Founding Circle Members
Founding Circle membership is by invitation only. Members can leverage the ESMC program to build climate-resilient supply chains while preserving direct contact with the farmers and ranchers in their sourcing regions. Early membership will signal a commitment to environmental stewardship and rural economies while delivering high charismatic, brand-ready ecosystem service benefits that are desired by consumers and critical to society. Members will be offered two committee seats, one on the Founding Advisory Committee and another on one of the Working Committees. Founding Circle members will also have the opportunity to participate where appropriate and agreed upon in ESMC pilot projects.
Legacy Partner Members
Membership as a Legacy Partner is by invitation only and allows NGO and farm or commodity group participants who do not choose to be Founding members to support the ESMC initiative. Legacy Partner members can join one of the Working Committees to help guide or support research and pilot projects and will provide input on the Consortium’ annual research investment. Members will be invited to participate in an annual summit where they can learn from and collaborate with other ESMC members.
PRODUCER CIRCLE Members
Farmers and ranchers are the focus of the program and their role is to ground check the initiative by providing frank and honest feedback. It is expected that farmers and ranchers will attend and actively participate in as many Working Committee meetings as possible and act as spokespeople for the initiative. Participation in pilot projects will also be welcomed.