Deforestation Free Funds
Every minute the world loses 40 football fields worth of tropical rainforest -- and the bulk of this forest destruction is driven by industrial production of commodity crops like palm oil, timber, paper, soy, cattle, and rubber. When you follow the money, you find that a huge proportion of global financing for these industries comes in the form of shareholdings by US institutional investment firms, like BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street, and others. This means that dirty palm oil linked to deforestation and conflict could be in your retirement fund, your mutual fund, your IRA, or your school’s endowment.
Join the movement to fight deforestation by calling on U.S. investment firms to #DefundDeforestation and commit to human rights by implementing Deforestation and Land Grab-Free Investment policies.