Ran in the news

Tuesday, Jun 13 2017
Financial Times: Banks must stop funding dirty oil
"On June 1, people all over the world were united in their condemnation of Donald Trump’s xenophobic, anti-science and jobs-destroying decision to withdraw from the...
Friday, Jun 9 2017
Mongabay: ‘Give us back our land’: paper giants struggle to resolve conflicts with communities in Sumatra
"A new campaign by a leading environmental NGO offers a rare glimpse into the frontlines of Indonesia’s “deforestation crisis,” where communities are locked in land...
Thursday, May 25 2017
Eco Business: NGO and PepsiCo feud over deforestation, labour claims
"American food and beverage giant PepsiCo is under fire from environmental campaigners Rainforest Action Network (RAN) for using palm oil tainted with deforestation and labour...
Tuesday, Apr 25 2017
The New York Times: A Refuge for Orangutans, and a Quandary for Environmentalists
“Isolated acts of kindness by bad actors like PT S.S.S. don’t erase that history and current pattern of destructive behavior, and they won’t save the...
Friday, Apr 21 2017
Reuters: Tokyo's wooden Olympic stadium using timber linked to rights abuses, charities say
An investigation by the charities this month twice found plywood from Sarawak-based Shin Yang at the National Stadium construction site - a breach of Japan's...
Thursday, Apr 20 2017
Bloomberg: Rainforest Wood Breaches Tokyo Green Olympic Vow, Activists Say
Activist groups called for an independent investigation into the use of wood possibly originating from Malaysian forests for the construction of Tokyo’s Olympic stadium, saying...
Thursday, Mar 23 2017
The Hill: The key to stopping Keystone XL? Follow the money
After years of protest and debate resulted in the rejection of the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline under the Obama administration, all expectations are that the...
Tuesday, Mar 21 2017
Alternet: Pepsi, McDonalds, Nestlé, Other Major Brands Implicated in Illegal Destruction of Critical Elephant Habitat (video)
"A Rainforest Action Network field investigation team has documented new evidence of large-scale, illegal rainforest destruction within habitat critical to the survival of the Sumatran...
Friday, Feb 17 2017
Triple Pundit: NGOs: Key Palm Oil Players Are Still Linked to Deforestation and Human Rights Abuse
Indoagri, a subsidiary of Indofood, which has a business relationship to PepsiCo, is under fire yet again. RAN, the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and the...
Friday, Feb 17 2017
Jakarta Globe: NGOs Slam IndoAgri Over Labor Rights Abuses and Poor Sustainability Policies
Indofood is once again under fire after the discovery that its agribusiness subsidiary, IndoAgri, was allegedly exploiting workers, some of them minors, in its plantations...