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  • June 21, 2018 •

    Shadow Companies Present Palm Oil Investor Risks and Undermine NDPE Efforts

    Download report here: Shadow Companies Present Palm Oil Investor Risks and Undermine NDPE Efforts Since 2013, companies, governments, investors and civil society have taken steps to stop deforestation, fires, peatland development, and mitigate labor and human rights risks in the palm oil sector. These transformative actions include the adoption of No Deforestation, No Peat, No …

  • May 2, 2018 •

    The Financing of Leakage Refiners

    Shareholders and Loan Issuers Include International Financial Institutions with Palm Oil Policies Download Report Here (PDF) A segment of the palm oil industry continues to produce or purchase palm oil from recently deforested plantations and cleared peatlands. Actors in this segment contribute to the ‘leakage’ of unsustainable palm oil into the overall palm oil market. …

  • April 26, 2018 •

    Cargill: Zero-Deforestation Approach Leaves Room for Land Clearing in Brazil’s Maranhão

    Download full report here — English (PDF) Download full report here — Portuguese (PDF) Cargill Inc. is the largest privately held corporation in the United States. It is involved in the purchasing, trading, processing and distribution of food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services. Cargill is also one of the largest food companies in …

  • April 19, 2018 •

    Tunas Baru Lampung: Contested land and peat clearing could drive substantial value loss

    Download Report Here (PDF) | Read TBLA’s response to the report, and our reply Summary An estimated 75 percent of TBLA’s landbank is contested. TBLA’s recent peat clearance violates Indonesia’s peat moratorium. As a result of non-compliance with clients’ NDPE sourcing policies, 10 percent of TBLA’s revenues are at risk. Tunas Baru Lampung (TBLA) is an …


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  • September 1, 2017 • •

    Event: Risks for Investors in Tropical Commodities, September 27, 2017, Berlin

    Risks for Investors in Tropical Commodities An event at the PRI in Person 2017 Conference in Berlin Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 1:30 pm to 2:30pm InterContinental Hotel, Berlin, Germany Free Admission To register, or if you have any questions regarding this event, please email Production of tropical commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef …

  • November 3, 2016 • •

    Discussion Event: Making No Deforestation Commitments Work

    Aidenvironment Presents A Discussion Event: Making No Deforestation Commitments Work December 1, Amsterdam In an interactive afternoon event, Aidenvironment, Chain Reaction Research coalition partner, will bring stakeholders from the private, public, and finance sectors together to share views on advancing No Deforestation practices – with special attention being given to the perspective of institutional investors. Implementing corporate No …

  • September 19, 2016 • •

    Conference and Webinar: Nature’s Risks and Returns Conference and Live-stream Webinar with Palm Oil Panel, October 25, New York City

    MSCI, Columbia Business School, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, The Prometheus Institute of Sustainable Development, and Chain Reaction Research present: Nature’s Risks and Returns Conference and Live-stream Webinar with Palm Oil Panel October 25 in New York City Please join us for a practitioners’ exchange on the risks and opportunities of natural capital dependency. …


Chain Reaction Research conducts free sustainability risk analysis for financial analysts, credit analysts, commercial bankers, institutional investors, corporations, and other stakeholders. Our special focus is demonstrating that deforestation is material financial risk. We focus on tropical deforestation-related commodities including palm oil, soy, cattle, coffee, cacao, timber pulp and paper, and other products. We are funded by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) scheme managed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), and the Moore Charitable Foundation. Chain Reaction Research statements and materials do not necessarily reflect the standpoints of the Packard Foundation, the Moore Foundation or Norad.




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