Our Strategy

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


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

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

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

Our projects

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Technological Innovation
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Sustainable Indigenous Commodities
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Research Projects

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

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Farmers RSPO Certified
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Commodity Supply Chains Being Transformed

Research & Publications

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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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Brief: Developing a Jurisdictional Monitoring System to Im...

Executive Summary The province of West Papua in Indonesia is one of the poorest yet most highly forested in the country. Indigenous Papuans, many of whose rights to land and resources are not recognized formally in Indonesian law,... 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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Dany Ananda

Software Developer
Dany is an Information Technology (IT) and Software Developer at INOBU. He graduated with a Bachelor of Informatics Engineering from the Telkom Institute of Technology. He has developed a wide variety of business and... Read More
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Joko Arif

Partnerships and Strategic Alliance Director
Joko has over 7 years of experience working on sustainability issues in the palm oil sector and has held a variety of roles supporting sustainability for the industry. He was a Greenpeace’s Campaigner for the Indonesian... Read More
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Faiza Fauziah

Faiza is a Researcher at INOBU. She graduated in 2014 with a Master of Management degree from Prasetiya Mulya Business School. Prior to joining INOBU, she worked at Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development... 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.
Joko Arif, Partnership and Strategic Alliance Director