Do Palm Oil Financiers Care About Sustainability?

Pek Shibao The following article is an expansion of one that first appeared in the JEI in March 2015 and was subsequently adapted from a series of articles that ran in Mongabay from 26 January to 8 February 2016.   Within the sustainability sector, finance is increasingly being seen as a powerful lever to help companies “green” their operations. Over …

The ‘Zero Deforestation’ Movement

JEI Working Paper 4 Urs Dieterich Yale University The “Zero Deforestation” Movement: Putting Companies in the Driving Seat Stakeholder opinions and analysis of current concepts and possible ways forward Executive Summary Remarkable dynamics have unfolded in the year 2014 in several aspects of corporate responsibility, climate advocacy, and sustainable investing. Since 2013, the green bonds market has tripled in size, …

Up in Smoke: Palm Oil Deforestation in Indonesia | The JEI

JEI Working Paper 1: Oil Palm Standards Pek Shibao Yale University March 2015 Executive Summary This JEI Working Paper provides an overview of the current state of the palm oil industry in Indonesia, and demonstrates how unsustainable business practices on the part of oil palm growers and the complicity of other actors in the palm oil supply chain pose a …