Chase’s Big Rainforest Problem

We all know JPMorgan Chase is the largest funder of fossil fuels, and is the leading banker of climate chaos, by a long shot. But did you know that Chase’s…

The Money Behind the Big Business of Burning

Tropical forests do not burn by themselves — Big Agribusiness is setting the fires intentionally, as it’s the cheapest way to clear new land for palm oil, pulp and paper, soy, and beef. But they need the cash from the world’s mega banks and investors like fire needs oxygen — to defend our forests we need to defund the fires.

Rigged Games

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and its corruption scandals are directly tied to rainforest destruction: The Games’ timber supplier Korindo was “allegedly engaged in questionable deals” as they bought up rainforests in Indonesia to harvest timber and develop palm oil plantations. But to date, the Tokyo 2020 organizers have failed to disclose how much Korindo wood they used, rejected six complaints we brought against them over their use of Korindo wood, and only partially disclosed where the wood was sourced from.

Media Briefer: PepsiCo Adopts Comprehensive Shift in Approach to Palm Oil

MEDIA BRIEFER, February 25, 2020 Link to RAN’s press release: https://www.ran.org/press-releases/pepsico-adopts-comprehensive-shift-in-approach-to-palm-oil/ Link to PepsiCo’s policy: https://www.pepsico.com/docs/album/esg-topics-policies/global-policy-for-sustainable-palm-oil.pdf Link to PepsiCo’s commitments on Independent Verification, the Leuser Ecosystem, and Grievance Process: https://www.pepsico.com/sustainability/palm-oil…

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: Rainforest defenders, torture and banks

What do human rights abuses, 2020 Olympics and banks have in common? Wrongfully arrested and tortured by police for defending their own land… These are just a couple of the unimaginable human tragedies we’ve discovered in the rainforests of North Maluku, Indonesia.

Breaking News: Indofood Penalized

Today, Indonesia’s largest food company, Indofood, was SANCTIONED by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s largest certification system for “sustainable” palm oil. Demand that buyers, joint venture partners, and financiers end all business with Indofood until the company adopts a comprehensive “No Deforestation, No Peatland Destruction, No Exploitation” policy and implementation plan.