Business On the Front Lines In the Fight Against Deforestation

by Jeff Hayward

Forests are an indispensable piece of the climate puzzle, which is why they’re prominent in the U.N.’s new Sustainable Development Goals, and why they will also loom large at the COP21 Paris climate talks.

From NYC to Paris: The Road To A Cooler Planet


By Gabriela Burian

When my daughter has a temperature of over 102°F no one has to tell me she’s sick. I see the signs before ever reaching for my thermometer. And if her fever goes much higher, we’re off to the doctor or emergency room.

Perhaps not coincidently, a comparable rise in the earth’s average temperature, of 2°C*, puts us all at a similar threshold – where manageable meets dangerous. Scientists agree that the earth is warming and, if left unchecked, that the negative impacts will be irreversible.

We're Not Ready to Say Farewell to Our Forests

Unilever is supporting the work of WWF to help protect one million trees in two of the most threatened forest areas in the world, Brazil and Indonesia

There has never been a more important time to care about our trees. Even those that are thousands of miles away. Across the world’s forests, an area of trees the size of 48 football fields is cleared every single minute. This process, known as ‘deforestation’, is caused by things like the planting of crops and materials that we rely on in our everyday lives and that, in global industries, workers and local communities depend on to provide for their families.

The Top Three Reasons You Should Know Where Your Paper Comes From

Increasingly complex supply chains make it mandatory to know where your paper comes from and how it was made

With the heightened dialogue around global deforestation, more and more attention is being paid to where and how our paper products are sourced. Whether you’re purchasing paper for your office or for personal use, there are many benefits to knowing where it comes from – and there are tangible steps you can take to become better informed.

WWF and Unilever Announce Partnership to Inspire Consumers and Help Protect a Million Trees

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July 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ - WWF and Unilever have announced a one-year, international partnership to engage consumers in the fight against deforestation – one of the key drivers of climate change – and help protect a million trees.

Investors, Major Brands Call for Stronger Standards from Palm Oil Certification Group

Group urges RSPO to strengthen protections for forests, human rights
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BOSTON, June 01, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Institutional investors representing over $5 trillion in assets have joined together with some of the world’s largest and most recognizable consumer brands,

Save the Trees: New campaign Against Deforestation Launched



Since the money raised by governments and corporations hasn't managed to halt the destruction of the world's rainforests — an area the size of Alabama or Greece is lost every year — a new U.S. campaign is now inviting individuals to chip in.

New Deforestation Policies Aim To Preserve And Protect Valuable Natural Resources

Mars implements policies for beef, soy, paper and pulp in efforts to combat global deforestation
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MCLEAN, USA, January 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ --- Mars has launched three new policies aimed at reducing deforestation in its beef, soy, paper and pulp supply chains. These policies fulfill a commitment made in its Deforestation Policy (announced March 2014) and outline clear targets that focus on the raw materials offering the biggest opportunity to reduce the impact that Mars has on sensitive forest lands.

Preserving Our Forests. Preserving Our Future.

Why FSC certification is the strongest approach to preserving the world’s forests

Count to 10. In that short amount of time, our planet lost nearly five football fields worth of forest land. From the products we use, to the air that we breathe, the preservation of these precious ecosystems has an impact on many aspects of our daily lives.

Top 10 Stakeholder Issues Report of 2015

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Each year, Future 500 releases a Top 10 report of what we predict will be the most critical issues driving stakeholder engagement in the coming year. It consists of a breakdown and analysis of the key issues based on interactions with a broad range of stakeholders – funders, activists, companies and policy makers, to name a few. From politics to energy production, ocean acidification to deforestation, 2015 will continue to present a wide range of challenges that will require stakeholder attention. 

Watch our video breaking down the Top 10 issues in just 2 (fun!) minutes


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