As the deadline for the lion’s share of corporate deforestation commitments looms ever closer, consumers and investors among other groups are wondering how companies are faring. Forest Trends’ Supply Change initiative and the Tropical Forest Alliance attempt to answer this question with new analyses and a webinar this Wednesday showcasing key findings.
13 March 2017 | Two years remain on the deadline for deforestation commitments laid out by leading groups such as the Consumer Goods Forum and We Mean Business, as well as signatories to the New York Declaration on Forests. While there is growing evidence that companies are setting goals to manage deforestation within their commodity supply chains – with now nearly 450 companies profiled on Supply-Change.org, analysis shows that much remains to be done to increase the momentum toward the necessary transformational action.
In an upcoming webinar on March 15, we will discuss two new reports, also due out on Wednesday, from Forest Trends’ Supply Change Initiative and the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020) and debate the state of play with leading companies working towards deforestation-free commodity supply chains.
We will outline the key conclusions and examine trends among corporate commitments to reduce deforestation from the “big four” agricultural commodities – palm, timber & pulp, soy and cattle.
Webinar speakers will include:
|•||Marco Albani, Director, TFA 2020|
|•||Stephen Donofrio, Senior Advisor, Supply Change|
|•||Hannah Hislop, Senior Global Advocacy Manager, Unilever|
|•||Anita Neville, Vice President of Corporate Communications & Sustainability Relations, Golden Agri-Resources|
|•||Márcio Nappo, Director of Corporate Sustainability, JBS|
|•||Katie McCoy, Head of Forests Program, CDP|
|•||Ian Welsh, Publishing Director, Innovation Forum (Moderator)|
Register for the webinar here
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 (11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT)
We also welcome you to join us for the following in-person events to continue the discussion:
|•||TFA 2020 General Assembly 2017, March 20-22 (Brasilia, Brazil)Both new reports will also be launched in-person at the TFA 2020 General Assembly (GA) in Brasilia, Brazil on March 20-22. The program includes a public day for TFA 2020 Partners and Friends on March 21 and a TFA 2020 Partner Meeting on March 22. For more information, see the full program here.Please contact the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the GA17 and opportunities to attend.|
|•||Innovation Forum, How business can tackle deforestation, April 3-4 (Washington, D.C.)The 2017 Supply Change report, among many other insightful and informational topics and speakers, will also be presented at the forthcoming Innovation Forum conference in Washington, D.C. (April 3-4). Registrations from this invitation receive a 20% discount when using the following code: “SC20.”|
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