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How TIAA Funds Environmental Disaster in Latin America

July 14, 2017 |

How TIAA Funds Environmental Disaster in Latin America

nacla.org 9 mins read Pension fund giant TIAA is investing its clients’ funds in farmland and agribusinesses tied to environmental and human rights abuses in Latin America.

Indigenous communities displaced from their … Read More

Wendy’s announces responsibility, sustainability progress

July 14, 2017 |

Wendy’s announces responsibility, sustainability progress

www.foodbusinessnews.net

Jan. 5, 2017 – by Erica Shaffer

Wendy’s plans to advance sustainability throughout the company’s U.S. beef supply chain. DUBLIN, OHIO — The Wendy’s Co. said it has made significant strides toward … Read More

Big palm oil is making the rules

July 14, 2017 |

Big palm oil is making the rules

www.dandc.eu 5 mins read In brief © Dedi Sinuhaji/picture alliance/dpa Harvest worker on an Indonesian oil palm plantation. Today, palm oil is among the products that are in high demand around the world. … Read More

Joanna Blythman on palm oil: the industry responds

July 14, 2017 |

Joanna Blythman on palm oil: the industry responds

www.thegrocer.co.uk 2 mins read

In her latest column for The Grocer, Joanna Blythman argues palm oil is “the dirtiest ingredient on our shelves”. Here’s how leading industry bodies have responded to her … Read More

‘No room for greenwashing’: The reality of sustainability for the personal care industry

July 14, 2017 |

‘No room for greenwashing’: The reality of sustainability for the personal care industry

www.cosmeticsdesign-europe.com 2 mins read

With sustainability very much an industry focus and in the public eye, we caught up with Chris Sayner from specialty chemicals company … Read More

Ethical certification promises much – but it’s been a tough year

July 14, 2017 |

Ethical certification promises much – but it’s been a tough year

www.foodnavigator.com 4 mins read Ethical labelling is under scrutiny like never before in the wake of documented abuses. But its promise remains strong. ©iStock/Antonio_Diaz Back in 2014 I interviewed … Read More

‘Concerted effort’ required on labour rights: Wilmar on Amnesty report

July 14, 2017 |

‘Concerted effort’ required on labour rights: Wilmar on Amnesty report

www.channelnewsasia.com 4 mins read Wilmar has responded to an Amnesty International report which alleged labour abuses at its suppliers’ plantations.

SINGAPORE: Singapore-based Wilmar International on Wednesday (Dec 14) said that … Read More

Olam takes aim at critical report on deforestation, palm oil sourcing

July 14, 2017 |

Olam takes aim at critical report on deforestation, palm oil sourcing

www.businesstimes.com.sg 2 mins read Commodities trader Olam International on Monday pre-empted an impending report by a US lobbying group that would criticise Olam’s stance in deforestation and palm oil … Read More

The Violent Costs of the Global Palm-Oil Boom

July 14, 2017 |

The Violent Costs of the Global Palm-Oil Boom

www.newyorker.com 5 mins read

A palm harvest in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, earlier this year. PHOTOGRAPH BY DEDI SINUHAJI / EPA / REDUX Just after nine o’clock on a Tuesday morning … Read More

Palm oil boom: companies must clean up their act in Africa

July 14, 2017 |

Palm oil boom: companies must clean up their act in Africa

www.theguardian.com 6 mins read Deforestation, climate change and land rights abuse: the palm oil industry has a troubled track record. But proponents say it can be a force … Read More