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Policy Watch: Norway deal with Indonesia a bright spot amid deepening deforestation crisis

Angeli Mehta, (Sep 29, 2022)

Angeli Mehta reports on how more money on the table for countries that show results in curbing tree loss could have a catalysing effect

Can big brands succeed where REDD+ failed in winning the battle against deforestation?

Terry Slavin, (Nov 30, 2021)

Terry Slavin asks whether the Leaf Coalition, a private-sector driven partnership that has raised $1bn for tropical forest countries, can unlock the flood of funding needed, when Brazil and Indonesia are refusing to take part

When trees have ears: How Topher White is fighting illegal deforestation with AI

Terry Slavin, (May 30, 2021)

Terry Slavin reports on how San Francisco non-profit Rainforest Connection is recording sounds to protect nature in a dozen countries in partnership with Google, Huawei and Hitachi Vantara

Mars focuses on community involvement in world’s largest coral restoration project

Angeli Mehta, (May 30, 2021)

The consumers goods giant has partnered with The Nature Conservancy in its bid to replenish the ocean floor in Indonesia's Coral Triangle. Angeli Mehta reports

Indonesian rush to biodiesel raises fears about spike in deforestation risk

Terry Slavin, (Mar 17, 2021)

Environmentalists fear more tropical forest could be cleared to expand palm oil plantations as state oil company announces roll out of green diesel for road and aviation fuels. Terry Slavin reports

‘To curb deforestation in the long-term, break the link between politics and palm oil’

Tom Johnson, (Feb 3, 2020)

Tom Johnson of The Gecko Project warns that truly sustainable palm oil in Indonesia may be out of reach without confronting corruption, undue influence and abuse of power

‘Boycotting palm oil won’t end deforestation. But stricter new standards offer hope’

Dan Strechay, (Mar 12, 2019)

Ahead of next week’s Responsible Business Summit in New York, Dan Strechay of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil explains why his organisation’s new principles and criteria will help consumer goods giants deliver on their zero-deforestation commitments

Final countdown for forests in the magazine

Terry Slavin, (Nov 2, 2018)

In the November issue of Ethical Corporation we assess progress on corporate zero deforestation commitments as the clock ticks down to 2020, and how the healthcare sector is stepping up efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

Why UNEP sees the private sector as critical to its mission to clean up the oceans

Terry Slavin, (May 9, 2018)

UNEP's Jorge Laguna-Celis tells Terry Slavin why the UN agency now regards companies as crucial partners in efforts such as ending ocean plastics and fighting biodiversity loss

Paul Polman: ‘I feel like it’s my first day at Unilever, and there is a lot to do’

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2018)

On the eve of a tense AGM this week, the Unilever CEO sits down with Ethical Corporation’s editor Terry Slavin, and dismisses any idea he is preparing to step down

Zeroing in on community livelihoods in the palm oil industry

Eric Marx, (Apr 26, 2018)

Unilever, Marks and Spencer and Sime Darby are at the forefront of working with governments and communities to meet their zero deforestation commitments, writes Eric Marx

CSR Cheat Sheet: UK retailer Iceland ditches palm oil over deforestation fears

Oliver Balch, (Apr 16, 2018)

UK retailer to remove palm oil from own-brand products; animal welfare index snubs Sainsbury; shipping industry agrees decarbonisation strategy

HSBC overhauls deforestation policy after Greenpeace investigation

Rebecca Ley, (Feb 22, 2017)

More than 200,000 people signed a Greenpeace petition putting pressure on HSBC over its links to harmful palm oil corporations

Human rights: The business case for backing civil rights defenders

Terry Slavin, (Nov 17, 2016)

A new report from Charities Aid Foundation argues that companies can - and should - be at the vanguard of protecting human rights

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

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

NGOWatch – June 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Jun 5, 2015)

Conflict mineral disclosure, birth certificates for street kids, India NGO crackdown and oceans valued

Essay: Past, Present and Future: The Road to a Sustainable Agri-sector

Lucas Simons, (Mar 3, 2015)

The palm oil sector is on the verge of important structural change, but it’s still a long way from true sustainability

Corporate engagement: How Asian responsibility is changing its stripes

Paul French, (Feb 8, 2015)

As economies are growing, so is the sophistication of community engagement programmes in Asia

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