Caught Red-Handed: Bunge and the Directors of Deforestation

The Brazilian Cerrado, known as the “birthplace of waters,” is the savannah with the greatest biodiversity in the world. This vast region is home to many communities of peasants, indigenous peoples, and quilombolas (Afro-Brazilian rural communities). But the relentless expansion of the soy industry is causing widespread ecosystem destruction and increasingly violent land conflicts between companies and local communities.  Two new reports from Friends of…

Meet the Financiers and Corporate Backers of Astra Agro Lestari’s Land Grab in Sulawesi, Indonesia

On the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies has illegally grabbed t

Cashing in on Crisis: How the World’s Largest Investors Fuel and Profit from Climate Change and Border Militarization

These industries are responsible for increasing greenhouse gas emissions, widespread environmental destruction, and gross human rights abuses.

California’s Hand in Global Deforestation: Key points and FAQs

As Californians and people around the world face growing threats from climate change and ecosystem collapse, from the extremes of heatwaves and polar vortexes to devastating drought and repeated 100-year storms, this bill is a critical step toward protecting one of the forest biomes most vital to securing a safe, livable future.

NY Deforestation-Free Procurement Act fact sheet

The New York Deforestation-Free Procurement Act, S.5921/A.6872 (Krueger/Zebrowski), if passed into law, will ensure that state and local government procurement does not drive tropical or boreal deforestation or forest degradation or associated abuses of the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities in these forested regions.

Letter to IDB on Marfrig loan

The undersigned communities and civil society organizations urge you to not approve the proposed $43 million loan for Marfrig Global Foods

Brief to Shareholders of Bunge April 2021

Shareholders should vote in favor of Proposal 5 calling on Bunge to issue a report assessing if and how it could increase the scale, pace, and rigor of its efforts to eliminate native vegetation conversion in its soy supply chain.

NY Deforestation-Free Procurement Act fact sheet (Spanish)

Explainer of New York Deforestation-Free Procurement Act in Spanish.

NY Deforestation-Free Procurement Act fact sheet (Portuguese)

Explainer of New York Deforestation-Free Procurement Act in Portuguese.

Frontline Letter to BlackRock

As community leaders, environmental and land defenders, and civil society activists from around the world, we write to you today about your continued failure to recognize and respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendant peoples, women, and local communities through your investments.