- Finally some good news for Indonesia’s forests. After days of headlines following the Iceland Christmas advertisement ban, a long-scheduled vote on reviewing the rules of the major palm oil certification standard took place in Malaysia — with members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil agreeing to tighten its standards on deforestation.
- As scientists warned that we have just 12 years to stabilise the global climate and prevent catastrophe, Brazilians were waking up to the near-certainty of a Bolsonaro presidency — and the likelihood that environmental laws are likely to be relaxed, weakening existing protection for the country’s forests.
- Brazil is going to the polls next week to elect a new president and the results could have major consequences for how the country manages its natural resources. The policies advocated by many of the front-runners will have major ramifications for Brazil’s biodiversity — and the global climate.
- 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.
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