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The secret life of soy

GreenBiz Group

May 21, 2021

Beef rightly gets attention when we think of the foods destroying South America’s forests, but the second-most important driver of deforestation is less known to people outside of food and agriculture. Perhaps that’s because it’s not something that ends up on our plate every meal — soy. Around three-quarters of global soy production is used to feed pigs, farmed fish, chickens and dairy

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Agriculture & Food, Forestry & Silviculture




Why corporate action to protect water and forests makes good business sense

Ethical Corporation

March 22, 2021

If water is the lifeblood that runs through our planet, then the world’s forests are its lungs. Both are vital to the living foundation that underpins our society and the global economy. As we celebrate World Water Day and the International Day of Forests, we need to talk about the private sector’s role in shaping a more sustainable, deforestation-free and water-secure future. The climate crisis

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Forestry & Silviculture


Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet

GreenBiz Group

March 4, 2021

Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here. Last summer, the investment arm of northern Europe’s largest financial services group dropped Brazilian meat giant JBS from its portfolio. Nordea Asset Management, which manages roughly $280 billion, gave several reasons for the decision, including JBS’s links to farms involved in Amazon

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Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity, Forestry & Silviculture, Investment


An inside look at pricing in the forest carbon market

GreenBiz Group

March 2, 2021

On June 23, Amazon commenced its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund to further endeavors to become net-zero by 2040. In January 2020, Microsoft committed to invest $1 billion over the next four years as part of their Climate Innovation Fund. And on July 21, Apple committed to become 100 percent carbon neutral across its entire business, supply chain and product life cycle by 2030.  These commitments and

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Environment & Climate, Forestry & Silviculture


An inside look at pricing in the forest carbon market

GreenBiz Group

March 2, 2021

On June 23, Amazon commenced its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund to further endeavors to become net-zero by 2040. In January 2020, Microsoft committed to invest $1 billion over the next four years as part of their Climate Innovation Fund. And on July 21, Apple committed to become 100 percent carbon neutral across its entire business, supply chain and product life cycle by 2030.  These commitments and

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Environment & Climate, Forestry & Silviculture