'Game-changing' zero-deforestation soy finance initiative launched
Three major UK supermarket chains have invested $11 million in a 'green bond'-backed soy farming finance initiative providing financial incentives for Brazilian farmers to commit to cultivating soy without engaging in deforestation or land conversion.
Aquaculture precipitating the 'collapse of fish stocks', says NGO
Fishmeal and fish oil (FMFO) used in global aquaculture supply chains, as aquafeed, are precipitating the collapse of fish stock and compromising food security, claims NGO Changing Markets Foundation.
Animal welfare is not only about risk, but opportunities as well
Investors are increasingly looking at the opportunities provided by identifying the leading companies with regards to farm animal welfare practices, as well as the risks of backing the laggards, a report has found.
Standards boost forest carbon market
As the Woodland Carbon Code is launched on the Markit Environmental Registry, Pat Snowdon reviews the evolution of the UK's forest carbon market and the potential for other markets in ecosystem services