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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Orangutan's Horrific Death Underscores Need for Brands to Use Certified Palm Oil

Robert Hii | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green
Robert Hii

The rapid expansion of palm oil plantations has been identified as a key threat to the survival of orangutans.

Saving Orangutans One Company at a Time

Robert Hii | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Robert Hii

Did all the producing members of this volume abide by the rules or is a part of it produced by members like Wilmar Group, which is being targeted by Greenpeace or Bumitama Group which was the subject of a comprehensive study by Rainforest Action Network?

How Starbucks Can Save Orangutans Today

Robert Hii | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Robert Hii

Palm oil is a tiny fraction of the ingredients that Starbucks uses. That makes the options for them really simple. They can choose to pay the premiums for untainted palm oil or they can drop its use totally

Greenwashed Palm Oil Marketing?

Robert Hii | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Robert Hii

What's in a word? According to consumer groups, when it comes to marketing products that use palm oil, everything. They issued a harsh statement this ...

The Death of "Sustainability"

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

WWF's statement surprised many long-time palm oil watchers, but the organization deserves enormous credit for sticking to its principles and making clear that companies cannot claim sustainability just by sticking an RSPO label on their product while continuing to destroy the Earth's forests.

Oxfam's Brands Scorecard Hints at a Better Way for Sustainability: Let the Competitive Juices Flow

Scott Poynton | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Scott Poynton

Oxfam just released its "Behind the Brands" scorecard and we can be sure that CEOs at each of the 10 ranked companies went straight to the overview to see where they were placed; concern for their actual score would have been secondary and a deeper look at the details behind the scores third.

Bonnie Christian

New Policy Baking For Girl Scout Cookies

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Christian | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

What started as a research project to earn a Girl Scout Bronze Award has become a five-year-long campaign by two Michigan Girl Scouts. Rhiannon To...

Which Country Is First To Commit To Sustainable Palm Oil?

Mongabay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Netherlands has committed to only using palm oil certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) by 2015, providing a huge boost for...