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Concessions for monoculture plantations are the biggest threat to natural forests, according to new data presented in this year’s State of Malaysian Rainforests report by Rimbawatch.
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The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Ruman Rights (UNGPs) defines HRDD as a process of identifying, preventing, mitigating, and accounting for any human rights violations.
PT Mayawana Persada’s pulpwood concession
Global demand for wood pellets and pulp is fuelling a resurgence in deforestation in Kalimantan, home to the Indigenous Dayak community and critically-endangered orangutans. The firm responsible has murky ties to Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysian entities, NGOs claim.
Women working on a palm oil plantation in Riau, Sumatra, Indonesia.
EB Studio Women make up a large but undervalued part of the palm oil industry. How can the "backbone" of Indonesia's palm oil trade be included in the sustainability conversation?
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#palm oil Opinion

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Malaysia is expected to launch its first local nature-based carbon credit but it faces a jurisdictional quagmire, wherein forest management is predominantly governed by state authorities.
Prabowo and Gibran
The country’s presumed incoming leaders have said they would continue food estate projects that have caused deforestation, while Prabowo’s coal ties may make it hard for him to advance the energy transition. The public needs to speak up.
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EB Studio Mutual benefits are assured when the financial sector collaborates with palm oil stakeholders. FIs can help smallholders secure credit, while getting access to data and insights required to make sound and profitable investment decisions.
Smallholder farmer hoists fresh fruits bunches
EB Studio The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's Guntur Cahyo Prabowo argues why certified smallholders should be able to sell their produce under the European Union's new deforestation regulation, including via a RSPO smallholder credits system.
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#palm oil Videos

Simon Lord and Pamela Mar on Sustainability One on One
In the first in a new video series where sustainability leaders interview each other about the toughest things about their jobs, Simon Lord of Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation went head to head with Pamela Mar of Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Fung Group.
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EB Studio Smallholder fish farmers in rural Kalimantan are turning towards sustainability, with some assistance from an agribusiness company.
Jali, founder of transport cooperative Parung Jaya Cooperative, speaks to one of his drivers
EB Studio What does it mean to build a clean and fair palm oil supply chain? For drivers in Indonesia used to unsafe working conditions, this is what it could look like.
Daughter Riri Damayanti (left) and her father Syamsul Bahri (right) are colleagues at a palm oil company in South Sumatra.
EB Studio What has been the effect of this agribusiness company's dual-income policy on the households of its Indonesian workers?
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#palm oil Podcasts

Smoke from burning land in Indonesia
EB Studio Transboundary haze pollution is back with a vengeance in Southeast Asia. The Eco-Business Podcast talks to RSPO CEO Joseph D'Cruz about what the palm oil sector can do to put out the peatland fires that have burned annually for four decades.
Palm oil farmers working with Natural Habitats
Some environmentalists would argue that there's no such thing as sustainably grown palm oil, because of the crops links to deforestation and human rights abuses. Eco-Business spoke to Monique van Wijnbergen about how palm can be done right.
Child labour on palm oil plantation
EB Studio Should the priority be to stop all child labour on palm oil plantations? Or to address the root causes of child labour?
Smallholders in palm oil industry
EB Studio Smallholders have taken much of the blame for this year's haze-causing forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan. How can they be motivated to switch to more sustainable, fire-free production methods?
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