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John Buchanan

Vice President, Sustainable Production, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business

Location
U.S. (Arlington)
Languages
English, French, Spanish

John Buchanan

Vice President, Sustainable Production, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business

John Buchanan has held several different roles at Conservation International, focusing mainly on food and agriculture. John is currently focusing on development and implementation of sustainable agriculture and supply chain initiatives.

​​​​​​John Buchanan leads the Sustainable Production team within Conservation International's Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB). The Sustainable Production team focuses on engaging leading companies in palm oil, coffee, and agribusiness sectors to develop and implement sustainable agriculture strategies. These strategies link commodity supply chains to agricultural landscape initiatives, combining sustainable production with protection of critical natural capital.

John has been with Conservation International since 1997. Prior to leading Conservation International's Sustainable Production Team, John developed Conservation International's Institutional food security strategy and managed partnerships with major food and agribusiness companies including Bunge, Cargill, and McDonald’s. These partnerships focused on issues including soy production in Brazil, oil palm in southeast Asia, and development of corporate environmental strategies and supply chain tools for improved environmental stewardship in food value chains. John also has extensive experience managing initiatives focused on non-timber forest products and small-holder cocoa agroforestry.

John is a co-organizer of the Landscapes for People Food and Nature Initiative and a member of the Board of Governors of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. He previously served on the Steering Committee of the Keystone Field to Market Initiative.

John came to Conservation International from the private sector, where he worked for six years in the food packaging industry. John has a degree in political science and French from Washington and Lee University. He is fluent in Spanish.

​​​​​​John Buchanan leads the Sustainable Production team within Conservation International's Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB). The Sustainable Production team focuses on engaging leading companies in palm oil, coffee, and agribusiness sectors to develop and implement sustainable agriculture strategies. These strategies link commodity supply chains to agricultural landscape initiatives, combining sustainable production with protection of critical natural capital.

John has been with Conservation International since 1997. Prior to leading Conservation International's Sustainable Production Team, John developed Conservation International's Institutional food security strategy and managed partnerships with major food and agribusiness companies including Bunge, Cargill, and McDonald’s. These partnerships focused on issues including soy production in Brazil, oil palm in southeast Asia, and development of corporate environmental strategies and supply chain tools for improved environmental stewardship in food value chains. John also has extensive experience managing initiatives focused on non-timber forest products and small-holder cocoa agroforestry.

John is a co-organizer of the Landscapes for People Food and Nature Initiative and a member of the Board of Governors of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. He previously served on the Steering Committee of the Keystone Field to Market Initiative.

John came to Conservation International from the private sector, where he worked for six years in the food packaging industry. John has a degree in political science and French from Washington and Lee University. He is fluent in Spanish.

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Agro-Business, Food Security
Location
U.S. (Arlington)
Languages
English, French, Spanish