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WEBINAR: South Korea’s Ties to Unsustainable Palm

December 18, 2020

Chain Reaction Research (CRR) held a webinar with special guest Shin Young Chung from Advocates for Public Interest Law South Korea on Jan. 21st, 2021 to discuss the ties between South Korea and the unsustainable palm market through production, consumption, and finance.



WEBINAR: Deforestation Risks for Brazil’s Big Meatpackers

December 10, 2020

Chain Reaction Research (CRR) hosted a webinar on Jan. 14th to discuss their report analyzing the financial risks Brazil’s three largest meatpackers face from deforestation. (more…)


WEBINAR RECORDING – Building Back Better: Potential Policies for COVID Recovery & Climate Action

November 29, 2020

Climate Advisers and Third Way co-hosted a webinar on climate policies that can aid in America’s economic recovery from Covid-19 on December 10th. (more…)


From Risk to Opportunity: Climate Transitions and Tropical Commodities

November 29, 2020

Orbitas will host a high-level event on policy, risk, and finance related to tropical agricultural commodities and how these markets will be affected by climate transitions. (more…)


WEBINAR: FMCGs’ Zero-Deforestation Challenges & Growing Exposure to Reputation Risk

November 4, 2020

Chain Reaction Research (CRR) hosted a webinar on Nov. 19th to discuss Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Companies’ deforestation goals and the reputation risk they face from not meeting them. (more…)


WEBINAR: Possible Financial & Legal Implications of Casino Group’s Deforestation Links

October 14, 2020

Chain Reaction Research (CRR) hosted a webinar on Oct. 29th with Mighty Earth and Envol Vert to examine the legal and financial risks Casino Group faces from ties to illegal deforestation.


PRESS RELEASE: Casino Group Ties to Illegal Brazilian Deforestation Creates Over $2.5 Billion in Financing Risks

September 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. Beef tied to illegal Brazilian deforestation and traced to Casino Group stores may violate French law and may create over USD 2.5 billion in financing risks. (more…)


WEBINAR: China’s Links to Brazilian Deforestation

September 19, 2020

Chain Reaction Research (CRR) hosted a webinar on Oct. 2nd to explore the ties between Chinese markets and Brazilian deforestation.


WEBINAR: Brazilian Beef Supply Chain – The Main Actors, ESG Impacts, and Business Risks

September 1, 2020

Chain Reaction Research hosted a webinar on Sept. 11th to review two new reports on the state of the Brazilian cattle industry and how factors like deforestation and COVID-19 create business risks. (more…)


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

August 31, 2020

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.



The State of Palm Oil Zero-Deforestation Commitments: Refiners & Crushers

August 21, 2020

Palm oil crushers and refiners sit within a bottleneck of the palm oil industry. Because of this, they serve as key actors in establishing and enforcing sustainability commitments.

Joined by ZSL’s (Zoological Society of London) SPOTT initiative and BMO Global Asset Management, Chain Reaction Research discusses new insights on this sector’s sustainability commitments and connection to leakage markets.



PRESS RELEASE: Unilever, Danone and other major consumer goods companies are purchasing palm oil from mills linked to Indonesia’s worst deforesters

August 21, 2020

Washington, D.C.  A new report from Chain Reaction Research (CRR) has tracked palm fruit from plantations, actively involved in deforestation, to a mill supplying palm products to companies like Unilever, Danone, and others. (more…)


PRESS RELEASE: A coronavirus lifeline for state and city governments

August 13, 2020

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.



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

July 25, 2019

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 ecosystems and damaging the communities that rely on them. At the same time, the ocean is a source of measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change.



PRESS RELEASE: Companies Committed to Sustainable Palm Oil Production Have Substantively Stronger Equity Returns

May 31, 2019

Washington, D.C. Companies in the palm oil supply chain that have committed to sustainable production have experienced stronger equity returns versus its industry counterparts, according to a new report from Climate Advisers, a consultancy specializing in climate and financial risk in the land sector.



Press Release: Reactions to the Katowice Declaration on Forests for the Climate

December 12, 2018

Katowice, Poland. On December 12th, The Polish presidency of the 24th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will announce The Ministerial Katowice Declaration on Forests for the Climate.



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