Experts issue warning to investors as Brazil’s corrupt Batista family attempt to gain almost full control of world’s biggest meat company
Civil society organisations from Brazil, the EU and US with expertise in anti-corruption, climate change, and human rights have issued a warning to more than 200 investors, urging them to steer clear of meat company JBS’s attempt to dual list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
US food giant Cargill linked to area of deforestation in Bolivia bigger than city of Minneapolis
US food giant Cargill has been directly purchasing soy from five farms in Bolivia responsible for more than 20,000 hectares of deforestation over the past seven years.
Amazon Summit must put environmental defenders at the heart of commitments, as leaders convene in Brazil
On 8th and 9th August, leaders of eight rainforest nations are convening in the city of Belém in Pará, Brazil, to discuss the future of the Amazon Rainforest.
UK government quashes new law that would shut off money pipeline to deforesting businesses
The UK government has today voted to quash key legislation that would force financial institutions to carry out mandatory checks on whether their investments are financing global deforestation and human rights, in a move Global Witness described as “utter hypocrisy”.
Macron’s New Global Financing Pact Summit must address role of EU financial institutions in driving deforestation
Tackling the ongoing role of European financial institutions must be a top priority of today’s France hosted summit, if it is to truly make progress in stopping the financing of deforestation, according to Global Witness.
"MPs must seize historic opportunity" as House of Lords votes through landmark amendment to cut off UK financing of illegal deforestation
The UK House of Lords has voted to support an important amendment to the Financial Services and Markets Bill that would require UK financial institutions to carry out thorough checks on those they fund to prevent the financing of illegal deforestation.
Lords back a new law to prevent the financing of illegal deforestation, ahead of key vote
Peers across the political spectrum this week spoke in support of Amendment 91 to the Financial Services and Markets Bill
Aviva and LGIM join investors handling more than £2.7 trillion calling for new mandatory deforestation checks in UK law
The introduction of mandatory due diligence is an essential enabler in efforts to eliminate commodity-driven deforestation from investment and lending portfolios
EU Member States finalise historic anti-deforestation law – now an end to deforestation finance must follow
European financing of deforestation remains a serious threat to forests
New tracking tool launched to monitor Amazon deforestation in meatpacker supply chain
A new tool has been launched today by Global Witness that tracks Amazon deforestation linked to the indirect supply chain of the world’s biggest meatpacker, JBS.
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