Palm Oil’s Human Cost Alleged in New Report – National Geographic


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Palm Oil's Human Cost Alleged in New Report
National Geographic
The report, "The Human Cost of Conflict Palm Oil," details the results of an on-the-ground investigation into the conditions of workers on two representative palm oil plantations in Sumatra, Indonesia. The plantations are owned by Indofood, Indonesia's

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Palm Oil’s Human Cost Alleged in New Report – National Geographic


National Geographic
Palm Oil's Human Cost Alleged in New Report
National Geographic
The report, "The Human Cost of Conflict Palm Oil," details the results of an on-the-ground investigation into the conditions of workers on two representative palm oil plantations in Sumatra, Indonesia. The plantations are owned by Indofood, Indonesia's

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Palm Oil’s Impact on People and the Planet Is Getting Worse, Say NGOs – Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)


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Palm Oil's Impact on People and the Planet Is Getting Worse, Say NGOs
Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)
… starting with PepsiCo, to partner with the RSPO in solving those labor problems, a coalition of NGOs and businesses released an online mapping tool that they say can help companies gauge whether their palm oil suppliers are contributing to

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When palm oil companies get banned, are they willing to change? – Greenpeace International (blog)


Greenpeace International (blog)
When palm oil companies get banned, are they willing to change?
Greenpeace International (blog)
As Indonesia's president announces a temporary ban on palm oil development, one of the world's biggest palm oil traders faces a customer revolt over its deforestation in Borneo… and it could lead to some big wins for forest protection. Remnant forest

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Unilever palm oil supplier must suspend all plantation expansion to save reputation – The Guardian


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Unilever palm oil supplier must suspend all plantation expansion to save reputation
The Guardian
It also faced allegations in 2014 from Finnish NGO Finnwatch of serious labour issues on its Malaysian plantations, including confiscating workers' passports, providing contracts in a language workers could not understand, restricting freedom of

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Unilever palm oil supplier must suspend all plantation expansion to save reputation – The Guardian


The Guardian
Unilever palm oil supplier must suspend all plantation expansion to save reputation
The Guardian
It also faced allegations in 2014 from Finnish NGO Finnwatch of serious labour issues on its Malaysian plantations, including confiscating workers' passports, providing contracts in a language workers could not understand, restricting freedom of

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MTUC regrets workers’ groups left out of oil palm seminar – Malaysiakini (subscription)

MTUC regrets workers' groups left out of oil palm seminar
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The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) was very pleased when the land development minister announced that his ministry is organising a seminar to allow all stakeholders to have a meeting of the minds to find a holistic solution to the manpower

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Do poor environmental practices affect palm oil firms’ bottom lines on a scale meaningful for investors and financiers? – Mongabay.com


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Do poor environmental practices affect palm oil firms' bottom lines on a scale meaningful for investors and financiers?
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The question of materiality — whether an issue affects a company's finances to a meaningful extent — is key to understanding the drivers behind palm oil finance. Evidence shows that the majority of investors have incentives to evaluate and make

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Do poor environmental practices affect palm oil firms’ bottom lines on a scale meaningful for investors and financiers? – Mongabay.com


Mongabay.com
Do poor environmental practices affect palm oil firms' bottom lines on a scale meaningful for investors and financiers?
Mongabay.com
The question of materiality — whether an issue affects a company's finances to a meaningful extent — is key to understanding the drivers behind palm oil finance. Evidence shows that the majority of investors have incentives to evaluate and make

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What’s preventing palm oil investors from going green? – Mongabay.com


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What's preventing palm oil investors from going green?
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Green investment could make the palm oil industry more sustainable, but a variety of obstacles are preventing it from becoming more prevalent. A lack of expertise, the structural issue of short-termism, and a lack of proven materiality all keep funds

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