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  • Apes on the Balance Sheet: a Personal Perspective

    Last night I watched BBC Two’s ‘Red Ape’, a documentary charting humanity’s heart aching efforts to save Borneo’s last wild orangutans, in the face of the mighty expansion of the world’s timber and palm oil industries.
  • How to produce sustainable palm oil in Peru

    Having rapidly become established in South-East Asia, new frontiers to meet growing global demand for palm oil are opening up in Latin America and Africa. A new Global Canopy briefing explores how to ensure sustainability in this significant industry.
  • A New Framework: Connecting Finance & Natural Capital

    Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England warned this month of the “catastrophic impact” climate change could have for the financial system. A new framework helps to manage this risk.
  • Will Iceland’s palm oil ban deliver a sustainable solution?

    Iceland's decision to ban palm oil from its own products raises awareness of the deforestation problems with palm oil, but are bans and boycotts the best way to achieve sustainable palm oil supply chains?

What We Do

All our work focuses on the production, trade and financing of commodities such as soy, beef and palm oil that are responsible for two thirds of deforestation worldwide:
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Supply Chains
Bringing unprecedented transparency to the commodity supply chains which run from forest landscapes to consumers worldwide
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The Finance Sector
Following the trillions of dollars in loans and investments linked to deforestation, and enabling better decision-making on natural capital by financial institutions
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Financing Sustainable Landscapes
Supporting forward-thinking governments in key forest regions to secure investment to protect forests, boost agricultural productivity and improve water security