Reparation for the Irreparable

For more than two weeks, a group of the Indigenous Dayak Modang Long Wai people in Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province has been blocking the entrance to a huge local palm…

Why are banks and investors still funding Indofood?

This month, 10 banks committed another $2.1 billion in loans to Indonesian noodle giant, Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur – whose instant noodles rely on Conflict Palm Oil produced by its…

Fire Season: An Annual Emergency

Fire season grows longer and deadlier every year, and it’s proving to be an annual emergency. The climate crisis is here. So why are corporations intentionally burning tropical rainforests? We’re calling out the banks, brands and businesses driving this destruction.

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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.