Andre joined Global Canopy in June 2017 and is currently a Research Assistant. He assists the Supply Chain team with research and analysis for projects mainly focused on Latin America. Andre has been working on conservation related issues for over eight years. In Brazil he has worked mostly on planning and implementation of strategic conservation plans within timber and paper certification context, providing support for large businesses and smallholders to comply with certification requirements, including High Conservation Value Areas (HCV) assessments. Prior to joining Global Canopy, Andre interned at UNEP WCMC, where he explored opportunities to mobilize spatial data on certification areas around the world and the potential of incorporating certified lands into the scope of national conservation strategic plans.