The need for sustainable palm oil is increasingly recognized by consumers and governments alike—placing industry and the financial community increasingly in the spotlight. In this edition, WWF’s Asia Finance & Commodities expert, Jeanne Stampe, explores the challenges and opportunities of sustainable palm oil for the finance sector.
The Earth Hour City Challenge Public Engagement Guide shows cities how to host a public engagement event about the local consequences of climate change and what communities can do to prepare, using the Power to Prepare Tucson Summit (co-hosted by WWF and the City of Tucson) as an example. It includes tips for selecting speakers, how to facilitate meaningful discussion, and ready-made forms to use at the event.
WWF has a long history of strategically engaging the private sector to achieve conservation goals. This collection of case studies illustrates how strategic engagement of commodity supply chains, from producers to brands and retailers, can create conservation impacts where they matter most.
This booklet provides a summary of the ninth edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report (LPR) documenting the “state of the planet.” Projections estimate that at current rates of consumption, by 2030 we will need the equivalent of two Earth’s to sustain our annual demands. This report suggests how this is happening, and how we can effectively manage, share, preserve and restore natural capital (biodiversity, ecosystems, and ecosystem services) through WWF’s “One Planet” perspective.
This WWF report brings together a variety of quantitative information and on the current state of global biodiversity and human impact on nature. Confronting the fact that people are using 50 percent more resources than the Earth can provide, this report summarizes this information and suggests changes in action to slow and reverse current trends.
This WWF manual details on-the-ground experience and scientific knowledge to help conservation practitioners, protected area managers and other stakeholders who are responsible for protecting and managing the world's mangrove forests in a changing climate.
Attention to wildlife crime is increasingly being elevated to higher political levels through a number of potentially powerful initiatives such as the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) and INTERPOL’s Project Predator. There are some strong developments in regional enforcement networking in South Asia and Central America. There is a growing recognition that wildlife trade is a driver of positive and negative impacts for wildlife conservation and that the significance of the impacts cannot be ignored.
A first-of-its-kind study for both the palm oil industry and agricultural commodities in general, Profitability and Sustainability in Palm Oil Production comprehensively examines the financial costs and benefits of adopting certification. The report was produced jointly by WWF, CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, and FMO, the Dutch development bank.
The lush rain forests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra suffer from what may be the world’s fastest deforestation rate, threatening the survival of species and causing massive carbon emissions. WWF found that two brands sold in the United States—Paseo and Livi—are made with paper from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), which is responsible for more forest destruction in Sumatra than any other single company.
What is the impact of certification on the business bottom line? This edition is dedicated to addressing this challenge and providing insights to help producers and their financial backers navigate the complexities of investing in sustainability.
Through the Freshwater Trout Aquaculture Dialogue (SAD), performance-based standards for salmon farming are being developed. This document provides the final draft of the principles and criteria. When completed, the final standards will help minimize the key environmental and social impacts related to freshwater trout farming.
Through the Shrimp Aquaculture Dialogue (ShAD), performance-based standards for shrimp farming have been developed. This document provides the final draft of the principles and criteria. The final standards will help minimize the key environmental and social impacts related to shrimp farming.
This paper seeks to contribute to increased dialogue and action on innovative strategies linking conservation and human rights. It provides an introduction to international rights frameworks, identifies key issues at the intersection of conservation and human rights, and explores practical approaches to address these issues in conservation contexts.
A series of learning briefs that explore the extent to which PHE approaches increase family planning use in remote sites where biodiversity conservation is a priority, generate goodwill for conservation, and empower women. The briefs are a product of the Global Development Alliance project with WWF, Johnson & Johnson, and USAID.
We are witnessing a rapid increase in production of credibly certified soft commodities (albeit often from a small base), and, consequently, growing interest in this asset class from our finance sector partners and the broader financial community. This edition explores how financial institutions can engage on commodity standards.