A transformational resource for businesses, investors, governments, and the civil society organizations that support and hold them accountableBy Molly Peters-Stanley, Stephen Donofrio, Ben McCarthy - Ecosystem Marketplace, Ecosystem Marketplace, Ecosystem Marketplace View Publication
Commercial agriculture drives at least two-thirds of tropical deforestation. The worst of these forest impacts come from a few agricultural commodities – palm oil, soy, timber & pulp, and cattle – which are valuable inputs to millions of consumer products, from snack foods to shampoos to clothing to paper to housing materials.
Businesses, investors, and governments are publicly committing to reverse their role in degrading the world’s critical ecosystems. But until now, market information that minimizes uncertainty and positively positions these choices has been scarce.
In response, Forest Trends introduces the Supply Change project as a platform for real-time news, data, and analysis that catalogues and contextualizes global progress toward these targets. Supply Change aims to answer questions like, “How are firms responding to investor inquiries about forest risk – and are they delivering on their promise?” “How do my company’s procurement policies stack up against competitors?” “How does civil society enable target achievement?”
Supply Change is convened by Forest Trends, a Washington DC-based NGO seeks to shift the economic paradigm towards recognizing the value in all natural ecosystems. Current Strategic Partners include Ecosystem Marketplace, CDP and WWF. These organizations have joined Forest Trends with a common vision that Supply Change will empower companies to pursue transparency, action, and leadership to mitigating their environmental impacts through improved commodity value chain management.
Corporations, Commodities, and Commitments that Count – Full Report
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- NBC News: Website Tracks Companies’ Promises to Reduce Deforestation
- Tree Hugger: How well are companies doing on deforestation? Supply-Change.org offers a new transparency tool
- Blue And Green Tomorrow: New platform tracks corporate deforestation commitments
- Reuters: New online platform tracks corporate actions in tropical forests
- Reuters: Crop-product giant ADM to end deforestation in supply chain – TRFN
- ClimateWire: Website tracks progress on ‘zero-deforestation’ pledges
- Just Means:New Site Tracks Corporate Impact On Deforestation
- Mongaby: Tracking companies’ zero deforestation commitments
- The Fifth Estate: New tool to assess degree of forest risk in supply chains
- Food Navigator: How realistic are food companies’ forest-risk commodity pledges?
- Fastcoexist: It’s Easy For A Company To Say It’s Going To Stop Chopping Down All The Trees, But Is It Actually Stopping?
- stltoday: ADM pledges to end deforestation in supply chain
- Cheatsheet: Why 2015 Matters So Much for Corporate Sustainability Goals