmers and indigenous communities. Read More


Through our research, we deliver technological and policy innovations that drive sustainable development. INOBU's innovations are carefully tailored to streamline government systems and empower smallholders and indigenous communities.  Read More

Applied Research

Finding solutions that are sustainable, equitable and profitable is rarely simple. INOBU's team brings the best minds in environmental policy, law, economics, and spatial analysis to dissect the issues and develop lasting solutions. Read More

Our projects

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GCF Taskforce (Governors’ Climate & Forests Taskforce)
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Research Projects
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Technological Innovation

Latest news

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PRESS RELEASE – The Balikpapan Challenge: Moving fro...

Press Release – July 11, 2017. On 25-29 September 2017, governors from across the world will gather in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, to initiate an important new phase in the efforts to reduce tropical deforestation. Joining them... Read More
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RSPO Announces July Audit Date for KUD Tani Subur...

June 13, 2017 Today, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) released the Public Notification on upcoming RSPO Certification Initial Assessment of KUD Tani Subur (Koperasi Unit Desa) and its independent palm oil growers, in Pangkalan... Read More
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INOBU Launches Sustainable Indigenous Nutmeg Program in th...

March 22, 2017 Indonesia dominates world production and export of nutmeg. This week, Inovasi Bumi (INOBU)’s researchers and experts are on the ground in Fakfak district of West Papua to launch a mapping program that will systematically... Read More
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We aspire for an Indonesia where land and seascapes are managed sustainably and benefit the communities that depend on them
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Our Impact

Program Impact Area (hectares)
Farmers RSPO & ISPO Certified
Smallholders Mapped
Commodity Supply Chains Being Transformed

Research & Publications

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Report: A Profile of Oil Palm Smallholders and the Challen...

Ensuring that independent, small-scale oil palm farmers are cultivating oil palm sustainably and productively is an integral step to in reducing the environmental harm caused by oil palm cultivation. To achieve that goal, we first... Read More
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INOBU Brief: Monitoring...

Monitoring systems need to be able to detect where harmful environmental activities are taking place and when they occurred. This means having reliable systems for detecting deforestation, forest degradation and fires. Detecting events,... Read More
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INOBU Brief: Mapping Smallholder Oil Palm Farmers: Innova...

The sustainability of palm oil supply chains relies on being able to trace the commodity from origin to production and processing. Consumers want to know that the palm oil they use has not led to deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions... Read More
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Smallholder Certification Progress

INOBU is proud to present the results of our smallholder certification program of a pilot group of 600 oil palm smallholders in Pangkalan Tiga village, Kotawaringin Barat District (Central Kalimantan). Smallholders are undergoing certification under the Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) standard, and next will undergo Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. Our program is supported by Unilever and RSPO.
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Our Employees

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Utami Putri Manvi

Tami graduated with a Bachelor of Economics degree from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Indonesia in 2014. Prior to joining INOBU, Tami worked as a data analyst at the National Team for Accelerating... Read More
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Citra Triana Hastuti

Administrative Officer
Citra graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from President University, where she focused on Strategic and Defense Studies. At INOBU, she supports staff with administrative work, logistics,... Read More
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Agung Prawira Umbas

Finance Officer
Agung holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics specializing in International Finance and Control from Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (Arnhem Business School). He has experienced multi-cultural backgrounds, having... Read More
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Dany Ananda

Software Developer
Dany is an Information Technology (IT) and Software Developer at INOBU. He graduated from Telkom Institute of Technology. He has developed a wide variety of business and industrial software applications and he has been... Read More
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Arie Dwiyastuti

Finance Coordinator
Arie is INOBU’s Finance Coordinator. She graduated from University of Indonesia in 2012, with a Bachelor degree majoring in Accountancy. Prior to joining INOBU in 2016, she worked for PwC Indonesia in financial... Read More
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Aria Gita Indira

Gita is a Research Assistant at INOBU. She graduated with a Bachelor of Economics, with a major in Environment Economics from the University of Indonesia in 2017. Prior to joining INOBU, she interned at UKM Center FEB... Read More
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What drives us?

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Finding lasting solutions to environmental issues drives us. Rigorous research followed by transformative innovation inspires us. INOBU takes environmental problems, researches the conditions surrounding them, develops innovative interventions, and then pilots and tests them on the ground. We seek solutions to the structural flaws and coalesce the right mix of actors to participate in solving them.