- UK pension funds will have to account for climate risk and environmental social governance (ESG) factors in their investment decisions from October 2019. This welcome move comes against a backdrop of slow responses to the threat of climate change from the world’s largest pension funds.
- Palm oil is a much more efficient crop, producing significantly more oil on significantly less land than soy, its fellow deforestation risk commodity. If our objective is to protect forests and biodiversity, and to mitigate climate change, outright rejection of palm oil is not the answer.
- We are not on track to meet the goal to halve natural forest loss by 2020. This is the headline finding from this year’s assessment of progress on the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF). For those monitoring the expansion of agriculture in the tropical forest countries, this is no surprise .
- Everyone loves orangutans, and everyone thinks we should protect rainforests — prompting more and more companies to commit to sourcing sustainable palm oil. But why then is sustainable palm oil so difficult to source?
What We Do
All our work focuses on the production, trade and financing of commodities such as soy, beef and palm oil that are responsible for two thirds of deforestation worldwide:
Bringing unprecedented transparency to the commodity supply chains which run from forest landscapes to consumers worldwide
The Finance Sector
Following the trillions of dollars in loans and investments linked to deforestation, and enabling better decision-making on natural capital by financial institutions
Financing Sustainable Landscapes
Supporting forward-thinking governments in key forest regions to secure investment to protect forests, boost agricultural productivity and improve water security