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California AB416 FAQs

Assembly Member Kalra (D-San Jose) has introduced the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act (AB416), a bill which would require state procurement contracts involving forest-risk commodities to certify that their operations and their supply chains do not drive tropical deforestation or primary forest degradation.

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.

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.

TIAA’s Accumulation of Farmland is Not Responsible

TIAA’s “Responsible Investment in Farmland” report series highlights the fact that in 2011 TIAA was one of a group of businesses that developed the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) Farmland Guidelines, which are supposed to guide ins tu onal investors who wish to invest in farmland in a responsible manner.

Forests and Human Rights: Principles for Asset Managers

BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, has no clear policy on forests, land, and human rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities

Doubling Down on Deforestation

Analyzing how the Big Three asset managers enable consumer goods companies to destroy the world's forests.

BlackRock’s Big Deforestation Problem

This paper examines the role of BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager with $6.5 trillion USD of assets under management, in financing the global crisis of deforestation and land conflict.

How Palm Oil Poses Material Risks to Investors

Palm oil is an edible plant oil derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree and used in thousands of consumer products, from cookies to cosmetics to biofuels.

The Importance of Land Rights for Investors in Agribusiness

Within the field of sustainable development, there is no concern more fundamental than the governance and management of land and natural re- sources. Yet institutional investors with significant holdings in emerging markets securities often fail to account for the material risks and benefits of properly incorporating land tenure and customary land rights into due diligence practices.

Environmental Social and Governance Policies of the Top U.S. Financiers of Palm Oil

Current ranking among US equity investors with stocks in palm oil production, by dollar amount invested.