The Role of Sustainability Certifications in Mitigating Deforestation


At COP26, more than 100 world leaders pledged up to $19bn USD to help tackle deforestation and forest degradation, which account for 8-10% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Many ears perked up at the prospect of deforestation hot spots, such as tropical forests in Indonesia and the Amazon, receiving much needed aid packages. The commitments are huge, the intentions noble, and the support for regions devastated by deforestation long overdue. But one has to wonder: Can GHG emissions from forest cover loss really be halted?

The Rise in Green Bonds: What This Means for Investors and Our Planet


by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Mgmt and Green Century Funds 

In the first half of 2021, the total value of new green bonds issued reached $248.1 billion, more than the value of all bonds issued in all of 2020.

Climate Safe Lending: Ensuring Planetary Stability

Banks as Unlikely Allies

by David Barmes and Marya Skotte, Climate Safe Lending Network 

Strengthening Sustainability When the Stakes Are High

How Hershey's strategy drives change for cocoa-growing environments and cocoa-farming communities.

The Hershey Company — which has achieved a commitment to source 100% certified and sustainable cocoa by 2020 — has been committed since 2018 to no new deforestation in its global cocoa supply chain. It is committed to tackling child labor issues by supporting the implementation of Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation Systems (CLMRS)* coverage to 100% of its sourcing in Ivory Coast and Ghana, a high-risk area, by 2025.

The Cross-Sector Movement to Scale Sustainable Forestry in the U.S.

Words by Nithin Coca

As consumers and the general public grow more concerned about deforestation and its links to climate change and natural resource depletion, pressure is growing on large brands to show they are a part of the solution. 

Consumption of Wildlife Drops Almost 30% Over Links to COVID-19

WWF survey also finds 72% of American respondents believe closure of high-risk wildlife markets is effective in preventing future pandemics
Press Release

GLAND, SWITZERLAND, May 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As the World Health Assembly opens today against a backdrop of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, a new World Wildlife Fund commissioned report reveals that nearly 30% of people surveyed across China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the United States say they have consumed less or stopped consuming wildlife altogether because of the global health crisis.

Business Collaboration to Protect Our Planet Has Never Been More Critical


Our unique and precious world is on the brink of profound change. Our actions today are not just impacting the wellbeing of people, communities and our planet now: they are determining whether future generations will thrive — even survive.


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