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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

BrandWatch – June 2016

Nadine Hawa, (Jun 22, 2016)

Big brands vow to steer clear of melting Arctic

BrandWatch – May 2016

Nadine Hawa, (May 20, 2016)

Malaysian palm oil giant IOI sues RSPO

IOI Group vs RSPO: History repeating itself?

Liam Dowd, (May 12, 2016)

IOI Group’s decision to sue the RSPO throws up many questions and points that we've encountered before

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet - April 2016

Oliver Balch, (Apr 21, 2016)

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

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

2015: Asia Pacific - Partnering for inclusive progress

Andrea Spencer-Cooke and Fran van Dijk, (Dec 17, 2015)

Delivering on COP21 and the global goals in the world’s most populous region calls for breakthrough partnerships

Lobbying: Climate change - Beware hot air

April Streeter, (Nov 23, 2015)

The good words and noble intentions of many companies on climate change action are at odds with their own lobbying and association memberships. Will behind-the-scenes manoeuvring blow the chance for COP21 success?

NGOWatch – November 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Nov 19, 2015)

Pakistan INGOs, John West exposed, climate risks to food supply and electronics harvesting

NGOWatch – July 2015

Stephen Gardner, (Jul 14, 2015)

Dutch emissions targets, OECD criticised, Fair Wear wage report and European timber imports

Asia column: Greenpeace at war in India

Rajesh Chhabara, (May 8, 2015)

The Indian government, under the new leadership of Narendi Modi, has taken a harsh line against Greenpeace’s opposition to several development projects – blocking funds and preventing individuals from travelling

NGOWatch – February 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Feb 4, 2015)

Greenpeace energy exposé, China fines polluters, ocean plastic debris, and big brands lag behind on sustainable packaging

NGOWatch – January 2015

Jeni Yaghoubi, (Jan 5, 2015)

Conflict gold, LGBT equality, Myanmar jade mine drug dependency and Boreal Forest sourcing campaign

EthicsWatch: Sustainable business roundup

Stephen Gardner, (Jul 17, 2014)

Carbon quotas for Chinese motorists, Chilean dam plans busted and a mixed time for Greenpeace

Analysis: Asia Pulp & Paper Forest – restoration not destruction

Sam Phipps, (Jun 11, 2014)

In a major turnaround, APP is taking a lead with its forest protection and restoration initiative

Asia Pulp & Paper: When do you reward a company for reforming?

Toby Webb, (Apr 5, 2014)

APP deserves credit for stopping natural forest clearance, despite its late conversion to the cause, says Toby Webb

Palm oil debate Part 4: Big business takes the lead

Gina-Marie Cheeseman, (Apr 3, 2014)

From Wilmar and Golden Agri Resources to Kellogg and Hershey, big companies are leading the way by committing to sourcing sustainable palm oil, says Gina-Marie Cheeseman

North America Briefing Part 3: Non-profits – Finding a way

April Streeter, (Mar 8, 2014)

Whether through confrontation or collaboration, there are some activist and NGO successes to acknowledge and build on

NGOWatch – March 2014

Jeni Bauser Yaghoubi, (Mar 5, 2014)

Income inequality wake-up, more dangerous chemicals in clothes and solidarity with Cambodian workers

Sustainability news roundup – March 2014

Stephen Gardner, (Mar 5, 2014)

Responsibility for ship-breaking, paying university fees by Bitcoin and are we past peak GM?