British high street bank HSBC not only has weak standards for ensuring it does not finance unethical palm oil companies, but it also continues to provide services to companies which have violated its policies, said Greenpeace.
Candy maker Ferrero claims that the palm oil used in Nutella, a chocolate-hazelnut spread, is safe, even as recent findings from a European food safety board indicate that palm oil and fats contain carcinogenic compounds.
In a blow to APRIL's sustainability efforts, green groups have suspended their involvement on the pulp and paper giant's sustainability committee over frustrations that the company is not being transparent about its operations.
Sarah Parsons –
Will 2017 see international momentum on climate action, more plant-based foods, or the renaissance of fossil fuel? Here are six major storylines to pay attention to this year, according to WRI.
Rikke Netterstrom –
It may be difficult to feel optimistic about the year ahead given how disturbing 2016 was, but Rikke Netterstrom, executive director for CSR Asia in Malaysia, outlines a few reasons why 2017 will be better.
Andrew Norton –
Following the landmark global agreements on sustainable development sealed in 2015, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the end of 2016 prompted the question: can the world sustain this hard-fought momentum?
Adopting an industrial agriculture model in the global south is destroying ecosystems, reducing biodiversity and expropriating land. If we are serious about feeding all people and preserving our planet, we must target meat consumption, says Heinrich Böll Foundation's Barbara Unmuessig.
Brazil's two proposed bills to revive its flagging economy could have the opposite effect—degrading the environment, diminishing human rights and even hurting the economy. WRI's Helen Ding and Rachel Biderman explain why.
Large-scale, human-induced landscape fires in Indonesia have been making headlines since the early 1980s. The impact of these fires is noticeable at the domestic, regional and global spheres in the ...
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation ...
This briefing note outlines the challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to achieve water, energy and food security targets in ways that align with its long term development strategy. A water-energy-food ...