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NGOWatch – September 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Sep 19, 2016)

Flying migrants to Europe, ivory still for sale, circular approach to waste and tackling palm oil investment

Sustainable Rubber briefing: Michelin zero-deforestation pledge raises hopes for responsible sourcing

Angeli Mehta, (Aug 23, 2016)

Environmental groups and biodiversity researchers have hailed a move by Michelin to eliminate rubber from deforested areas from its supply chain as an industry breakthrough.

EthicsWatch: US - Business and Climate Summit Business ‘key partners in climate change fight’

Terry Slavin, (Jul 26, 2016)

Private sector initiatives have the power to deliver the emissions cuts promised at Paris, a major conference in London heard

Big data: Blowing the cover on deforestation

April Streeter, (Jul 26, 2016)

New tools allowing access to real-time images and data are providing hope in the fight against forest destruction

NGOWatch – July 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Jul 22, 2016)

Record number of land defenders killed in 2015

FMCG Briefing: Who’s moving fastest on sustainability?

April Streeter, (Jul 4, 2016)

Nestlé and Unilever lead the pack when it comes to the biggest 10 consumer goods producers, according to an Ethical Corporation analysis, but even the laggards are trying to up their game

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet – June 2016

Oliver Balch, (Jun 22, 2016)

We read all the reports so you don’t have to

FMCG Briefing: Wake-up call for palm oil

April Streeter, (Jun 22, 2016)

The RSPO’s suspension of IOI in April has forced even laggard companies to take a closer look at the ‘carbon bombs’ in their supply chains

EthicsWatch: Asia - Indigenous mission to EU tells of palm oil horrors

Terry Slavin, (Jun 22, 2016)

Activists from Indonesia, Liberia, Colombia and Peru have given first-hand testimony that RSPO is failing to stop human rights abuses

PolicyWatch – May 2016

Stephen Gardner, (May 23, 2016)

Cobalt human rights abuses ‘ignored’, Indonesia certifies timber and the Call for ethical label on clothes

EthicsWatch: Asia - Oiling the wheels of deforestation

Ellen R Delisio, (Mar 22, 2016)

Big buyers of palm oil may have adopted forest-friendly purchasing policies, but they appear still to have little control over their suppliers’ practices

Management Spotlight interview: Jeff Hayward - Vice President, Global Climate Lead, Rainforest Alliance

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 2, 2016)

Based in Washington, DC, Hayward leads a global landscapes and livelihoods team responsible for design of Rainforest Alliance’s worldwide field strategies for agriculture, forestry, climate change, education, finance, tourism, and other key practices.

PolicyWatch – January 2016

Stephen Gardner, (Jan 14, 2016)

Green taxes, climate lawsuit, Amazon deforestation and oil lobbying

Deforestation briefing: Supply chain - Logging data

Ellen R Delisio, (Jan 11, 2016)

Monitoring deforestation has moved from the ground to the sky and now down the supply chain

2015: Africa & Middle East - Hope for a future

Sam Phipps, (Dec 16, 2015)

A trio of summits held in 2015 is likely to shape the future of sustainable development in Africa over the coming years, analysts say.

EthicsWatch: Indonesia fires - Indonesia’s burning questions

April Streeter, (Nov 19, 2015)

There’s no doubt that ongoing forest fires are a crisis for Indonesia. The first step towards a solution is the acceptance of responsibility by palm oil and pulp and paper corporations

BrandWatch – September 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Sep 9, 2015)

Indian workplace diversity, APP peatland plans, Amazon investigation and Monsanto law-suit

Deforestation briefing: Palmed off - Rumble in the Jungle

April Streeter, (Aug 17, 2015)

Changes, or at least assurances of changes, are coming to the palm oil industry, a mega-business blamed for much of the deforestation in tropical nations

Deforestation briefing: Forests - Trees for life

Ellen R Delisio, (Aug 13, 2015)

Trees are a crucial part of the ecological balance that is under threat from human activity

Asia column: Sustainable palm oil - Palmed off with voluntary guidelines?

Rajesh Chhabara, (Jun 4, 2015)

New guidelines for the palm oil industry have disappointed environmentalists and raised fresh concerns about the protection of rainforests