Because palm oil production is a major driver of deforestation in the humid tropics, it poses potential reputational risks to companies associated with it. But how should businesses trace palm oil in their supply chains? One way is to look at palm oil mills.
WASHINGTON (November 27, 2015)—Yesterday, Unilever announced a number of new sustainability commitments ahead of the Paris climate talks (COP21), including a goal to become "carbon positive" by 2030.
The company announced the following goals for its operations:
Voices of the Entrepreneurs
“Voices of the Entrepreneurs” is both a celebration of what New Ventures has achieved so far and a springboard to its future. This report highlights the experience of 32 New Ventures entrepreneurs and provides valuable insights into the challenges that hinder the growth of environmental...
A Primer on Public Climate Financing Instruments Used to Leverage Private Capital
Targeting public finance to leverage private sector capital can help meet the several hundred billion dollars of annual low-carbon investment required in developing countries. This working paper serves as a primer, demonstrating how the public sector can employ different types of public...
This brief provides an overview of the Carbon Canopy, a novel partnership among companies, landowners, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that seeks to leverage markets for ecosystem services to increase the area of southern U.S. forests certified as sustainably managed. It is designed to...
Exploring Forest Carbon Offsets in the U.S. South
This issue brief explores forest carbon offsets in the context of the southern United States. It is intended as an introductory resource for southern
woodland owners, nongovernmental organizations active in
the region, offset project developers, and other forest carbon
When it comes to providing clean water, investments in forest conservation can save money.
It's time to raise awareness of the variety of incentives that can help forest owners in the southern U.S. keep their land.
Incentives for the U.S. South
This issue brief provides an overview of incentives, markets, and practices that can promote conservation and sustainable management in the forests of the southern United States.
Is it possible to do good in the world while also making a profit? A growing group of investors, known as “impact investors”, believe that it is.