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Friday, Apr 20 2018
Europe’s Biggest Bank Takes a Step Back from Coal, Tar Sands and Arctic Oil
For immediate release: Friday, April 20, 2018, 3pm PT   CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, Soundspeed PR, (202) 503-6141, Blair@soundspeedpr.com   Europe’s Biggest Bank Takes a Step...
Wednesday, Apr 11 2018
New Report Uncovers One of the Largest Cases of Illegal Rainforest Clearance in Borneo for Palm Oil Development
Major international banks and brands connected to company controlled by notorious Indonesian business tycoon, knowingly clear-cutting tropical rainforests   CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1 425...
Monday, Apr 9 2018
Local Environmental and Human Rights Activists Protest PepsiCo on Conflict Palm Oil Issue at Manhattan Office
Activists use banners, signs, chants and storytelling to disrupt office building lobby, drawing a large crowd and raising awareness of exploited palm oil workers  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Over 100K People Demand “Zero Rainforest Destruction for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
March 28, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network (USA), +1 415 246 0161, laurel@ran.orgYuki Sekimoto, Rainforest Action Network (Japan), +81 3...
Wednesday, Mar 28 2018
Report Finds Major Banks Ramped Up Fossil Fuel Financing to $115 billion in 2017
For immediate release: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12:01 AM ET CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, Soundspeed PR, (202) 503-6141, Blair@soundspeedpr.com Report Finds Major Banks Ramped Up Fossil...
Tuesday, Feb 27 2018
Activists Rally Outside JPMorgan Chase ‘Investor Day’ Calling On Investors to Move The Bank Out of Tar Sands
For immediate release, 9am ET February 27, 2018 Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, 1-202-503-6141, Blair@soundspeedpr.com Aru Apaza, 1-801-836-4917, aruapaza@gmail.com Activists Rally Outside JPMorgan Chase ‘Investor Day’ Calling...
Monday, Feb 26 2018
GUESS?, Inc. acknowledges supply chain risks of deforestation; Releases new sourcing policy on wood-based fabrics
Rainforest Action Network commends the global apparel brand for joining leading companies in addressing important issue CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Emma@ran.org, +1 425.281.1989 Kaitlyn Quail,...
Thursday, Feb 15 2018
Global NGOs 'Appalled' by Massive Use of High Risk Rainforest Wood for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Construction
New disclosures confirm worst concerns of environmental and social impacts tied to irresponsible wood sourcing for iconic Olympic facilities For Immediate Release Notes to the...
Tuesday, Feb 6 2018
Marketplace Advisory on Asia Pulp & Paper
In February 2013, Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper producer, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), announced a “revolutionary” new Forest Conservation Policy: they would stop pulping...
Wednesday, Jan 24 2018
PepsiCo Admits Connection to Ongoing Labor Abuse In First Public Statement Following Investigative Report
Rainforest Action Network calls on PepsiCo to now take real action to address Conflict Palm Oil practices of its joint venture partner Indofood FOR IMMEDIATE...
Thursday, Jan 18 2018
Rainforest Action Network Responds to TransCanada’s announcement on “Commercial Support” for Keystone XL
“TransCanada's statement shows that the company has still not secured the customers it needs for its Keystone XL pipeline," said Patrick McCully, Climate and Energy...
Wednesday, Dec 20 2017
Agribusiness Giant Cargill Suspends Contract with Controversial Guatemalan Palm Oil Producer Over Environmental and Human Rights Violations
Global coalition of NGOs calls for urgent protection of local land defenders, amid ongoing threat of repression Expert contacts: Helmer Velasquez, CONGCOOP, Guatemala: (502) 2503-0600...
Monday, Dec 18 2017
French Insurance Giant AXA to Halt Insuring, Investing in Tar Sands and Coal
For immediate release, December 12, 2017 Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, Blair@soundspeedpr.com, +1 (202) 503­6141 French Insurance Giant AXA to Halt Insuring, Investing in Tar Sands and...
Monday, Dec 18 2017
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo Double Down on Support for Dirty Tar Sands Pipelines
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 18, 2017  Ayse Gursoz, Rainforest Action Network, ayse@ran.org, 650-391-6443 JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo Double Down on Support for Dirty...
Thursday, Dec 14 2017
International NGOs Condemn IOI Group’s Plan to Divest from Conflict Palm Oil Plantation
If IOI divests, communities of Long Teran Kanan risk losing their lands, culture and livelihood FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, Rainforest Action Network,...
Thursday, Dec 7 2017
Water Protectors and Environmental Groups Disrupt “Wells Fargo Investment Thought Leadership Forum” Demanding Banks Defund Keystone XL Pipeline
For Immediate Release, December  7, 2017 Contact: Jade Begay, jade@ienearth.org, 505-699-4791 Ayse Gursoz, ayse@ran.org, 650.391.6443 Photos are available at request. Water Protectors and Environmental Groups...
Wednesday, Nov 29 2017
Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) Mendorong Penilaian Hak-hak Buruh dan Prosedur Audit yang Lebih Kuat di Pertemuan Tahunan RSPO
PERNYATAAN MEDIA UNTUK DISIARKAN SEGERA Rabu, 29 November 2017 KONTAK: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network E: Laurel@ran.org, T: +1 415 246 0161 Matthias Diemer, WWF...
Tuesday, Nov 28 2017
Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) Pushes for Stronger Labour Rights Assessments and Auditing Procedures at RSPO Annual Meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, 29 November 2017 CONTACT: Laurel Sutherlin, Rainforest Action Network E: Laurel@ran.org, T: +1 415 246 0161 Matthias Diemer, WWF E: Matthias.Diemer@wwf.ch,...
Monday, Nov 27 2017
New Report Finds Ongoing Worker Exploitation, Poverty Wages, Toxic Conditions on Palm Oil Plantations Linked to PepsiCo, Nestlé
    Labor abuses persist on RSPO-certified palm oil plantations after being first exposed nearly a year and a half ago FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday,...
Monday, Nov 20 2017
Approval Granted for TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline; Environmental Groups Ramp Up Pressure on Banks Financing TransCanada
For Immediate Release, November 20, 2017 Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, Blair@SoundSpeedPR.com (202) 503-6141 Approval Granted for TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline; Environmental Groups Ramp Up Pressure on...
Monday, Nov 13 2017
JPMorgan Chase Exposed as #1 Wall Street Funder of Extreme Fossil Fuels as Climate Activists are Arrested Deploying 3-Story Banner at Bank’s NYC HQ
For Immediate Release, November 13, 2017 Contact: Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 laurel@ran.org Photos available https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforestactionnetwork/albums/72157666316856609 Video available upon request JPMorgan Chase Exposed as #1 Wall Street...
Wednesday, Nov 8 2017
Broad, International Coalition Calls Out PepsiCo for Ongoing Deforestation, Labor Rights Abuses in Palm Oil Supply Chain
NGOs from around the world issue an open letter to the snack food giant, demanding reforms of its controversial palm oil sourcing CONTACT: Emma Rae...
Thursday, Nov 2 2017
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Complicit in Climate Destruction
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 2, 2017 PDT / Nov. 3, 2017 JST   Bruno Manser FundSarawak Dayak Iban AssociationRainforest Action NetworkMarkets For ChangeJapan Tropical Forest...
Wednesday, Nov 1 2017
Report: Big Banks Complicit in Massive Tar Sands Destruction and Pollution Through Hundreds of Billions in Financing
Reckless lending by the world’s biggest banks for the expansion of extreme fossil fuel infrastructure is putting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5° target in serious jeopardy...
Tuesday, Oct 31 2017
Major Malaysian Palm Oil Company Announces Groundbreaking Labor Policies
IOI Group sets new standards for an industry rife with forced labor, child labor, and worker exploitation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...