Companies keep talking about how they kick puppies (think: burning coal or selling cigarettes) and then expect us to love them for it, says 3p columnist Henk Campher.
Food & Agriculture
Asia Pulp and Paper is changing its tone and approach toward environmentalists and the media. 3p’s Leon Kaye headed to China to learn more about the company’s sustainable forestry efforts and the challenges that remain.
Can a company be socially responsible without a transparent supply chain? Organizations unwilling to make their operations visible to consumers may be left behind.
Industry stakeholders are on a quest to make coffee the world’s first entirely sustainable agricultural product. Rwanda and Mexico are the first governments to sign on, joining companies like Starbucks as well as environmental NGOs.
The popular Blue Bottle Coffee company is upping the ante with a high-end cup of joe sourced from Yemen that would make some of the most expensive cafes in Dubai or New York City blush.
In a new report, the nonprofit organization Forests Trends analyzed more than 500 publicly-available corporate deforestation commitments. The ultimate question: Do these commitments make a difference?
Finding and implementing global, sustainable solutions to the ghost fishing gear problem is an opportunity to shape a better future for marine industries and animals alike.
In a long-awaited study, the EPA concluded that atrazine, the second most commonly used herbicide in the U.S., can cause cancer in amphibians, and is likely to have harmful health impacts for humans as well. Despite this, no action will be taken until 2017.
Tomorrow evening, June 14 at 6:30 p.m., at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Michael Sutton will lead a discussion on whether Californians should vote “yes” on an initiative this November that would legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana.
The efforts of NGOs such as Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and the World Resources Institute demonstrate that the global palm oil industry has far to go before it can truly become responsible and sustainable.