- On December 18 2018, in a long anticipated move, the European Commission published a roadmap announcing plans to “step up European Action against Deforestation and Forest Degradation”. The document foresees a new Communication in the second quarter of 2019 and a consultation is open for submissions until February 25.
- Financial institutions have an important role to play in encouraging more sustainable business — and this is particularly the case in South East Asia, where the production of soft commodities such as palm oil and seafood have been linked to environmental and social impacts.
- A year ago this week, in January 2018, a shipment of leather arrived at the port of Shanghai, courtesy of Brazil’s biggest cattle processor, JBS. The 34 tonnes of processed cattle hides were destined for use as seat covers and other interior surfaces in China’s automotive industry.
- As negotiators gathered again for the 24th UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, it was clear that nature-based solutions have a vital role to play in meeting the commitments they made three years ago under the Paris Agreement — and that global forests are our best current technology to mitigate climate change.
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