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Palm oil industry not yet prepared for new EU regulations

Imogen Fanning

London, UK

Latest SPOTT research highlights urgent need for stronger traceability in palm oil production, despite industry’s commitment to zero deforestation. Data summary Published on 14 November 2023 by ZSL, the latest SPOTT assessment of 100 of the world’s leading palm…

Natural Rubber Company Selection Update

Sam Ginger

London, UK

SPOTT assesses the most impactful producers, processors, and manufacturers in the natural rubber sector on their public disclosure regarding the organisation, policies and practices related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Assessed companies are reviewed on an annual basis…

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ZSL is Hiring a Sustainable Finance Specialist (Nature & Biodiversity)

James Pilkinton

London, UK

Position Title: Sustainable Finance Specialist (Nature & Biodiversity) Location: Flexible location within Southeast Asia Contract Form: Full-time equivalent consultancy (230 days/year) Department: Sustainable Business & Finance Directorate: Conservation & Policy Responsible to: Senior Sustainable Finance Specialist Approved by: Head of…

Beta version of Forest IQ launches today

Annabelle Dodson

London, UK

Forest IQ is a new database that will provide financial institutions with market-leading data about corporate performance on deforestation, conversion of natural ecosystems and associated human rights abuses. This will enable financial institutions to identify risks and opportunities to help…

ZSL research shows palm oil industry must increase transparency to combat deforestation

Imogen Fanning | Eleanor Spencer

London, UK

A new assessment led by ZSL has revealed that more than half of the world’s most significant palm oil companies are failing to publicly assess their suppliers on commitments to sustainability and zero-deforestation. Data summary Published today (Wednesday 23 November)…

Tropical peat and palm oil research report

Oil Palm and Tropical Peat – Company Commitments and Reporting in 2021

Imogen Fanning | Eleanor Spencer | Claire Salisbury

London, UK

Tropical peatland areas are rich ecosystems crucial for biodiversity, and which deliver a range of vital regulating, provisioning, and supporting ecosystem services. The destruction and degradation of tropical peatland in Southeast Asia, Africa and Central and South America for oil…

Food, forests, and finance: putting nature at the heart of sustainable supply chains and responsible investment at COP27

Claire Salisbury

London, UK

Against a backdrop of international food and fuel crises, implementing the commitments made last year at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow is more urgent, and challenging, than ever. Food systems and forests cut to the heart of the…

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Natural Rubber Company Selection Update 

Sam Ginger

London, UK

SPOTT assesses the most impactful producers, processors and manufacturers in the natural rubber sector on their public disclosure regarding the organisation, policies and practices related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Assessed companies are reviewed on an annual basis…

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Natural Rubber Indicator Framework – your feedback welcome

Sam Ginger

London, UK

We would like to invite you to provide feedback to us on the SPOTT Natural Rubber indicator framework ahead of the 2023 assessments. We have edited some indicators either in response to previous feedback, added one new indicator and aligned…

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ZSL Consultancy Request for Proposal – M&E Audit

Annabelle Dodson

London, UK

ZSL invites you to submit your proposal for a new M&E Audit consultancy job. Scope of Work ZSL (Zoological Society of London) is an international conservation charity working to create a world where wildlife thrives. From investigating the health threats…

Thematic Guide to The Living Wage

Claire Salisbury

London, UK

A guide to setting robust policy commitments and reporting on practice in soft commodity supply chains. Download guide This guide is designed to help companies set and report on robust living wage commitments. It is relevant whether you are a…

Le secteur forestier appelé à adopter de meilleures politiques de lutte contre le déclin de la biodiversité

Sam Ginger | David J Johnston

London, UK

Les experts du projet SPOTT de ZSL ont mis en évidence dans leurs dernières recherches l’importance pour les entreprises d’adopter une politique solide en faveur de la biodiversité. Data summary Une nouvelle évaluation menée par l’ONG internationale de conservation de…

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