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Not just good on paper: how businesses and NGOs can protect rainforests

When Tachi Kiuchi of Mitsubishi Electric signed an agreement with Randy Hayes of Rainforest Action Network (Ran) nearly 18 years ago, it was celebrated as a step forward in forest protection and an example of leveraging of NGO purpose and corporate power to create positive change. Looking back, however, 

The Guardian
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Activists defeating coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest

This week, Goldman Sachs sold off its share in the largest proposed coal
Friday, January 10, 2014

Goldman Sachs pulls out of proposed coal terminal

Here in the Northwest, proposals to build coal terminals have generated opposition from environmentalists, tribes and communities. They're worried about climate change from the burning of more coal,as well as increases in coal train and ship traffic in their own region.

Market Place
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Rainforest news review for 2013

APP's move was significant because it had long been viewed by green groups as one of the most egregious environmental transgressors in Indonesia, driving large-scale conversion of wildlife-rich forests and carbon-dense peatlands.
Thursday, December 26, 2013

ICCR Members Challenge Banks on Ethics and Emissions

And Bank of America has provided $6.4 billion in funding for the coal industry during the past two years alone.

Social Funds
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mars Inc. Responds to Palm Oil Controversy With New Global Commitment

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Monday, March 10, 2014

San Francisco, CA- Following months of public campaigning and private negotiations with Rainforest Action Network (RAN), international food giant Mars Inc. today announced a sweeping new responsible palm oil procurement commitment. The new requirement demands that all palm oil companies supplying the US$30 billion company eliminate rainforest destruction, human rights violations and climate pollution from their supply chains or be dropped by 2015.

Forest Advocates to Staples: It’s Too Soon To Buy From Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Dr. Andrew Weil: Conflict Palm Oil Bad for People and Planet

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - With the FDA widely expected to announce a ban on trans-fats within the year, America's sweets and snacks makers are rushing to eliminate the offending ingredients from their products. But the primary replacement they're turning to most - palm oil - isn't much better for people's health, according to Dr. Andrew Weil, America's leading expert in integrative medicine. What's more, most of the palm oil found in America's food supply, dubbed 'Conflict Palm Oil,' is produced in ways that cause large scale rainforest destruction and human rights abuses.

Kellogg’s Bows to Pressure, Issues New Palm Oil Commitment; Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Responds

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Friday, February 14, 2014


Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161

SAN FRANCISCO—In the face of growing criticism over its use of the controversial food additive palm oil, Michigan-based food giant Kellogg released a new palm oil sourcing commitment today. Today’s announcement is notable in that it goes beyond the often-criticized standards of  “sustainable” palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).