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Deforestation accounts for 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. To put that into perspective: Every minute, tropical rainforest of the size of 50 football fields is destroyed.

Although deforestation remains a pressing issue, a growing number of companies recognize the imperative to halt deforestation and move toward responsible forest management. The articles on this page are the stories of these groups and individuals.


Kimberly-Clark Takes on Toilet and Sanitation Access

Kimberly-Clark shares their thoughts on how businesses can play a vital role in bringing about behaviour change at scale to address some of…

Palm Oil from Freshly-Burned Land: Coming to a Grocery Store Near You

Indonesia's fires are the biggest environmental disaster of 2015. Now, Greenpeace Indonesia drones found land burned in the past few weeks is already…

There’s No Time To Waste In Protecting Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem

The Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia’s Aceh province is 6.5 million acres of tropical lowland rainforests, mountains and peatlands. It’s also a place where…

Corporate Philanthropy is More Than Writing Checks

The corporate philanthropy of tomorrow will focus on issues material to the business and seek collaborative partnerships to create impact that can stand…
Haze visible from space envelops Borneo in 2006 as fires rage in Kalimantan, Indonesia. This year's fires are far worse, perhaps even the worst in history.

Indonesia’s Fires and the Companies at the End of a Burning Supply Chain

The largest fires in modern history are burning right now Indonesia. The resulting haze is creating a environmental catastrophe, putting the health of…
A Greenpeace campaign pressures Nestle (successfully) to source sustainable palm oil.

The Messy Business of Sustainable Palm Oil

Palm oil supply chains span the globe, and palm oil is hidden in half of the packaged products at the grocery store. TriplePundit's…

Lipsticks, Burgers, Orangutans and Climate Change

Countless agricultural commodities form the building blocks of thousands of products that are manufactured and traded globally by corporations. Over the past decades,…

India Takes Tentative Steps Toward Palm Oil Sustainability

India now wants to cut back on palm oil imports by promoting oil palm cultivation on Indian soil. Will this happen at the…
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Business On the Front Lines In the Fight Against Deforestation

Forests are an indispensable piece of the climate puzzle, which is why they’re prominent in the U.N.’s new Sustainable Development Goals, and why…
Soy, supply chain, Leon Kaye, Consumer Goods Forum, deforestation

Do You Know Your Soy Footprint?

The Paris-based Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), an international coalition of retailers and consumer goods manufacturers, says it is taking steps to solve the…
rain forest destruction

Cargill Releases New Policy On Forests

Cargill recently issued a new policy on forests, which it describes as a “comprehensive approach” to ending deforestation.

Indonesia Sets New Climate Goals, But Are They Attainable?

Indonesia set new goals for 2030, and they call for aggressive changes in its emissions policies. With a new coal plant underway and…

Brazil Ups Arrests as Timber-Laundering Sweeps the Nation

More than 30 officials were arrested in Brazil after an investigation revealed local businessmen and sawmill owners were illegally tampering with documents, allowing…

Time for Snack Food Companies to Commit to Ethical Palm Oil

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is calling out 20 laggards that are, by refusing to enact strong palm oil procurement policies, allowing for social…

The Real Environmental Cost of Fashion

A new report by Rainforest Action Network traces tree-based fabric production back to deforestation and human rights violations risks.