SEC Proposed Disclosure Rules Are A Major Step Towards Protecting Investors, But Some Sectors Could Still Hide Over 90 Percent of Emissions Without Additional Clarity

Some corporations may not disclose 90-83 percent of their estimated emissions under proposed SEC rules creating the potential for greenwashing and risk for investors. WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 7, 2022 – A new policy brief from Climate Advisers shows how large Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies (FMCGs) and other companies that rely on the global forest, […]

Domestic Focus on Clean Energy Supply Chains Could Jeopardize Climate Success

Analysis of US efforts to shore up clean energy manufacturing and critical mineral supply chains finds significant gaps in current policy and recommends foreign policy actions to enhance US global leadership ahead of the G7 summit. WASHINGTON, DC MAY 12, 2021 – A new report from Climate Advisers identifies a critical gap in recent US […]

Deforestation on Oil Palm Concessions Continued to Decline in First Half of 2021

Analysis by Chain Reaction Research (CRR) shows that 10 palm oil companies were responsible for approximately 5,000 hectares (ha) of forest clearing during the first six months of 2021 in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea. Chain Reaction Research The figure is approximately 43 percent of the total 11,500 ha of deforestation detected within known […]

Bunge 2020 Cerrado Deforestation Greater Than Next Four Competitors Combined

Washington D.C. Bunge’s potential Cerrado deforestation is 12% greater than its next four competitors deforestation combined, 2025 zero-deforestation goal at risk. A new report by Chain Reaction Research (CRR) shows Bunge’s supply chains were potentially exposed to 91,491 ha of Cerrado deforestation in 2020 alone – nearly 60% more than its next highest competitor Cargill […]

Deforestation and Other ESG Risks Present Potential $1.3 Billion Hazard for JBS

Washington, D.C. JBS’ supply chain may be linked to 1.7 million hectares (ha) of deforestation across six Brazilian states creating significant financial risks. A new report by Chain Reaction Research (CRR) reveals significant deforestation rates and exposure to future deforestation across a representative sample of farms that directly and indirectly supply JBS. A lack of […]

A coronavirus lifeline for state and city governments

Washington, D.C. The former mayors of Salt Lake City and Charlotte are championing a new policy initiative to put state and city governments in a position to lead our economic and health recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The American Recovery for Climate, Health and Economic Stability (ARCHES) is a new policy – developed by Robert Perkowitz, president […]

New Blueprint for International Ocean-Climate Action Charts Path Forward for Governments

Washington, D.C. To date, the international fight against climate change has largely overlooked the ocean-climate relationship. Yet the ocean and climate are inextricably linked. The ocean plays a central role regulating the climate, including by absorbing heat and carbon dioxide. This imposes a heavy cost through effects such as deoxygenation and acidification, which are decimating ocean […]